Maybe you saw her one-shoulder long peach gown with black Chantilly lace overlay worn at the 2010 Emmy Awards by actress -- and Baltimore native -- Nicole Ari Parker or you might have noticed her designs at Baltimore Fashion Week or events hosted by the Baltimore Fashion Alliance. Michele Blanchard has been creating feminine, classic looking designs for the last 30 years. Check out her designs for yourself at her Mount Washington boutique, which has been open since November 2010. Everything in the boutique is custom made. "There is always something in there for someone," says Blanchard, who designs garments up to a size 26. "There's a lot of variety." We're eagerly awaiting her spring collection of cocktail dresses, wedding gowns and knitwear, which will be released in April. Find Michele Blanchard Design Gallery at 5724 Falls Road. Call 410-323-4355. Or go to micheleblancharddesigngallery.com.
Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor