In the middle of my Chicago visit I stopped by Florodora, downtown, in the historic Monadnock building. The modern mix of urban meets vintage inspired & handmade fashion sparked my interest immediately. Much of Florodora's inventory is comprised of items made by designers in Chicago. Labels they have include: Feral Childe, Lia Molly, and Twinkle. I decided to invest in a pair of preloved mittens and a twisted oval gold ring by Dana Reed. It was 5 days after my birthday and I was feeling a wee bit extravagent:). I can't wait to revisit Florodora for a special statement piece, a Laura Miller dress, or another birthday splurge the next time I'm in the windy city. It's a treasure trove of lovely.
Florodora's location and hours :: 330 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL (loop) :: Mon thru Friday 10a-7:00p, Saturday 11a-5p.
The Daily Heller is my favorite place to get a graphic design fix. Today's post, The Bra that fit the 20th Century, gives readers a look at Maidenform's 1949 advertising campaign, "I Dreamed I was _______ in My Maidenform Bra." The campaign cultivated an emotional connection with women of all walks of life, resulting in a strapy 21 year span. To read and see more from "I Dreamed" on The Daily Heller blog click here.
StyleCaster's latest editorial video, The Kiss, is thick with fashion, intimacy, and art. This short film is directed by Tim Zaragoza and styled by Martha Violante (whose work I adore). Break away; enjoy some whimsy.
The dazzle, glitter, and glitz of the holidays is over and now it's time to move forward with what the new year will unfold! My creative start for 2011 has included gathering materials for collaging, writing notes of gratitude, and celebrating things big and small -- there's oodles to smile about. Life is not "perfect" but its pretty darn good & 2011 is showing promise of becoming a super snazzy year. So, from my screen to yours, happy 2011!! THANK YOU for continuing to follow The Creative Cookie :).
P.S. In a few days a schedule of fun, fashion & creativity for '11 will be announced. Please share your thoughts -- how would you like to see TCC grow? We're all eyes and ears!!