Almost time for FASHION FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!

Almost time for FASHION FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!

October literally is just 2 weeks away!!! AUGHGGHHHH!!! What are we going to wear to the prestigious Fashion Focus events??? Which events are we going to??? As a stress reliever to you, I am listing out a few events BEFORE and DURING Fashion Focus to get you all excited for what’s to come!!!!

Rosina Mae Fashion Presentation & KickStarter Launch Party, Thursday Sept. 20 from 9-11pm

Taking place at Hydrate Nightclub @ 3458 N. Halsted in Chicago, this fashion show is highlighting her Spring/Summer 2013 collection.  Even though this event is free, there is a link at her website, for Kickstarter, to raise money to help this one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly swimsuit designer create her next collections. Put on those party shoes and make this designer’s next collection a reality.

Plus, Fit & Fabulous, Saturday September 29th from 12:30-2:30pm

Join plus blogger Janeida R of and Blair Chic Boutique in promoting healthier lifestyles for all  plus size divas. Tickets are $10 which includes a demo and sample of a Fat2Flaca’s healthy recipes, and some heart pumping Zumba by Stephanie G. Zumba for an HOUR long session!!!! This fun, and healthy event is taking place at the Blair Chic Boutique at 1343 Ashland in Chicago. Get those sneakers on and get tickets here.

Night at the Museum, Monday October 15 from 7-11pm

An Official fashion focus event, spend the night sipping cocktails, enjoying desserts, viewing a fashion show while having FULL access to the nature museum. General admission tickets are $50 and include TONS such as; cocktails, appetizers, desserts, fashion show, and all access to the Nature Museum. VIP are $100 and include a Private reception from 6-730PM, 1-year Nature Museum membership, and a $100 Facial at Leah Chavie Skin Care Boutique (you literally get your money back….TOTALLY worth it!!). Get your tickets here!!Event is taking place at the Nature Museum at 2430 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago.

NEXT FASHION CHICAGO 2012, Tuesday October 16 from 6:30-10:30pm

Mandel Productions and Marco Foster are hosting thisfull-scale theatrical style runway presentation featuring the cities finest designers such as Fraley Le, complimented by several fashionable stores and boutiques. Another plus is that Next Fashion Chicago 2012 is a proud supporter of PAWS Chicago, donating a portion of the event’s proceeds. There will also be a special PAWS Chicago presentation during the show. This fab event is hosted by Marco Foster and the ever popular Candace Jordan. This stellar event is taking place at the Germania  Place at 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago. Get your tickets here.

The Designers of the Chicago Fashion Incubator, Wednesday October 17 from 6pm-10pm.

The Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street is a not-for-profit organization that supports new and emerging Chicago-based designers allowing them to showcase their talent on the stage of Fashion Focus. The six current designers in residence Current 2012 Designers in Residence, RFD by Rachel Frank, Sarah Church, Elizabeth Smith Fashions, Lagi Nadeau, Christina Karin, and Blank Nation Apparel. Alumni such as Cettina will also be featured. Event is taking place at the Millennium Park Chase Promenade North at 201 E. Randolph St in Chicago. Tickets are only $35, while VIP are $95 which includes a VIP reception at 6pm. Get your tickets here.

Fashion Takes Flight, Thursday October 18 from 6-10pm

Presented by Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and VitaminWater, this runway features designers such as J. Cheikh and also serves as the grand finale of the fifth annual Mario, Make Me a Model program. This year’s winner will be revealed after the competition’s five finalists have completed their final challenge — walking the runway among professional models. This fun event takes place at Millennium Park Chase Promenade North 201 E. Randolph St in Chicago. Tickets are $35 for general admission and VIP are $95. Get your tickets here.

The Art of Fashion 2012, Friday October 19 from 6-11pm.

This stellar runway show will preview contemporary to couture Spring 2013 collections of accomplished Chicago designers and fashion lines such as my fave Lara Miller. This luxurious event also features cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and goodie bags valued at over $250 for early VIP ticket buyers. Taking place at the Millennium Park Chase Promenade North at 201 E. Randolph st in Chicago, tickets, such as the other Fashion Focus events are $35 general admission and $95 for VIP. Get your tickets here.

Fashion Forward, Fashion Focus 2012 Saturday October 20 from 7-10pm

Finally a FREE EVENT!!! A featured event of Fashion Focus 2012 – come and enjoy a fabulous runway and entertainment event which fills out Chicago’s fashion week portfolio of industry events! RSVP here. Taking place at The Chicago Fashion Market at 216 South Jefferson Street in Chicago.

Fusion, Fashion Week in Chicago, Sunday October 21 from 2-4pm

Fashion Week in Chicago presents FUSION, featuring Elda de la Rosa, Arlo Menswear & Horacio Nieto Spring/Summer 2013 Collections. Reception at 2:oopm Fashion Show at 3:oopm Hosting the event will be Susanna Negovan, of the Sun-Times & Liqour Sponsored by EC Charro Tequila. ALL tickets are ONLY $25 here and includes an open-bar reception and first-come seating for the show.


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