Baldwin Gets National Nod
GQ magazine recently published the 2013 list of the Best New Menswear Designers in America, and making that list was Kansas City’s own Matt Baldwin of Baldwin Denim.
Baldwin helped launch Standard Style with wife, Emily, and then branched out to found Baldwin Denim in 2009. Baldwin is based on denim but is now expanding to include American-made shirts, tees and chinos.
Included with the honor of being named to the list, the designers will receive mentoring from GQ and have the opportunity to collaborate with Gap to produce pieces that will be sold in the retailer’s stores worldwide.
photo: GQ magazine
Get Wild at Zoo Fundraiser
Jazzoo is the Kansas City Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser and helps to support children’s educational programs and feed the zoo’s more than 1,000 animals.
This year’s event is June 7 and the theme, “Mystique of the Beak,” celebrates the upcoming arrival of the zoo’s new state-of-the-art penguin habitat. Jazzoo takes place at the zoo, located in Swope Park near Starlight Theatre.
More than 4,500 Kansas Citians are expected to attend this evening of unlimited food, drink and music while making a positive impact on their community. Guests — who are encouraged to come dressed in “creative black tie” — will enjoy bites from more than 50 area restaurants and drinks from 10 full and specialty bars.
The event also includes music entertainment from Victor & Penny, DJ Kirby, Patrick Lenz, The Zeros, Disco Dick & The Mirrorballs, Drew Six, Sell Out, and Calypso Bluz.
For tickets or more information, visit jazzookc.org.
Event Supports Cancer Patients
Art Bra KC showcases eclectic, work-of-art bras modeled by survivors to celebrate their triumph over cancer. The event takes place May 3 in the TWA Museum at the Downtown Airport in
Kansas City, Mo.
About 75 bras will be designed and created by family and friends of survivors, local artists, celebrities and volunteers. The top 25 bras will be modeled and auctioned off during a fashion show, and the others will be part of silent and live auctions.
Proceeds benefit the Patients in Need Fund at Missys’ Boutique, an accredited “appearance center” at The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion. The fund ensures access to Missys’ services for eligible uninsured/underinsured individuals.
For many cancer patients and survivors, changes in appearance caused by treatments or surgery can pose physical and emotional obstacles during their journey of recovery and healing. The boutique — named in memory of Melissa Malter Newell and Ann Wilcox O’Neill, both affectionately known as Missy — offers services and select products designed for cancer patients and survivors, as well as a variety of retail merchandise for the general public.
For more information, visit artbrakc.com.