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Things to Do in Style This Weekend


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Necklace by Body at Metal, a line featured at Eskell this weekend.
  • Necklace by Body at Metal, a line featured at Eskell this weekend.
Imagine '11 is a fashion extravaganza entirely produced by students at the International Academy of Design & Technology. The show includes a runway peek at student designs, a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, and a performance by singer Kristine Debarge. Tickets are $25 to $50. Doors open at 7 PM at UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt.

Nine years in business is something to celebrate—especially in retail. Southport's Krista K is celebrating by offering 20 percent off your purchase Friday through Sunday. Online shoppers can use the code 9YEARS at checkout.

On Friday, Bucktown's Virtu kicks off a weekend-long trunk show for jewelry designer Anne Sportun with a reception from 4 to 8 PM. The store is offering 10 percent off Sportun's "Experimetal Jewellery" collection during the show. RSVP for the reception at or by calling 773-235-3790.

On Saturday, Eskell, 1509 N. Milwaukee, features the jewelry line Body in Metal, designed by Austin native and current Chicago resident Leah Ball from 1 to 7 PM. (Check out her metal "pasties"!)The store is also offering 10 percent off Eskell merchandise.

At Model Assemblages, Alma Weiser of Renovar takes inspiration from the ornate wood creations of sculptor Louise Nevelson and applies it to clothing, hats, and "large neck pieces." Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8 PM at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. Suggested donation is $15; tickets are available online.

On Saturday and Sunday designer wedding gown resale and consignment boutique White Chicago invites brides-to-be to check out the line of veils and headpieces from Lori London while sipping wine (white, of course). Purchases from the line are 10 percent off. It's from 11 AM to 6 PM both days, but appointments are required; call 312-397-1571.

Refresh your warm-weather wardrobe on the cheap(er) with the Summer Vintage Trunk Show at Gallery 914, 914 N. California. Vendors including Venus Meets Vintage, Vintage Messengers, and Preservation Society will be selling clothing and accessories for both men and women, as well as various handmade items and home goods. It's from noon to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

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