April 21, 2010
Finally, we’ve seen the sun for a couple days in a row and, all of the sudden, there are leaves on the trees! Is it possible? Is Spring finally here? Time to shed the heavy winter sweaters for some awesome spring dresses!
Thursday, April 29th is Fashion Chicago 2010:
* Blake Standard * K. Amato Designs * Lara Miller * Kirk James / Studio 5p1t * JLee Silver * E.G. Jewelry * Kate Boggiano * Vaute Couture * Heidi Hess * Objets d’ Envy * Yana Collection * Jess Audey * Susan Elizabeth Designs * Borris Powell * Zamrie * Nora del Busto * Crescendo Apparel * Horacio Nieto * Elise Bergman * JKAT Jewelry * Sophia Forero * …and more!
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the designers in person! Learn more about their new collections, design philosophy & custom design opportunities.
The next day, Friday, April 30th is Pretty in Pilsen
Kate Boggiano, Objets d’Envy, Cole Haddon Showroom,Jess Audey, Anna Hovet, and Crescendo Apparel
Date & Time:
Spring Cleaning Offer and Bargain Items:
See you there!
Despite a little hiccup with the tea and coffee yesterday, the show was amazing! It was so great to be working with such wonderful models, ballerinas, interns and of course my husband and parents who did pretty much everything! Thank you for coming out yesterday! It was such a great time! Here’s the video in case you missed it!
A huge thank you to Dean Paul for shooting the video! Thanks so much! Check out his amazing work: http://www.deanpaulphotography.com
December 2, 2009
Stop by Macy’s on State Street starting Friday to check out all of the Chicago Fashion Incubator Designer Collections! Here is your chance to pre-order spring collections and shop some locally made greatness!
Trunk show hours:
3rd Floor of Macy’s on State Street.
See you there!
October 23, 2009
September 8, 2009
I’m so excited to announce that you can customize your dress online. You can pick from four necklines and four skirts to create 16 different dresses. Additionally there are ten new fabric prints online so that is 160 different options! Start designing today!
My sister in law, Haley, is wearing a boat neck with a peg skirt and I’m wearing the new strapless neckline with a 3/4 circle skirt in Ink Medallions. You can own this combo, too! You can customize your dress here!
Yes, even in heels, people still have to bend down to my level…so sad…
July 23, 2009
July 17, 2009
Obviously, Jess is the best name in the world, so it shouldn’t surprise you that one Jess would work with another Jess. Meet Jess Dusel, the brains behind the cool pieces in our upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 collection.
I’m so happy to find a) someone that can work with me and put up with my hyperactivity; b) someone that has such an amazing design sense and pushes the line to new levels.
Check back soon for sneak peaks of the new line! You’ll want every piece!
July 16, 2009
After 8 years of living here and constantly missing opportunities to meet famous people (had to work the days they were filming Batman, Tom Hanks showed up at a restaurant the day after I ate there, etc) I finally met someone famous!
Yesterday the Designers in Residence for the Chicago Fashion Incubator were present a press conference that introduced Tommy Hilfiger as the Master Designer for the Chicago Fashion Incubator. It was really great to be a part of such an exciting opportunity for everyone involved in Chicago Fashion.
That’s me on the left with my eyes closed (nice, right?) and I’m standing next to Tommy Hilfiger. Next to him is Cynthia Ryba, another DIR, and then Terry Lundgren, the president of Macy’s. Next to him is another DIR, Anna Hovet. So there’s proof that I indeed met someone famous yesterday!
There was a sneak peak of the fashion shows for Fashion Focus and everything looks amazing! Check out Chicago Fashion Resource for the Fashion Show schedule. Don’t miss this opportunity to support fellow local designers! Be sure to catch Horacio Nieto’s show- his award winning collections are inspiring! And definitely do not miss the Chicago Fashion Incubator show to see the Spring 2010 collection from yours truly!
Fashion Focus is October 19th through October 25th. See you there!