Thursday, June 21, 2012

Who, What, When & Wear: June 21-24, 2012

PARTY! Luxe File showcases three must-attend events and a selection of style and beauty picks to help you stand out and turn heads.

What: Pride: Deconstructed

Where: Room & Board; 55 E. Chicago AvenueChicagoIllinois

When: Thursday, June 21, 2012; 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Cost: $70 in advance; $80 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 773-248-5200, ext. 303 or click HERE.

4-1-1: Just in time for Pride weekend, Chicago House hosts its annual auction and cocktail reception featuring the artwork and one-of-kind birdhouses designed by some of the city’s leading artists. Monies raised from this event will go towards help and housing for individuals and families affected by AIDS and HIV-related illnesses.

What We Recommend You Wear: If birds of a feather flock together, take your inspiration from the birds themselves. Keep things light and lovely with feathers and bird-motif clothing and accents.


Ann Demeulemeester

Pade Vavra

What: Oak Street Summer Block Party

When: Saturday, June 23; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Oak StreetChicago

Cost: Free. For more information or a complete list of special offers and in-store events, click HERE

4-1-1: It’s fun to be the first at anything. Mixing fashion trends and music with gastronomic delights, the Oak Street Council first annual Oak Street Summer Block Party will feature a who’s who of local artists, tarot card readers, live music and finger-lickin’ cuisine from Chicago's popular food trucks. 

We Recommend You Wear: Rock your glamorous side with bright colors and cool, comfortable pieces.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Sam Edelman


What: An Evening with Reese Witherspoon

When: Saturday, June 23; 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

4-1-1: Hosted by Alexander Payne, Academy Award-winning producer of The Descendents, guests of Gene Siskel Film Center's annual benefit will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and an intimate evening with one of Hollywood's most illustrious leading ladies, Reese Witherspoon. Ms. Witherspoon will also be presented with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Film Award.

Where: Ritz-Carlton Chicago; 160 E. Pearson, ChicagoIllinois

Cost: Tickets start at $400; tables start at $5,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 312-846-2072 or click HERE.

We Recommend You Wear: Whether she's stepping out in a  sleek sheathe or a pretty silhouette, Reese Witherspoon always makes a refreshing style statement. Win "Best Dressed" with a smoldering mix of sultry essentials and golden touches.

1. Black Silk Chiffon Layered Jeweled Gown. A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz
2. Jewelled Party Box Bag. ZARA
3. "Lady Sings the Blues" Glitter Polish. Deborah Lippmann
4. Extreme Party Mascara. Bobbi Brown
5. Africa Satin & Fringed Crochet Sandals. Brian Atwood

Written by Kerry & Sally Shorr

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