At just shy of 25, Baltimore-based designer Bishme Cromartie has seen his ultra-modern gowns and garments appear at award shows on the likes of Jill Scott and former “America’s Next Top Model” Eva Marcille. Cromartie, with whom our editor chatted last fall, means it when he says he’s designing for the …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Vincent Licari Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Vincent Licari has always loved fashion, but he started out behind the camera as a fashion photographer. After seeing his elegant and dramatic pieces, you’ll be glad he made the switch to designing. Licari learned the basics of tailoring from his family, but taught himself a lot more by experimenting with …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion desingers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Evegenia Luzhina-Salazar, who graduated from Moscow Art College in Russia in 1980, boasts more than 30 years of experience in costume design. Her decadently dramatic gowns—complete with massive shoulders and matching headpieces—reflect those years of experience. Luzhina-Salazar made a name for herself in the theater industry, designing costumes and sets, before …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Kerry Leikus Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Kerry Leikus, 44, took an unconventional route to becoming a designer. While on sabbatical from her job as an attorney, she decided that if she couldn’t find the accessories she wanted, she’d design them. Her first line of belts were a hit and now, more than ten years later, …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Jordan Matthews Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
MICA alumna and Baltimore native Jordan Matthews, 24, answered the fashion calling early on—and after spying her latest designs in our upcoming April issue, you’ll be glad she did. Matthews started at MICA with her eyes set on photography, but quickly made the switch to fiber arts. Since graduating in 2014, …Read More »
Manhattan-born designer Ulla Johnson is the daughter of archeologists, so no wonder we dig these sexy leather Aggie boots inspired by her globetrotting childhood. Handmade by artisans in Peru, the 3.75-inch stacked-heel stunners reflect Johnson’s overall design philosophy of adding subtle embellishments—like the adjustable ankle strap and antiqued brass studs—that …Read More »
Razzle Dazzle NOTHING—and we mean nothing—can ruinSavvy’s day like a ripped pair of pantyhose, so maybe it’s time she chucks the cheapies and stocks up at B’Dazzle. What started 23 years ago as a home-based hosiery business has turned into a brick-and-mortar boutique that still offers stockings and socks from …Read More »
On a late-August morning, the STYLE team went on a fashion scavenger hunt—hopping around to indie boutiques in Baltimore to ask: “What’s in for fall?” (Autumn arrives early for those of us in the magazine biz, you know.) Some retailers had turned up the AC—and style—with sales floors merchandized to …Read More »
Forget glamping. With this groovy tent modeled after the iconic Split Screen VW Camper Van (which, yes, my own family rocked in the ’70s) you can re-create the Summer of Love at your favorite music festival, campground or even in your own backyard. Hey, the proximity to running water never …Read More »
Taking a recent tour of every fashionista’s paradise (i.e., Net-a-Porter), we were delighted to find that one-piece swimsuits are all the rage. (After all, we’re women of a certain age.) From skimpy to sophisticated, these bathing beauties ooze Bond Girl appeal. Sure, we picked some scandalous ones for show, but …Read More »