fashion

Meet Borris Powell, Chicago’s King Couture

Designer Borris Powell has always been a bit of a maverick. Born and raised Piedmont, Alabama, Powell hails came from what he calls a very talented athletic family right in the heart of sports country. Despite being blessed with the gift of speed, Auburn football …

Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama Fashion Rocks

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The evening started with fashionistas buzzing along the red carpet outside of Harris Theatre for Music and Dance — a bright spot on Chicago’s performing arts community. The bouncers held back sharply dressed ticket holders whom were awaiting the 2014 Macy’s Glamorama event: a night …

If the shoe fits

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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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer hair 101: your summer hairstyle guide

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Each season celebrities and models strut down the runways wearing the latest fashion and beauty trends that inspire women everywhere. Every fashionable woman knows that getting the most sought-out dress or top isn't enough. Hair can be your best accessory and if styled correctly, can …

Made in Chicago shop offers local fashion for every shape, size

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As I walk the Made in Chicago shop — a space reminiscent of the doctor’s office it once was — busy designers hide in small “examination rooms,” working tirelessly to turn their spaces into mini boutiques. The finished shop opens Saturday at 44 E. Grand …