1. Chicago Fashion Week is in full swing, and we here in the Windy City are doing what we can to really put Chicago on the fashion map. Though we might be known more for deep-dish pizza than high fashion, hopefully the events of this week will change all that!
Tonight is the third year celebration of NEXT Fashion Chicago, featuring Chicago’s coolest emerging and established designers, all in one fashion show. At the Germania Place in the Gold Coast, the set and feel of the event is Parisian, but the style is all Chicago!
In addition to professional designers, the show will also highlight local fashion students in the NEXT GENERATION Fashion Design Challenge. The students’ lines will be shown on the runway, and a winner will be chosen that evening as well!
Besides to the fashion show, there will be a cocktail reception beforehand, and an after party complete with designer boutique. Tickets for the event can still be purchased here. You can look for me there tonight, and watch for my Tweets and Instagram photos!
2. Also, starting tonight you can visit the Chicago L.K. Bennett boutique and view their Black Ribbon Collection. This is a select luxury line, featuring clothing created exclusively for L.K. Bennett in Italy and Spain, with the gorgeous Rosamund Pike as the face of the brand. Known for its craftsmanship (and for having Kate Middleton as its No. 1 fan), a great pump or bag from the boutique is a worthy investment.
3. And if you can make it through the following workweek, the Chicago Blogger Network has a reward for you next Saturday night! Chef Markus Ford of Elever Chicago is holding an event for the fashionable foodie on Saturday, October 26 at BoConcept. In addition to the extravagant four-course meal and fancy drinks, there will be a fashion showcase, and live musical performances to boot. Tickets can be purchased here for a 6 pm or 7 pm seating, or you can wait until 8:30 pm for the “Chef’s Tasting” for sample portions.
We have a lot happening around Chicago for the fashionable set, and I hope to see some of you out tonight! Open your purses and closet doors – It’s time to shop!