<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Fashion, Events, News, Runway Shows, and Photos]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/fashion http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:11:36 -0500 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:11:36 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fashioning A Newly Pregnant Kate]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 04:44:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/edt-katemiddleton.jpg

"Looks like there's a best-dressed baby on the way!"

So tweeted Vanity Fair following the news that Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is pregnant Monday. Accompanying the tweet was a link to an Instagram picture showing Kate, 30, on the cover of the magazine's annual style issue.

So important to the fashion community is the mother of a future British monarch that style bibles such as Harper's Bazaar heralded the news, while In Style breathlessly proclaimed that "A new Prince or Princess is on the way!" Fashionista.com revealed the announcement with the headline, "Kate Middleton is Really Pregnant," in reference to the "is she/isn't she?" baby rumors that have circulated since the couple tied the knot a mere 20 months ago.

Women's Wear Daily even ran the announcement under the "Fashion Scoops" category on their website.

Kate has become a sartorial icon in the period following her nuptials, with women across the globe emulating her chicly elegant approach to dressing. Her influence on clothing purchases has been dubbed the "Duchess Effect." And her impact on the business of fashion retailing will only continue to grow in tandem with her bump, observers say.

The potential frenzy for Kate-influenced maternity fashion may have as big an effect on the world of style as her choice of that Alexander McQueen wedding dress back in 2011, says Shannon Guyton, site director of TheBump.com

"As soon as she stepped out of the car on her wedding day, dress designers went into action," says Guyton. "They designed replica versions of her gown and they were purchased by brides everywhere. We see the same thing happening for her maternity style."

"The big maternity style designers will be keeping a close eye on what she is wearing and then designing pieces that they will actually market as Kate Middleton style," Guyton adds. "And moms everywhere will start mimicking whatever elements she brings - like sleeved gowns following her wedding."

So fashionably inspiring is the mother-to-be, when she stepped out recently sporting a new hairstyle with long bangs, Manhattan salons reported a rush on the cut, according to the Daily Mail

“The first thing that attracted young women to her is that here was a princess-to-be and she is going out in a dress from Reiss that they all recognize,” Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of In Style magazine told NBC of the Duchess's influence at the time of the couple's first anniversary.  “You also see her wear clothes more than once. Women feel that she actually goes into a wardrobe and chooses what to wear rather than grabbing something off of a rack the way most actresses do for a red carpet.”

That high/low practicality is something we will continue to see, believes Guyton: "She'll stick with the way she dresses normally, she'll just incorporate that into her bump style. She'll probably wear dresses with ruching across the stomach, and she'll probably wear bold shades of blue which is one of her favorite colors. Really curve-hugging, flattering silhouettes, nothing too drapey like we have seen from Jessica Simpson and Kourtney Kardashian, she'll wear more form-fitting pieces."

Guyton is also excited at the prospect of seeing maternity clothing highlighted on the red carpet and at formal evening events, thanks to the Duchess' continuing public role as a member of the royal family. Though she warns fashion followers not to expect any major shifts in personal style.

"She won't be too revealing, just as she dresses now," says Guyton. "You won't see her exposing too much, no plunging necklines. I think we will see her to continue to wear above-the-knee hemlines. People will want to emulate her. She's is in the spotlight and will obviously be in the spotlight even more now. However much she decides to show us her bump, we'll be watching."



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<![CDATA[In Focus: Photographer Steve Starr]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/steve_starr_blurby2.jpg A closer look at the unique methodology of local freelance event photographer Steve Starr.]]> <![CDATA[Year in Review 2012: Red Carpet Fashion Highs & Lows]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:08:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sofia-vergara1.jpg 2012's been filled with red carpet rock stars and frumpy fashion faux pas. Find out where your favorite celeb fits in.

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<![CDATA[Anna Fong's Spring 2013 Collection]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:41:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Anna-Fong_blurb.jpg Chicago designer inspired by Victorian Ages for newest collection.

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<![CDATA[Angels Shine at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 05:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/victoria-secret-new-thumb.jpg Victoria's Secret Angels took to the glittery runway to sport the latest and most extravagant bras — and share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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<![CDATA[Best Dressed: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams and More]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:59:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BD154851620thumbnail.jpg Hollywood's best dressed — from Emily Blunt to Jennifer Aniston to J. Lo — hit the red carpet this week.

