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Weekly Round Up, November 28

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

This week’s on-going event.

One of a Kind Show Chicago 2011 – The 11th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago® is Chicago’s holiday shopping show! A refreshing alternative to traditional retail, the show is the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. More than 600 talented artists from across North America will bring their imaginative, handmade creations to this year’s show offering a wide range of media and categories. Speak with the artists individually, attend artist demonstrations, and join in a crafting workshop. Enjoy gourmet cafes, fashion shows and live music. This is a one-of-a-kind experience – and you have four days to enjoy it! Details & Tickets.

Monday, November 28

Chicago Cares Star Awards Gala – Chicago Cares Star Awards Gala – Each year, we celebrate our volunteers and leaders at the Star Awards Gala. This is our chance to say, thank you, for building a better Chicago through your commitment to the children, seniors, adults and environment of our city. On this exciting evening, Chicago Cares will toast our volunteers, leaders, community partners and sponsors. Be inspired as we share stories of how volunteer service is making a difference throughout the city of Chicago. See details: Here.

Second Annual PIC – Celebrating ‘Photographers In Chicago‘ – Join the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Chair Committee as the celebrate Photographers In Chicago (PIC). See outfits by local designers Complimentary Event ~ Valet Parking Available Further information, phone and RSVP – Steve – 773-252-5171 ~ Javier – 773-910-4663 ~ Sandra 773-495-5201 Cash Bar ~ Complimentary superlative Tocco pizza and hors d’oeuvres served from 6-9PM Complimentary “Photo Shots” at bar for photographers More Details.

Tuesday, November 29

No events listed.

Wednesday, November 30

Small-Biz Calendar: Exporting for Growth, All About Franchising, & More – When: 2-3 p.m. How to Become Certified for Doing Business with the City of Chicago – There are different types of procurement opportunities with the city. Learn what it takes to become a certified city of Chicago vendor. When: 4:45-8 p.m. All About Franchising: Fast Track to Owning a Business – Learn about franchising as an alternative to starting a new business. Explore opportunities, learn myths, realities and regulations as you look for a franchise that’s right for you. When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Leveraging Mobility for Your Business – By 2013 mobile devices will create more Internet traffic than PCs. Learn about some of the best apps to reach out to customers, support employees and streamline access to new prospects. More Details.

CitySwarm Holiday Events – Help us kick off the Fireplace Series at this Old town spot that’s sporting a newly-installed “floating” fireplace! We’ll enjoy hot toddies and Fireside Nut Brown ales from Leinenkugel’s – both perfect for sipping next to a hot fire – as we mingle in our private area near the fireplace. Tickets are $10-$15. More Details.

Thursday, December 1

Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event – This year, shop local and get unique gifts in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Glitter is the perfect place to get great holiday items from approximately 24 local fashion designers and independent retailers. Meet Chicago’s finest in fashion while shopping for accessories, apparel and jewelry. This is the perfect opportunity to score the perfect holiday find, and support Chicago’s local fashion community. As an added special touch, there will be complimentary gift wrapping with purchase, and holiday treats and light refreshments for all attendees. Details.

Susan Fredman At Home Holiday Trunk Show – Enjoy sweet treats, drinks, and a selection of perfect gifts. The event is free but you must rsvp to: ifields@susanfredman.com. A portion of proceeds from purchases this evening will be donated to Designs for Dignity. More Details.

CHEVY CHASE COUNTRY CLUB PRESENTS SEASON’S FIRST HOLIDAY PARTY – For only $20 per person, partygoers will enjoy an array of food stations by Chef Walker, comedy by Chicago’s own Mike Toomey and opening act Mike Preston will present an original stand-up comedy performance, followed by a live DJ spinning tunes for guests to let loose to on the majestic ballroom dance floor followed by coffee and dessert. Plus, all guests will have a chance to win big in a complimentary raffle with a variety of prizes, including hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and rounds of golf at Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course. Details & Tickets.

Wright in the City Holiday Open House – FREE Event With Free Champagne, Appetizers, and Invite Only X-Mas Shopping New ShopWright Store at The Rookery / Wright in the City Holiday Open House. •Live Music •Complimentary champagne and appetizers •Complimentary tours of the Rookery Vault •10% discount on all merchandise •Product giveaways at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30. More Details.

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration – Celebrate the Spirit of Sharing with I-GO! Hobnob with fellow members and Chicago’s leading sharing institutions at I-GO’s “Chicago Shares Celebration!” Amid festive entertainment, get a sneak peek of I-GO’s exciting plans for 2012, our 10th anniversary! New to the party this year, a Sharing Fair provides you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the many facets of Chicago’s emerging sharing economy. Enjoy savory eats, responsibly crafted drinks, and amazing raffle prizes. As always, attendees will receive FREE entry to the Mart’s One of a Kind Show and Sale. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues who want to join I-GO: The first 10 people to join at the party pay only a $25 application fee ($50 savings) and receive a bonus, $50 of driving credits! Details & Tickets.

World of Chocolate—10th Anniversary – World of Chocolate is the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s (AFC) annual holiday fundraising event held in commemoration of World AIDS Day. At this festive event, guests will sample scrumptious chocolate creations from more than 30 of Chicago’s finest restaurants, caterers, and chocolatiers. Chocolate vendors creating the delicacies will compete for top honors in several categories as judged by local celebrities. Other components of the evening include entertainment, a raffle, an open bar, gift center, $50 punch board, and a light buffet. Tickets & Details.

Argentina Chicago Foundation Annual Benefit Concert 2011 – Argentina Chicago Foundation invites you to its Annual Benefit Concert Featuring distinguished Argentinean – American concert pianist Ana Fau in a program of Spanish, Latin American and European composers with works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Albeniz, Granados, Ginastera & Lecuona. Reception to follow. More Details.

Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party – Bring your favorite refreshments and enjoy an evening of a fun Latin dance class, professional performance and open dancing. More Details.

Indulge Your Sweet Side with Truffle Truffle at Chicago’s Holiday Markets – Treat yourself – and your friends & loved ones! – to some of our delicious & decadent seasonal creations! our newest collection of truffles, caramels & confections reinvents the classic flavors of the season, capturing the warmth and comfort of beloved autumn & winter treats in new forms that make perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or party favors! with flavors like pumpkin spice, eggnog, peppermint & hot chocolate, these are holiday treats that everyone on your gift list is sure to enjoy! Our holiday selections are beautifully finished in your choice of colors: persimmon with purple details, pool with red details & antique white with gold details. please indicate your color preference when selecting your item. More Details.

