Friday, December 31, 2010

Jimmy Choo Sale Going on Now!

Jimmy Choo Sale is Going on Now and It is not to be Missed...

I myself have snatched a couple of pairs from the Famous Designer, a black Crystal Star mule and the Jimmy Choo Hunter Boots, which are now more than 50% off. Good Deals all around...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eartha Kitt - C'est Si Bon (featuring Marilyn Monroe)

It's that Time of the Year NYE & I feel very Inspired by Eartha Kitt & Marilyn Monroe, Enjoy the Video

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eve of The Eve w/ The Chicagoland Socialites

One great cause. One big party. One amazing venue.
The EVE of the EVE takes place the night before New Year’s Eve and all proceeds benefit HighSight’s scholarship program. This black-tie optional event offers more than 2,000 young, hip, urban professionals the opportunity to mix and mingle, while jump-starting their New Year’s celebrations. The party takes over the entire Great Hall of Union Station, where guests enjoy cocktails,… heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live band and dancing. This much-anticipated event is truly one of Chicagoland’s hippest extravaganzas and the premiere holiday choice for partygoers year after year.
Chicago Union Station
210 South Canal Street
$125 in advance
$140 day of
Cocktails • Hors d’oeuvres • Silent Auction • Raffle • Music by Pat McKillen and South of 80 • Dancing
Garage parking is available. Black tie optional.
Tickets are available online at
HighSight’s mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.
Sponsored by:
The Socialites Network of Chicago

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

NYE 2011 Prohibition Night In Style

Still looking for something fun to do on NYE without breaking the bank?  There are still some great last minute deals available.  You may still be able to snag a ticket for only $50 by clicking here (although price was set to increase to $60 on Christmas Day:
This new years eve in Chicago join Victor Hotel and all of our weekend promotional teams as we bring you back to the 1920’s for a PROHIBITION STYLE NYE 2011 that will not be forgotten. Ring in new years eve 2011 at The Victor Hotel’s Prohibition Night dressed in your favorite Suits & Dresses from the late 20′s & Early 30′s or take a modern approach and come dressed in your favorite dress up attire. The NYE 2011 Prohibition Night Party at Victor Hotel will be a fantastic Chicago new years eve to remember!
ClubZone has NYE 2011 Prohibition Night Tickets on sale now! Grab your Victor Hotel Chicago New Years Eve Tickets as soon as possible to guarantee your admission to the Prohibition Night 1920′s style unique new years event!
Victor Hotel
311 N. Sangamon St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Friday December 31,2010
9:00PM – 2:00 AM
NYE Tickets Include:
  • Premium Open Bar All Night Long
  • Passed Hors D’oeuvers & Appetizers
  • Midnight Champagne Toast & Balloon Drop
  • Party Favors & Noise Makers
VIP Tables Include
  • Unlimited Bar and Effen Bottle Service
  • 1 Bottle of Champaign
  • Reserved VIP seating
  • Private Cocktail Hostess
Ultimate VIP package
  • 10 NYE Tickets
  • Unlimited Bar and Effen Bottle Service
  • 1 Champagne Bottle
  • Reserved VIP seating
  • Private Cocktail Hostess
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Monday, December 20, 2010

Wickedly Delicious

Last Night I attended the Kenmore Live Studios for a cooking event sponsored by Whole Foods with “Centered Chef” Ryan Hutmacher and guests Glinda and Elphaba from hit Broadway musical Wicked.  The two witches threw down in a culinary battle for the ages! One made Goody Goodies (treats that are sinfully delicious, but good for you), and the other made treats that are just plain wicked good! Can good-for-you triumph over evil? You be the judge…  First up was Elphaba (Carla Stickler of Oak Park, IL.) with Chef Ryan.  Together they made a delicious green-colored coconut macaroon with a chocolate coconut ganache on top.  Second up was Glinda (Chandra Lee Schwartz from San Diego, CA) and together they made a chocolate truffle with a raspberry ice sparkler and a peppermint candy topping. The judges and the audience got to try the macaroon in it’s entirety but with the chocolate truffle we didn’t get to try it with the extra toppings making the truffle overwhelming with the bitter flavor of the cocoa and so the coconut macaroon won the competition. Both recipes added alternative and organic ingredients to the creations which was a nice change because the treats still tasted good but were a little better for you healthwise. Looks like in this case Elphaba wins over Glinda, the one break she gets is in the kitchen.

