Lil Scoutie Sighting: For style-conscious fans heading to MAHA music festival Saturday, August 13th, be sure to stop by Scout: Dry Goods & Trade’s mobile shop, affectionately known as Lil Scoutie. The minds behind style site Esoteric Velvet will be on hand to celebrate as part of their 100 days of cultural goodness, while photographing the best in local festival style. Those who stop by and show Lil Scoutie some love will have a chance to win VIP tickets to Omaha Fashion Week, which includes runway-side seats and a VIP pre-show cocktail party or a $150 gift certificate to Omaha’s Flat Iron Cafe. Aksarben Village is located at 67th and Center Street in Omaha. Visit or for more information.

Mix & Mingle with Mondo: Additional details have surfaced regarding Project Runway Season 8 finalist Mondo Guerra’s visit to Omaha for Omaha Fashion Week 2011. Mondo will be in town Saturday, August 27th to appear at a fundraiser for the Nebraska AIDS Project at The Max, at 1417 Jackson Street in the Old Market. This event will take place from 3 to 6:30 pm, is sponsored by The Max and hosted by The Imperial Court of Nebraska and Princess Lasertron. Seven dollars gets you in the door, along with appetizers and chat time with the Project Runway star. Want more time with Mondo? Head over to Nomad Lounge at 1013 Jones Street, where the OFW finale show will take place at 8 pm, with doors opening at 6 pm. Mondo, along with popular British Blogger Rock n Roll Bride will be attending the finale show as guests of Princess Lasertron. Visit or for additional event information.

Volunteers Needed for Omaha Fashion Week: With Omaha Fashion Week approaching a need is brewing for hardworking, passionate volunteers to help create a superior experience for fashion fans in the coming weeks. OFW runs from August 22nd through 27th and volunteers are needed to serve as designer liaisons, backstage crew, admissions staff and more. Feel you fit the bill? Visit to apply. Non-profit groups with large numbers of volunteers available should email for the opportunity to receive a donation from OFW for their organization.

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

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