Blog Spotlight: Blame it on Barneys

Cleveland fashion Blog Spotlight: Blame it on Barneys
Lauren Letizio recently moved her family - and her well-established fashion blog, Blame it on Barneys - from San Diego to Cleveland. She was kind enough to chat with us via email about starting a blog, creating good content and how moving to Cleveland has changed her.
  • Believe in Cleveland

    Believe in Cleveland. That is how Timothy Kilkenny and a handful of local designers feel about the city of Cleveland. A month ago, they founded a web-based business called Collision Bend Clothing. The shirts they design are meant to be fun with Cleveland history and the suburbs.
  • The Designer Consignor

    If you’ve never stopped in The Designer Consigner on Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, I highly suggest you find time to do it. Whether it is to drop off some of your clothes for consignment, or just a quick visit to scope out the racks, you won’t be disappointed. I had the opportunity to ask Molly Beargie, the owner, a few questions. Her answers not only explain consignments shops to those that may not be familiar with the process, they also reflect on her passion for fashion and the inner workings of the shop.
  • Sip & Stroll

    On the second Thursday of every month (until September) from 5-8 p.m., the boutiques in Old Detroit open their doors to an event called Sip & Stroll. It is a nice way to advertise their stores and spice up shopping in Old Detroit with a glass of wine. The crowds vary from start to finish, and the shoppers seem to enjoy the mood the event brings.
  • Style to go!

    Mark Sprouse enters the coffee shop in a flurry and deftly moves behind the counter to fill up a Thermos before the RTA bus driver who just dropped him off circles around for the fresh joe. “This really is curbside service today,” Sprouse says as he smiles at his bus driver before heading back into Willow Coffee House on the corner of 117th and Madison in Cleveland.
  • Beautifully drawn

    The fashion illustrations of Suzanne Gilbert and Salvador Miguel are now on display at the Geode Gallery in Tremont. Gallery owner Gillian Barnes had seen the work of both illustrations and wanted to show them together because they are neat and fit together. When asked what her favorite piece was, Barnes had a tough time. She picked her favorite piece from both artists: Fall from Grace by Miguel and an untitled watercolor by Gilbert.
  • Fashion For A Cause

    A West 6th Street parking lot was converted into the trendiest place to be in Cleveland on Friday night. The Fashion For A Cause outdoor fashion show was presented by Barley House and the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club on Friday, July 31, 2009
  • A Celebration of Summer

    A Celebration of Summer fashion show, held at Brothers Lounge on July 19, 2009, benefited the Domestic Violence Center.
  • Fashion Knockout

    Four designers showed off their finest work to a packed house at the thirteenth annual Fashion Knockout, presented by Waki Wear. The event took place on July 19, 2009. The outfits were sent down the runway while the designers' identities were kept secret (so as not to influence voting.) At the end of the show, the designers were identified as Aziza Yasmine, Miguel Osborne, Yolanda Ballard and Kimberly Craig.
  • A Cleveland treasure

    Valerie Mayen has truly chased her dream of becoming a fashion designer, and has done everything in her power to grasp it. Today, her very own clothing line, Yellowcake, is sitting pretty in the palm of her hand, with endless possibilities. Fashion sparked as an interest to Mayen at a young age. Family income was minimal, and creating complete and different outfits from pieces and parts of Wal-Mart and Goodwill selections brought her many compliments from friends. She had an eye for the industry and the concept early on in life.

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