Thursday, February 28, 2013

March events: the EBONY Fashion Fair auction, My Mini Me show, and Launch 2013: Driving Fashion Forward

Missed the sale from Eunice Johnson (Johnson Publishing Company) last year at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers?  Don’t fret because another high end auction will be happening on March 19 full of garments from the EBONY Fashion Fair Show.  There will be Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni, Chloe and more!

You can preview the pieces (which is so much fun) on March 16 (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) March 17 (12- 4 p.m.) and March 18 (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) at 1338 W Lake St

Fashion Wars presents “My Mini Me” fashion show on March 10th from 2-5 p.m. at Lacuna Fitness (645 S Clark).  The show will feature spring looks for kids in form of a style competition by creator and stylist Kesha Styles Wilson.

  •   Enjoy food, drinks and activities
  • “Carnival Couture” themed runway show, two competing stylists will use this theme as their focus for each mini model look. Creating 10 total looks
  • “Parent zone,” an adult only area to indulge in tasty light bites and cocktails while the  “mini me” enjoys the festivities
  •  On-site vendors including children’s boutiques, activity stations and interactive games
  • A silent auction will benefit RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Tickets are priced at$40 for General Admission (one adult and one child/additional children $10 each) and $65 for a Family Pass (two adults and two children). Priced at $75, families can purchase a Kiddie Couture VIP Pass, which includes a swag bag, premium seating and pre-show cocktail reception. Student tickets are priced at $25 with valid student ID shown upon arrival. Tickets available online 

 Launch 2013: Driving Fashion Forward, a spring fashion preview event featuring North Shore’s finest boutiques and a student design competition from Columbia College! Held in the Mercedes-Benz showroom on March 10th (5- 7 p.m.)

The senior fashion design students will participate by bringing one look from their collection to walk in the runway show and be judged by a panel. The lucky winner will receive a $5000 scholarship courtesy of Autohaus on Edens to put toward a semester in school or launching their own collection!!

  • Enjoy mini manicures, and hair & makeup freshen ups by Red Door Spa
  •  St-Germain champagne cocktails and Bar bites by Morton’s The Steakhouse
  •  Persue the trunk shows and bid on amazing silent auction giveaways
  • Spring fashions and trends from CB in Lake Forest, Shelle Jewelers in Northbrook, Frances Heffernanand Skandal in Winnetka, SoShee in Highland Park, along with many others

Guests can also enter a raffle to win a getaway to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week complete with travel, lodging and VIP fashion show tickets! Silent auction and raffle proceeds will benefit the as ORT America

Tickets for LAUNCH 2013: Driving Fashion Forward are $75 per person, with VIP tickets available for $100 reserved runway seating. Space is limited, with no door tickets available. To purchase tickets

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Affordable trend of the moment- beanies and leather hats

New York Fashion Week (Fall 2013) is over! What is a gal to do until September?  Study all the street style and runway shows and plan a fall wardrobe.  I feel I overlooked the current memo that slouch/beanie hats and leather baseball caps are in. Luckily you can rock these hats now AND save them until the fall because they were still showing on the runway.  A bonus- its a great and affordable accessory to jazz up any outfit.

Baddie Bey (via Fashion Bomb Daily/WENN)

Danielle of we wore what (via we wore what)

BCBG Max Azria & Herve Leger NYFW (via we wore what)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Louboutin Summerissima sandal VS Guess Sileno

Lala Vasquez in Louboutin
Guess via Amazon

Ahhhh smell that?  It’s the smell of a replica hitting the market one year after its originator.  Guess produced a very similar the same shoe as Christian Louboutin’s Summerissima Spring 2012 sandal.  The Guess sandal is different in height and platform, but the concept is exactly the same.  Would you rock out the Guess “sileno” sandal?

Lala picture via Cool Spotters
Red Guess shoe via Amazon
Brown Louboutin via Shoerazzi
Brown Guess via In Their Closet

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Outside the Box: Tax-free weekend at 900 N, Eunice Johnson museum display, Oscar ® Experience: Chicago and more

  • Its time for the annual President’s Day tax free weekend at 900 N Michigan Shops. From February 16-18th get a 9.25% discount at over 40 of participating shops like Michael Kors, MaxMara, Solstice Sunglass Boutique, Karen Millen, space519 and more! All the deets

  • In March the Chicago History Museum’s Costume Council is bringing a 70-piece display of Eunice Johnson clothing to Chicago and opening with a costume ball –Racked Chicago
  • Thursday, February 21st  get Red Carpet Ready with Baileys” presented by Gilt City Chicago at Vertigo Sky Lounge at the dana hotel & spa (2 West Erie Street). Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, $40 gift certificate to use towards Benefit Cosmetic and more.  $60 ticket will be available at until Sunday, February 17th

  • On Feb 24th, watch the fashionable oh and the awards at the Gene Siskel Film Center.  They are hosting Chicago’s ONLY Academy-sanctioned Oscars® viewing party, Oscar ® Experience: Chicago, from 6pm to midnight.  
For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to or call 312-846-2072

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Web Dating and couple mistakes from Dr. Rachael

Dr. Rachael Ross (@drrachael) is a personal favorite on Twitter. A Chicagoan, family physician as well as a sexologist- she is witty, kind and blatantly honest.  What I love is she will answer your questions on Twitter and relate popular news stories to relationship advice. Last week she shared some couple/web dating mistakes and I wanted to share.