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Target’s Latest Collaboration: Welcome, Toms!

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Starting November 16th, a limited edition collection from TOMS will be sold in store at Target locations and online.  Founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS has always had a positive reputation from it’s “one for one” method; buy a pair of TOMS, and the company will give a pair to a child in need.  Since the start of their …

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LUNAFEST – Thursday, February 27th

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Event: LUNAFEST Chicago: Women’s Film Festival Premiere & Cocktail Reception (Step Up Women’s Network & Breast Cancer Fund benefit) The Museum Of Broadcast Communications (Downtown Chicago) Date: Time: 2/27/2014 Thursday, February 27, 2014 • Cocktail Reception: 6:00-7:30pm • Film Screening: 7:30-9:00pm Location: 360 N. State St. – 4th Floor/Terrace Chicago, IL 60654 Reserve tickets now – this event will sell …

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Bon-Ton for “STOMP Out Bullying”

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In an effort to reduce bullying and cyberbullying among children, the program STOMP Out Bullying was created. Nation-wide reports of such incidents have developed a real need for such a program, and thus celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Lance Bass, and Emily Osment have joined in the program’s effort. The latest star player to join this team is luxury retailer …

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Nicki Minaj Launches her First Fragrance

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Multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj celebrated the launch of her fragrance, Pink Friday, with a personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC, where she meet with 300 lucky fans on Monday, September 24, 2012. But Nicki couldn’t do it alone, she partnered with Elizabeth Arden, a global prestige beauty products company who helped her fragrance come to life. A natural progression in …

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Bright Promises Foundation: Boka Group Catering

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The Bright Promises Foundation is the only independent public foundation in Illinois solely dedicated to funding programs for children. They create opportunities for Illinois children to reach their full promise and potential. So It was a special night of fine dinging and music at an elegant Lincoln Park home designed by Roger Owen on Howe Street on Saturday, September 22. I loved …

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2012 Loyola Quinlan Student Fashion Show

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Barbara Glass was the MC for Loyola’s first fashion show on Monday September 10th 2012. This event was so exciting because the school incorporated social media to create a buzz about the show and it was also a  way for them to host a competition amongst their students on instagram [hashtag #qtherunway]! But truthfully the thing that made this event such a success …

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Bottomless Closet: Fashion for a Cause

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  Every day we make a conscious decision about how we want to portray ourselves through our sartorial choices. The way we dress inevitably makes a statement about who we are. Our attire is especially important when it comes to more formal occassions, such as a job interview, when a professional outfit can enable you to present yourself at your very best.  But what if you don’t have the money to buy …

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Chicago Bears’ Israel Idonije Gives Back

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It’s truly unfortunate that most of the news we hear about athletes is bad news. We have hundreds of stories about our Michael Vicks and our Ben Roethlisbergers and our Plaxico Burresses. Well, here’s one about Israel Idonije using his fame in a positive way to help benefit the community.



Fashion’s Night Out Chicago!

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For those in the Fashion Know, I’m sure you are looking forward to Fashion’s Night Out this Thursday, Sept. 8th. What began as a pet project of Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, to help stimulate New York’s economy in 2009, has grown into a worldwide event, being celebrated in fifteen different countries. What is Fashion’s Night Out? Well, it’s a chance …

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