Picks of the Week: 10.20.10

Check out all of our fabulous new stylist picks of the week!  Receive FREE SHIPPING on any of the items featured below by entering the promotional code: 10008350 during your check-out.


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London Mod: Designer Vintage Veiled Beret, Nanette Lepore Cream Silk Sleeveless Blouse, Theory Black Cropped Pants


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Milano Sartorialist: Sonia Rykiel Cream Wool Hat, Designer Golden Floral Scarf, Maska Collection Blue Velvet Pants Suit


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Team Coco: I. Magnin Sable Fur Head Wrap, Tracy Reese Gray Knit Sweater, St. John’s Sleeveless Striped Sweater, Temperley of London Silk Skirt


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Le Russe Nautique: Irene Of New York Black Velvet and Mink Fur Hat, DKNY Striped Navy and White Blouse, Agnis B. Long Gray Wool Skirt


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Miss Match: Tracy Reese Cream Sleeveless Top, Giorgio Armani Black Grid Silk Blouse, St. John Blue Skirt, Kenneth J. Lane Enamel Bracelet


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Montparnasse Artiste: Helmut Lang Denim Button Up Shirt, Balenciaga Paris Cream Brocade Pants, Ermenegildo Zegna Blue Tie


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Marchesa Casati: Designer Long Black Velvet Scarf, Rebecca Taylor Gray Silk Top, Easton Pearson Long Ruffled Skirt, J. Crew White and Black Enamel Bangles


Find all of this and more at our on-line auctions


Watch Ashley take you through each individual style!


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Events: Fashion Incubator Designers at Chicago Fashion Focus

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CS Magazine and Macy's will host the opening party for Chicago Fashion Focus on Tuesday, October 19 at Millennium Park.  This event features a private reception, runway show previewing the Spring 2011 collections of the 2010 designers-in-residence of the Chicago Fashion Incubator program.  Followed by an after-party at Market on Randolph St.

Meet the designers of the Chicago Fashion Incubator Program from classes 2008-2010, including Anna Hovet, Jess Audey, Nora del Busto, Agga B. Raya, Lidia Wachowska, Kate Coxworth and Kristin Hassan.

The CFI class of 2010 includes Leah Fagan, Christina Fan, Stephanie Kuhr, Donaldo Smith, Miriam Cecilia Carlson, and Jonnie Rettele.

Events: Chicago Fashion Focus

Chicago Fashion Focus, Chicago's Fashion Week, starts tonight with a kick-off party at the W Hotel. This is Fashion Focus's sixth year in Chicago, featuring the city's top designers, runway shows in Millennium Park and at various locations around the city, shopping events, and industry seminars.

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Looks from Chicago Fashion Focus 2009


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Here is a look at what's going on for Chicago Fashion Focus...


HEADLINING RUNWAY SHOWS:
 
Macy’s presents the Chicago Fashion Incubator Designers Past & Present with CS Magazine
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 pm
Millennium Park — Chase Promenade North
Admission is FREE—reservations required—RSVP at www.dcatheater.org/tickets
 
Join Macy's and CS Magazine and celebrate the 2008, 2009 and 2010 designers-in-residence of the Chicago Fashion Incubator program as they debut their Spring 2011 collections. 
 
smartwater® & Chicago Magazine present Mario, Make Me a Model and WAVE OF FASHION
Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm
Millennium Park — Chase Promenade North
Admission is FREE—reservations required—RSVP at www.StyleChicago.com
 
A contest where aspiring models walk the runway with professional Ford models in a show featuring looks from five Chicago designers. The winner will be selected by Mario Tricoci as the grand finale.


Dress Code
Thursday, October 21 at 7 pm
Millennium Park — Chase Promenade North
$10 for students & $25 for general admission—tickets available at www.dcatheater.org/tickets
 
Check out the top designers at Chicago’s fashion design schools:  Columbia College Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The International Academy of Design & Technology Chicago and the School of the Art Institute Chicago.


StyleChicago.com Presents the Art of Fashion 2010
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 pm
Millennium Park — Chase Promenade North
$95 for VIP seating & $35 for general admission—tickets available at www.StyleChicago.com


This runway finale at Millennium Park, presented by StyleChicago.com, will preview contemporary to couture Spring 2011 collections of Chicago designers. This event will also showcase 3 award-winning designers in an “emerging artists” category. 


INDEPENDENT DESIGNER & FASHION EVENTS:
  
Fashioning Desire: Chicago Fashion Photographers Reception
Tuesday, October 18 at 6 pm
City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower—806 North Michigan Avenue
Admission is FREE
 
Debuting Thursday, September 16, 2010 and on view through January 11, 2011, this exhibit features the work of nine local fashion photographers, both established and emerging. 


 
Borris Powell “Life of Two Fairies” Runway Show
Wednesday, October 20 at 9 pm
Drake Hotel, Palmer Room — 140 East Walton Place
$40 for seated & $15 for standing room—tickets available at www.borrispowell.com on Wednesday, September 15
 
Borris Powell debuts his Spring 2011 womenswear collection, titled the “Life of Two Fairies.” The inspiration of the show will be turned to life by showing a story of innocent love entangled by good and evil. 


