Honoring Arlington

A salute to the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery.

BY CALLY JAMIS VENNARE

U.S. Army veteran Richard Pittsinger served as a distinguished Tomb Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in the 1950s.

Arlington National Cemetery has a rich legacy as one of our national treasures. It serves as the final resting place for more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their families from all branches of the military. “Although not officially a cemetery until 1864, we have veterans from every one of America’s conflicts, beginning with the American Revolution,” says command historian Dr. Stephen Carney. Arlington is still an active cemetery, conducting nearly 7,000 services per year.

If you listen closely, the unmistakable sound of Taps might guide you from the evocative eternal flame, marking the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, to the majestic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded day and night by the distinguished Tomb Guard sentinel, or Old Guard. Considered to be the very best of the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, serving our nation since 1784.

Sunglasses gleaming, shoes shining, uniform pressed and fitted to perfection, each guard marches 21 steps behind the Tomb, pausing for 21 seconds before turning and repeating the process. Back and forth, stoic and proud. Footsteps always clicking in sync with the number 21, symbolic of the highest honor that can be bestowed upon the American soldier “Known But to God”: the 21-gun salute.

Beyond the Tomb, more sights and sounds remain to be seen, including the open-air Memorial Amphitheatre, where crowds gather to hear performances and dedications, and wreath-laying ceremonies that pay respect to our nation’s fallen heroes. It’s no wonder that Arlington National Cemetery hosts over three million visitors each year, including dignitaries from around the world. After 150 years, its significance and legacy remain stronger than ever.

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Scott Eyerly’s Arlington Sons illuminates a universal experience—the changing of the guard between generations—in a uniquely American context. The 12-minute duet by bass-baritone David Pittsinger and his son Richard honors David’s late father, a U.S. Army veteran who served as a distinguished Tomb Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in the 1950s. It is believed to be the first-ever musical work written for a real-life father and son.

Following premiere performances with the West Point Band and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a release on iTunes earlier this year, Arlington Sons was praised by D.C. radio station Classical WETA: “Through this lyrical and intimate musical work, a family’s moment on a sunny hilltop becomes a loving lesson in honor, sacrifice and patriotism.”

Rodes Events

September 12 & 13, 2012 at Rodes For Him

Measure Up has been producing the finest custom shirts in the industry for over 20 years.  Each one is hand crafted, one at a time here in the U.S.  From basic white to luxurious detailed fabrics, pocket and cuff selections, the options are endless.  Measure Up offers styling options to customers that result in a true custom shirt of your own design.  From September 12th through the 22nd, receive a free custom shirt after purchasing five. This is your opportunity to choose a shirt that is truly made to measure, just for you! Measure Up representative Bonita Schulman will be here on September 12th & 13th to assist you with your selections. Receive a FREE Measure Up custom shirt with the purchase of five custom shirts!

 

September 13, 2012 at Rodes For Him

Samuelsohn Fall 2012 Trunk Show.  Founded in 1923, Samuelsohn prides themselves on quality and detail in fine men’s clothing.  All clothing is manufactured under one roof in their modern Montreal factory.  Samuelsohn garments are special in they will maintain their shape and fit after repeated cleaning and pressing so that the customer can wear his garment for years to come.  Samuelsohn representativeBob Weakley will be on hand to help you with your selections!

 

September 13 – 15, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Rodes For Her presents the Spring 2013 Rena Lange collection.  In pursuit of elegance, refinement and sophistication, German fashion designer Rena Lange aspires to create seasonal ranges of luxury ready-to-wear aimed at an international clientele who value quality and consistency through design. Exclusive research and development with the world’s finest yarn and fabric mills is combined with signature trims, refined detailing and precision tailoring to present clothing collections that represent a couture level of design.  Join us for this special Spring trunk show!  For more information call 502.753.1050.

 

September 19, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Mark your calendars for the St John Spring 2013 one-day only trunk show. Known for their long standing reputation in the fashion community, St John continues to reinvent itself and surprise its customers every season while continuing to provide the highest quality in garment production.  A representative will be on hand to present the collection and help with any ordering.

