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Rachel Roy Graces Macy’s Chicago

Fashion designer, Rachel Roy made a personal appearance last night at the  Macy’s, Chicago location, to unveil her new line RACHEL.  The event had a very nice mixture of a crowd (i.e. fashionistas, cool kids, etc.)  I meet a fellow fashion blogger, Rachel Yeomans, who happened to have scored a great interview with Rachel Roy (that’s the back of her head in all the images).

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

You can tell that from the pieces shown that Rachel had a fun time creating this line.  As described in the papermag lookbook that was distributed at the event, Rachel mentions that her new line is inspired by the woman who is the younger sister to the Rachel Roy collection; that style is anything that can make you tell your story through how you present yourself; and that every girl should have killer heels, a LBD, and cardis in their closet.   Well what will definitely be in my closet are the velvet-black overalls (which you can see in the slideshow below) and the velvet 24 hour mini dress

Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

Aside from very nicely crafted clothing, DJ A-Cup ( love the name) was there to provide the tunes while looking stylishly coiffed herself. Food (blue cheese burgers and fries and champagne ) were served by several AF (Abercrombie & Fitch) looking cuties.

DJ A-Cup

DJ A-Cup

Thought I’d end this post with a gorgeous image of Chicago architecture and how lovely of a day it was in Chicago.  Shopping only made it better.

Chicago - My Kinda Town

Chicago - My Kinda Town

Check out some pieces from Rachel’s line in the slideshow below:

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The Smartest Lady in the Room: Barbara Glass

Barbara Glass

Barbara Glass

I’ve started a new section within the Qlixlist blog, one that I like to call “The Smartest Lady/Gent in the Room”, and what better way to start it off then profiling a dear friend of mine Barbara Glass.  I worked with Barbara for about a year as a wardrobe stylist for your weekly fashion segment on NBC5 Chicago’s Fashion Five with Barbara Glass.  I learned alot about the fashion industry and working with a variety of personalities in general from working with Barbara.  The experiences and people in the industry she’s encountered could be a novel within itself.  I remember seeing the abundance of photos with celebrities she knew in her office.  I always thought in her younger years she reminded me of Diane von Furstenberg during the Studio 54 days.

Barbara Glass

Barbara Glass

Barbara Glass, though no longer doing Fashion Five with Barbara Glass, is still a respectable fashion contributor within the fashion industry, along with a myriad of other stylish duties such as, motivational speaker, mentor to Chicago’s up-coming designer talent, image consultant, and now she can put prolific blogger to her list.  Check out her new blog, Barbara Glass.

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Fashion’s even taking over Penguin books.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Scarlet Letter

Scarlet Letter

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

I love the classics just a well as any English chap, therefore I was just amazed when I read that Penguin Books had commissioned to illustrate the covers of three favorite classics of mine (Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlett Letter, and Wuthering Heights) —Ruben Toledo.  Now any fashion illustration aficionado knows of the world-renowned Mr. Toledo and his work.  Kudos to Penguin Books for thinking “outside the box” in illustrating their Couture Classics series.

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