Shelissa Cosmetics supports AVAM and Urban Chic's "Once Upon a Runway" Fashion Show, October 25th, 2012

Posted on October 02, 2012 by Becka Kennedy

Urban Chic, STYLE Magazine, and Putting on the Ritz Catering present Once Upon A Runway, a one-of-a-kind fashion show fundraiser to benefit the American Visionary Arts Museum


Baltimore, MD– STYLE Magazine and Putting on the Ritz Catering present Urban Chic’s fourth annual fashion show fundraiser on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM).  Themed Urban Chic’s Once Upon a Runway to support AVAM’s fall exhibit—The Art of Storytelling: Tall Tales, Whoppers and Truths— the evening will entertain more than 350 movers and shakers and promises to be a one‐of‐a‐kind evening featuring red carpets, designer fashion, fabulous food and drink, eye‐catching décor, and surprising twists for return guests.

The fashion show, which includes a live performance by Burnt Sienna, will highlight Urban Chic’s fall and winter women’s and men’s collections including designs from Shoshanna, Joie, Diane von Furstenberg, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Minkoff, Obey, and more, finished off with dazzling pieces from Radcliffe Jewelers featuring designer John Hardy.  Models will show off the latest in beauty trends with hair styling by Kobi Salon and makeup looks by Amie Decker Beauty featuring CoverGirl makeup.  The evening’s models include Sarah Caldwell and Ava Marie of WBAL-TV, Sarah Fleischer of 98 Rock, Helene Leeds of Master Chef Season 3, and Baltimore event planner and stylist Stephanie Bradshaw. Hilary Phelps, sister of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and founder of Genuine Joy by Hilary Phelps, will be in attendance. 

Included with admission will be tastings and desserts provided by the city’s top restaurants including RA Sushi, Talara, Lebanese Taverna, The Inn at The Black Olive, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, The Capital Grille, Kali’s Restaurant Group, Charm City Cakes, and LAMILL at the Four Seasons. Guests will also enjoy beer and wine from Max’s Taphouse and Barefoot Winery, mixed drinks, Fiji Water, and Neuro flavored beverages.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique silent auction items showcasing the best that Baltimore has to offer in fashion, beauty, dining, art, sports, recreation, and more.  They will also enjoy sets by DJ Carl Jr. of Classic Disc Jockeys and a photo booth presented by the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland.

Ticket levels include general admission and VIP, as well as special lounge seating presented by Cashmere Interiors.  Prices start at $65.  Lounge sponsors and VIP ticketholders will enjoy a private VIP reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at  All guests will leave with a Chic gift bag featuring items from Urban Chic, STYLE, CoverGirl, Shelissa Organics, Neuro, and more. 

Over the past two years, Urban Chic’s fall fashion show fundraiser has raised more than $35,000 for AVAM.  Since its opening in 1995, AVAM has supported self-taught artists and provided a venue where their inspiring works can be celebrated and explored.  The goal of this event is to extend the longevity of this much‐loved institution’s mission, and all proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit the non‐profit museum.

For press tickets and other inquiries, please contact Katie Nannes at


About the American Visionary Art Museum:  AVAM is dedicated to the study, collection, preservation, and exhibition of visionary art, and to use such art to explore and expand the definition of a worthwhile life.  At the very heart of AVAM’s mission is a commitment to and belief in the power of creativity.


About Urban Chic: Urban Chic, a contemporary clothing boutique, mixes pieces from established brands with newer trends from up-and-coming designers.  Chris and Lindsay Buscher opened the first Urban Chic location in Washington, DC’s posh Georgetown neighborhood in 2004, and followed that with a second location in Baltimore’s Harbor East in 2007.  


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