Missoni For Target Photos

As you can imagine, Missoni x Target is probably the most excited I’ve ever been for a collaboration. Not only because I live for Missoni, but this collaboration is a complete lifestyle collection. Missoni homewear anyone? Or a multicolor zig zag bike? Yes and YES! (and I don’t even ride bikes)

So how pumped was I when the Missoni for Target ad photos leaked today? You have no idea…especially because my fashion icon Margherita herself is modeling the collection.

Note to self: matching your dress, headband AND suitcase totally works.

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The Chicago Sidewalk Sale

This July, the largest free shopping event returns to Daley Plaza…The Chicago Sidewalk sale! This year, there are over 40 participants showcasing all types of clothing and accessories, for both men and women. Regardless of style or budget, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a list of the local designers and independent boutiques that will be participating in the sidewalk sale this year:

  • Sandra Adams and her textile art apparel line The Nature of Things ($80-$400)
  • Sharon Boucher and her line of eponymous classic blouses ($100-$200)
  • Sherri Bourdage and her contemporary jewelry line Bourdage Pearls ($18-$500)
  • Brandon Breaux and his t-shirt brand End Wealth Corp. ($20-$35)
  • Rachel Brooks with contemporary men’s accessories line The Style Cooperative ($20-$115)
  • Tiffany Bullock with South Loop footwear boutique House of Sole ($35-100)
  • Brynn Capella and her namesake Italian leather and fabric handbags ($20-$400)
  • Jessica Constable and her creative jewelry line Jess LC ($18-$120)
  • Brooke Costello and her line of accessories created from recycled neckties, Tongue Tied ($20-$168)
  • Kate Coxworth and her tailored women’s wear line Kate Boggiano ($16-$350)
  • Leah Fagan and her style and sustainable women’s apparel line Alidade ($75-$130)
  • Julia Failey and her eponymous line of eco-friendly and reclaimed jewelry ($50-$450)
  • Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani’s socially conscious and limited edition footwear line, BucketFeet ($60-$75)
  • Lynne Barnett with upscale Lincoln Park apparel and accessories boutique Panache ($10-$500)
  • Kirsten Goede and her sparkle-filled jewelry line Objets d’Envy ($25-$350)
  • Tracey Glibowski with the Lakeview boutique dedicated to local fashion, Cerato ($45-$385)
  • Michelle and Melissa Gomez with Wicker Park’s one-stop-shop M.GO Fashion ($25-$89)
  • Julie Grabowski with contemporary accessories boutique Eulita ($5-$150)
  • Anna Hovet and her namesake contemporary women’s wear line ($25-$179)
  • Katie Johansson and her handcrafted jewelry line Dollybird Designs ($25-$300)
  • Eun Hee Kim and her children’s apparel and accessories line Sam and Coop ($25-$50)
  • Claudia Kleiner with her trendy Bucktown and Block 37 boutique Malabar Collection ($40-$350)
  • Marco Lopez with hand printed tees and accessories from Black Market Caviar ($10-$50)
  • Priscilla Lopez and her active wear line Peachy Tan ($5-$25)
  • Christy Lucius and her handmade sterling silver jewelry line Lucius Jewelry ($25-$150)
  • Annie Mauhopt and her locally made eco-friendly sandal line Mohop ($142-$188)
  • Agnes Miles and her vintage inspired accessories line Love, Lulu Mae ($45-$400)
  • Thomas Mui and his line of locally inspired tee shirts Tom & John’s Chocolate Factory ($25-$30)
  • Jenny Pfanenstiel and her one-of-a-kind hats line Forme Millinery ($30-$150)
  • Pilar Reed with her worldly and vintage-inspired jewelry line Kreative Soul ($10-$150)
  • Law Roach with Pilsen’s pre-eminent vintage fashion boutique Deliciously Vintage ($12-$200)
  • Andrew Rueve with his unique milliefiorri jewelry line She Beads ($25-$250)
  • Lisa Schaefer and her eco-friendly handbag line whether bags ($42-$130)
  • Jules Schwanbeck and her hand fabricated artisan jewelry line jules($50-$450)
  • Greg Shugar and his handmade silk, wool and cotton necktie line The Tie Bar ($15-20)
  • Susanne Siegel and her namesake travel inspired jewelry line ($50-$500)
  • Michelle Tan with her eponymous deconstruction and detailed women’s clothing line ($29 to $500)
  • Lesley Timpe with her carefully crafted clothing and hat line Squasht by Les ($28-$148)
  • Helen Tsatos and her vintage inspired jewelry line Rock Candy by Helen ($15-$300)
  • Lidia Wachowska and her playful yet classic women’s wear line Evil Kitty ($22-$350)
  • Chiquita White with her stylish West Loop women’s clothing and accessories Kiwi Boutique ($20-$100)

The Chicago Sidewalk Sale is from 9am to 3pm on July 19 and 20 at Daley Plaza. In addition to the shopping, a summer-inspired runway show will take place at 12 pm on both  days featuring the latest styles from the participating fashion talent.

Hope to see you there!

Topshop’s Secret Store

On May 26, Topshop will open its first ever Secret Store concept space in both the Oxford Circus and New York stores. Unfortunately Topshop Chicago is not open yet for them to be included in this but if you’re in New York or London, I HIGHLY recommend checking this out.

This new concept will give visitors the chance to purchase something truly unique and personal. Designers and individual pieces have been hand-picked by the Topshop team. Take a look at some of the featured designers that will be featured at the Secret Store.

Meadham Kirchhoff (jewelry), Nasir Mazhar (milliner), Maria Francesca Pepe (jewelry), Emma Cook (lingerie), Anne-Sofie Back (clothing), Michael Van Der Ham (shoes), Pamela Love (jewelry)

THE BOUTQUE: Topshop’s in-house team have produced a collection of bags and clothing especially for the Secret Store, which will be available alongside some other secret surprises.

THE UNIQUE ARCHIVE: Four iconic pieces from Unique collections of the past will be available for purchase, some of which have never been produced. This is an amazing opportunity to buy collectable Unique pieces, including a blouse and dress from Fall ’07, a grey playsuit from Spring ’08 and two maxi dresses from Spring ’10.

The Topshop Secret Stores will be open May 26 for two weeks only. Hope you find some amazing pieces…I’m sure you will!

Chicago Street Style Scene at Kokorokoko

Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style Scene is hosting a sweet event at  Kokorokoko this Thursday, May 26. She’ll be showing a selection of her street style photos from her blog and creating a custom window display at Kokorokoko. How awesome?! You can meet Amy, enjoy refreshments, and take advantage of an exclusive 25% off store merchandise.

Can’t make it? Be sure to stop by the Kokorokoko within the next two weeks because Amy’s street style photos and display will still be up during store hours (Monday-Saturday 12-8 and Sundays 12-6).

Location: Kokorokoko, 1112 N. Ashland Ave
Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 5-9pm

Cee Lo at Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama

One of my first major events as a blogger was attending Macy’s Presents Glamorama last summer. It was such a fun event…and it looks like it’s going to be even bigger and better this year. It was just announced that Cee Lo Green and Far East Movement will be performing at the event on Friday, August 12 at the Chicago Theatre.

This year’s theme for Glamorama is ARTRAGEOUS, where attendees can view looks from top designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel and more. The best part? The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland® and Northwest Indiana.

Planning on attending? Be sure to get your tickets early! They’re available at www.ronaldhousechicago.org and will be availble June 8th at www.thechicagotheatre.com or by calling Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000.