lara miller.

I’m pretty sure there’s nothing better than kicking off the week with an amazing Chicago Blogger Network event (especially when it includes champagne, cupcakes and playing dress up).  Chicago designer, Lara Miller, invited bloggers into her studio to style her Fall 2012 collection and model our favorite looks.  It was tons of fun to pull from racks and racks of Lara’s designs and see what other fabulous Chicago bloggers chose for their look.  Coolest part?  Lara’s favorite looks will be featured in her Fall 2012 lookbook which will be used to sell the collection to retailers.
 { On-site hair and makeup courtesy of Anthony Balthazar & Laura Pederson }
{ A sneak peek at Lara Miller’s Fall 2012 collection } 
 { Lara & Ashley from Stiletto Chic }

{ Sara from Project Soiree workin’ the knits } { Photoshoot time! Wearing Lara Miller’s Mia Dress Organza styled with some pops of color }
I was incredibly impressed with Lara’s eco-friendly, but super stylish designs.  Every piece is super versatile and the quality was amazing (you basically never want to take off the knits – SO comfy!).  Lara herself was the biggest sweetheart and you could instantly tell how passionate and enthusiastic she is about her work.  I can’t wait to see the final photos from my mini photoshoot with Bret Gafton (who was SO much fun to work with) – be sure to check back to see my attempts at modeling (which could end up being pretty funny).
A huge thank you goes out to the Chicago Blogger Network for yet again killing it and pulling together a fantastic event – it’s always great to get to hang out with other Chicago bloggers!  Also thank you to Kind Snacks, Smart Water, Finch Beer, Pop Chips and Homage Street Food for providing snacks and drinks for the night.