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Prada, Gucci, Valentino Oh My!


Prada, Gucci, Valentino Oh My!

You guys.  The Omaha Design Center will be hosting a two day sample sale, July 6-7, of designer label clothing at 60-80% off retail. And it's all fall/winter you can get that fab outfit for OFW and stock your closet for next season all in one fell swoop.  Check out the details...


Red Carpet Ready July 16

Omaha Fashion Week's August season is coming quickly, but are you runway ready? Before you hit the red carpets at our shows, join us for our Red Carpet Ready Event! We have a lot of fun, pampering, and prizes planned for an evening out with Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Regency Court on July 16th from 5-7 pm! RCR0

Sip sparkling cocktails from Peroni and enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Fleming’s. The professionals from Victor Victoria will be at the event to polish your look with hair and makeup tutorials and of course you will get the chance to strut your stuff on the red carpet. Experts from Develop Model Management will be alongside Photographer Herb Thompson to capture your special moment!


It certainly wouldn’t be a Red Carpet event without fabulous designer jewelry and garments. A special trunk show will be taking place during our event, hosted by the jewelry powerhouse Lagos. Other fun things to expect- A style game brought to you by Borsheims’ jewelry buyers and Dennis Merotto designs- did we mention you could win a prize package just for playing?!

This is one event you will not want to miss! The first 50 guests will be taking home a free gift bag. So gather up your friends and make a night of it! This event is free and open to the public. Here are all the details one last time!RCR18

Red Carpet Ready July 16th | 5-7pm Borsheims in Regency Court


#omahafashion #redcarpetready #borsheims


Money Dress Going on Tour!

1016557_10152823948086553_7823506447574426243_nRemember that fab money dress from our March 2015 Season designed by Sabrina Jones?  Well now you can get one more look at it as it makes its way around SAC Federal Credit Union branches this month. See the schedule below! Congrats to the winner of the Money Dress Contest, Stacy Regennitt, whose $699.00 guess was closest to the actual amount on the dress.  The actual amount was $699.25.  Stacy won a pair of VIP tickets to the Omaha Fashion Week August Season, coming up August 17-22.


SAC Headquarters    April 6th – 10th     7148 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, NE  68046

Maple Branch     April 13th – 17th     17020 Evans Plaza Omaha, NE  68116

Bellevue Branch     April 20th – 24th 2204 Longo Drive Bellevue, NE  68005

Papillion    April 27th – May 1    1216 North Washington St. Papillion, NE   68046

OFW August Season Ticket Packages on Sale Through End of March!

That's right, if you loved what you saw in March...join us again in August!  There's a special offer on right now for our most dedicated OFW fans...Get five weeknight tickets for the price of three!  There are only 30 packages available and this sale only lasts until March 31, so buy yours today!

  • VIP Season Tickets (front row, complimentary valet parking + access to VIP Lounge for cocktails and canapes): $240
  • Reserved Season Tickets (third row): $120
  • VIP SEASON TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: Optional VIP table for Finale (front row, seats 10, gift bag, complimentary valet parking + access to VIP Lounge for drinks and canapes, includes two bottles of wine on table): $840

By purchasing season tickets, you will receive a receipt via email confirming your order.  Your actual tickets will be issued on May 1, 2015. VIP tickets will be in the middle of the front row.  Reserved tickets will be in the middle of the third row. Seating positions will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of season ticket packages and VIP tables on special offer available for this sale.

The August season is August 17-23, 2015.  Season tickets are applicable to weeknight shows only.  However, those buying VIP season tickets will have an option of adding a Finale VIP table at a special rate of 30% off.

Victor Victoria Back-to-Back Win on Beauty Night!

Winner-1 Victor Victoria won the Develop Model Management Beauty Show for the second year in a row on Sunday night, winning a prize package valued at $3000 provided by SAC Federal Credit Union.  Eight teams of stylists had 48 hours to create head-to-toe looks for the show's theme, "Beauty Icons Through the Ages."

Victor Victoria drew their "Marie Antoinette" theme on Friday night along with the other teams. Their whimsical collection featured phrases uttered by the notorious French queen on t-shirts, while the bottoms of each look varied from ruffled bloomers to a pink ball gown skirt.  Model wore powdered-wig hair styles, white-face makeup with Marie Antoinette signature rouge and lips and each carried a cupcake.  The opening look was a dress fashioned out of a silk parachute found in the basement of a downtown thrift shop.  The most memorable hair style featured a large model ship moored up in the bouffant.

