fashion

If the shoe fits

Shoe-wear this spring and summer is getting hot, hot, hot. Check out the trends, and step into this season’s styles. Athletic-infused glamour Sport-inspired shoes ruled spring runways, according to Erica Russo, Bloomingdale’s OVP and fashion director for accessories. Athleticism will come into play, even in …

Historical look at fashion accessories draws a crowd

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Since the DuPage County Historical Museum, located at 102 E. Wesley St. in Wheaton, opened its new exhibit entitled Fashion Accessories In Vogue… or Not in January, patrons have been eager to check out the historical fashion pieces and read the stories behind them. These …

Pampered presents

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Don’t let the stress of the holidays take the pep out of your step. Sail through with grace and a fresh face — not to mention a relaxed body and mind-holiday magic — that a spa escape can bestow. Better yet, purchase a spa gift …

What We Wear! Fall Trend Fashion Event

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The hottest ticket on Chicago’s North Shore is Thursday, Oct. 10 at Pinstripes, located at 1150 Willow Road in Northbrook. For ticket sales, preview videos and more information, visit specialsections.suntimes.com/lifestyle/fallfashionshow.

The bling ring: Cy Fredrics Jewelers

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Cy Fredrics brings true couture jewelry to life from scratch or with custom design in vintage gold, diamonds and precious stones.

Your outside world is a reflection of your inside: A conversation with Alan Kossof

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The first thing you encounter when you walk into the Teddie Kossof salonspa in Northfield is a hall of mirrors. After all, this is a spa. First impressions count. What each client sees is ideally his or her best self. This is the salon goal: …

Seeing is believing: Superior Optical

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Tradition has been alive at Superior Optical for more than 50 years. At the current location in Glenview, the eyewear company has been successfully satisfying the North Shores optical needs for more than 35 years. Its motivation is all about contributing superior quality, price, service …

The right lane: Avenue Fashions

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Avenue Fashions provides its customers a team of skilled, fashion savvy, service-oriented professionals who can wardrobe any woman with hand-picked quality clothing and beautiful jewelry. Complimentary personal shopping is available.

Sweet rides: Highland Park Ford Lincoln

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Near the front door of Highland Park Ford Lincoln, a gleaming silver metallic 2013 Lincoln MKZ is placed impressively on an angle. Many customers cannot help but to open the driver’s side door, slip onto custom upholstery and view the latest in technology.

Dress for Success helps women earn economic independence

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Dress for Success helps more than 700,000 women in 15 different countries find jobs and build their career portfolios.

Foundation promotes a clear Vision for Tomorrow

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The Vision for Tomorrow Foundation raises money to fund important eye-related research.

Fancy pants: Baby’s got her blue jeans on

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Jeans are the ultimate wardrobe staple. It’s no wonder that in the last decade denim designers and retailers have cashed in on jeans’ crucial role in our sartorial lives.

SOVER project brews up new T-shirt line

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Some can argue that craft beer is an art; however, is craft beer fashion? One local craft brewery, Solemn Oath of Naperville, has stepped beyond branded merchandise with a new line of men’s and women’s T-shirts called SOVER.

Chic child

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Kids this fall season are dressing with panache, individuality and style. A number of North Shore children’s boutiques have current trends in mind when considering pint-sized shoppers.

Fashion in a new light: Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama

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Experience the best fall 2013 fashions set against a visually stimulating and musical backdrop.

Anna Hovet is fashion’s Queen of Comfort

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A combination of Anna Hovet’s energetic fervor, passion for down-to-earth designs and her late nights in the studio have spring boarded her designs to the forefront of new American fashion.

Etsy, online marketplace, attracts local vendors

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Jess Galvan had worked in the fashion industry for years before she started selling her own line on online artisan marketplace, Etsy.

What lies beneath: The underlying facts about women’s undergarments

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Women have wacky beauty tricks to alter the underlying physic. Thankfully, the modern woman has technology on her side.

Luxury living : Inspired interiors

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Interiors by Bruce, Inc. offers interior design consultation and the products. The location is quite the destination on the six acres of land that Bruce “Chip” Walterman is proud to call home.

Chicago Fashion Engage: Summer 2013

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What is Fresh Fashion and what do the words "Made in Chicago" mean to you? When was the last time you bought local from a designer or artist? Knowing whose making a difference in the community is what Chicago Fashion Engage is all about. With …

Chicago Fashion Engage: Spring 2013

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The Chicago fashion scene has more than its fair share to offer the world of fashion. From designers, merchants, stylist, trendsetters and expert beauty specialists, we have it all. Fashion Engage is here to explore Chicago based designers/merchants and beyond. Driven to inspire and expose …

11 gifts for a fashionista

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Surround yourself and your favorites with the best of the best this holiday. Splurge and go the extra mile, or be save savvy. It’s a sure bet that you want these gift items in your bag. Season gatherings, family get-togethers and traditions will have you …

Tennis bracelet: Love Tennis by hazel jewelry flatters fierce US Open fans, competitors 

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Jewelry designer Hazel Nussbaum has been in love with tennis her entire life. She played pretty consistently as a child and even worked hard enough on her game to make her high school team and to take it to the next step: playing throughout her …

PHOTOS: 7 tips for finding the best vintage clothes

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How can you tell real vintage clothes from knock-offs? How do vintage shoppers find those amazing deals and fabulous shoes? Shopping expert Morgana Martin shares her secrets in a new book.

Weaving tech into fashion biz

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Northwestern University sophomore and fashion-design entrepreneur Zoe Damacela is combining old and new Chicago business cultures — garment sewers and social-media networking — as she expands her clothing lines from juniors and young women into mature women and children’s collections.

The search for the perfect summer shoe

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Somewhere between my favorite workhorse winter boots and the flip-flops I’ll wear on my summer beach vacation is the shoe that would fill in the gaps.