The Gifts That Keep On Giving

Once November hits, you know what that means…it’s all about holiday. And now that we’re well into the month, you really can’t avoid it. So if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right? With a very cool charitable designer collaboration launching soon, I thought it was the perfect time to share with you some of my favorite gifts that keep on giving.

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If you have watched any TV, gotten on the Internet or spoken to anyone in the last week or so I’m sure you know how hard hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. The extent of my current events knowledge rarely surpasses E! News but even I have been tuning into CNN and other news channels every day since.


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4 Designers 4 CURE at p45

On October 19th, p.45 (one of my favorite Chicago boutiques) celebrates its 14th birthday with the launch of 4 Designers 4 CURE. This will feature exclusive products that benefit CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy). Because of p45 founder Tricia Tunstall’s personal connection to the cause, she invited four designers to create custom pieces, including CFDA-winning milliner Eugenia Kim, inspired by the organization’s signature color red.

Eugenia Kim will offer 45  limited-edition “Daniella” headbands (pictured below) with 100% of proceeds going towards CURE. These can be purchased both online and in store. Each headband will also be autographed by Eugenia herself!


Other “4 Designers 4 CURE” items include Lizzie Fortunato‘s signature mix of materials in a key chain charm, a crescent moon on a red leather cord by Sarah McGuire, and a Abigail Glaum-Lathbury knit dress in her well-known architectural style.

Check out p45 at 1643 N. Damen and visit for more information.