The winning team was selected by a five-person panel representing various areas of expertise: Rick Carey, hair styling expert; Jamie Knott, international makeup artist and educator for Tigi; Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management; Thom Sibbitt, Kent Bellows Art Program; Dwayne Ibsen, owner of Ibsen Costume.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Saturday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Whitney Rorah Wins Again!

Whitney Rorah Wins SAC Federal Credit Union $500 Top Designer Prize. Photo by AJ Brown. Iowa State has swept two out of three nights at OFW Designer Showcases!  Whitney Rorah won Designer Showcase III, earning her a $500 check made possible by SAC Federal Credit Union.  This is Rorah's second OFW win, with her first being the Fashion Institute Fashion Cup last August.  Her evening wear line showcased unique surface design and laser cuts.

Six designers debuted their work on March 14.  Declared, which has a celebrity following, featured cheeky beach looks modeled by "Merbabes" and included an actual mermaid carried down the runway by two male models.  The mermaid tale was made by OFW veteran designer, Dan Richters.  Jillian Fellers showcased a line of timelessly beautiful bridal gowns accessorized with jewelry from Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts.  Erin Tepper of Ezradella featured sumptuous fabrics and reversible sequins and trendy silhouettes in her first showing at OFW. Judy Bales' avant garde collection featured usual materials such as land mine wire and zip ties in structural pieces worn over black full-body leotards.  Kate Walz s howcased her final collection as a high school student, inspired by Versailles in France, and included stunning structural silhouettes and luxurious fabrics.

The winner was selected by a panel of seven Omaha-based industry experts.  To learn more about the OFW selection process, click here.  Interested in becoming an OFW designer?  Apply Now - accepting applications through April 3 for August 17-24 season.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Saturday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Andrea Hurtt Wins Again, with Amaryllis line at OFW Designer Showcase I

Winning designer Andrea Hurtt for Amaryllis with Develop Model Bailey. Photo by AJ Brown. Six designers debuted collections at OFW Designer Showcase I, with Andrea Hurtt taking the SAC Federal Credit Union Top Designer prize for her second win of the week. Hurtt won Thursday night with her collection, Amaryllis; and won the Top Boutique award for a line of dresses used in the Methodist & Younkers Survivor Show on Wednesday night.  Her boutique, Atomic Bombshells, is a vintage inspired store featuring 1940s and 50s era fashions at Midtown Crossing. She also carries lines from several local designers, including Hannah Caroline Couture which was also featured on the runway for Designer Showcase I.

The winner was selected by a panel of seven Omaha-based industry experts.  To learn more about the OFW selection process, click here.  Interested in becoming an OFW designer?  Apply Now - accepting applications through April 3 for August 17-24 season.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Thursday night coverage in Omaha World Herald

Atomic Bombshells Wins Top Boutique Award at Methodist & Younkers Survivor Show

Atomic Bombshells wins SAC Federal Credit Union Top Boutique award.  Photo by AJ Brown. One hundred cancer survivors took to the runway for the Methodist & Younkers Survivor Show at OFW on March 11, representing 18 Omaha retailers.  Part of proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.  Inner Beauty is a specialty salon that works with cancer patients on their appearance while undergoing treatment.  Check out this news clip from KETV News Watch Seven's Alexandra Stone to learn more.  You can get involved with Inner Beauty Salon by donating here.

Congratulations to the recipient of the Top Boutique Award, Atomic Bombshells!  Boutique owner, Andrea Hurtt, won a $500 prize provided by SAC Federal Credit Union.

Read the Omaha World Herald runway wrap up. Check out last night's Borsheims Red Carpet photos by Herb Thompson!

Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Student Wins Top Designer Prize at Student Night

Christopher-DiGiorgio-4-Small Over 30 looks were shown by student designers at OFW's second annual Student Night.  The sold out audience was comprised of nearly 500 students, there to see friends on the runway and learn more about career opportunities in the fashion industry.

The runway show featured work from students in 4-H, the Kent Bellows Fellowship Program at Joslyn Art Museum, OPS Central High School and capsule collections by OFW student designers Syndey Moore, Caleb Hanner and Grace Neary.

Following the runway show, OFW Producer Brook Hudson led a panel discussion with local industry experts: Chevy Kozisek of Victor Victoria Salon & Spa, Alyssa Dilts of Develop Model Management; Ali Babe of Design Parliament; David Scott, OFW Selection Panel Co-Chair and special guest, Nick Sawyers who has collaborated with women's wear brand, Alice + Olivia.  Topics included everything from stereotypes in the media to how to get started in fashion.  The big takeaways from the discussion were that "students should know who they are and reflect that to the world", "never give up or listen when someone says 'you can't'," and "get involved." Quote of the night, delivered by Nick Sawyers: "Success is the best revenge."