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<![CDATA[Marni to Launch First Women's Fragrance]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:46:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marnifragrancethumb1a.jpg

This February, quirky Italian retailer, Marni—which collaboated with H&M last spring–will debut its first-ever women's fragrance produced in collaboration with Estee Lauder. 

Like the Marni woman, the scent is designed to be fresh and individual. "The perfume reflects Marni's fashion, certainly," creative director Consuelo Castiglioni told WWD. "Becuase it's a perfume that's quite individual, that doesn't evoke anything in particular. It's for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn't follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric."

That may seem like a lot of sartorial inspiration for a scent, but the the concept registers in a spicy blend of wood notes, tempered with a touch of rose oil for a feminine feel.

The bottle itself is also meant to evoke the Marni brand, inspired by an old bottle Castiglioni salvaged from a flea market.

“I wanted a bottle that was kind of traditional, that is, one that lasts over time, like the clothes we make, which last and you can still wear two or three years from now," Castiglioni says. "It isn’t seasonal. I think this bottle reflects our concept—you want to keep it. It also has the dots, which are part of our world, and a play on proportions with the cap. These elements are also important in our fashion.”



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<![CDATA[Store Tour: Local Designers and Curated Home Goods at Joinery]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:01:49 -0500 $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/joinery3.jpg Owner Angela Silva picks out her favorite fall finds at Williamsburg boutique, Joinery.

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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Get Your Wardrobe Winter-Ready]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/closet135529878.jpg

With winter approaching, the piles of beat-up sandals and floaty summer dresses are looking a little out of place in our closet.

Fortunately, mother-daughter duo Kate Berger and Ann Lightfoot of NYC organization company, Done and Done, are experts when it comes to whipping a closet into shape. Here, the pair spill their top five tips for getting your wardrobe winter-ready—and no, you don't have to toss your favorite high-school sweatshirt.


1.    Going Through Each Category
– "Check to see if anything needs to be cleaned or repaired. Next, ask yourself a few questions. Did you wear it last winter? If not, when was the last time you did? Will you wear it this year? Or ever? If not, it's time to let it go. If it’s a favorite item, but has been worn to death and no longer looks fresh, start a pile. At the end of the day you can make a list of possible purchases for the upcoming season."



2.    Try Everything On - "If items don’t quite fit but are still in style, consider that they might fit at this time next year and are worth saving. If they are both out of style and don’t fit, even losing 10 lbs isn’t going to make them work. Letting them go can make room for new purchases or just make space to find all your favorites with ease."



3.    What To Store - "If you have sentimental clothes from an earlier time in your life, consider boxing them up to save. Don’t keep them mixed in with your working wardrobe. Give yourself the freedom to keep a few things that you aren’t ready to let go of yet. This will make the whole process of cleaning out your closet less painful and more fun."



4.    Shoes – "Just like your clothes, gather all your winter shoes and boots together. Check to see if they need to be polished, re-soled, re-heeled, or replaced. If there is a pair that you haven’t worn for the last two winter seasons, consider letting them go and making room for a new favorite."



5.    Scarves, Gloves and Hats – "Items should be folded and grouped by material. It always helps to color code and use those handy-dandy shelf dividers or bins. Consider putting lightweight scarves away for spring, wrapped in tissue; that way, they will seem fresh and new again when you pull them out in April!"
 



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<![CDATA[Nanette Lepore Tries her Hand at Ballet Costuming]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:42:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lepore148093612thumb.jpg

Ever since "Black Swan," for which the Mulleavy sisters conjured up frothy tulle confections to outfit leading lady Natalie Portman, fashion has been entangled in a love affair with the ballet.

Now, Nanette Lepore is joining the ranks of designers-turned-costumers for a performance of "Picnic"— which premiered Wednesday at the Joyce Theatre—which takes inspiration from the 1975 film, "Picnic at Hanging Rock."

The costumes—which will worn by leading dancers Charles Askegard and Georgina Pazcoguin—feature color-blocked panels of candy pink and lime green set against and black and blue lining.

While images aren't available yet, our bet is that Lepore's ballerina looks will exude the same giddy feminity and elaborate design flourishes as her main collection.

 



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<![CDATA[HBO to Debut New "Vogue" Doc this December]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/hbodocumentarylead1.jpg

After last month's Newsweek profile on Anna Wintour, rumours have circulated that the editress and her team of high-heeled Vogue-ettes would be featured in a new HBO documentary. Now, more details have emerged about "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," which will premiere this December to coincide with the release of a new book from Conde Nast by the same name.

