Wednesday, March 30, 2011





Another promising Pluto Dance Party with Sisterman, DJ Jean Shorts, DJ Smooth & Delicious, April and so many more, check out all the weirdos involved here. More info on their FB page.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

CHEZ MIGNON this Friday!

"An emergent group of Chicago’s finest independent fashion designers, artists and vendors of sustainable clothing present a lush and contemplative runway show of original springtime looks and second-hand pieces with Chez Mignon: A House of Pretty Things.

Inspired by warming weather, sustainable style and the restless interplay of Chicago’s independent creatives, A House of Pretty Things will engage the senses through fashion, photography and live music from some of the City’s most prolific young fashion designers and artistic voices.

Elastic Arts Gallery in Logan Square will host this event on Friday, April 1st from 7pm until 11:30pm. Chez Mignon may be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for independent insight and ingenuity in art and fashion."

Spring designs by Dollparts, Alidade and Caroline Borucki
Photography by Shannon Driscoll, Rebecca Lyon, Finley J., AlderEgo, Bodywallet and Carmen Onida
Live music by Sewing Pattern and Deep Deep Diver

WHERE: Elastic Arts Foundation, 2830 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd fl - right on top of Friendship restaurant, a couple of blocks west of the Logan Sq blue line station on Milwaukee, just west of Milwaukee and Diversey.

WHEN: Friday, April 1st, 7 – 11:30 pm

FREE / Complimentary refreshments



Michelle Dimitris is the designer responsible for Dollparts, a local clothing line created from recycled textiles including second-hand garments and materials picked up from thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets.

See below her studio and a bit more of the "delicate but not girly" collection she's about to launch at Elastic Arts Foundation this Friday April 1st:

Read more about the event "Chez Mignon: A House of Pretty Things" here.


Dilan Walpola is an accessory designer from NYC (he made the necklace he's wearing), check out his collection here. He's also about to launch his own clothing line.

Jean Therapy: Fell Good In Your Genes

WHAT: A fundraiser promoted by the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders at the designer denim shop DNA 2050. Enjoy an evening of complimentary drinks and desserts and receive a free raffle ticket to win a pair of designer jeans. Get 20% off all men's and women's denim, including Citizens of Humanity, AG, Joes Jeans, J Brand, Paige, Genetic, Fidelity, Hudson, Current Elliott, Nudie, & exclusives by Rockstar.

FEE: $18 / 2 tickets
$25 / 2 tickets at the door

WHERE: DNA 2050 - 900 Shops - 900 N. Michigan Ave., Level 3

WHEN: This Thursday March 31st from 7-9 pm

Purchase tickets at or call 312.357.4988 for more information.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


This and the next 4 posts were shot at Vintage Heaven last weekend. Thanks to all sellers and shoppers who made it such a fun place to shop.


Karyn is one of the beauties who sells at Vintage Heaven. She is also part of many events coming up, including "Chez Mignon: A House of Pretty Things" at Elastic on Friday April 1st and the 914 Trunk Show this weekend:

See more of Karyn's calendar here.


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