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.