Kenneth Cole Works Comfort in a Fashionable Pump to go from 9-2-5 and from 5-2-9…and Beyond!

by Rachel Yeomans | November 20th, 2009

My first pair of “work shoes” that I purchased I still wear to this day as they are simple, comfortable, and very well-made. They are a pair of pointy-toed leather salmon-colored Kenneth Cole pumps, and they are still one of my all-time favorite pair of shoes in my personal collection. As I mentioned, they are… Read more…

Diane von Furstenberg Showcases Her Resort 2010 Collection at Neiman Marcus in Chicago

by Rachel Yeomans | November 11th, 2009

When I think “dress” my thoughts immediately gravitate towards the iconic wrap dress that flatters seemingly every body type. So would I miss the event with the creator of the wrap dress available to meet and then see her Resort 2010 collection strut a runway? Of course not! Diane von Furstenberg was available at Neiman… Read more…

Working Chicagoans Come Together to Sport Comfort in Business Footwear from Kenneth Cole

by Rachel Yeomans | November 11th, 2009

Cole Haan features Nike Air technology in certain footwear. And now we have Kenneth Cole following in the brand’s footsteps. Apparently designers are finally catching on that “pain is beauty” is a catchy phrase, but somewhat unrealistic in the working world. I don’t know about you, but hours after running around concrete trade show floors… Read more…

Who Says Fashion Ends After Fashion Week? Join Us at StyleChicago’s Chicago Vintage Clothing & Antique Textile Show and Sale Preview Party

by Rachel Yeomans | October 28th, 2009

Vert Couture “Springtime in Chicago” Provided the Grand “Green” Finale of This Year’s Fashion Focus Chicago

by Rachel Yeomans | October 28th, 2009

Vert Couture, translated from French to read “green fashion”, premiered in Chicago to give us high fashion take away the guilt. Not necessarily the guilt of the possibility of overspending for a fantastic outfit, but more so for the ever-so-present problem of harming the environment. The Vert Couture “Springtime in Chicago” runway show presented the… Read more…

Fashion Focus Chicago’s Millennium Park Runway Finale: GenArt’s 7th Annual Fresh Faces in Fashion

by Rachel Yeomans | October 26th, 2009

Saturday evening marked the zenith of Fashion Focus Chicago. Crowds clamored their way to see what Gen Art, one of the nation’s leading arts and entertainment organizations, was going to showcase for the last runway show in the Millennium Park tent during Chicago’s fashion week. The designers included: C/Fan, Imaginary People, Kristen Hassan, JLee Silver,… Read more…

Fashion Focus Chicago. Design Students Showcase Their Runway Looks at Dress Code.

by Rachel Yeomans | October 26th, 2009

There is little more refreshing and fun than a student fashion show. Many times with fashion collections, you see designers trying to target their consumer and what retail buyers want to sell to their customers. Of course this makes perfect sense for the fashion business. However, most students don’t have to feel those business pressures… Read more…

Fashion Focus Chicago. Abigail Glaum-Lathbury Showcases Her Working Collection Ideal for Any Working Wardrobe

by Rachel Yeomans | October 25th, 2009

When it comes to fashion shows, I usually prefer the single-designer and smaller venue. Immediately following the Macy’s runway show to kick off Fashion Focus Chicago, many of us immediately taxied it over to Chicago’s uber-fashionable West Loop, where Abigail Glaum-Lathbury presented her upcoming collection to fans scattered throughout an open warehouse space underneath the… Read more…

Fashion Focus Chicago Kicks Off With Macy’s Presents the Designers of Chicago Runway Show

by Rachel Yeomans | October 25th, 2009

Thursday evening kicked off Fashion Focus Chicago with the runway show, Macy’s Presents the Designers of Chicago. Twelve designers showcased their collections including six designers-in-residence for the Chicago Fashion Incubator. All designers worked it. And many ensembles offered working looks. Here are some of the runway to office pieces that I would love to wear… Read more…

Pretty in Pilsen. Chicago Style Soiree Delivered a Fashionable Affair

by Rachel Yeomans | October 22nd, 2009

Just west of dim sum and and hot tea stood a warehouse in the Chicago Pilsen neighborhood. Within this warehouse on the third floor you were met with two mannequins posed next to two open doors with a table of cheese, meats, wine and beer poised between them. Thus was the entrance to the Pretty… Read more…