FASHIONABLE INVITE: Glossier

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

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Kiehl's LifeRide

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)!

FASHIONABLE INVITE: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

WHO: Nordstrom

WHAT: Yearly Anniversary Sale, it's your chance to get new fall merchandise on sale. Many fashion and beauty brands are included like FRAME Denim, Alice & Olivia, Veronica Beard, Stuart Weitzman, Diptyque, Rodin and Charlotte Tilbury.

WHERE: Nordstrom, 55 E Grand Avenue

WHEN: July 21-Aug 6

WHY: Cos it’s never too early to start planning your fall wardrobe!

Some of my favorite pieces...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 favorite selects

Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil & Crema set $120

Gas Bijoux Buzios Feather Earrings, Anniversary Sale Price $119.90, After Sale $180

Alice + Olivia jacket Anniversary sale price $321.90, After Sale $485

Topshop Coat, Anniversary Sale Price $109.90, After Sale $180

Cirstabelle Earrings, Anniversary Sale price $44.90, After Sale $68

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Diptyque Candle Set, Anniversary Sale Price $55, Value $75

Who Should Win Best Costume at the 89th Academy Awards?

With so many great films this year it’s going to be hard to pick the best picture at the Oscars. However, the costume category is equally as strong. In case you didn’t get a chance to see all the nominated films here are the five costume designers up for an Oscar, who’s your favorite?

LA LA LAND, Mary Zophres

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ALLIED, Joanna Johnston

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, Colleen Atwood

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, Consolata Boyle

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JACKIE, Madeline Fontaine

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FASHIONABLE INVITES: Nordstrom Fall Beauty Trend Week

Nordstrom's Fall Beauty Trend Week

WHO: Nordstrom

WHAT: Fall Beauty Trend Week

WHERE: Nordstrom, Michigan Avenue, 55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

WHEN: October 30th to November 5th

WHY: Get one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips and tricks to nail the newest trends and beauty buzz intel from industry insiders. From makeup recommendations specific to your look, to in-store treatments/services such as mini-facials, to consultations for hydrating winter skin savers, it’s all free to attend AND you’ll get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last).

Go to Nordstrom.com or call 312.464.1515 for more info.

FASHIONABLE INVITES: LUSH IN THE PARK

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.