Month: August 2009

Philisophy for Kids’ Cancer

Go get yourself a bottle of Oatmeal Raisin because Philosophy will be donating 100% of the net proceeds of their oatmeal raisin high foaming shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through October 15th.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is an organization that was created to raise awareness of and funds for pediatric cancer research. But it all started with a kid fighting cancer and his parents’ desire to help him and others.

When 2-year old Liam was diagnosed with a deadly form of pediatric cancer called Neuroblastoma, his family learned quickly it is a cancer that only about 30% of children survive. They were shocked to hear the reason for such terrible odds was directly related to how little money was being spent on research by both the government and the pharmaceutical industry. Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. Why then is it not a priority to develop new and better treatments for the children of our nation and the world? It is this very question that prompted Liam’s mom and dad, Gretchen and Larry, to get involved and to do all they could to help save their son.

Is Your Mascara Expired?

The Fashionable Housewife blog is a good one to subscribe to. Take a read at snippets below (or click here to read the full post) from her entry on how to care for your tubes of mascara and the icky things that can grow inside them if you’re not careful:

Mascara and liquid eyeliners should be throw away and replaced every three to six months. This is not a marketing scheme to get you to buy more mascara, believe it or not.

Truth is, whether you pay $6 or $26, you are still going to get a buildup of bacteria if you aren’t careful with your mascara. Follow these guidelines below to make your mascara go the distance.

Make Mascara Last Longer:
*NEVER share your mascara. Ever. Doesn’t matter if it’s your best friend or your daughter, eyelashes have mite and dust and all kinds of things on them. Eyelashes are made to protect your eyes from bacteria etc, so they are catching all those things you don’t want in your eyes. By letting someone else use your mascara, you are getting whatever crap has collected on their eyelashes in your mascara, then you are introducing it to your own eyelashes. Gross!

*Wash your face and eyelashes before applying mascara. Don’t add additional coats of mascara again during the day to freshen your look. Whatever has fallen on your eyelashes since you washed them and applied the first coat, will then go into your tube of mascara and potentially contaminate it.

*Clean your mascara wand every month. Use a gentle soap, preferably sulfate-free, and let the wand dry completely before reinserting it into the tube of mascara.

*Stop using all your eye makeup if you get conjunctivitis or any other eye illness. Immediately throw away all your eye makeup products like eye liner and mascara and replace it only after your infection has been away for at least 4 weeks.

By following these simple steps, you can make your mascara last a lot longer than 3 months. Practice good hygiene and cleanliness with your mascara and it will last till the tube is empty, which usually takes about 4-6 months with daily use. It’s also best to only have 1 or 2 tubes of mascara at a time so you can use them up in a reasonable amount of time before they go rancid. Keeping used tubes of mascara around longer than 6 months isn’t a great idea. However, you can keep bran new, unopened tubes of mascara around for up to 2 years.

And remember that every time you pump the mascara wand, air gets into the tube. This creates a possible breeding ground for germs and eye mites. Not only that, it can make your mascara dry out and get clumpy much sooner.

FASHION FEST 2009 “ROCKAHOLIC”

What about it?

Here’s the details: FASHION FEST 2009 “ROCKAHOLIC” private outdoor fest, on Division & Marion Street, features a live music stage and Runway Fashion Shows sponsored by Tigi Hair Products, an outdoor shopping experience featuring Exclusive booths of Chicago’s Local Fashion Designers, Salons and Boutiques, Department of Cultural Affairs, Neighborhood Arts Opportunities, Kidsmobile,a wide variety of high quality food and drinks offered by Moonshine, Nuvo, Don Julio, and Ciroc and plenty of ice cold beer.

The ROCKAHOLIC FASHION FEST has a variety of entertainment including Jade Production Dancers, In Analog Hip Hop/ Rock Band, Chicago’s Hottest DJ’s, Steve Starr Photo Booth Photography, M.GO Fashion Salon Collection, Wanda Cobar Collection, and much more. Also two exclusive private VIP Red Carpet Reception’s with Gift Bags sponsored by Don Julio Tequilla, Nuvo, Ciroc and Tigi Hair Products.

