After opening in December 2011, Nostra Style House has brought a new edge to the shopping options on 6th St. in Roosevelt Row. The modern shop is unlike any others on the street, as they do not carry vintage goods, though a few designer pieces are vintage-inspired.

They are hosting a fashion show, Rare Bird, this week at the Monarch Theatre. It will be based on colors and vibrant prints and will be composed of clothing from the store as well as funky accessories made from craft store finds, like feathers. The avant-garde looks will be reminiscent of exotic birds from the wild, but with refined style of course.

“It’s all very fashion-forward. Not too upscale because it is still chic and it has a fresh, urban style,” Liliana Gomez said. Gomez is a sales associate at the Nostra Style House who can be found there most days creating unique outfits for customers.

Although this is not the first show that the boutique is hosting, they are thrilled to be working on it and can’t wait to show everyone the unique items they carry.

“It’s time to get the people over here [6th St.] to know that this isn’t just another vintage shop,” Gomez said. She hopes that the show will not only bring more customers into Nostra Style House, but also into the other stores on their street and in the area.

The night will be filled with music, dancing and of course, fashion. Dancers from the Dulce Dance Company will be performing pre-show to get the party started and then a total of 12 models will walk the runway wearing 20 looks.

Make sure to show up in your best attire as fashion designer Tiffe Fermaint will be photographing her favorite looks from the evening. Those photos will then be uploaded onto the Nostra Style House Facebook page and the photo with the most likes will win a free dress. Winner will be announced on Friday, August 10.

Each look seen throughout the show will not be available for purchase the night of, but will all be available in the boutique.


Where: The show is at the Monarch Theatre at 122 E Washington St.  Nostra Style House is located on 6th and Roosevelt Streets.

When: The show is on August 3 (First Friday) at 10 p.m.

Cost: Free for ladies all night