Distillery No. 209 Chicago Launch Party – Distillery No. 209 invites you to an evening of good food, great company and your new favorite spirit. Our Master Distiller (aka Ginerator) Arne Hillesland will take you through our “Gin Experience” and answer your questions on how he hand-crafts our spirit on Pier 50 in San Francisco. More Details.

Friday, December 2

Barton Perreira Trunk Show – Barton Perreira Trunk Show. Cocktails Provided by glasses ltd. Jimmy Conyack will be spinning. More details.

Lincoln Park Young Professionals Present Peppermint Bash 2011 – Enjoy Peppermint & Chocolate Martini Bars, Holiday Classic Cocktails, Wine Tastings, Great New Chicago Liqueurs, Great Chicago Chefs, Chocolate & Candy Companies, Hoiliday Cheese Tables and The Melting Pot Chocolate Dipping Fountains, Cupcakes, Holiday Cookies & Adult Chocolate Milk Cocktails. Dewars Tasting & Bourbon, Scotch & Whiskey Tastings. Raffles by Pratesi Linen, Charles Ifergan Spa for a Day, Wineries & More. Details & Tickets.

Vitaminwater Winter Escape 2011 – vitaminwater® and do312 have teamed up once again this year to bring you a night of killer entertainment and is giving you a reason to get out of your house during the frosty weather. did we mention it is free? we are very excited to announce the lineup for vitaminwater® winter escape. See details: Here.

Indulgence First Fridays at the MCA – Get spoiled at “Indulgence” themed First Fridays event. Robble with the Hamburglars at 7 pm. Listen to beats by Shala. while you explore the exhibitions with a scavenger hunt. Pose for the camera at Magnolia photo booth. Sample a mini cocktail from Brugral Rum and hors d’oeuvre from Wolfgang Puck’s. Let your inner artist shine at our creation station. Details & Tickets.

Meet the Legendary Ron Jeremy & Nikki Benz at Hustler Chicago – Meet the legendary RON JEREMY & Penthouse Pet of the Year NIKKI BENZ as they sign copies of their DVDs! First 20 customers receive a free gift bag! More Details.

Saturday, December 3

Santa Speedo Run Chicago – Santa wants YOU to be part of his SPEEDO…bikini…snowsuit … RUNNING crew! What: Santa Speedo Run (1 mile down Rush street and back up Michigan Ave) Attire: speedos and swimsuits encouraged… snowpants, sweatshirts, and parkas completely acceptable! Wear your best costume underneath and at the stroke of 1pm, we will strip down to the speedos and get our run on! Please note while speedos are encouraged, you don’t have to run or wear a speedo…as long as its festive! Open bar starts at 11am and lasts 3 hours. $40 cover charge includes open bar, snacks and Santa hat. Details & Tickets.

Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show – 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! More Details.

MakeUp & Martinis Chicago Holiday Beauty Extravaganza – Makeup and Martinis Chicago would like to cordially invite you their upcoming December 3rd event. Makeup and Martinis Chicago produces events designed to pamper guests with professional makeup applications, fabulous cocktails, and gifts. With quality services made specifically for the modern day woman, our vendors are experienced in their fields and ready to pamper. More Details.

Pre-Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – Shop local designer favorites Borris Powell, Paoo Jewelry, G.I.A. Luxe Handbags, Kristi O’Sullivan Accessories, and Christopher Augmon Handbags & Accessories. Don’t miss out on great deals including some items discounted up to 50% off! More Details.

Sunday, December 4

No events listed

 

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Join Carson’s at Yorktown Center for the Trendevous Fashion Show

 
Get a sneak peek at fall’s favorite trends!

• 7:30 AM Private Shopping for better sportswear and shoes
• 8:30 AM Runway Fashion Show hosted by Chicago Magazine
• Following the fashion show: Shop with our three exclusive designers.

Save 20-30% on everything from the show and more!

Introducing menswear designer John Bartlett for John Bartlett/Statements and Consensus®; Victor Alfaro for Victor by Victor Alfaro; Plus Andrea Sanderlin for Misses’ Ruff Hewn and our new Ruff Hewn Women’s Studio collections.

RSVP (630) 620-2600, ext. 4021 to make your $10 reservations and receive a $10 Carson’s gift card.

 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Fashion

 

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NowYouKnow Presents KX Photography’s Fine-Art Fashion Gallery Show – OPENING NIGHT SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT – Opening Night – SOLD OUT

RSVPS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YOUR RSVP AND ALSO RECEIVED YOUR FINAL RSVP CONFIRMATION EMAIL, YOU WILL NOT BE ON THE LIST FOR OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD!!!  YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

SOLD OUT – Opening Night – SOLD OUT

RSVPS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT CONFIRMED YOUR RSVP AND ALSO RECEIVED YOUR FINAL RSVP CONFIRMATION EMAIL, YOU WILL NOT BE ON THE LIST FOR OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD!!!  YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Event Date:
Opening Night Reception – Friday, September 23rd I 6:00-9:00PM
Gallery Exhibition – Saturday, September 24th & Sunday, September 25th I 12:00-6:00PM

Where: 216 S Jefferson St. Chicago, IL (The Fashion Market)

Come celebrate Now You Know Events (NYK) 1-Year Anniversary as we host our first official event and honor one of our very own!

NYK Events is proud to announce its first sponsored event, a gallery of fashion and fine art photography by Kayoua Xiong (kxphotography.com).

Kayoua will be displaying the collection on September 23rd-25th at the Fashion Market studio in Chicago.

The event will feature live music by Steve Sebby and Sewing Pattern Music and will be sponsored by You Swoop, YumSquared Bakery, and Bun Mi Express.  Wine and hors d’ouevres will be served.

We will be accepting donations at the door, from guests who wish to support Kayoua, and giving half the proceeds to the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.

Space is limited and RSVPs are NOW CLOSED

This gallery is 18+, must be 21+ on the night of the show opening.

Kayoua, a primary member of NYK, will be presenting her work in a gallery for the first time this September. Kayoua is a local fashion photographer who graduated from the Art Institute in 2009 and was recently featured in “Me In Focus Magazine”. As Kayoua describes this gallery:

“I started this project because I see the human body as an art form of its own, art we should not be ashamed to show. This gallery is an expression of that belief, inspired by publications like Purple Magazine and my own fashion photography. I chose to photograph fashion models who were not afraid to create art with their body, and imbue it with a daring yet elegant femininity. In some images, we sought a light and playful tone, in others created images of quiet beauty framing candid, unashamed allure.”

