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Summer 2014 Tips and Trends feat. Gramercy

Last week, Esoteric Velve'ts Meghann Schense had the opportunity to put together a few looks from the amazing clothes at Gramercy, a women's RTW boutique located in Countryside Village, for a group of young professionals. She had so much fun styling their clothes and answering questions from young professionals about how to best dress for work, travel, weddings or errands. Here are some of the outfits, tips, tricks and Summer 2014 trends she loved:

426AumdaK0qrJ-IbKoTIX2KMkQgxMSWCPHESCuc5f48This first outfit is great for travel. Maxi dresses are super comfortable and lightweight which makes them easy to wear and easy to pack. You could also layer a cardigan over if a plane ride or car gets too chilly. The accessories I found were perfect for a day in the sun, the blue hat is actually packable and folds down but still retains it’s shape. I decided to keep it simple with a statement necklace for jewelry. Pair this with some flip flops and you’re good to go.


I thought this outfit would be perfect for shopping, brunch or a girls night out. The white skinny jeans have a forgiving 360 degree stretch as well as a “butt lift” in the back so it’s flattering on every figure. The outfit pairs great with the Chinese newsprint flats Gramercy has, as well as the brown clutch.


This outfit is also perfect for day to day activities, especially if it’s a little warmer. The shorts have an elastic waistband and the grey silk top is a very breathable fabric for summertime. I paired this look with one of Gramercy’s fun printed scarves. You could wear it as an infinity scarf, tie it like a regular scarf, throw it around your shoulders if you get chilly or even use it as a beach cover up.


For a more modest look I found this wonderful printed kaftan and belted it around the waist with a matching coral belt. I paired this with the same white skinny jeans and dressed the look up with a big statement necklace.

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I loved this laid back look for running around with kids or running errands. The army green pants are some of Gramercy’s best sellers, the drawstring front is popping up here and there for summer and they are super comfortable. I paired this with a graphic tank with a slightly open back, rose gold jewelry and this fun light pink bag that will hold anything and everything. Graphics, open banks and gold hues are huge for summer so this outfit is perfectly on trend.



This dress is perfect for a summer wedding, and I know there are going to be plenty of those this season. I love the bright neon color, a huge trend, and the silhouette is very flattering on most figures. I added a pair of fabulous earrings and a long statement necklace, some of our favorites from Gramercy’s top-notch jewelry. They have jewelry designers from both India and London that are huge sellers with great statement pieces like the ones pictured above. The great thing about long necklaces that hit at a natural waist is that they are going to draw eyes downwards and give the illusion of an elongated torso. This will make anyone look and feel slimmer.

I also always think it’s best to “edit yourself” before you leave the house when it comes to accessories. This often means removing one or two pieces. There are three types of big accessories: an arm party of bangles and chunky bracelets, statement earrings or a statement necklace. I think it’s probably not a great idea to do all three, but there are always exceptions to every rule. That’s why editing yourself is so important.


Gramercy also has some wonderful work-to-night-out looks like the one pictured above. For a chilly office, I paired the outfit with this great jacket and infinity scarf and a pair of simple black kitten heels. I also, once again, added some on-trend rose gold jewelry. For a night out all you need to do is add a sassier pair of heels, remove the jacket and scarf and add a statement necklace. For a more corporate look, Gramercy also offers a variety of wonderful black dresses and neoprene patterned dresses from one of their best selling brands, Clover Canyon.  Neoprene is great fabric because it really retains it’s shape so it’s a purchase that will last a long time.

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OFW: March 2012 Show Schedule and Venue Map

Tickets for OFW: March 2012 go on sale January 23.  Attendees will be able to purchase a specific seat within the venue.  Prices range from $30-$50 for a reserved seat and $60 for a front-row VIP seat. View the venue seating map here: VENUE SEATING. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21: Survivor Style Show KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Omaha Benefiting Inner Beauty: A Specialty Salon for Cancer Survivors at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. This special night features cancer survivors modeling clothes from local boutiques. Collections by: All About Me! Boutique, Chocolate Peacock, Post & Nickel, Roots & Wings, SKYZ Boutique, Togs.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22: OFW Set 1: Children’s Wear & Fashion as Art KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Omaha Collections by: Hollie Hanash for Ruffled Runway, Yolanda Diaz for Little Miss Fashion, Leah Casper, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Olajide Cooper for Kotero and Angela Balderston for Get Plastered.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23: OFW Set 2: Day Wear & Street Wear KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Omaha Collections by: Emma Erickson, Megan Hunt for Princess Lasertron, Jane Round and Paddy Tarlton for Dancin Yogi.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24: OFW Set 3, Glam & Men’s Wear KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Omaha Collections by: Christian Shuster for ChristianMICHEAL, Just Because by Kate Walz, Terri Jen Bucker for NueVintage Apparel & Accessories,  Amanda Clark for I Design with Love, Bertiher De La Cruz Trinidad and Tiffany Headley for Donna Faye Couture.



New Season, New Venue!

Copy from a press release that went out this morning - we couldn't be more excited!!

Omaha, NE, Oct. 18, 2011 - Omaha Fashion Week organizers announced this week a new partnership with KANEKO that will present the next season of fashion shows March 19 – 24, 2012 in the creative space down the street from its original home at Nomad Lounge. “The event has grown to the point where we need a larger space, plus we love the idea of working with Kaneko. What we do in terms of fostering creativity in fashion design fits so well with their mission,” said Omaha Fashion Week producer Nick Hudson.

KANEKO Executive Director Hal France said, “Fashion design abounds in creative ideas and creative outcomes. It’s a highly competitive field that attracts talented people and an audience that really enjoys the creativity. We are excited to join with Omaha Fashion Week and celebrate their success!”

Hudson went on the say that the fashion shows will be more closely aligned with fashion week experiences in larger markets. “The backdrop in KANEKO is a blank canvas – it’s literally all white – and we want to keep it that way so the clothes you see on the runway are the focus.”

Also new next season will be a retail element added to each evening’s post-show party. “We are encouraging attendees to consider purchasing what they see on the runway,” Hudson said. Patrons will be able to mingle with designers, see the clothes on the rack and place custom orders that will be ready in time for the following season. “All of this is part of evolving the fashion industry in Omaha and nurturing the talent that exists here,” said Hudson.

The upcoming season is scheduled for March 19-24 at KANEKO on 1111 Jones Street in Omaha and will feature collections for Fall/Winter 2012/13. Tickets go on sale in January at


Photo Cutline: Omaha Fashion Week joins the ranks of other exciting, high energy events like Silicon Prairie News' successful Big Omaha, coming up in May 2012. Photo courtesy of Silicon Prairie News.

About Omaha Fashion Week On the inside, Omaha Fashion Week is a talent incubator that seamlessly connects designers, stylists, photographers, artists and models through nurturing platforms and engaging opportunities. On the outside, Omaha Fashion Week is Midwest’s premier fashion event; spotlighting fashion innovations and celebrating creative excellence. Learn more at

About Kaneko KANEKO is a new kind of organization – not a museum – not a gallery – not a library nor a research center – but an open space for open minds that nurtures and promotes creativity in the arts, sciences, and philosophy. Through progressive exhibitions, performances, lectures, symposia, and innovative programming we encourage people to explore and experience the creative process that is essential to all human activity.