Friday, November 30, 2012

BURBERRY ART OF THE TRENCH

To celebrate the new flagship store on Michigan Avenue, Burberry asked streetstyle photographers Amy Creyer and Tim Klein to snap Chicagoans for Art of the Trench.



My fav pic from the series is of the legendary Victor Skrebneski.
Art of the Trench featuring Victor Skrebneski

Burberry also threw a big bash last night to kick it all off! It was a night to remember and everyone was there including Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey and CEO, Angela Ahrendts.
Burberry Art of the Trench invite
It all started with the coveted golden ticket!



A few party snaps…
Burberry Art of the Trench party in Chicago
Burberry Art of the Trench party in Chicago
Raining confetti!
Fashion Junkie with Mr Christopher Bailey
With the coolest man in Fashion, Christopher Bailey.
Burberry Art of the Trench party in Chicago

Burberry Art of the Trench party in Chicago featuring Carl Barat
British musician Carl Barât.
Burberry Art of the Trench party with Emma Arnold, Marcus Riley & Amy Cryer
Emma Arnold (Trés Awesome), Marcus Riley and Amy Creyer (Chicago Street Style).
Photograph by Scott Drasler.

Burberry Art of the Trench party in Chicago Store
Fashion Junkie at Burberry Art of the Trench party with Emma Arnold
Emma Arnold (Trés Awesome) with Fashion Junkie. Photograph by Scott Drasler.

Burberry Art of the Trench party featuring Maria Ponce Berre
You can also see the photos from Art of the Trench around town at different bus stops. Maria Ponce Berre graces the Huron stop just a stone's throw from the new store.

And a BIG thank you goes to Skoog for the invite!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IN THE PRESS: SociaLChicago

Spotted by SOCIALIFE CHICAGO with fellow stylist Sam Sok at Anthony Cristiano Salon launch party.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

REAL v DEAL: Jenny Packham v Catherine Deane

Real v Deal, Jenny Packham v Catherine Deane
REAL: Teal silk chiffon dress, $5000, by Jenny Packham.
DEAL: Teal silk dress, $1999, by Catherine Deane available at Neiman Marcus.

It’s clearly a favorite design of Jenny’s as she’s included the dress in different collections including her
bridal range.
Ready-to-Wear spring/summer 2012. I actually saw this dress last Sept 2011 at NYFW and it was a beautiful collection.
Cruise collection 2012.
‘Aspen’ bridal spring/summer 2012 collection, $5,000, Jenny Packham.
Jenny Packham's Aspen bridal dress
‘Aspen’ from the bridal campaign.

Monday, November 26, 2012

FASHION CONFESSIONS: BRANDON SUN Fashion Designer

Fashion Confessions with Brandon Sun
Brandon Sun, an up-and-coming designer from New York graduated Parsons as ‘Designer of the Year’ and trained with some of the best in industry. After college Brandon joined J Mendel and within five short years was promoted from Design Assistant to Designer, working closely with Gilles Mendel himself. It was here Brandon was able to hone his skills in both tailoring and fur. In 2009 he was snapped up by Oscar de la Renta to be his new Design Director of fur and help bring a modern edge to the brand. This past year saw Brandon launch his ready-to-wear and fur collection with both his fall/winter and spring/summer designs presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion week. I had the opportunity to meet and work with him when he came to Chicago to showcase his latest collections at Neiman Marcus. Remember his name, as he is definitely one to watch!
Brandon Sun S/S 2013 collection
spring/summer 2013 (Photographer: Alessandro Garofalo/GoRunway.com)

WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?
Papa John’s and ice cream.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN NY?
The accessibility, the people, the energy, the culture, the garment district and all the people who help make my dream a reality.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
The word I’ve been using is insouciant.

WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU?
It’s a lifestyle, a way of life. It should apply to the furniture you buy, the candles that you light, the food that you eat, the people that you hang out with, the art that you collect and the clothes that you wear.

ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
My trench coat.

WHAT’S YOUR SPRING COLLECTION INSPIRED BY?
It’s inspired by the idea of Zen. That’s something I’ve been investigating more and more. My first collection was based on ninja and Kung-Fu assassins but even the root in that is the beauty and essence of Zen.

Tres Awesome photo of Fashion Junkie and Brandon Sun
Fashion Junkie with Brandon Sun.

Thank you Trés Awesome for taking such a fab picture.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

GET THE LOOK: Kate Middleton aka Duchess of Cambridge

Love Kate’s engagement dress?
Kate Middleton wearing Issa London dress for engagement photo
It might be sold out in the navy but you can still get it in ‘tomato’ red!
Red Issa London Kate Middleton engagement dress
Kate Middleton engagement dress Issa London in red
Silk wrap jersey dress, currently on sale $399 (originally $570), by Issa London available at Stylebop.