Big thanks to Omar Villalobos and The Fashion Market for making it possible to host the event. The Fashion Market is studio that opened recently that caters to artists and fashion. We wish them best of luck for future events.

Check out Steve Sebby live in Wicker Park below:

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Fashion, Social

 

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Electriqsoul Hideout presents: “WHO WE ARE”

Come join Modahnik for a night of music, fashion, and art at “WHO WE ARE,” September 2nd, at the Living Room Lounge, located at 1100 W Cermak Rd. The night will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. Admission is free, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres so early arrival strongly advised! The event is hosted by Chelcie Porter with her official book release of “Wabi Sabi: A Series of Female Fine Art Nudes,” as well as music by guest DJ Kennedy Ashinze, and live music by Aryk Crowder and Sam Trump. Art Exhibitions by Carlos Lorenzana and Monique Bridgewater, and a special performance and art exhibition by Obisoulstar featuring The legendary Soul People. Enjoy designs from Modahnik, CLEONS clothing CO, Mano Y Metal, Double Stitch Twins, Ty Skinner, KFleye designs, and Desere Castro. Photography by H.A.S Magazine and You Call the Shots Photography. This is going to be a night filled with art, good people, and great times. Hope to see you there!

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Fashion

 

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CATHERINE DEAN COLLECTION PRESENTS THE EVOLUTION EVENT

LAUNCH EVENT
*Cocktails * Entertainment * Collection Preview

September 8, 2011
Black Cloud Gallery
1909 S Halsted Chicago. IL
7:00PM TO 9:00PM

RUNWAY SHOW

September 9, 2011
Du Sable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Chicago. IL
7:00PM (Doors Open)
8:00PM (Runway Show)

TICKETS:

$15- GENERAL ATTENDANCE
*Gift Bag
*Reserved Seating

$25- VIP ATTENDANCE
*Luxury Gift Bag
*Reserved Runway Seating
*Complimentary Admission to the Launch Event (September 8, 2011)

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT CATHERINEDEAN.COM

or

BRONZEVILLE BARBER SALON
122 E 35TH CHICAGO. IL
10:00AM TO 6:00PM

WE INVITE YOU TO FASHION……

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Halo for Men & Sebastien Grey Clothiers Presents a Fall Trunk Show

  

Refresh Your Fall Wardrobe

3 DAYS ONLY
Sebastien Grey invites you to join us for the Fall Trunk Show, offering classic style at EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Special Pricing including fine fabrics from SCABAL’s latest fall collection of tweeds, flannels, cashmeres, herringbones and glenplaids.  Specials available on Holland & Sherry collections as well.  Outfit yourself with suits, sport jackets, overcoats and more.  Special packages available.  Secure a fitting time now as the offers are only available for these three special days.

Thursday, September 8, 5-10pm
Friday, September 9, 10am-6pm
Saturday, September 10, 10am-6pm

This exclusive event will be held at:
Shrine Haberdasher
47 East Oak Street
Chicago’s Finest Purveyors of Men’s Accessories

Make your appointment today to be fitted for the highest quality of garments at 50-70% savings for 3 days only.  Call us at (312) 346-7620 or email info@sebastiengrey.com to secure a time now.

And join us Thursday, September 86:30pm-9pm for a KICK-OFF COCKTAIL PARTY at Shrine Haberdasher
 
Enjoy complimentary beverages  and snacks while exploring both Sebastien Grey’s and Shrine’s extensive offerings.  Cocktails provided by


 Worship the Accessories Gods

Discover the world’s finest and most obscure artisan-crafted men’s accessories  – hats, scarves, ties, briefcases and bags, cufflinks, umbrellas and more.  Shrine Haberdasher brings a world of upscale goods to the men of Chicago.  Shrine’s retail store has quickly become a haven for some of Chicago’s best-dressed. Shrine’s online storefront makes many of its rare products available to a wide audience for the first time. Shrine founder Rafik has been traveling the world since childhood. Even at a young age, Rafik was inspired by the traditional craftsmanship he witnessed in the far corners of the world. Through Shrine, Rafik is able to share the bounty of his travels with gentleman everywhere.

Shrine Invite

 
 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Fashion, Social

 

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StyleChicago.com Presents: The Art of Fashion 2011

StyleChicago.com presents The Art of Fashion 2011 Runway Show
Millennium Park – Chase Promenade North
E. Randolph St. (btwn. Michigan Ave. & Columbus Dr.)
Friday, October 21, 2011
VIP Reception: 6:00-7:30pm
Runway Show & General Admission: 7:30pm
After-Party at The Underground: 9:00pm
View Your Invitation * Reserve Tickets

On Friday evening, October 21, 2011, join StyleChicago.com for The Art of Fashion runway show featuring the Spring 2012 collections of some of Chicago’s finest designers!

StyleChicago.com email subscribers:
Use Discount Code: “STYLE20” & pay only $75 for VIP + Goodie Bag ticket (a $20 savings!). Valid for the first 100 ticketbuyers only, through August 31st!

Tickets:
* VIP + Goodie Bag Ticket – $95, includes the following: Cocktails by Prairie Organic Vodka * Wines by HobNob * Hors d’oeuvres by RA Sushi & Nacional 27 * VIP runway show seating (guaranteed seat) * StyleChicago.com Goodie Bag (est. value $250+) * Official After-Party at The Underground

* General Admission & Official After-Party at The Underground – $35, doors open at 7:30pm

Featured Designers:
Borris Powell * Eva Pazola * Lara Miller * Nade Baer * Nora del Busto * RÜCH * Shernett Swaby * Squasht by Les * Sylwia Wilczynska * Zamrie

Premium Sponsors:
LUNA Bar, vitaminwater

Purchase online or by phone at 1-800.838.3006. You must purchase tickets in advance.

Learn more about The Art of Fashion 2011 runway show on StyleChicago.com

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2011 in Fashion

 

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“Guilty Pleasures”

GUILTY PLEASURES

DrinkBlackWater.com and Maven Present “Guilty Pleasures”

  Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 6-10PM

  Dore Lounge | 23 West Hubbard

Insatiable Desires. Blissful Gratification. Relishing Satisfaction.GUILTY PLEASURES! 

  Guilty Pleasures is the healthy monster you love to feed, but you can never really tame!

  Indulge in libations, decadent desserts and eye candy.

Featuring the official launch of DrinkBlackwater.com and featuring the Guilty Pleasures photo series with seven models caught in the act while committing their deadly sins.