The seven person selection panel chose Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Student, Christopher DiGiorgio the winner of a $500 prize provided by SAC Federal Credit Union.

View Borsheims Red Carpet Photos by Herb Thompson

View Event Photos by Kathy Rae

Red coverage by Chris Peters in the Omaha World Herald



OFW Invites You to Nebraska Crossing Anniversary Fashion Show!


Join OFW at Nebraska Crossing Outlets for a fashion show benefiting Teammates on November 14 & 15!  Get the inside scoop on the latest trends, just in time for the holidays! All attendees will enjoy:

  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Red Carpet Paparazzi Event
  • Exclusive sales
  •  Hors d'oeuvres and wine from Dean & Deluca at the pre-party
  •  ...and those who download the NEX App will be eligible for thousands of dollars in prizes given out during the fashion show!

Limited seating available...get yours now.  We'll see you alongside the runway! Ticket sales proceeds benefit Teammates Mentoring Program:


Get Red Carpet Ready for Fashion Week at Borsheims

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Guest can enjoy complimentary hair and make up done by Kontempo Salon,  hors d'oeuvres and sparkeling cocktails, and play our Jewelry Stylist game where the winner  receives a prize package including a pair of VIP tickets to one weeknight OFW show and a little something from Borsheims.   A special trunk show by Florida jewelry designer, Stephanie Kantis will also be featured at Red Carpet Ready!

The first 5o guests will receive a gift bag!

RSVP to Red Carpet Ready at Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts! Very excited to have more friends from Peroni Nastro AzzurroKontempo.Design Parliament and Develop Model Management involved!  It's free and we hope to see all of our fashion fans there! #omahafashion

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The event will be held at Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts which is located in Regency. Mark your calendars for Thursday July 17, at 5:30 p.m.

A look back at past events! 

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For more information check out our Facebook event.

Boutique Weekly: Roots & Wings

On a sunny afternoon, my coworker Kylie and I went "boutique scouting". Our first stop was Roots & Wings sitting in the middle of Countryside Village. It was my first time visiting and I must say, there was a lot of good merchandise to choose from. I ran into brands such as Free People, BB Dakota, TOMS footwear, M2F denim, and more. Overall the clothing style was leaning towards boho casual, however many of the clothing pieces could easily be dressed formally. We picked out a few items, enough for three outfits. Here's the aftermath!

Free People Sheer High Neck Top $68 | Free People Paisley Legging $68 | BB Dakota Red Lace Bandeau $30
I'm really loving this boho-chic, textured combo Kylie put together for this outfit. The top was a dainty, sheer fabric with buttons along the train of the back. The high low design gave this piece elegance. Instead of pairing a camisole or tank top underneath, Kylie paired it with a red lace bandeau, adding a hint of color. The navy paisley coated leggings really pulled this look together, adding detail from head to toe.

Free People Floral Eyelet Dress $148 | BB Dakota Black Flap Jacket $95
It was love at first sight with this dress. The floral print and eyelet detailing really make this dress a statement on it's own. The waist is slightly see-through around the cut-out floral design wrapped around the middle. I threw on a leather jacket to take this look from girly to edgy. The jacket's silhouette generously shaped my upper body, letting the dress peak through. Pair this look with some delicate strappy sandals, or some combat boots to grunge it up.

Quick Silver Polka Dot White Tank $34 | M2F Red Skinny Jeans $145 | Free People Denim Jacket $148
For the last look, Kylie took a more casual approach pairing a graphic tank top with a laid-back denim jacket. The jacket is a very admirable piece due to the fabric & denim mix. The polka dots on the top inspired a colorful pant. The red jeans were certainly a good choice!

That's all folks! We hoped that you enjoyed this addition to Boutique Weekly and there will be more posts coming your way! It's been a blessing having Kyle come along with me. We hope that you take inspiration from both of our styling perspectives.

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- Payton R

Boutique Weekly: Hello Holiday!

Hello fashionistas! You'll be very happy to know that I made a visit to Hello Holiday's office to scout out some outfits for some inspiration to share with you! I was surrounded by adorably quirky prints and timeless dresses. Needless to say, I was in heaven. For those who aren't familiar; Hello Holiday is an online women's wear shop offering a wide variety of classic, yet whimsical clothing for women of all sizes. So in summary, if you're looking for something fun and flattering to wear for Omaha Fashion Week, Hello Holiday is that cherry on top of your sundae. I picked out a few pieces and mixed them into my wardrobe. Ready, set, go!

