Derek Lam Visits Chicago For a Cause!

Derek Lam, one of my absolute favorite designers, was at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue for a fashion presentation of his 2017 Pre-Fall and Fall Collections. He was in Chicago as guest of honor for an event hosted by the Children’s Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and a portion of the proceeds from sales of his collection that evening were donated to the Service Board.

Dynamic Duo: Diane von Furstenberg and Ken Downing Take Chicago!

Diane von Furstenberg visited Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue for a rare appearance and runway presentation and (double bonus) Ken Downing curated the show! I had the opportunity to go backstage prior to the presentation and chat with Ken as he meticulously styled the models in Diane von Furstenberg’s fall collection with fun sunglasses, blingy jewelry …

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Babi (of Sachin & Babi) Visits Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

I was familiar with Sachin & Babi from New York Fashion Week and especially since our fashion editors have made so many selections from their collection of special occasion dresses. So when Babi came to Neiman Marcus in Chicago I wanted to meet her. She was so cordial and down to earth! In 1994 she …

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Under Armour UAS x Tim Coppens: From NYFW To Chicago

Fashion designer Tim Coppens was in town on Friday, just one day after the conclusion of New York Fashion Week to launch his new collaboration. The Under Armour UAS collection (and Tim) were at the Chicago Under Armour Brand House at 600 N. Michigan Avenue to celebrate this collection worthy of a celebration. The runway …

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An Interview With Jewelry Designer Lele Sadoughi

I recently became a fan of Lele Sadoughi jewelry and her modern and architectural inspired pieces. In fact our Second City Style monthly giveaway for September includes three of her spectacular pieces. I had the opportunity to ask Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi questions about her inspiration, her background and learn more about her. SCS: Did you …

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