Chicago Blogger Network + Lara Miller event photos

Here are some of my favorite looks from last weeks event with Lara Miller’s 2012 collection modeled by fellow Chicago bloggers! Thanks Bret Grafton for the stunning photos!

Lo from Fully Loaded

Alison from Brown Eyed Style

Stephen from STEPHEN STYLE

+ me

Dress Up Party: Lara Miller

Last night I attended Lara Miller and Chicago Blogger Network’s media party to style her latest collection.  It was the ULTIMATE dress up party- clothes, makeup and hair- with Chicago’s most fashionable! Bloggers got to choose their own pieces from her 2012 collection, finish their look with makeup and hair by Anthony Balthazar & Laura Pederson and then have a personal photo-shoot with Bret Grafton Photography.  How COOL!  The best styled looks will become her 2012 collection lookbook showcased to buyers throughout the country!

Lara Miller’s eco-friendly clothing is inspired by Chicago’s architectural and cultural landscapes.  Her collection screams sophistication with an edge of sultriness. She plays with geometric shapes and structural cuts/silhouettes of pieces giving us the freedom to wear garments in different ways creating entirely different looks. The collection is fashioned from eco-friendly fabrics and all sweaters are loomed in Chicago!

Playful geometry, structural jackets in Eco-friendly fabrics

Playful and sophisticated at the same time

My Look: Smoked out makeup and messy bun paired with a yellow long knit-sweater and (TO-DIE FOR) structural jacket

The ladies were looking good from Socialitedreams.com

Mid-photo shoot

DJ was spinning all night!

Loved her blue tights and head-turban

Mario Testino’s 70’s inspired shoot for T-Swift!

I am not the biggest Taylor Swift fan but there is NO doubt that she looks absolutely stunning on the February cover of Vogue Magazine.  A little cut of the bangs…and WOW!  Mario Testino, a highly sought after fashion photographer and genius behind-the-lens, snapped these 70’s and 80’s inspired photos channeling  rocker Stevie Nicks.  If you are a fan of photography, fashion or not, it is worth looking at his other memorable collections of photographs.