The Newsweek article suggested the doc would focus exclusively on Wintour, but several top editors—including former editors like Babs Simpson and Prolly Mellen—are featured in the film, WWD reports.

The book, meanwhile, will include sections of editor "portfolios" highlighting their contributions to the magazine, each accompanied by an essay from Vogue writers like Jonathan Van Meter and Tonne Goodman.

The film will also offer behind-the-scenes looks at some of Vogue's most famous editorial shoots, as well as interviews with editors and fashion designers.



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<![CDATA[5 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Fashion's Kookiest Characters]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:03:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/halloweenannawintourthumbanil.jpg This year, why not try a costume inspired by some of the wildest wardrobes in fashion?

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<![CDATA[The New Minimalism]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:31:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/minimalism139049827thumbnail.jpg Fall's new minimalist looks are anything but plain.

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<![CDATA[Retail Report: Playful Periwinkle Pieces]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:28:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/periwinkle_thumbnailfall12.jpg Somewhere between lilac and baby blue, periwinkle hues are a simple way to add a touch of "cheer" to a winter wardrobe.

Photo Credit: Farfetch/Sephora/Net-a-Porter]]>
<![CDATA[Next Fashion Chicago 2012]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:41:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/208*120/Next-fashion-2012-blurb.jpg Fashion Focus Chicago show highlights local designers and canines on the runway.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Focus: Macy's Incubator Show]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:27:39 -0500 Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator show highlighted Spring/Summer 2012 looks from past and present designers in residence. The incubator started in 2005 as part of then Mayor Daley's Fashion Initiative. Each year, CFI provides six emerging Chicago-based designers with resources and workshops to launch their careers. ]]> Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator show highlighted Spring/Summer 2012 looks from past and present designers in residence. The incubator started in 2005 as part of then Mayor Daley's Fashion Initiative. Each year, CFI provides six emerging Chicago-based designers with resources and workshops to launch their careers. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FF_incubator_2012_20.jpg First of three headlining Millenium Park shows features designers in residence and alumni.

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<![CDATA[Levi's to Debut New "Eco" Collection]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:55:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/levislead1.jpg

It may be one of the oldest fashion brands in America, but Levi's is still changing with the times. This week, the denim brand unveils a collection of men's and women's dungarees fashioned from recycled plastic bottles and even plastic food trays.

Dubbed "Waste<Less," each piece in the new line contains 20 percent recycled content—or approximately eight 12 or 20 ounce plastic bottles per pair of jeans, WWD reports.

According to the company's global president, James Curleigh, the aim of Waste<Less is to add "value to waste," he told WWD. "This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”

The unique fiber—wich required more than 3.5 million recycled bottles sourced from municipal recycling programs to manufacture—is fashioned into a polyster material before being spun into a cotton yarn. Because the brown and green hues from the bottles can't be removed, each piece has a subtly green-tinged color.

Dropping this January, the new collection will offer familiar favorites like the 511 skinny jean as well as a new 504 straight fit and trucker jacket. Women sick of painted-on skinny jeans will relish a slouchier fit "boyfriend skinny."

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Fashion Focus Kicks Off]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:01:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/FF_dotties_5.jpg Chicago's unofficial fashion week puts the spotlight on local designers.]]> <![CDATA[Latino Fashion Week 2012]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:19:50 -0500 Moshpix: Latino Fashion Week wrapped up Saturday with an all-day shopping event and Paparazzi Fashion Show at the Zhou B Art Center. LFW is the only full week dedicated to Latino fashion in the United States and showcases top Latino designers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. Designers for the final show included Argemiro Sierra, Yirko Sivirich and Gabriela Moya. ]]> Moshpix: Latino Fashion Week wrapped up Saturday with an all-day shopping event and Paparazzi Fashion Show at the Zhou B Art Center. LFW is the only full week dedicated to Latino fashion in the United States and showcases top Latino designers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. Designers for the final show included Argemiro Sierra, Yirko Sivirich and Gabriela Moya. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Latino-fashion-models_blurb.jpg Chicago hosts the only full week dedicated to Latino Fashion in the United States.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Focus Chicago: Best of the Rest]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:03:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/FF_dotties_51.jpg

Your wardrobe may be getting a workout during Fashion Focus Chicago. A different runway show and/or fashion-related event is going down every night between October 15-21.

