Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kim Kardashian -- doesn't know her twins from her quadruplets

Kimmy K and the clan attended E! Networks 20th BDay bash last night... apparently all four K's showed up in sequins and she tweeted: we all (FOUR) showed up in sequin dresses looking like..... twins. I HAD to respond with the above Tweet

;-)

Maybe I misunderstood.... Kourtney looks fab after baby!




Saturday, May 22, 2010

Global Glam Spring / Summer 2010 Collection at the W Hotel Lakeshore




On Thursday I was invited to the fabulous unveiling of the latest in Jet Set Style with the Global Glam Spring / Summer 2010 Collection at the W Hotel Lakeshore.

After being invited I wondered: what is this Global Glam about? I soon learned that last fall W Hotels unveiled its first-ever exclusive fashion and accessories collection and this party was for the second season.



When I walked in I was immediately greeted by a model standing on a platform in a lovely long, black maxi dress, Upon entering the party I saw the host Kelli Zink in her cute black sheer dress and Giuseppes and Jillian Harris (Bachelorette fame) in a Dennis Basso dress and Jimmy Choos (Kelli Zink twitpic)






After sipping my champagne and grabbing a couple sushi pieces I looked over the collection of accessories on the table. These pieces were absolutely stunning and cohesive. These stores are for the girl who knows the must have pieces of the season and know that W Hotel- The Store will provide. As models walked around showing off the pieces and talked to party goers I learned that the designers were: Rebecca Minkoff, Dolce Vita, DANNIJO, Daniel Benedict, Rebecca Weissman, Vitamin A, Sonia Spencer, Susan Daniels, Suzanna Dai, Kendra Scott, and WiNK.



Many items are also available online and through the WISH catalogue. Get into it!

Chicago's H&M Fashion Against AIDS launch party













I had the fabulous opportunity to attend the Chicago H&M launch party for their 2010 Fashion against AIDS on Wednesday. As soon as I walked in I was greeted with so much energy. There were models that had on the key pieces of the line (pics) while there were passed appetizers and delicious drinks abound.

I immediately ran to the "go to" dress that was in everyone's hands


It did not flatter my figure....it made me look like a leopard linebacker! LOL... It seems that it was only made for stick figure women.


I then tried on the deniem dress... I would have loved it if it was in a darker hue.



Finally I tried on the backless, string top... divine! I found a winner out of the collection.




Go and try on the pieces...remember 25% of sales will be donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Glass Slipper Project to receive 500 dresses from Bridal shop tax cheater

 

 

A bridal shop owner has been ordered to play fairy godmother to hundreds of teenage girls as restitution for cheating on his company's sales tax returns.

Dale Buziecki, 64, president and owner of House of Brides Inc., pleaded guilty Monday in Cook County to filing fraudulent sales tax returns for his stores in Glen Ellyn, Norridge, Schaumburg, Oak Lawn and Chicago.

As part of his punishment, the Wheaton man was ordered to donate 500 formal dresses a year for the next three years to the Glass Slipper Project, a nonprofit that collects and distributes prom outfits for Chicago-area high school students who can't afford them.

Story via: Chicago Breaking News

 

I think this is great!  I have volunteered with Glass Slipper and this will be wonderful for the girls who are in need of these prom dresses. 


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Pretty Reckless - Make me wanna die

If you're still a Gossip Girl lover like moi then you know Jenny (birthname- Taylor Momsen) is in the band the Band Pretty Reckless.

I like this song.

Monday, May 17, 2010

9 clips from Sex and the City 2 + a fashion book on May 18th



9 Movie Clips from SEX AND THE CITY 2 from ColliderVideos on Vimeo.







— the official "Sex and the City 2" book.

The photo-driven tome, which will be released May 18 in both paperback ($19.95) and as a hardcover deluxe edition ($29.95), features a 2-D tour of the movie-making process, with behind-the-scenes stories from writer and director Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

We haven't seen the book yet, but it reportedly includes "a look at the challenges of filming in both New York and Morocco and the work that went into choosing the locations and building the sets." And, of course, it covers the fashion in the film. (How could it not?)

Every single look that Carrie wears in the movie is detailed in the 500-page book that includes commentary by Parker herself. And if that weren't in-depth enough, each item of clothing is labeled with its brand. A must for veteran "SATC" junkies.


Via LA Times BLog

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Luxe wish: Brian Atwood's Loca studded pumps





You've seen Carrie rock these in scenes from SATC 2... now you can have them.
Just will cost you $800
sigh.... a wish

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/60617

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chicago Bear- Greg Olsen -- Teams Up with Music Artist Darius Rucker for Shake the Lake Musical Festival

WHAT: Shake the Lake Musical Festival is an annual fundraiser hosted by Chicago Bear, Greg Olsen, to help raise money for breast cancer research.

Shake the Lake 2010 will feature music by country artists Matt Kennon and Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker. US 99’s ‘Ramblin Ray’ will emcee the evening with proceeds from ticket sales benefitting the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Susan Komen Foundation.



