Episode 14: Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List + The Fine Jewelry Business With Dana Gordon

If you follow me on Instagram, have looked at the detail shots of any of my personal style posts or just read ChiCityFashion on the regular, you’ll probably recognize the creations of this week’s fashion friend. So who is this wonderful woman? You’ll just have to keep reading to find out.

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Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s, Please

If you’ve ever been inside Bergdorf Goodman, I’m sure you know that it’s more than just a store…it’s a magical place (especially the second floor…I can’t contain myself when I’m around all those shoes). And clearly, I’m not the only one feels this way.

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Tales From Chi City Closet

In most interviews I’ve done, a common question I get asked is “what’s your favorite item in your closet?” Now, this is a tough one to answer. It could be something I wear the most, an item I stare at quite often but rarely wear, or even a piece with an interesting story. Although it’s difficult to pin-point just one item I love most, I tend to give answers that incorporate a story. It gives these possessions more depth and really shows people that fashion isn’t about having a bunch of designer stuff and showing it off. And that’s where we’re going in today’s post.


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20 Years of Red Soles

To celebrate 20 years of red soles, Christian Louboutin launched a special edition 20th anniversary collection. As you can imagine coming from someone like Louboutin, this collection is over-the-top and statement worthy. However, some of the styles are even a little too much for me!

You be the judge…

PhotobucketRose Du Desert leather knee sandals

Seems like something Rihanna would try and pull off…and would ultimately fail.

PhotobucketPigalove patent-leather ballet flats

Seems like something Alexa Chung would try and pull off…and would succeed.

PhotobucketNeuron 120 suede cage sandals

These are actually pretty awesome. No complaints. Unfortunately I’m assuming a Kardashian already owns them…

PhotobucketIsolde 160 patent-leather sandals

I call these the Momsen. You know why.

PhotobucketArmadillo Bride 120 leather pumps

No armadillos were harmed in the making of these shoes. They’re kinda like Beetlejuice gone upscale, no?

PhotobucketUnzip Booty 100 suede sandals

If these were in black I’d be ALL OVER them.

PhotobucketHighness 160 Platform Peep Toe Heels

Beyonce can wear these while performing on stage, at a basketball game, or even running errands with baby Blue. These look like they’d be her “everyday shoe.”

If you could have just one pair from this 20th anniversary collection, which one would it be?

Spring 2012 Trend: Get Pink

I got a great little package this week from Neiman Marcus with an amazing neon Spring 2012 trend book. Not only is the cover my ideal color but the first Spring trend I opened to is…PINK.



I was pretty inspired by the vibrant pink collage, so I thought I’d make my own and share my favorite pink finds from around the web. The best part is, almost all these pieces can be worn NOW. Let’s be honest, nothing’s better than a pop of color during the drab winter. And although pastels are also a huge trend for Spring ’12, I’m loving the combination of light and bright colors in the same outfit. Something I’ll be experimenting with…coming soon 🙂


1) Marc by Marc Jacobs. 2) Preen. 3) Matthew Williamson. 4) Michael Kors. 5) Oscar de la Renta.


1) B Brian Atwood. 2) Jimmy Choo. 3) Dana Rebecca. 4) Christian Louboutin. 5) Isabel Marant.

Which one’s your favorite? Will you be wearing pink this Spring?