We've already told you about the official headlining fashion shows, but here's our picks for the rest of the week:

October 15: Night at the Museum takes over the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, dubbed as a celebration of fashion, art, music, nature and culture. Designers include Mark Roscoe Design, Heidi Hess, Thierry Roger, SOFIA AZZAD and Sharon Delacruz. General admission tickets are $50 but several other pricing plans are available.

October 16th:

  • Next Fashion Chicago takes over Germania Place in the Gold Coast for the second year. A host of designers such as Akira, Sahar Dada and Cleons Clothing Co. will present their latest designs in a European setting, and make sure you stick around for the post-show after-party. General admission tickets are $35. (Full Disclosure: The event is hosted by NBC 5's Marcus Riley and Candace Jordan.
  • Don Draper fans will want to head to the Blackstone Hotel for a Mad Men Event. Twenty designers will create Mad Men-inspired garments during the show. Think cocktail-retro party with a vintage Hollywood flair. General admission tickets are $40.

October 20: Via del Corso Masquerade Affair takes over the Fiat Chicago dealership, featuring a fashion presentation showcasing Chicago clothing and jewelry designers and flamenco music courtesy The Bandoleros. General admission tickets are $75 for the black tie event.

October 21: Chicago designer Anna Fong closes things out with an exclusive preview of her Spring 2013 Collection at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Her "Queen of Hearts" collection draws inspiration from the Victorian ages. General admission tickets are $35 and include a cocktail party kicking off at 6 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Public Hotel's Studio 54 Birthday Bash]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:17:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Public_studio_54_blurb-3.jpg

Most people think of the Studio 54 nightclub days as a glamorous time, but it wasn't always something co-founder Ian Schrager looked back on fondly.

The groundbreaking New York City nightclub operated from 1977-81, and attracted the likes of Mick Jagger, Diana Ross and Andy Warhol on a regular basis.

"It was a very indulgent age. It almost destroyed me," Schrager says. "There was a lot of controversy about it and I remembered more of the bad part than the good part, but over the years I started forgetting about the bad part and only remembering the good part ... my ambitions and aspirations kind of moved on from that."

Those ambitions include projects like Chicago's Public Hotel. Schrager opened the Gold Coast hot spot a year ago, including a revamp of the iconic Pump Room. He helped celebrate the 1-year anniversary with a Studio 54-themed party on Tuesday night, a glitzy disco-era affair that attracted its share of local notables such as Desiree Rogers and photographer Victor Skrebneski, along with celebs such as actor Billy Zane.

Jellybean Martinez, a DJ at the original nightclub, spun disco tunes in the Pump Room until late into the night.

But it also served as another sign that Schrager is at peace with that era.

"We can't go back to that, but we can still enjoy everything that it embodied. People still want to have fun. They want to be in a magical place where it's glamorous, and there's electricity in the air .. there's a kinetic energy of being in someplace special," Schrager said.



Photo Credit: Onasis Odelmo Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Fashion Newcomer Launches Line in Chicago]]> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:02:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/Home4sofia.jpeg

Chicago fashion is getting a chic new addition this fall in the form of new designer Sadia Pattison.

The signature line, Sofia Azzad by Sadia Pattison, features a sexy, subtle array of pieces artfully crafted from fine silks, chiffon, and french lace.
 
Pattison was born in the Middle East before moving stateside at age 14 and got her degree in engineering before delving into her true passion, designing clothes. She named the collection after the Greek words for “wisdom” and “freedom.”
 
Our personal favorite? This Audrey Lace Satin Dress with scalloped sleeves and a silky sheen sheath bodice. Can you say holidays?
 
And the style maven also likes to give back—a portion from every piece purchased goes to helping children in need at UNICEF.
 
Get your hands on the collection by shopping online, or stay tuned to find out which local boutiques will carry the line.
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<![CDATA[Style Denizens Primping For Fashion Focus Chicago]]> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:53:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/CFI_marcus_dottie_2.jpg

It's time to figure out what you're going to wear -- and buy.

The city's unofficial fashion week, Fashion Focus Chicago is scheduled for October 15-21 and this year's theme -- "You saw it on the runway, now buy it!" -- is a not-so-subtle entreaty to encourage patrons to pay more than lip service to their favorite local designer.

Four headlining shows are scheduled this year, along with a number of shopping events. Tickets for each show are $35 for general admission and $95 for VIP, which includes a pre-party and preferred seating.

