Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TOPSHOP Comes to Chicago

TOPSHOP and TOPMAN opened their flagship store doors for the first time in the Midwest.

Bringing even more Mag to the Mile, the unveiling of TOPSHOP and TOPMAN ushers in a new approach to fashion. According to Arcadia Group owner Sir Phillip Green, Michigan Avenue was the perfect location to place the British fashion retailer, seeing that it is one of the greatest shopping streets in the world. Stylish city slickers and fashion mavens from the outskirts of the windy city gathered together to luxuriate in the 30,000 sq. ft. store on opening day.

Activities included a runway show of current looks that shut down Pearson Street and a ribbon cutting ceremony with none other than Miley Cyrus, as well as a private dinner at Paris Club. The city's fashionable movers and shakers came together on Wednesday, September 7th at Paris Club and enjoyed open bars and a sit-down dinner consisting of a scrumptious chilled seafood platter, and entrées like the Florentine Tart, Alaskan Halibut, and Prime N.Y. Strip Steak Frites. It was a night the Factio team won't soon forget!

Photos by Danielle Sanders. View more images from the opening click here.

The store itself is three floors. The basement level holds the shoe lounge and lingerie, make-up and accessories are on the ground level and TOPMAN is on the second floor. The interior most definitely added to the excitement of the grand opening. A mirrored Union Jack pattern featured on the ceiling, DJ booth on the second floor and a personal shopping and styling suite were the finishing touches to an already glamified store. It was close to impossible to leave empty handed.

Photos by Danielle Sanders. View more images from the opening click here.

- Melinde Dzabiri and Melissa Maynard

Monday, August 22, 2011

Glamorama 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lollapalooza Fashion 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Most Stylish Guests from Art Chicago's After Art Party

Factio Magazine, Chicago's most stylish magazine, played host to Art Chicago's official after art party at one of the most luxurious and stylish apartments we've ever seen - EnV Luxury Apartments. So it's no wonder that some of the city's most stylish came out to celebrate the event. Take a look at the most fashionable patrons from that night. Did you make the cut? Enjoy!

Photos by Danielle Sanders

Alinea Giveaway ($500 value)

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Giveaway Alert: Mother’s Day Gift

Hey Chicago, enter online to win a Mother/Daughter design your own bag package at 1154 LILL Studio’s Chicago Boutique!

The winner will be announced Saturday, May 7th before Mother’s Day so you and your mother or daughter can enjoy a fun day of bag designing!

How to win: All you have to do is sign up for our free newsletter click here! Good luck!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Corzo is Our Haute Tequila

Corzo Ice Sculpture at Lumen

After checking out Factio Magazine's Art Rocks event for Art Chicago at Lumen, we definitely have a new haute tequila on our radar and it's Corzo. This tequila is the smoothest we've ever tasted and we had no problems the next morning! If you would like to repeat what the style set drank that night, here are the recipes sampled at Factio's party below. Enjoy.

Host Ryan M. Behsel with models from Agency Galatea

1 1/2 parts CORZO Silver Tequila
2 parts cranberry juice
1/4 part premium triple sec
lime squeeze
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a lime slice.

1 1/2 parts CORZO Reposado
2 parts fresh orange juice
1/2 premium triple sec
1/2 part fresh lime juice
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a lime slice.

1 1/2 parts CORZO Silver Tequila
1 1/2 parts pineapple juice
1/2 part premium triple sec
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a lime slice.

For more information about Corzo, visit

Photo Credit: Danielle Sanders and Amanda Kaiser

Friday, February 11, 2011

CORE talks Real Estate With Nicole Miller

Thoughts of fashion are on everyone’s mind, including our dear friends at CORE (one of our favorite real estate firms from the hit show Selling New York on HGTV). Just in time for fashion week, CORE'S CEO Shaun Osher talked with legendary fashion designer Nicole Miller. Osher and Miller's candid conversation covered everything from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, her beloved Tribeca loft, and her steps to success. “I believe there is a natural synergy among fashion, design and architecture that represents our culture,” says Shaun Osher, CEO of CORE. “Nicole Miller is an inspiring entrepreneur and a creative icon; she is innovative and always at the cutting edge of how we live.” Viewers will also get a sneak glimpse of Nicole Miller in her element with this rare opportunity to see both her showroom and production facility. CORE, a real estate and marketing powerhouse, decided to launch this web series to show the world how life inspires real estate and in this case, fashion. - Kanae Janter

NYFW: BCBG Max Azria

The 2011 fall Collection for BCBG Max Azira has the trademark BCBG look with garments that have a fluid look. The color palette for this collection consists of neutral colors with random splashes of a bright orange-red and blue. Most of the looks can be worn any season thanks to the added white turtleneck under each ensemble. A collection of fluid pants, skirts, and dresses that fell at the knee or lower and occasionally complimented with a structured overcoat made this collection well balanced. Highlights of the collection were a tie-dyed v-neck dress, a fur-trimmed overcoat, low waists that elongate the body, and lots of elements of sheer. This BCBG Max Azira Collection is perfect for the lady who defines her style as classic, timeless, and refined. - Kanae Janter

*Photos and video by Billy Rood,

Friday, January 28, 2011

Meet Brian Atwood at Intermix!

Just click the image to enlarge!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wears $15 Bow Tie

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson was spotted wearing a $15 lime green bow tie from Chicago company,, along with his chic Etro suit at this year's Golden Globes. He tweeted: "Thank you @thetiebar and Etro for the fancy threads"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Spa Soiree

What: Glossed & Found and Beauty on Call cordially invite you to enjoy beauty and spa services while you sip on spa-tinis, taste eclectic spa bites and nibble decadent desserts.

Where: Chicago Illuminating Company, 19 E. 21st Street, Chicago, IL

When: January 13th, 2011

Why: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy all of your favorite spa services:

Botox, Manicures, Pedicures, Massage, Microderm Foot Facials, Brow Shaping, Apuncture, Makeup Applications, Photo Rejuvenation Treatments, Facials, Blow-Outs, Men’s Haircut, Alpha Beta Peels

General Admission: $45 – 3 hours of unlimited spa services (Botox not included), from 7-10pm

VIP Admission: $200 – 5 hours of unlimited spa services, including Botox from 5-10pm

Please join our efforts to find a bone marrow donor for our young friend, Sebastian Milka, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the National Marrow Donor Program and Sebastian.

Participating vendors: NARS, Rodan & Fields, H20plus, Kiehls, Armani, YSL, Lancome, Chantecaille, Osmotics, Philosophy, Estee Lauder, Amazing Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Lippmann Collection, Dr. Gross, Pixi, Shiseido, Spa Soak, Exhale, SoLux Med Spa, Johnathan Breitung Salon, Coty Fragrance, Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, Anti Aging West Loop and The Geldner Center.

To purchase tickets, go to For additional information email