Happy Sunday! How was everyone’s weekend? Here’s a roundup of what we were loving this week.
Prepfection: Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls
High Stylin: Mr. Newton of Hapers Bazaar captures some killer pictures at the 2012 couture shows in Paris.
It’s A Make Your Own Popsicle Kind of Summer: The Everygirl
The Ultimate Iced Coffee. Yes, please!: Channeling Contessa
We keep seeing the beloved gallery wall pop up every where from Elle Decor to Pinterest. From dinning rooms and bedrooms to entry ways and kitchens, gallery walls are a perfect way to display paintings and pictures you have collected throughout the years. When creating a gallery wall be sure to keep in mind the following: Keep to a general color scheme. Whether it’s gold, black, or silver, a general color scheme will allow the wall to look clean and cohesive. Mix and match paintings, pictures, and drawings a long with different styles of frames. Incorporating antique pieces with a modern look will help give a personal, yet thoughtful touch. Do you have a wall in your apartment or home that would make for the perfect gallery wall? Let us know, Happy Friday! - GOLP
As you may know… there’s nothing like summertime in Chicago! To officially help us kick start our favorite time of year in the city, we’ve teamed up with Glamour Magazine to host the 2nd annual Havaianas Beach Pop-up Shop! Modeled after a traditional Brazilian fruit stand, the pop-up shop will exclusively feature “Make Your Own Havaianas” where you’ll be able to choose different color combinations with a choice of 10 different flip flop straps and bottoms to mix and match. So be sure to join us and Glamour on Wednesday, June 27th from 6-8pm at North Avenue beach! (1600 N. Lakeshore Drive) We hope to see you there!! Xo - GOLP
Today we have Jena from Chi City Fashion who shares with us her favorite designer for spring and beyond!
Hi GOLP readers! If you don’t know much about me, chances are the one thing you may know is that I am openly obsessed with Proenza Schouler. After that genius Spring 2010 collection, I was hooked! And I’m still not over it. I love everything from the colors and prints to the funky shoes and unique silhouettes, all most definitely perfect for spring. Not only does Proenza have amazing life altering clothing and shoes, but there is no other bag that beats the PS1. It’s the perfect size, has the best hardware and quality of leather, as well as just the right amount of compartments. What impresses me most about the brand is that designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, met while studying at Parsons. The two collaborated on their senior collection together which ultimately became Proenza Schouler…and later was picked up in it’s entirety by Barneys. How often does that happen? Pretty much never.
And lastly, when it comes to PS you have to know the brand pretty well in order to recognize it on the street. So when I see someone call out a Proenza piece..I know that we are going to be very good friends.
Above Left: Jena with PS designers after she designed a custom bag with the brand. Above Right: Jena with the finished product. Photograph by Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style.
Please join us March 15th for an evening of style and beauty at Lincoln Park favorite, Cynthia Rowley. Enjoy 20% off Cynthia Rowley’s 2012 resort collection and private beauty lessons with Trish McEvoy makeup artists. Below are some of our favorite looks from the resort collection. Bright colors and florals? Yes, please. We’ll also be enjoying a chocolate tasting table courtesy of Vosges Chocolate. Please RSVP to email@example.com. We look forward to mixing and mingling! - GOLP
We are happy to announce we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite ladies, the one and only Tory Burch. If you haven’t heard, the designer has opened her second flagship store here in Chicago at 45 Oak where Katie and I stopped by last week.
The new store is full of bold and classic Tory colors made to please the eye. Must we also suggest Tory’s Blog where she not only provides a dose of inspiration, but also includes her favorite city guides which naturally includes Chicago. We picked two fabulous restaurants off of Tory’s Chicago restaurant list and paired our favorite TB items that we would wear to each restaurant.
I picked out this fabulous Margee blouse and camel clutch. Perfect for the day to night transition. I picked this combo to wear to the infamous Girl and the Goat located in the West Loop. A must order, their grilled chef creek oysters.
Katie got the most adorable leopard print Brooke dress and paired it with the orange patent Robinson envelope clutch. How perfect are the two together? She would wear this to Chicago’s southern comfort food hot spot, Table 52. We highly suggest ordering Chef Art Smith’s fried chicken and waffles.
Did you love our choices? For more of our favorite Tory finds, head on over to our Tory Burch Pinterest board. Enjoy!- Lauren and The Girls of Lincoln Park
As if we didn’t need another reason to celebrate this holiday season, we decided to throw a little holiday soiree with our two new favorite Chicago gals, Nicole and Lauren of Nico and LaLa (last seen here). We invited 50 of our closest friends to preview some of Nico and LaLa’s fabulous products. We must say the N&L desk calendar is a personal fav and makes for the perfect holiday gift and/or stocking stuffer. Below are some shots from the party. A sincere thank you to Nicole and Lauren for helping us throw a dashing party and to all who came out last Thursday!! Happy Holidays! - GOLP
Hello readers! You’ve probably been wondering who the girls are behind The Girls of Lincoln Park. We’ve decided it’s about time to put a face to a name! So here we are. Your Girls of Lincoln Park. Nice to meet you!
Left to Right: Katie, Anne, Julie and Lauren