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.

Cocktails With Barneys New York In The Name Of The Children’s Research Fund

Barneys New York hosted its fifth annual cocktail party for the Children’s Research Fund on Thursday, October 20th in Chicago. Enzo and Colleen Incandela, Sage and Kyle Kamin and Nancy and Phillip Resnick along with Barneys’ Creative Ambassador at Large Simon Doonan co-hosted the event. Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee, shoe designer Tabitha Simmons, jeweler …

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ENCORE: Luxury Designer Resale Event to Benefit Mary’s Closet Sneak Peek!

Mary’s Closet and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago present ENCORE, a luxury designer experience. Encore takes resale to a whole new level. Browse more than 1,000 upscale designer accessories and high-end clothing for men and women. Discover great deals from labels such as Prada, St. John, Gucci, Oscar de La Renta, Manolo Blahnik …

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Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence: The 15th Anniversary Show!

Driehaus Design Initiative celebrated the achievements of emerging Chicago fashion design students at The 15th Anniversary Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 29. The show, themed Reflections, also spotlighted six student alumni who have since launched successful fashion design ventures. The event raised over $140,000 with proceeds from the evening benefiting fashion and …

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Designers Visit Chicago for Barneys New York Shopping Event In Support of UNICEF

This past Wednesday Barneys New York, Martha Metz, Wendy Serrino, Susie Silich, and Tina Trott hosted An Afternoon of Shopping to Benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Designers (pictured above from left to right) Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock of Brock Collection, Esteban Cortazar, Poppy King of Lipstick Queen, and Sharon Khazzam were in Chicago to …

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Happy Hour With Jeff Lewis + Walter E. Smithe

Fans of Bravo television personality Jeff Lewis lined up to meet him for happy hour last Friday. The very sweet and funny Jeff was in Chicago to celebrate his collaboration with custom home furnishing innovator Walter E. Smithe. Jeff Lewis brought his signature California cool, high-styled yet accessible designs to Chicago with his personally curated …

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Monograms and Whiskey Sips at The Frye Company

On Thursday, we stopped by The Frye Company’s Chicago store at 1007 N. Rush Street in the Gold Coast. In partnership with ShoeDrop, shoemaker Brandi Devers provided complimentary custom monogramming on any leather good purchased that evening. Koval Whiskey provided a tasting while everyone tried on gorgeous shoes for spring. All the distillery’s finest, sophisticated …

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