November 2, 2011 |
Looking for a quick hit on Latino Fashion Week? Here are three offerings that caught RedEye's eye for who - or what - was being featured. ERIN VOGEL IS A REDEYE INTERN. Zoe Damacela The 19-year-old Chicago designer will be honored with the AWSUM award. For those keeping score at home, that's the Amazing Wonderful Super Unique Me prize. Alicia Estrada The woman behind the vintage-inspired Stop Staring! label will bring her collection to Chicago. She has dressed celebrities such as Chloe Sevigney, Dita Von Teese and Zooey Deschanel.
July 24, 2012
Michigan Avenue and Oak Street are two of the city's most popular strips for window-shopping, but some of downtown's best boutiques are tucked among galleries and restaurants on the streets of River North. Expect an impressive selection of designer threads, with pricetags to match. Start your trip in front of the glossy red façade and massive circular windows of Ikram (15 E. Huron St. 312-587-1000). This women's boutique features jewelry and clothing hand-selected by local fashion legend Ikram Goldman, known for outfitting Michelle Obama for the 2009 inauguration and other...
January 11, 2013 |
Envy Michelle Obama's wardrobe? Her favorite designer is making the first lady's style a bit more accessible. Jason Wu, the designer behind her 2008 inaguaration gown, has launched a contemporary line called Miss Wu, sold exclusively at Nordstrom. “Having the first lady as a fan and a client is pretty amazing and inspiring,” Wu said. “I've really enjoyed dressing her, I hope she keeps wearing my clothes.” Wu was in Chicago on Thursday promoting the new line, and we caught up with him at Michigan Avenue's Nordstrom.
January 4, 2012 |
Here's some news about a show I'm now even more excited to see: BBC America's original drama "Copper" has found its lead actors. Tom Weston-Jones, who has starred in "MI-5," will play Irish-American copper Kevin Corcoran in the series set in 1860s New York City. Kyle Schmid ("Blood Ties," the recenetly aired "Three Inches" pilot for Syfy) stars as Robert Morehouse, Corcoran's friend and the son of a Manhattan aristocrat. Anastasia Griffith ("Royal Pains," "Damages") plays Elizabeth Haverford, whom I'm guessing is a love interest.
June 14, 2012 |
Philip Tadros is one busy man. In addition to opening Bow Truss Coffee Roasters (2934 N. Broadway) later this month, the entrepreneur behind Dollop, Kickstand Espresso bar and numerous other businesses has partnered with local brewer and designer Eric McNeil to turn his home brewing hobby into yet another serious business to add to his investment portfolio. “[McNeil has] a whole line of beautiful beers, and he has beautiful illustrations and artwork that he does himself and that he taps other illustrators to do,” Tadros explained.
December 19, 2013 |
EAT Wing Night Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204 Chicken wing choices abound with homemade sauce options including Belly Fire, Domaine DuPage BBQ, Georgia Mustard BBQ, Ginger Sesame Soy, Spicy BBQ and - for the truly adventurous - Burn Your Face Off. Order a pound for $9, two pounds for $17 or three pounds for $26. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Feast of the Seven Fishes J. Rocco 749 N. Clark St. 312-475-0271...