 
Make A Statement: Design for a Cure
Thursday, October 21 at 9 pm
River East Art Center — 435 East Illinois Street
$50 for general admission—tickets available at www.aidschicago.org/makeastatement
 
This event is the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) Junior Board’s signature event that is put on to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in Chicago. This event includes both a fashion show, showcasing the city's top designers, and a cocktail party. 
 
SHOPPING:
 
“Love Where You Live” 15th Annual Charity Event
Wednesday, October 20 & Thursday, October 21 from 10 am to 10 pm
Bloomingdale’s — 900 North Michigan Avenue
Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store — 600 North Wabash Avenue
$10 ticket price—call (312) 440-4460 and (312) 324-7500 on October 1
 
This event shows support for 40 of Chicagoland’s prominent non-profit organizations. Live entertainment, fashion shows, culinary demonstrations, discounts, and more will be featured during this full-day event.


 
Studio-808 presents the Accessory Style Lounge
Thursday October 21 from 3 to 6 pm
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Lounge Bar — 230 North Michigan Avenue
Admission is FREE—reservations required—RSVP to events@studio-808.com
 
The first ever Accessory Style Lounge event will showcase Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 accessory lines from a select list of emerging Chicago brands.


 
The Apparel Industry Board Inc. presents the Chicago Fabric and Trim Show
Thursday, October 21 from 9 am to 5 pm & Friday, October 22 from 9 am to 4 pm
Merchandise Mart Conference Center Pedway, 2nd floor — 350 North Orleans Street
Admission is FREE—reservations required—RSVP at www.aibi.com
 
This show features more than 100 national fabric and trim resources that cater to small businesses, which allows Chicago entrepreneurs, as well as manufacturers, the opportunity to purchase fabric locally, at wholesale prices. 
 
Modern Vintage Chicago: Fall Fashion & Jewelry Explosion
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 from 10 am to 5 pm
Plumbers Hall—1340 West Washington Street
$10 ticket price—tickets available at www.modernvintagechicago.com
 
This event features best vintage dealers from across the country, with highlights including appearances by the designers from Dress Code and a preview of the Nena Ivon Collection in the Columbia College Chicago Archives.
 
FashionChicago® presented by StyleChicago.com
Saturday, October 23 from 10 am to 6 pm
Millennium Park — Chase Promenade North
Admission is FREE
 
Shop more than 30 of Chicago’s best clothing, jewelry and accessories designers.  
 
INDUSTRY EVENTS:
 
Education Day hosted by the Mayor’s Fashion Council
Sunday, October 24 from 10 am to 4 pm
Chicago Cultural Center — 78 East Washington Street
Admission is FREE
 
Free industry seminars provided by business groups, local fashion organizations and the Mayor's Fashion Council will cover a range of topics including intellectual property, sourcing locally versus internationally and social media.  


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For more information about Chicago Fashion Focus, visit www.chicagofashionresource.com

On Sale Now: Must-Have Accessories

We currently have over 500 items for sale on eDrop-Off, many of which are fabulous accessories. We chose are favorite pieces of jewelry that are up for auction right now. So hurry! Bids are going fast!

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Skull jewelry can be a little intimidating for some, but combining a colored skull charm with gold chains and pearls is the perfect balance of edgy with a feminine touch. Wear with a plain top to add some color to your outfit. Click here to bid on this Made Her Think Multi Strand Pearl and Skull Necklace.

 

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It's important for a statement piece of jewelry to have some versatility. This Helen Yi pendant necklace is the perfect versatile piece that your accessories collection needs. Dress up your little black dress with this fabulous necklace, or dress it down with a tshirt and skinny jeans. Click here to bid on this Helen Yi Fish Tail Jeweled Pendant Necklace.

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Every woman needs at least one piece of turquoise jewelry in her collection. This cuff bracelet can be that piece! It's the perfect way to make a statement and add a pop of color to your outfit at the same time. Click here to bid on this Philippe Ferrandis Turquoise & Pearl Cuff Bracelet.

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Finding an oversized ring that doesn't overpower your outfit is not the easiest thing to find. Thankfully, we have an amazing Matthew Campbell Laurenza ring that will do just that. The soft blue enamel is the perfect subtle color while the size of the stone is just enough to make a statement. Click here to bid on this Matthew Campbell Laurenza Rhodium & Moonstone Ring.

Events: Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue

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As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are many events going on all over the country to support the cause. One of these events is the Key to the Cure shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago. Join Saks and Friends of Prentice Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, October 24 for a charity shopping weekend in support of the fight agaisnt women's cancers. Saks will donate 20% of sales over these four days to local and national women's cancer charities.


Be sure to visit Saks Fifth Avenue at 700 N. Michigan and 717 N. Michigan in Chicago for this wonderful event.


For more information, please call 312-944-6500

Picks of the Week: 10.12.10

Here we are again with our stylist's picks of the week. Enjoy!


