Cece & Melinda with Raymi Productions hosted Shop In Chicago at The Drake on Tuesday December 6th a holiday shopping party. The atmosphere was festive with the Drake’s holiday decor and guests enjoyed discounts on shopping and make-overs by Dior Beauty. It was a great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays and to meet and support local designers and entrepreneurs.
We met Diana Widman who’s gorgeous and timeless pieces are handcrafted from fine metals and gems. She is a designer and also metalsmith, so no 2 pieces are alike. We fell in love with the silver pieces that looked like folded linen. Visit her website widmandesign.com.
Lulu Blossom is the brainchild of Racheal Kash, who wanted to find natural skincare products with the finest ingredients – so she made them herself! Now she has an entire line of wonderful smelling and pure lotions, butters, balms and creams, all natural and reasonably priced from $4-$40. (Her extra moist eye cream is only $20!) Visit lulublossomonline.com.
Elisabeth Smith designer LaTonya Williams was there with her made-to-order white blouses. You can choose any of a number of striking styles from her samples, give her your size and she will make it custom to fit! We could not decide which design we liked better, and what could make a better statement than a fashionable white blouse! Visit esfashions.com for more information.
Medina Contemporary Jewelry is hand-made from the highest level of silver, in Columbia by Marta Median’s cousin. The nest-like woven silver pieces and lightweight simple floral shapes on pendants and rings were lovely. Visit lmcojoyas.com
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Second City Style