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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Looking To Find Unique Jewelry Pieces for the special lady in your life? 
Or perhaps you are a bride to be looking for special gifts to give your bridal party? 
Love And Pieces is the perfect Jewelry boutique with pieces from local designers
 including designs by Michelle Rubin herself! 
This beautiful New jewelry boutique in Wicker Park features jewelry and vegan Bags!
Yesterday Evening I attended a party hosted by Jaye of Rock Curvatude Titled: Fall Into Pieces! 
This party featured tasty Vegan Treats by The Mixing Bowl Bakery, Cake POP's By 
Thee Sweetest Thang,Yummy Foods & Champagne... 

Michelle also repairs your old jewelry. 
I'm so looking forward to visiting this little gem again soon to shop some special pieces!~^_*
Visit Love and Pieces at 1616 N Damen Chicago, IL 60647

Sunday, October 23, 2011

StyleChicago's Shopping Event at Fashion Focus!

Finally! Fashion Chicago was Saturday during Fashion Focus week---
And You know what that means: Shopping!!!!!!!!!
This is Probably The Best Way To Culminate The Week Long Fashion Shows~^_* 
The Style Chicago Event features many designers from Fashion Focus headlining Shows 
 a bevy of local designers! 
This event is always the perfect opportunity to connect one on one with designers
 for an up close and Personal look at their collections!

Taneasha Prunty 

Shavonne Dorsey 

Julie ♥

With everything from couture pieces available to order by Tanesha Prunty of GIDI,
 Custom Handbags by G.I.A Luxe,
Timeless and Affordable jewels by jules 
 Dress me up anytime head jewelry by Love Lulu Mae!

Eco Fabulous At The 3rd Annual Vert Couture Eco Fashion Show!!!

Vert Couture Fashion Focus's Third Headline Show featured An Amazing Eco Fashion Fabulous Time! Held at the largest green roof in the United States: The Tents at Millennium Park! A Portion of the shows proceeds benefit Keep Chicago Beautiful. These Go Green Designers were all top notch and inspiring! The bevy of designers included Heart, Dollparts, Brenda Abdullah, Richard Dayhoff, Victoria Larkin, Rosina Mae, Silk Utopia & Lauren Lein. Accessories by Cri De Coeur, Fantastic Celah, Kailia Footwear, Tracey Mayer, Mkriss, MoHop Shoes, Takohl Gallery of Exceptional Fine Jewels, Victoria Tane, SAIC Student Hat Designers & A favorite of Mine
Marty Casey Silver Elements Collection!

All the collections featured had my heart fluttering!
With everything you could imagine from lush handmade designs from every earth friendly fabric available. With everything from every taste:
With Couture Gowns to Swimwear...

Aleah Connect & Mamie Kapend

It's reassuring to see that fashion can coexist with nature all whilst being Eco-Conscious.
Fashion in Chicago and beyond continues to flourish!!!


Photography By
Prince Agyemang Photography

Mario Tricoci & Vitaminwater Present InspireDesign At Fashion Focus 2011

Was The headlining #2 Show during Chicago Fashion Focus Week!!! 
This showcase was truly special and unique as it showcased designs from some of Chicago's most eccentric talents including...
 Reddoll by Tatyana Merenyuk.

The Showcase featured Performances by Chicago based Musicians Brandon and Lucas Marx...
Now onto the Fashion's!!!

Imaginary People Opened the Show with lush comfy fabrics that don't compromise style. The Designs by Telomere Dunne and Olivia Shanks also include Core Basics with every new collection they make!
 The Core Collection are designs that are essentially designs that are favorites and classics!

Always innovative and eccentric in the best way possible are the designs by Michelle Tan! She always comes 100% with her collections and her designs are limited thus you will never see anyone else wearing them but you! Each look had me cheering on and loving it all. From the Silk fabrics to the embellishments each look was the shizz...

The Refined Menswear Collection by duo Cheikh Lam and Sophie Lin Lin, J. Cheikh designs 
With A Simple Sophistication. 
From white short suits to tailored sweaters every bit of their S/S 2012 Collection Exudes A Charismatic Classic Touch...

Have you ever been to a place were all your wildest design fantasies come true in design?...Narcisse gave me just that feeling. Their designs have been featured in the likes of Vogue & Winner of Numerous Awards. Stunning Sexy details with Feathered Vests and Lush Velvet Gowns. The accessories that caused quite a stir the weapons of fierceness one could say.The head designer Veronika and her team created designs I could have only dreamt of, but all brought into reality on the runway. Feast your eyes...

Reddoll by Tatyana Merenyuk featured Feminine & Glamorous designs for the lady of sophistication with a sparkle of fun! The Cloud dress was oh so Glamorous and fun! This gown evoked a feeling of unexplainable joy with the most dreamy tulle you did ever see...

