Posted on April 22, 2014
I’ve always been interested in fashion and tech. With so many new fashion apps coming on the market, I find that my screen is full of cute little icons telling me where to shop, how to tag my outfit, and what I should be buying next. The one thing I was missing? An app for my other loves…food and exploring the city. When I first heard about Sosh, it sounded too good to be true. I often get stuck in a rut of going to the same place over and over again, just because searching online for new places to trek around to can get overwhelming.
So what is Sosh? Sosh is an app that helps you seamlessly create adventures in your city, whether you want to explore new areas of your own neighborhood, or venture to a new part of town. The Sosh iPhone app acts as your personal concierge for your social life, assuring that you will never be bored.
When I first logged into the app, I was asked a few questions to help tailor my interests and filter out suggestions that I would not necessarily enjoy. Sosh continually updates itself to keep up with the trends, so we don’t have to. This is particularly great for me because I don’t have time to constantly be searching through the news or online for where I should be eating or what events are going on. Sosh helps keep me fresh and trying new places.
My top Sosh experiences so far? Sosh suggested “Geek Chic” for me last week. A private cocktail party and space show at the Adler Planetarium. It did not disappoint. Sosh also suggested that I try Headquarters, a “beercade.” Headquarters was a ton of fun, with arcade games and unique drinks. I highly recommend the “Motts cocktail.”
So, Sosh just launched last week in Chicago, and it’s become my new favorite icon on my phone. You can download it for yourself here.
With the nice weather finally starting to come around, I’ll be dragging my boyfriend around this weekend to check out new bar patios to hangout on. I currently have 14 bookmarked. Too many? Never.
Posted on April 21, 2014
Another day, another allegation of sexual propositions denied by Terry Richardson’s publicist. It seems that Richardson has a new law suit being thrown his way at least every few weeks, and this one is no different. Model Emma Appleton released a screen shot of a message Terry Richardson allegedly sent her yesterday, offering a Vogue shoot in exchange for sex. While this is disgusting, it has become the norm for these claims to surface, and for them to be swept right under the rug. In the last few months with more and more abusive stories coming to light, the media has picked up on the issue at hand. Richardson has been deemed “the world’s most fucked up fashion photographer,” and rightfully so.
Appleton quickly deleted her screen shot, previous tweets making jabs at the situation, and eventually her Twitter account all together. A Russian model confronted Richardson back in 2010, regarding his abuse and history of taking advantage of newer models because he can.
“The last assignment Terry Richardson had for U.S. Vogue appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future,” Hildy Kuryk, communications director for U.S. Vogue told TheWrap on Sunday.
So, looks like people are starting to take this seriously, as they should be. How much longer do you think the fashion world will put up with Terry and his womanizing ways?
Posted on April 18, 2014
Calling all fashionistas! Alice + Olivia just opened a brand new store on Michigan Avenue. As a long time Alice + Olivia fan, I am particularly excited about this. This is their 13th store in the US, and the 1,000 sq. ft. store has officially opened its doors today. The new boutique is adorned with a mural on the celling, original artwork designed by Stacey Bendet, brass fixtures and vintage furniture – a juxtaposition of Mid-century meets opulent finishes with strategically placed pops of color! With neighbors like Louis Vuitton, Chanel. and Gucci, they are definitely in good company. Have you checked out their playful, new boutique yet?
Alice + Olivia, 919 North Michigan Avenue. Phone: 312.273.1254
Posted on April 16, 2014
I didn’t always realize this, but Shopbop has a great sale section. The only downside? It can be a little overwhelming to go through. This is why I picked my favorites for you to shop!
Happy sale shopping!
1. Ruched Black Dress. 2. Trench Coat. 3. Gray Skinny Jeans. 4. Black Romper. 5. White Lace Dress. 6. Draw String Silk Pants. 7.Lobster Sweater. 8. Leather Sweat Pants. 9. Peplum Top. 10. Green Jumpsuit.
Posted on April 15, 2014
Chic comfort is the name of the game, and lately, I am all about it. During the week, I pack as much into every single day as possible, and the night usually ends with an event. While I love my fast paced life, I use the weekends to slow down and take a step back. This also means giving my feet a break from my beloved wedges and strappy Jimmy Choo sandals that I never seem to take off. My weekend style is casual, but never sloppy. I layer to the extreme, throw on zippered sweats, and a great pair of sneakers to run to brunch, or the farmers market, a meeting…wherever the day takes me. Wearing head to toe black is a no-brainer for me. However, Spring is just starting to peak its head around the corner, so out come the pops of color. My personal favorite right now is a bright solar blue pair by Adidas, called the Energy Boost 2.0., which you can easily pick up for yourself at Finish Line. They happen to match my favorite spring jacket, which makes it that much sweeter.
Photos: Kohl Murdock
Energy Boost 2.0, c/o Adidas and Finish Line.
Posted on April 15, 2014
Jimmy Choo had me temporarily hypnotized when I first laid eyes upon this bag. His bags and shoes have a fun, but polished esthetic that we could all use a little more of in our wardrobe. Choo decided it was about time to release a capsule collection based off of their Rodeo Drive store, and it embodies LA hype. Based off of his original plastic flap clutch, a big pair of red lips are now splashed across the front for an added punch. If this isn’t your new going out essential, I am at a loss for words.
Candy Clutch. Jimmy Choo, $1,095.00. JimmyChoo.com
Posted on April 13, 2014
Collecting hair tips has become dangerously close to a hobby of mine for the last few months as I keep switching up my braids and buns for messy waves and high ponytails. I recently read an excerpt from an interview with hair guru Rebekah Forecast, named as an ELLE “hair genius,” who primps Amber Heard, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Emily Mortimer just to name a few.
To get that beachy, bedhead look, she squeeze dries damp hair with a blow dryer on a low heat setting. She then uses Bumble & Bumble surf spray to add texture, and curls random pieces with a curling iron to define and refine ends.
Only have five minutes? If you already have product in your hair, wet it down a little. This helps to rejuvenate what is already in your hair, and you will be able to restyle in no time.
With the lazy days of summer close in sight, these tips can help you stay messily polished even in the 100 degree heat headed our way…or so we hope.
Posted on April 10, 2014
Posted on April 9, 2014