Saturday, December 28, 2013

What's Up Judy?

Had the pleasure of filming some of the delightful items, friendly staff 
and customers at Judy Maxwell Home–"An Urban General Store…dedicated to fun." 
They recently relocated to the corner of 1363 N. Wells in Old Town in a
charming emporium. Named after Barbara Streisand's character in the 
movie "What's Up Doc?", Judy Maxwell Home embodies her quirky personality. 
Unique gifts, handmade toys and quilts, vintage jewelry, glittery nail polish, 
irreverent greeting cards furniture, clothing and emergency clown noses 
are just the tip of the iceberg.
Dana Farella, her brother and a friend (top), Jack Callahan in a clown nose (middle), 
and a customer enjoying a book among the home decor, presents and fun at 
Judy Maxwell Home - self described as an "Urban General Store sustainably minded 
with a focus on fun."

Sunday, December 22, 2013

That James Bond Femme Fatale look.

Guarded by two dashing gents, her look is "James Bond Femme Fatale" in this teeny, 
tiny, silvery cocktail dress .

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Factor Women, Chosen Models and Stewart Talent sure know how to throw a party!

Voice Over Talent Susan Chiara and Ilyssa Fradin of Stewart Talent party hearty 
with a guest at the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing.

Darren from Factor Women with a model at the Holiday Celebration at the Modern 
Wing of the Art Institute.

Three's a party at the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute.

Groups of friends party the night away at the Modern Wing.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Twosomes, twins and twenty something models in tiny dresses.

Creative couple. She's classy with a loose chignon a la' Beehive Betty hairdo, dotted 
sheer top dress and slingback heels at the Factor Women, Chosen Model and Stewart 
Talent Holiday Celebration in the Modern Wing of the Chicago Art Institute. 


The Landan Twins, Jon and Andrew, flanking two lovely models at the Factor Women
/Chosen Model/Stewart Talent Holiday Celebration.

Hip couple at the Factor Women/Chosen Model/Stewart Talent sponsored Holiday 
Celebration in the Modern Wing of the Chicago Art Institute.

Fun couple at the Factor Women/Chosen Model/Stewart Talent Holiday Celebration.
Love her little black dress and python clutch. 

Cute couples complete with tiny dresses, tattoos and bow ties at the Factor Women, 
Chosen Model and Stewart Talent Holiday Celebration in the Modern Wing of the 
Chicago Art Institute.

Terrific twosomes at the Factor Women, Chosen Model and Stewart Talent Holiday 
Celebration in the Modern Wing of the Chicago Art Institute.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merrymakers sparkle and glow at the Art Institute party.

Conrad with Debbie Jagel getting into the holiday spirit at the Holiday Celebration 
at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute sponsored by Factor Women, Chosen Models 
and Stewart Talent with donations going to the Chicago Children's Choir.

Billy Dec and guest on the scene at the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing of 
the Art Institute.

Ryan Beshel stops to enjoy the art while others also take part in the festivities at 
the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing sponsored by Factor Women, 
Chosen Models and Stewart Talent.

Stylish couple enjoying the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing.

Cute model couple who just met at the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing 
of the Art Institute.

Love the black leather evening gloves and Jimmy Choo clutch.

Guests at the Holiday Celebration at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute sponsored 
by Factor Women, Chosen Models and Stewart Talent with donations going to the 
Chicago Children's Choir. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What's black and white and red all over? Andrea Geer hand loomed knitwear.

Designer Andrea Geer, with some of her hand loomed knitwear at the One of A Kind 
Show Chicago at the Merchandise Mart.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Original designs from Chicago to Paris.

Had the opportunity to meet with fashion designer, Laurie Borse', and got a closer 
look at her unique designs. The busier with dried flowers was created for her 
"Fallen Roses" runway show. The model at The Latino Fashion Week runway show with 
Laurie is wearing a Tulle with Black Ghost evening skirt and Laurie is wearing her 
own creation – the tapestry bustier and mirror slim skirt, the jacket is below. 
Laurie spends her time designing for clients in Chicago and at her studio in Paris.

A Tulle Bustier designed by Laurie Borse' in her Chicago Borse' International Studio, 
and on a model in her Paris Studio. Laurie spends her time designing for clients in 
markets here and abroad.

Mad Hatter Velvet hat, sketches and Caplet with Weeds by designer, Laurie Borse' 
of Borse' International.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Must shop the pop…ups!

Last day to shop the fab finds like this Jess Giberson top 
at the Kit This pop up store in Reform Objects on Milwaukee in Bucktown.
Kit This founders, Arlene and Brandon get with the holiday spirit in this 
little 6 sec. vine-like video from credstylefilms.com!
See more at kitthis.com

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kit This pops up in Bucktown.

 
Arlene Matthews, Lisa Santos and Brandon Frein at the Kit This pop up store 
featuring fashion from ready-to-wear designer Tess Giberson and M. Patmos, and 
jewelry line Falconiere to name a few. The shop is being held at Reform Objects 
in Bucktown  this Thursday through Saturday. Kit This will also be donating 10% of 
the proceeds to the National Ataxia Foundation. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Surround Sounds.

