Wednesday, October 30, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Events

The Faces of PR, By Coyle and Herr--

Coyle and Herr is a consignment warehouse specializing in home furnishings.  We love niches here, and these ladies definitely have one.  Aside from having space at the Bridgeport Art Center, Coyle and Herr is giving you the opportunity to network with other business and creative types like you.

Check out the details and RSVP now!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Events

Chicago Fashion Foundation Winter Trend Presentation--

CFF is one of our favorite organizations.  They put on great events for Chicago fashion designers and design students.  Check out the details on their upcoming event, and get it on your calendar!

Please join us at CFF's annual membership event - our way of saying "thanks" for your membership and support - and an opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Chicago fashion's finest. 

Guests will receive a complimentary cocktail, passed appetizers, and chances to win extra special door prizes and raffles! 

A trend presentation featuring Trunk Club will be given by Abby Marie Zupancic - Former Nieman Marcus Style Advisor, Runway Producer for ZZAZZ Productions, and Editorial and Personal Stylist. 

Admission is complimentary for current members - Please RSVP to with your full name.

Non-member tickets are $25 (or $10 for Students with a valid ID), and are available by clicking here and at the door. "

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 6 Shopping Tips from Lanvin--

We've given you some of our fashion and shopping tips, and shared some from Michael Kors.  Today, we're giving you some of the things Lanvin thinks are important when making purchases for your style.

1.  Wear the type of clothes that let you be who you really are.  Have the wardrobe which lets you be yourself, not who a designer says you should be.

2.  Take a high fashion approach to lower-priced clothing.  Wait for the piece that satisfies you instead of searching for a bargain.

3. Trust the mirror.  Designers and magazines offer general advice, but the mirror, and how you feel are the best source.

4.  Respect your age.  Nothing is more appealing than someone who embraces maturity.  Clearly this is a tip stretching farther than shopping.  We'll add, you should always be happy with the age you are.  You define it, not social standards.  

5.  Find your colors.  The right color gives you power, no matter what it is.  

6.  Be selective, not impulsive.  Before you jump in to buy, buy, buy, consider what you need.  If you want to bring newness to anything, be it work or your love life or your wardrobe, you must appreciate what you have.

These tips are priceless.  We hope they're helpful!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Cares

The Sip 'N Sole Charity Shoe Drive!!

Hey Stylish People!
Just reminding you to join me and my friend Shelley of The Legal BombSHELL for our shoe drive tomorrow. We will be at Old 5th, a new West Loop gem, collecting gently used women's and men's shoes for charity.

Check out the details and we'll see you tomorrow...with your soles! 

It'll be a great time!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Supports

Light The Night!

We're reminding you about supporting this great cause, working to find a cure for cancer.  Our Fashion Law Friend at Femme Legale is working hard on "Light the Night" in Canada, and we want to support her mission.

Here's a little about the cause:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s ‘Light The Night’ Walk will raise funds to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. The funds raised from this event will be dedicated to life-saving research, educational materials and events for patients and their families, programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program, and personalized assistance through the LLSC’s Information Resource Centre.

The walk is set for October 19.

To learn more and donate, click here!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 6 Products Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness--

We all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With so many reasons to support the cause, we're giving you just a few more.  These are some of the products on the market right now which also send a portion of their proceeds to support research and finding a cure.  Them being pink definitely helps!

1.  Stila Cosmetics Smudge Pot
I got one of these at Ulta and am completely obsessed with it.  The charcoal colored smudge is dazzled with pink iridescent sparkles.  You can elongate your lashes when using it as a liner--particularly because the brush is included!  $1 of each one sold goes to support breast cancer awareness.

2.  IMAN Pink Luxury Lip
IMAN Cosmetics is partnering with Sisters Network’s Young Sister Initiative and donating $20,000 from IMAN Pink Luxury Lip Stain profits during the month of October. Grab this one for just $10 at Target

3.  Sephora's Pink Brush Set
The Sephora BCA Brush Set has 5 great brushes with a fab bag to match. Sephora is donating $1 from each sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The set is $36.

4.  Honor, The Vapour's Lip Gloss
Honor, part of the the Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss collection, is the face of BCA for Vapour this month. All proceeds from the sales of this gloss will be donated to benefit breast cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Institute where they are working towards the first breast cancer vaccine.  You can't beat a mission like that! This product is $22 on

5. The Ulta Bracelet and Mirror
While you're in Ulta, you might as well donate $5 to the cause and get this cute compact mirror, and/or this bracelet set.  No choice is bad here, ladies.

