South Orange is Fashionable, About Town
The Village shows its chic side with a live fashion show and a hot new pop-up shop for tweens and moms.
South Orange is in Fashion
The joint was jumping as Above Restaurant & Bar kicked off its first Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 8. A DJ played tunes while guests sipped drinks, mingled, and shopped the season’s hottest bags, shoes, dresses and accessories.
“The fashionistas were out and about grabbing up the newest fall styles,” said marketing director Elyse Corwin.
Singer/songwriter Chris Akinyemi capped off the evening with a live performance. A raffle was drawn with gifts donated by Eden Marketplace, SOPAC, Clearview Cinema, Kitchen a la Mode, Spa Lady and Gefken Flowers. All proceeds went to the Elks Clubs to benefit the New Jersey Food Bank.
Corwin noted the people and businesses in the community who helped make the event a success, including Sedoc PR, The Bridal Nook, Frances Moncho Collection, The Little Candle Shop, Rafael Handmade, Robyn Ross, Risa Olinsky, 20/20 Photography, Artie Miller from the Art of Magic and Random Access.
Tweens, Too, are Fashionistas
South Orange residents Kimberly Minor and Joanne Watkins recently launched JC’s Closet, a pop-up shop for tweens and their moms.
Here is a description from the website: “We've researched what's hot and what's not, and sourced hundreds of brands to bring the best to JC's Closet. Each item is carefully chosen with the discerning eye of a parent with 20 years in the fashion industry, selecting only the most coveted apparel brands, accessories and novelty items for kids aged 7 to 14. We also feature incredible unique jewelry and accessories for moms and teens.”
The temporary shop is slated to be open through December. JC’s Closet is located at 19 Scotland Rd., next to Sparkhouse Kids. Hours: Wed., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 973-255-7277 or visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/JCs-Closet/134123873338523?sk=wall&filter=12
The shop will celebrate its Grand Opening on Sat., Oct. 1.
About Town will take a closer look at JC’s Closet – with fashion assistance from an actual South Orange tween – in an upcoming post.