Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ebay Collaborates with Derek Lam!

It has just been revealed that Ebay has signed TOD’S creative director, Derek Lam, to design a very exclusive ready-to-wear collection that will be unveiled during New York City’s Fashion Week this winter in February of 2011.

After this new line is presented to the public, Ebay will give its fans a chance to vote on the designs, choosing their top picks and favorites out of the bunch on Your vote is necessary in helping Ebay to narrow down the collection to the final line that will be available for purchase during spring/summer of 2011.

It has been stated that prices will be affordable for all so make sure not to miss out and get your vote in after New York Fashion Week February 2011! - Leigh Loosbrock

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

J.Lo’s Gucci Children’s Collection Ad Campaign

J.Lo has graced us with her presence in movies, on television, on the stage, on magazine covers, and now, she will be the face for Gucci’s new children's collection ad campaign accompanied by her two kids, Max and Emme. World-renowned photographers, Mert and Marcus, photographed the trio on Malibu Beach looking perfectly sun-kissed in the sand with gorgeous ocean water in the distance. The ad will be making its way on billboards, magazines, newspapers, and websites by November of this year. The new Gucci Children’s collection will have apparel, shoes and even accessories for children ranging from newborn babies to 8-year-olds. The launch of this line is set for November 20th, International Children’s day, at Gucci’s flagship stores in Milan, London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Get ready to see some fashion-forward kiddies!
- Leigh Loosbrock

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale, Friday-Sunday @ Union Station

The highly-anticipated Warehouse Sale is set to debut for the first time ever in Chicago on Friday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 24th.

The unprecedented sale offers dramatic savings on thousands of pieces from the premium denim line 7 for all Mankind’s coveted collection. Full size ranges of both men’s and women’s styles of this high-end denim will be on offer for three days only at up to 80% off. In addition to denim, full ranges of 7 For All Mankind’s best selling tops, skirts, sweaters and jackets will also be on offer.

Jeans will start at $65 on Friday, $55 on Saturday, and just $45 on Sunday, and tanks & tees are just $10 on Sunday. So it’s definitely a sale you don’t want to miss. The official 7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale will be held at The Great Hall at the Chicago Union Station, on 210 S. Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606. For more info, visit click here

What Chicago's "It" girls are saying about 7 For All Mankind:

"I love how, back in 2000, the founders capitalized on a void in the market for sexy, well-fitting jeans and they filled it." - April Francis, The Haute Closet

"I Love 7 Seven Jeans because I can wear them to work during the day and dress up the same pair for an evening event!" - Corri McFadden, E-Drop Off

“7 For All Mankind jeans are the ultimate denim staples for any wardrobe. From the flawless fit to the quality of craftsmanship, each pair is an investment that always pays off. It’s my brand-of-choice when it comes to designer denim.” - Jenn Lake, Zapwater

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Vitamin Water Zero Presents Studio- 808 Accessory Style Lounge

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Vitamin Water Zero Presents
Studio- 808
October 21, 2010 3 - 6 pm
Hard Rock Hotel - Lounge Bar
230 North Michigan Ave. Chicago IL

Studio-808 is announcing the first ever "Accessory Style Lounge" showcasing Fall 2010 and
Spring 2011 accessory lines from a select list of emerging Chicago brands. A shopping suite
to compliment any wardrobe from Chicago's creative set.

Hosted by
Erin Creaney,
Melissa Maynard,
Jenny Berg, The Feast Chicago NBC
Christine Sanderson,
Carol Calacci,
Suzanne Kopulos,
Tenisha Anderson,
Monika Dixon,
DJ Megan Taylor - Fig Media


Friday, October 15, 2010

Gen Art Resurrection

On Thursday, November 4th, the Gen Art Foundation is hosting the Gen Art Resurrection Benefit to set things right for those who suffered monetary losses when the company claimed bankruptcy. Gen Art began as a foundation created to help emerging talent in the film and design industry launch their careers. For the benefit, Gen Art Alumni will make up the host committee and will include celebrities such as Edward Norton & Jeremy Renner, Kate Mara, and Whitney Port of Whitney Eve. Proceeds will go to emerging filmmakers and designers who suffered monetary losses when Gen Art claimed bankruptcy. In regard to the company’s recent losses, Co-Founder and CEO Ian Gerard stated: “In these trying economic times, every dollar counts to an emerging artist. To know that our business troubles had a negative effect on a group of young talent was unacceptable to us.” The event will take place from 8-11pm at the Hudson Hotel at 356 West 58th Street. - Nicole Simone

Thursday, October 14, 2010

TheOutnet -The Great Outdoors Sale

Left to right: Burberry Ombré wool-blend dress, Burberry Faceted glass ring (now $138),Christian Louboutin Zermadame 120 ankle boots (now $701.75), Dolce & Gabbana Feather-print silk-chiffon dress (now $895.50), Michael Kors Birchwood cotton skirt (now $180)

We've brought you the great outdoors, via the internet. In celebration of the crisp fall weather, The Outnet has put together a great outdoors sale, full of plaid, tweed and shearing. The sale includes pieces from Chloe, D&G, Burberry, BCBG, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham and many others. And although the phrases like Christian Louboutin, great outdoors, and on sale 70% off have probably never been used in the same sentence The Outnet has managed to assemble them beautifully. Sale items that are sure to go quickly include a Burberry Ombré wool-blend dress for $346.50 (originally $990) and a pair of Christian Louboutin Zermadame 120 ankle boots for $701.75 (originally $2,005). Read more at Factio Magazine. Nicole Simone

Burberry Launches New Winter Storm Collection

Burberry previously created its April Showers capsule collection in efforts to help with the wardrobe change for each season. So it should come as no surprise, with the winter weather creeping in on us, for the company to create its new Winter Storm collection. The winter wear line includes all things imperative to battling the cold, trench coats, knits, handbags and umbrellas. The color scheme mirrors the colors of the winter’s cold temperatures, snow and rain. Solid black or white, with touches of grey and dark nickel. Although the frigid temperatures of winter normally send us into hibernation, the collection’s quilted leather bomber jacket will have you looking incredibly chic and maybe a little excited for a winter storm. -Nicole Simone

Rebecca Minkoff Launching Shoe Collection

If you’re a fan of Gossip Girl, then you’re a fan of Rebecca Minkoff, and the queen of handbags is launching a shoe collection. WWD has announced that Rebecca Minkoff has designed a 25-style shoe collection to add to her impeccable handbag collection. The new line made its debut at fashion week, but will not be in stores until spring. Minkoff drew inspiration from her own mother’s closet (which explains the sexy 70s feel) and includes some pretty fantastic pumps, wedges, booties and flats. With shoes retailing for around $160-$300 Leighton Meester won’t be the only gal to have people talking.-Nicole Simone

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sale Alert: Armani, Valentino, Missoni, Alexander McQueen Sale at Billion Dollar Babes!

Now at BDB: Valentino Orange Sweater (was $3,350, BDB price $534), Armani dress (was $1,450, BDB price $ 279), Alexander McQueen (was $1,579, BDB price $349)

Sale Alert: Today's sale at Billion Dollar Babes is amazing. Score Etro, Carolina Herrara, Alexander McQueen, Missoni and more at up to 80% off!

Save Up To 85% On Your Favorite Designers - Shop Billion Dollar Babes Today!

Sienna Miller's Peaches and Cream Look

Sienna Miller in a peaches and cream look
by TopShop and Prada heels

As one of the judges on the panel for the Dinard British Film Festival, Sienna Miller has definitely been attracting a lot of attention and not only as one of the judges, but also as a style-forward fashionista. She has been attracting press from all over the place in gorgeous head-to-toe outfits by brands like her Twenty8Twelve, as well as a jaw-dropping dress by Isabel Marant.

In one of the most recent glimpses of the actress, she got an A+ again in a peaches and cream get up with a vintage-style short-sleeved sweater and adorable cropped peach trousers from TopShop. To add a little extra spice, she also added a pair of gorgeous Prada python studded sandals.

We can always expect this beauty to be on the style-watch.
-Leigh Loosbrock

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Event Alert: Diamonds in the Rough Charity Event

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The Apareció Foundation presents "Diamonds in the Rough" charity event.

When: Saturday, October 16 from 7-11 p.m.

Where: DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS Showroom Architectural Space, 325 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60654

A fashion/jewelry runway show and silent auction will take place with proceeds from sales of the luxury lifestyle brand and auction benefiting the Foundation’s work. For ticket prices, go to

Why: Aparecio is a nonprofit organization founded to accelerate the academic achievement of low-income, high-potential, minority women throughout Chicago through mentoring and special scholarships. As a new Foundation, they need to raise considerable funds through private donations, government grants, and their own creative initiatives with an ultimate goal of $1.5 million. DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH will be the first of their major fund-raising events. Through the generous support of quality companies and notable Chicagoans, we will have what is certain to be an extraordinary and memorable evening!