While the rest of the nation is still shoveling out snow in puffy, shell jackets, and colossal boots, South Floridians get to enjoy 80-degree sun rays in a perma-paradise. For us, spring and summer come everyday. Well, save for that annual week of cold weather when layering twenty tanks upon countless chiffon blouses passes as "bundling up." And though spring hasn't officially arrived, women's wear boutique MVM in Wynwood thinks we ought to start prepping for its arrival.
On Thursday, January 15, the boutique, devoted to all things contemporary, links up with Ford wardrobe stylist and Style Saves' Rachael Russell, to throw a major trend-forecasting soiree, spring/summer edition.
Adding their two-cents to the do's and don'ts of Spring/Summer 2015, New York personal style bloggers Lainy Hedaya of Haute Inhabit and Charlotte Groenvelde of Fashion Guitar, combine their power of over 184,000 followers to help orchestrate the event.
Together, the fashionistas will outline "insider trend alerts" using the store's very own merchandise as leading examples, and inevitably, your future purchases. We predict that Torn by Ronny Kobo's off-the-shoulder mini dress and Hudson's floral-printed skinnies will be the first ones to go.
And because Style Saves -- a non-profit that provides clothes to underserved youth -- is the beneficiary of the night's event, charity will also be on trend. Style Saves says that 20 percent of all proceeds made that night will go towards its fulfilling its goals.
This month, the charity is also gearing up to dress 250 inner-city kids from Brooklyn, by donating coats and other winter accessories through the support of mega-retailers. In the past, Russell and her team have received digs from brands such as Superga and Converse, and will likely team up with Perry Ellis and Nautica for their latest endeavor in New York. "I'm a stylist, so for me, I wanted to give back to what I was good at," Russell said.
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Thus far, the charity has surpassed their end year goal of $200,000 by raising $204,400 total. And after Thursday's super shopping spree of trend-hungry mavens, who knows what the final sum will be.
The event will be held at MVM, 175 NW 23rd St., Miami from 6 to 9 p.m.