This Week In Fashion: Dapper Gents Opens Downtown And The Annual Hot List Party Brings The Heat

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Locally made leather goods supplier, and 2014 Hot List winner Benchkraft, hosts a brand launch on Friday, May 30 from 7-9pm at menswear hub East + West. Guests are invited to view the newest collection of high-quality leather accessories while enjoying product giveaways and complimentary drinks and food. 205 N. Kirkwood Rd.


Photo courtesy of Dapper Gents.

Photo courtesy of Dapper Gents.

On Friday, May 30 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Veiled Prophet Community Service Initiative will host a fashion show on the upper level at Saks Fifth Avenue to support their philanthropic mission within the Veiled Prophet organization. The runway show will feature around 100 evening gowns and dresses from top designers including Zac Posen, Marchesa and Carolina Herrera. The event is hosted by KMOV’s Jasmine Huda, who will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies, joined by Katherine Falk Desloge, the 2013 Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty. Tickets are required. Plaza Frontenac

The annual Hot List Party is almost upon us, kicking off Saturday, May 31 at the newest luxury apartments in the Lou, Cortona at Forest Park. Taking place from 6-11pm, the event celebrates the winners of ALIVE Magazine’s Hot List while offering up juicy extras and live music from both DJ TrashTalk and Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing. The festivities will be hosted by Hot List winner, 105.7 The Point’s Lux (Best Online Personality) and will feature St. Louis area food trucks and beverages from Miller Lite, Pinnacle Vodka and SkinnyGirl Wine. A pop-up shop will also be open for guests to shop exclusive items from your favorite local boutiques. Snag your tickets before they sell out! 5800 Highlands Plaza Drive 

Shop Talk

A chic new spot for the St. Louis gentleman has opened its doors Downtown on Washington Avenue. Dapper Gents Grooming Lounge, an upscale vintage-inspired barber shop, targets men of all ages who desire to treat themselves with the timeless art of grooming—with a modern twist. The woodsy decor provides the perfect backdrop for men to receive a bit of quality R & R, and the shelves are fully stocked with the highest quality goods (including clothing, shoes and watches!) from brands including The Art of Shaving, Baxter of California, Oakstreet Bootmakers and Gitman Bros. Dapper Gents also offers clients membership options that feature special perks from discounts on products and preferential scheduling to exclusive access to insider events. 1000 Washington Avenue

Style Bits

  • St. Louis-based author and national fashion blogger Christy Pastore is set to debut her first novel with Pen Name Publishing entitled “Fifteen Weekends.” The contemporary romance novel will be released on Memorial Day, coinciding with the beginning of the fifteen weekends of summer. Pastore is most widely known as the founder and editor of online fashion magazine, Fashion Wrap Up.
  • In preparation for the elite Pride St. Louis event, ULTRA, and the lantern release that will take place during the event, ALIVE Magazine has announced they are hosting an Instagram contest for a free pair of tickets for the June 28 party that will take place at Lumen event space. To enter, post a picture with someone you love (pets count!), and hashtag #LaternsForLove to enter.
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