Peppermint Patty Dress
If you're interested in brightening up your look, why not get lost in fresh peppermint? This dress is a breath of fresh air and can make you feel like a million bucks. The material of this dress is flexible and warm. The dress hits about knee length and is decorated in pleats creating a fuller look. The back of the dress forms a racer back shape. Cooler weather? Just pair it with some tights and a blazer. You'll be breaking hearts in this stunner.

Foster Frames / Tick Tock Atomic Top
While searching through the closet of Hello Holiday, it was very challenging for me to decide which prints to pick out. The quirky, retro print on this little top is irresistible. The peplum shape is always a flattering choice as well. On the back are buttons that fasten the neckline and on the left side lays a zipper for a comfortable fit. I went a bit "geek chic" with this top, pairing it with a pencil skirt and Buddy Holly inspired glasses. On the right, I toned it down a bit by squeezing into some skinny jeans, and adding a dainty collar necklace. Dress this top up or down, either way you can't go wrong.

Pep Per Diem Top / Just Add Lace Skirt
Last but certainly not least, the infamous lace skirt. This piece not only adds elegance to your wardrobe, it can also be a staple for casual or formal wear. The lace detailing is eye catching and makes a statement alone, or united with a plain or subtly printed top. On the left I paired this lace dream with a plain peplum, creating more of an exaggerated and flirty shape. On the right, I decided to stick with a black, but textured top. The textures of both the top and skirt really go hand in hand, but it is important to keep it minimal.

I hope this leaves you inspired to flaunt in some Hello Holiday wear during our upcoming Fashion Week event (during the 18th-24th of this month!) or just during your everyday routine. And here's some good news! There are tons of markdowns happening on their website, so don't wait! Go, go, go!

Thanks for reading! Until next time...

xx, - Payton R.

OFW Boutique Tour - Get on the bus!

Get Red Carpet Ready with the OFW team at the hottest shopping destinations our city has to offer! Bring your girlfriends for a day full of shopping and cocktails. On Feb. 9 we'll board the OFW Bus at Bliss Boutique, 12100 West Center Road at 10 a.m. Come early for breakfast and mimosas! We will be hitting all the hot spots in the city including: Shops of Legacy, One Pacific Place, Countryside Village, Dundee, Old Market, & Benson. The tour will end back at Bliss Boutique for Happy Hour around 5 p.m.Check out the tour schedule and reserve your seat on the bus at the button below. Bring your receipt with you to board the bus. Proceeds benefit the Fashion Institute Midwest.

  9:30 a.m.  Bliss Boutique 12100 West Center Road (402) 991-3595

10:00 a.m. Board the bus

10:15 a.m. Shops of Legacy Skyz Boutique 16939 Wright Plaza #114 (402)502-5026 20% Off Purchase of one regular priced item

11:00 Board the bus

11:15 Rock brook Village  Post and Nickel

12 p.m. Board the Bus

12:15 p.m. One Pacific Place Piper 10319 Pacific Street (402)932-7001

1 p.m. Board the bus

1:15 p.m. Country Side Village Roots and Wings 8712 Pacific Street (402)504-4700 25% off regularly priced merchandise

2 p.m. Board the bus

2:15 p.m. Dundee Denim Saloon 4914 Underwood Ave (402)885-8800

3 p.m. Board the bus

3:15 p.m. Old Market All About Me 419 South 11th Street Omaha, NE 68102 (402)505-6000

4 p.m. Board the bus

4:15 p.m. Benson Paperdoll 6107 Maple Street (402)616-6715 20% Off All Purchases $20 and Up! Complimentary drinks and snacks!

5 p.m. Board the bus

5:30 Final destination Happy Hour at Bliss

Don't Miss It: Red Carpet Ready

If you are channeling Cher Horowitz in the movie Clueless as you prep for Omaha Fashion Week....cue vision of yourself tossing clothes everywhere to find your sweater from Fred Segal...then Red Carpet Ready is for you!

Who doesn’t want to make a statement from head to toe? Who wouldn’t love live hair tutorials from the experts at Kontempo, browse (and try on!) glistening jewelry from Borsheim’s, learn to walk the walk from Development Model Management, get tips on the best attire from She-La and sip some swanky cocktails from Wine Styles?

Be there August 2nd from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Borsheim’s in Regency Court.  First 50 guests receive a Swag Bag full of goodies.  Free event - we love free!  RSVP here:


OFW Team