Friday, November 6, 2009


At long, long last, here's a recap of my weekend trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. As I mentioned before, designer Christina Fan invited me to attend the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion Show. Christina was not only gorgeous (she belonged up on that runway, too!), but also very cool and very kind. We talked a lot about Chicago's place in the fashion world. As a Midwestern blogger, I was glad to get a taste of the Windy City's style scene, which was glamorous but more accessible than New York's.

Christina Fan (second from right) poses with some of her models.

This was the first "real" fashion show I have ever attended, complete with a never-ending runway and towering models. I was accompanied by one of my best friends and former college roomie as well as Lucrecia of Fashion is Poison.

Photo by Billy Rood.

Christina's line, C/FAN, opened the show with a bang. Her Spring 2010 collection exudes effortless elegance. The luxurious silk crepe de chine pieces are clean and simple but display keen attention to detail and playful use of color. One of my favorite aspects of the line is its wearability. With the right accessories, the dresses could go from the office to a casual weekend look to a more formal evening affair. With the pompadour-esque hair, blingy jewelry and strappy sandals, Christina gave her pieces an edgy feel for the show...

Photo by Billy Rood.

Photo by Billy Rood.

Photo by Billy Rood.

Photo by Billy Rood.

Besides the fashion show, we did some Chicago sightseeing and had brunch with Tavi of Style Rookie.

Being touristy.

Me, Tavi, Lucrecia, Christina.


Unknown said...

Love it all! Simple yet funky, thanks for sharing!! Great blog by the way ;)

K said...

I love the last dress! It looks so easy to wear and soooo comfy. How cool you got to go see all this in person and hang with the designer!

style-magnet said...

AW I'M JEALOUS WHERE WAS I?! Haha, you girls look fantastic.


You looked great at the show! (Suz) said...

i love the hair!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Looks like you had a great time, love the outfit! I lived in Chicago for a couple years, I miss it!

Megan said...

those group photos are so nice, everyone looks so happy.
I love your style!

GiGi said... kind of (home) town.
can't wait to get back there next week.

you look a-dorb's btw.

Anonymous said...

i love your jacket! great sleeves!

your blog is amazing! would you like to trade links?

San Francisco Stylephile said...

How fun! Great shots of the city, too!

[smash] said...

Very cool. Glad you had a fun time! I think you're fab.