Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A-eye News: Write Up.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010:
This was just too cool not to share.  Many thanks to Ms. Stefani Bay and the editorial team at A-eye, the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago newspaper, for including me in this month's issue!  Best.  College.  Ever.



(click on the photo to read the story)

The Goorin Bros. Hat Shop Opens in Lakeview!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010:
The Goorin Bros. Hat Shop celebrated another Chicago location in Lakeview this month, and I was excited to attend the opening event on a hot summer night.  I arrived with friends and grabbed a cocktail, while mingling with some of my favorite people.  We perused the eccentric summer collection of hats and listened to the sounds of the live band.  Friend and Store Manager, Drew Dallas Deardorff, greeted us shortly after we arrived with a hug and a smile - just the kind of service that this hip hat shop offers to it's patrons every day.  A portion of the proceeds from the event went to Ravinia Festival's Reach*Teach*Play Program and guests could enter to win a trip for two to Hawaii!  (What better place to wear your new hat than on a sandy beach?)  The event was a success, and judging by the amount of hats on top of heads, it was clear that everyone had a good time.  Congrats to Drew for all his hard work.  Lakeview is lucky to have a great guy like you - and a stellar store like Goorin!


The band:
The Goods:
The Details:
The Crowd:
Tracey Tarantino & Drew Dallas Deardorff:
Abby Zupancic:
Alia Rajput & Nicole L. Townsend:
My favorite buds from Zzazz and beyond!
Miriam Cecilia Carlson, Ryan M. Beshel, Paige Peterson & Callie Greenwood:

CS Magazine & The CFI Present 'The Don Julio Loft' Event

Wednesday, July 7, 2010:
CS Magazine and all my favorite friends and designers in the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) partnered with Don Julio tequila to throw a fabulous summer event.  'The Loft', as it was known, was located in a gorgeous, somewhat hidden space off Grand and Damen.  Chicago's fashionable and influential industry pros all showed up to support the designers in residence.  The task?  To design a look inspired by Don Julio
I arrived with Paige Peterson and was greeted by friend and CFI designer, Miriam Cecilia Carlson and soon had the pelasure of running into all of the designers including Jonnie Rettele, Leah Fagan, Stephanie Kuhr, Donaldo Smith and Christina Fan.  During the course of their residence I have had the chance to speak with many of these up and coming designers and have been honored to follow their journey.  I am not only impressed, but inspired by the dedication, hard work, and incredibly long hours that they have all spent in the CFI studio.  It was truly a night just for them, and they deserved every minute of it.  Keep it up, my friends!  Chicago is a fashion force to be reckoned with!


 Paige Peterson, Miriam Cecilia Carlson, 
 Abby Zupancic & Ryan M. Beshel
Some of the designs from the CFI designers:
 CFI designers and friends:
 Photo Booth at the party!