Wine Riot Giveaway

Love wine? Live in Chicago? (or can get here quickly) then I suggest you keep reading.

As a wine enthusiast myself I’m really excited to attend Wine Riot this weekend at Union Station. Wine Riot is a unique wine event created by wine lovers who wanted a more fun environment for tastings. With a DJ, photobooth and more, this is far from your ordinary wine tasting. The coolest part? They have a mobile app where you can keep track of the wines you like throughout the event. I personally always forget the wines I end up liking (all I know is I love Cab) so I’m especially pumped about that aspect.

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So why am I telling you all this? Second Glass (who puts on Wine Riot) is giving away a pair of tickets to this weekend’s event! This will be the first ever 24-hour giveaway on ChiCityFashion, so be sure to take full advantage. Here’s how to enter:

1. “Like” Second Glass on Facebook.
2. Like  wine (duh)
3. Leave me a comment below telling me whatever you feel like telling me (just be nice)

I’m picking a winner at 8am ct Friday, June 1. The winner will get to choose the option of attending the following Wine Riot dates/times: Friday 6/1  7-11pm, Saturday 6/2 1-5pm and Saturday 6/2 and 7-11pm. Perfect for those looking for last minute fun plans for this weekend! Oh and I’ll be picking the best dressed attendee at Friday’s Wine Riot :)

Moda Operandi Celebrates Fashion Down Under

After traveling to (and falling in love with) Australia 2 summers ago, I was beyond thrilled to see one of my favorite shopping sites, Moda Operandi, embracing the fashion down under. While I was there, I even had the privilege of checking out an exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, all about Australian Fashion Week…which is what truly sparked my interest in Aussie fashion.

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Style icon and Moda Operandi Artistic Director Taylor Tomasi Hill was in Australia for fashion week earlier this month and selected her favorites from all of the shows, and they’ve been making an appearance on MO since. There are few websites with the influence Moda Operandi has who celebrate fashion in Australia so it’s pretty great to have the opportunity to shop designers like Josh Goot, Dion Lee, Michael Lo Sordo, Ellery, Ksubi, Manning Cartell, and Camilla and Marc.

Loving tropical prints right now? Then you have to check out the latest Autralian designer to hit MO–Ksubi (ps. look #25 is my favorite!)

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If you’re like me and can’t pass up a bright print, don’t miss out on Michael Lo Sordo (trunk show ends May 31).

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So if you haven’t yet, go discover some Aussie designers on modaoperandi.com. Want even more down under fashion? Check out the Moda Operandi Magazine.

Any favorites so far?

Birthday Weekend

Because my birthday fell on a holiday this year (yesterday, Memorial Day) I thought I’d take the whole weekend to celebrate (even though I’d probably do the same if it didn’t fall on a holiday). I had such a fun weekend I wanted to share with you some of my favorite photos.

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Friday night cooking with the bf: pretzel-crusted halibut, green beans & caramelized onions.

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Salon was closed for Memorial Day so #ManiMonday turned into Mani Saturday.

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Outfit for my birthday dinner and party (thrown by my amazing boyfriend!)

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Dinner at Sprout…incredible

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Foie and banana bread never tasted this good.

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At Barrelhouse Flat with my 2 best friends.

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More birthday <3 at Barrelhouse.

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Presentation of gifts from my parents (the presentation was 100% my mom’s idea)

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Dana Rebecca ring and bracelet from my mom.

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Schiaparelli and Prada book from my grandma.

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Valentino + Proenza.

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Some birthday cards.

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The most creative birthday card I’ve ever received (thanks Olivia!).

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Birthday brunch at Pump Room (best. doughnuts. ever.)

Thanks everyone who celebrated with me and made my weekend awesome!

Diane Kruger at Cannes

Like I said yesterday (and everyday on Twitter since Cannes started), Diane Kruger has been KILLING it and deserves her own Cannes fashion feature. So here it goes. Diane’s looks from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival…

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Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Part 2)

Now that Cannes has come to a close, it’s time to wrap up the judging and await the next big red carpet event. Be sure to check out part 1 of Cannes fashion from last week (I continue to gush over Diane Kruger). Here we go…

PhotobucketNicole Kidman in Lanvin

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