RSVP to sarah@maven-chicago.com

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Fashion, Social

 

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Alice + Olivia Cocktail Party

8/18/2011

Cocktail Party: Thu 6-8pm

Location:  1702 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

StyleChicago.com viewers, SCOOP NYC – Bucktown invites you to the Alice + Olivia Fall Collection Cocktail Party on Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 6-8pm

For one night only, SCOOP NYC will be offering complimentary gift cards with purchase.

 

 

 

The more you spend, the more you get back:

* Spend $200 = $30 gift card

* Spend $300 = $75 gift card

* Spend $400 = $100 gift card

 

Alice + Olivia merchandise includes:

# Dresses

# Leggings

# Pants

# Shorts

# Skirts

# Tops

# …and more!

 

Terms & Conditions: Offer is valid in-store. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases, combined with any other promotion, or applied to the purchase of gift cards. This offer is valid only on Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 6-8pm CST.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Dining, Fashion

 

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An Evening of Fashion Under the Stars With Anastasia Chatzka

Local Fashion Designer, Anastasia Chatzka

Anastasia Chatzka is a designer with a broad creative scope and a boundless interest in what garment design can be. Anastasia attended several design schools and eventually graduated from the International Academy of Design in Chicago. Since then she has worked with some of the best and most innovative designers in the world, including Betsy Johnson and Anna Sui. While Anastasia has the ability to design in a broad range of styles, she feels that, ‘designing is a very selfish thing that closely follows (her) mood.’

Anastasia , 2010 Collection

As you can see from her fabric colors and patterns, her designs do change with the seasons.  I think it’s fair to say that her past collections embodied a certain youthful whimsy.  They included layered frills, somewhat conservative lines, and flowered details. This new collection however, hit the runway hard with burgundy infused woolen plaids, stylishly layered over flowing printed silk.

Anastasia decided that it was time to play hard ball. While she’s not totally pulling away from her previous aesthetic (there may be more florals come Spring), Anastasia felt that it was time to show everyone what she’s about with a new luxury line.  Everything has been imported from around the world; From European wool to custom ordered Japanese silk and antique glass buttons this deluxe collection is not to be missed.  It does come at a price though- Literally.  Her earlier collections cost between $100 and $500. Pieces in the new collection will range from $500-$1200.

Chatzka feels that this next step is a vital part of who she is as a designer.  Her goal is to show the local consumer that you don’t need to invest in foreign goods to get a quality product.  The designer plans to build a mini design studio in her wicker park boutique.  There, shoppers will get to see first-hand the detail and the work that goes into luxury apparel. But don’t worry.  If this new collection is a bit out of your price range, you will be able to buy similar pieces at the old prices.

To view the new FALL 2011 collection by Anastasia Chatzka Click Here.

Visit Anastasia Chatzka:

1740 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

(586) 610-4096

http://www.anastasiachatzka.com/

 

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The Original Rock Star Launch Party and Fashion Show

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Fashion, Social

 

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Beau Ideal Presents: “Larger Than Life” Fashion Show

Beau Ideal, Fashion Show, Now You Know Events, Events, Chicago Events, nowYOUknow

The Story :

Beau Ideal is putting on ‘The Larger Than Life Fashion Show” with the hope of raising enough money to support five urban teens that defied all the odds by going away to college.  The show’s title expresses their wish to show urban communities that there is a big wide world out there full of possibilities and encourage them to reach for the sky!

Pre-sale tickets are 50% off and are only $10.  Presale ends on August 20, 2011, so don’t delay!

If you miss out on Pre-sale You can still buy $20 advance tickets1

Click Here To Buy Your Tickets Today.

The show will take place on Saturday September 10, 2011 at:

The DuSable Museum of African American History

740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in Fashion, Philanthropy

 

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“Supply+Demand” – Mark Shale, Maria Pinto & Fashionista Chicago Present Fall/Winter 2011

Supply+Demand Fall Fashion Preview with Maria Pinto

Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30-8:30PM

Mark Shale Gold Coast location – 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 4

Join the fun and WIN a $100 gift card when you:

1. Stop in at Mark Shale’s Gold Coast location (900 N. Michigan Ave., Level 4) anytime during the day on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and check out the new women’s collections which include Malene Birger, Rene Lezard, and L’Autre Chose; and collections exclusive to Mark Shale including Belstaff, Matin du Mai, and Sunghee Bang…to name a few!

2. Try on your favorite pieces, shoot a photo of yourself, and share your photos on the FashionistaChicago Facebook page

Your uploaded pics will enter you into a drawing to win a $100 Mark Shale gift card (winner to be announced by Sept. 15, 2011).

No worries if you can’t visit the store during the day — stop by in the evening for cocktails and an insider preview with Women’s Creative Director Maria Pinto from 5:30 – 7 pm. Ms. Pinto will walk you through the collections and show you how to wear the hottest looks for fall. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2011 in Fashion

 

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Weekly Round-Up, August 8

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 8

Master Chef Viewing Party with Suzy Singh at BenchmarkSuzy Singh Collaborates with Chef Geoff Silverwood to create the following dishes.Menu Items include: 1) Butter Chicken Tacos topped with Red Onions, Lime, and Cilantro 2) Paneer( Indian Cheese) Tacos topped with Sautéed Spinach Both will be served with Suzy’s Apricot chutney and Spicy Mango Pickle. For more info: Click Here.

Tuesday, August 9

Salon Lashe Grand Opening – Join us in celebrating the grand opening of Salon Lashe on Oak St., Chicago’s premier place for eyelash extensions. Hosted by some of Chicago’s most influential women, we invite you to come enjoy Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and get a glimpse of how amazing your eyes can truly be with temporary lash extensions. See details: Here.

Master Chef Viewing Party with Suzy Singh at BenchmarkSuzy Singh Collaborates with Chef Geoff Silverwood to create the following dishes.Menu Items include: 1) Butter Chicken Tacos topped with Red Onions, Lime, and Cilantro 2) Paneer( Indian Cheese) Tacos topped with Sautéed Spinach Both will be served with Suzy’s Apricot chutney and Spicy Mango Pickle. For more info: Click Here.

Wednesday, August 10

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Chicago – Set in a new location— the stunning historic ballroom and east lakeside plaza on Chicago’s Navy Pier, Taste of the Nation Chicago will once again feature the largest gathering of Michelin-starre​d and James Beard award-winners and nominees from the city of Chicago, as well as the city’s most celebrated mixologists from our groundbreaking craft cocktail scene, in addition to fine wines, local craft beers, and premium spirits. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment by Chicago’s hottest DJs, and a silent auction, featuring many unique experiences and delightful packages. General Admission: $95 advance, $125 at-the-door For More Info: Click Here.