Artistically Linked First Annual Holiday Party

Join Artistically Linked Tuesday December 21st
for their 1st Annual Holiday Party at
The Living Room Lounge
1100 W. Cermak Ave
Chicago, IL
This is a free event as we show our appreciation to all of the artists that have helped us achieve our goals this year.
Food by Loquacious Catering and The Reluctant Vegetarian
Music by DJ INC & Sean Alvarez
Party starts at 7pm and end at 10!!!
Interested in sponsoring this event?
Sponsorship is just $50!!
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Mesh and Floral Lace Peep Toe Ankle Boot

These Dolce & Gabbana mesh and lace booties retailed for $825, now marked down to $595.99 at Bluefly. If you love the style of the D&G version but can’t afford to splurge, now has a version of these booties which retail for $26.80. Click here if you’re interested in purchasing. Also here’s another version from Urban Originals for $29.90 – click here to view.
 I Just Purchased a Pair and Let me tell you these shoes are Fabulous, I really love them!!! Perfect for that Outfit on New Years Eve.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale & Specials in Chicago

So here we are in the week of Thanksgiving. This is the time we get together with family, friends and we all get excited about holiday shopping. Here are some of my own personal favorite places to hit on Black Friday.
Bebe has huge sales starting today Nov. 23rd 40% off the whole store excluding suiting & formal dresses and the 40% off will go on until Dec. 1st. If you spend $125 you will get a $25 gift card good towards your next purchase at bebe this deal will go on until Nov. 28th but you can use your gift card anytime after that.
On Black Friday Nov. 26th you will get 20% off absolutely anything in the store this includes even the brand new arrivals. If there is anything you want online you can also call your local Bebe SA and they can set items aside for you and then you can make the purchase in the store.
At Bath and Body Works on Friday Nov. 26th they will be offering a 2010 Black Friday VIP tote filled with $115 worth of stuff inside the tote for $20 with any $40 purchase while supplies last.  All Fall Decor will be 75% off at regular stores and outlets…
At Le Dress in Wicker Park, all dresses will be on sale: 40% from 10am-12pm, 30% from 12pm-3pm and 20% 3pm-7pm. Dresses include styles from Shoshanna, Milly, Nicole Miller, Trina Turk, Tracy Reese and others. The sale is on Friday only…
At Old Navy there are huge sales throughout the whole store and they even open right at midnight on Friday Nov. 26th yes that’s correct right after you’ve had thanksgiving dinner or went to see a late night movie, you can go shopping at Old Navy at midnight and they will be open all of Friday until 11pm. Be sure and print your coupon $10 off a $50 purchase & get all the scoop right here at:

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Today's Blog is about a Very Cool & Upcoming T-shirt Line in LA.

So Today's Blog is about a Very cool and Upcoming T-shirt Line in LA called SA or Self Approved. I really like this line, they are based in Venice Beach,CA and carry a variety of different shirts to choose from. I discovered this line at a very good time in my life, it's something that I had inside of me all along but never knew how to express it quite correctly but it couldn't fall into my lap at a better time then now. I myself have always been the kind of gal who doesn't chase men, they chase after me but somehow there's always that "One" that get's under your skin, turns your world upside down and thinks he can rule you, so in that circumstance you learn to trust yourself and love yourself more. Once the right person does show up in your life you will know and all the brilliant logic will go out the window but until then you always have yourself and you can always fill yourself up to fullness. When you find your authentic self you then are able to provide the love you have inside of yourself and spread the love & light to other good people. Self Approved is Kind of Epic & Poetic at the same time. So here are some of their designs.

 I do not know if we will meet again but what I do know is that I trust in Love's timing.
I've learned not to chase you but to chase myself. The yearning I had to be with you was truly
yearning to be with my authentic self and in finding myself I now know all I have to do is
Show Up and Let Go

Here's their website.