It all kicks off with Dress Code on October 15th at the Chicago Cultural Center, which highlights looks from Chicago’s fashion design schools.

The Millenium Park headlining shows will be held on three consecutive nights starting October 17th with the Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator Runway Show. The event supports the not-for-profit organization that helps emerging Chicago designers build their business. The six designers in residence and several alumni will showcase their designs at the show.

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas and vitaminwater present "Fashion Takes Flight" on Thursday night, featuring local designers Imaginary People, J. Cheikh, Shelby Steiner and Azza.

StyleChicago.com closes out the headlining shows with its 4th annual Art of Fashion show on Friday night, featuring the Spring 2013 collections of local designers such as Barbara Bates, Borris Powell and Lara Miller.

The Fashion Focus Chicago initiative supports and promotes independent fashion boutiques and fashion designers living and working in Chicago.



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<![CDATA[Spring's Top Nail Trends to Try Now]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 05:56:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/spring+nail+trends.jpg Preview spring's coolest nail trends, from a "Versaille" mani at Rachel Antonoff to shattered glass at The Blonds. ]]> <![CDATA[Curves Ahead for Fall 2012]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:27:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/curve140615568thumb.jpg This season, designers emphasized dramatic hour glass silhouettes.

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<![CDATA[Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:47:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Joffrey_2012_blurby.jpg Seventh annual bash kicks off Joffrey's season.

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<![CDATA[Best Dressed: Dawson, Kim Kardashian, More]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:14:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BD152865869thumbnail.jpg Stars stepped out in fall-ready looks this week for glitzy premieres and openings.

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Spring '13 Looks from Milan]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:44:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/milan152427590thumbnail.jpg Florals and future-chic looks were trending on Milan's Spring '13 runways.

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<![CDATA[Freaky-Chic Looks for "Hotel Transylvania"]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 05:32:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/reelstyletransylvania2thumbnail.jpg The freaky crew of vacationers in "Hotel Transylvania" would've found equally scary company on the catwalks this season.

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<![CDATA[Searching for Chicago's Next Fashion Star]]> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:49:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/0352.jpg

Who will be Chicago's next fashion star?

We'll find out September 28 as emerging designers battle for a coveted spot on the runway at the Gold Coast Fashion Awards  at the Hilton Chicago.

Audience members view the designers’ looks and cast a ballot for their favorite. The winner gets the opportunity to show their collection next year at the annual event.

Last year’s winning designer, Fabiola Arias, will open the show with her fall collection andwill present the award to this year's winner.

It all kicks off at 11 a.m. with a cocktail reception at the Hilton, followed by a 12 p.m. luncheon and a fashion presentation at 1 p.m.

The competing designers include  Lyn Devon, Tess Giberson, Wes Gordon, Stacy Lomman, Misha Nonoo, Rolando Santana and Rubin Singer.

Past winners have included Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Anne Klein, famed wedding dress designer Monique Lhullier and Dennis Basso, so you could be looking at the next big thing.

Proceeds for the evening will benefit the Children’s Service Board, an affiliated organization of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Get your tickets here.

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<![CDATA[Regal Velvets for Fall]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 05:31:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/velvet139070665thumbnail.jpg Luxe velvet looks are a surefire way to add a dose of "glam" to your look this fall.

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<![CDATA[The Most Fashionable Covers for iPhone 5]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/iphone_grovethumbnail.jpg What's even better than a new iPhone 5? A slamming new accessory.

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<![CDATA[Crazy Coats for Fall]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:20:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/statement+coats.jpg A dramatic overcoat may be the easiest way to make a statement in the cold-weather months.

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<![CDATA[It Girl: Miroslava Duma]]> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:45:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/miroslava150304000thumbnail.jpg A former editor at Harper's Bazaar Russia, Miroslava Duma is known for rocking super-glam looks on her pint-size frame.

