I spent the weekend admiring LOTS of amazing fashion and got to spend time with the Alternative Fashion Mobsters! WOOT! BTW, Create Columbus just awarded the AFM $10,000 — Columbus-based fashion advocacy group, Alternative Fashion Mob, has received funds to open FABRIC Columbus, a storefront dedicated to local fashion designers’ and their clothing lines. The FABRIC Columbus space will also feature workstations for young designers, a client/buyer meeting room, and other resources to help young fashion designers run their own small businesses.
Another WOOT! for this great group of entrepreneurs! And today they got the keys to the Columbus Idea Foundry where they will be opening FABRIC!!!
Now on to the weekend’s festivities! First, Ron and I went to our first Columbus Rocks the Cure Rock and Roll Fashion Show at Ace of Cups to celebrate his birthday and support the organization. What fun we had listening to some great bands and getting to see quite a few designers and their models strut their stuff. Each band played for about 40 minutes (there were 5 of them) followed by a designer showing a collection that reflected the band’s style. Rather than write about all of it, I’m gonna let the pictures do the talking!
Here was the line-up:
9:25 MILLUR BOYETTE vs. WANZO-WILLS 10:10 TEEN FICTION vs. HUBBLESCOPE 11:00 DEVILS PAYROLL vs. LABEL YOURSELF 11:50 DAMN THE WITCH SIREN vs. RYAIN 12:30 TRACHETE vs. RACHELLYNN
The next day, several members of the Alternative Fashion Mob and I along with some other friends make a trek south of Columbus to Lancaster’s Decorative Arts Center to explore their current exhibition on Edith Head, Hollywood designer and winner of 8 Academy Awards…quite a coup for Lancaster!
But first, we practiced gluttony at the new restaurant on High Street across from the Convention Center, Double Comfort...yowzaaa! As they describe their restaurant: A new Fried Chicken Restaurant opening in July in the Short North! We serve Southern cuisine, but with a twist… For every meal you buy at our restaurant we donate money for a meal at a food pantry to help feed those in need! Of course, their specialty is Tennessee fried chicken but most of us tried breakfast food. I ordered the Mac’n’Cheese Waffle…a mammoth waffle actually made from their homemade mac infused with chili seasoning topped with scrambled eggs and syrup. OMG!!! To die for! Pack on the pounds, baby!! It was SOOOOO good! Ok, I am drooling now thinking about it so let me get back to the trip to see Old Hollywood!
If you haven’t seen her costumes up close and personal, you can’t even imagine the detail and mastery that went into each of her creations! Not only did we see actual costumes but we learned about her and her employees at Paramount Pictures. it was fascinating and loads of fun…I highly recommend you make the trip before the exhibit is gone (August 24th). Not only was the exhibit wonderful, the venue is gorgeous. Our first stop was a guided tour with a docent who explained the history of the Reese Peters House. Then we went upstairs to view Designing Woman: Edith Head.
I have to let the photos speak for themselves again! To sum it up, it was AWESOME and a great way to end a fashionista weekend!