Beautiful Photographs of Baltimore’s Gender-Bending Voguers

Photo by Frédéric Nauczyciel

Photo by Frédéric Nauczyciel

Via Slate, we stumbled on French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel’s gorgeous portraits of Baltimore’s voguers.  “They invent themselves. They decide who they want to be. They can twist very easily from masculine to feminine, from nice to mean,” Nauczyciel said, of the subculture’s practitioners. “I think it’s very brave, very courageous.”
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Win a Pair of Guest List Tickets to the FashionEASTa Event in Harbor East

From the Harbor East Website:

The FashionEASTa Fashion Show

The FashionEASTa Fashion Show will commence at 3:30PM, bringing audiences a high-energy runway production highlighting spring fashions with local celebrity models Baltimore Raven Lardarius Webb, Emily Gracey from WBFF and Sharon Gibala from WJZ, hosted by Shelly May from Baltimore magazine. The most fabulous part? All the show’s styles come straight from Harbor East shops, so if you love what you see you can #OwnIt.

Participating retailers include: Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Loafers & Laces, lululemon athletica, MAC Cosmetics, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Under Armour Brand House, Urban Chic and White House/Black Market.

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Guest List Tickets

FashionEASTa: The Fashion Event is FREE and open to the public. To reserve seating and other VIP amenities for the day, including an exclusive FashionEASTa Shopping Bag, discounted refreshments and garage parking purchase your Guest List ticket for only $35. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Dress for Success Baltimore. Click here to purchase tickets.

Bonus:  Baltimore Fishbowl viewers have a chance to win ‘Guest List’ tickets!  Please comment below on your favorite or least favorite fashion trend.

Are Baltimore and D.C. Really ‘Merging’?

Look. They're almost kissing.

Look. They’re almost kissing. Via CBS Washington

“[T]he Baltimore Washington region better wake up to the fact that we are merging. Period.” So said Baltimore radio personality Glenn Younes in response to some bogus outrage from his D.C. counterpart over an Orioles billboard that popped up “a mere 6.5 miles from Nationals Park.”

The original piece is pretty funny. Chris Lingebach accuses the billboard of being “strategically placed” just on the Maryland side of the D.C. border. He goes on to explain to his readers “why the Orioles are allowed to place a billboard so close to D.C.” Allowed to? Continue reading

Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase on Saturday, April 26


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Winner of the 2012 Maryland Hunt Cup: Twill Do, owned by Lucy A. Goelet, trained by William Meister, and ridden by James Stierhoff.

catch of the day fish (2)With this phenomenal spring weather, there’s really no reason not to hit every steeplechase race of the season. And since every steeplechase presents its own unique course of obstacles, each one offers an exciting and unpredictable race. But few can rival the tradition and challenge of the Maryland Hunt Cup.  The thrill of horse racing coupled with the sport’s rich tradition in Maryland make a day at the races a fabulous weekend outing for the family, or a really cool date idea, or simply a great way to get away from it all momentarily. When you attend the Hunt Cup, you’re attending a horse race that has been run here in Maryland since 1894, when members of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club challenged the members of Green Spring Valley Hounds to a timber race. Thus was born the Hunt Cup.  In keeping with the challenge, the first race was limited to members of the two original fox hunting clubs, but it proved such a success that the next year it was opened to all fox hunting clubs in Maryland. The race’s popularity spread like wildfire, and in 1903, members from recognized clubs all throughout the United States and Canada were invited to participate. Continue reading

Unbelievable Art and Process at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Arts and Crafts Sugarloaf

catch of the day fish (2)You know the experience of going to an arts and crafts festival and wondering, “how in the world do they do that?” Of course, the answer is that many artists and artisans hone their craft for years, dedicating themselves to their studios and workshops in order to create objects of true beauty. And usually, we don’t get to see that process—the way that artists transform raw materials like wood or wool or silver into fantastically crafted works of art. But at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, April 25-27, 250 amazing artists will have finished works available for sale, but among those will be artists showcasing some pieces that have just begun, in order to give viewers a rare glimpse into the artistic process. There will be live demonstrations by master craftspeople in the process of creating all kind of usable, artistic objects. Continue reading