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<![CDATA[AKIRA Fall Fashion Show 2012]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:02:05 -0500 Moshpix: Hundreds of fashionable scenesters packed into Lincoln Park's Grossinger dealership Sunday for the annual AKIRA Fall fashion extravaganza. The show was themed Métropolitain, with plenty of looks for the fellas and the ladies that would definitely help you stand out on your train commute. Featured designers include DL1961, Diesel, French Connection, Original Penguin, Ben Sherman and more. Proceeds from the show benefited five local charities. Photos courtesy Fred King, King Vision Photography. ]]> Moshpix: Hundreds of fashionable scenesters packed into Lincoln Park's Grossinger dealership Sunday for the annual AKIRA Fall fashion extravaganza. The show was themed Métropolitain, with plenty of looks for the fellas and the ladies that would definitely help you stand out on your train commute. Featured designers include DL1961, Diesel, French Connection, Original Penguin, Ben Sherman and more. Proceeds from the show benefited five local charities. Photos courtesy Fred King, King Vision Photography. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AKIRA_fall_2012_models_11.jpg Thousands pack Lincoln Park dealership for annual show.

Photo Credit: King Vision Photography ]]>
<![CDATA[Our Favorite High-Fashion Sneakers]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 05:30:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sneaks_thumbnail13.jpg High-fashion sneakers are strutting out of the gym and onto city sidewalks.

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<![CDATA[Emmys 2012 Red Carpet: Best and Worst Dressed]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:27:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/j29.jpg The stars (mostly) shined on the red carpet at the 64th annual primetime Emmy Awards.

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Spring '13 Looks from London Fashion Week]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:57:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/london+fashion+week.jpg Sheer silks and wild prints dominated the London runways this season.

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<![CDATA[Eye-Catching Metallic Accents]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/metallics140727873thumbnail.jpg Fashion Week is always a glitzy affair, but fall runways were even more sparkly than usual.

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<![CDATA[Style Icon: Diana Vreeland]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:55:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vreeland75939125thumbnail.jpg "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel," in theaters tomorrow, documents the life of the legendary Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor.

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<![CDATA[Style Spotlight: DIY Fashion]]> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:30:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/do+it+yourself+fashion.jpg Do-it-yourself fashion is taking over the style world, so we meet up with ISpyDIY.com's Jenni Radosevich to learn how to create some hot trends for fall.]]> <![CDATA[Suit Up for Fall]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:13:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/suitsfall12thumbnail12.jpg Whether or not you work in a business setting, fall is the season to try out a slick new suit.

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<![CDATA[Camo Goes High Fashion for Fall]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:29:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/camofall12thumbnail.jpg Camo may be the preferred garb of "wabbit season," but the busy green print got a makeover for Fall 2012.

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<![CDATA[Miss USA Hosting AKIRA Fall Fashion Show]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:35:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/USA-Winner.jpg

The Chicago clothing company known for its over-the-top fashion extravaganzas is promising to go even bigger and better for its fall show.

AKIRA is celebrating it's 10th year in business, and as part of the celebration, hosts its annual fall fashion show September 23 at Grossinger City Autoplex (1500 N. Dayton St).

Miss USA Olivia Culpo -- the Rhode Island beauty who's been all over the gossip pages recently hanging out with Olympian Ryan Lochte -- is hosting the event and CelebTV's Kelli Zink will emcee.

This year's show is themed Métropolitain, which means the looks will be subway station-inspired and each run will represent a different hour in the daily life of the station.

Featured designers include DL1961, Diesel, French Connection, Original Penguin, Ben Sherman and more.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $125 for VIP.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with the runway show at 7 p.m. and after-parties will be hosted at Japonais and The Underground.

Proceeds from the show will benefit five local charities.



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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Go Baroque This Fall]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/baroquehowthumb.jpg Fall's baroque trend may feel inaccessibly luxe, but the look is a perfect way to add a dash of regal appeal to your everyday wardrobe.

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<![CDATA[It Girl: Garance Doré]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:28:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/garance143004024thumbnail.jpg French blogger, photographer and fashion illustrator Garance Doré has earned a dedicated following for her understated take on all things a la mode.

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<![CDATA[Head-to-Toe Spring Accessory Round-Up]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:31:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeremy-scott-2.jpg From headwraps to earrings, check out the funkiest new accessories from the latest New York Fashion Week collections.

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<![CDATA[Get Back-to-School Cool Under $100]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:33:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/196*120/backtoschool_ofakind1.jpg Back-to-school season may induce midterm-related anxiety, but it also means statement-making notebooks, funky new pencils and cute accessories.

Photo Credit: Of a Kind]]>
<![CDATA[The Best of Spring Beauty at New York Fashion Week]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 05:40:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/top+beauty+trends.jpg Not only does Fashion Week offer a glimpse at what we'll be wearing in six months, it's also a chance to peep to newest beauty and hair trends]]>