Harbor East Fifth Annual FashionEASTa Fashion Show

Harbor East celebrates five years of bringing fashion to the streets of downtown Baltimore at the Fifth Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show, taking place Saturday, April 30 on Aliceanna Street in Harbor East and supporting Dress for Success Baltimore. The city’s hottest shopping destination takes center stage at this festival-like event, showcasing the fashions of some of its most notable retailers including Anthropologie, Free People, South Moon Under and many more. Throughout the day guests can shop in-store sales and style events, groove to live entertainment, and enjoy cocktails and light fare from Harbor East restaurants. The festivities culminate with a showcase of the best of spring fashion as the hottest looks hit the runway for the FashionEasta Fashion Show, sponsored by Baltimore magazine.

Over the last several years Harbor East has emerged as Baltimore’s go-to shopping destination, attracting renowned national labels as well as the best of local boutiques and fashion-forward brands. 2016 is proving to be no different as the neighborhood welcomes Brooks Brothers and Warby Parker, with both retailers slated to open in the weeks leading up to FashionEASTa.

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Arrive fashionably early (festivities kick off at 1PM) to take advantage of shopping events, live music by 3AM Tokyo, and street-side offerings from The Oceanaire, Apropoe’s, Lebanese Taverna, Taco Fiesta and more. The FashionEASTa Fashion Show begins at 3:30PM hosted by Baltimore magazine Style Editor Lauren Bell, bringing audiences a high-energy runway production highlighting spring styles from cocktail attire to festival wear and athleisure. The best part? All of the show’s apparel and accessories come straight from Harbor East retailers, so guests can shop the looks “haute” off the runway.

Participating retailers include: Amaryllis, Anthropologie, Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry, Free People, Handbags in the City, lululemon athletica, Madewell, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Under Armour Brand House, White House/Black Market and more to be announced! Makeup provided by the artists at MAC Cosmetics.

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“We look forward to FashionEASTa year after year,” stated Molly Gunion, Marketing & Events Coordinator for South Moon Under. “The event is a great way to connect with our customers and the community in a fun and engaging way, and to celebrate how far Harbor East, and Baltimore, has evolved as a style destination. FashionEASTa is like no other fashion event in the city – we are so thrilled to be involved since the beginning and to celebrate its fifth year!”

FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show is FREE and open to all. Serious fashionEASTas will want to reserve their spot on the Guest List for an even more fabulous experience. VIP Guest List tickets are $35 and include: reserved seating for the FashionEASTa Fashion Show (standing room only otherwise), discounted food & drink vouchers good for street-side offerings from 1-6PM, an exclusive FashionEASTa shopping tote, and daily garage parking in Harbor East. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Baltimore.

Harbor East’s FashionEASTa promises to be the chicest fashion event of the year, brought to you by Harbor East and sponsored by Baltimore magazine, with styling provided by STEPHANIE BRADSHAW. FashionEASTa is proud to support Dress for Success Baltimore for the third consecutive year.

For more information, updates and to purchase Guest List tickets visit: http://www.harboreast.com/events/fashioneasta-2016/

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About Harbor East

Harbor East is home to some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences. Among its many eclectic attractions are fine dining restaurants, vibrant and unique shops, a world-class fitness center, seven-screen art house theatre, and the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Harbor East is also an inspiring place for business, providing a contemporary setting for world-class offices. Welcome to Harbor East – 12 square blocks of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, and harbor-side amazing. www.harboreast.com

Westfield Annapolis: Get the Look from Variety Studios Installation

To celebrate Awards Season this year, Westfield partnered with Variety to bring the hottest red carpet looks to local Westfield centers around the U.S.

Through this exclusive fashion partnership, top Westfield retailers including Nordstrom, Macys and Anthropologie curated celebrity looks from Hollywood so shoppers can also get the look of their favorite celebrities for less!

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I was invited (as a media outlet) to visit Westfield, Annapolis Mall and re-create one of the installation looks.  This was exciting because the campaign included a few of my favorite retailers.


My individual style would be described as poised and polished.  I like tailored lines with a hint of femininity through ruffles, patterns, and fabric textures.  My style icons vary (depending on the mood) but are primarily Michelle Obama, Eva Longoria, with a hint of Kourtney Kardashian.

I started my shopping journey (for the campaign) at Nordstrom where I found a beautiful array of formal gowns.  The store did not disappoint fashionable customers by providing lace, sequins, and floral dresses.  In support of the campaign, I also discovered a Vince Camuto visual display showcasing a monochromatic shift dress, slacks, and tote bag.

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After leaving Nordstrom, I walked over to Lord and Taylor.  If you’re searching for a Little Black Dress, they have it here!  The campaign celebrated Satires Ronan’s fashion style and her LBD through the installation display.


Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX Shutterstock.
Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX Shutterstock.

 I concluded my shopping adventure by visiting Macys women’s department.  From there, I was able to create a look that suits my personal style.


I purchased a Thalia Sodi Solid Scuba Blazer and Pencil Skirt.  This set looked amazing due to the jacket’s stand collar, open front, and leopard-print lining.  The skirt enhanced my body type along with subtle cut-outs at the hem-line.  I can’t wait to share my style photo on the site!

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To learn more and re-create your personal style in support of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors visit the installation at Westfield Annapolis now through March 1, 2016.

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