FASHIONABLE INVITE | Destination: ipsy Chicago


WHO ipsy

WHAT The largest beauty subscription service in the world is hosting it’s first Chicago pop-up event

WHERE Pioneer Court | 401 North Michigan Ave | Chicago

WHEN Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th | 11am-6pm

WHY They are bringing some of their favorite brands and treating you to mini-makeovers, product giveaways, photo ops, live education, and more - including an exclusive merch line and Build Your Own Glam Bag station. Participating Brands include Derma E, Eyeko, Ouai, Mamonde, Pixi beauty, Pop Beauty, Purlisse, Youth to the People and Surratt.


2:00 PM - Youth To The People Stage Workshop

3:00 PM - Bailey Sarian Meet & Greet

4:00 PM - Pixi Beauty Stage Workshop


2:00 PM - Surratt Stage Workshop

TIX INFO  Entry is free for everyone, ipsy Members get priority access into Destination: ipsy and the ability to re-enter the event all weekend long. 

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FASHIONABLE INVITE | St. Ives #NatureReset Bus


WHO St. Ives

WHAT The skincare brand is on a mission to get people outside and spending more time with nature. Their #naturereset bus is hitting the road & coming to Chicago.


Friday, August 2nd | 10:30AM — 5PM | 401 S Wabash St across from Grant Park

Saturday, August 3rd | 10:30AM — 5PM | 401 S Wabash St across from Grant Park

Sunday, August 4th | 10:30AM — 5PM | Daley Plaza btwn N Dearborn St & W Washington St

WHY Just 15 minutes with nature can help you de-stress

MORE Join #NatureReset Challenge and get a chance to win an Expedition to Yellowstone National Park in 2020 with Nat Geo + a friend! More Info Here


FASHIONABLE INVITE | Bed Head Hotel Festival Pop-Up

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WHO: Bed Head

WHAT: Bed Head returns to Chicago for the 3rd Annual Bed Head Hotel Festival Pop-Up

WHERE: Freehand Hotel, 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago

WHEN: Friday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 3rd, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

WHY: Join us at the Bed Head Hotel—the ONLY place for a pre-festival party. Jam out to celeb DJs, partake in onsite tattoos and glitter bar, enjoy libations and head to the festival with the best hair in town, all courtesy of Bed Head. 

RSVP here



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


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

FASHIONABLE INVITE | 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 or call 312.464.1515 for more info.


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.