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Hollywood Film Awards: Best Dressed

The Hollywood Film Awards signals the official launch of the award season, making us excited for the ones to come. Queen Latifah charmingly hosted the night, presenting awards for Gone Girl (Hollywood Film Award), Benedict Cumberbatch (Hollywood Actor Award) and Julianne Moore (Hollywood Actress Award). During this Red Carpet, many of us were excited to see some of the hottest faces of the industry show up. Here are some of our favorites:

Jenna Dewan in Reem Acra

Keira Knightley in Giambatista Valli 

Tina Jang

Janelle Monae in Kate Spade NY dress and clutch, and Jimmy Choo shoes.

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

Kristen Stewart in Chanel


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What’s Trending: The Return of Fringe

Whether you’re a “fringe fanatic” or have never worn fringe in your life, a few top designers have you covered.  Fringe is finding it’s way back onto the runways, into stores and into the wardrobes of the masses.  Even thinking of fringe may have you feeling nostalgic; reminiscing of the days when Tina Turner used this trend as her wardrobe’s claim to fame, while “Proud Mary” plays in the back of your mind.  Minimal fringe can give any look a perfect “vintage-chic” vibe, while too much fringe will create a “costume-esque” ensemble.  Finding a perfect balance is the goal of many fashion-followers today.  Valentino, Michael Kors, Chloe and Adam Lippes are leading the way in giving every age and style a way to incorporate fringe.  For example, Adam Lippes can’t seem to keep his top hemmed with fringe in stock.  Some customers have a bit of “warming up” to do before they are ready to tackle the comeback, while others  are in pure celebration of welcoming back this 1920′s staple.  Whether its on a handbag, shoes or even a jacket, how will you embrace fringe this season?

Tina Turner (selinadee.wordpress.com

Yves St. Laurent (polyvore.com)

Altuzarra (dreaminlace.com)

Michael Kors' Skirt (www.celebrityfashionista.com)


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New Fashion Collab: Nasty Gal x Peggy Noland

Nasty Gal x Peggy Noland

One of the coolest online retailers, Nasty Gal, has a new collaboration out, and it’s pretty great. Peggy Noland, LA based designer, has crafted three fully styled outfits that are available today, featuring a candy themed oversized sweater, a hand painted leather jacket, studded boots, a green sparking dress,  a denim jacket covered in painted roses, amongst other amazing stuff. Noland said, “I am always looking for opportunities to work with fellow Girl Bosses­­­—the fact that this one involves puffy paint and candy makes it a bit sweeter!”     Pieces retail for  $100-$600, making these one of a kind pieces totally worth it.


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Target’s Latest Collaboration: Welcome, Toms!

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 mission, they have given over 35 million pairs of shoes to those in need.  These canvas shoes and the recognizable blue-stripe logo is now at home in most of our wardrobes.  The company’s expansion with Target will follow the same routine.  The exclusive collection will include home decor, clothing and shoes for men, women and children. Prices are kept in a very reasonable range, varying from $12-$50.  TOMS “one for one” promise is kept in three ways, as different products have different items to be given back.  These options include blankets, meals and the famous TOMS shoes.  It seems as though TOMS has always been in style, and we can’t wait to see this charitable fashion statement at our local Target.

Head to http://www.target.com/c/target-toms-brand-shop/-/N-54×96 to check out the collection early.

Liv Tyler (fashion.lovelyist.com)

Ashley Olsen (sistervibes.com)

Zac Efron (sistervibes.com)


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Man-Up Monday: Stylish Cuts

Going to Gabby’s Barbershop is like traveling back in time for an hour—Big band jazz classics, pistachio green walls, beards long overdue and too much testosterone. This neighbourhood men’s salon has been in business since the mid-eighties in Belmont, one of Chicago’s hippest areas. You go in, write your name in the chalkboard and wait for your name to be called, enjoying the music and vintage ambience. Jocks, hipsters, kids and the coolest businessmen hand themselves into one of the five barbers, certain they will end up looking sharp as ever. For only $16 you can get one of the trendiest cuts of the season, like the “Disconnection”—shorter on the sides, long on top—, the “pompadour,” or a vintage Don Drapper classic. So bring cash and take your time—you’ll be lucky if you wait less than thirty minutes, but we promise even the waiting here is stylish.

2860 N Clark St, Chicago Il, 60657



Gabby's Barbershop

Men's hair style

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Spring 2015 Jewelry Trend

Runways from Spring 2015 are already showcasing evident trends, with one of them being jewelry. Many pieces are a joyous celebration of flowers blooming, while bolder metals are a sign of innovation within the jewelry industry. Which ones are your favorite?

Jewelry Spring 2015 Dolce and Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana


Jewelry Spring 2015 Loewe


Jewelry Spring 2015 Lanvin


Jewelry Spring 2015 Stella Jean
Stella Jean

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Advanced Style at Gene Siskel

An intimate group of people gathered at the Gene Siskel Film Center to support Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style documentary. The showing was followed by a Skype conversation with the blogger himself, making for an interesting discussion with the viewers and Barbara Glass as moderator. Advanced Style, which documents fashionable women 50 and over, drew in its own stylish crowd to represent the city of Chicago.

Barbara Glass

Barbara Glass speaking with Mr. Cohen

Advanced Style

Advanced Style

Advanced Style

Advanced Style