6.  Orly's "Pretty In Pink" Nail Collection
The BCA collection is back, and Orly is donating 20% of its profits to Cancer Schmancer, an organization dedicated to education, prevention and early detection of cancer. $10--

For more on Breast Cancer Awareness, click here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Cares

The Sip 'N Sole Charity Shoe Drive!!

Hey Stylish People!
I hope you will join me and my friend Shelley of The Legal BombSHELL for a shoe drive Friday, October 18th. We will be at Old 5th, a new West Loop gem, collecting gently used women's and men's shoes for charity.

Check out the details and join us on Friday...with your shoes! 

It'll be a great time!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Promotes

Chicago Artists Month--

October is Chicago Artists Month, and there's so much going on.  Check out the events and programs below to feed your creative soul.

Chicago Artists Month October 2013 
Detail of mural at 16th and Wood by Rahmaan Statik   
Detail of mural by Rahmaan Statik at 16th and Wood, 25th Ward Art in Public Places 

In the Neighborhood

The 18th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is celebrating artists "In the Neighborhood."  

Starting September 27-29 and running through October, discover the work of hundreds of Chicago artists through performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. Each weekend, CAM highlights different Chicago neighborhoods with a series of art events curated by a local arts expert.

The 2013 CAM Featured Neighborhoods and their curators are as follows:

East Garfield Park

Celestial Bodies
2013 CAM Featured Artist Jake Myers / Celestial Bodies
2013 CAM Featured Artist Jake Myers / Celestial Bodies

Get ready to get in Cosmic Shape!

Every Sunday during Chicago Artists Month, get a cosmic workout with "Celestial Bodies," a six-episode interactive video series. Created by CAM Featured ArtistJake Myers and his team of over 70 Chicago artists, Celestial Bodies is a science-fiction exercise video for all ages. Jake and his gang - Dward, Carl, E-Grit, FAbz and his faithful dog, Dr. Doug - will lead a workout in a different CAM Featured Neighborhood each week. Start in Edgewater on September 29, and workout through Thursday October 31 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Science, art and aerobics collide in each 12-minute episode of Celestial Bodies. 

Plan Your CAM!
Art Depth CAM event 2012 photo by Ellen Gradman

Art Depth CAM event 2012 photo by Ellen Gradman

Get your CAM Guide in the September 19 issue of Newcity, at the Chicago Cultural Center or at a participating organization.

See the complete event listings at 

'Like' Chicago Artists Month on Facebook and follow @ChicagoDCASE on Twitter to stay up to date on all that's happening!

To sign-up for Chicago Artists Month emails, click here.

About CAM
Chicago Artists Month combines curated weekends with a non-juried program featuring more than 200 events throughout October including open house/open studio tours, neighborhood art walks, informal discussions, workshops and exhibitions, featuring Chicago-based artists and arts organizations.

Chicago Artists Month is presented as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District. In-kind support was received from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises®, Inc. and Chicago Gallery News. Many thanks to our program partners: 6018North, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, Alderman Harry Osterman and the 48th Ward, Arts Alive 45, Cedar Street Companies, Claretian Associates, Inc., Garfield Park Conservatory, South Shore Chamber Inc., South Chicago Chamber of Commerce, and Uptown United.

City Seal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel  DCASE logo 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

Fashion Focus Chicago!

Of course we'd be remiss if we didn't promote Fashion Week in Chicago.  When it comes to fashion, Chicago is definitely on the map.  We not only have a large fashion presence through the entire City, but talent overflowing from every stitch.

Check out these fabulous events, and get them on your calendar!

Tuesday, October 15


Inspiration: Designer and Muse

6pm, Location TBD
Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week kicks-off on Tuesday, October 15 with Designer and Muse. Hosted by the City of Chicago and Michigan Avenue Magazine, the opening event will partner local celebrities in the creative industries (music, culinary, film, theater and dance) with a designer who will create a look for his or her “muse” to be showcased throughout the evening. Pairings will include: Maria Pinto and Jeanne Gang (architecture), Azeeza Khan and Alpana Singh (culinary),Shernett Swaby and Mindy Segal (culinary), Diego Rocha and Naomi Beckwith (visual arts) among others. The event is invitation-only for guests of Michigan Avenue Magazine; however there will be an opportunity for the general public to obtain a limited number of tickets via Fashion Focus Chicago social media (Facebook and Twitter: @FashionFocus) beginning October 1.


