Month: January 2008

Yelp Fashion Show |, January 8, 2008

The 2008 Yelp Elite Squad has been chosen and this Thursday we’ll be kicking off our “five star” events with the Yelp Fashion Show at Newberry Library! Read on for a list of participating boutiques, models, and a chance to get your name on the list for this soiree.Rachelle G will be strutting her yelpiness down the catwalk in an outfit from 2 Sisters Boutique, where Kelly F says “the prices are really reasonable, and they offer very unique items.” And look for Heather K wearing an outfit from Eliana Lily, which carries “suh-weet” clothing (according to Jennifer S) and a restyling department for your out-of-style pieces.” Jet-setting fashionista” Misse D will be modeling for Eliana Lily’s neighbor, SHE Boutique, an upscale boutique that made Athena C a “custom She-tini to drink while shopping,”

The fabulous Katie H will be all smiles in an outfit from popular Old Town shopping destination, Gray, where Ellie B has found “both casual errand-running type clothing and more dressy clothing.” And just down the street the unique and trendy Sara Jane provided an outfit for frequent customer Andrea W to model. We also can’t forget the stunning Lara W modeling something from Vive La Femme, which Erin J tells us is the place for plus sized fashionistas to receive the “frank fashion therapy” Nourhy C speaks of.

Hubba, hubba. Erika G will be dressed to impress, compliments of Hubba-Hubba, while Laura R will be dressed to the nines thanks to Eskell, where Michelle M has scored a pair of “vintage boots in such great condition and in her size.” And the lovely Stacey A feels lucky to be modeling for Pivot Boutique, the first eco-friendly boutique in Chicago where she discovered “the world’s cutest little red dress.”

Our dashing male model, Andy F, will be decked out in an outfit from Strange Cargo, which may be the only place Al N can purchase “a Jesus action figure, a Harray Caray T-shirt, and a postcard featuring naked people.” And Vamsi V will be looking pretty spectacular himself thanks to The Denim Lounge, where Lila D purchased “the greatest jeans that made her butt look amazing.”

Newsletter link:, January 8, 2008
Yelp Fashion Show

January Cover of IMAGE

So the the January Art Issue of IMAGE that I styled using vintage threads and shot with Cynthia Peters is finally out…
we got cover yay!

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

© Cynthia Peters for IMAGE Chicago Magazine | Photographed by Cynthia Peters | Styled by Christine Matsunaga @ tristinstyling | Hair & Make-up by Carol | Model: Rachel Bausch & Danijel from FORD | Stylist Assistant: Tiffany Sutton

Sno-wy New Year Yay!

It is so nice to see all this snow especially since I get to wear my Campers that I got for only 40 bucks at Lenny & Me back in October! Snow is so much fun! See, L.A. had me spoiled with sunshine year round so stuff like hot cocoa with a winter wonderland outside my window was just an old Christmas song… scarves and earmuffs were just an accessory to be cute for what we felt was winter in what, 50 degrees?!. Now that all these things are absolutely necessary, everything is so much more exciting!

“Yeah yeah, give it a few more seasons…” is what I get as a response when I talk about how exciting this season of snow and shoveling has been. Serious though! I really enjoy it! As long as I’ve got a great pair of boots and a warm jacket, I’m fine!