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[Chicago Fashion Event] Eclectic Chique Boutique hosts a Dream Chaser!

Join me on Dec.10th for emerging designer Shani Brown’s debut of her women’s contemporary clothing line True Blessyn. I’ve had the privilege and the honor of not only meeting this amazing woman first hand, but to browse her collection’s look book and these four words immediately came to mind: “I Want It All!!”  
Shani will be showcasing her debut with a trunk show of her Fall 2011 sweatshirt collection as well as a preview of her Spring 2012 collection.  This is all being hosted by the fashion forward and chic Eclectic Chique Boutique.  As if shopping an amazing collection wasn’t enough, you can enjoy Dream Chaser cupcakes from the delicious food truck Cupcakes for Courage, a hot cocoa bar, a gift with purchase and a chance to win True Blessyn merchandise.
Chicago Fashionistas & Trend-Setters, you don’t want to miss out on this debut.  Not only are you getting a chance to shop for one-of-a-kind super chic pieces, but you will be helping out an amazing charity at the same time.
Hope to see all of you there!

[Chicago Fashion Event] "Art in Fashion Extravaganza" at Latino Fashion Week

2011 marked the 5th Anniversary of a week long celebration honoring and highlighting Latino fashion. This year’s theme, “By Latinos, For Everyone”, was a keen reminder that although Latino fashion is created & designed by Latino designers, it’s produced with every shopper in mind.

I had the priviledge of attending the finale runway show, “Art in Fashion Extravaganza”, featuring the collections of national and international designers such as Jorge de la Habana, Paco Mayorga, and Tamaris Rubio. Lourdes Duarte, WGN-TV anchor & reporter, hosted the finale runway show. The show was definitely a culmination of all of the amazing and talented works of art that were showcased throughout the week.

The one who stole the show for me was Tamaris Rubio.  Her amazing use of a bold and colorful print, mixed with great attention to detail were immediate “wow” factors for me.  She completely solidified my love for her collection with the great fluid feminine silhouettes of each of her pieces coupled with the amazing drapey and liquid fabrics she used.  Out of all of her looks that hit the runway I could not help but be in ruffle envy!  Apparently ruffles are back in a huge way and are more chic & elegant than ever.

Who else is going to join me in being one of the first to champion ruffles for Spring/Summer 2012?

Tamaris Rubio, SP/SU ’12 Latino Fashion Week

Check out my Tumblr for more photos from Tamaris Rubio’s collection as well as photos of Jorge de la Habana & Paco Mayorga’s collections shown at Latino Fashion Week: http://chistylemaven.tumblr.com/