Category: Fashion

Spring Cleaning Your Closet and Chicago Consignment Options

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10th March

Trying to spring clean your closet of clothes you’re not wearing anymore? Want to make extra cash while doing it? Instead of going straight to the overflowing clothing bins on the street corner, you could consider a few other options.

First, try check in with a few girlfriends who might be open to swapping some items out with you. A clothing exchange can be a really fun way to get ‘new’ items with a different style than what you would pick out for yourself.  But only share things that are gently used, clean and still have good quality to them- like things that other people would actually want!

Another option is to consign, the idea around consignment is that you are selling items to a second-hand store at a discount rate that they will sell for discount. There are lots of consignment … Read More »

“El Tango Cafe” Show Midwest Tour in Chicago

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14th January


El Tango Cafe Tour adds one extra show in Chicago for ONE NIGHT ONLY– don’t miss it!


El Tango Café tells the story of one man’s transformation after stumbling into a beautiful tango cafe filled with friendship, love and heartbreak. Featuring a cast of 17 dancers, singers and actors, El Tango Café was inspired by an actual tango cafe that

used to be on Chicago’s Ashland Avenue.

Full of entrancing tango music and dance… prepare to fall into tango’s embrace! El Tango Café was created, written and choreographed by Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung of Tango 21 Dance Theater. Tango 21 Dance Theater was established by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung to use the

uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell compelling stories. The company is comprised of Chicago artists who are passionate about tango and believe that dance is a lifelong avocation. Tango 21 Dance Theater is dedicated … Read More »

Don’t Miss–Ebony Fashion Fair Exhibit: Through Jan. 2014

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11th January

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois

Admission: $14 adults

Date(s) – Until January 5, 2014
All Day

The Ebony Fashion Fair began in 1958, and over the next 50 years the traveling fashion show blossomed into an American institution that raised millions for charity and helped Johnson Publishing Company reach audiences.

Show organizers overcame racial prejudice to bring the pinnacle of Europe’s premier fashion to communities that were eager to see, in real time and space, a new vision of black America that was the hallmark of Ebony and Jet magazines. Eunice Johnson took over as producer and director in 1963, and under her direction, the traveling show took on new heights as she expanded her cachet and power within fashion circles.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair recreates the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair through the story of Mrs. Johnson … Read More »

French International SchoolFall French Market: 11/8-10

4th November

The Chicago French International School is throwing their 9th Annual Fall French Market Friday through Sunday on November 8-10th. With more than 60 venders, including activities for children, this is an event that has much variety to offer. The General Admission to the market is only $5.00 while students of the school and children are free. We’ve looked ahead at the schedule and these are a few things we are excited about:


Friday Night Fete on Nov. 8th:

7:00-10:00 p.m.

$35 when purchased online by Wednesday, $45 at the door

This is a definitely a French-Mexican fusion fiesta with Mexican cuisine and mariachi bands performing while shoppers are first to see what’s available in the market. Vender categories available include jewelry, fashion, art, bath and body, gourmet, and home decor. There will be a drawing available with more than seven prizes valued at … Read More »

Pre Makeup Show Mixer-6/7

5th June

Register on the website:

Fleurotica Fashion Fundraiser- June 12, 2013

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5th June

Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00 pm


Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, this epic fashion display features pieces made entirely from plants!  Proceeds from this flora and fauna event benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Click here to view the website!

Brazilian Blowout Soiree Fundraiser-6/6

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5th June

From website…

Night of Summer Light: Brazilian Blowout will be the second annual benefit held by the Junior Committee of The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation in Chicago. All proceeds from A Night of Summer Light will benefit the Foundation’s work in fostering awareness and understanding of Bipolar Disorder among Chicago-area high school students, parents and faculty.

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness, understanding and research for early-onset Bipolar Disorder. The Foundation is on a QUEST FOR THE TEST™ to find an empirical test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection becomes a reality. 

The Foundation was founded in memory of Ryan Licht Sang who passed away at the age of 24. For more information please visit:

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation
875 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60611
P: 888-944-4408

St. Jude Day at the Derby Party

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30th April

Please join the St. Jude Young Professionals of Chicago for the Kentucky Derby without leaving Chicago! Wear your fanciest derby apparel and join us for a fantastic Saturday afternoon! We will be having a Kentucky Derby viewing party at Maeve from 3-6 PM on May 4th.

Southern cookin’, beverages, a best hat contest, raffles, and of course, the Kentucky Derby! Tickets are $40 for an ‘Infield’ ticket, and $50 for a ‘Millionaire’s Row’ ticket that includes a bourbon tasting from 2-3PM! (from Facebook page)



1325 West Wrightwood
Chicago, Illinois 60614



Meet & Greet: Chicago Designer Kate Pankoke is Back from Project Runway!

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17th April

While visiting a bridal show at Navy Pier, we were elated to meet Kate Pankoke! You might recognize Kate from the most recent season of Project Runway on Lifetime TV.

She is a rare find as a Chicago-based designer who has already launched her own bridal line at the springy young age of twenty three! Her clothes are absolutely beautiful with beaded detailing and a sharp tailoring that explores what she calls, “artful femininity.”


She is now back home from chasing her dreams in New York and Paris (yes, Paris!!), and you can find her dresses in local bridal stores. You might even see her there! Click on the Elaya Vaughn facebook page to see what Kate will be up to next!

See Kate’s brand, Elaya Vaughn, on Facebook:

Click to read more in Crain’s Chicago Business

Macy’s Flower Show (FREE)- Until 4/9

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1st April


It’s here again and it’s absolutely beautiful! Visit the 9th floor of Macy’s during store hours and be amazed by the sights of pure floral artistry. This year’s show theme is to portray the vibrant colors from South Asia.  For more information about the show visit:

This event is FREE and even has a schedule of workshops with florists and even chefs. Here are some of our favorites:


Floral Tips from Virginia Wolff
Thursday, April 4 at 11am


Cooking Demo with Toni Marie Cox from Toni Patisserie & Cafe
Thursday, April 4 at 12pm
Lower Level Culinary Kitchen

Live Music
Friday, April 5 at 12:30pm


Garden Tea Sampling, David’s Tea
Saturday, April 6 at 12pm- 9th Floor, Events Center


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