Monday, May 16, 2016


WHO: The Randolph Street Market
WHAT: Home of the world famous Chicago Antique Market, is an internationally recognized European-style indoor and outdoor shopping extravaganza in Chicago’s historic West Loop.
WHERE: Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Street, Chicago
WHEN: May 28 + 29th, Saturday: 10am-5pm *with 8am-10am early buying, Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
WHY: Dubbed “the Barneys of vintage” is a huge celebration of fashion, home design, antiques, artwork, music, food and great people watching!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

BEAUTY BITS: Nars Summer Color 16 Collection, Under Cover

How cute is the limited edition packaging for Nars’ summer color collection? Inspired by the French Riviera, the original illustrations are by contemporary artist, Konstantin Kakanias.

Nars Summer Color 16 Collection, Under Cover now available at

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Clinique's Lip Pop, Pop Star Food Truck

WHO: Clinique
WHAT: Lip Pop, Pop Star Food Truck
WHERE: Various Chicago suburbs, see invite for location list
WHEN: Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th
WHY: Stock up on free Clinique products and Chicago’s very own Blue Plate popcorn

Monday, May 09, 2016

BEAUTY BITS: The Beachwaver

With summer upon us, it's time for one of our fav hairstyles, the beachy wave. I personally love this look, but many people find it difficult to curl their own hair. However, I’ve come across something that’s going to make it easier, a rotating curling iron aka The Beachwaver®!

Invented by celebrity stylist, Sarah Potempa, who realized there must be a simpler way for people to achieve this very popular look.

It’s super easy as the iron does all the work for you in a click of a button!

First launched in 2012 with the Beachwaver® PRO ($199), Potempa has since created a whole range of styling tools including a more affordable Beachwaver® S ($129), lightweight hair drier ($150) and a mini straightener ($35). However, the rotating curling iron continues to be the most popular tool.

Now Potempa has launched two new barrel sizes for the Beachwaver® S series. Originally only available in a 1 inch, it now comes in a smaller .75 for short hair or tighter curls and a larger 1.25 for long hair or looser curls.

The original Beachwaver® PRO and Beachwaver® S1 available at
The new Beachwaver® S.75 and Beachwaver® S1.25 are available exclusively at

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Wednesday, May 04, 2016


WHO: Lush, Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
WHAT: Get a sneak peek at how their products are hand made using fresh ingredients
WHERE: Millennium Park's Chase Promenade South
WHEN: May 4, 2016, 12pm - 5pm; May 5 & 6, 2016, 11am - 9pm
WHY: Uses the touchscreen survey to select a product best suited for you, then see how it's made by a particular compounder, Alex, Dan or Anthony. All guests will leave with their chosen product in hand.

Monday, May 02, 2016


Kate Middleton has finally made her Vogue debut! Shot by my friend Josh Olins for the June issue, two of the pictures will also be part of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at National Portrait Gallery.
Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and Director of the National Portrait Gallery Nicholas Cullinan
Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, at the National Portrait Gallery

We, and I mean the fashion industry, have all been waiting for this moment. We've seen Princess Diana on the cover many times and even Princess Anne has been featured.