Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Dennis Basso charmed guests for an exquisite holiday trunk show featuring Sevan jewelry. The snow that fell on December 16th created an idyllic setting for the luxury fur and jewelry trunk show hosted by Manny B & Co., Sevan Bicakci, and Blue Star Jets. Guests we spotted were Manny Bencomo, Barbara Saumuels, Graham Kostic and Candace Jordan. However, the night featured one designer in particular, Sevan, whose designs are considered one of the most coveted luxury items in the world. Starting at a young age, Sevan worked with an Armenian jewelry master. Deep within the designs lies a Turkish aura inspired by his love for Istanbul. The mixed identity of Sevan creations is one so special, exotic, and original that it cannot be categorized. The versatility and universal style of Sevan is apparent because the Istanbul collection is worn by American first ladies and European royalty alike. Sevan jewelry is now available in Chicago at Manny B & Co and Barneys.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Provocateur is known for their provocative assortment of underthings and has a celebrity following of Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Carmen Electra, to name a few. The Chicago outpost not only sells sexy lingerie, but also footwear, perfume, saucy accessories (like whips), perfume and classic stockings with back seams. For more information, visit www.agentprovocateur.com.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Get a little fancy with a Thurley arrow trim tulip skirt. The gray waistline hem is the perfect hinge for pairing with dark tops. Was, $425, Now, $212.50
Find confidence in the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania jabot bow blouse ($695) that screams office chic.
Ice your look over for your next gala or ball. You’ll look ravishing in a Tara Matthews embellished bandeau gown ($425).
Keep your gaze out of the sun with blistering white Emilio Pucci shades ($350) and stay on top of icy walks with pretty Jimmy Choos and edgy Chloe’ heels ($695).
Do your holiday up right in white this winter season. Shop all of these looks and more at NET-A-PORTER.COM
Children’s Memorial Hospital depends on philanthropy as a non-for-profit, as they are one of the best institutions in the country. The ball was part of an overall plan with the Medical Research Institute Council (MRIC) which helped raise $5.3 million for the Children’s Memorial Hospital this year.
Deborah Jarol of Winnetka and her son Brad Jarol of Chicago
The mobile was able to make it to Hong Kong,
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Check out affordable, sexy lingerie for today's housewives The Fashionable Housewife
Factio Magazine talks to diamond heiress Lita Asscher Factio Magazine
Is it easier to be a man or a woman? What do you think? Fashion Fille
Fashion Pulse Daily shows how get the biker chic look! Fashion Pulse Daily
What should Barack wear for his Inaugural? Hip Candy
See a few designers sketch ideas for Barack's Inaugural looks. Hip Candy
A Video Fashion Story: go behind-the-scenes and see what a real photo shoot looks like! Runway To Retail
Style Observer get's sparkly for New Year's Eve Style Observer
Fashion mistakes not to make this holiday The Fashionable Gal
Ms. Johnson is one of an increasing number of designers who are not showing this February because the global recession begins to have an impact on their balance sheets. It’s not only the New York Fashion Week that is suffering; Cacharel has pulled out of Paris Fashion Week and Marni and Valentino are changing the format of their menswear showings.
So what can we expect this February? Fifty pink Christian Louboutin pumps for Barbie, that’s for sure. Mattel is planning a runway show as part of
After 50 years, it seems that Barbie still lives in the perfect, material world and the recession doesn’t change her life. Louboutin tells us that “Barbie needs to wear great shoes because every girl needs to wear great shoes” and since he’s genius, he’s always right. Let’s see if Payless made some cute Pantone 219 Pink pumps.
-Chloé van der Wel
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Magia will represent over 45 million people in the
Magia will offer a seminar series dedicated to helping retailers better understand the Hispanic/Latin Market consumer patterns, demographics, leading industry designers, and valuable marketing tips. Magia will also give minority exhibitors networking opportunities with buyers and enhance global distribution for established consumer brands from
A recap of the results! Factio Magazine's Fall 2008 Issue...
Antik Batik sequin dress $3,700, Exclusively available at Bottega Contessa, Fur collar by Martin Margiela, Ikram, 40 kt Blood crystal with Marquisites $325, Bottega Contessa, Black suede oxfords by Martinez Valero, www.BarriePace.com
Magenta chiffon dress with satin bow, www.BarriePace.com, Fur trim coat by Sportmax $1,992, Koros Art and Style, Black suede oxfords by Martinez Valero, www.BarriePace.com, Black silk chiffon scarf by Maria Pinto, Bag by Lumi, Available at bess and loie
Silk pewter high neck blouse by Austin Reed $148, Available at www.BarriePace.com, Long sleeve satin double zip hooded jacket with leather peplums by Rick Owens $4,305
Ikram, Leather skinnies by Maria Kaya $1,590, Ikram, Black open cut T-strap by Camilla Skovgaard $537, Koros Art and Style, Silver Dayak cuff by Tracey Mayer $1,275, www.Traceymayer.com, Ring Orcal By Tracey Mayer $450, Patent leather clutch with real python skin by Diego Rocha $840, Available at www.DiegoRocha.com
Red Dear cashmere turtleneck $245, Ikram, Comme des Garcons skirt $1060, Ikram, Red tights $3.90, Available at H&M, Red Velvet open toe heel with bow by Bruno Frisoni $1,050, Ikram, Cinnebar necklace by Tracey Mayer $925, Available at www.Traceymayer.com, Cinnebar ring by Tracey Mayer $450
Black jersey raglan top by Orlando Espinoza, Black leggings by Kate Boggiano $29.95, Hand made weave wool coat by Agga B., Available at Gamma Player, Black patent leather belt by Martin Margiela, Ikram, Blue and purple patent leather handbag by Diego Rocha $704, Black Patent leather booties, www.BarriePace.com, Gold satin stretch gloves $75, Available at www.lacrasia.com, Black ring by Erickson Beamon, www.Showroomseven.com, Patent leather headpiece with bow, www.zara.com, Blue patent leather handbag by Diego Rocha www.diegorocha.com
Fashion Assistant/Shanalee Gallagher
Makeup/Cammy Kelly @ Artists by Timothy Priano
Key Hair Stylist/ Cindy Adams @ Stewart Beauty for Steven Papageorge
Hair Assistant/ Shoko Inoue for Steven Papageorge
Model/Hailei Star @ Elite Model Management
Photo Assistant/JJ Jetel