An Evening of Fashion Under the Stars “Holiday 2011″ Fashion Show – Anastasia Chatzka presents an “Evening of Fashion Under the Stars” showcasing new looks from her Holiday 2011 line. Please join us on August 10th for a night not to be missed. Anastasia’s lovely designs will be paired with incredible jewelry from Gem V Couture designer Gabrielle Glass. For more details & to RSVP: Here.

Connect to Success with LinkedIn – Networking and Training Event – Join us for an evening of business networking and complimentary LinkedIn training. This is a rare opportunity to learn powerful networking techniques and put them to use while networking with other business owners and executives from the Chicagoland area. You will also get valuable insight on how to use LinkedIn to expand your opportunities and get the most our of your new connections. With 2011 already well under way…this is an event you don’t want to miss! Best of all, there is NO charge for this event, but seating is limited so register today! For more info: Click Here.

Wind Down at Navy Pier – Join RedEye for after work drinks and a lake cruise during RedEye’s new series Wind Down Wednesdays in the Landshark Beer Garden! With your purchase of a $20 ticket, you will receive three complimentary beers, free appetizers, a cruise aboard a Shoreline Charter, exclusive outdoor seating, live music at the LandShark Beer Garden with fireworks at 9:30, plus great games, giveaways, and prizes! Check out all the details: Here.

Thursday, August 11

Bourbon & Burgers (& a Runway Style Fashion Show) at The Drake – Bourbon Tasting from 6-9pm and Runway Style Show with DJ Puzzle Featuring fashions by SHRINE & Trunk Club 7-8pm. For More Info: Click Here.

Mondial Grand Opening Summer Cocktail Party – New high-rise in the West Loop. Red Canary, Natalino’s Delux Bar, LaFarine Bakery and Salon Blu will be providing delicious eats for everyone. See details: Here.

Annual Summer Cheeky Boat Party Celebrating the Cheekiest Men of Chicago – Cheeky’s 2nd annual boat party, fully equipped with Ketel One Oranje specialty cocktails, Seven Daughters wine, SmartWater, and a gourmet spread of hors d’ouevres. Celebrating Chicago’s Cheekiest guys of summer. For more info: Click Here.

Friday, August 12

Macy’s Passport Presents GLAMORAMA 2011 – High Fashion, Fierce Performances, One Unforgettable Night! Official After-Party hosted on the 7th floor of Macy’s, State St. Guest Entertainment Cee Lo Green Singer, songwriter, producer and musician, known for his most recent chart-topping hit “Forget You” Cee Lo Green will headline this year’s Glamorama. Also set to perform Far East Movement – An electro-pop quartet who shot to fame with their chart-topping singles “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer” GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY…! For More Info: Click Here.

Left of Trend’s Summer Fashion Showcase – For $30 you get: Drinks provided by Grey Goose as well as beer, wine and champagne from Cuvee’s bar; Delicious food from Union Sushi; A runway show featuring local designer Kristin Hassan; & All this fun set to a thumping soundtrack from DJ Jordan V. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Truffle Truffle “s’more please!: a pop within a shop” – Truffle truffle is teaming up with the utterly delicious Southport Grocery & Cafe to celebrate National S’more Day in style, with s’more-inspired specials from both sweet kitchens! ruffle truffle will be there with gourmet s’more essentials, our signature shortbread s’mores, and s’more-themed treats… basically everything you need to celebrate your lifelong love for these classic childhood faves…except the campfire! For More Info: Click Here

GRIND: “Spirits of the Night” Exclusive Launch Party – Complimentary GRIND Cocktails, Interactive Mixing Stations where you are the bartender, Grunge Art, Graffiti Painters, Chair Massages, and Dancing. See details: Here.

BUILT FestivalA contemporary art festival where over developed, underutilized, urban space is transformed into a micro-city through the use of intermodal shipping containers.  The containers have been repurposed into art galleries housing local contemporary artists, showcasing the truly profound and innovative ways art, culture, and the city interact.  For more information Click Here.

Saturday, August 13

 Wrigleyville Summerfest – Wrigleyville may be most recognized for Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs, but it’s also known for the Wrigleyville Summerfest! The 9th annual Wrigleyville Summerfest is a grand slam of a festival featuring only the most sought after bands, food, and fun! For more information Click Here.

The 2011 Northalsted Market Days® will take place the weekend of August 13-14, when a crowd of more than 100,000 from across the country will converge on Halsted Street to celebrate our annual event. It’s the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest and lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s finest festivals!: Click Here.

BUILT Festival – A contemporary art festival where over developed, underutilized, urban space is transformed into a micro-city through the use of intermodal shipping containers.  The containers have been repurposed into art galleries housing local contemporary artists, showcasing the truly profound and innovative ways art, culture, and the city interact.  For more information Click Here.

Downtown Canyons – Our popular trip needs no introduction. This ultimate urban canoe adventure will have you sharing the river with tour and recreational boats, barges and others while basking in the wonder of Chicago’s architecture from water level. Some paddling experience recommended.  For more information Click Here.

Flippin’ Cups to Fill Plates 5 people are only allowed to play per game, but you can have as many people on your team to sub in as you’d like.  There will also be a silent auction to benefit Chicago-area food banks. Stay tuned for auction items!  All tournament and auction proceeds will go to benefit Chicago-area food banks.  Teams are encouraged to wear costumes or team shirts!  For more information Click Here.

Sunday, August 14

The 2011 Northalsted Market Days® will take place the weekend of August 13-14, when a crowd of more than 100,000 from across the country will converge on Halsted Street to celebrate our annual event. It’s the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest and lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s finest festivals!: Click Here.

Shopping Among Grapes – Come enjoy the ultimate shopping experience! Walk into an amazing atmosphere at BlackFinn American Saloon in Naperville. You will be greeted with a goodie bag filled with coupons, vouchers, products & samples (valued over $300)*. Enjoy a glass of wine, live entertainment, tasty appetizers and sweet desserts all while you shop among some of Chicago’s top vendors! Click here for all the details.

