From a big screen sweetheart to a real life princess, she lived and dressed with elegance and class. Feast your eyes upon these photos from an upcoming London exhibit of her clothing and accessories.
A few years ago when I first moved to Chicago I read 'The Bridesmaids' on the train to and from work. I was fascinated by the references to the city and imagined a beautiful Grace out on the town. It's a lovely book written by her close friend about their friendship, her rise to stardom and one of the most magnificent weddings of all time - Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. A fabulous girly read.
Have you heard about the new wedding boutique from White House Black Market? I suppose it's only fitting - the ultimate source for the Little Black Dress might as well be the destination for the Big White One, right?? The collection is classy and elegant, I predict it will fly like doves at a wedding ;) Here's hoping for more!
I got a much need trim last night and was thinking about my favorite 'fixed' hairstyles. (I decided on the beehive for its beautiful, vintage, fabulous feel.) 'Fixed' hair is so fun to wear but I don't enjoy doing it, maybe because it just seems so overwhelming and hard... I usually just end up with a few waves or a bun. Oh well, here are some pretty accessories to make it a little less boring!
Actually, belated birthday. He turned 56 yesterday. (Sorry, I'm a little behind on my celebrity birthday calendar.) KC is my favorite! In college, every fashion project, presentation, or business review we were assigned, I always used Kenneth Cole as my subject. I love his story and the positive way he uses his fame and company to do good for others.
If you like to read, I highly recommend his book, Footnotes. (It's also makes a striking coffee table statement!)
In the words of Kenneth, 'To be aware is more important that what you wear."
Here's a picture of my husband getting me an autographed t-shirt for Christmas a few years ago:
Calling all local ladies! Tomorrow evening, Cheeky Chicago is hosting a spring fashion show at Saks on Michigan Avenue from 6-8pm. Fashion, munchies, beverages plus an after party? Sounds like a great way to start winding down the week! Get the scoop here. I'll be looking for ya!
P.S. You should check out Cheeky Chicago for more local scoop. I've only recently discovered it (after stalking trying to find the video of Jessica's interview with me at a Chicago Fashion Foundation event a few weeks ago.) No luck on the video, but finding another great local source - totally worth the hunt!
I already posted one their videos on ChicagoNow (I hope that isn't considered cheating) but I can't get enough so I'm sharing this one with you! Lucky you! Check out this cover of Lady Gaga's 'Telephone'. Oh, you should note the following before viewing, per Pomplamoose:
This cover is a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).
The creativity is killing me! Need more? Go here. I've watched nearly all of them and can't pick a favorite!
On St.Patrick's Day in London, English model Victoria Eisermann, a PETA supporter, donned a mermaid inspired gown made of lettuce to promote the vegan lifestyle. Holding a sign reading "Turn Over a New Leaf - Go Vegan" she spoke to passersby about becoming vegan while other PETA members handed out samples of vegan food, giving new meaning to the phrase 'Going Green'.
If you know me personally then you know my 2 black kitties, Mojito & Petey and appreciate my enthusiasm for 'unlucky' charms. I recently came across Cat Nipped - a blog that features pretty kitties and their owners in a reader submitted photo/mini interview format and I'm loving it!
See more feline photos, and learn more about the Chicago based pet photographer behind the project on my ChicagoNow blog.
Would you believe these shoes came out of a printer? I had to research this creation further & here's what I found: "It pretty much works like you would be printing a normal Microsoft Word document out of your home 2D printer, but now you can just “print” real stuff in a whole range of different materials such as plastics, metals, rubbers and ceramic materials." via FOC
Fashion Master Studies student at ArtEZ in Arnhem, Pauline Van Dongen designed 3D printed high heel womens shoes. The collection is called Metamorphosis. See more photos here.
Hard to believe this pretty lady suffered so much. I've loved her since she made me ponder 'who will save your soul, if you won't save your own?' And I love her even more for being honest about her pain. Read more blog posts from Jewel here.
Favorite Jewel song - go!
I'll be first, Foolish Games. (Love her look in the video too!)
I spoke to my best friend from high school tonight. We don't get to chat on the phone often so it's usually lengthy and nostalgic when we do. She said they'd just returned home from her oldest daughters' dance class (who happens to be the prettiest 5 year old on the planet. I would post a picture but out of respect for their privacy you'll just have to believe me.) It got me thinking about little girls and ballerina twirls and how life moves so fast. This picture just spoke to me.
Saturday is the big St. Patrick's Day celebration and we're happy to have our Tennessee friend Eric partake in it with us this year. (I love having visitors in town, it's so fun to see the city through a tourists eyes!)
Their spring mailer was most spectacular - expert layering, lovely neutrals & a perfectly muted palette. The only bright spot is that I may get some of these spring looks at closeout prices! (M+O will be done by summer.) *tears* Best wishes to employees & associates affected by this very sad news :(
I love the gold medallion 'something old' touch. (You may recognize the bride most recently from the Olympics. That's snowboarder extraordinaire - Gretchen Bleiler) The necklace belonged to her great grandmother.
More marvelous personal touches to her wedding:
Something New (and two!) Gretchen had 2 veils, a traditional one for the ceremony & and an ostrich feather trimmed version for the reception. Her flowy hair is fabulous!
And finally, the rings. Love love love them! (I wonder if they're comfortable?)