The hottest accessory this time of year in Kentucky is, of course, the hat. To help you find the perfect style, stores are hosting special events showcasing new spring designs.
■ New York milliner Christine A. Moore will be at the Keeneland Gift Shop at the racetrack, 4201 Versailles Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday for a trunk show. Moore and the shop’s staff will help customers find the perfect style and fit for this year’s hats.
■ Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear will be at Nitro of Frankfort at 3:15 p.m. Monday to help launch the store’s annual Derby Hat Trunk Show. A portion of all hat proceeds will go to Horses and Hope, Beshear’s initiative to bring better awareness of breast cancer to members of the horse industry. Nitro is at 220 West Main Street.
■ Jerome Boutique at 153 Patchen Drive will host a High Tea Derby Hat Bash from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The latest spring hat styles will be shown, and refreshments will be served.
■ Carol Bader Design trunk show 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at AJ’s, 867 East High Street, Suite 120.
■ Hats by Katie trunk show 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 at Voce, at 124 Clay Avenue. Refreshments will be served.
Above top photo is Moore’s Candida hat, $500 at the Keeneland Gift Shop. Bottom photo is a Meredith Saucer hat, $500 by Carol Bader.
April 11th, 2013
There is a great selection of open houses at local businesses this weekend; the photo above shows Designer Guild bedding at the Great Dames which is hosting an open house through Saturday.
Here’s a list of events to get you started.
■ The shops of the Woodland Triangle will host a holiday open house 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with specials, door prizes and refreshments.
■ The Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church Artisan Fair, featuring jewelry, baskets, knitted items and more, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 180 East Maxwell Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the church’s Early Care Center.
■ Great Dames, 925 Liberty Road, will host a holiday open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The event will feature a trunk show of Designer Guild bedding and a New York-based designer of fine murals and faux designs. There will be door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
■ Artists Patsy Anderson, Carolyn Whitesel, Deborah Kessler, Joel Vanderkolk, Susan Coats and Sandy Gulick will host a sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Handmade items include jewelry, letterpress broadsides, wreaths and knitwear.
■ The Collective, a new co-op art gallery with the work of 18 local artists, will host an open house 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 321 South Ashland Avenue. The event will include food and live music.
■ Everything will be $50 or less at the Lexington Art League’s Black Friday Art Sale, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the LAL @ Loudoun House Gallery, 209 Castlewood Drive. The work of about 20 artists will be available.
■ Artist Peter Williams will sign his new book Peter Williams Retrospective 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Linens Limited, 114 Clay Avenue.
■ Voce at 124 Clay Avenue will host a holiday open house 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with discounts, drinks and a $500 Voce gift-card giveaway.
November 29th, 2012
One of the season’s essential pieces is the boot, whether it’s an over-the-knee style or an open-toe heel.
Voce salon, which includes a boutique of clothing and accessories, will host a trunk show of Koolaburra boots from noon to 7 p.m. Friday. The sheepskin footwear is made for comfy walking in various styles. The boot shown above it the company’s Syndee style, $300 at Koolaburra.com.
To help you find the right look, Lauren Bidigare from Koolaburra will be there to take orders. Voce is at 124 Clay Avenue. Call (859) 252-8623.
December 10th, 2010
Ten Lexington boutiques will join retailers around the world on Friday, Sept. 10 for Fashion’s Night Out (FNO), a day of trunk shows, special sales and extended shopping hours.
Locally owned shops participating in Lexington’s inaugural FNO event are: Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street; Zag’s, 222 South Limestone; The Black Marke, 516 East High Street; Lucia’s World Friendly Market, 523 East High Street; Anne Sawyer Hats, Victorian Square First Floor; Tres Chic Boutique at The Wedding Center, 258 Plaza Drive (off Southland Drive at Regency Road; World’s Apart, Lexington Green; Street Scene, 2575 Regency Road; Suzannah’s Loft, 109 Walton Avenue and Voce, 124 Clay Avenue.
Most shops will offer discounts all day and refreshments beginning at 5 p.m. some will host special trunk shows. Zag’s will exhibit local designers Soreyda Benedit-Begley, Jane Estes and Jordan Keith Cox. Bella Rose’s theme for the Fashion’s Night Out will be Dresses, Denim and Discounts. Check with stores for extended hour times.
The FNO After-Party celebration will be 10 p.m. Friday at Baker’s 360, 201 East Main Street.
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative, a non-profit fashion organization, submitted the application to the FNO team in New York City so that Lexington could be a partof the event.
September 9th, 2010
Voce salon has moved to 124 Clay Avenue. Owner Mickey Binion offers more than just hairstyling. There’s an expanded boutique with hair accessories, jewelry, belts, scarves, Badgley Mischka bags and more. Other services include manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions, facials and massage. Call (859) 252-8623.
February 5th, 2010
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.