Shop MYRTLE: The Modern Vintage with Whitney Bickers

by Gloria Iseli | September 13th, 2012

Sometimes in our lives we have moments of intense clarity. I know I had mine on a particularly sunny day in Chicago that sent me on a path that would change my life forever. Well, today I had the privilege to speak with Whitney Bickers, owner of MYRTLE, who after years of working in the… Read more…

Fashion Chicago 2010: The Story of Summer

by Rachel Yeomans | May 5th, 2010

By Huma Rashid The arrival of summer brings with it a return to whimsy and warmth: bright colors, bouncy ruffles, flirty accents, and soft, touchable textures. And all were found in abundance at Style Chicago’ Fashion 2010 event, held this past Thursday. Style Chicago hosted an eclectic group of designers offering everything from beautifully painted… Read more…

Designers Who Work It: Melissa Baswell of Mountains of the Moon Works Style into Sustainability. Sustainability Weekend Series Kick-Off

by Rachel Yeomans | January 22nd, 2010

This week we offer the readers of TheWorkingWardrobe a little treat. As part of our weekly Designers Who Work It series, we are proud to bring you an interview with not only one of the leading Windy City designers, but also on the forefront of sustainability design. So we are so excited to have our… Read more…

Finding Ideal Working Looks During Chicago Event, the One of a Kind Show & Sale

by Rachel Yeomans | December 8th, 2009

The One of a Kind Show and Sale in Chicago is an event that I always look forward to – it’s a place to discover new designers, merchants, buy your Christmas gifts and get a few things for yourself as well! Held this past weekend, the show spanning an entire enormous floor at the Merchandise… Read more…

Designers Who Work It: Orlando Espinoza Transcends Both Time and Trend for the Working Woman

by Rachel Yeomans | November 6th, 2009

“Corporate was the first thing I noticed when moving to the city,” Orlando Espinoza told me during a visit to his Chicago-based showroom. Since moving to Chicago from LA, that was nine years ago. Since then Orlando Espinoza has earned the reputation of dressing the working woman in strong and confident ensembles that turn to… Read more…

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…

For One Day Only Saks Fifth Avenue Offers Customers 50% Off Purchases

by Rachel Yeomans | October 27th, 2009

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 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…

Jean Paul Gaultier to Design Target Collection for the American Woman

by Rachel Yeomans | October 20th, 2009

It’s official! Jean Paul Gaultier will join the ranks of Target’s Designer Collaboration Series both in stores and online starting March 7th and lasting through April 11th, according to New York Magazine. Gaultier follows suit of Alexander McQueen and Anna Sui who have also joined forces with Target to design a collection for the mass… Read more…