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High Style Fashion Exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum

IMG_6551 IMG_6552 high_style_81_25_3_web_exhibit_1435845933I have to say, it’s rare these days,  to have “girl time” on a weekend with your 10 year old daughter.  So, in the theme of that…..what better to do than lunch in hip Mount Adams and a visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum?  As all Cincinnista’s would agree,  being exposed to all types of culture is a must.  Elle and I first toured the Modern section of the museum,  viewing beautiful and colorful works anywhere from Matisse, to Picasso and Miro.  Next,  we moved on to the more Contemporary floor encompassing cool 3-D and video art…just to even further spur the imagination. Sorry no photos allowed!

We ended our tour by stumbling on the special exhibit, High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection. Sponsored by Macy’s, the exhibit traces the evolution of fashions from 1900 through 1980 with garments and accessories by the most influential European and American designers of the 20th century, including Chanel, Dior, and Givenchy, just to name a few.  The exhibit was both well attended and interesting.  I was amazed at how many dresses, fashion sketches, and shoes that I loved and have been recycled through the world of fashion throughout the last decade.  I’m talking not just strapless and shirred gowns, but even platforms pumps!  In addition the buzzing gift shop is selling an interesting book about the exhibit, not to mention a book called 100 Shoes (intro. by Sarah Jessica Parker) simply about the history of women’s shoes!!  What a fun, total coffee table book!  Should have bought it when I had the chance…worth every bit of $15.


Unfortunately the exhibit ended today, but keep your eye’s peeled for more “Cincinnista” winter outings until the Spring fashion scene truly emerges. Cheers.



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“Ladies Night Out” a Big Success!

With 6 fabulous vendors displaying and selling their products,  not to mention great food and wine, our “Ladies Night Out”IMG_6225 at Amy Youngblood InteriorsIMG_6198 IMG_6196 IMG_6237 IMG_6221 was fun and a great turnout!  Bling owner, Rachel Hamilton,  graciously offered up a door prize to a lucky winner and 10% of all proceeds went to the worthwhile Karen Wellington Foundation.  Until next year…Cheers!


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“Ladies Night Out” at Amy Youngblood Interiors!

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Just a few of our home decor items on sale tomorrow night!
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Love our holiday window…thanks to my assistant, Jocelyn!

AYI_LADIES NIGHT OUT 2015 INVITE_v4-01We are excited and getting ready to host what is going to be a huge turn out tomorrow night!  Join us from 6-9, Wednesday, December 9th, to shop for the holidays, socialize, and enjoy fine food and libations.  Our amazing products include items such as clothing from Bling, shoes by Jill Haney,  jewelry by Erin Wachs and home accessories by Black and Brindle…..not to mention artwork, accessories, and select furnishings from Amy Youngblood Interiors!  We will be featuring special raffle door prize for all registered guests.  10% of all sales will be donated to the amazing Karen Wellington Foundation.

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JH Shoes: Great Style for Less!

My fellow style expert and Cincinnista, Jill Haney,  has started her own shoe business and will also be a featured vendor at our “Ladies Night Out”  event December 9th!  Jill’s love for shoes and her belief that shoes are the” fountain of youth” got her started. Women of all ages can appreciate the upgrade of a look with the right shoes as they are one of our most important style accessories.  Not to mention,  her fashion forward shoes look way more expensive than they are and all retail for $100 or less.

These suede booties retail for only $95!!
These suede booties retail for only $95!

As Jill says, “Change your shoes, change your life!”

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Beautiful Skin for the Holidays? Introducing Beautycounter!

Winter skin blahs? This gentle, yet super-effective exfoliating cleanser sweeps away impurities to uncover fresh, radiant skin. Non-abasive jojoba breads help slough off dry skin, while organic coconut oil and aloe sooth and hydrate.
Looking for a high performance day cream? Try Beautycounter’s Uplifting Day Cream. Soften and sooth skin while gently increasing elasticity. A combination of omega-rich natural oils nourish, yet firm the skin’s appearance.

This Cincinnista is always cognitive of her skin, good days and bad. But I want to talk about a locally represented line of beauty products that you can experience and purchase at our “Ladies Night Out” party next Wednesday, December, 9th!  Local representative, Ceci David,  will be here to showcase her progressive, yet proven-effective products.  In a nutshell, Beauty counter is a personal care brand built on the belief the that products can be beautiful, effective, AND, physically and environmentaly safe. It’s like Whole Foods meets Chanel.  In Europe, 1,400 chemicals are banned from personal care products.  In the U.S. there are only 11.  Beauty counter has banned over 1,500 chemicals and has stricter ingredient testing than anyone in the market place.  Their products range from skin care, to sunscreen, to a kids line, to cosmetics.  It’s an incredible company!  Not to mention,  Beautycounter has partnerships with J. Crew and Gwyneth Palthrow’s heath and beauty group.  Check out their web-site and experience them on December 9th!

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Ladies’ Night out at Amy Youngblood Interiors!

So we’ve finally done it!  Cincinnista brought together the best in ladies fashion, jewelry, beauty, art and home accessories for one great evening at Amy Youngblood Interiors.  Join us Wednesday, December 9th, from 6-9 at our Mount Lookout design studio to shop, mingle, and enjoy great food and libations.  Local vendor’s such as Bling, Jill Haney Shoes,  Beauty Counter, Erin Wachs Jewelry, and Black and Brindle will be displaying and selling their incredible products.  And in the spirit of giving back, 10% of all proceeds will go to the Karen Wellington Foundation. Still not sure about that perfect gift? How about a gift certificate for interior design from Amy Youngblood Interiors?  For more information or to register, contact  I look forward to seeing you there!  Cheers!AYI_LADIES NIGHT OUT 2015 INVITE_v4-01

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