Wednesday, October 16


Maison De LaCour Fashion Presentation

12 Noon, FREE Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
New for 2013, designer Julius LaCour will feature his designs for women and men at Maison De LaCour Fashion Presentation. Luxury Management will produce this fashion presentation, presented by Michael Anthony Salon. FREE general admission tickets are SOLD OUT at this time.

Fashion Focus: Taking it to the Streets

7:30pm, FREE Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
Featuring Sarah Stevenson from the Toronto Fashion Incubator and Christine Phung from the Atelier de Paris, an Incubator program in Paris. Chicago designers include:  Lagi NadeauShelby SteinerAgnes HamerlikRandall HillLaura Takataka,Nicole PuszynskiJ. ToorChicago Playground.
The FREE Runway Shows are currently sold out. To be added to a waitlist for the FREE shows on Wednesday or Thursday or to purchase tickets for CLICK HERE.


Thursday, October 17


Fashion Focus: Urban Shapeshifters

7:30pm; FREE Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North
Menswear is one of the hottest trends this season and on Thursday, October 17 the Urban Shapeshifters will debut in Chicago. This FREE menswear event will feature local, national and international menswear designers including J. Cheikh,  Michelle Tan, and Jack Cave from Chicago, Brandon Scott, Los Angeles and Rana Rojo, Miami. In partnership with Chicago’s Gallery Aesthete, international designers participating are: Boris Bidjan Saberi, Barcelona; Ann Demeulemeester, Antwerp andComme de Garçons, Tokyo and Paris. FREE general admission tickets (limit 4) are available here on Tuesday, October 1 at 10am. General admission seating is not assigned and is on a first-come, first-served for seats, and then standing room only.
FREE general admission tickets are currently SOLD OUT but you can be added to the waitlist


Friday, October 18


The Art of Fashion Runway Show

6pm VIP Reception/7:30pm Runway Show
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North’s popular show will feature 10 spring 2014 looks from 10 Chicago-based designers. The VIP event begins at 6pm and the runway starts at 7:30pm. Designers include: Maria Pinto, Calvin Tran, Eva Pazola, Boris Powell, Lily & Migs, Michelle Tan, Hector-Javier MonArrez, Shalini Sharma and Shernett Swaby. Tickets are currently on sale and range from $35-$115.

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20 Shopping Events


Northern Grade 

Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; FREE Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade South
This mobile menswear market features vendors of products manufactured in the United States. Items for men include clothing, footwear, gear, games, paddles, paper goods, grooming supplies and things you didn’t know you need. for more information. Download the Northern Grade flyer (PDF).


10am-6pm; FREE Admission
Millennium Park Chase Promenade North is hosting their designer shopping event featuring more than 30 of Chicago’s best apparel, jewelry and accessory designers. Dressing rooms will be provided.
Designers include: AndreaGems, Anna Hovet, Archer Townsend, Atir Design, Barbara Keisman, Bourdage Pearls, Buckle Up Babe, Brynn Capella, Calvin Tran, House of Gemmes, Jennifer Reeves Designs, Jules, K. Amato, Lil & Migs, Michelle Tan, Nade Baer, Nomadic Ant, Jewelry, Nora del Busto, Sevigne Atelier, She Beads, Shruti Kirti, Squasht by Les, Susan Elizabeth Designs, Tongue Tied, 4 Tamara Nicole & more. Visit for more information.

For additional events, click here!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 7 Things to Know About Domestic Violence Awareness--

We share this one every year, and want to always make its importance knows.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Although we see a lot of promotions about Breast Cancer Awareness this month--an equally important cause-- we must also keep domestic violence awareness in mind.

Domestic violence is an unfortunate commonality in too many homes across America.  In order to fight this epidemic we must educate and spread the word.

1. Domestic violence sees no race, color, ethnic background, or economic status.  It affects people in all walks of life.  Men are also impacted, not just women and children.

2. Domestic violence is cyclical.  Although many who are abused feel pain and resent their abusers, they often go on to repeat the behavior.  For children, it is often the only way they know.  Without education and therapy to deal with the circumstance, the problem perpetuates.

3. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" in October 1981, conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national levels. 

