This Week In Fashion: FGI Presents Style & Substance and ALIVE's Handmade Holiday Party

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BelleStyle Bijoux Gold Coral Necklace

Bijoux gold coral necklace from BelleStyle. BelleStyle will be at the Handmade Holiday Party selling sustainable, antique jewelry.

St. Louis’ most fab fashion events and news.

FGI presents Style & Substance—Join FGI Saint Louis this Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6pm-8pm at Washington University Sam Fox School of Design – Steinberg Auditorium for the big reveal of this year’s  FGI St. Louis Scholarship winners. Also see a preview of the biggest trends from the runways in New York, Paris, Milan, and London for Spring/Summer 2014. Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 6pm with the scholarship presentation beginning at 6:30pm. For tickets and additional info, visit the Style & Substance event page.

ALIVE Magazine introduces The Handmade Holiday Party—Join ALIVE Magazine this Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7:30pm-11pm as we celebrate our readers, clients, friends and family at Monarch in Maplewood. This year we have revamped our holiday event to include a cocktail party, shopping and live sounds from local acoustic acts as well as DJ TrashTalk. Handmade Happy Hour welcomes 25 independent purveyors of handmade, locally sourced and ethically imported goods who will be on site from 7:30pm-10pm. Gentleman’s Emporium presents a lounge fit for the refined man, featuring complimentary Bud Select, a bourbon tasting—boasting Makers Mark, Jim Beam Black and select fine whiskeys—and a bacon bar that can’t be missed. For tickets and a full list of vendors, visit the Facebook event page.

Erker’s Fine Eyewear-Ladue presents the Barton Perreira Trunk ShowDon’t miss celebrity stylist Jeffrey Luft as he showcases the 2014 collection of Barton Perreira Eyewear this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10am-5pm at Erker’s Fine Eyewear in Ladue. Exclusive to Erker’s, Barton Perriera is one of the most in-demand eyewear brands in fashion today. Enjoy 50 percent off of all prescription lenses with a purchase of Barton Perreira frames. Don’t forget to RSVP to the event. Erker’s Fine Eyewear: 9717 Clayton Rd., 63124, 314.997.0002.

Artropy Craft Show—This Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10am-4pm join the Regional Arts Commission for an arts and craft boutique featuring handmade goods created by over 30 local St. Louis artists. Shoppers will be able to browse a lovely selection of handmade art, jewelry, fashion accessories, sewn fabric wares, pottery, housewares and much more. Artropy will be a perfect Saturday afternoon where guests can relax with complimentary wine and find extraordinary handmade holiday gifts created locally. This event will benefit Tenth Life Cat Rescue and admission is free. Regional Arts Commission is located at 6128 Delmar Boulevard in The Loop.

Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale—Head to Cherokee Street to shop the works of more than 50 local and regional artists and printmakers on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10am to 6pm during this celebration of creativity, resourcefulness and handmade artistry. The Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale is one of the largest print sales in the Midwest, showcasing printmaking, letterpress, screen-printing and printed fabrics, as well as the ever-evolving creative energy that defines Cherokee Street. Come enjoy the music, antiques, books, great food and a variety of art galleries, print shops and unique venues that make Cherokee Street one of the most interesting urban corridors in the Midwest and, according to Southern Living Magazine, the “Next Great Neighborhood.” Don’t miss the Preview Party on Friday, Dec. 6, from 7pm to 10pm at BANK Projects, 3420 Iowa.

Shop Talk

  • Breeze Blow Dry Bar is celebrating its one-year anniversary with 25 Days of Holiday Daily Deals. Each day will feature a different Breeze employee discounting her/his favorite service, product or package. Call 314.692.BLOW for more details.
  • V Vegaz in The Loop has expanded its size and services. The salon now offers a full mani and pedi bar, with nail experts capable of painting, drawing and studding nearly every color, texture and style your heart desires. The spa-style treatment comes at an affordable price with manicures ranging from $15-$32 and pedicures from $30-$50. No need to leave your man friend at home for this trip; V Vegaz is also offering hot shaves for men with a full grooming station enticing enough for even the toughest of guys. Walk-ins are welcome during the week for nail services; appointments are highly recommended for the men’s barber services. For more info and appointments, call 314.725.7900.
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