We’ve also paired up with Breakthrough Urban Ministries as a Charity to donate partial proceeds to. Breakthrough Urban Ministries demonstrates the compassion of Christ by providing neighborhood-based holistic services that empower individuals, families and urban communities to overcome poverty, addiction and isolation.

Performing LIVE on MainStage:
IN Analog
Jade Productions Dancers

Chicago’s Top DJ’s:
DJ Heather Dobel
DJ Kimya
DJ Victor “R”

Shopper’s Row Opens at 12PM thru 10PM Live Fashion Shows all day! Main Show 8PM
M.GO Fashion Salon
Sin Cosmetics
Wanda Cobar Collection
Funkshion Clothing
Thr3ee
Chii
Sugar & Spice
G Design
YadiArt
Ame Studio
Dolly Bird Designs
Designs by Britney

Also..
Fashion Focus Chicago
Crave Chicago
2 Exclusive Talent
Latino Fashion Week
Helping Hands Forever
Steve Starr Photos

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: MOONSHINE
Street: 1824 W. Division, Chicago, IL

Phone: 7737722772
Email: facebook.com/michelle.gofashion

Etsy Weekend Deals!

Take a look at etsy’s weekend deals below!

Your Multitask Bag

20% off entire order

By iragrant, $83.

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Two Charm Personalized Necklace

15% off entire order

By OriginalHardware, $45.

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Custom Fingerprint Heart Necklace

10% off thumbprint line

By rockmyworldinc, $99.99.

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Turtleneck Capelet

25% off entire order

By Threadmill, $23.

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Charcoal Gray Gadget Cozy

20% off entire order

By onaroll, $12.

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Mint Leaves

10% off entire order

By OsageOrangeStudio, $30.

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Light Warmth Handwarmers

20% off entire order

By CreativeHook, $15.

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eco coffee sleeve

10% off entire order

karley, $6.50.

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Initial Necklace

20% off entire order

By JL67, $26.

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Vintage scarf, made in Italy

20% off entire order

From BetaAccessories, $13.50.

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Horse Buckle Tooled Leather Belt

20% off entire order

From jessjamesjake, $52.

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Clutch in blue and white gingham

15% off entire order

karuski, $26.

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Kristen in chocolate cognac leather

20% off entire order

By lilipadcreations, $99.

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Classic Black 1930s Streamline

20% off entire order

From adVintagous, $225.

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Leafy Filigree Earrings

15% off entire order

By juneshin, $24.

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Hibiscus Necklace

10% off entire order

By beachflowerdesigns, $35.

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Oxidized Silver Bat Necklace

10% off Halloween line

By ANORIGINALJEWELRY, $44.

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Yellow Poppy Clutch

30% off clutch purses

By sewlola, $45.

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Funky Burnt Orange Cowl

20% off entire order

By lorilooms, $32.

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Ostrich Feather Drawing Headband

20% off entire order

By recycledrings, $18.

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romantic wrist warmers

10% off entire order

By nitca, $40.

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Terracotta Shrug

20% off shrug line

By VitalTemptation, $52.

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Personalized Silver Key Chain

15% off entire order

By accessoryalamode, $18.

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Grace Foldover Clutch

20% off entire order

By prettylittlepearl, $24.

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Chain Scarf Handknit in Fuchsia

20% off entire order

By littlepurls, $88.

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Organic French Neck Wrap

10% off entire order

By friedinbutter, $36.

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Orange Double Knit Fringed Cowl

15% off entire order

By lilacpop, $28.

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Gold daisy vintage fabric belt

20% off belt line

By pouch, $28.

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Double Trouble – Set of 2 bangles

15% off entire order

By elisasherejewelry, $26.

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NECKWARMER , BIG BLOSSOM

10% off entire order

By Ebruk, $59.

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Fiore Di Rosa Necklace

20% off entire order

By fullyhooked, $15.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pin Set

15% off regularly

priced items

By applenoggin, $35.

