Chicago is about to receive fashion royalty. On March 16-17, Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver, stars of Bravo’s new reality show, “Dukes of Melrose” and the duo behind Los Angeles-based shop Decades, are throwing their annual trunk show at space519. At this year’s event, they’ll display huge selections of Prada and Chanel (including a brand-new spread of Chanel handbags) as well as men’s items for the very first time — and Garkinos is thrilled. “We came across this great $10 million collection,” he says. “It has Gucci and Zegna and furs and everything. I love seeing men wear fur in Chicago.”
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If Mario Tricoci let his coif go wild, he could pass for a mad scientist — and it would be a fairly apt description. The expert stylist and founder of Mario Tricoci Salons & Day Spas likes to take hair care and boil it down to its chemical components, determined to find the holy grail of the industry: hair rejuvenation. “People want to have thicker hair without surgery,” Tricoci says. “There’s two products we’ve come across that do this.” As of this month, he’ll stock at-home regimens of both DS Laboratories and Nioxin shampoos at his thriving salon’s 16 Illinois locations. DS Labs shampoo is designed to restore hair lost within the last ten years, while Nioxin focuses on thickening existing hair.
At 24, Jonathan Toews has already accomplished most things that other athletes only dream of doing. He won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP. He scored a gold medal as part of team Canada. He’s an all-star and has been captain of the Hawks since he was 20 years old, making him one of the youngest captains in NHL history.
Splash stopped by Little Market Brasserie for lunch with Jill Katz and Lara Shiffman from JKLS PR, where we snacked on chef Ryan Poli’s deviled eggs, mac and cheese, pork belly sandwiches and a plate of gravy-topped poutine. We left totally stuffed but dreaming of the delicious desserts.
On Mar. 2, Stephen Colbert hosted the 2013 Lookingglass gglassquerade, which attracted more than 500 guests including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Schwimmer, Rick Bayless, Gigi Pritzker Pucker, Chaz Ebert, Richard Dent, and Shawn Donnelley, among others.
Chicago’s leading ladies are going sunny-side up in one of spring’s hottest trends, rocking every shade of yellow from golden honey to lemon meringue. Feel flirty by pairing the color with soft pinks or greens, or stay slick with a high-contrast yellow/black combo. A word of caution: Every skin tone looks different in yellow, so find the tint that lets you glow rather than fade. With the right hue and a bright smile, you’ll instantly be Little Miss Sunshine.