Jessica McKay of Birdhouse Interior Design has been not-so-patiently waiting to announce an upcoming special event that should be going on your calendar as you read this. On December 2nd, HOME: A Birdhouse Interiors and Art Exhibition will kick off with a very special speaker, Erin Loechner, creator and editor-in-chief of the internationally popular design blog, Design for Mankind. Loechner has a weekly column for and has been featured in Glamour, Lucky, Nylon, ReadyMade and The Huffington Post, to name a few. The opening reception featuring Loechner will take place from 6 to 10 pm and will showcase an open tour of seven designed rooms, 100% original and local art, food and more. Tickets will be available for $30 in advance with a portion of proceeds going to The Union for Contemporary Art. Visit and for more information.

Omaha Designer Steve Gordon of RDQLUS Creative recently added a new line of goods to his ever-expanding clothing line, RDQLUS Goods & Cloth. Gordon’s new product line is a collaboration with MIssion Workshop and can be described as a line of nearly indestructible yet fashionable bags for mobile urban professionals. The limited edition collaboration features Mission Workshop’s “Rummy” roll-top messenger bag, hand printed with the RGC “Pedigree” crest on the front flap. When the bag’s roll-top is used, the RDG “Hvy Crwn” logo is exposed. Collaboration bags, must-see OMAgoodNEss T-shirts and more are available in extremely limited quantities at

Local salon Bangs is offering $25 off all highlights during July and August. Those ready to add some sunshine to their look can call or visit Bangs in Omaha at 2623 South 144th Street (402. ( 934.5244) and in Bellevue at 3905 Twin Creek Drive (402.934.0799). Go to for information on upcoming specials and more. 

Last but not least, final entries for Omaha FASHION Magazine’s Style, Shoot, Send photo contest are due this Monday, August 1st. The winning team will receive $2,000 cash, a $2,500 ad in Omaha FASHION Magazine and a $500 gift voucher to Nomad Lounge. Contestants should visit for additional details and to submit their entry.

Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, N​ebraska. Her style blog can be found at

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