 

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Macy’s August Event Listings

AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

Customer Information:  Visit www.macys.com/events
Macy’s on State Street – 111 N. State St., Chicago (Information #: 312.781.4884)
Macy’s Northbrook – 1555 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
Macy’s Water Tower Place – 835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Macy’s Woodfield – 1 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg
KIA MOTORS RIDIN’ IN STYLE SWEEPSTAKES
July 25th through August 8th
Enter for a chance to win a VIP package to this ARTrageous extravaganza! One lucky winner will receive the VIP package, including 2 VIP passes to attend the fashion event, a $250 Macy’s gift card and a beauty makeover from Joseph Michael’s Salon and Lancôme. Visit www.kiarideinstyle.com/chicago to register.

Macy’s Glam Pass
July 14th through August 14th – All Macy’s Chicagoland area stores
Shop, save and support a great cause with Macy’s Glam Pass! Get your $10 Glam Pass and save 15 to 20% for an entire in-store shopping day. Also receive $10 off of a future $50 purchase made between August 15th and September 5th. $5 of each Glam Pass purchase benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Impulse Beauty Launch
August 5th and 6th – 11AM to 7PM – Macy’s Woodfield, 1st Floor, Cosmetics Department
Macy’s is thrilled to announce our newest addition in the world of beauty! Join us as we have a grand opening celebration of our new Impulse Beauty Department at Macy’s Woodfield featuring new vendors such as Urban Decay, Sue Devitt, Stila, Too Faced, Essie and more! Make any Impulse cosmetic purchase over $35 and receive a special gift with purchase. Enjoy meeting with our beauty experts and learning more about all of these exciting new collections! To book your appointment, please call 847.706.6000.

DOSOMETHING.ORG®
August 8th through October 15
For the first time, Macy’s is partnering with DoSomething.org, one of nation’s largest organizations that helps young people rock causes they care about by raising awareness, inspiring, empowering and celebrating a generation of doers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done and take action.Beginning August 8 through October 15, you can help raise money and spread the word, by joining Macy’s and DoSomething.org’s “raise your phone and rock your cause” campaign. Customers can visit Macy’s mstylelab departments to take part in the scan-to-donate program that celebrates and rewards youth activism. In return, Macy’s will donate $1, up to a total of $250,000*, to DoSomething.org. Customers who scan the code will trigger the $1 donation and have the opportunity to find out ways to “do more” in their community. In addition to in-store efforts, customers can take part in a social media activation that helps youths “Raise your thumb. Rock your cause.” For every “like” on the mstylelab Facebook page, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $250,000, to DoSomething.org.

MACY’S GREAT AMERICAN ELF ADVENTURE CONTEST
GET IT & DESIGN IT – AUGUST 9TH THROUGH 24TH
VOTING – AUGUST 30TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6TH
OVERVIEW: In celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Macy’s is launching the Great American Elf Adventure on Tuesday, August 9th. Find one of Macy’s Parade’s elves, give it a makeover and you could see your winning elf design transformed into a balloon featured on Thanksgiving Day in front of over 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide.  
DETAILS:
GET IT – Over 10,000 of Macy’s Parade’s elves have taken residence at Macy’s stores and at other locations in select cities. To find one, look for clues on Macy’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Macys and via Twitter @macysevents or #macyself. Each day from August 9th to August 24th, Macy’s will post a clue and password that will help reveal the location of elves at 669 Macy’s stores across the country or at other special locales.
DESIGN IT – Once you have one of the coveted elves, design what could be the newest member of the Parade elf family. After the masterpiece is complete, submit a detailed front and back photo of your creation by “Liking” Macy’s on Facebook and then proceed to download the “Elf” application. Entries must be complete by August 24th.
VOTE – From the received entries, a judging panel from Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group will narrow down the entries to the Top 85. These entries will be posted on Macy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, August 30th for fans/friends to begin casting votes on their favorite. The design with the most votes as of September 6th will be announced in mid-September. From here, the design will be transformed into a helium wonder by the magicians of Macy’s Parade Studio. Besides designing the next elf balloon, the winning artist and three guests will receive a trip to New York City to see the Parade and enjoy their elf’s flight in the holiday spectacular. The 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thursday, November 24, 2011 from 9AM to 12PM, in all time zones on NBC-TV. The complete entry rules/regulations are available in-store or at www.facebook.com/Macys.

MACY’S PASSPORT PRESENTS GLAMORAMA 2011 – “ARTRAGEOUS”
AUGUST 12TH
8PM – SHOW – THE CHICAGO THEATRE
“ARTRAGEOUS” AFTER-PARTY FOLLOWING AT  MACY’S ON STATE STREET, 7TH FLOOR
Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2011 sets the stage in style. From Degas to Banksy, ballet to breakdance and everywhere in between, this year’s show, themed “ARTrageous,” will take the audience on an incredible journey by bringing a high-end fashion show and fierce performances together for one extraordinary night. Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Cee Lo Green, will headline Macy’s Glamorama with electro-pop quartet, Far East Movement. The evening concludes with an over-the-top “ARTlandish” after-party at Macy’s on State Street. The event will once again benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland® and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI). Ticket Information: Ticket prices range from $50 to $1,000 and can be purchased now through RMHC®-CNI at http://www.ronaldhousechicago.org/ by calling 630.623.2309. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000, http://www.chicagotheatre.com/ or through The Chicago Theatre box office.

“MACY’S CHEFS A-GO-GO” FOOD TRUCK TOUR STOP WITH MACY’S CULINARY COUNCIL CHEFS
Takashi Yagihashi – August 14th – 1PM – Street Food Artistry, Galleria Marchetti, 825 W Erie
Rick Bayless – August 16th – 6PM – Ethyl’s Beer and Wine Dive, Parking Lot, 324 S Racine
“Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go”, a national food truck tour showcasing Macy’s Culinary Council (MCC) is rolling into Chicago! Macy’s first ever food truck tour will feature MCC chefs Takashi Yagihashi and Rick Bayless on board for the Chicago stop, cooking their favorite summertime recipes and dishing them out free! The Macy’s branded food truck will visit multiple cities during its nationwide tour which concludes in September. KitchenAid® will provide appliances to prepare timeless, summer-inspired dishes such as hamburgers, a homemade ice cream recipe created by Emeril Lagasse and signature side dishes selected by the guest MCC chef at each stop. Fans that “like” Macy’s on Facebook or follow Macy’s on Twitter (@macyevents), will receive a special gift at each food truck stop, while supplies last. Fans can also join the chefs on Twitter as they tweet live from the food truck by using the hashtag #macyschefs. While the chef’s dishes are free, guests can support a good cause by donating to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. For every $1 donated, Feeding America can help provide seven meals to those in need on behalf of local food banks. For additional information about MCC and the full “Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go” tour schedule, please visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil. For MCC media materials, including chef images, go to www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/MacysCulinaryCouncil.

