Category Archives: Fashion

Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show


Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show

Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Fashion Market – 216 S. Jefferson St., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60661

Come and preview the Spring 2012 collection and save on beautiful holiday pieces for your wardrobe! As a holiday gift to you, we’ll be offering 15% off all purchases that evening. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 26th. See you there!


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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Fashion, Holiday, Shopping


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Versace for H&M Launch Chicago

Lines…. I despise them and have a hard time justifying spending my time in them when I could be doing something more valuable with that time.  However, there are always exceptions and this past weekend I chose to partake in an adventure like none I had ever experienced in my life.  I joined fashion enthusiasts from all over Chicago and nearby states to be one of the first to get our hands on designer Versace pieces at very reasonable prices. 

Saturday morning (November 19, 2011) at 8am, H&M opened it’s doors to fashion followers awaiting the much anticipated Versace launch.  Guests lined up long before the official 8am opening.  Some folks were there as early as 1 o’clock in the afternoon the day prior (Friday, November 18, 2011).  For months, I had this date on my calendar waiting in excitement for the day to finally arrive.  Never having participated in an event like this in the past, I was not too sure what to expect.  Trying to plan ahead I contacted friends who had previous experience for some tips.

The best advice I was given: Get there EARLY if you want a wristband, dress warm, and pack snacks.  My alarm went off at 1am, I hopped in the shower, and threw on several layers of clothes ready to brave the cold for hours.  I arrived at H&M on Michigan Avenue just before 2am to a line full of people waiting with chairs, blankets, boxes, etc.  There were about 90 people already lined-up and they were prepared.  I made my way to the back with only my purse and a few key items inside – some 5-hour energy and a couple of flasks – no snacks, no chair, no blanket… this was definitely going to be interesting. 

I sat on the cold ground and within less than ten minutes my backside was cold and sore.  Thank goodness for the next patron to get in line who came with a blanket large enough for two to sit and was more than willing to share.  Quickly we became friends along with the fellow in front of us who clearly planned ahead with survival kit in hand – lots of layers, chair, blanket, a book, refreshments including a bottle of vodka, and noise/confetti poppers to celebrate the special occassion.  The three of us quickly bonded over our common love for fashion and shared an equal level of energy and enthusiasm while most people in line chose to sleep.  I was glad I sat next to such friendly fun folks since none of my friends decided to brave the cold with me.

As time wore on, though, I began to feel the cold and started to wonder if I was actually going to make it through the entire night when to my suprise, a special friend showed up with a blanket and hot chocolate in hand and then decided to keep me company through the night.  How lucky for me!  Around 5am, Starbucks also passed out gratis coffee and croissants courtesy of H&M. 

To keep from getting too cold and bored, we all took turns scoping out the line viewing the masses of people slumped over in chairs, curling up in cardboard boxes beneath blankets, and watching the clock anxiously awaiting morning to get a wristband.  People came from all over Chicago, Indiana, Minnesota, and other neighboring states.  The night went by surprisingly fast in such great, fun company and finally it was time….. just after 7am wristbands were passed out to the first 240 people in line with groups of 20 in each time slot from 8am until about 1pm.  We made it into the 10am group which meant almost three more hours to wait, but at least most of it was inside. 

Huge props to H&M store and security staff for doing an incredibly phenomenal job of keeping everyone organized and preventing any incidents from occuring.  The Versace for women was set-up in the back of the store and was roped off so only the designated group could shop at once.  The men’s line was on the thrid floor and no wristband was needed to shop but you had to wait in line up there for your turn.  Several passers-by stopped in thinking they would just be able to shop the Versace line completely oblivious to the fact that people waited in line ALL night for this experience.  By the looks on their faces and their reluctance to walk away when they were told they must wait til 1pm to shop, they clearly didn’t get it.  One woman even tried to pass off a fake wristband but security was on it and had her quickly escorted out of the store.  From start to finish it was a smooth operation.

Finally 10am arrived and it was my turn to shop… I was so excited but I was also so delirious from lack of sleep.  I had my eye on a few key items – mostly leggings and jewelry.  The one item I wanted the most wasn’t what I expected – the fur vest – which worked out fine because there was only one left in a size too small for me during my shopping spree.  I grabbed my items and a few extra for friends, tried a few things on, then headed to the register.  It was almost noon and time for me to head home and catch some z’s!  All-in-all, it was a positive and fun experience for me.  Would I do it again???  Hmmmm…. probably only if it were a designer that I am head-over-heels crazy about.  Otherwise, I would choose sleep and shelter.