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Army Wrappinghood

20% off entire order

By fibrevolution, $60.

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Lemonade Tissue Holder

10% off Accessories

By GuthDesigns, $4.50.

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OOAK handbag – ‘on the borderline’

20% off entire order

By with2ns, $34.

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eden – Sterling Silver Necklace

20% off entire order

By WildRoseJewels, $28.

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For A Limited Time, DONATE To Charity And Receive A Gift & Autograph from Brea Grant

Brea Grant, most well known for her role as “speedster” Daphne on NBC’s hit show “Heroes”, and Mya Rockwell in the upcoming film Halloween 2 (which hits theatres on August 28), is a busy bee who still finds time to give back to charity… Right now? She’s doing it through fashion!

tristinstyling project, is launching its first signed celebrity piece in collaboration with Mango Pop, Blacklava, and Brea Grant. Future celebrity pieces will include celebrity second hand or red carpet pieces!

100% off all proceeds will go to charities and/or non-profit organizations! That’s right, a project from the heart. August ’09 donations will be going to IMPACT Personal Safety and TNKat. Click the links for more details on the organizations and what they’re all about!

Fans who make a donation through the end of August 2009 or until all gifts are sold out (whichever comes first), will receive an autograph and gym bag featuring a silk screened graphic by Mango Pop, custom designed for tristinstylingproject.  Click the image below to make your donation today while supplies last:

Duffle Bag Details:
Nylon Pack Cloth (100% Nylon) construction
Dimensions: 25 1/2″ x 12 3/8 (64.8cm x 31.4cm)
Nylon zipper closure
Dual handles

Get Your Fix At Fulton Market’s Newest Boutique

Come get your fix at Chicago’s newest boutique located at 1101 West Fulton, fix! This new boutique for women and men, just opened its doors this week with clothing and accessories by top and up-and-coming designers from around the globe. It’s rare to find a shop that carries pieces for both women and men so this shop is definitely a hot find and easy one stop for everyone.

Founded by sister team, Maggie and Jennifer Gelber customer service is at the top of their list whether you are looking for a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or are in dire need of something special for a big event, they’re happy to help you find exactly what you need.

Don’t know if they’re your taste just yet? Take a look at their list of designers below and you’ll be dying to take a peek for yourself!


1101W. Fulton Chicago, IL 60607

Women’s Designers
Black Halo
Cleobella
Converse by John Varvatos
Corpus
David Lerner
Dekkori
Elizabeth & James
Generra
Genetic
Geren Ford
Ginette_NY
Grace Sun
Graham & Spencer
IRO
JF & Son
Kimberly Taylor
Loeffler Randall
Mike & Chris
Nightcap Clothing
Paige Premium Denim
Pencey
Rich & Skinny
Robert Rodriguez
Rozae by Rozae Nichols
Smythe
Splendid
Trovata
Tucker
Twelve St. by Cynthia Vincent
Vince
YARNZ

Men’s Designers
Aether
Converse by John Varvatos
Generra
Genetic
Hickey
Mackage
Paige Premium Denim
Rag & Bone
Rich & Skinny
Rogan
Rogues Gallery
Steven Alan
Trovata
Vince

Accessories
Cleobella
Dekkori
Ginette_NY
YARNZ

Etsy Weekend Deals

Take a look at Etsy’s deals on jewelry for the weekend! Each of the shops below offers special discounts on your entire order this weekend from Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. Simply enter the code “Weekend Deals” in the Message to Seller field during checkout to take advantage of the sale. Your discount will be refunded through PayPal.  Find the individual discount beneath each item below:

My Heart is Yours Necklace

20% off entire order

By stonz, $85.

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The Green Light Earrings

15% off entire order

By PoleStar, $40.

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FAMILY CIRCLES necklace

20% off entire order

By one9designs, $25.

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Lace Earrings

15% off entire order

By lazygiraffe, $23.

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necklace — the little copperfly

25% off entire order

By WorksInProgress, $26.

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Skinny black silver stacker set

25% off entire order

By tinahdee, $45.

