Monday, January 31, 2011

Was Amber Riley inspired by co-star Lea Michele for her SAG Awards dress?

As I saw the red carpet looks for the 2011 SAG Awards, I paused at Amber Riley. I thought, didn’t I see that before?
And I had. On her co-star Lea at the 2010 Emmy Awards. They don’t have the same details but are very very similar.

Who do you think rocked out?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fashion Minute: Fashion minute: H&M online shopping, Irina Shabayeva, Sears and J.C. Penny’s

Irina Shabayeva (Project Runway) will be releasing a line for Macy’s INC line on Feb 19th…. and they are not impressed

J.C. Penney Co. is closing some stores, outlets and call center locations and continuing to work on an exit from its catalog business

Sears will be releasing lines from Britney Spears and the Kardashians in hopes to appeal to a broader audience…. Here is my take on that

H&M tweeted that they've "decided to have online shopping in the US at the turn of the year 2011/2012!

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Audrina Patridge wore this allover-studded orange Rachel Gilbert micromini this week…. I’m in love!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Luxury Garage Sale Company launch and shopping event

February 12th & 13th (10:30 am – 5:30 pm) CS Magazine in conjunction with Samantha Saifer will be launching Luxury Garage Sale, a company specializing in upscale consignment - they will even come to your home to pick up your luxury goods to re-sell!
Also the event will sell inventory from some of the most sought after fashionista's closets in town with a percentage of proceeds going back to Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide.

Galleria Unico
1936 W Division St
2nd Floor

I can't wait. Chicago is exploding with new fashion opportunities.
Find out more here

Monday, January 24, 2011

Discovery Clothing Cutest Couple Contest

Discovery Clothing is hosting the “Cutest Couple Contest,” running from January 24-February 10. The contest winner will receive a new wardrobe and Valentine’s Day outfit from Discovery plus a night on the town with her sweetie to celebrate the holiday.


Enter the “Cutest Couple Contest” on Facebook to win a new wardrobe and Valentine’s Day outfit from Discovery plus a night on the town with your sweetie to celebrate the holiday.

Discovery offers Valentines items/fashions for $15 and under but everything in the store is $25 and under.

The winner of Discovery’s “Cutest Couple” Facebook contest will receive a night on the town to celebrate the holiday: complete with a $250 Discovery gift card toward a new wardrobe and Valentine’s Day ensemble, a luxury limo and dinner for two at a romantic Chicago restaurant!

To enter, post a photo of you and your honey along with a 50 word description of how you met. Contest runs January 24 through February 10. A Discovery VIP will select the “Cutest Couple” on February 11.

Check out Discovery Clothing

AKIRA Spring Fashion Show details

The time is almost here for the fabulous AKIRA Chicago Spring 2011 Fashion Show. On February 10th Akira Chicago will be hosting Le Voyuer, held at the Lyric Opera House where the Victoria Secret models shot their 2010 holiday campaign!

Hosted by Julian from B96 and host of CELEBTV Kelli Zink, Akira will be presenting their newest styles from various lines.

I have always had an entertaining time at Akira fashion shows. You get so many fashion inspiration, ideas and have so much fun. Grab your gaggle of girls and put on your finest!

Limited tickets! $25 a ticket: VIP is $75, complimentary drinks all night and gourmet appetizers by known local restaurants. All proceeds go to the Young Professional Chapter of the Lyric Opera House.

See you there!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bandwagon Riders- fashionista

I’ve noticed lately that everyone wants to be an “it” girl/ a fashionista/ edgy! And everyone else oooohhh’s and ahhhhh’s and says ‘you’re so cool”…. Formula for fashionista!

1) Gather all of the mis-matching clothing in your wardrobe
2) Put on a plaid shirt, polka dot shorts and a fisherman’s hat
3) Don’t forget your horrendous LITA Jeffery Campbell’s
4) Take a picture!
5) But don’t smile and don’t look at the camera!
6) And above all make sure it’s in the woods or laying across the train tracks!

