Monday, October 15, 2012

PARTY CRASHER: Oct 15-19, 2012

Nicole Jarecz's Party Girl

Fashion Week in Chicago is officially underway and after weeding through all the event emails and exclusive invites, our inner style director has us shouting, "Let's get this (fashion) show on the road!". Here, the editors of Luxe File Chicago round up their favorite fêtes for the week! #fashionweekrocks

Monday, October 15, 2012

What: Night at the Museum
Where: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive
When: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$$$: $50 (General Admission); $100 (VIP ticket). Discounts are available. For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
4-1-1: Kicking off Fashion Focus Chicago (October 15-21), a week-long fashion promenade of top designers and elegant fashion shows, Night at the Museum will feature non-stop cocktail and hors d’oeuvres pairings, live music, and a stylish showdown between 20 local design-lebrities appropriately titled “FASHION WARS”. Proceeds benefit Atia's Project Ladybug and Flashes of Hope.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What: NEXT Fashion Chicago 2012
Where: Germania Place, 108 W. Germania Place
When: 6:30 p.m. (VIP Cocktail Reception); 8:00 p.m. (Fashion Show); 9:00 p.m. (After-Party)
$$$: $20.00 – $500.00. For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE
4-1-1: Marketing for this Rose Mandel/Marco Foster collaboration has been asking us “Are you ready?” When it comes to catwalks and cocktails, our answer is a resounding “When are we not?” In addition to the fashion, food, and spirits, guests with a penchant for doing good will also be contributing to a great cause - a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit PAWS Chicago. 

What: “The Immaculate One” benefitting the American Cancer Society
Where: The Murphy Auditorium, 50 E. Erie Street
When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
4-1-1: $25 (General Admission); $75 (Platinum); $100 (VIP). For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE
Why: A dizzying night of cocktails, music and glamour featuring two fashion shows showcasing Maison de LaCour’s Spring 2013 Collection and the brand’s new ready-to-wear line, MDLC. We just wish all our cocktails came with a tax-deductible price tag.

What: Allium Beta Beer Launch
Where: Allium at Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place
When: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$$$: Free. For more info, call Four Seasons Hotel at 312-799-4900.
4-1-1: Farm-to-table worshipers who adore Executive Chef Kevin Hickey’s award-winning American cuisine now have something new to toast: a hard-bodied Belgian ale brewed with sugar beets, cinnamon, and bay leaves guaranteed to knock your cashmere socks off. In addition to brew sampling, guests will also be treated to samples of Allium’s fall menu, which includes Wagyu short-rib sliders and pretzel-and-foie gras bites.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What: Chicago Fashion Incubator Presented by Macy's
Where: Fashion Focus Tent, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street
When: 6:00 p.m. (VIP Cocktail Reception); 7:30 p.m. (Fashion Show)
$$$: $35 (General Admission); $95 (VIP). For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE
4-1-1: When we hear "incubator", we think cute cuddly newborns. When we hear "Designers of the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI) presented by Macy's", we think there's six style setters we want to meet right now. Hosted in Chicago's famed Millennium Park, guests will be treated to a Megan Taylor-DJ'd runway show showcasing the Spring '13 collections of CFI's 2012 designers-in-residence and alumni. Dress code insists you come dressed in your favorite fashion duds. No lab coats allowed.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What: Envision
Where: The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street
When: 5:30 p.m. (Cocktail Reception); 7:30 p.m. (Fashion Show); 8:30 p.m. (After-Party)
$$$: $325 (General Admission); $500 (VIP). For more info or to buy tickets click HERE.
4-1-1: When the alarms aren’t going off in your fashion vault, then it’s time to get back to basics. Enter The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center’s 86th Annual Fashion Show, featuring a legal lineup of the best fall confections from Frances Heffernan, Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta Children and more.

Friday, October 19, 2012

What: VIPink Chicago
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Avenue
When: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$$$: $65 per person; $100 for two. For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
4-1-1: Go for the open bar and stay for the power-schmoozing with the city’s top do-gooders, socialites, celebrities, and hunky athletes. Need a style tip? Dress flirty and wear, you guessed it…pink.

What: SOiree CHICago
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
When: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$$$: Free. RSVP to For more info, click HERE.
4-1-1: Carrie and Big. Pamela and Tommy. We love a great (hot mess) duo, and when it comes to making a bold statement, Chicago designers Thierry Roger and Ellie Thompson are a match made in fashion heaven.

Written by Kerry & Sally Shorr 

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