WHO: Greg Olsen, Darius Rucker, Matt Kennon, Jay Cutler, and many more….

WHEN: Thursday, May 27th from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Red Carpet Arrivals at 7:30 pm /Press Check In 7pm

WHERE: Joe’s Bar
940 West Weed Street
Chicago, IL 60622

INFO: Tickets on sale beginning April 9th for $150 (limited time) at www.ticketmaster.com or at Joe’s (Cash only). Price includes passed appetizers and open bar. For more information, go to www.joesbar.com

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MACY'S GLAMORAMA KICK-OFF PARTY ON THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH

Come out for a good cause and a great party, GLAMORAMA kick-off hosted by Candid Candace (Candace Jordan) and lots of celebs. Don't forget GLAMORAMA on FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH.






Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chicago Sex and The City parties


Hey guys!

Check out the menu on the right for Chicago Sex and the City parties and premieres.
Email me if you hear about more!

Added:

MAY 27
Wildfire hosts a pre-party for the ladies who are going to the midnight screening (moi included). There will be signature Wild Raspberry Cosmo ($7) and complimentary passed apps of fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil whole wheat pizza and roasted vegetable quesadillas. 5-7pm


May 28

limited number of tickets for a cocktail party at WineStyles South Loop. The $30 price tag includes wine, light fare, live music and a ticket to the 9:15pm "SATC 2" show at ShowPlace ICON. 7-10pm




Thanks to Audarshia over @312diningdiva



GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Lucky Strike- 322 E. Illinois
Monday, May 24th 5-8pm

Join us for a night of fun and pampering including...

Mini makeovers from Estee Lauder, mini manicures from Arbre Nail Spa, specialty cocktails and a chance to win a Sex And The City style makeover from Macy's!

We'll also be hosting a trivia contest for a chance to win advance screeing passes to see "Sex And The City 2" that night!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Trend alert: boyfriend watches

Big, gaudy, over the top, shiny gold boyfriend watches are the rage right now!  I complained and complained and found a reasonable watch.  Let's be clear, being a recessionista in this world I could not afford the Michael Kors (pic) that I really wanted.  $250 is extreme for me when I could buy a pair of shoes but I found mine at Target.  Yup target.  Rihanna beat us all because she actually started rocking her gold men's watch a couple years back.


Monday, May 10, 2010

1920's murder mystery party




I went to a 1920's themed murder mystery party on Saturday.... so much fun! I guessed the correct killer!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Giorgio Armani designs Alicia Keys tour costumes






Fabulous and stunning! I love Swarovski crystals, sequins and beading and Armani gave nothing but that in these costumes.

The designs embody who Alicia is without taking her out of her element. I can't wait to see the real costumes in action during her tour.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tea with Oprah




Well not exactly with Oprah! A girl can wish. I was invited to a private blogger and writer party hosted at the Oprah store on Monday. To be a Chicago native it's funny that I have never visited the store.







I love it! Each section focused on a theme that was very special to Oprah. Her work with Africa, the Girls school she built and even a look inside her closet where you could buy her clothes. You could walk in Oprah shoes literally!

We enjoyed tea from Talbott, cookies from vegan Karyn's Restaurant, and Work of Art cupcakes. Chef Art Smith signed his book for his adoring fans.

I met some new faces (including the Chicago woman to know Candance Jordan) as well as mingled with some familiar faces and Chicagonista team members.

From now until may 7th get free shipping from the Oprah Store with code: OStoreTea2010


Oprah store
37 N. Carpenter St. - Chicago, IL 60607
Monday - Saturday - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm CST -
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST.
www.theoprahstore.com

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker and the girls cover Marie Claire




Get ready for lots of Carrie and the girls! It’s that time …. 20 days from the premiere of Sex and the City 2 movie and that means contests, magazine covers, special vodka bottles and more!

Carrie aka SJP is the poster girl for Marie Claire’s June issue. The 3 other ladies are also inside … see all the pictures here

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Met-Gala 2010 Red Carpet Pictures... who brought the Windy

The Met-Gala is all about fashion adn being bold and brave with dresses. This year? Meh! The previous year was bombs galore ..... in 2010 very few sizzled while lots fizzled.





Jessica Szohr in Versace brought it! Its eceltic...its divine, it fits the theme of the Gala




I was disappointed in this Calvin Klein, Zoe Saldana wore... blah!




Vera Wang and Mila Kunis, both in Vera Wang both looked hot!




Coco Rocha gave me life! The color and the print of this Zac Posen dress was stunning. Best dressed for me.





Sarah jessica... didn't you wear a similar dress? What happened? I expected more

Now I see:







Eva Mendes... my runner up for the night. Simple stunning and unique in this Dolce and Gabbanna number




Blake Lively in Marchesa stole my heart and made me want to tone my legs! She tied for the best dress in this hot number. It was daring and age appropriate... she looks stunning

All photos via The Cut Blog

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