Fashion Events

Our picks for what to see and where to go for the week of May 9.


Tongue Tied Trunk Show, The Lake Forest Shop

Monday, May 9–Wednesday, May 11

Ladies in search of unique and eye-catching accessories tongue_tiedshould check out the Tongue Tied trunk show, going on now through May 11 at The Lake Forest Shop. Chicago designer Brooke Costello fashions chokers, purses and other fun pieces from vintage luxury men’s ties and embellishments like feathers and tulle. The results are whimsical confections of colors and patterns that will up the ante on any summer wedding or party ensembles.

At the show, mothers and daughters can enter to win a custom designed choker.

The Lake Forest Shop, 265 Market Square, Lake Forest


So You Wanna Be a Designer Finale Taping, Kenmore Live Studio

Thursday, May 12, 7pm

If you’re looking for something different to do this Thursday,sywbadlogo head to downtown Chicago for the taping of the finale of “So You Wanna Be a Designer,” an online reality fashion design show based in the city. The eight-episode program, featuring talent from around the country and mentors like renowned designer Thakoon Panichgul, wraps up this week with the awarding of $20,000 and a Kenmore Elite washer and dryer to the winning designer. To learn more about the show, watch live streams and catch up on past episodes, visit

Kenmore Live Studio, 678 N. Wells St, Chicago


Macy’s Water Tower Grand Reopening, Water Tower Place

Friday, May 13–Saturday, May 14

Following a sweeping store renovation, Macy’s Water Tower macyscosmeticsunveils its new bright and elegant interior, state-of-the-art cosmetics floor and expanded mezzanine handbag department, among other improvements. Stop by counters like Clinique and Lancome to experience recent technological innovations in beauty, like iPad apps that help you choose the correct skin care products and specially designed lighting that shows you how your makeup will look in different daily environments (think outdoor sunshine vs. horrid office fluorescence). If you need to do some summer shopping for the kids, visit the children’s department between 1–3pm on Saturday for face painting and balloon animals.

Doors open at 9am Friday morning, and the first 300 people to arrive at the Michigan Ave. entrance will receive a $10 gift card, with a chance to win a $500 gift card. The Million Dollar Quartet will perform on the mezzanine at noon.

Macy’s Water Tower, 835 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago




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