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Charm City Fashion Week Day 1!

Thus begins one of our FAVORITE events on the calendar! The Charm City Fashion Show (full disclosure, I’ll be premiering my Grift line at the show, so please come out and support!), has ballooned into one huge fashion event including most of the city’s boutiques and some pretty dope Djs. We’ll be covering the participants all this week on Gutter. 🙂

This year, the Baltimore Fashion Alliance and Gutter are sponsoring the PRE party at Mother’s Grill (across the street from the 8×10 where the show will be held) which can only be accessed by your ticket.

We’re kicking off the week with an overview of the event, links for tix and the flyer so you can burn it into your brain!

Here we go:

Be sure to mark your calendars for an eclectic night of Fashion, Visual Art & Music at The 8×10 in Federal Hill for the 4rd annual Charm City Fashion Show. This dress to impress soiree is taking place on Saturday, April 21st and will feature original clothing designers, boutiques, live music and visual artists.


South Moon Under
Urban Chic Boutique
Christopher Schafer Clothier
Brightside Boutique & Art Studio
The Boulevard Boutique at DeBois Textiles
LoveLace Boutique
Hanger Alley
JJ Threads


Damn Right!
DJ Greg D


**Due to the move to The 8×10, only a limited number of tickets will be available** Be sure and reserve your tickets to the 4th annual CHARM CITY FASHION SHOW here->


The Kids are Alright

(photo: Cirque d’Armoire by Naomi Davidoff will be featured in Milquetoast.)

In April, Transcend , the Annual Benefit Fashion Show, and Milquetoast, an Experimental Fashion
Event, will give MICA students the ability to showcase their abilities to create inventive clothing that inspires thought
and action. These two distinct shows—both featuring original, purposeful designs—aim to usher in a new view of
fashion and offer a fresh perspective on design, proving once again that Baltimore is a center of fashion and design

MICA (the Maryland Institute College of Art btw..) has one of the strongest fashion/textiles departments in the country. Each April, the kidz get to show off a bit. We’re looking forward to this year’s crop of yung ‘uns. Here’s a sample.

Design by Jacqueline Wadowsky for Milquetoast (Photo by Anna Friemoth). Wadowsky’s work is inspired by stories of obsessed explorers and the objects of their quest. Her theatrical costumes attempt to capture these mythic relationships.


From the Rise of the Alters line by Amelia Stinnette and Erik Clark, featured in the 2012 MICA Annual Benefit Fashion Show, Transcend. (Photo by Derek Blanks ’00)


Design by Leanna Pascual for 2012 MICA Annual Benefit Fashion Show, Transcend. (Photo by Derek Blanks ’00)

Transcend: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

Designers: Jessica Marx and Alexz Giacobbe, Michelle Kim, Stephanie Santos, Allina Liu, Jordan Matthews, Olivia
Taliaferro, Hayley Martell, Samantha Bloom, Evyn Fong and Kurina Sohn, Amelia Stinnette and Erik Clark, and Leanna

When: Friday, April 13, 9 p.m. (MICA Community Show) and Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. (General Public Show)
Where: Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Tickets: $15 Students, $20 General Public (MICA Community Show: $7 Students; $12 Faculty and Staff), available at
the MICA Bookstore, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and

Milquetoast: Experimental Fashion Event
Designers: Antonina Clarke, Thea Curley, Naomi Davidoff, Natalie Ebaugh, Giovannie Flores, Morgan Frailey, Alexz
Giacobbe, Maya Graffagna, Kelsey LaSeur, Jessica Marx, Caroline Milton, Michela Reina, Stephanie Santos, Anna Strain,
Jacqueline Wadowsky and Katharine Weintraub; graphic design assistance provided by Alex Dougherty

When: Saturday, April 21, 6 and 9 p.m.
Where: 2640 (St. John’s Church), 2640 Saint Paul St.
Tickets: $5, available at the MICA Bookstore, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and; limited tickets will be
sold at the door for $10

There’s  additional fashion related events in the coming months as well. Check it:

Alumni Fashion Panel
Friday, March 30, 6–7:30 p.m.
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
MICA will welcome several fashion-forward panelists back to the College to speak about their experiences in
the industry. This free event is sponsored by the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development.

