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Accessories by Drapes by Ashley Scott
  • Accessories by Drapes by Ashley Scott
Chicago designers are pretty busy this weekend. Tonight brings the launch of "Fashion District Wednesdays" at District Bar, "an alternative way for stylish Chicagoans to experience fashion." Lynn Curtin of The Real Housewives of Orange County will be hawking her line of jewelry and accessories, but local designers Ashley Scott of Drapes, Lecrisha Sheilds of Reckless, and Kiwi Boutique will also show their work. Wear a vest or blazer for a ten percent discount on most items. It's from 6 to 9 PM at District Bar, 170 W. Ontario.

On Thursday Elda De La Rosa unveils her Concept Creation Couture Collection 2010—wedding gowns, cocktail dresses, and day-to-evening pieces. A cocktail reception starts at 6 PM at Fishman's Fabrics, 1101 S. Des Plaines, followed by a fashion show at 7.

From Lara Millers spring 2010 collection
  • Michael Donovan
  • From Lara Miller's spring 2010 collection

On Friday Lara Miller celebrates five years in business with her first solo show in Chicago as part of the 312 Fashion Runway Series. A cocktail reception starts at 7 PM and the runway show featuring her spring 2010 collection at 8:30, accessorized with painted pieces by local artist J.C. Steinbrunner and shoes from Lori's. It's at Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake. Tickets are $35 to $55 and must be bought in advance. The series continues on Saturday with a show featuring work by Horacio Nieto.

On Saturday and Sunday, B Boutique brings Lauren Lein, Tennille White, Lilian Cartwright, and wardrobe consultant Brenda Levesque to Alice Berry's studio for a presentation of the designers' spring collections. It's from 10 to 5 both days at 1820 W. Cortland. RSVP to or 773-665-1102.

The Chicago Fashion Incubator's popup shop at 900 N. Michigan hosts a bunch of events again throughout the weekend: Kristin Hassan presents her summer line from 7 to 10 PM Thursday; the Yana Collection is featured on Friday from noon to 6 PM; and Evil Kitty is up on Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Finally, Southport boutique Krista K hosts a trunk show featuring jewelry by Allison Schiller Saturday and Sunday. Get 20 percent off when you buy two or more pieces. And Lincoln Park boutique Art Effect is offering an incentive to dress up: buy a dress at full price and get a pair of earrings to go with it—gold pearl hoops, silver rhinestone drops, gold daisy studs, pastel rhinestone teardrops, or black rhinestone circle earrings—while supplies last.

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