4. Due to lack of resources, the number of survivors to whom local Coalitions Against Domestic Violence (CADV) have provided shelter has decreased by 20%, while the number of victims turned away has increased by 16% over the last four years.  In the last year alone CADVs saw a drastic 12% drop in the number survivors who obtained safe, emergency shelter. Despite this fact, survivors and their children received over 522,000 hours of service last year alone. 

5. Help is available at all times.  Victims, and even offenders who know they need help, may not know where to turn.  To get things rolling, anyone can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline at 1-800-799-SAFE.  

6.  Safety Plans help.  The hotline is an amazing tool, but creating safety plans takes things a step further.  The plan will help victims route their escape from pain and chart their journey to a better life.  Plans can include starting a separate savings account, thinking of exit routes from the home, avoiding arguments where weapons are readily accessible, i.e. the kitchen, and having someone available at all times to pick you up or be home when you need them.  For more ideas, click here.

7. There's always a hope for change.  No matter how tough the situation appears; for you or someone you're witnessing, various outlets are available to stop the cycle and give families strength. 

We all should become as educated as possible on the signs and resolutions for domestic violence.  If you are experiencing or sensing signs---say or do something.  Don't wait.  Domestic violence is nothing to take lightly, and we must all do our part in fighting this situation.  With so many tough circumstances to face these days, violence among loved ones is the last one we need.

Help today.

For background on domestic violence, click here and for even more, check out the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Monday, October 7, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Events

The Official Anais Anniversary Event!!

The premier Shark Tank Social back in August was a great time.  Networking, food and drinks, and an amazing Chicago art gallery were the perfect pieces for an amazing event.  Now, our favorite PR firm is celebrating its anniversary with another edition of the Shark Tank Social.

Get this on your calendar today!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Cares

The Purposed for Pink Party!

We are serious about helping tough medical conditions find cures.  Purposed for Pink is one of our faves, and their annual Purposed for Pink party.  Check out these details and donate to the cause!

Saturday October 12th 4pm at Clarksville Regional Airport
Silent Auction, Mystery Raffles and more!
This year we are proud to introduce:
Most Dollar Donations Collected Award!   
Most New Guests in Attendance Award!
Dollar Donations Challenge:
We have created punch cards to track your donations. Each card is considered complete when total donations equal $100 per card.
You can collect $20 from 5 people or $10 from 10 people or $1 from 100 people; no matter how you do it – each square is checked at the $20 mark before moving to the next square.
Donation Challenge Cards Available now via Lainny West, Melanie Carter, Mickey Lewis, Schelese Ogburn, Rachel or Felicia Lewis
Most New Guests in Attendance Challenge:
The goal here is simple - just bring a friend or friends to the party!  We love all of our past guests, but for this challenge only the guests who have not come to the party before are counted in this contest.
Best Dressed:
It is simple, show up and show out in your Pink for a chance to snag this award!
You can also donate online here!
For More Information Contact:  Email: or Call Felicia 773-849-9474

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Events

October Events in Fashion & Philanthropy--

There's so much going on this month.  Check out these great events and get them on your calendar!


Couture & Cocktails


October 10, 2013
6pm to 9pm
1150 Willow Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Dress For Success Worldwide-Central
Invites you to a very special fundraising event!

Hosted by Chicago Sun-Times Media Group
Sun-Times Media is excited to announce the second annualFall Trend Fashion Event happening, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Pinstripes in Northbrook, IL.
Charity Partners for 2013 are 
The North Suburban YMCA, and the Vision For Tomorrow Foundation.
The mission of the Fall Trend Fashion Event 2013 is to create a high-end fashion show and guide showcasing the latest and greatest fashion by many of the finest shops and boutiques on the North Shore, including Avenue Fashions, Cy Fredrics Jewelers and Teddie Kossof Salon and Spa.  

Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and the best fashion experience in the Northern Suburbs. 

Fall Fashion Ticket - $75 - Includes admission to pre-party, silent auction, exhibits and runway show.
VIP Ticket - $150 - Includes admission to pre-party, silent auction, exhibits, preferred seating at runway show, VIP after party and gift bag.
Doors open 6pm
Pre-Party 6pm - 8pm
Runway Show 8pm - 9pm
VIP After-Party 9pm - 11:30pm

For more information, please contact Lindsay M. Miller,Development Manager at 312-527-0964

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
2013 Breakfast Fundraiser
Allegro Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel


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