standard June 10, 2015 6 responses

bucketfeet - 17Last night I attended the press release party for the new Bucketfeet store in Bucktown (1647 N. Damen). This is the fourth company store company located in the heart of Bucktown/Wicker Park and the space is so open and welcoming. I love the concept of the company; giving artists opportunities to share their art worldwide. You can read some of the artists’ stories at the store or on the blog.

The concept started a few years ago when Co-Founder Aaron Fierstein designed a pair of shoes and gave them to Co-Founder Raja Nemani. From there, the rest is history and what turned out is a community of people supporting artists and spreading messages that art is really for everyone. You too can be a Bucketfeet designer by submitting your work online or in-store.

I did walk away with an awesome pair of sneakers and I can’t wait to wear them. Here’s a sneak peak. The grand opening is Thursday at 6:30, so if you’re in the area stop by!

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Les Néréides

standard May 20, 2015 4 responses

les-nereidesLes Néréides has officially opened in Chicago! This is the first store in America (located in Block 37 on State Street) bringing the luxury of French designer costume jewelry to the States. The grand opening party was a lot of fun and it was really hard to not walk away with everything.

Les Néréides jewelry is very unique – both handmade and hand painted with extraordinary attention to fine details. The boutique has such a sweet and delicate ambiance to it and the pretty pieces are simply magical, imaginative and one-of-a-kind. A fun fact about Les Néréides is that the name derives from Greek Mythology in which the Néréides were the sea nymph daughters of Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea. When grouped together, the Néréides have the power to reinvent themselves.

Check back in tomorrow to see which beautiful piece I walked away with.

les-nereidesles-nereidesles-nereidesles-nereidesles-nereidesles-nereides les-nereides*A special shout out to Les Néréides & SkirtPR for a wonderful brunch event.