Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alexander McQueen Names Sarah Burton Creative Director

Alexander McQueen has a new creative director! Sarah Burton, formerly the head designer for womenswear for the label will now step into this new position and oversee the direction and development of all labels for Alexander McQueen. Burton graduated from London's Central Saint Martins college in '97 and worked closely with the late designer for 14 years. “The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy,” she said.

*Photo by David Burton

Jason Wu Eyewear

Jason Wu's world changed overnight when Michelle Obama wore his gown to the Presidential Inaugural Ball. Since then, Wu has become the must-have designer for women around the world, and is now launching an eyewear collection. Wu described his inspiration saying, “when I was thinking of accessories I thought, what is the one thing that’s iconic for actresses and memorable women? Every iconic woman is known for her sunglasses.” The collection features subtle cat-eye frames and metal details, along with over-sized shapes for a classic shape. The entire line is designed to portray iconic women through the ages including Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), and Josephine (“Jo” from Little Women). The collection will also have optical as well as sunglasses, ranging from $225 to $375. Jason Wu Eyewear can be found at all leading luxury retailers including Bergdorf Goodman and Neimen Marcus. -Lubna Hassan

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pucci at up to 80% Off!

Attention Pucci Lovers! theOutnet US - Shop Pucci at up to 80% Off from May 25th 2010!This won't last long. Here are some of our top picks:

Emilio Pucci, Cristal Printed Gown, Original Price $10,080, Now $3,024 - 70% Off!

Emilio Pucci, Beaded linen-blend dress, Original Price $2,990, Now $598 - 80% Off!

Emilio Pucci, Printed silk-blend stole, Original Price $1,400, Now $840 - 40% Off!
Emilio Pucci, crystal-embellished leather sandals, Original Price $825, Now $330 - 60% Off!
Emilio Pucci, Embellished silk dress, Original Price $4,490, Now $1,347 - 70% Off!

Emilio Pucci, silk-blend pleated print dress, Original Price $5,240, Now $1,572 - 70% Off!
Emilio Pucci, satin and patent-leather pumps, Original Price $585, Now $234 - 60% Off!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jennifer Lopez in Roberto Cavalli in the Cote d'Azur

While in the Cote d'Azur with husband Marc Anthony, actress Jennifer Lopez was spotted looking chic in a flowy floral kaftan, black fitted pants, bejeweled sandles and a long gold necklace from Roberto Cavalli's spring/summer 2010 collection.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Intoducing Eclos Beauty

Eclos is a new innovative skincare line that is made with plant-based stem cells in addition to PhytoPlex24. These wondrous stem cells are extracted from a Swiss apple that has the capability of stimulating the cells in skin, making you look younger. PhytoPlex24 is a new ingredient that includes plant extracts, antioxidants, and vitamins and helps lessen the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and tired skin. Other skin brightening ingredients in this complex include chamomile, cucumber, gotu kola, ginkgo biloba, and turmeric. Also, this formula doesn’t include ingredients that will hurt skin such as sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, and skin harming chemicals. These innovative ingredients will create a smooth and radiant complexion. Find out more at -Brittany Berryman

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jennifer Lopez in Vogue Italia

Jennifer Lopez recently posed for Vogue Italia in this month’s edition. After a recent debut of her recent film “The Back-Up Plan,” Lopez looks gorgeous in all of the designer gowns. Celebrity photographer Michelangelo di Battista worked closely with the star to create a one-of-a-kind designer photo shoot. Michelangelo di Battista went into a geek-chic side of Lopez by having her rock a pair of thick framed glasses. -Brittany Berryman

Friday, May 7, 2010

Event Alert: ReVamped Fashion Show Benefits Earth Share Illinois

Event Alert! Just click on the image to enlarge!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Corzo Tequila


Feliz dia de Cinco de Mayo everyone! May we suggest you celebrate our favorite Mexican holiday in style with Corzo, a luxury tequila made with all natural ingredients and 100% de Agave! We recently checked out Factio Magazine's Art Chicago party at Debonair Social Club where we sipped these stunning cocktails (all for research of course). Don't forget to check out our best dressed from the event. Enjoy!



1 ½ parts CORZO Reposado
¾ parts premium triple sec
1 part agave nectar
1 part fresh lime juice
2 slices fresh lemon
2 slices fresh lime
1 slice fresh orange
Muddle lemon, lime and orange slices. Add remaining ingredients, shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

1 ½ parts CORZO Silver
1 ½ parts pineapple juice
½ part premium triple sec
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice or orange twist.

1 part CORZO Reposado
1 part grapefruit juice
1 part cranberry juice
Shake ingredients and pour into a rock glass with ice. Garnish with a lime slice.

CORZO Silver, Reposado & Anejo
On the rocks or neat

For more info about Corzo, visit

Art Chicago's Best Dressed

Factio Magazine launched two of the hottest art parties during Art Chicago on April 30th. Art collectors, enthusiasts and fashionistas began the night at the Chicago Creative Lounge sipping Hum & Bubbles and noshing on cheese and chocolate fondue from The Melting Pot and passed appetizers from LOKaL. Guests checked out art work (curated by fashion designer Agga B.) including Aga Podczaszy, Avisheh Mohsenin, Chadwick Anderson, Christine Sanderson, Conor Simpson, Jack Perno, Jolanta Niedziela, Jojo, Likalee, Marcos Raya, and Nestor Leivas. The lounge was transformed into a hip space with a 70s vibe with furniture vignettes from Lenny & Me and Persian rugs from Oscar Isberian, while fig media dj's played beats from the era. The band Streets on Fire performed to a packed crowd before guests headed out to the after party at Debonair Social Club. Once there, guests enjoyed three specialty tequila cocktails from Corzo like the Modern Margarita, Piñatinini, and Breeze, or on the rocks if that met their fancy (check out how to make them here)!

Curator/Fashion Designer Agga B. with Factio stylist Jesse Rodriguez