Friday, November 16, 2012

REAL v DEAL: Diane von Furstenberg v Topshop

DVF white sheath dress verses Topshop white sheath dress
REAL: ‘Alois’ sleeveless crepe dress, $375, by Diane von Furstenberg available at Neiman Marcus.
DEAL: v-neck pencil dress, $92, by Topshop.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

IN THE PRESS: Trés Awesome

Thank you Très Awesome I’m honored to be featured on your website.
Tres Awesome street style blog features Fashion Junkie
THANK YOU for the support!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

GET THE LOOK: Kate Middleton aka Duchess of Cambridge

Kate in Diana von Furstenberg’s ‘Maja’ dress.
Kate Middleton wearing green DVF dress
Kate Middleton wearing green DVF dress Get the Look
Kate Middleton wearing green DVF dress
GET THE LOOK...
It sold out instantly in the green but here it’s in royal blue –a prefect color for a princess.
DVF Maja dress in Royal Blue
Get the Look DVF Maja silk dress in royal blue
‘Maja’ belted silk dress, currently on sale $160 (originally $400), by Diana von Furstenberg
available at Outnet.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WARDROBE ESSENTIAL: 1 Sweater, 3 Ways

Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie
Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie, Building a capsule wardrobe
RAY-BAN sunglasses. TREASURE & BOND earrings. H&M ring. ZARA skirt. MARC JACOBS handbag. BANANA REPUBLIC scarf. ZARA flats.
Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie Jessica Moazami, Building a capsule wardrobe
Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie Jessica Moazami, Building a capsule wardrobe
Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie Jessica Moazami, Building a capsule wardrobe
RAY-BAN sunglasses. FOREVER 21 earrings. TIFFANY necklace. CHANEL skirt. TRINA TURK ring. ZARA boots.
Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie Jessica Moazami, Building a capsule wardrobe
Bryan Whitely street style photos of fashion junkie in Wildfox
Bryan Whitely street style photo of Fashion Junkie wearing Reiss
Bryan Whitely street style photos of Fashion Junkie Jessica Moazami, Building a capsule wardrobe wearing WildFox
CARRERA sunglasses. ZARA jacket. VINTAGE ring. ZARA jeans. REISS heels.

GET THE LOOK…
Get the Look Wildfox Couture
‘No 9’ sweater, $178, by Wildfox Couture available at Neiman Marcus.
Studded ankle boots, $89.90, by Zara.
Gold studded cheetah flats, $79.90, by Zara.

As always a SPECIAL THANK YOU goes to the amazing BRYAN WHITELY for taking these beautiful photos.

And BIG THANK YOU to Neiman Marcus for lending me the Wildfox Couture sweater.

Monday, November 12, 2012

FASHION CONFESSIONS: LAUREL BERMAN Designer of Black Halo

Fashion Confessions of Laurel Berman Black Halo designer
Laurel Berman grew up where fashion wasn’t really an option nor was it a realistic avenue to pursue. It was only after she graduated from college that she decided to follow her true love of fashion. Laurel set about creating a brand, Black Halo, that’s synonymous with beauty and modern-day style. Her most famous dress, Jackie O, is tailored and structured beautifully for a woman’s body. Which is why everyone loves them including Kim Kardashian, Oliva Wilde and Lauren Conrad. As an ever growing and evolving designer, Laurel keeps presenting new shapely silhouettes and draping styles that both reference and reinvent classic glamour with sex appeal.
Fashion Confessions of Laurel Berman Black Halo designer
‘Jackie O’ dress, $530, by Black Halo available at Neiman Marcus.

WHAT’S YOUR FASHION ADDICTION?
Shoes. That’s how I get dressed I start with the shoes and that goes with my mood. Maybe that’s why my addiction is shoes, there's so many moods you can keep buying shoes for all your different moods.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN LA?
The weather.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Versatile… I’m all over the place. Again it’s all about the mood. I can pull off a lot of different looks. I love pushing boundaries and hate be ordinary I never want to be plain, never want to be the girl next door I always wants some edge.

WHOSE YOUR STYLE ICON?
I owe it all to Jackie O

YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL WHEN?
I’d have to say after a yoga class.

ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Yoga and my amazing husband.
Fashion Confessions of Laurel Berman Black Halo designer with Fashion Junkie Jessica Moazami
With Laurel Berman at Neiman Marcus's Black Halo event.

Friday, November 09, 2012

REAL v DEAL: Stella McCartney v Sam Edelman

Real: Stella McCartney verses Deal: Sam Edelman
REAL: ‘Kapoor’ nude slingback, $648, by Stella McCartney available at YOOX.
DEAL: 'Orly' nude Slingback, $120, by Sam Edelman available at Shopbop.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES: Brandon Sun at Neiman Marcus

I had the privileged and honor to work with an amazing new designer this week from New York, Brandon Sun. Neiman Marcus invited this talented RTW designer to showcase his signature collection of luxury fur accessories, in Chicago. I along with two other fabulous fashion bloggers, Emma Arnold (Très Awesome) and Carol Calacci (Second City Style), were asked to style a look from Brandon’s line for the event.
Fashion Junkie styling Brandon Sun's look for Neiman Marcus event
Fashion Junkie styling Brandon Sun's look for Neiman Marcus event
Hard at work!

Emma coveting Brandon's cardigan.

Brandon Sun's Neiman Marcus event
Brandon Sun

Fashion Junkie styling of Brandon Sun's looks for Neiman Marcus
Fashion Junkie styling of Brandon Sun's looks for Neiman Marcus
Carol’s mannequin (left), my mannequin (center) and Emma’s mannequin (right).

Lindsay Abeles (Neiman Marcus PR Co-Ordinator), Brandon Sun and me.
Lindsay Abeles (Neiman Marcus PR Co-Ordinator), Brandon Sun and me.

GET THE LOOK...
Fur and leather jacket by Brandon Sun.
Grey tank by Brandon Sun.
‘Shocking pink’ trousers, $775, by Stella McCartney available at Neiman Marcus.
‘Hanover’ scarf, 195, by Diana von Furstenberg available at Neiman Marcus.
Leopard-print calf-hair belt, $425, by Suzi Roher available at Neiman Marcus.
‘Istbofac’ metallic leather ankle boot, $1,050, by Manolo Blahnik available at Neiman Marcus.

Coming soon… Brandon’s FASHION CONFESSIONS