That’s edgy!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CANCELED---The Bleeding Heart Project Launch Event

Due to the impending storm the party will be 03/17

I want everyone to come out to Fashion House on Friday and support Raijean Robinson on her journey to help Chicago become aware of Heart disease. Her story is incredible and we all should support this great cause. I will be there and you should too!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kristin Cavallari is in love with Bears’ Jay Cutler

In Las Vegas on Saturday, Kristin said during her talk with PEOPLE about her relationship with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, she said, "I'm in love."

Cutler could not make it to her bash, I mean he is preparing for the playoff but he did send a large bouquet of pink flowers to her table.

I wonder has she stopped going into Chicago businesses asking for free swank? In the summer a report came out that accused Kristin of going into the GUESS store on Michigan Ave and demanding free clothes because of who she was. Unfortunately they did not recognize her.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christian Louboutin Misfit Ruffle Sandal VS Jeffery Campbell P Kitten

All great expensive shoes must have a lower priced replica right??! Now the the Christian Louboutin Misfit Ruffle Sandal has one.

I just saw on Solestruck the P Kitten by Jeffery Campbell . Available in two colors: black and a gorgeous blue. These shoes can give the Louboutin a run for your money. (I like the blue ones better, they pop.) The heel is lower and of course not as many tassels but the P Kitten gives a similar WOW factor.

But if you are a true fashionista and can afford it the Louboutin’s, they are on sale everywhere! I found a pair at Neiman Marcus for 712.00 half of the 1425.00 price tag.

Happy shopping!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fashion Minute: Victoria Secret Models cover GQ, Tumblr loves fashion, Choo news

The Victoria Secret models are on the cover of February GQ UK edition… do you have a body like that? Me neither but I want one!

is inviting Bloggers to Fashion week! Well I never! Man this is a great opportunity!

In a bid to boost its reputation as the best platform for fashion blogging, Tumblr is inviting over twenty of its bloggers to Fashion Week, where they'll be sent to parties and lunches and even a few as-yet-unnamed fashion shows. In return for Tumblr paying for the plane tickets and places to stay, the bloggers will post all their coverage from the week on

Crystal Renn
is the new face of Jimmy Choo. She is a former model that turned plus-size after battling an eating disorder and now looks like she is a model size again.

Lauren Conrad is now a brunette… though personally I see blond highlights. Either way its pretty.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet

The People’s Choice Awards aired last night and while I turned after the first 10 minutes, I did see the stars shine (or not) on the BLUE Carpet. It was all about legs and nude shoes for this Awards show. I did expect more being this was the first fashion walk of 2011. Guess I’ll wait on the Grammy’s to be awed.

Kendall Jenner (left)- I like this look. Her oxford shoes makes this dress age appropriate while also signifying her model status. Now her big sister Khloe Kardashain Odom (right) on the other hand I am not feeling this look. Her new hair color is gorgeous but she has no jewels on her neckline. The dress needs some added glam.

Ashley Benson (left) choose a very cute black and white number with stripes that kept it fresh as well as chic. Selena Gomez (middle) looked cute and rocked a one shouldered frock. Cassie Scerbo (right)– it was shapeless. Cute pattern but not fitted and very sloppy, even a cute belt cinched at the waist would have helped.

Virginia Williams (left)- not sure who she is but this is a dress! It fits the trend of nude/pink while also being fun and flirty for an event of this caliber.
AnnaLynne McCord (middle)- rocked in this aqua stunner. She said she “borrowed” it from the 90210 set.
Tiffany Hines (right) From Nikita. Something is off for me about this dress. Is it the shoulder pads/decoration? I think so. If those were cut off this dress would have been an A for me.

Finally Kim Kardashian. I couldn’t leave her out. –sigh- For me she chooses the same cut of dress and color family. She looks ok but could do better.

See more BLUE carpet looks here

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fashion Minute: Nipple Pasties, Chanel and ELLE

Sheer shirts with nipple pasties are the new trend of 2011? From JWoww to Kelly Rowland’s antics this week, it seems so.

Unfortunately for JWoww, the outfit was deemed too risque for live TV and she was forced to cover up before going on the air. US Mag

It's official: Blake Lively will be the face of the Chanel Handbag line for 2011
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Hearst will soon be the new owner of ELLE Magazine