Monday, October 08, 2018

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Macy’s State Street Hosts Fall Bridal Sample Sale

Macy’s State Street Hosts Fall Bridal Sample Sale with 60%- 80% off
WHO: Macy's State Street
WHAT: A fall Bridal Sample Sale Extravaganza
WHEN: Saturday, October 13th – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 14th – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Macy’s State Street – 111 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60602 – 7th Floor, Narcissus Room
WHY: The exclusive clearance event will feature 500 sample gowns all available for $500 or less for a savings of approximately 60% to 80% off original prices! Brides-to-be can browse through dresses from top designers, including Demetrios, Cosmobella, Augusta Jones, Lazaro, Tara Keely by Lazaro, Watters & Watters, Watters Wtoo, Jorge Perez and Judd Waddell.

Monday, October 01, 2018

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Luxury Garage Sale, Designer Warehouse Sale

Luxury Garage Sale holds a Designer Warehouse Sale
WHO: Luxury Garage Sale
WHAT: Designer Warehouse Sale
WHERE: 329 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Friday, Oct 5, 12-7pm and Saturday Oct 6, 10am-6pm
WHY: They will be selling around 10,000 designer items - all under $250, starting at just $10

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Lafayette's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection

WHO: Neiman Marcus
WHAT: Lafayette 148 New York's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection
WHERE: Neiman Marcus, Michigan Avenue, Third Floor
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 1pm
WHY: Fashion expert, Brooke Jaffe, talks about the collection inspiration by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Monday, September 10, 2018

FASHIONABLE DISCOVERIES: Artists Frame Service

Artists Frame Service opens a river north showroom
WHO: Artists Frame Service
WHAT: Opens a River North location, just one block north of the Merchandise Mart
WHERE: 433 N. Wells St, Chicago, IL
WHEN: Now open
WHY: The store has an impressive variety of stocked photo frames – which includes their own frames manufactured here in Chicago- as well as a custom framing services. Here you can find unique handcrafted made to order frames that have been sourced from around the world. They also sell local art, custom mirrors, and both pre-designed or custom gallery walls. But most exciting is their professional digital photo and art printing services. That is right you can print images straight from you phone.
Artists Frame Service print our digital photos

Friday, September 07, 2018

FASHIONABLE INVITE Glossier

Glossier opens a pop up store in Chicago's West Loop

WHO: Glossier, the beauty brand from Into the Gloss
WHAT: Favored by millennials, the cult brand, has opened a temporary retail experience in West Loop
WHERE: 114 N Aberdeen St, Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Now till the end of October
WHY: Housed in a former firehouse the space draws inspiration from not only the city’s iconic architectural history but the vibrant art scene. Inside, visitors will be able to test and shop the full Glossier product line and also discover the brand through highly interactive installations.
Into the Gloss beauty brand Glossier opens temporary retail experience in Chicago's West Loop

Thursday, September 06, 2018

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Everlane Denim Pop-up

Everland opens a denim pop-up store in Chicago's west loop
WHO: Everlane
WHAT: The online brand has opened a pop-up store launching its new "Authentic Stretch Denim” collection.
WHERE: 160 N. Morgan St. Chicago, IL
WHEN: September 5–16, 11am–7pm
WHY: Three new styles, a mid-rise skinny, a high-rise skinny, and a cigarette pant with a button fly and a wider ankle, all have been added to the denim range. Also unlike typical denim manufacturers, which are notorious water-waster, Everlane's factory is able to recycle 98% of the water, as well as repurposing byproducts and using alternative energy sources. Now, why wouldn't you want to support that! The brand's ethos has always been focused on being a transparent company regarding its business practices.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

FASHIONABLE DISCOVERIES: Bentley Hair and Beauty Salon

Jennifer Long Riordan opens new salon, Bentley Hair and Beauty Salon, in the Gold Coast
All my life I have struggled with frizzy hair, it’s something that has always been difficult to control even after trying countless assortments of anti-frizzing products. So I was excited when the owner of Bentley Hair and Beauty Salon, Jennifer Long Riordan, invited me to try a hair-smoothing treatment called the Brazilian Blowout.
The brilliance behind this blowout is that it is a fully customizable depending on your needs. Whether you wear your hair straight or curly, there are varying degrees of bespoke finishes, but the treatment will smooth, fight the frizz and increase manageability.
Bentley Hair and Beauty Salon, in the Gold Coast features modern chandelier and plush velvet accents.
First, your hair is washed with a clarifying shampoo making sure it’s completely removed of any excess oil or dirt, and the cuticles are fully opened. Next, the solution is brushed onto the damp hair. Your hair is then blow-dried, and flat ironed before the treatment is rinsed out –which I know sounds counterintuitive. A hair bonding spray is applied before your hair is blow-dried once again. And that is it, you are ready to go.
The contemporary salon is only one of five salons in Chicago to carry the exclusive Shu Uemura brand praised by hair and beauty experts from Allure, Vogue and Elle.
Depending on the length of your locks the whole process is around two hours and lasts 12 weeks. To maximum the results you'll need to up your product game. Using a sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free shampoo and conditioner will help extend the results of the treatment.
What sets Bentley apart is that we are made up of exclusively senior stylists, which gives every client top-notch service. The
Located in the Gold Coast, Bentley is not your typical salon, for starters, the hand-selected team is made up entirely of senior stylists to ensure each customer the best quality of service. Also, Jennifer and her two lead stylists, Danielle Reilly and Stephen Donovan, are from Europe, which is always head of the US in both style and technique. And lastly, the salon is only one of five in Chicago to carry the exclusive hair care brand, Shu Uemura Art of Hair, a range routinely praised in magazines such as Allure, Vogue, and Elle.
Brazilian Blowout, $350+, Bentley Hair and Beauty Salon, 43 East Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611, 312-624-9315.