 

September 20, 2012 at Rodes For Him

ISAIA Fall 2012 Trunk Show. Come meet David Kearney who will show you the Isaia collection. Isaia has been included among Robb Report magazine’s “2012 Best of the Best” selections. Isaia’s positioning is one of “More Than Tradition” it is one of Contemporary Tradition. Isaia is about the ability to re-interpret the heritage and excellence of the Sartorial Tradition, to make it relevant for the “New Gentlemen”. These New Gentlemen love to be noticed, they are not afraid to stand out, they express themselves with a personal style, part Gentleman, part Dandy, unmistakably stylish. Receive a FREE tie and pocket square with each custom clothing order!

 

October 4-6, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Lourdes Chavez will present their Spring 2012 collection. Lourdes Chavez is a high fashion couture company based in Los Angeles, CA.  They specialize in artful workmanships created perfectly for the customer.  Clothing for special occasions or a tailored suit for the office, Lourdes Chavez has much to offer.  Join  as he takes you through the Fall 2011 Collection.

 

October 4-6, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Designer Charlie Wharton will present his Starfire Jewelry collection.  Starfire specializes in precious and semi-precious stones from around the world.  Pick your collar to match perfectly with the stone of your choice for an outstanding one-of-a kind necklace.  Unique rings, earrings and bracelets are also available.  Join us for a unique jewelry experience and see stones that are meant to catch eyes!

 

October 10 &11, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Natura Bisse will provide complimentary facials using the latest trend and technology in skin care by appointment only!  Contact Annette Grisanti at 502.753.1055 for additional information or for an appointment.

 

October 11, 2012 at Rodes For Him

Oxxford Clothing Fall 2012 Trunk Show. Since 1916, the world’s leading men have worn Oxxford for its elegance and character. Early on, gentlemen such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Walt Disney and Joe DiMaggio chose Oxxford, and to this day, Oxxford’s client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the world’s gentlemen. Today, men can still turn with full confidence to Oxxford Clothes, an institution which remains firmly committed to its original mission: tailoring the clothing by which all others are judged. Lori Vaughn will be here from Oxxford to display their new fall collection. Plus, 10% off all special orders during the show!

 

October 17-20, 2012 at The Waterfront Louisville

The red carpet is coming to Louisville this fall for four days of fun, fashion and festivities.  The inaugural Waterfront Fashion Week runs from October 17-20, 2012 and features a series of fashion-focused events and fundraisers benefitting Louisville’s Waterfront Development Corporation.  The events are open to the public with purchase of tickets.  Fashion shows will mark each evening of the event, where attendees will be treated to the region’s best models donning fashions from regional boutiques and the country’s top designers.  Rodes For Him For Her is excited to participate in this fashion-worthy event!  For more information go to www.rodes.com or www.waterfrontfashionweek.com.

 

October 19 & 20, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Exclusive Escada Spring 2013 Showing.  Escada is an international luxury group in women’s designer fashion. Over the past thirty years, Escada has become a leading name in women’s fashion, often worn by celebrities to red carpet events.  Escada is world-renowned for looks that are elegant, glamorous and ultra-feminine: colorful classics, beautifully constructed suits, and high-wattage evening gowns.  Go to www.rodes.com for additional information.

 

October 23 & 24, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Zenobia exclusive Spring 2013 Showing.  Zenobia is a world class label created for the dynamic, elegant and seductive woman. An exclusive line to Rodes For Her, with a focus on impeccable and flattering cuts and extreme attention to detail.  This is a collection with individuality, a collection with a mind of its own!  Contemporary elegance meets discreet luxury.

 

November 8-10, 2012 at Rodes For Her

Orlanda Olsen Jewelry collection. View this elegant and unique collection of men’s and women’s jewelry. Designer Orlanda Olsen will make a personal appearance to show her collection jewelry and to help customers with special orders and immediate purchases.

 

November 9, 2012 at Bittners

Gilda’s Night at Bitners, a benefit for Gilda’s Club Louisville.  This year will be the 8th year for the annual Gilda’s club fundraiser.  Gilda’s Club, named in honor of the late comedian Gilda Radner, provides a free, non-residential place where men, women, and children with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support.  Go to www.rodes.com or www.gildasclublouisville.org for additional information.

