Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Korto Momolu to visit CLT

"Project Runway" alumna Korto Momolu will be in Charlotte in August.

Grab a pencil and your calendar -- there's mess of stylish events coming up in the Queen City.

  • JEWELRY ARTIST Stephanie Albertson will be in-store for a trunk show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at Hotham in the Morrison development at Sharon and Colony roads. Albertson's jewelry (below) is handcrafted in 22K yellow gold, diamonds and colored gemstones, and has been featured in Town & Country, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and W. An Elizabeth Showers trunk show will be at Hotham as well. Details: 704.366.3440.
  • SHOPPING EVENT: Morrison is hosting a Ladies Night Out shopping event 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, which will include discounts, freebies and drinks for women only. Ramona Holloway from 107.9FM The Link will be hosting the event. Details here.

  • "PROJECT RUNWAY" favorite Korto Momolu will be part of Passion Fashion 09, scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr. Also participating in the fashion show event will be Charlotte designer Tara Davis (Flow by Tara Davis) and Savannah, Ga. designer Cate Lyon of Cate Lyon Studio. VIP tickets are $90 (available until June 20) and include front row seating, a meet-and-greet with designers and other perks. Regular tickets are $45. Event details here or call (877) 298-2220.

  • PRENATAL PEEK-A-BOO: Community Yoga is holding a free educational event 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 11. The event will include information on prenatal yoga, natural childbirth and Hypnobabies classes, doula care and labor and delivery. Mini-makeovers and pregnancy skincare advice is complimentary by makeup artists from Potion Beauty. Free goodies available from Potion Beauty and Wry Baby, maker of hip baby clothes and parenting accessories. RSVPs appreciated at Community Yoga's Facebook page online. Details: 20823 N. Main St., Cornelius; 704-491-4749.

  • Tickets are on sale now for Charlotte NC Fashion Week, scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the Mint Museum. Barbara McKay has signed on guest emcee. Luis Carlos Machicao of MachiƧao Couture, Kimberly Pixton of Pixton Bridal Couture and Shinikki Peterson of Lujeanik Designs are among the designers who will be sharing the runway. Tickets are $35-$180. Click here for details.