T-Shirts are $48-55

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Necessary Taboo’s Fashion Show

On November 6th 2010 Creative Lounge Chicago inspired by Toyota Featured a Revolutionary Fashion Show called Necessary Taboo’s.
Necessary Taboos: a fusion of art and fashion mixed together, with an exploration of the forbidden!
17 Designer’s and stylists from Chicago and abroad came together to create wearable art pieces on the theme of Taboo.
Presenter Actress Jessica Gisin who has worked in theater in LA and Chicago gave the audience quite a presentation with her quirky & Taboo themed remarks as she presented each and every individual designer.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mary J Blige at Norstroms Oct. 18th 2010

On Oct. 18th at Nordstrom you had a chance to meet Mary J. Blige if you purchased a pair of the new Melodies sunglasses.  Ms. Blige is famous for her voice, but the nine-time Grammy Award winner has another passion—fashion, more specifically sunglasses. “I have probably 1000 pairs of sunglasses,” Blige said. The singer recently debuted a new line of eyewear called Melodies by MJB, which she is promoting while on tour. “Sunglasses are an extension of me, just like the fragrance I did is an extension of me,” she says. “I only do things that I know, that I’ve done for years.”
Well for me personally it was very exciting to finally meet the one and only Mary J. Blige. I have listened to her music for quite awhile, since the 90′s. I got to Nordstrom right at 10am when the store opened; they were giving away goodie bags to the first 50 people in the red carpet vip line. Inside the goodie bag was a Melodies by MJB scarf, her most recent CD “stronger with each tear” and a black tank top. Nordstrom also accommodated their vip guests with MJB cookies, special treats & bottled water. While I was in line, I met some other Mary J. fans, The energy and atmosphere in Nordstrom was so positive I could feel all the love in the building. As we anticipated and waited for Mary J. there were plenty of photographers on site.  They caught snap shots of the crowd and all the people in the store. Finally the time had arrived, Mary J was ready to enter the building and the crowd got very excited.  Mary J was escorted in by security and staff; and immediately waved to the crowd before doing some brief interviews.
I was only 10 people back in the vip line so I could see everything. Finally it was time for the meet and greet of the vip guests who purchased Melodies.  To really showcase our individual personalities and show off the new Melodies line, Nordstrom asked us to put on the sunglasses we purchase.  Also, Mary J. wanted to see which styles we had picked out. Soon - before I knew it I was the next person to meet Mary J. I got really excited and couldn’t believe it was finally happening.
I was really meeting Mary J. Blige.  She was so sweet and humble.  I immediately gave her a big hug and said thank you so much for all the music through the years, I told her I loved her and then I was at a loss for words.  I just stood there for a moment but had to tell her I was a singer, too. Mary J. wished me lots of good luck and immediately I started to cry.  Then Mary J. hugged me herself again and the camera’s were snapping away. I felt like I was standing on the red carpet with Mary J. Blige at an event!  Oh wait – I really was at a red carpet event with Mary J.!  All of this was real so I gave her one last smile and then walked away down the red carpet.  It was such a treat meeting such a lovely and inspiring woman.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Fashionable Night Out at Pop Up Event in Wicker Park

Last night I attended a Fashion Event in Wicker Park called Pop Up Creative Lounge Chicago and this event was about showcasing young talented designers from Chicago and from All over the World. Some local designers were Evil Kitty who is designer Lidia Wachowska and international designers were Itziar Ibarguren (Spain), Irina Irimia (Romania, Kaahn (USA, Nakan Pathomporn (Thailand), Marina Prevolsek (Croatia), Martina Sportis (Croatia), & Laura Thapthimkuna (USA) The fashions were exquisite and the space light & airy.  Here's my look for the day which is a great jacket & shorts, paired along with boots and a vintage hat. This whole look is great for a Fashionista attending such fashion events or wearing it to work in a fashion related type of career.

Boots: Bebe $225
Handbag: Louis Vuitton $2195
White Floral Fishnets: Forever 21 $3
Blk Velvet Shorts: L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani $198
Blk Dress Coat w/ sewn in vest: L.A.M.B. by Gwen $345
Blue Cami: Marciano by Guess Marciano $24
Jewelry: Chanel $ N/A
Hat: Vintage Tally Ho New York $50