Lecture: Gary Graham
Tuesday, April 3, 11:30 a.m.
Brown Center: Room 320, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
New York City-based fashion designer Gary Graham’s background in costume and textile design is evident
season after season. His collections are rich with casual luxury and a sense of history. Signature prints and
jacquards are designed to incorporate visual clues that articulate the underlying themes of each collection.

Fashion month begins here!

April is PACKED like an LV suitcase with fashion. From the MICA shows to one of the biggest fashion events on the city’s calendar, the Charm City Fashion Show, the beginning of Spring couldn’t get any more Haute. Check in to see the works of local & International designers and events all month.

Today, the amazing distopian fashion of Baltimore Designer Betty Fashionopulus featuring the beautiful transgender model, Farah:

Design: Betty Fashionopulus

Stylist: Je Liberated

photos: JMG

Frequent Flyer Friday: The Stalinesque B-Day edition

Yeah, if you miss tnght’s Deep in the Game at the Hippo, you MIGHT be missing one of the tighest shows of the year. Real Talk.

Lets get started!


It’s a Rye Rye show! It’s Cullen Stalin’s birthday! It’s a RYE RYE show! Wait…it’s BOTH! Check it:

Deep In the Game’s  BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT.
HOSTED BY @Schwarz420 @CexMang @MARKBROWN
Feat. RYE RYE (Baltimore Super-Star)
First home turf show in a year. Local legend of such classics as “Shake It To The Ground” and “Bang” hot off the heels of international tours and new singles with Robyn and Far East Movement, and just prior to her major label debut “GO! POP! BANG!” she is sure to tear the club up.
Also with:
VENUS X (Ghe20 G0th1k)
New York’s reigning taste-maker DJ. Consultant to Shakira. JONNY BLAZE (Baltimore Club Legend) our seriously important Baltimore club DJ and producer of such local staples as “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and “Sponge Bob Squarepants”

annnnnnd….CULLEN STALIN who will be celebrating his Bday with friends and fans.

Wait. What? We’re giving away two tix? Hells Yeah. Go to our FB page and leave a creative Bday message to Cullen. Win two tix. Easy!

Pre tix are available here:

Club Hippo:

1 West Eager Street




If you’re looking for something live and hard, drag your ass to the Ottobar for GUITAR WOLF with THE TRANSISTORS and MURDER.

All ages, $15, guaranteed to bleed…

The Ottobar

2549 N Howard Street




Nudashank’s got some bad asssss art to show off this weekend!


Jerome Acks
Aaron Noah Graham
Justin Kelly
Margo Benson Malter
Nick Peelor
Alan Resnick
Kate Steciw

This group exhibition brings together seven strangers from New York, Chicago, and Baltimore that make work about reconciling the digital with the physical. See what happens when things stop being polite and start getting real.

Show Runs:
March 31st – April 22nd, 2012

H&H Bldg. 3rd Floor

405 W. Franklin St.


This speaks for itself. Words fail.

RIP Tavon. Justice will be served.

Amazing tribute from street artist Justin Nether


Alejandro! Alejandro! Alejandro!


(love to the blog Oh About Last Night for the snap!)

Bmore’s newest techno record label, Better on Foot, is dedicated to bringing the techno world to Harm City (that Morgan Geist show KILLED IT). This Saturday, it is bringing one of the nation’s best kept secrets to Red Maple. We predict that the local dance scene will be decimated by Alejandro Sab  (PLOT Miami / The Electric Pickle / Plus 8), Dim Neon Sum (Better on Foot), Bo Hebert, Kyle Gregg, & Court Ratliff when they take the floor at the Mape.

When Sab’s not opening for artists like Wolf & Lamb, Dyed Soundorom, & Tale of Us at Miami’s coolest venue, he can be found producing music for Plus 8, the first-class label from Richie Hawtin and John Aquaviva. He’s hitting Bmore for the first time ever, so this is one not to miss.
We also hear there will be a TEXT only after party. Stick around and get a text with the secret address!

Red Maple

930 N. Charles St

9:00pm until 2:00am
Tickets will be available at the door. $5 before 10pm – $10 after. (you won’t want to miss this you like to dance)

FB invite:

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