ever wanted to go to a party at a hair salon? I didn’t even know I wanted to but I realized I did on Wednesday night.
Sponsored by StyleCaster, Teddie Kossof Salon, SecondCityStyle, Sebastian Professional and ChicagoStreetStyle this networking event brought together a wonderful group of women, all decked out in amazing clothing, and ready to get glamed up. O! and did we!
That’s right. This is the best part: You could get your hair styled by one of the stylists from Teddie Kossof Salon… while sippin wine and jammin to dance tunes…
My stylist was Mindy. She is awesome. She got her inspiration from my vintage sailor inspired outfit and went retro. I went from having a high bun to a faux-bob with retro waves in the front. reallly amazing! and it took ten minutes. it was so dramatic that when i got home everyone thought i cut my hair.
the other great part was meeting new friends.
It was wonderful to meet Francia from Chicago Blogger Network and Meghan and Abbie from Stylecasters. the ladies rock. I even had a chat with Amy from Chicago Street Style. keeping it low key.
yes, oddly this event was in the suburbs but it was totally worth it. The Teddy Kossof Salon is an awesome space (it has 2 floors and over 30 stylists) and the stylists are amazing. worth the drive.
(pssst! win a gift certificate if your the first to comment on this post!)
yup! this stylejuncture event was a total success! cheers to starting the weekend early and right!
I live in a small town, needless to say we hang at my friend’s houses most of the time, there’s nothing more to do, except go to the bar and that gets boring. While at one of their houses I noticed this awesome paper dress:
I asked my friend what it was and she said: Fashion Origami! I thought it was so cool. I hate origami, mostly because I suck at it. Here is the shirt I made and the shirt my friend made:
See what I mean?
However, I really like the idea, it’s a way to spend time clearing your mind and focusing on making something creative. As a grad school student I really appreciate whenever I can be creative.
This is the brand that my friend had. It costs about $12 plus shipping and brings a lot of already cut paper and the instructions. Below is my friend’s collection… that green bow-tie piece is actually supposed to be a bra…
Of course, this also has an effect or maybe reflects trends already present in fashion. This blog has a good sample of this connection http://ajurettemagablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/origami-inspired-fashion-designs.html
And for an everyday sense of how to bring origami into our lives here’s an awesome pic from London Fashion week…get inspired!
pic from: http://blog.stylesight.com/street/sculptural-style/attachment/london-fashion-week-fw-12-sculptural-fashion-origami-minimalism-120
Since I think most of us would agree we would rather be a whale than a mermaid it reminded me of one of my favorite items on Etsy. I have had this saved in my favorites for over a year now. This bracelet is made by Mary Beth Heishman of I Adorn U. This bracelet is brass and says Best Friends. One for you and one for your friend. It is also available in silver and you can have the bracelets customized with your names for no extra charge.
If you don’t wear bracelets she also has necklaces. My favorite is this silver Amies which is French for friends.
The Bay Area has hard to predict weather. Summer doesn’t start until September and then it starts raining. Oh! The rain! I had never experienced such debilitating rain in my life before I moved to Oakland. It will seriously rain for a couple hours in the morning and then sometime in the afternoon it’s 75 degrees out and you need to change your outfit.
You could wear a variance of all of these items throughout the day:
As well as clothing, your taste and cravings for food will vary throughout the day. I could go from craving a bowl of hot steamy kimchi stew to a deluxe double scoop of sweet cream ice cream.