Saturday, June 1, 2013

Heartland Underdog: The Hunt

I'm known to spend a healthy portion of my Saturday searching terms like "street style" or "NYFW style" on Pinterest in hopes of catching some great inspiration. Typically, I become obsessed with a piece (like these insane printed pants that I NEED in my life) but, much to my dismay, cannot find the source. Networks like Twitter, Kaboodle and even Instagram or Facebook can be a little helpful, but countless items still fall off my radar when I can't find them right away. I've even got an entire street style Pinterest board dedicated to must-have garments with no source.

Cue The Hunt. 

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A few days ago, I discovered, a fashion startup geared toward finding those ever-elusive perfect pieces. Whether you spot the blazer of your dreams while out on the weekend or you're Pinterest-obsessed, this service oriented platform is for you.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Guest Post by 9th & Elm: 5 Must-Haves for Summer by Elly Bethune

5 Must-Haves for  Summer  by Elly Bethune

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1.    Brittany Davidson of BMDesigns, makes beautiful light weight things for the summer with an edge. This gorgeous 100% silk dress with a vegan leather dress underneath, is the perfect dress to wear to any summer party by the pool! The pencil skirt with a bustier bodice gives the dress a hugging fit, while the hand painted silk skirt gives a whimsical look in the wind. Perfect for any event!

5 Must-Haves for Summer by Elly Bethune: 9th & Elm

2.    The Sqaud by Katherine, makes the perfect essential tee for summer! But these aren’t any basic tees, sweatshirts or tanks! They all have a lot of personality and an edge that makes you stand out from all the other tees in the sea. All are 100% cotton with silk screen printing, and offer you a relaxed fit with hand drawn images, like the Pedro Tank Chick.

3.    BeeLacy makes the coolest bandeaus I’ve seen in awhile. With bandeaus becoming more popular, it’s hard to re-invent a new look, but she has done it! Her designs are innovative and chic with a twist. Wear them under any sheer top or wear them as is with a high-waisted short, skirt or pant. Anything with a bow is a friend of mine!

4.    Uno Magnetic is the most simple, yet cool idea I’ve seen in awhile. I love accessories, especially jewelry, so to be able to mix and match every color under the rainbow in different ways, is such an amazing concept. You can truly make your own one-of-a-kind design, or follow their “how-to” top designs to create as well. With the ends magnetizing to anything or any chain, there are endless possibilities on how to wear it as a ring, necklace, bracelet, belt, headband and so much more!

5.    Ralph Pia can make a skirt! The concept I love most of her things for summer, is they have a nautical feel to them that is very trendy this time of year. Dress it up with a stiletto or pump, wear it out shopping with a flip-flop or wedge, or wear it as a cover-up to the pool. Either way you merchandise it, make it your own cool new look for the summer time.

-Elly Bethune for 9th & Elm

While Elly may have written this post, I'm totally on board. Basic screen-printed tees, multi-print Summer skirts, simple trendy bangles and warm weather leather? Heartland Underdog approved. With 9th & Elm's official launch just around the corner, I encourage you to take the necessary steps toward an editor-worthy wardrobe.

First, make sure you sign up for 9th & Elm here so you can be the first of your friends to snag rad independently designed apparel and accessories at a fraction of their original value.

Next, follow 9th & Elm on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Twitter for of-the-moment updates, designer spotlights and sale alerts.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

STL: Buzz List 2013

A big heads up to all you savvy St. Louisans... Buzz List is just around the corner and we thought you should know: This event is not to be missed. From Coolfire Originals, LockerDome and Bonfyre to CAM and the new Central Library, STL's most influential professionals will be in attendance. 

Get the 411 on what all of Saint Louis is buzzing about on Friday, February 8 for ALIVE's Buzz List Reunion Party! The exclusive event celebrates STL's most impressive and inspiring people, organizations and ideas of 2013; entrepreneurs and artists and community leaders, oh my! This is your chance to meet, greet and party with the go-getters and power players enriching the city. Get your tickets today for this must-attend event hosted by Lucas Park Grille, the VIP party starts at 7pm and the main event is at 9pm.

Visit this link [ ] to take advantage of the online pre-sale ticket price: $10 for General Admission and $25 for the VIP Experience!

ALIVE would like to thank our outstanding event partners Budweiser Black Crown, Lucas Park Grille, Pinnacle Vodka, WILD 104.9, Breeze Blow Dry Bar and Jacob's Ghost.

Convinced? We thought you might be. Ticket details can be found below...

Tickets on sale now!
Click here to purchase tickets.
VIP Experience Ticket: $25 online pre-sale, $30 at the door (if available)
Ticket includes: Exclusive cocktail hour with all past ALIVE Buzz Listers (over the last 7 years!), complimentary appetizers provided by Lucas Park Grille and two complimentary sponsored drinks. VIP Party starts at 7pm.
VIP Experience for 2: $40 online pre-sale only
Purchase a package of two VIP tickets for discounted price! Ticket includes: Exclusive cocktail hour with all past ALIVE Buzz Listers (over the last 7 years!), complimentary appetizers provided by Lucas Park Grille and two complimentary sponsored drinks. VIP Party starts at 7pm!
General Admission Ticket: $10 online pre-sale, $15 at the door.
Ticket includes: 9PM-12AM event admission
Click here to purchase tickets.
Limited tickets available–this event will sell out.
Be sure to visit after the party for all the buzz-worthy photos.

Friday, December 21, 2012

St. Louis Events: Gentleman's Emporium (Handmade Happy Hour)

     Friday, December 21st, shop a carefully curated selection of Saint Louis’ finest handmade, locally sourced and ethically imported goods just in time for the holidays. Gentleman’s Emporium features gifts for the whole family in a man-approved shopping environment. Shop for yourself, your brother, your husband or your lover. Beer, bacon and bourbon served generously. Complimentary gift wrapping, apocalyptic movies and music await you. Sponsored by Fox And Gypsy, please consider donating $3 or 5 non-perishable food items at the door to benefit Operation Food Search.
     Vendors include Devil City, The Firecracker Press, Genuine Borneo Spicy Black Pepper Sauce, Apop Records, Iron Age Tattoo, Scarlett Garnet, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., Maven Boutique, Lauren Ruth Designs, Steampunk Accessories, Villa Design, Current Material, Mountain Sage/Stir Crazy, Blue Bird Apparel, MockTurtle Designs , Trudy Run-A-Way Vintage, High Spektical Vintage,  Juxtapose Vintage, Miss Ohio Vintage and T. J.ewelry. Sponsored by Genuine Borneo and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

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