Last Week...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Last week was uber busy but super epic. (Warning: this might end up sounding like a brag post.)

On Monday, I met the co-owner of the "World's Greenest Restaurant" / "First Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the Country" and listened to her speak about sustainability in business. Her thoughts are that living a green lifestyle or using sustainable products doesn't have to equal expensive and she has the research to prove it. (Translation: Maybe we can't all afford solar panels, but we can make small changes in others ways - less waste, recycling, earth friendly products.) The best part, the restaurant is right in our back door. We love walking over for last minute weekend brunches or quick weeknight dinners and it feels good supporting such a local gem!

On Wednesday, I attended an inspiring session with a long time favorite jewelry designer turned business consultant. (Her blog is a must read.) Just a group of business folks, brainstorming and sharing stories - good times. Some say the key to success is to surround yourself with like minded people - I'll definitely be hanging with this crew again!

On Thursday morning I got to be on TV. No big deal. :)

On Thursday night, as part of the Chicago Fashion Foundation, I helped host our largest (and sold out!) event to date where we awarded a lovely new designer with scholarship funds and the title of "Future of Chicago Fashion." (She was also recently inducted into a local fashion incubator program. Watch out for this one folks - she's going places.)

And now, I'm recovering...

Chicago Fashion Foundation's 6th Annual Scholarship Event

Monday, March 18, 2013

Consider this your personal invitation to 2013's Future of Fashion event hosted by the Chicago Fashion Foundation (aka yours truly, along with a fab group of industry enthusiasts intent on supporting the local fashion community here in Chicago.) Based on a theme of Thread of Time, each designer chose a specific decade for inspiration. We've previewed the 16 looks and all agree, it's the best year yet!

Tickets are still available but going fast, don't miss out!

UPDATE - 3/20/13 - I was just informed that tickets are SOLD OUT! Hope you got one!

Luck be a lady.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


It's been ages since my last post (lame!) and I'm popping in because it just wouldn't be right to miss an opportunity to talk about emerald. The weekend will be full of  St. Patrick's Day celebrations city wide, from the green river to bar crawls galore there's no shortage of festivities to choose from. (Proud to be Chi-rish!) If only this skirt were in my life.... I'd wear it a million ways and more. Not just because it'd come in handy on March 17th, or the fact that it's the color of the year, just because it's flippin' rad.

Have a happy one folks!