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


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


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.

Thursday, August 30, 2018


Gwyneth Paltrow and goop launches collaboration with CB2 today
(left to right) Britt Pattner, Creative Consultant / Diana Ryu, Director of Content Operations (Managing Editor) / Gwyneth Paltrow, Founder + CEO / Jean Godfrey-June, Beauty Director / Megan O’Neill, Senior Beauty Editor
WHAT: Launching a limited edition collaboration with GOOP
WHERE: CB2.com and in CB2 stores with limited products available on goop.com.
WHEN: TODAY, August 30th!
WHY: The goop X CB2 collection merges CB2’s modern approach to design with goop’s sophisticated aesthetic, offering elegant, yet laid-back pieces that you’ll want to live with. The collection ($9.95 - $5,796) is a true representation of Gwyneth’s design aesthetic and CB2’s creativity - think a mid-century Curvo pink sofa, intricate parisian-inspired china and comfy meditation pillows.
Collection consists of a mid-century Curvo pink sofa, intricate parisian-inspired china and comfy meditation pillows.

Friday, August 17, 2018

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Rent the Runway Sample Sale

Rent the Runway (renttherunway.com) holds its first-ever Chicago sample sale August 18 to 25.
WHO: Rent the Runway
WHAT: Chicago Sample Sale
WHERE: Water Tower Place 835 N. Michigan Ave, Level 5 Chicago, IL 60611
WHEN: Saturday August 18th - Saturday, August 25th; Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm Sunday, 11am - 6pm
WHY: 90% off retail prices on designer clothing, handbags, and accessories, including designers like Badgley Mischka, Elizabeth & James, and ML Monique Lhuillier.