Did you attend the Versace for H&M launch in Chicago or another city?  What was your experience like?  Email us at or comment on this post to let us know. 


Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Fashion, Where We've Been!


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Featuring jewelry from Anidem by Jesse Torres-Medina

Trunk Show to be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2011 from 12:00PM-5:00PM

This event is FREE 


Horacio Nieto Studio
2151 W. 21
st Street, Floor #1
Chicago, IL 60608

Horacio Nieto is pleased to announce that he will debut his Autumn/Winter 2012 Bridal Collection, entitled “The Belle Collection” at the “Love & Beauty” Trunk Show.  The trunk show will allow guests to see the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Bridal Collection, as well as to view the past and present collections for Horacio Nieto’s Womenswear collections and Arlo Menswear. The studio is the new location where guest and clients can come and see all of the samples and be able to place orders.

If you would like more information about the trunk show or would like to schedule an interview with Horacio Nieto, please call 773.209.6543 or email


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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Wedding


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Reminder for CeCe & Melinda – Shop In Chicago: RSVP Today

The holidays are right around the corner.  Get all of your shopping done under one roof while supporting the top local Chicago designers and businesses at this anuual shopping extravaganza.  Click the flyer below to RSVP for an amazing shopping experience on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at the legendary Drake Hotel.  See you there!

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Holiday, Shopping


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The York Furrier Luxury for Less Trunk Show & SAVINGS Event


Luxury Fur Trunk Show

1PM – 5PM • November 17th – 20th

The Elmhurst City Centre location only invites you to a Luxury Fur Trunk Show. This is a rare opportunity to experience the most exquisite furs in the world all in one location – Russian Sable, Canadian Lynx, Norwegian Fox, U.S.A. Mink, Broadtail Lamb, Chinchilla and Velvety Sheared Mink – all superbly crafted into designer garments or York’s own Signature Styles. Guests may also schedule a personal appointment to work with York’s craftsmen to create a one-of-a-kind, custom-made York Exceptional Exclusive.

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Fashion, Shopping


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One True Marketing (OTM) Presents Fly Clothes & Fashion Show

*** O.T.M presents Fly Clothes & Fashion Show***

Showcasing some of Chicago’s hottest up-and-coming Fashion Designers

November 17,2011 from 5pm-11pm
@ The Grossinger City Autoplex
1530 N Dayton(North & Halsted)

Entry is $10 before 8pm $15 after

LIVE PERFORMANCES From local artists including: J-Lyn, Rooby Man, Twista’s Artist ShowTime, SharmonJarmon, and more!!!


TATTOOs & AIRBRUSHINGs BY Artist “T Zar” Himself

Free Parking!!!
Upscale Venue!!!

***One True Marketing***

Artists Confirmed to Perform:
3G’s J LYN (Pop R&B)
Twista’s Artist “Showtime”
Money Coach(Rap)
Shayna Love(hip hop, R&B)
Sharmon Jarmon (R&B)
Don Ski(hip hop)
Circle Vii(Hip hop)
Street Fame’s Rooby Man(Pop Reggae)
Roxie Jo(Pop)
Gemstones(Hip hop)
Chase wyl Biz(Rap)
M.A.R.S(Hip hop)
Chevy Boss(Hip hop)

Sponsered By
True Star Magazine
Red Level Entertainment
LDRS 1354

For Details Call Ocie- 7738126176

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Fashion


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Browning & Sons Forevermark Event

Browning & Sons Forevermark Event

Tuesday, November 15,  2011 from  2PM – 7PM

Browning & Son’s Fine Jewelry
46 Washington Street
Hinsdale IL   60521
You are cordially invited to join Browning & Sons as they unveil the A. Link collection for Forevermark™ diamonds.  Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while previewing gorgeous diamond designs bridal, fashion and the red carpet. Each dazzling Forevermark™ diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds can be Forevermark
Email RSVP:
Email Subject :    Lisa Auriemme
or call: 630.986.0880

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Shopping


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