COACH Poppy Flower Pop-Up Shop Event with Personal Appearance by Flower Girl NYC, Denise Porcaro
August 19th – 12noon, 1PM and 2PM – Macy’s on State Street, 1st Floor, Cosmetics Department
COACH Poppy Girl goes floral this fall! Macy’s invites you to the COACH Poppy Flower Pop-up Shop for a floral adventure with COACH Poppy Flower spokesperson and founder and owner of Flower Girl NYC, Denise Porcaro. Denise is a go-to florist for celebrities and style-mavens and will be at Macy’s to share her best floral tips and provide hands on flower arranging lessons. Attendees will discover the new romantic addition to the COACH Fragrance Collection: Poppy Flower, and be able to build their own gorgeous bouquet! Seats are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FIND YOUR MAGIC WITH PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 8 CONTESTANT, MONDO GUERRA
August 26th – 5:30PM – Macy’s Water Tower Place, 3rd Floor, Impulse Department
Macy’s invites you to be part of the ultimate fashion face-off hosted by Project Runway Season 8 contestant, Mondo Guerra! Enjoy a fashion presentation of the season’s hottest looks where Mondo shares his fashion do’s and don’ts along with his top style tips for fall. Be sure to take notes because four lucky attendees will have a chance to show what they’ve learned and style they’re own fashion segment during one of Mondo’s fashion challenges. The winner will take home a $100 Macy’s gift card!

GNMAA – Building A Healthier Chicago Event at Macy’s on State Street
August 26th – 11AM to 3:30PM – Macy’s on State Street
Good Health is Always in Fashion. Join us at Macy’s on State Street as we partner with Building a Healthier Chicago for a celebration of family fun & wellness! Get ready to move at the following interactive events:
7TH FLOOR, NARCISSUS ROOM
11AM – STRETCH & GROW – a high energy fitness class for kids of all ages.  
11:30AM – URBAN INITIATIVES & CHICAGO RUN – take part in this fun soccer station
12NOON – CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT – If you like to dance & enjoy fitness don’t miss out on this!
12:30PM – PLAYWORKS – Revisit recess with these classic games.
1PM – SERGIO ROJAS PERSONAL APPEARANCE – Learn form the best! Sergio has over 15 years of experience as a fitness professional and has become one of the most in-demand trainers in Chicago and the U.S., working with professional athletes & celebrities.
1:30PM – GENERATION FIT KIDS – features three different activities including a healthy meal challenge. 7TH FLOOR CULINARY STUDIO CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS
12NOON – MACY’S CULINARY COUNCIL CHEF, TOM DOUGLAS – Join us as we welcome Macy’s Culinary Council Chef, Tom Douglas! Learn his tricks of the trade as he shares how to make your own magic in the kitchen. Tom will demonstrate three healthy recipes and will also be available to sign purchases of his cookbooks following the demo.
2PM – CHEF RANDY ZWEIBAN OF PROVINCE RESTAURANT – Chef Randy Zweiban from Province restaurant will join us for a delicious demo and tasty samples
3:30PM – CHEF JOHN STATE OF SEASONS 52 – Chef John State of Seasons 52 will be on hand to share some of his favorite recipes that you will be able to taste
Please call 1.800.329.8667 to RSVP for all culinary demos as seating & space is very limited.
LOWER LEVEL CULINARY KITCHEN CHEF DEMONSTRATIONS
11AM – CHEF RYAN HUTMACHER – Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef, will demonstrate his fit and healthy recipe that you will be able to taste
1PM – CHEF MEG COLLERAN SAHS OF TERZO PIANO – Chef Meg Colleran Sahs of Terzo Piano will be on hand to share her favorite recipe that you will be able to taste
Please call 1.800.329.8667 to RSVP for all culinary demos as space & seating is very limited.

MACY’S “FOOD NETWORK STAR” WINNER PERSONAL APPEARANCE
August 27th – 2PM – Macy’s on State Street, Lower Level, Atrium
Calling all foodies and alike – don’t miss your chance to meet the next Food Network Star in person! Join us at Macy’s on State Street with Barbara’s Bookstore as we welcome the winner of Food Network’s highest rated series and television’s most challenging food fight “Food Network Star!” With past winners including Guy Fieri, “Food Network Star”, in its seventh season, showcases finalists enduring a series of challenges that determine their culinary competence and on-screen star potential. The winner of this season’s “Food Network Star” will be on hand to sign* purchases of part fan-guide, part cookbook, FOOD NETWORK STAR: The Official Insider’s Guide to America’s Hottest Food Show that are purchased at the Macy’s on State Street location of Barbara’s Bookstore on the day of the event.

MACY’S 6TH ANNUAL SHOP FOR A CAUSE NATIONAL CHARITY SHOPPING DAY
August 27th – All Macy’s Stores
Shop For A Cause is Macy’s national charity shopping day to support national and local nonprofit organizations. Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause Event has partnered with regional and local non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $38 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. Customers purchase $5 tickets either in-store or from charities that have signed up. 100% of the proceeds of every ticket sold go to the charities. When guests shop for a cause in-store or online on August 27th, 25% (or 10%) off almost all of their purchases all day *. Customers can also register to win a $500 Macy’s gift card. To enroll in this event, please visit www.macys.com/shopforacause. *Exclusions apply.
Macy’s on State Street only – Join us at Macy’s on State Street as we celebrate Shop For a Cause! Stop by the 5th floor at 12:30PM and take part in some family fun! Don’t miss a short performance by cast members of Chicago’s Emerald City Theatre production of the smash hit musical, ”PINKALICOUS”, based on the popular book by Elizabeth & Victoria Kann. Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to the event! Then from 1 to 3PM, take some time to get creative at our interactive craft table for kids and be sure to look for our face painter who can transform you into a beautiful butterfly or awesome alligator!

Macy’s Homecoming Event
August 27th – 2 to 4PM – Macy’s Woodfield, Junior’s Dresses
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a Homecoming shopping party. Our Impulse Cosmetics makeup stylists will be on hand to help you create your perfect party look. Practice your dance moves with our DJ, while checking out all the must-have looks for Homecoming.

GUESS Launch
August 27th – 2 to 4PM – Macy’s Water Tower Place, 3rd Floor, Guess Shop
Celebrate Fashion with Macy’s and GUESS. Join Macy’s and GUESS for an afternoon of shopping, sipping and sweets. Enjoy DJ beats and mini-makeovers while models showcase the latest GUESS looks. Plus, with any purchase, receive a special gift.

