Thursday, October 13, 2011

THIS WEEK: Columbus Fashion Week

Columbus' Second Annual Fashion Week will run from October 9th to October 15th this year. A schedule of the events that have been released to date is posted below. Columbus Fashion Week is presented by Charles Penzone Salons, Timeless Skin Solutions, Dr. Kvitko, Mentes, and Associates, DAE OH Restaurant Group, The Women's Book, and the Fashion Week Columbus Foundation, and it benefits Central Ohio Men Against Prostate Cancer and the Dress for Success, Columbus Chapter.  For more information, please visit

Sunday, October 9, 2011
HIGH FASHION TEA EVENT hosted by Mayor Michael B. Coleman from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Two Fish Bistro and Red Bar & Sushi, 717 North High Street in the Short North
The High Tea Event will be the first event to officially kick off the week of fashion for Columbus. Guests will experience delicatessens, champagne, and, of course, tea provided by Zen Cha. There will be a silent auction with auction donations from Dr. Kvitko, Mentes, and Associates, Y Sadiq Jewelers, Dr. Robert T. Heck of Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Charles Penzone Salons, DAE OH Restaurants, and Timeless Skin Solutions. Tickets for this event are $55 each and can be purchased here:

Monday, October 10, 2011
TIP YOUR HAT & RAISE YOUR GLASS presented by Fashion Week Columbus, Wine on High and CommunioN {millinery} from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Wine on High, 789 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio.  Start your week off right and enjoy a fascinating hat show and some wine.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the hat show starts at 7:30 p.m.  General admission tickets are $10 each and include 2 drink tickets, a gift raffle, and hors d'oeuvres.  VIP tickets include preferred seating, a glass of sparkling wine, 3 drink tickets, a preview to the hat show, a gift basket raffle, and hors d'oeuvres.  5% off all sales will be donated to Operation Homefront.  Space is limited so purchase your tickets here:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
BETimeless EVENT presented by Timeless Skin Solutions from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 31 South High Street, Dublin, Ohio.  In celebration of Columbus Fashion Week, join Carol L. Clinton, M.D. for an exquisite skincare event.  Dr. Clinton will be onsite presenting non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments that leave your skin looking beautiful and healthy.  This is a free event but reservations are required and limited.  To RSVP and reserve your spot, call (614) 799-5100.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
GRAND BEAUTY PREVIEW EVENT presented by Charles Penzone Salons from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Charles Penzone Gahanna/New Albany, 1356 Cherry Way Drive, Gahanna, Ohio.  Charles Penzone is partnering with Columbus Fashion Week for an evening of fabulous fall trends, desserts, and the grand re-opening of the salon in Gahanna/New Albany.  This event is complimentary and open to the public, but reservations are required.  Please indicate your RSVP on the Charles Penzone facebook page:!/event.php?eid=230445417005372.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
BEYOND THE SKETCH - WHERE FASHION MEETS ART presented by Muse Gallery from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Muse Gallery, 188 East Whittier Street, Columbus, Ohio.  Aideo & Company will be showcasing an intimate collection of diamonds.  Featured artists for this event include world-renowned artists David Holstetler and Mateo Galvano whose works will be displayed during the event.  Sidecar Global Catering will be catering a wonderful selection of fashionable food to go along with the art and the fashion.  Wine or the speciality drink, the MUSE cocktail, will also be provided to ticket holders.  Tickets are $20 each.  To reserve your tickets, click here:

Friday, October 14, 2011
PRE-SHOW COCKTAIL HOUR from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2 Miranova Place, 9th Floor.  Time to mix and mingle before the Finale Runway Show!  Enjoy beautiful vistas of the downtown Columbus skyline as well as special "mini" presentations from Aiden and Co., Dr. Carol Clinton of Timeless Skin Solutions, Debra Penzone of the Charles Penzone Salons, TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney of The Women's Book, and Dr. Brian Kvitko of Kvitko, Mendes, and Associates. 

FINALE RUNWAY SHOW from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 2 Miranova Place, 9th Floor.  The finale runway show will feature 2011 collections from thirteen Ohio designers, including Lucio Vanni Couture as the 2011 Headline Designer.  Standing-room-only tickets to the finale runway show are $25 each.  VIP tickets are $55 and include access to the pre-show cocktail hour, preferred seating at the finale runway show, and a swag bag.  Click here to purchase tickets:

FASHION WEEK COLUMBUS AFTER-PARTY from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Red Bar & Sushi, 717 North High Street.  After the finale runway show, stop by the after-party featuring music, models, and cocktails.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
SHORT NORTH BOUTIQUE CRAWL from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Various boutiques and design houses in the Short North will celebrate the close of Columbus Fashion Week with shopping specials and fabulous music!

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