Top: Calvin Klein (similar here) | Blazer: White House Black Market (similar here) | Pants: 89th & Madison (similar here) | Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger (similar here)| Bag: TjMaxx (similar here) |Scarf (similar here) | Sunglasses: Versace
Hello my lovely readers!!!
Last week I had an amazing opportunity to attend the Chicago Fashion Week. I received the invitation just a couple of days before I went on my glamping trip so, you can imagine my excitement of being able to dress up to attend one of the most coveted events in the fashion industry, in addition to some mild anxiety of having to come back home to having no outfit in mind. The outfit just kind of happened, after I spotted this amazing top at the store. The ruffle bell sleeves instantly caught my eye, and the vertical stripes reminded me of the 70’s chic era, something Jackie O. would have been spotted in. I knew I had to have it.
As I was browsing through the store these pants really stood out to me because of their color, and when I placed the shirt next to the pants I knew that this was going to be the look. However the whole outfit did not come together until I got home and started trying on different coats. Standing in front of the mirror staring at the black Tommy Hilfiger coat. NO! I look like I am going to a business meeting. The pink coat and the gold buttons peaking through the hangers and other jackets in the closet looked like it would be a perfect fit. The pink really brightens the look and the gold buttons add a beautiful glamorous detail. The neckline on the shirt was too high, so to break it up and to bring balance to the look, from looking too top heavy I tied this amazing scarf around my neck.
The scarfs are one of my favorite accessories lately. They make you look super chic and instantly slimmer. If that is not the reason to wear them, then what is? To complete the look I went for the brown pumps which have a super cute tassel detail. Brown was just a natural choice for me since the pants are brown, and I wanted to keep the look unified. For the bag I went with a pink velvet mini satchel. The pink color compliments the jacket nicely, and the velvet adds a touch of chicness and glamour which completes this look.
I read an article not too long ago, which criticized bloggers caring more about what they wore to a show than the designs they are there to see. I completely disagree with that article. Attending fashion shows is about seeing what the designers have created and the new collections for the next season, but it is also about discovering personal style as well. I love to see what other bloggers are wearing and what is currently trending. Also it is fun to see how other everyday people like bloggers and buyers integrate some of these trend that you see on the runways into their everyday lives. So, for me putting effort in looking stylish is as important, as going to see the shows.
Ever since my college days when I studied fashion design, I have been wanting to attend a fashion show, and this year my dreams came true. Not only did I attend the fashion show, but I was stoked that I was given the backstage access. I admire the designers and the work they put into designing a collection. So, to be able to see the behind the scenes of all the hustle and bustle of what it takes to have a model walk out was an amazing experience. There were many beautiful designs and collections, however one particular collection caught my eye as the models made their way down the runway was La Moda Munze by Dragana Bubic. As you can see in the pictures above, every single design was out of this world beautiful. She is truly a master of her craft. These weren’t ordinary designs these were masterpieces that could only be seen in Vogue and other high fashion magazines. Her work definitely stood out from the rest. As someone who studied fashion design I can tell you, I can now appreciate the details so much more than before. When you know what it takes to create a garment, you can spot those details so much better. The work and every detail that Dragana had on her dresses and coats were that of a master tailor. Dragana Bubic without a doubt is the best designer in Chicago.
I am so glad that I had this opportunity to attend the fashion week, and am so happy to report to you that because of designers like Dragana Bubic, Chicago is now on it’s way of become the next fashion capital.