Where Art Meets Fashion

standard December 12, 2016 Leave a response

A few weeks back, I attended “The Collection: Where Art Meets Fashion” launch party at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. The Collection, public art throughout the center featuring contemporary artwork, has been around since 2013, but now The Collection features nationally and internationally renowned artists and rotating exhibitions three times a year. Click here to see the artists that are currently featured. Macerich has poured in over one million dollars to support the program which is amazing for the arts. President Edward C. Coppola, of Macerich, has stated that the new art program will help reinforce our commitment to providing Macerich shoppers with a unique experience and help establish Fashion Outlets of Chicago as a true cultural destination. Which has been establishing itself the last couple of years in the Chicagoland area.

I had such a fun time at the event because it combined all my favorite activities all under one roof: art, fashion and food. Below are a few shots from the event. The Fashion Outlets of Chicago is a great place to visit, especially on chilly days, because they truly have so many things to do there. It’s easy to get to from the city and you can definitely spend a lot of time shopping, eating, art gazing, etc. I’ll keep you updated when new artists are rotating though, but in the meantime, if anybody needs a shopping/art buddy let me know and I’ll meet ya there 😉

Rosemont Fall 2016 Happenings

standard October 20, 2016 Leave a response

Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening @ Fashion Outlets of Chicago 

nordstrom rack grand openingThe new Nordstrom Rack store at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago has officially opened! I had so much fun at the opening event and you seriously can’t beat the amazing finds and deals. The addition of Nordstrom Rack, makes the Fashion Outlets of Chicago one of the only two outlet shopping centers in the United States with every outlet anchor store located onsite. How cool is that?! I may be biased because Nordstrom Rack is seriously my favorite store, but I highly recommend checking out this location. mini hot dogs delightful kate spade clutch in black friends in a mirror selfie drinking coke

With Jesi of Pepperminting 🙂

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Disturbia: Screams in the Park

disturbia screams in the park skeleton entranceHalloween is quickly approaching and if you love a good scream, make sure to experience Disturbia: Screams in the Park. It’s in the basement of MB Financial Park, so it’s already creepy that you have to go to an empty parking garage. Disturbia features 20,000 square feet of terror with more than 35 rooms. Make sure you stretch before you go because you’ll need to run away from some creatures! Disturbia is now open and will close the weekend of November 4th and 5th with complete darkness. General admission tickets are $25 per person Sundays through Thursdays and $30 per person Fridays and Saturdays. VIP tickets, which allow ticketholders quicker access and less wait time for the haunt, are also available for $40 per person. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more at www.grouptix.net. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at www.disturbiascreams.com. Tickets can also be purchased on-site.
Peggy standing next to some skeletons at disturbia screams in the park Peggy in a scary parking garage underneath disturbia screams in the park

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“THE COLLECTION”

Where Art Meets Fashion

And last, but not least, “THE COLLECTION” at Fashion Outlets of Chicago is launching the first week of November with the unveiling of a newly commissioned work by Carlos Rolón/Dzine. A Chicago artist and 2016 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Award for Painting and Sculpture, Rolón has been recognized for his elaborately crafted paintings, ornate sculptures and works that come out of American, Latino and uniquely based subcultures. His newest work will be located in front of Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store and Tory Burch on level two of the shopping center. In addition, the first of “THE COLLECTION’s” rotating mobile exhibitions, changing three times a year, will also be revealed. Curated by Director and Founder of Johalla Projects Anna Cerniglia, the exhibition—on view through February—will feature the work of Aimée Beaubien, Kate McQuillen and Jeroen Nelemans.

The Rolón commission joins the work of eight artists currently included in Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s contemporary art collection. Artists include Daniel Arsham, Bhakti Baxter, Jim Drain, Cody Hudson, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Kenton Parker, Bert Rodriguez and Jen Stark. The artwork, both painted murals and hanging installations, can be found throughout the shopping center’s common areas and will continue to be on display for patrons to enjoy. Can’t wait to check out the new art installations!

Swagger

standard August 22, 2016 Leave a response

Swagger - 10How beautiful is this Swagger Coach handbag?! It’s seriously a piece of artwork and quite possibly the most beautiful handbag in my collection. I can’t believe I have already found my fall handbag, mostly because I can’t believe fall is upon us. When did that happen? And when did it become sweater weather already, Chicago?! Yesterday was a bit chilly, but I’m hoping we still have some summer days left! The new school year official starts tomorrow as well, so it’s time to get back to a regular routine. So long summer.. I had a blast and I can’t wait to see you again..Swagger - 1 Swagger - 11 Swagger - 4 Swagger - 5 Swagger - 6 Swagger - 7 Swagger - 8 Swagger - 2 Swagger - 3 Swagger - 9Coach c/o: Swagger Handbag // Zara: Skirt (option) // Loft: Sweater (option) & Sunglasses // Banana Republic: Shoes (option) // Essie Nailpolish: Butler Please and Ruffles & Feathers

Photography: Eleni of Limani Designs
*Thank you Coach for collaborating with me on this post. All opinions are my own.

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