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Play It Again Sam: Sonia Rykiel Navy Scarf, Ralph Lauren Maroon Velvet Vest, Madison Marcus Marigold Top, Valentino Cream Flounce Pants, Designer Vintage Pheasant Handbag


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Eliza Doolittle: Philip Treacy Gray Riding Hat, Designer Gold Tone Chain Necklace, Three Dots Long Black Dress


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Regal Comfort: Chloe Light Pink Boucle Sweater, Carolyne Roehm Brocade Skirt, Designer Vintage Black Leather Portfolio Handbag


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Fantastic Fox Hunt: Dsquared Plaid Shirt, Helen Yi Silver & Jeweled Necklace, Hermes L’Art D’Ecrire Script Silk Scarf, Ralph Lauren Black Velvet Skirt


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Boho Prep: M Missoni Long Sleeve Knit Dress, Chanel Navy Chain Silk Scarf


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Dinner Date Graphics (left): Giorgio Armani Sage Wool Scarf, Armani Collezioni High Collar Leather Jacket, Chloe White & Pink Silk Dress


Minimalism is More (right): Phillip Lim 3.1 Black Pin Tuck Mesh Top, Chanel Taupe Tweed Chain Skirt


Check out these fabulous finds and many more at our on-line auctions!


 


 Watch our stylist Ashley give you the low-down on each look!


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Events: LA Link Event Photos

The LA Link Event in Los Angeles last week was a huge success! Over 400 guests attended the event and many of them stopped for a photo on the step and repeat.  The Chicago-themed soiree included various Chicago sponsors, and guests were reminded of the food Chicago is known for by sampling Italian beef sandwiches from Portillos and deep-dish pizza from Lou Malnatis, just to name a few.

Check out some of the photos below!

Photobucket[Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times and FOX, Corri McFadden, and Spiro Tsaparas]


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Events: Steppenwolf Benefit at Tod’s

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On Thursday, October 7, we attended a night of cocktails and shopping at the Tod's store on Oak Street. Hosted by Nora Daley Conroy, Francis Sadac, Nancy Collins Schumacher, and put on by Monique Jones PR,  this event benefited the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. Guests were invited to shop Tod's new Fall merchandise, which has definitely come along way from driving shoes and the iconic, D-bag.


Here are a few photos from the event...


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At Tod's


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[Allison, Erin and Jena]


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[Tod's Accessories Display]

On Sale Now: What We Love About Fall- Boots!

It's that time of year again...get your cashmere sweaters and Pumpkin Spice Lattes ready, because it's fall! Obviously we love our Fall 2010 trends, like military, camel and cropped chunky knits, but we all need a Fall staple to last us for seasons. Thankfully, eDrop-Off has you covered.  We have over 30 pairs of boots listed on eDrop-Off, with more merchandise added daily. We have chosen our favorites that are CURRENTLY LISTED and how to wear them this Fall.


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These boots are perfect to take you from day to night. Wear with leggings and your most comfortable cashmere sweater for day, and change into your favorite going out top for night. Click here to bid on these Brian Atwood Lavendar Suede Fringe Tall Heel Boots.

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These boots can be worn with just about anything. From skinny jeans and leggings to babydoll and maxi dresses, the possibilities are endless! Click here to bid on these Isabella Fiore Brown Suede and Leather Heel Boots (never been worn!)

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Flat black boots are a staple in every woman's wardrobe. Comfortable and chic, these Prada boots will last you for seasons! Click here to bid on these Prada Black Leather Logo Flap Back Zip Tall Flat Boots.

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Looking for an edgier flat boot? They're right here! Wear with your favorite leather jacket to rock out this Fall. Click here to bid on these Thomas Wylde Black Leather Skull Zip Tall Boots.

Picks of the Week: 10.6.10

Don't miss this our stylist's picks of the week!


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Undercover New Yorker: Golden Coach by Dobbs Fedora, Nordstrom Orange Cashmere Scarf, Chanel Blue Cashmere and Denim Cardigan, Yigal Azrouel  City Shorts, Stephen Dweck Gold Jeweled Bracelet, Dyrberg/Kern Beaded Bracelet


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Classic Luxe: Oleg Cassini Black Velvet Dress, St. John Gold Chain Belt


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Dynasty Derby: Lilliput Black Riding Hat, Carolina Herrera Red Jersey Dress, Designer Tortoise Bangles


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Winter Wonderland: Designer White Silk and Black Velvet Dress, Saks Fifth Avenue Vintage Earmuffs


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Urban Glamour: Vince Cream Leather Jacket, Helmut Lang Metallic Tank Top, Fenton Fallon Wood and Feather Necklace, Polli Says…Long Black Bustle Skirt


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Ladies at Lunch: Designer Vintage Mink Pillbox Hat, Gucci Chartreuse Coat, 3.1 Phillip Lim Blue Silk Blouse, Gemma Kahng Leopard Print Skirt


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Pop Art Chic: Worth Pearl and Gold Chain Necklace/Belt, Proenza Schouler Striped Shirt, Yohji Yamato Black Tulip Skirt


Find all of these items and more in our on-line auctions.


Watch our Stylist Ashley take your through each individual look!


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