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Dark Angel Cufflinks Cuff Links

20% off entire order

By Aranwen, $25.

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ms. vainty. mirror locket necklace

15% off entire order

By FleurAvenue, $25.

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Custom Initial Ring

20% off entire order

By CatherineMarissa, $15.

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large amethyst earrings

30% off entire order

By iomiss, $23.

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Silver Ball Necklace

20% off entire order

By vivienwalsh, $32.

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Fizzy Bubbles Bracelet

10% off entire order

By AMIdesigns, $21.

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Siluet Custom Made Silver Ring

20% off entire order

By toosis, $75.

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Full Moon and Glimmer . Necklace

20% off entire order

By vickiorion, $45.

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personalized name necklace

10% off entire order

By JLynnCreations, $24.

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ANATOLIAN ROSE

15% off entire order

By kirevi8, $60.

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Avocado Necklace

25% off entire order

By BlackStar, $30.

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Black Pearl White Sapphire Ring

5% off Botanica line over $200 and

10% off Botanica line under $200.

By SarahHoodJewelry, $320.

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Infinity Earrings – You’ve Got Mail

20% off entire order

By villadesign, $20.

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All Natural pearl trio

20% off entire order

By dkjewels, $30.

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Ovo delicado

30% off entire order

By LunasaDesigns, $30.

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Fluri Boho Chic Filigree Bracelet

20% off entire order

By voleurdebijoux, $32.

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Skinny Stacking Cuffs

20% off entire order

By aquabeet, $60.

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Pearl INTERCHANGEABLE Pendant

15% off entire order

By LeatherwoodDesigns, $33.

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Copper and Vintage Blue Necklace

20% off entire order

By giftdesigns, $15.

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Isis Earrings

15% off entire order

By wristcandycreations, $10.50.

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Vintage Cash Register Necklace

30% off entire order

By lilacpop, $45.

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Autumn Nocturne Earrings

10% off all earrings

By linkeldesigns, $10.50.

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Petite Periwinkle – Flower Earrings

15% off entire order

By ShySiren, $18.

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Ignition Necklace

20% off entire order

By leavesofglass, $48.

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Vermeil gold Rock Crystal Earrings

25% off entire order

By steinschmuckdesign, $49.

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Purple Cubic Zirconia on Silver

15% off entire order

By beadstylin, $19.

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Leaf with Flower Necklace

10% off entire order

By 5andUnder, $9.

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Iridessa Earrings

20% off all earrings

By fullyhooked, $9.

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Steampunk Watch Necklace

35% off entire order

By AUTOMATIEK, $28.

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Old Hollywood Necklace – OOAK

20% off entire order

By Alesi, $30.

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Crossroad’s “Best Fashion Find” July Winner

tristinstyling’s own Christine Matsunaga, is the July winner of Crossroads Trading Company’s “Best Fashion Find”!

Here’s a cut and paste of the post from the Crossroads blog:

Congratulations to Christine Matsunaga, the July winner of our Best Fashion Find contest.  Christine has just won a $50 Crossroads gift certificate!  Here are her winning photos (left) and comments:

“My best find at Crossroads you ask? More like, ‘My best finds are always at Crossroads!’ I can’t walk into a Crossroads and NOT find something! I saw this lovely Trina Turk, black cracked leather ‘Big Cypress’ shoulder bag (originally retailed at $535) at the Wicker Park location and just had to have it. Just look at it! You know you’re jealous it was me and not you who found it!

This month, we had to give an honorable mention to Lil Miss Hot Mess.   We loved this glamorous city shot and accompanying comments:

“I needed a dress for the opening night of Frameline33, the SF International LGBT Film Festival.   And you know, a drag queen’s got to look fierce, but since it was a nice affair I wanted to go a little extra classy.  When I saw this dress, I knew it was the one; it has this classic, vaguely Hepburn feel, and better yet, it was exactly the same color as all the festival posters.  So, I paired it with green tights and a marigold bow to get the color combo just right.  It’s an Isaac Mizrahi for Target.”