Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Styler Extra

Salyers opening Kenwood store

By Joy Kraft jkraft@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Donna Salyers, who made her name creating faux furs that look like the real thing, and who eventually branched out into home dicor with her Fabulous-Home catalog, is opening a new store Oct. 1 at Kenwood Towne Centre near the Montgomery Road escalators on the top floor. The 800- square-foot shop will have “our best-sellers,” she says - vests, the popular throws, the signature coats and the faux fur pillows Christopher Lowell has featured on his Discovery Channel decorating show. Ms. Salyers hopes to get Mr. Lowell to be part of the grand opening. “The best thing is we are only 8 miles away from our Covington headquarters so we can take care of requests easily.” The Covington store, 601 Madison Ave., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays beginning later this fall. The Kenwood store will be open seven days a week during mall hours.

        Arte moves from Oakley: “Funky opulence” is the way owner Cathy Caldemeyer describes her new digs at 3449 Michigan Ave., around the corner from the fire station on Hyde Park Square. If it were any other store, you'd be left a bit befuddled. But the description is perfect for her “stock” of one-of-a-kind clothes, many handmade and painted by fiber artists, along with accessories and jewelry - a place to buy something with an assurance you won't see it on anyone else. With 1,500 square feet of space, she'll be spreading her wings, adding shoes and European lines, including Sophie Hong. Information: 841-2783.

        Express for men, too: Express opened one of its eight new dual-gender stores last week at Northgate Mall, with everything from accessories to suits and active wear for both sexesExpress, owned by Limited Brands in Columbus, is also opening dual-gender stores in New York; Miami; Detroit; Raleigh, N.C.; Augusta, Ga.; and Scottsdale, Ariz..

        Trotta trunk show: Mike and Carol Trotta will have trunk shows Monday and next Tuesday at the downtown store, 406 Walnut St. They will include fall fabrics of Ermenegildo Zegna and Vitale Barberis of Italy, neckwear from Duchamp of London , cuff links from Monart of Italy and leather outerwear and briefcases from Longhi of Italy. Information: 621-2930.

        Business clothes wanted: Dress for Success, which helps low-income women enter the job market with training and dressing advice, will have a clothing drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Business-appropriate clothes - especially winter coats and plus-sizes - can be dropped off at 135 W. Fourth St., downtown. Information: 651-3372.

        Bead show: Beads of all kinds and jewelry-making accessories will be the stars of the Mid-West States Intergalactic Bead Festival Saturday and Sunday at Tori's Station, 74 Donald Drive, Fairfield. The show will include beads from all over the world and accessories used in making jewelry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. $5 admission good for both days. Information: 829-8400.

        Fantasy hair winner: Lady J's salon stylist Janice Scippio of Cincinnati won the Fantasy Fling contest by ethnic hair-care product developer Avlon Industries.

        Ms. Scippio says her winning concept, the “Black Cat Diva,” was the result of “a desire to create something original yet also convey beauty and blackness, especially related to black women.”


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