Friday, July 31, 2015

FASHIONABLE INVITES: August

DETAILS:

#PartyAtPinkSlip

WHEN: August 9, 2015 | Doors: 5p // Fashion Show: 6p

WHERE: Pink Slip Boutique // 18907 S. Wolf Road | Mokena, IL | 60448 | Parking available in adjacent lots

WHAT: Join 500+ stylish friends at Pink Slip Boutique for a fashion show featuring our newest homecoming, ready-to-wear and accessory collections. Shop all new collections and receive 10% OFF everything in the store - plus a few other surprises up our sleeve! (We can't give away ALL our secrets;)

WHY: To celebrate the renovation and raise finds/awareness for our dear late friend, Emily Beazely. (Watch Taylor Swift's on-stage tribute to Emily HERE.)

TICKETS: $10 pre-sale HERE -- $15 at the door // All proceeds from the game room raffle will be donated to "Demand for a Cure"

SOCIAL: Twitter | IG | Facebook | #PinkSlipBoutique

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NEW WORK: Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Fringe Benefits
TOP TO BOTTOM: Zara suede fringed sandals. $39.99, zara.com zara.com. Prada leather studded tassel sandals, $690, neimanmarcus.com. Raffia ankle-tie fringed sandals, $128, jcrew.com. Via Spiga Terrin Tassel flat thong sandals, $175, bloomingdales.com. Kate Spade Alex flat fringe-cuff sandals, $228, neimanmarcus.com. Saint Laurent studded fringe suede sandals, $995, neimanmarcus.com. Visconti Et Du Reau Maui sandals, $151, farfetch.com.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

REAL v DEAL: Aminah Abdul Jillil v Akria

REAL v DEAL is between Aminah Abdul Jillil verses Akria
REAL: Suede bow pumps, $215, by Aminah Abdul Jillil.
DEAL: Suede bow pumps, $79.90, by Akira.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

NEW WORK: Chicago Magazine

CHICAGO MAGAZINE, Chicago's Most Eligible Singles

Photographer: Jeff Sciortino
Stylist: Jessica Moazami
Hair and Make Up: Jenna Baltes for Artists at Wilhelmina using Makeup Forever
Stylist assistant: Jhonnatan Hernandez-Bonola and Alessa Young
Hair and Make Up assistant: Ashanti Kolar
LaRoyce Hawkins, Chicago P.D. actor

Thanks to Azeeza Bloomingdale’s, Boga, Cole Haan, Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Topman and Topshop.

Shot at Athletic Association Hotel.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

BEAUTY CONFESSIONS: RAY CIVELLO Hair Guru

Ray Civello is the latest of international entrepreneurs choosing Chicago to launch their brand in the US. With a long list of celebrity clients, editorial styling credits and countless TV appearances, including Chicago’s Windy City Live, Civello is in high demand. He’s also the man behind many of Aveda’s Canadian institutions and stores as well as four Civello salons in the Toronto area. Civello is now expanding his hair empire with three Chicago salons and spas in River North, Lincoln Park and Lakeview. I had the opportunity to sit down with Civello to debunk some hair myths.
Interview with hair guru Ray Civello with the opening of his 3 new Chicago Salons
WHAT’S YOUR BEAUTY ADDICTION?
New Thickening Tonic is what I currently recommend it to all of my clients and friends. It is proven to thicken hair with just one use, making it a great addition to a blowout for any hair length.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN TORONTO?
Both Toronto and Chicago have a rich tapestry of cultural diversity and I have found that I love spending time in both cities! No matter where I am, I enjoy being surrounded by architecture, art, great restaurants and sports - both cities have plenty to offer.
Civello salon and spa opens in Chicago
WHAT DESIGNERS DO YOU WORSHIP?
I have lots of favorites including Yohji Yamamoto, Prada and Paul Smith.

WHAT’S YOUR BEST HAIR TIP?
Choose the right product for your hair type to work with your natural texture and learn how to apply it correctly from the roots to the ends. Make sure you never use too much, and if you need to use a lot to achieve the result, it is probably not the right product for you. Carefully read labels and take time to understand what works best for you and your hair. If you have curls, don’t shampoo your hair as often, but make sure to condition and moisturize daily.
Stylish hair stylist Ray Civello reveals his best hair tip
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST HAIR MYTH?
That women look better or sexier with long hair. The majority of women believe that longer hair is more attractive, but your hair length should be determined on your lifestyle and body shape. Long hair can overpower a look and is not flattering on everyone.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Diversity. My job is different every day and takes place in different places. I get to do all kinds of things from taking portraits, cutting hair, designing salons, stores and houses. I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction in helping people feel their best.
ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Hearing my son’s morning greeting!

Hair cuts with Ray Civello are $250 at Civello Salon and Spa, located in River North, Lincoln Park and Lakeview.

Monday, July 06, 2015