by Kikanza Harris
Combine one DJ, a pink carpet with picture-snapping paparazzi, cocktails and snacks; a beauty bar with make-up artists serving up smokey eye perfection and refreshing bold red lips to attendees; add in the latest fashions from designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory, Derek Lam and Rebecca Minkoff and you’ve got On The Verge.
Gold Fringe was in attendance at the On The Verge shopping event in Neiman Marcus’ CUSP boutique hosted by Refinery 29 and Chicago blogger Liz Schneider of Sequins and Stripes. CUSP is the answer to a boutique experience—a hip space, leading designers, an expertly curated collection, but with all the conveniences of a department store. And though the CUSP experience is expanding beyond its fashion forward approach of online and select free-standing boutiques, to soon be included in all Neiman Marcus stores, Chicago is lucky enough to be home to one of its current choice locations.
Check out some CUSP items we’re coveting…
Thin, buttery soft, and the top half of a LWD, is the perfect way to do leather in the summertime.
It’s all in the details and we’re loving the grommets and piping on these dresses.
Grey and white, so simple but so chic.
Pretty reminders of what we’re always striving to achieve.
A little bit of humor in your fashion never hurts.
Today’s Friday Favorite 5 for dreaming of a summer vacation in majestic Anguilla
by Margaret Williams
Summer is finally making its way to Chicago so we can’t help but daydream of a relaxing vacation in beautiful Anguilla. Let’s set the scene: the Viceroy Anguilla, a luxury resort with interiors designed by one of our favorite interior designers, Kelly Wearstler.
A seemingly low key swimsuit with a touch of gold…we just can’t help ourselves.
Love the drama with the asymmetrical hem line but especially vibin’ to the mix of patterns when added with our gold and white swimsuit.
Adorn your arm with this delicious arm candy. Two bracelets we’ve been consistently obsessed with from Van Cleef & Arpels and the iconic Cartier.
Tom Ford. ‘Nuff said.
We’re always about the bag. A great bag can do wonders. This lightweight cotton Louis Vuitton tote will easily store your iPad and other poolside essentials.
So who’s ready to jet? Check out our Friday Favorite 5 Pinterest board to see every Friday’s photos for pinning!
Today’s Friday Favorite 5 for the long-awaited spring arrival
by Kikanza Harris
We’re really starting to feel as if spring is in the air…
Add lemons and fresh basil to take your cranberry cocktail into a new season.
We love a color curated candy bar.
Tribal necklaces are a great way to accessorize.
Give your bedding a bright makeover.
A summer photography tour vacation in Leon, Nicaragua, www.travelphotoretreat.com …yes please!
Check out our Friday Favorite 5 Pinterest board to see every Friday’s photos for pinning!