Thursday, July 29, 2010

Anna Wintour hosts Dinner for Obama

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour hosted one of the country’s most important citizens at her Sullivan Street home. President Barack Obama dined at Wintour’s home for a fund-raising event to benefit the Democratic National Committee. Obama enjoyed dinner with a small crowd of donors including Calvin Klein and Donna Karan after his appearance on “The View” earlier in the day. This won't be Wintour’s first big event, in 2008 along with Calvin Klein she hosted a party with big name guests including Michelle Obama, Shelby Bryan and Andre Leon Talley. We're sure this event will be one guests will be talking about for years to come. - Brittany S. Gavin

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stella McCartney’s Take on Fashion in her Fall 2010 Ad Campaign

Stella McCartney took an interesting twist to her newest fall ad campaign with the help of the Brit artist, Barry Reigate. The lighthearted illustrations done by Reigate are all over the photographs: on McCartney’s logo, the clothing, and the model. With her newest campaign, McCartney achieved a stylish meets silly take on fashion. This creativity is not only a bold step, but shows a different side of McCartney’s perspective on fashion. With Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot brilliant photography, and the classic look of Natalia Vodianova, the photos for Stella McCartney’s new fall ad campaign are original, fashion forward, humorous and classic all in one. This campaign will be appearing in the British, French and Italian Vogues, Love, Another Magazine, and V Magazine this coming September. - Leigh Loosbrock

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

eDrop-Off's Opening Party

What: Join us for the eDrop-Off's Opening Party
Where: 2117 N. Halsted
When: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dress: Casual Cocktail

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Event Alert: Chicago Sidewalk Sale

Chicago celebrates Chicago fashion with their annual sidewalk sale at Daley Plaza on July 20th and 21st! Just click on the image to see all of the participating designers. See you there!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Event Alert: Factor Women Toy Drive

Event Alert!

What: Factor Women helps Toys for Tots!
Why: Christmas is not the only time to help those in need… Please come by the agency and join forces with Factor models and agents to help collect Toys for Tots!
When: Tuesday, July 20th
Where: Factor Women, 58 W. Huron, Chicago, IL from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After Party at Bull & Bear from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Women's Wear Daily Turns 100 - A Look at Their First Issue.

One hundred years ago today was the start of Women’s Wear. At the time, this publication targeted male
women’s-wear merchants and the price was $3 for a year. About 15 years later the name of this newspaper changed to Women’s Wear Daily and a legendary fashion publication was born. The evolution of Women’s Wear Daily throughout the years is insurmountable. This publication started to incorporate a woman-based reader, the covers began to include pictures, recognizable designers were discussed, and finally, color was added. The most astounding change is the price increasing from $3 per year into $129 per year- the result of success.

Here's what they aimed to do 100 years ago:

“It will be the aim of the publishers to present to its subscribers a succinct epitomization of the most important happenings and events occurring in the women’s wear industry. The scope of the publication will be to cover the factors between the mill and the merchant. There is probably no other line of human endeavor in which there is so much change as in the product that womankind wears. This brings about an enormous amount of traveling, and the result is that important men in all departments of women’s wear are scattered everywhere over the earth’s surface and lose track of events and happenings, which it will be our purpose to to try and chronicle as briefly as possible, so that these men can pick up and at a minimum of time and expense keep posted. A knowledge of what has transpired is most important, and Women’s Wear will aim to do this.”

Women’s Wear Daily has made leaps and bounds throughout the decades and is now one of the most noted fashion publications today.
-Leigh Loosbrock

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tod’s World Cup Bracelets

This years world cup is being celebrated in style! Tod’s has launched a collection called “My Colors” which include braided leather bracelets depicting all of the national teams. Each bracelet is hand crafted and woven with colors of every team so people nationwide can celebrate their favorite team in style. The bracelet is great for everyday wear, as well as fashionably going out for a night on the town. These colorful, fun,bracelets are available at Tod’s boutique worldwide and are priced at $225. Who said a girl can't combine sports and fashion?-Brittany S. Gavin

Friday, July 9, 2010

Chanel Goes to the Lions for Fall Couture 2010

King of the jungle, Mr. Karl Lagerfeld, sure knows how to put on a show. At last Tuesday’s Chanel show, models emerged from a pearl, held under the paw of a 40-foot gold lion. The golden beast was said to be an astrological reference to Coco herself. Throughout the show waves of deep purples, chocolate browns, and rich reds took the stage. Calf length skirts were paired with billowy blouses and cropped jackets. A-line dresses and bolero jackets were brought up a notch with some major embroidery and beading. Accessories where kept simple except for large cuff bracelets drenched in beading and chains, paired with ankle boots. Concluding the show prior to Lagerfeld himself was his muse, Batisite Giabiconi, wearing a lion-head mask and suited in a flawless Chanel tuxedo. - Nicole Simone

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Black Dress Party Benefitting the Chicago Fashion Foundation

Event Alert: Attention Fashionistas,

Throw on that little black dress and join the Chicago Fashion Foundation for a night of cocktails, fashion & fun as they heat up Casey Moran's rooftop to benefit CFF. Click on the image for more details!

A Video Fashion Story: A Chanel Shopping Spree

We love a good fashion video to mindlessly make us daydream. We can always count on Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to deliver. In his latest video, models Dree Hemingway, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and the handsome Baptiste Giabiconi hang out in a hotel room full of Chanel shopping bags. A shopping spree, bien sûr!

Elda de la Rosa Sample Sale!

Make sure to check out Elda de la Rosa's sample sale! Get 25% to 75% off amazing summer, cocktail, evening and wedding dresses from a very talented Chicago designer. Click on the photo to learn more and RSVP.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

CFF's LBD Event

What: CFF's Little Black Dress event at Casey Moran's Rooftop Deck.
When: Party starts at 7pm on Thursday, July 8th
Where: 3660 N. Clark Street.
Details: Tickets are $25 at the door but only $20 if you wear a little black dress...Tickets can ALSO be purchased online at The first 75 people to arrive will receive gift bags!! Also- prizes will be given away to those with the HOTTEST LBD!

Prada Launches New E-Store in US

You can now get your Prada fix by the click of a mouse! Starting today, July 1st Prada launches their new online e-store in the United States. With all new online material, Prada shoppers can get the same experience they would in the store in the comfort of their living rooms. The e-store features their leather goods collections for men and women including eyewear. Features such as e-gift make last minute gift buying no hassle, customers can have presents directly sent to the homes of the recipient with a personalized card attached. The new e-store gives shoppers up close and personal views of what they’re buying with the simple click of the zoom icon. Check out -Brittany S. Gavin