Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Playboy Club: Chicago ties

Two events I’m looking forward too? The Playboy Club series on NBC and the re-emergence of The Playboy Club here in Chicago. The club will hopefully open early next year, currently they are scouting a location between 10,000 and 15,000 square feet to house the major club. It will comprise of a high-end restaurant and lounge with bunnies which will be open to the public. Staying true to the old Playboy theme there also will be key-holding members.

Currently there are Playboy Clubs in Las Vegas, London, Macau, and Cancun.

Watch “ Playboy Club” Monday nights starting September 19th on NBC

How I wish to be a bunny for a night :-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

VMA: Fashion victors and victims

VMA’s are all about short dresses, high heels and sequins. Save the stuffy and the long prom dresses for the Grammy’s. While I did not watch the awards, I did partake in Red carpet and I must say, I was underwhelmed. Meh.

My best dressed: of course Queen B (and mommy to be!) in Lavin.

Kelly Rowland in Falguni & Shane dress (can I have her legs please?)

Victoria Justice in a Theia mini.


Awful shoes- what happened here? I like Britney’s outfit but these shoes look like they came off Belmont and Clark (Chicago!!)

Katie Holmes… oh Katie are those Timberlands?

Adele – take OFF the stockings, shorten the hemline (just below the knee) and it would have been a pass

The Girls of Jersey Shore- I do give Sammi a pass. She looks.... most pulled-together aka less slutty

Nicki Minaj - a collage of .... toys? Whatever

Friday, August 26, 2011

Outside the Box: Mastercard's Shopping festival, ASOS preview, Ann Taylor in Illinois and more

(pic via Me from BMP & AMP Event)

Ann Taylor opens concept store in Illinois Pink Memo

Jena takes us into the ASOS Fall Holiday Preview Chi City Fashion

More Housewives from Bravo will ascend on Chicago About Last Night

This week kicked off In-Fashion: Magnificent Mile Shopping festival presented by MasterCard.
Saturday, August 27, 2pm, 3rd Floor Guess Shop
Celebrate Fashion with Macy’s and GUESS
Join Macy’s and GUESS for an afternoon of shopping, sipping and sweets. Enjoy DJ beats and mini-makeovers while models showcase the latest GUESS looks. Plus, with any purchase, receive a special gift.*

August 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Style Down the Aisle at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
All things fashion, lifestyle and fun for the urban couple, now and after their stroll down the aisle, come alive at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Fall fashion’s best in bridal, special occasion and resort from Chicago’s top retailers make their way down the runway, and unique vignettes fill the fashion lounge to entertain, inform and inspire. Oak Street Design partners with Sofitel Chicago, Fig Weddings, Factor Runway and Bloomingdale’s for an unforgettable evening. Tickets and information at www.facebook.com/oakstreetdesign.

All the details here


Outside the Box is a feature that links readers to posts from some of my favorite CHICAGO bloggers and writers, for enjoyment and to find out new and exciting information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Female Disney characters as Vogue cover models!

Cutest drawings ever! I found them on Tumblr.

Bravo presents: The Real Housewives Live Tour

Apparently some of the members from the Real Housewives franchise are going on a live tour. I ran into the ticket information on Ticketmaster.

What are they going to do? The event falls under lecture/seminar at the site but what could they tell me? Sonja Morgan, Gretchen Rossi, Lisa Vanderpump, Phaedra Parks (subject to change) will be in neighboring Hammond, IN at the Horseshoe casino on Oct 8th.

Get event details/ purchase tickets here

Friday, August 12, 2011

Outside the Box: Dose Market, whiteCHICAGO closing, Cityblue Sale

After five extraordinary years, whiteCHICAGO is closing its doors. whiteCHICAGO was Chicago’s premier designer bridal consignment boutique and it will be open until the end of the month, while marking wedding dresses down DAILY.

WHERE: 222 W. Huron (Franklin & Huron)

WHEN: …until August 31st
Tuesday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dose Market

What: Dose, a monthly food and fashion market (dosemarket.com)
When: Sunday, August 14, 2011, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; one Sunday per month thereafter
Where: River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. (312-321-1001; rivereastartcenter.com)
Transportation: Nearest El stop at Grand Red Line. 4-hour parking in the Parkview garage for $6 with Dose validation.
Price: $10 admission at the door; $8 pre-orders at https://dosemarket.com/tickets

Cityblue Apparel & Denim SUMMER SALE

WHAT: all summer merchandise up to 70% off! Plus, shoppers will receive an additional 10% off sale items and 20% off regular items if they stop by for the live performance…
WHEN: Sale: August 1 – 31st
Live Performance: Saturday, August 27th, 12 – 3 pm by local musician Hawley
WHERE: Cityblue Apparel & Denim
1444 N. Wells St. #1,
(312) 664-2222

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Furla Candy Handbags- New Fall colors

What is this handbag craze lately? Personally it’s because Fall season is approaching which puts me in “back to school” shopping mode, though I am no longer a kiddie. This spring/summer, the IT bag was Furla’s Candy neon handbags. They came in a variety of eye catching colors like: hot pink, neon yellow, blue and green. The clear colored bags caused an uproar in the fashion community causing waitlists and feverish eBay auctions for the bags.

While I was browsing for a new fall bag I ran across three new Fall colors for the candy bag. Forest green, wine, and black.

Do you think the “candy” fad is over? Or are these still rockable?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rock out or walk away: Bao Bao handbags from Issey Miyake

I am a handbag girl. I love exotic and unique bags (yet inexpensive) that I won’t see swinging from someone else’s arm on Michigan Ave. The new A/W 2011 eco-friendly hand bags from Issey Miyake fits my bill! They come in many colors, shapes and sizes, around 50 designs and start at $250. Inspired by the metal panels that steel workers fuse together to create structures, the triangles are attached to mesh cloth to give it movement and the feeling of lightness. The bags also has adjustable leather straps and an interior pocket. While I have not seen them in stores yet, I will keep an eye out for these beauties.

They are certainly different and I feel that you would get a lot of attention and inquiries from true fashionistas and bag hags like myself.

Would you rock these bags out or walk away?

Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse capsule collection for Macy’s + the capsule’s Chicago launch event

Karl Lagerfeld is the next designer to grace Macy’s with his presence and his designs. Karl’s limited edition collection will be available starting August 31st and priced from
$50 to $170 and will be sold in approximately 235 Macy’s stores nationwide (Including Chicago’s State St) and on macys.com.

While I am not overwhelmed with this collection, it is classic and timeless while representing who Karl is: white, black, all Chanel. I will go and see for myself because pieces sometimes steal your heart in person rather than in print.

Macy's welcomes you to celebrate the launch of the Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse capsule
collection available exclusively at Macys for a limited time only. Join us for a
fashion presentation highlighting Lagerfeld's signature styles while you sip
specialty Xante cocktails and enjoy delectable desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop.

When Wed Aug 31 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where Macy’s on State Street, 3rd Floor, Impulse Department

See the entire collection here

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Enter to win a VIP Macy’s Glamorama 2011 prize pack from Kia Motors Ridin In Style

July 25th through August 8th
The most stylish car on the road is partnering up with the most stylish event of the year - Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2011! Enter for a chance to win a VIP package to this ARTrageous extravaganza! One lucky winner will receive the VIP package, including 2 VIP passes to attend the fashion event, a $250 Macy’s gift card and a beauty makeover from Joseph Michael’s Salon and LancĂ´me. Visit