This Week In Fashion: Champagne, Shoes and Street Festivals

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Oct. 1-2: Claire Flowers Trunk Show
Venture to the rooftop lounge of Clayton on the Park for the Luxury Living Fall Event, a two-day trunk show featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Claire Flowers shoes from Oct. 1-2. New pink heel caps will make their debut in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and 10 percent of all purchases go to Siteman Cancer Center. A portion of the proceeds also benefits The St. Louis Suit Project, a nonprofit in St. Louis that donates mens suits for those in need of professional business attire for interviews and employment purposes. 8025 Bonhomme Ave, Clayton

Union Studio is one of several businesses who will be participating in Blocktoberfest, and exciting street festival happening this weekend in Tower Grove South. Photo courtesy of Union Studio on Facebook.

Union Studio is one of several businesses who will be participating in Blocktoberfest, and exciting street festival happening this weekend in Tower Grove South. Photo courtesy of Union Studio on Facebook.

Oct. 1: Champagne & Polkadots Launch Party at Paisley Boutique
Join the ladies of Paisley Boutique in celebrating the launch of Jenna Deutsch’s new fashion blog, Champagne & Polkadots. Deutsch will be on-site styling fall looks for the event and Paisley is offering 10 percent off all purchases and raffling off a $50 gift card. 223 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves

Oct. 2: Gigi New York Trunk Show Kickoff
Celebrate the kickoff of a six-day trunk show starring Gigi New York from 12-6pm at Ivy Hill. Shoppers will enjoy free shipping on all purchases made during the event which will take place from 10/2-10/8. 8835 Ladue Road, Clayton

Oct. 1: Art of Travel Gala
This year’s Parisian-themed event features jewelry commissioned by Lambert-St.louis International Airport, created by four St. Louis artists: Lisa Colby, Peg Fetter, Adam Foster and Jenny Walker. Fashioned from scraps of copper from the airport’s original roof, the jewelry explores the possibilities of reclamation while paying homage to the building’s history. These artistic pieces will be on display and available for purchase during the event. The gala was founded in 2011 as a fundraiser for the Lambert Art and Culture Program, the event continues the efforts of a recent renovation dedicated to making the airport a visual manifestation of civic pride and a landmark of the city’s art and architecture. Oct. 1, 6-9pm. Tickets. Lambert Airport, Terminal 1

Oct. 2: The Best of Missouri Market & More
Venture out to the Missouri Botanical Garden for The Best of Missouri Market & More, an event that attracts more than 25,000 people annually. More than 100 vendors offer flowers, food, baked goods, jewelry and handmade goods over the course of three days. Enjoy live music, crafts, and kids’ activities as you welcome the arrival of fall on Oct. 2 from 6-9pm. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

Oct. 2-4 Innovations in Textiles 10
Join Craft Alliance for their 10th annual symposium on the art of textiles. A full list of gallery events, workshops and special speakers, including a bus tour, can be found on their website. Find out more about Craft Alliance artisans here. Various locations

Oct. 3: Free People Trunk Show at BLUSH
Shop brand new arrivals from Free People on October 3 from 12-4pm. 15 percent of all sales will benefit Angel’s Arms of St. Louis. Shoppers will also enjoy sips and treats while you shop with complimentary styling from the Blush shop girls. 110 N. Clay, Kirkwood

Oct. 4: Blocktoberfest
The Tower Grove South neighborhood will be hosting a block party, affectionately named Blocktoberfest, on Sunday afternoon from 12-5pm. The event will feature special events, live music, discounts, snacks and beer from Urban Chestnut. Participating businesses include, Union Studio, UIC, SLAM, Chouquette, Elaia and Olio, Union Loafers, Old Standard, City Garden Montessori School, and GadellNet. Tower Grove South

Oct. 4: Ruby Francis Grand Opening
STL-based web store and clothing line Ruby Francis has announced they will be opening a brick-and-mortar location on Cherokee Street this fall. The grand opening event will take place on Oct. 4 from 4-9pm at the new shop and will feature light refreshments from Elaine’s Deli and Earthbound Beer. Lamplighter and Wandering Trails will be providing indie and bluegrass melodies and new works by Hollywood Indian will also be on display. 2310 Cherokee Street

Oct. 4: May’s Place Grand Opening 
A new shop for STL antique and vintage lovers is set to open up on Oct. 4 as part of the Ivanhoe Block Party. May’s Place will focus on offering antiques, women’s vintage clothing and locally made items in addition to records, coffee, soaps and gifts. The soft opening is set for Oct. 4, with a grand opening event to be announced shortly. To follow along until the opening, visit @maysplace_stl on Instagram or email for more information. Ivanhoe at Bradley, Lindenwood Park

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