 

 

Mitchells / Richards / Marshs Events

Greenwich

June 1st – Veronica Beard Pre-Fall/Fall Trunk Show

June 16th – Mikimoto Trunk Show

June 16th – Robin Rotenier Men’s Trunk Show

June 16th – Tailor Vintage Selling Day

June 23rd – Giorgio Armani Resort Trunk Show

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Mario’s Events

Women’s Akris Fall Trunk Show 

Seattle: Saturday, June 9

 

Women’s Oscar de la Renta Fall Trunk Show

Seattle: Thursday, June 14 – Friday, June 15

Malouf’s Events

April 12 in Lubbock
Mephisto Trunk Show
Experience the “finest walking shoe on Earth.” View the new spring styles that offer the same comfort, support and durability Mephisto is known for.

April 12-13 in Southlake
Cole Haan Trunk Show
Preview the women’s spring and fall 2012 collections. Enter to win a FREE pair of Cole Haan sandals.

April 13-14 in Lubbock
Abi Ferrin Trunk Show featuring Alexis Bittar jewelry
The Abi Ferrin motto is “Fashion with Freedom and Purpose.” View the latest collection from Abi Ferrin that pairs perfectly with jewelry from Alexis Bittar.

April 26 in Lubbock
Stella’s Business Connection
Stella’s | 4646 50th Street
Join us from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. for an evening of fashion, mingling, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and giveaways.

April 27-28 in Southlake
Abi Ferrin Trunk Show
The Abi Ferrin motto is “Fashion with Freedom and Purpose.” View the latest collection and meet Abi Ferrin in the store from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

April 27-28 in Southlake
Robert Graham Trunk Show
View the eclectic prints and bold colors of our men’s and women’s spring 2012 collections from Robert Graham. Enjoy a special gift with your trunk show purchase.

April 27-29 in Southlake
Art in the Square
Southlake Town Square
Join us for a weekend of trunk shows, art, entertainment, food and more during this annual juried art festival.

Garys Events

Canali Trunk Show

Fashion Island Newport Beach
Featuring the spring/summer collection
Saturday, April 7th
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


OluKai Footwear Trunk Show

Fashion Island Newport Beach
Including the launch of the Ali’l collection
Saturday, April 7th
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Larrimor’s Events

ALTA MODA
Thursday, April 12  &  Friday, April 13: One PNC Plaza

Fall 2012 Trunk Show: Artisan haute couture, with personality and charisma for the independent, feminine woman. With attention to detail and sophisticated craftsmanship, Alta Moda produces luxury hand-made exclusive designs with materials that give birth to unique collections.

CANALI
Thursday, April 19: One PNC

Drawing strength from a tradition in textiles that dates back to the 19th century, Canali offers impeccable tailoring and fine styling in high quality Italian clothing. Today the business is run by the third generation of the family, and continues to be guided by a creative flair and a vision of men’s elegance that is quite out of the ordinary.

TRUSSINI
Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22: Galleria

Trussini is an expression of extraordinary classic Italian tailored clothing. Made in Italy, the full-canvas, hand-stitched garments are fashioned with only the best Italian textiles that marry old world craftsmanship with new world technology.

SANTORELLI
Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28: One PNC

Venice is the source of inspiration and birth place of Santorelli Women’s lifestyle collection. Made of luxurious fabrics in bold colors and innovative silhouettes, Santorelli combines old world quality with a modern touch. The Santorelli lifestyle is about understated elegance and comfort. La dolce vita!

ESCADA
Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11: One PNC

Think fall forward with sophisticated, distinctive designs featuring unusual combinations of colors and patterns, exclusive embroidery and elaborately designed knitted fashions. Chic fashion statements for modern women who love femininity, luxury, cool glamour and a perfect fit approach.

MAGNANNI
Thursday, May 17: One PNC

Magnanni is a third-generation, family-owned company that has been producing handcrafted men’s shoes in the finest European tradition for more than 50 years. The pursuit of simple, classic design and attention to detail makes them a leader in the industry.