Fun look. Taking a break, listening to some tunes on a brightly colored headset. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Purveyors of uncommon eyewear and accessories launches Iristocracy.com.

Iristocracy.com holds a Pop Up preview event at Studio Paris. Jena Gambaccini of 
ChiCityFashion.com picks her favorite Iristocracy glasses and accessories wearing 
an Acne Sweater, Kensie sequin pants, Phillip Lim shoes, a Céline bag and Ziggy 
glasses with Jessica Murnane of onepartplant.com and sohowwasyourday.com in a 
Junya Watanabe/Comme des Garçons cape, and D. Graham Kostic the Creative 
Director of Glossedandfound.com.

Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal of LuxuryGarageSale.com attend the 
Iristocracy.com Pop Up event at Studio Paris.

Iristocracy.com purveyors of uncommon eyewear & accessories at their launch
event at Studio Paris. Wearing Iristocracy glasses are Creative Director, Shayna Mace 
and President/Founder Randall Shotliff.

The Iristocracy.com event at Studio Paris brings out the style setters. (Clockwise), 
Redgi Woods of ReFINDefined, Brandon Frein of TwentyThirtyForty.net, Nikia 
Jefferson of chitownfashionista.com, and ArleneMatthews of TwentyThirtyForty.net; 
Daniel Kelleghan and Katrina Hoernig; Lani, Liz Schnieder of sequinsandstripes.com,  
and NikiaJefferson; Darlene Campos and Stephanie Horstkoetter of Glitterary.com.

Iristocracy.com holds an event at Studio Paris to present their glasses and accessories
(Clockwise), Yanira Garza, Janae Wesby, Jamon Deaver in Irisocracy glasses, 
Jared Lathon in Cazal Glasses from Iristocracy, Jamon Deaver and Rachel De Marte.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

El-li-ot.

Actor, Henry Thomas is in town filming the TV show Betrayal. He's wearing a hat 
from Optimo in Navy. He's known for his roles in Legends of the Fall and Gangs 
of New York, but he'll always be Elliot in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to me.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Let them eat cake. The Chicago Lolita Society meets for high tea at the Drake.

Members of The Chicago Lolita Society gather for high tea at the Drake Hotel. 
Based on Japanese street style fashion that emulates Marie Antoinette and other 
old-style European royals through their outfits, they play Princess For A Day.

Stepping back in time, The Chicago Lolita Society members play Princess for a Day 
over tea at the Drake Hotel.

Based on Japanese street style fashion that emulates Marie Antoinette and other 
old-style European royals through their outfits, members of The Chicago Lolita 
Society plays Princess For A Day as they meet for high tea at the Drake Hotel.

Some of the ladies attending the gathering for The Chicago Lolita Society posing 
with two gentlemen at The Drake Hotel. Their styles are based on Japanese
street fashion.

Based on Japanese Street Style Fashion, The Chicago Lolita Society have planned 
gatherings. Today they met for high tea The Drake Hotel. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stylishly creative couple in more ways than one.

Joe and Susan Credle on Michigan AvenueSusan is the Chief Creative Officer of the
Leo Burnett Group. She's wearing Warby Parker Preston glasses, a Gucci coat, a 
handmade handbag by her stepmom, Linda Fowler from Chapel Hill, NC. Her fun 
shoes are from Cole Hahn and her skirt is Marie Saint Pierre. Joe is an architect 
and he's wearing a coat and suit by Paul Smith, an Ike Behar shirt, a Nan Duskin tie 
and Brooks Brothers shoes.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Neapolitan Boutique celebrates 10 years of making women feel beautiful.

Kelly Golden, owner of Neapolitan Boutique in Winnetka, 
shares with us her favorite styles for Fall/Winter 
as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. 
She's wearing a great Jason Wu dress, 
and Kelly Hendrick's models Valentino, Victoria Beckham 
and Erdem dresses. See more of their other designer choices 
at neapolitanonline.com
Kelly Golden, owner of Neapolitan in Winnetka, with some of the fabulous styles 
they carry. (Clockwise; Kelly Golden, Christian Dior heels, Haider Ackerman jacket, 
Bottega Veneta python handbag, and a J. Mendel jeweled bolero.)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Looky, Louis!

Oni and Tamera are rockin' their Louis Vuitton bags in Alaïa, Alexander McQueen 
and Jimmy Choo.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Frye Boys. And Girls.

The Frye Company hosted a Grand Opening Bash at their store on N. Rush Street, 
complete with libations and the band, Blondfire. (Top left) J.P. Anderson and guest, 
John Carroll, a guest and David Sanchez, and Ryan M. Beshel.

The Frye Company hosts a Grand Opening party with Mel Muoio (top left), 
Amy Tara Koch (top right), and guests

Guest shopped for great leather boots and handbags at the Frye Company Grand 
Opening party. (Top right) Sean Krista. (Bottom left) Shannon O'Brien with a friend.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Guests enjoy the vibe at The Frye Company Grand Opening with DJ Matt Roan.