11.29.2010

Shoe-cation

Been gone for a while. Retail work ....is crazy around the holidays. Back again. New post soon. Tons of cool finds and gifts came in the mail.

11.04.2010

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11.02.2010

CROSSROADS FASHION SHOW












































































































I had the great pleasure of being asked to shoot the Crossroads fashion show in Evanston, Illinois last week. It was an incredible experience. The styling, ambiance and ferocity of the models made me feel as if I was taking part in New York Fashion Week. Crossroads is a resale company that has its roots in the west coast and has been extending it's reaches eastward. Thank goodness for this mid-western gem. You can score brands such as Trina Turk, Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Comme des Garcons, Betsey Johnson, Missoni, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada,DVF, Gucci, Armani, Banana Republic, French Connection and the list continues. Chicago is lucky enough to house 3:

LINCOLN PARK 
hours
Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 7pm
address
2711 North Clark Street
(at Diversey)
Chicago, Il 60614  


WICKER PARK 
hours
Mon-Thurs 11am – 7pm
Fri-Sat 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 7pm
address
1519 N. Milwaukee Avenue
(near N. Damen)
Chicago, IL 60622

EVANSTON 
hours
Mon-Thurs 11am – 7pm
Fri- Sat 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
address
1730 Sherman Avenue
(at Church)
Evanston, IL 60201

On this night they had awesome snacks  courtesy of Whole Foods,  Crossroads team held a  fun raffle for gift certificates for the store and they brought out amazing designer pieces they saved especially for the show to sell before and after the show. In the past I have scored a Tory Burch tote, True Religion Jeans and Marc Jacobs dresses. That night I scored an amazing Rag and Bone Romper and a gold one shoulder gown by….   After some pre-shopping we all lined around the story waiting for the show to begin. Female and male models came blazing with the hottest fall trends from Edgy City chic to Comfy Bohemian. Their was a mile of fashionable offerings for men and women. I particularly liked their use of purse and accessories all adding key touches to all the looks. After the show they made all the pieces the models were wearing available to be purchased. Jewelry, shoes and bags included. Did I forget to mention that crossroads gets in tons of jewelry and new merchandise every week too. So not only can you find awesome modern and vintage pieces; but, brand new free people, torn and splendid and many more. The one thing that I love about crossroads is that you can recycle yore style at anytime. They buy seven days a week and all day. Stop in with you gently worn, trendy and season appropriate garbs, they price and sell them. You can then nab store credit or cash back. (You get 50% of the retail value of your clothing in store credit or 35% of the retail value of your clothing in cash) You are not only going green and being environmentally friendly, you can make some extra cash or become a trend setting fashionista as often as you want. I highly recommend that you check it out. For more information about crossroads or to find a location near you, please go to : crossroadstrading.com! 

Happy Shopping!