Tuesday, October 25, 2011

eDrop-Off’s charity warehouse sale - Sat 10/29

What is more better than shopping and giving back at the same time? Nothing!!!Join eDrop-Off at their warehouse sale, where you can fill an entire tote with clothing for $20!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Versace for H&M: The Complete Collection!

Three weeks to go!

On Thursday Nov 17 the Versace for H&M will be in select stores.

Looking at the pictures, this line is a dream come true. With leather, exotic prints, fancy embellishments and silk items; the line is all about Versace. There is also jewelry, shoes, accessories and house wares. Personally, I doubt it if I stand in a long line and suffer if I don’t have one of the first numbers to shop. I have heard about the utter chaos that ensues and well- it’s just too damn cold for all that.

So who will be in line three weeks from today??

View the entire collection here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Block 37 presents: Fashion Pops @the Block

Chicago Fashion week is here!!! If you can’t make it to any of the events (I have midterms - grrrrrrr) you can shop with local designers at this great event.

Block 37 presents: Fashion Pops @the Block

Located on the 3rd floor, Block 37 will featuring five “pop-up-shop” boutiques including Cityblue Apparel & Denim, Borris J. Powell Designs, Frill Accessories, Spare Parts and International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT)! Each pop-up will feature fall merchandise available for purchase, plus give shoppers an opportunity to check out looks from a variety of local boutiques not located directly downtown. All shoppers will enjoy sweet treats from the new Magnolia Bakery. In addition, all of the pop-ups and select Block 37 shops will be offering 10% off throughout the week.

Tuesday, Oct 18th – Friday, Oct 21st
10 am – 5 pm
Block 37, 108 N. State St.

Find all Chicago Fashion Week events here

Giuliana Rancic reveals she has breast cancer

Giuliana Rancic host of E! News, Fashion Police, TV producer, reality star and wife of Chicagoan Bill Rancic revealed this morning she has early stages of breast cancer.

She will undergo surgery this week and six weeks of radiation. She credits trying to have a baby via IVF that helped detect it. Before her last round of in vitro, she had to get a mammogram, where she found out.

She is truly a sweetheart and very kind as I did an interview with her before. I wish her a speedy recovery.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Groupie Love Handbags annual women’s clothes drive

Do you know someone in need of clothing? Or maybe you have a closet full of wares that you pass over and just haven’t had the time to donate?

Come out on Saturday Oct 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Apostolic Church of God and see how Groupie Love can help!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spotted: Jennifer Williams of Basketball Wives

I would say Chicago is like second home to Jennifer of BBW (Miami) right? After all her company, Flirty Girl Fitness and partnership Glam Luxe is based here.

This week Jennifer was in town shopping on Michigan Ave in 'bad boots and a blue Birkin' as one reader said and seen at Beauty Bar Tuesdays for PR guru Deanna Morales birthday (pic above via D. Morales).

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

On the scene: Lance Briggs appearance at Sprinkles Cupcakes

Fans lined up on Saturday to support and meet Chicago Bears' linebacker Lance Briggs at Sprinkles cupcakes in the Gold Coast.

Lance was there to support his charity Briggs4kidz with a Red Velvet cupcake adorned with the Briggs4Kids logo. The cupcake was on sale from September 26 to October 1.

Briggs4kidz raises funds to help alleviate the emotional and financial struggles of todays youth.

Thanks to JKLS PR


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Monday, October 3, 2011

On the scene: Chicago Lunarguide +3 launch event at AKIN

Runners, sneaker lovers and curious minds came out Saturday to AKIN for the launch of the exclusive Chicago Lunarguide +3 running shoe from NIKE.

The special Lunarguide is for Chicago and much different from the +2. With a wide toe box, mid shoe strap to cradle the foot, more flexibility and dynamic supports, its great for beginner runners as well as vets like those preparing for the Bank of America Marathon.

In addition to the Chicago shoe there is special Bank of America Marathon running gear from NIKE with tops and jackets to set you apart from the rest.

During the event we received great tips for proper clothing when running like- always layer! You can moderate your body temperature by taking off clothing and wear apparel that has high visibility for safety.

Later Tara D (above) the artist of the Chicago shoe spoke about her role and how she prepared for designing by talking to runners and how runners are very connected here in Chicago.

It was a great event to with food, music, art and of course shoes! Go grab you a pair of the Lunarguide +3, they only retail for $100.

I will let you know how my running journey goes since Nike is kind enough to motivate me by giving me a pair of these awesome kicks.


All pictures are property of James Palazzolo for Mrs Windy City. Do not use images without the consent of owner.

DW by Kanye West SS 2012 fashion line – the debate

On Saturday Kanye West debuted his RTW line for women in Paris, simply titled DW. There were many critics opinions about the line from -- edgy and great, calling it hooker apparel and so forth.

I’m not understanding why people are saying they are hooker clothes and were designed for amber rose. I see wearable pieces. I have seen dresses and shirts, etc on the runway for Versace and other designers that are much more provocative than what Kanye presented. Which when you think about it, a fashion show it just that- a fashion show. Sometimes more “racy’ pieces don’t make it to the hanger or are tailored for everyday wear.

Are people mad because he presented a full fashion line in Paris? That he is living his dream? Am I not "into fashion' like I thought I was? I honestly don't get it but I wish I was a millionaire because the prices (if the line is ever released) is going to be bananas.

I remember what Chris Rock said: being rich is not about having money, it’s about having options....

I wish I had the OPTION of a clothing line.... GO Kanye!!!!!!!!!
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