Blog Spotlight: The Chic Flamingo

Cleveland fashion blog, The Chic Flamingo
Sophie Timmerman began her style blog, The Chic Flamingo, in high school. Now a fashion merchandising major at Kent State University, she has utilitzed her blog as an extension of her personal brand. Sophie was kind enough to chat with us about blogging, finding inspiration and the importance of paying attention to details.
  • Ursuline students showcase their work

    Ursuline College fashion show, Cleveland, Ohio
    Fashion students at Ursuline College came together to produce the school's annual fashion show, Runway '19, on April 28, 2019. Highlights of the classwork shown included shaggy jackets, modern fashion pieces and dresses made from coffee filters.
  • Designer creates unique beach glass jewelry

    Beach Glass by Tracy, Ohio jewelry
    Tracy Boyd started hunting for beach glass on Lake Erie years ago while on vacation with her family. Since then, she's turned the pieces of glass she's found into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, selling them locally in her line Beach Glass by Tracy. We asked Boyd how she got started, what inspires her and what her favorite design is - see what she had to say.
  • Closets by Design hosts Messiest Closet Contest

    Closets by Design, Cleveland, Ohio, Messiest Closet Contest
    If your closet is messy – embarrassingly so – then you are in luck! You could win a $2,500 closet makeover from Closets by Design, just for submitting pictures of your disorganized space.
  • Beauty entrepreneur develops natural products

    Natural beauty products, OY-L
    Andrea Pierce-Naymon is passionate about natural beauty products. She began developing her beauty line for personal reasons and before long, her locally-based brand, OY-L, was established. The beauty entrepreneur was kind enough to answer some questions for us about why natural products are important to her, what it's like starting a style business and her best beauty advice.
  • Stylist helps clients make the right impression

    Elements of Style By Marchel’e, Cleveland, Ohio
    Marchel’e Davis has always harbored a love for all things fashion. She used this passion to fuel the launch of her local styling business, Elements of Style by Marchel’e, in 2016. She offers regular styling appoinments, personal shopping, event stylist services and more to her clients. We asked Marchel'e a few questions via email about her business, her clients and her best advice - see what she had to say.
  • New retail options announced in Glenville Circle North

    New retail options announced in Glenville Circle North
    This summer, shoppers in Glenville will have some new options to peruse. The City of Cleveland and Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation (CCDC) have announced the businesses accepted into the NTI Retail Incubator program, located in Glenville Circle North, the new mixed-use development scheduled to open this summer.
  • Local designer shines at New York Fashion Week

    Anderson Couture at NYFW
    Local designer Jonathan Anderson brought some Cleveland style to New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Anderson showed his Anderson Couture collection at the NYFW Fashion Takeover event.
  • Fashion line helps human trafficking victims

    Tourmaline Designs, Cleveland, Ohio
    Tourmaline Designs is a local clothing line with a mission: to help victims of human trafficking. Founder Tiffany Halverstadt donates a percentage of her total sales to a local charity that provides a safe human trafficking victims. She talked to us about choosing her clothing line's mission, what she's learned from running a business in Cleveland and what inspires her.
  • Local beauty line uses all natural ingredients

    Kimberley Rose, natural bath and body products, Cleveland, Ohio
    Kim Malone had a problem: she and her family couldn't use most beauty products because of their sensitivities to certain ingredients. Her solution? Create her own products, featuring only natural ingredients. Today, she sells natural soaps, body butters, candles and more through her line Kimberley Rose.

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