Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mani Monday with Dawn Danielle

I have been presented with the opportunity to model Dawn Danielle fabulous work on my nails.  For the past month she has come up with gorgeous nail looks to fit events I attended and show off her fabulous skills. 


 My first look consisted of Melody Ehsani nail stickers in a funky print mixed with matte black nails- stunner!  My second look was to complement a red jumpsuit to a luxury car company party….alas I went a different route with my clothing and instead choose a TopShop black leather skirt and sky high LAMB pumps but her Minx mixture of silver and red nails still complimented my look.  For my third look she went high fashion with YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) inspired decals set against a backdrop of nude nails with gold glitter accented nail beds.  For my fourth look this month we went with white and turquoise nails accented with rhinestones – bling!
Dawn has been in the industry for over ten years and worked on numerous editorials, special fashion events and campaigns. Dawn also has advanced certifications as a Minx professional and a Master Painter in Shellac for CND.   Her work has been listed in, Nail Pro magazine, various fashion and beauty blogs.   She has also worked at New York Fashion Week where her art has been seen on the hands of runway models. 

 Her private nail studio currently resides in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville community.  For more information and to make your appointment visit Style Seat.

Stay tuned for May!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


On Saturday April 13th the legendary Gilt Warehouse Sale featuring the most coveted brands at insider prices will take place. 

You will find emerging designers to veritable fashion houses, newest shoe styles, jewelry, suits, jackets, denim, tops and outerwear for men, women and children. For the home, expect bedding, kitchen and bath accessories, decorative pieces and more

Find beverages from Aquahydrate, Coco Café and La Marca while enjoying special offers, services and swag from Uber, Exhale, Seamless Web, SmartPics and more. Ticket prices vary according to date and time of session and allow for two hours of splendid shopping.

You can win a pair of tickets to the event here! Comment what’s your favorite item in your closet.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday April 10th!


·         Morning Session – 9am-11am, $15

·         Late Morning Session – 11am-1pm, $10

·         Afternoon Session – 1pm-3pm, $10

·         Late Afternoon Session – 3pm-5pm, $10

·         Evening Session – 5pm-7pm, $10


Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse

1747 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Tickets will be available beginning the week of April 1st HERE


Tag photos on Instagram and Twitter with what you buy at the Gilt City Warehouse sale using @GiltCityChicago #RaidtheWarehouse for a chance at $200 in Gilt credit!


Outside the Box: Sarca Shop the POP, Brideside, Atelier AZZA store and more


  • Thursday April 4thSarca's Shop the POP at Waldorf Astoria Chicago from 11 am- 7pm with great looks like Love Zooey and Nicole Miller Artelier (above)

Since the store was destroyed by a flood Sarca will be hosting lots of popup shops as well as an online site to shop.

  • Madewell opened today on Rush St in downtown

  • Atelier AZZA will open a shop in The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue – Racked Chicago

  • Nordstrom Rack will open a store on Canal and Roosevelt in 2014 after the shopping center Maxwell is built

  • Social Life gives us the 411 on PrettyQuick celebration party for the launch of “Member Exclusive Program” -SLC
Brideside is a digital resource and online designer bridesmaids boutique featuring the site’s curated collection of over 120 designer bridesmaids dresses (and IPads to explore their online guide) the Brideside Pop-Up Shop will give brides and bridesmaids an exclusive opportunity to interact with the brand in-person while introducing them to some of the city’s top wedding vendors.   There is also a dude den for me to check out wedding looks. 
April 5 – 7, 10AM – 7PM every day
            Opening Party, Friday, April 5: 7PM – 9PM
Where: 5th Floor, Located next to Bloomingdale’s
            900 North Michigan Shops
            900 North Michigan Ave
            Chicago, IL