This Week’s Top Story

The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center hosts its 90th Annual Fashion Show on October 13—the longest continuously running charitable fashion show in the country.

To mark the milestone, the women have moved the show to the United Club at Soldier Field, which is fitting in light of the evening’s beneficiary: the Road Home Program at Rush, which provides mental health services for veterans and their families.

The venue is also large enough to hold the 800-some guests organizers expect for a night that includes a cocktail reception, a fashion show, and an after-party.

The show—which serves as the evening’s centerpiece—will feature designs from local boutiques such as Chalk, Space519, and the Lake Forest Shop. Designers such as Adam Lippes, who will be in attendance, will also show off their fall 2016 collections. And in a fun twist on a typical fashion show, models include prominent community members and their children.

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Top Sale This Week

Have a slice of deep dish in honor of designer Rebecca Minkoff—her Chicago boutique is now open at 106 East Oak Street. The brand is also offering fresh markdowns on pieces including a quilted cross-body bag (reduced from $355 to $238) and a fold-over clutch decked with tassels (reduced from $245 to $164).


Ministry ( is now open at 900 North Michigan Avenue. The third-floor shop has a unique “work/shop” concept—it provides Wi-Fi, tables, and work supplies in addition to officewear for men and women.

Trunk Show

Neapolitan Collection ( will host a trunk show featuring fashion designer Adam Lippes and jewelry designer Lisa Coolidge Roberts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 12. Ten percent of all sales will benefit the Rush Medical Center.

In-Person Appearance

Canadian shoe designer Ron White (, whose creations have been worn by the likes of Matt Damon and Katie Couric, will appear at Van Maur at Yorktown Center (145 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard) on October 8. White will be in the women’s shoe department to showcase his fall 2016 collection from noon to 4 p.m.

Health & Beauty

Petrosino’s Parlor is now open at the new Kimpton Gray Hotel (122 W. Monroe St., The full-service salon and spa offers haircuts and color, as well as straight-razor shaves, massages, and pedicures. If you book a haircut with owner Ralfino Petrosino ($250), you’ll get to sit in a 1930s barber chair he refers to as the “Gatsby Station.”

The Spa at Dana Hotel (660 N. State St., is the first local spa to offer cryo-therapy facials. New services incorporate “CooLifting,” a technique that uses a spray of carbon dioxide, hyaluronic acids, and botanicals to hydrate skin and smooth out wrinkles.

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