Friday, December 01, 2017

FASHION CONFESSIONS: Angela Missoni, Missoni Creative Director

Angela Missoni's fashion confessions
This year sees the 20th anniversary of Angela Missoni as creative director of the Italian fashion house, Missoni. Started in the 50s by her parents, Missoni's colorful zigzag knits have become as iconic as Chanel camellia. Angela has grown the family business into an empire with the expansion of 25 sub-lines, (M by Missoni and Missoni Home) plus several successful collaborations (Converse, Havaianas and of course Havaianas). As she celebrates her anniversary at the helm, I caught up with her at Neiman Marcus - a fitting location as Missoni has been sold at the department store since the early 70s, longer than any other brand! Angela reveals to me her fashion confessions.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
I’m a very lucky person; I have an amazing job. It may be more than what you think because I’m not only a designer I own the company. So my job is 360 degrees. And I’m a natural fixer and a problem solver, right, so I love to solve problems.

But on the creative side, it's the moment when the collection comes together when you have defined the look, and put on the show and see it all come together, that’s the most exciting.

CELEBRITY CRUSH GROWING UP?
Robert Redford.


FAVORITE FILM?
I love fantasy, so I have to say the Fellini movies.

LAST TIME YOU DANCED?
Last week I had a party in LA for my 20th Anniversary.

WHAT’S YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE?
Negroni Sbagliato as known as The Wrong Negroni.



FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
I love the seaside, but I love a place that can surprise me. I’m very curious person, so I to see and I need to discover, so I like to go to discover new places.

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
School of Awake by Kidada Jones.

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE ANYONE HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?
In fashion, always wear something you feel comfortable because no matter the dress if you don’t you are always adjusting yourself and that is the most unsexy and unflattering thing to do.

And in life, it’s something no young person would listen, there are so many things which are irrelevant, and it’s not worth the stress. So my advice would be don’t sweat the small stuff.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

FASHIONABLE INVITES Chopard and Neiman Marcus

Chopard and Neiman Marcus Red Carpet Cocktail Reception
WHO: Chopard
WHAT: Red Carpet Cocktail Reception
WHERE: Neiman Marcus, Michigan Avenue
WHEN: November 15, 5.30-7.30pm
WHY: To view a special collection of Chopard watches and jewelry

Sunday, November 12, 2017

REAL: Princetown leather slipper, $995, Gucci
DEAL: Faux fur lined loafer mule, $90, Steve Madden

Friday, November 10, 2017

FASHIONABLE INVITE: fferrone Pre-Holiday Pop Up


WHO: fferrone
WHAT: Pre-Holiday Pop Up
WHERE: Boffi Chicago showroom, 309 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
WHEN: Saturday November 11th, 11am-4pm.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

Rebecca Minkoff  Sample Sale in Chicago

WHO: Rebecca Minkoff
WHAT: Sample Sale
WHERE: 106 E Oak Street, Chicago, Il 60611
WHEN: October 23rd – October 29th
•Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
•Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
WHY: Up to 75% off

Thursday, October 05, 2017

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Gilt City Warehouse Sale

Gilt Sample Sale in Chicago

WHO: Gilt City
WHAT: Warehouse Sale
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse, 1747 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60622
WHEN: Friday, October 6, 2017
• Friday Night First Access Session: 7pm-9pm, $25
• Friday Night Late Entrance: 9pm-11pm, $20

Saturday, May 20, 2017
• Saturday Morning Session: 9am-11am, $10
• Saturday Early Afternoon Session: 11am-1pm, $10
• Saturday Late Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm, $5
• Saturday Early Evening Session: 3pm-5pm, $5

WHY: The Gilt sale is back with a makeover. Along with up to 80 percent off retail prices of designer fashion you will also be offered onsite styling, makeup touchups, luxurious pop-ups, complimentary monogramming and more.

Tickets are now available at giltcity.com/Chicago

Monday, July 24, 2017

FASHIONABLE INVITES: Kiehl's LifeRide

Kiel's Life Ride 2017
WHO: KIEHL’S Hosted by Executive Chef Dan Snowden of Bad Hunter

Also Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA and Kevin Robert Frost, CEO, amfAR will lead this year’s riders:

• Ian Bohen, actor, Teen Wolf
• JR Bourne, actor, Somewhere Between
• Anthony Carrino, co-host, Kitchen Cousins
• Gilles Marini, actor, Switched at Birth
• Grant Reynolds, host/producer, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
• Luke Wessman, tattoo artist, Miami/NY Ink
• Tyler Posey, actor, Teen Wolf

WHAT: Chicagoland celebration of the eighth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, an eight-day, multi-state charitable motorcycle ride from Minneapolis to Nashville that raises funds and awareness for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Rallying with the public at nine store stops along the route, Kiehl’s will donate a total of $100,000 over the course of the ride.

Guests will enjoy seasonal light bites served up by Executive Chef Dan Snowden of West Loop hot spot, Bad Hunter, and can channel their inner biker and get a LifeRide inspired temporary tattoo from a local artist.

WHERE:
Kiehl’s Since 1851
The Shops at North Bridge
520 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHY: Cos it's all for a good cause (and you will have fun)!