KARL LAGERFELD FOR IMPULSE COLLECTION LAUNCH EVENT
August 31st – 5:30PM – Macy’s on State Street, 3rd Floor, Impulse Department
Macy’s welcomes you to celebrate the launch of the Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse capsule collection available exclusively at Macys for a limited time only. Join us for a fashion presentation highlighting Lagerfeld’s signature styles while you sip specialty Xante cocktails and enjoy delectable desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop.

 
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Sounds & Stilettos

 

There are still 34 tickets left to this event but hurry before they’re all gone!

BUY TICKETS NOW – FREE (limit 1 per person)

Tonight – THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 7-10PM

DELICIOUSLY VINTAGE – 1747 South Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60608

TixMixer and Alizé is hosting Sounds & Stilettos with Deliciously Vintage, the pre-eminent vintage fashion boutique located in the artsy Pilsen neighborhood. A Who’s Who of Chicago’s fashion and social scenes will converge to enjoy an intimate fashion presentation produced by Siobhan and Law which will leave the fashionistas and scenesters in attendance begging for more.

Albert’s Diamond Jewelers will showcase over $1 million dollars of the world’s most luxurious gems. Alizé’s own DJ Niena Drake will orchestrate the musical melodies on the 1’s and 2’s. This will be a must attend event and one which will be talked about for years to come.

Alizé will feature stimulating libations and Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar will delight you with their Asian inspired cuisine.

 
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Evil Kitty & Anna Fong End-of-the-Summer Studio Sale

Weekly Update from Evil Kitty

Last Saturday, Lidia and fellow designer-in-residence Anna Fong opened the doors of the Creative Lounge for students and fans of the lines alike for their Sample and Fabric Sale. Even passers-by could drop in to cool off and check out all of the gorgeous designs and luxurious fabrics.

But the best part is if you missed last Saturday, they’re coming back with round two! This weekend on Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lidia and Anna will be back at it with the incredible fabrics and even more samples! Check out the flyer and tell your friends to stop by! Hurry in though, because this is the last sale of the season.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Social

 

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A Midsummer Fashion Show Benefitting Locks of Love

Jeff Conway

Minibar Ultra Lounge & Cafe in Lakeview was transformed Sunday night into a beautiful Garden of Eden providing the perfect backdrop for the Midsummer Fashion Show presented by Luxury Management & Hesperidian Productions.  Hosting the event was none-other-than Jeff Conway of NBC’s 24/7 who introduced the five designers starring in the show before their models hit the runway: Britney Devaris, Sebastien Grey, Claire Ann, Miriam Cecilia, and Julius La Cour.

 

                            

All guests were treated to a beautiful ballet performance prior to the fashion presentation that truly set the mood for the evening which was all about grace, elegance, and style.  Art and culture were in the air from start to finish with the staging, lighting, music, hair, and make-up.  It was exciting to see the different styles from the five designers and really exciting to see a show that mixed both men’s and women’s fashions pleasing to everyone in attendance.

                                   

A huge applause goes out to Luxury Management and Hesperidian Productions for a phenomenal job as well as all the sponsors who made the show possible.  Sponsors for the show include: Karen Marie Salon, Agency Galatea, Cooks for a Cause, StemLine Creative, Design Concepts Expert Contractors, FROST Chicago, JP Designs, and Pump Shoes.

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Ricardo Sebastian founded Luxury Management in 2008 as a student project while in college to help generate funding for non-profits through event planning and has already generated over 600K in revenue for its non-for-profit clients.  Proceeds from this show were donated to Locks of Love.  Kyle Thomas Ulatowski and Claire Ann launched Hesperidian Productions – a full service production company dedicated to development of the social experience and communication with the public spanning film, fashion, the visual arts, writing, marketing, events and public relations.

 
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An Evening of Fashion Under the Stars “Holiday 2011” Fashion Show

 
Wednesday, August 10 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
 
Tocco
1266 N. Milwaukee Avenue
 
Anastasia Chatzka presents an “Evening of Fashion Under the Stars” showcasing new looks from her Holiday 2011 line.  Please join us on August 10th for a night not to be missed.  Anastasia’s lovely designs will be paired with incredible jewelry from Gem V Couture designer Gabrielle Glass.  To attend this event you must RSVP to: RSVP@anastasiachatza.com.
 
 
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Chicago Fashion Connection August Fashion Mixer

Citizer Bar Logo

Citizen Bar

364 W. Erie St. (700N, 400W)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 640-1156

Citizen Bar Chicago Exterior
 
Tuesday, August 2 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
 
Rooftop at Citizen Bar

364 W Erie
Chicago, IL
 
 
Chicago Fashion Connect invites you to the Fashion Industry Mixer – it’s a social networking event for the people in the fashion industry. Its goal it to help fashion designers, photographer, models, bloggers to connect, build relationships and perhaps find opportunities for collaboration. This event is for anyone who is interested in promoting themselves or their new collection, looking for people to work with for photoshoots or shows, or is looking for media exposure.
 

Fashion Industry Mixer

Brought to you by Chicago Fashion Connect, an opportunity to connect with local fashion talent and entrepreneurs

Fashion Industry Mixer, a niche networking event where you can expand your network and find business opportunities. Held at a refined venue, surrounded by a vibrant ambiance and low volume music. Color coded tags will help you navigate the crowd and find the right people to connect with.

Enjoy complimentary wine open bar – 6-7 PM with hors d’oeuvres.

What to expect?

Fashion designers, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, models and fashion bloggers. Anyone who is looking to increase their exposure and get new contacts. Makeup artists who are looking for talent to collaborate on photoshoots and fashion show. Fashion bloggers looking to find out about the new talent. Fashion designers looking to announce their new line.

Who is this event for?

Media / Bloggers Fashion designers StylistsPhotographers Makeup artists Hair stylists Models Modeling Agency Byers / Boutiques

Color guide:

Media / Bloggers  – Red; Fashion designers – Light Blue; Stylists – Light Green; Photographers – Green; Makeup artists – Orange; Hair stylists – Brown; Models – Yellow; Modeling Agency – Gold; Byers / Boutiques – Blue

About the venue:

Citizen Bar located at 364 W Erie has a perfect laid back atmosphere. Citizen Bar prides itself with their made from scratch and prepared daily fresh food. With 5000 square-foot outdoor area, it’s a perfect spot for a summer outing. Fashion Industry Mixer will be hosted on the rooftop patio.

 
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