Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wings, words and skulls...KTZ print T.

KTZ Church print oversize t-shirt from Kokontozai UK, Mr.RiK VillA LA Handkerchief 
shorts, ASOS metallic shoes and Adidas socks. Her friend wears a Hermès Scarf.

Friday, June 28, 2013

“The ‘Parisienne’ is not in fashion, she is fashion.” —Arsène Houssaye, “L’Artiste,” 1869

A peak into the new exhibit called "Impressionism, Fashion, Modernity" at the Art 
Institute Chicago. On display are some of the world's most beloved Impressionist 
paintings from the 19th Century, but what makes the show so unique is the actual 
clothing worn in the day is included. Many are very close to the dresses in the
paintings. Petticoats, bustles, corsets, hats and tiny slippers were all in fashion. 
Credited with developing the bustle, Charles Frederick Worth also became the
"Father of Haute Couture" thanks in part to the patronage from Empress Eugénie,
wife of Napoleon III. Don't miss the show. It runs through September 22.

For a lovely French pleated side top from Marc Le Bihan, as well as other beautiful
pieces, visit Robin Richman on Damen.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Flying Aces grounded.

These ladies who lunch wear Aviator sunglasses with Chanel bags. Accessorized with  
an Alexander McQueen Skull scarf and Christian Louboutin heels.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Turning straw into gold...

Kate wears a wide-brimmed golden, straw hat, 3 Dots dress, Sam Edelman Gilda 
gladiator sandals, and a Chloe Aurore leather tote bag.
The straw hats are back for Summer.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Classy and creative, Azeeza Khan opens her Atelier AZZA crown jewel.

Azeeza Khan, designer of the luxury womenswear label Atelier AZZA, 
opens her first store at The Shops at North Bridge. 
Her statement garments have Swarovski laden hand-embellishments 
and embroideries, voluminous cuts and vivid pure silks 
in the AZZA couture and ready-to-wear collections.
View the interview at


Atelier AZZA patron models her ready-to-wear dress by Chicago fashion designer,
Azeeza Khan.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Abstract realism.

Swimsuit coverup or lets-meet-for-coffee dress. Graffiti-like, abstract pattern 
and flower-trimmed belt make for a look that's really great anywhere.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friends, Fendi and fabulous.

Samm Mackin with a weathered leather bag, Yumi Minamikurosawa with a Fendi tote 
and lace-up booties, and their friend with great sunglasses and sandals.

Yumi Minamikurosawa wearing some amazing, lace-up booties, with the every stylish, Samm Mackin and a friend.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reptiles and lizards.

Elizabeth, in  Theyskens' Theory skinny pants, Marc By Marc Jacobs reptile bag, 
and Pour La Victoire Shanna snakeskin heels.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

LOFTY Opening for the new LOFT store.

Hip couple at the LOFT Grand Opening party on Michigan Avenue, he is carrying a 
Givenchy Antigona Zip Clutch by Ricardo Tisci. 

LOFT Girl, Samantha Saifer Berngard models a LOFT sundress as she chats with 
Jena Gambaccini (top right), at the LOFT Grand Opening on Michigan Avenue.
Both are also wearing amazing shoes!

Catherine De Orio (center), with guest and chef, at the new LOFT store opening.

"LOFT Girls" Jessica Zweig (top left, right) and Erica Bethe Levin (top right, middle), 
model LOFT outfits. They are joined by guests including Jessie Kalin (bottom right, 
left) at the new store's opening party.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Up to your ankles.

Shelby, in Giuseppe Zanotti Zip Black Velcro Bar sneakers, a dress from Intermix, 
Balenciaga Biker jacket and Chrome Hearts sunglasses.
Shelby, in Giuseppe Zanotti Zip Black Velcro Bar Sneakers, a dress from Intermix, 
Balenciaga Biker jacket, and Chanel Bag.