Fashion Week Cleveland - VIP Ticket Giveaway

::Thanks to everyone who entered. This contest is now closed::

Fashion Week Cleveland is almost here. This year's theme is Fashion Forward and there are plenty of fun events to attend on the schedule May 4th -12th. I wasn't in town to attend the runway shows last year but I did get out to the Glam Party kickoff and DRESSED event and had a great time. If you get a chance, check out this documentary. It is a moving and inspiring piece watching Nary Manivong go from homeless and living on the streets to making his dream of designing clothes a reality. A few years ago he teamed up with Alexandria Hilfiger to create the line, NAHM.

Friday, May 4th 
FWC will kick things off with Retail's Night Out (location to be announced soon) with a boutique hop featuring trunk shows, wine and cheese.
{no charge} 8-10pm

Saturday, May 5th
GlamJam - Fashion & Music in the Rock City
Music, fashion and art collide at Halle's Department Store Building where there will be food trucks, performance art and a mixed media runway show.
{$10} 8-10pm

Friday, May 11th
Documentary Film - Dressed
"Follow Ohio native and American designer, Nary Manivong in his quest to make it in the competitive fashion design industry." Filmmaker David Swajeski and designer Nary Manivong will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A.
Cleveland Museum of Art - {$9} {$7 for CMA members/students} 6:45pm

The Artist's Salon- After-party
{no charge} 9pm-midnight

Saturday, May 12th
Black Tie Gala & Runway Shows - Halle Building 
8pm - Cocktail Hour
9pm - music by Nights
9:30-11pm - Designer Runway Shows (list of designers here)
{$40 - special guest admission - complimentary appetizers, standing room for show, cash bar}
{$100 - VIP  admission - VIP lounge, premium cocktail party, champagne/chocolates, appetizers, open bar and reserved seating for runway shows}
*doors open at 7:30pm
*Tuxedo and Proper Attire Required

Fashion Week Cleveland - Official After-Party 
(location TBA)
11pm-2am complimentary appetizers
{no charge}

Giveaway Time!!!
Enter to win a pair of tickets to GlamJam ($20 value) and 2 VIP tickets to the Black-Tie Gala & Runway Show ($200 value)

To enter:
1. Leave a comment below as to why you should receive VIP treatment to Cleveland's Fashion Week.
2. Follow @CLE_FashionWeek and @smittenincle on twitter and leave a comment telling me you did

Twitter users can get extra entries each day by:

3. Tweet : "I just entered @smittenincle's blogger giveaway contest to win free tickets to @CLE_FashionWeek & you can too! "
4. Post a fashionable picture of yourself with the tweet : "@CLE_FasionWeek & @smittenincle, I love this outfit because..."

please leave a separate comment on this post for each entry
Giveaway closes Thursday 4/19 at 8pm and a winner will be announced Friday 4/20.
*By entering, winner agrees to write a quick summary of the event (with a photo or two) to be included on this blog.

top: Glam Party Fashion Week kickoff party @ Dragonfly w/ Dina (left) & Christina (second left)
bottom: At the Dressed Premiere : Dina, Christina, Nari Maniovong, me 

Be sure to check out FWC on facebook and twitter.

{first 2 images via Fashion Week Cleveland}

::Disclosure:: In return for posting and hosting a ticket giveavay, I received a pair of GlamJam and VIP tickets to this event. All opinions are my own, as always, and I'm over the moon to be attending and blogging about this event.


Charlene said...

Um...I wanna go! Things I love: Mad Men, Fashion, Rock n Roll and Smitten in CLE. Are those reasons enough to want to go?

Modern Musings said...

Charlene - my you have good taste....

SRep said...

i would love to go plus i would be honored to recap the event on my favorite blog : )

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I should receive VIP treatment because I NEED to go - I'm a hot mess and can use all the fashion inspiration I can get!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I follow both you and Fashion Week on Twitter

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...


Tara @Ms. Dactyl said...

I think I should receive VIP treatment because it'd be so amazing to see my lovely sister Nidhizzle strut her stuff down the runway like the glamazon she is and because I love all things Cleveland, Fashion, & Smitten in CLE! Plus, FWC is right after I take the biggest exam of my life so what better way to celebrate than by supporting my sister/best friend, being awestruck by the amazingly talented designers & fantastic fashions, and partying with some of Cleveland's classiest!?!

Tara @Ms. Dactyl said...

By the way, I follow both you and Fashion Week-Cleveland on Twitter and I've tweeted both your url & a picture! Thanks!

Unknown said...

I have never been to any Fashion Week events and this looks amazing. I would love tickets to attend and take a friend who is so into fashion.

It would be great to learn what is new and upcoming and talk to some amazing individuals that are so talented.

Unknown said...

I also follow both of you on Twitter as @morgan_jody

Unknown said...

I tweeted :-)!/morgan_jody/status/191709324857458688

Amy said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to go, and here is my rationale:

I had enough passion for fashion that I got my bachelor's degree in Clothing and Textiles. When it came to following my passion vs. paying my bills, I found myself in a sensible job that had nothing to do with fashion. It became more of a hobby, and now I am the "stylist"/fashion adviser in my circle of friends - helping them connect with their inner fashionista and outfitting them for their special black-tie events.

Pairing my passion for fashion and my love for CLE, I would be honored to attend and then recap it for your readers.

Amy said...

Tweeted! ;)

nicole said...

oh my goodness, i would love to go! i'm a clevelander that writes for All Things Chic, a fashion blog. This would be a dream :)

nicole said...

i follow on twitter too :) i'm @busygirlnicole

SRep said...

i am following @cle_fashionweek

Sourire11 said...

Oooh I'd love to go! I have the lamest reason ever: Because I know I'm not fashionable (anymore) but I very much want to be(again).

Sourire11 said...

I followed @cle_fashionweek on twitter (I already was following you)

N Sizzle said...

I got fashion in my pants and I ain't afraid to show it. I'm stylish and I know it?? Yes.

Ms Dactyl said...

I tweeted #3 and #4!!/tboinpal/status/192433195004870656!/tboinpal/status/192432553066635265

Ms Dactyl (@tboinpal) said...

I just realized---was I supposed to leave a separate comment for each tweet? As in, one comment for tweet #3 and one tweet for #4?

hahahaha look at me, I'm such a nOOb. awesome sauce (like sriracha!)

get it?! credit goes to nidhizzle. who has so much fashion she has to put some in her pants. but don't worry, apparently she'll show you. SHE's NOT AFRAID.


oh. my. goodness. I need to study less and sleep more. -_-

thanks! And my sincerest apologies for this stream-of-conciousness media is now my only real outlet to the world o_o

Nadine said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to go because anything black tie makes me go gaga, not like I need an excuse to dress up :) Plus I love fashion and supporting local business/designers!

Nadine said...

Just started following @CLE_FashionWeek and of course I was already following you :)

Unknown said...

I should receive VIP treatment because I love running around CLE in heels (well, also my running shoes too. Maybe one day i'll do 26.2 in heels...ouch) Also, I love any and every excuse to get all dressed up :)

Unknown said...

I follow both you and @CLE-FashionWeek

Unknown said...

Tweet tweet

Khako said...

I would love to have a VIP treatment bc I love fashion, I love to dress up, I love beautiful shoes and dresses and I love parties. above all this I am a scientist and a doctor... every single party that I go to in Cleveland I feel overdressed (actually ppl comment on this) so getting the VIP pass to Cleveland Fashion week will allow me to enjoy the party most with my beautiful friends who also love fashion...