Haute Couture vs. Better & Bridge like Juicy Couture

Current mood:  sassy
Category: Fashion, Style, Shopping
Haute Couture (French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking" refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions. It originally referred to French fashion and in France, is a "protected name" that can be used only by firms that meet certain well-defined standards. However, the term is also used loosely to comprise all high-fashion custom-fitted clothing, whether it is produced in Paris or in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan.
Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.
The term can refer to:
  • the fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions
  • the fashions created
Fashion is divided into 5 price markets, w/ a term for each market category...Designer, Bridge, Better, Moderate and Budget. 98% of all people buy Budget/Moderate clothing which ranges from $1-$150 per item. Better consists of clothing from $150-$300 per item...while Bridge are considered secondary lines produced by designer labels to make more money by having a wider range of customers buying their merchandise. Bridge would be from $300-$800 per item.
Designer consists of high fashion/Haute Couture clothing worn by a small percentage and go from $800 - thousands per item. L.A.M.B would be in the "better" for sure.
However, people may argue that their runway shows are considered Couture when they actually aren't. Clothing seen directly on the runway aren't usually sold "as is" to retailers...and then to customers. The clothes are tweeked and scaled down before going on sale and therefore, broken down into the desired price market. Only reason clothing is over the top on the runway is for publicity and designer recognition.
Better-Bridge...bridge at most in terms of the price market. Being in Bridge still qualifies as being designer because Betsey Johnson who is a fashion legend because of her incredible sales in the past...labels herself as designer, but cators to the bridge-better market for more profit.
"Juicy Couture" is considered a Better market as well. Just because they have the word couture in it does not make it couture...they are NOT a designer label, they are  a "brand" name. The difference between designer labels and brands is this...designers create original garments based on inspiration and their own genious...any dress or article of clothing w/ a designer name on it was designed BY the designer.
Brands like Baby Phat & Juicy Couture are basically scaled down copies of "designer" ideas...they scan and anylize shows by bigger names, and scale down the trends and looks into lower priced versions.
Mass produced clothing in Gap & Old Navy  stores w/ Budget clothing...are considered knock-offs...designs that are a copy of a copy.

Fashion is an extrememly complex business and is one of the few businesses very miss understood by the general public.
HAUTE COUTURE, w/ "Haute" in it is basically reffuring to fashion houses and the industry of couture clothing. However, even though Couture originates IN isn't the only fashion capital in the world. There's also New York, Tokyo, Milan, and Toronto to name a few.
I believe to become a Haute Couture Designer, you need a valid liscense that certifies your right. But basically Juicy Couture does ready-to-wear runway presentations which is the most common fashion show out of 2 types. 1 is Couture done by only a few designers a year...and the other is ready to wear done by over 100 designer names in the industry and is the most important events throughout the years because they set the trends, and sell the clothes.
Couture is done exclusively for self recognition and just basically...expressing your true creativity which earns points for publicity. However, Couture shows waste millions of dollars at the end when only 1 or 2 garments are sold...but once ready to wear hits the cat walk, they recieve double the attention.
Galliano is also considered one of the greatest Couture designers. However, his name hasn't been on that level long enough to be included in the list yet, probably because he's inconsistent w/ the couture shows. I dont blame him one bit...cuz he's running 2 labels, Galliano and Christian Dior w/ approx. 6 shows a year. Galliano is an incredible talent.
The ONLY Couture clothing these days...are done by THESE designers:
Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab, Givenchy & Armani

I wrote this blog awhile ago but it still stands today as the Definition of how Fashion market's are broken down in the fashion industry all over the World.
Read more:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fashion Blog for Oct. 13th 2010

White Pumps: L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani $279
Jeans: Bebe $98
Gray Fall Coat: Ligali from store Image LA at the Beverly Center $58
Black Top: Forever 21 $26
Red Cami: Marciano by Guess $24
Black Leather Gloves: Forever 21 $13

So this fashionable look is a little feminine mixed w/ a rocker chick. The coat and top are a bit victorian but if mixed with the right tie dye jeans it gives this look an edge and letting you know that this girl is tough but has a sweet side as well. She's not afraid to be daring but she still wants to distinguish herself as a female as opposed to being a boy or tomboy. It just goes to show how much you can really mix and match items from different stores all over to complete your look for a career in the fashion industry or this look can work well for a night on the town as well. Enjoy!

