Stylin’: Bath teen wins a fashion competition

CorrespondentApril 24, 2013 

High school senior Jessi Boseman won a contest sponsored by The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Competitors were asked to submit a trend board illustrating fashion's next big trend. Inspired by the likes of Kate Moss and Rihanna, Boseman chose "glam rock" as her trend to watch.


An Eastern North Carolina teen may be on her way to a career in fashion after winning The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham’s Passion for Fashion competition.

Jessi Boseman, a high school senior from Bath, won the competition’s Fashion Marketing and Merchandising and Retail Management category. Competitors were asked to submit a trend board illustrating fashion’s next big trend. Inspired by the likes of Kate Moss and Rihanna, Boseman chose “glam rock” as her trend to watch.

Boseman will receive a $3,000 scholarship and will move on to compete on the national level for a chance at a half-tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, plus a trip to New York City with a meet-and-greet at Seventeen magazine, a shopping spree and more.

Right fit, good cause

Nordstrom will host the “We Heart a Great Fit” bra fitting event Friday and Saturday. Customers can find their correct bra fit and help a great cause with a portion of the proceeds from bra purchases benefiting the Young Survivors Coalition, which helps breast cancer survivors younger than 35. Shoppers will also receive a gift with purchase, and there will be raffles and more. More info: 919-806-3700.

Where charity begins

Get up early to shop for a good cause at Belk’s Spring Charity Sale, 6-10 a.m., Saturday. The sale, which benefits local charities with a $5 admission fee, features special discounts, gift card giveaways and more. More info:

A little upcycling

Parents can score children’s clothing, toys, books and more for just a buck at the Kidcycle Children’s Consignment Sale on Saturday at Northgate Mall in Durham. All proceeds from the sale, which is open 1-5 p.m., will benefit Welcome Baby Durham, a nonprofit that assists parents of newborns. Kidcycle will be in the former CompUSA location near Sears.

This week in the trunk...

Mark your calendars for this week’s lineup of trunk shows:

• Dovecote’s spring trunk show series continues this week with vintage-inspired jewelry from Bittersweet Designs Friday and Saturday. Designer Laurie Lenfestey uses semi-precious stones, vintage Czech glass and freshwater pearls to embellish her necklaces. More info: 919-542-1145.

• Raleigh designer Oami Powers will preview new spring and fall pieces from her Judah Ross line at Epona & Oak on Saturday. Powers makes her casual chic clothing using natural fiber fabrics. The show will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Epona & Oak is at 329 Blake St., Raleigh, 919-828-7500,

• Main & Taylor will have the full spring collection and a preview of fall shoes from Anyi Lu for a trunk show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. Main & Taylor is at 4421 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, 919-821-1556,

Another opening

Madewell will open its second Triangle location Tuesday in Crabtree Valley Mall. The store sells casual trendy clothing and accessories for women, and currently has a location at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham. More info: 919-787-8993.

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