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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:

Join StyleChicago.com on Thursday, April 29th from 5-9pm for an intimate evening of exclusive shopping with Chicago’s top fashion designers.

Event Highlights:

  • Exclusive Designer Shopping with Chicago’s best designers – powered by Clear Wireless
  • Wines by HobNob Wines
  • Cocktails by X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • Hors d’oeuvres by Nacional 27 & RA Sushi
  • StyleChicago.com signature Goodie Bags for 1st 250 VIP ticketbuyers (These will sell out early!)

    Participating Designers:
    * 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 BoggianoObjets d’EnvyCole Haddon Showroom,Jess AudeyAnna Hovet, and Crescendo Apparel

    Date & Time:
    Friday, April 30, 2010, 6pm-9pm

    RSVP kindly requested. For more info call 773-474-7987.

    2150 S. Canalport Ave, between Halsted and Cermak, in the Pilsen neighborhood, Chicago

    Spring is finally here! Pretty in Pilsen has something to update any girl’s Spring wardrobe! Bring your girlfriends for a fun way to spend a Friday night…visiting with Chicago’s best local designers in their studios, under one roof while sipping on festive spring-colored cocktails. Shop the hot new spring looks from Kate Boggiano, Objets d’Envy jewelry, Cole Haddon Showroom, Jess Audey, Anna Hovet and Crescendo Apparel. Meet the talented designers and learn about their collections. Discover spring’s must-have colors. Enjoy a “dyed-to-match” specialty cocktail. Each designer has crafted a fancy spring-colored drink!

    Spring Cleaning Offer and Bargain Items:
    Get rid of your tired winter clothes and save more! Bring an old winter sweater to donate to Goodwill and receive 15% off any full price purchase. Stop by each studio to browse the designers’ samples/clearance racks for some really great finds!

    See you there!


    March 22, 2010

    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

    Trunk Show This Weekend!

    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!

    AUDEY Spring 2010

    Trunk show hours:

    Thursday: 10-8

    Friday: 10-8

    Saturday: 10-8

    3rd Floor of Macy’s on State Street.

    See you there!

    Sorry for the blog silence…it’s been pure craziness gearing up for our huge show last night!  Here are some of the pictures (I do not have them all right now, but will post as soon as I can!).

    close up red dress

    green dress

    one shoulder




    Design your dress

    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!

    Me and my sister in law at a recent family wedding dressed in AUDEY

    My sister in law and me at a recent family wedding dressed in AUDEY

    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…

    Happy customizing!

    Trunk Show Today!

    July 23, 2009

    Stop by 1154 Lill today from 6-9 to design your own custom dress and select from any of their fabrics!

    Jess & Jess

    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!

    Chicago Fashion News

    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.

    Proof that I met someone famous

    Proof that I met someone famous

    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!

    Floradora Trunk Show

    May 7, 2009

    Been dying for an awesome, one of a kind summer dress?  Check out Floradora on May 22nd from 12-6 to purchase an original AUDEY dress!  See you there!


    Trunk Show at Le Dress

    February 27, 2009