A Fashionable Shopping Night Out

Out Shopping Oct. 12th 2010
Boots: Nina Ricci $1195
Leggings: Material Girl Collection by Madonna $9
Handbag: Marc by MJ $398
Hot Pink Top: Bebe $38
Blk Cropped Dress Coat: Dept from Amsterdam $98
Belt: Nordstrom $50
Hat: Local Chicago Artist sold at Viktoria's Closet $20

A Purchase at American Apparel which will be revealed in the next Fashion Blog Post

Thursday, September 30, 2010

About Me

Hello, I am MissM and Here's a Little About Me:

What’s your style?
I would say my style is a mixed of Classical Parisian style, rocker chic and comfy casual. Lately I have been really getting into color, My favorites are red & purple. I really love adding accessories such as scarves, jewelry, with a fabulous pair of shoes and I cannot be without a fabulous handbag. My style really revolves around what mood I’m in. I have pretty much done everything in Fashion that I can think of.

Who inspires your style?

I am very inspired by Gwen Stefani, Patricia Fields who is a fashion stylist to Sara Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham (Victoria & I have the same exact birthday). Gwen Stefani is so Amazing when it comes to style she has that Chola, Orange County Cali Girl style but she also has English Chic and Rock Style Edge. Viktoria also has her English Charm but she has that sexy feminine appeal w/ a dark edge as well, Victoria's style is Impeccable. Patricia Fields is innovative & NYC Street Smart, her style has rock hard edge & yet still is feminine as well. I love beautiful confident women who aren't afraid to take risks with style and fashion.

What would you say is your favorite accessory of the moment?
Hats, Scarves & Rocker Gloves

What are your favorite places to shop online?, and

Who are your favorite fashion designers?

Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and BCBG Maxazira

Who are your favorite celebrity designers?

Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham

Who are your favorite handbag designers?

 I love Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel. I own quite a few amazing handbags in my closet.

How do you update a boring look?

Adding a trendy piece helps to update a look, also adding a splash of color helps.

Five accessories you can’t live without?
Handbag, hat, belt, gorgeous ring and a fabulous scarf.

What would your dream bag be and why?
Hands down for Hermes Berkin every time I see a celebrity carrying one I just drool all over. Carrying a Hermes bag you would have to say you have arrived. As a friend once told me ” if you can spend $1,000 on a designer handbag and have a $1,000 cash in your wallet you know that you can afford it.”

What shoes do you prefer?

I love high heels & boots.

Who are some of your favorite shoe designers?

Christian Louboutin, L.A.M.B., YSL, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik

What would you say your dream vacation would be?

Well this is one thing I can scratch off my list because my dream vacation was to Paris & I've been there 3 times. I guess now my dream vacation would be either going to Budva Montenegro or Australia

Which of the following best describes your outfit for a night out?

Skinny jeans, a nice pair of high heels, a nice sexy top and super cool jewelry.

What made you decide to become a fashion blogger?

I have always loved fashion from a very young age, when I was 2 or 3 years old my mom dressed me up in a poncho, a really large handbag & a big floppy hat (like the one Jodi Foster wears in Taxi Driver) and then my mother tried to take the items off of me and I said "No I wanna wear it", my mother then knew I was destined to be a Fashionista. I felt that it was necessary to create a fashion blog site where women like myself can find some of the latest must have items of the season or learn how to mix couture with everyday inexpensive stores at the mall.

What advice would you give someone who wants to become a fashion blogger?
First of all, you must have passion for fashion to be able express it to other people. There is a lot of work involved with running a successful blog. Which would include research and creativity. I’m always on the look out for something new and innovative. The last bit of advice I would give you is to always network with others in the fashion blog world.

What would you say about yourself that maybe others just don’t understand about you?

Most people don't understand me, but that's fine with me. The Fashion World & the people who are looking to find a style are really the only ones who need to understand me. I spend a lot of time in my work it’s my passion & it's one of my forms of expression from within. Some people really get you and some just don’t. I think spending your life trying to make people understand you is just such a waste of time.

What would you say about Fashion that maybe other people don't understand about Fashion?
Fashion is ART, Art is to make it Exist. There isn't one right way to create your look, It's all about who you are, what style you want and what you want to tell the world about yourself. There is no right or wrong answer here, "You make the Fashion Fabulous because you are Fabulous", The rest is just tools to help you along the way to make yourself a Walking Work of Art.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Above & Beyond pres. Oceanlab - If I Could Fly