Fashionably Cleveland staff

The Fashionably Cleveland guide to local Black Friday deals

Thanksgiving is a great holiday and all, but true shopaholics know it’s really just Black Friday Eve. Here are our picks for local deals during the biggest shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving.

Battling it out

The Third Outre Cleveland Beauty School Hair Battle took place at PlayhouseSquare on Nov. 14, 2009. Various beauty schools from the area competed in front of a sold-out crowd. Check out our photos of the event, provided by G&G Media Group.

The Cleveland Women's Show

The second annual Cleveland Women's Show was held at the I-X Center last weekend, and a large part of the event was devoted to fashion. Here are some highlights of the designs that were tearing up the runway:

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.

Evolved Nightlife and Fashion Experience

Local fashion was the focus at the Evolved Nightlife and Fashion Experience held on June 20, 2009, at Silk. The event, presented by Fabiola Productions and Place2Bseen.com, featured four collections by Cleveland-area designers and pieces currently being sold at Style Lounge.

Father's Day gifts for the dapper dad

So Father’s Day is a few short days away and you’re looking for the perfect gift. Skip the usual ties and tools – we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

Art in the Village

Art in the Village was held at Legacy Village on June 6 and 7, 2009, and the event attracted a large crowd of shoppers. Attendees perused booths of paintings, photography pieces, jewelry, apparel and more.

Fashion Feud

The Scion-sponsored Fashion Feud took place on Monday, May 18, at the Grog Shop in Coventry. Competing for the grand prize of $400 were designers Valerie Mayen and Jillian Young.

The Cleveland Fashion Show

The Cleveland Fashion Show, held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, marked the end of Fashion Week Cleveland 2009. The black tie event was held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and featured fashion students as well as established designers. The showcased fashions were overwhelmingly well-received by the audience. Here are our highlights of the designers and their work.

Fashion Week highlight: Jessica Goodworth, Dariana Delgado and Chelsea Mannion

Jessica Goodworth and Dariana Delgado, two of the celebrity models in the Celebrity Cleveland Style show, and Chelsea Mannion, a long-time Fashion Week Cleveland volunteer, were kind enough to sit down with me after the show to talk about the show, modeling and fashion in Cleveland:

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