Sir & Madame debuted PF Flyers new collection at their Hyde Park store Friday and kicked off the weekend in style. DJ Jay Illa spun some Kanye West and Heineken had beer on hand while attendees mingled with Stack Aly and Ouigi of the Brooklyn Circus. We were there as well, always supporting our favorite Chicago power couple – Autumn and Brian Merritt. Check out photos from the event below, Ouigi Theodore talking about PF Flyers, and shop Sir & Madame here.
We couldn’t leave the guys hung out to dry after yesterday’s Ladies What to Wear post. For the past two years, we’ve brought you the top summer trends to rock during Chicago’s biggest music fest, and the guys edition is back once again as well. Luckily the weather seems like it’s going to comply, so follow the guidelines below and there’s a good chance you’ll make the Best Dressed list of a fashion blog or two ;). Let us know if there are any looks you think are an absolutely necessary addition.
1. Class it up with an oxford and bracelet
Lollapalooza – my favorite summer fashion show – hits Grant Park this weekend. For the past two years, we’ve brought you the top summer trends to rock during Chicago’s biggest music fest, and this year is no different. Follow the guidelines below and there’s a good chance you’ll make the Best Dressed list of a fashion blog or two 😉
1. Bathing suits are fair game.
Swimsuit: Stampd LA; shorts: Levis; sunglasses: thrift store; purse: Steve Madden
There are two days left to put together the perfect outfit for one of the most hyped-up nights of the year- New Years Eve. Whether your plan is to check out a new bar in the city or get together with friends at a house party, this is one of the only nights of the year where it’s completely acceptable to look like a disco ball in sequins. Stay classy in black, sparkle in gold, or go bold in my personal favorite- blue. Girls and guys, check out the photos below for a little inspiration for putting together your look!
Clockwise from left: earrings: Forever21; dress: Top Shop; feather purse: Kate Spade; dress: PacSun; skirt: Forever21; clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg
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I made a quick trip to Paris last weekend for two days of adventuring through the amazingly beautiful city. Exploring the “Chloé. Attitudes” exhibit at Le Palais de Tokyo was one of the highlights of my trip.
The exhibit, a collection of photos, garments and sketches of designs, illustrates the spirit of the Chloé brand on its 60th anniversary. The collection features pieces from Chloé’s nine essential designers, and visitors are invited to tour a still runway show of mannequins dressed in Chloé garments lining the walls of the Parisian contemporary art museum.
We gave you our top picks for girls’ fall fashion a few weeks ago, but we didn’t want to leave the guys hanging. Check out our list of what’s hot and a must-try for guys this fall. And they say Chicagoans don’t have style? False.
1. A Patchwork Shirt
Stand out from the flannel craze by opting for a patchwork shirt instead. The quilt-like pattern below is more interesting than the standard checkers on a flannel, and the attached hood on the button-down keeps the look even more unique.
Shirt: Cheap Monday; pants: Shipley & Halmos; shoes: Red Wings
Still looking for Halloween costume? Let the music inspire you. Check out our picks for the best artists to mimic this year.
1. Kanye West
Kanye West: the guy who made the leather “man skirt” fashionable. If you’re a guy who’s been itching to wear a skirt, this costume is for you. Leather is a huge trend right now, so finding any of the pieces below will be simple. Get an original Watch The Throne t-shirt for $1000, a fake WTT t-shirt for $100 or a black Old Navy t-shirt for $10- your call depending on how badly you want to be Kanye this Halloween.
Skirt: Nordstrom; pants: PacSun; shirt: Ebay
2. Nicki Minaj
Ah Nicki Minaj. She’s had so many outrageous outfits this past year, it was hard to choose just one look for Halloween. Hey, why not put an ice cream cone around your neck and grab some inflatable pool toys? The more ridiculous the accessories, the better.
Wig: Halloween Express; dress: Party City; slippers: Target Continue reading
With temperatures in the low 50s this past weekend, it’s obvious that summer is officially over. The thing to look forward to as the leaves start changing is fall fashion. Embrace the season by trying one or all of the fall fashion trends highlighted below!
1. A Flowy Skirt
Flowy skirts are a great transition piece from summer to fall. Try one in a neutral shade and pair it with some cool textured tights. Add a leather bomber jacket to toughen up the look and provide contrast to the light, girly skirt.
Jacket: H&M; cami: Old Navy; skirt and shoes: Forever 21; tights: TJMaxx; watch: Michael Kors
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Diane Von Furstenberg made a splash at New York Fashion Week when each of her models walked down the runway in Google Glasses. The designer wore the glasses herself as well, and the footage captured before and during her runway show was made into a movie titled “DVF: Through Glass.” What are Google Glasses? They are glasses with insane functionality including a built in camera and voice command system. Basically, they may one day replace the need for cell phones and computers. Check out the “DVF [Through Glass]” video below and let us know if you agree that the video not only shows off Diane Von Furstenberg’s gorgeous Spring 2013 collection, but also shows how cool the melding of fashion and technology can be.