A fashionable Obama fundraiser, Buzzed on Fashion coverage, Louboutin is on the way and more

| May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

This post is all about fashion, baby!  Get your credit cards and money ready because you’ll hear more sounds of  beautiful heels clickin’ and see more high fashion struttin’ on Chicago’s street pavements with the Christian Louboutin store opening here on Oak St in the old Esquire building! Ooh la la!

On Saturday I was invited to Benchmark for a special event called Buzzed on Fashion, a fashion forward champagne brunch.  Boutiques- Handle With Care, cityblue, and Sara Jane all teamed up to showcase the latest summer fashions worn by Chicago’s own Factor Models.  The weather was beautiful and the champagne was a-pourin’ as I saw looks that sparked my interest and made my wallet burn.



Sara jane look

Sylk Silk Dress



Sara Jane look

Boundry Tube Maxi
Peter Grimm Fedora


Handle with Care look

Hunter Dixon Pleated Skirt
Voxx Cami

Neon is the trend to try this summer, if you don’t want to do full color blocking an option like this shirt with a neutral skirt works for all.



City Blue look

Bed Stu Pennyworth

Citizens of Humanity, Sid in Rubble
Ray Ban large aviator
Scott James, Ellsworth
Scott James, Bart

Loved loved loved Matt’s jacket!!


City blue look

Citizens, Mandy, Petite Rose
Free People, Cupra Button Down
Printed jeans are on trend for this summer and with this simple white blouse it was a perfect look and let the focus go straight to the jeans


 City Blue look

Ray Ban, Cats 5000
Hudson, Phantom Titanium
Earnest Sewn button up shirt
Beach, Idiom, Army Green
Bed Stu, Pennyworth

Matt was a hit with the ladies…great eye candy

(Side note- it would have been so nice if I had moved my champagne bottle out the way right?  Sippy sippy and clicky clicky don’t mix)

For more info

City Blue
Handle with Care
Sara Jane

It time to celebrate Memorial Day and why not with EXPRESS?  On Friday morning, EXPRESS gets the party started with an EXPRESS ice cream truck handing out cool treats along Michigan Avenue from 10 am to 5pm.

At the fashion show starting at 5:30 p.m. at the “Bean” in Millennium Park you can snap photos with friends at the Instaprint Photo Booth and meet special guest Lisa D’Amato, winner of America’s Next Top Model All Stars.  Lisa will be on hand to meet with fans and hand out 125 VIP passes to the exclusive EXPRESS Rock the Sidewalk after party at local hotspot Enclave the next night.

Rock the Sidewalk Fashion show

Friday, May 25, 2012
The Bean at Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Exclusive EXPRESS after party featuring Travie McCoy from Gym Class Heroes
Enclave Nightclub (must be 21+ to attend)
220 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

Men’s Style Event at Macy’s on State Street with DETAILS Magazine

May 31st – 5:30PM – Macy’s on State Street, 2nd Floor, Men’s Department

Macy’s invites the men of Chicago to come and enjoy an evening with DETAILS Magazine! Get help finding new eye wear from  Sunglass Hut Specialist and satisfy your taste buds with light refreshments and mocktails. Enjoy the live DJs and feel free to participate in the Men’s Spa Station provided by local Chicago salons. Keep a memory of the night with either a picture from the photo booth or a customized t-shirt.



I saved the best for last!  Get your tickets for the most fashionable Chicago event for the.  On June 12th at Harpo Studio, Anna Wintour (Vogue), models Iman and Chanel Iman will host Runway to Win.  It’s a pop up shop where designers created Obama themed items where proceeds will go to his campaign fund.


For $150 you will have a reception with Anna Wintour, models and fashion designers. $1000 a photo reception and $2500 dinner and a photo reception.  Go here to grab your tickets!




Category: Fashion Scene, Featured

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Brandy Middleton is a native Chicagoan and the founder of the blog Mrs Windy City and a previous blogger and writer for In Chi City. When not concentrating on the next writing job she enjoys attending Chicago fashion shows and local events as well as hunting for the best sushi and Thai food.

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