The Shows Grand Finale Featured the Crowning of 
The finalist of The Mario Make Me A Model 2011 Contest
Mario made a surprise announcement and By Every one's Surprise 2 Winners Were Crowned!!!

Photography By 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fashion Focus 2011, CFI: Oh My, Oh My!!!

Tuesday October 18th 2011 Marked The Eve Of The Start of the first of Many Shows At The Millennium Park here in Chicago Called Fashion Focus. This Show was indeed the Creme de le Cream of Chicago Fashion Designers: The Designers of CFI Runway Show presented by Macy's.
 CFI is the Chicago Fashion Incubator which aides Chicago Designers with Numerous Opportunities to foster the growth of their Design Label.

The Show Featured Spring 2012 Collections by Modahnik, Crystal B Designs, Shavonne Dorsey, Cettina, Eric Kipp, GIDI, C/FAN, Anna Hovet, Nonnie, Evil Kitty, Dottie's Delights, AGGA B, Cynthia Ryba, Killian Gui and Miriam Cecilia.

Let's get into my favorite designs from last Night. The looks that still have me floating on a cloud and day dreaming for warm weather again to don there designs. Here Goes...

I'm guessing her collection was displayed first as her pieces were truly at the top! Among the best of the night! I'm still in awe of the colors, prints, cuts and shapes. Each design had it's own essence all stand-out yet suitable to wear just about everywhere! There was one piece that stole my heart...

Crystal B Designs is synonymous with edgy, fierce fashions! Most of her pieces are custom made and she will design pieces that fit your desires. This Spring 2012 Collection features a vast array of white & black dresses that were paired with red pumps that just made each design POP! This one of many favorite pieces...

Shavonne Dorsey Spring 2012 Collection made me envious of the beautiful full-figured beauties modeling her designs.My absolute major favorite and a favorite of the night was this white tiered dress that moved so sweetly as the gorgeous model  pranced down the runway...

Cettina by Concetta Cipriano gave guest a luxe ethereal feel with her Spring 2012 Collection. Her pieces could be seen on the cover of a book or magazine and give the look an amazing ethereal vibe. This tangerine stunner stole the show...

Eric Kipp is such a dashing and debonair gentleman. It's no surprise that his collection mirrors his style.
 His suit jackets have such an understated yet take notice excitement to each of them...

Taneasha Prunty of GIDI really surprised me with this collection! Her past 2011 Collections featured designs that were sophisticated and glam. Yet this collection she turned up the sexiness in a few of her designs that had me "Giddy" with excitement....

We all know Christina Fan is such a phenomenal designer and her collection was nothing less than the signature C/FAN Awesomeness that she always brings! Her Spring 2012 Collection featured a wave of signature print pieces designed by Christina herself...

Can do no wrong ever in my eyes. Her designs always manage to steal the spotlight even if it's just with one of her signature tees! This Yellow Sunshine and Navy Trim dress I absolutely need next Spring in my closet...

Nonnie does the Statement Menswear Designs Major Nod's to Nonnie!

Lidia Wachowska of Evil Kitty is just amazement rolled into a tiny adorable lady. Her designs always feature an intertwining dance of spunk, fun and fabulousness! Last night she took me by surprise when I saw an evil kitty gown that is fit for the evil kitty in me...ME~WOW ME~LOVE!!!

Stephanie Kuhr of Dottie's Delights designs in demure and darling custom fitted pin- up lingerie. 
This piece left me speechless and swept away...

Agga B is an International Sensation and Anytime you see The Designs Of Agga B You are getting Top-Notch Statement Pieces that will steal the show every time~exactly like this one did last night...

Cynthia Ryba award winning designer and a local favorite displayed her Spring 2012 Collection with fun festive print dress that can be sported day and night...

Killian Gui is a local favorite and Menswear Mastermind at designing tailor made designs.
 The Spring 2012 Collection featured made-you look twice tailored pieces...

Miriam Cecilia Top Finalist of The Oscars Designer Challenge and Recently Awarded  1st Place in Chicago Treasures Small  Business Plan Competition! She is an absolute All time Favorite of Mine! They saved the best for last perhaps?!? Well it's no secret where this amazing designer ranks in my closet;) Miriam's Summer 2012 Collection was all things that make up the essence of a Miriam design: Fun, Distinctive, Versatile and above all always influenced by nature...

(All The Images Used In this Article Are Courtesy Of Macy's)

If Your A Chicago Fashion Designer and want the chance at a spot of CFI visit their website for more information on how to apply:

Can't Get Enough Of CFI Read A FLASHBACK Article by Me From March 2011: