Omaha Fashion Week is accepting designer applications for their March 2012 fashion shows. A select few will be chosen to for Oct. 19-20 interviews with a panel of independent industry professionals.  Times and locations to be announced. Applicants must be available to interview on those dates to be considered. The panel’s final decisions will be based on the interviews; and designers with the highest scores will be chosen to present their collections at the March 2012 shows. Applications must be submitted by midnight on October 15th. Designers can go to omahafashionweek.com for more information and to apply.

In celebration of the upcoming Lit Undressed: Fashion in Literature event, artists aged 19+ should attend a “Drink N Draw” event at House of Loom on Thursday, September 29th from 7 p.m.-9 pm. Artists will have a chance to come together to create in collaboration with two local professional figure models dressed in “garb of their choice.” The cost is $5 and artists have the option to submit any works completed at this event to be exhibited at the Lit Undressed performance on October 19th, also at House of Loom. House of Loom is located at 1012 S. 10th Street in Omaha and attendees can email litundressed@yahoo.com for additional details.

Omaha restaurant CRAVE, JCI Ralston and the Omaha Jaycees are partnering for a one-night event Friday, October 28th from 5 p.m.-10 pm. Start planning now by busting out your favorite hairpiece for the 2nd Annual Wig Party, a fundraiser for non-profit organization Locks of Love. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Head to CRAVE, located at 200 S. 31st Avenue in Midtown Crossing in your favorite wig and 10% of your bill will be donated to this great cause.

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


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