Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lollapalooza after parties (Free free free)

This weekend is Lollapalooza and if you don’t have tickets (they are sold out everywhere) or you want to keep the party going after your concerts, hit up these local events –

 Thursday at Hard Rock Hotel, ‘The Voice’ star Cee-lo Green and ‘Adorn’ singer Miguel along with Hollywood Holt and DJ Timbuck2.  Cocktails will be provided buy UV Vodka and Asahi Beer.

Friday- W Hotel Lakeshore will present Chancellor Warhol

On Sunday hit up the Hard Rock/ Angels & Kings-

Feast on Fashion with Perchance – Aug 16th

Its that time- AGAIN!

Don’t forget to check out my coverage on the older Ferragamo and Sarca Feast events held at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago  to see what’s in store.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Support Independent Retailer Month

I wasn't familiar with Independent Retailer Month but I’m glad I can share this and experience this event for the first time.  It is a global ‘Shop Local’ campaign that emphasizes local merchants roles in the community, economy and retail sector.

It is also for the independent retailer to show enhanced consumer engagement.

Here are awesome Chicago events that will take place.

 6th Annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale
Tuesday, July 17th  & Wednesday, July 18th,  from 9 am – 3 pm
Daley Plaza – 50 W. Washington St.

The two-day shopping event, held on, will be the perfect place to peruse an assortment of affordable apparel and accessories by Chicago designers and from independent boutiques.

§  AKIRA 10th Anniversary Party
Saturday, July 21st, from 1 – 8 pm

Inside & on the street outside AKIRA’s three Bucktown locations – 1814 W. North Ave. (Women’s) / 1849 W. North Ave. (Footwear) / 1910 W. North Ave. (Men’s)

At each location, shoppers with collect “stamps” and three stamps put you in the running to win a dazzling jewelry piece from Diamond Nexus. (Total value of prizes is $1,800.) Belly dancers, fortune tellers, and roving camels will add some spice to AKIRA’s usual smorgasbord of discounts, drinks, and DJs.

§  Red Carpet on Devon
Thursday, July 19th, 6 – 8 pm
Sahil – 2605 W. Devon Ave

Join us for a red carpet evening at local Indian Boutique Sahil.  Sip cocktails and sample appetizers while checking out the latest fashions from India. 

§  Art, Food and Fashion in Little Village
Saturday, July 28th, 6 – 8 pm
2458 S. Millard

Local artists, local food and local fashion with a Mexican flair! The Little Village Chamber of Commerce SSA #25 invite you to join them on July 28th as they celebrate their culture with the inauguration of our Chamber Gift Shop, the Evolution of the QuinceaƱera Dress and authentic Mexican food! 

Co–founded by Kerry Bannigan, CEO Nolcha Fashion Week, and Tom Shay, principal of Profits Plus. Local partners include: Yelp, NerdWallet, PrettyCity and Local First Chicago.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Feast on Fashion with BHLN – Thurs July 12th

I continuously rave rave rave about the Feast on Fashion events held at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.  This Thursday they are back with BHLDN, food and mini spa treatments. To see what you missed and what can be in store check out my previous posts with Ferragamo  and Sarca .

Runway and Recycle – Emalon & FashionHouse Chicago fashion show Sat July 14th

Fashion designer, stylist and consignment owner Melissa Taylor will be showing off the S/S 2012 Collection and F/W winter preview of her line Emalon as well as curated vintage collection on Sat July 14th.  Previously I covered her RTW line showcase  and it was filled with fashionable people and fashionable pieces! Don't miss this.

Join Sprinkles cupcakes (Chicago) for “Mommy Happy Hour”

Purchase (1) cupcake and receive a FREE cupcake for your child!  

Sprinkles Cupcakes, 50 East Walton Street, Chicago is pleased to announce "Mommy Happy Hour," July 9th - 13th from 9am - 11am.