Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gina's Birthday Blog!

Today I’m turning 36! WOW- what a life I’ve had. I don’t even know where to begin…
My birthday started out last week with a pre-birthday celebration. It seemed as though fate was on my side, before I even walked out of my building a limo was waiting in front. My PA (a.k.a. Hungover Barbie, a.k.a. Operations Manager) walked over to Gus (one of her “people”) to work out a deal. Talk about starting off my birthday in style!

We rolled up to D.O.C. Wine Bar where I was fortunate to have some of my closest friends join me for dinner. It was such an amazing night; all we did was laugh. Nothing is better than spending time with the people who mean the most to you.

Of course we had to hit the Chicago club scene afterwards. We went to the hottest club Studio Paris, where my favorite door guy let us skip the line. Once inside I passed, not 1 or 2, but 3 of my exboyfriends! YIKES! We ended up joining some friends at a table and danced the night away. Eventually we went back to my house and passed out.

Guess what- 9 am woke up drank some coffee. Circa 10 am, Christina’s attempting to open a bionic bottle of champagne with a pair of pliers. It felt like we were in Vegas. We woke up our other girlfriends from the couch and the chair by shoving glasses of champagne in their faces.  Listen, were not alcoholics or anything- we were getting ready for a Sunday Funday!

We’ve taken up a new sport… tailgating at Bears games were invited to… or not (sometimes we get snuck into the games. You read that right – snuck into!), where we bring our own champagne. 

Do you like how I'm hailing a cab on Lake Shore Drive?!
Fast forward to this Thursday for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast with the family where I got drunk, pigged out, and passed out. Unfortunately Mr. Mayor (a.k.a Prince Vinnie, a.k.a Fluffy) was not in attendance, we had to bribe him with cheese and lock him up at my parent’s house, so he wouldn’t eat my aunts 3 cats. You see Vinnie believes he’s actually a person and cannot be bothered by the annoyance of other 4 legged creatures.

My family, like most families, is quite interesting. First my aunt continued to kick us back to the family room. She said there were too many cooks in the kitchen. What she didn’t understand is that we didn’t want to help cook, we were just trying to get to the wine. 

Then you have my dad. He tucks his napkin in his pants like he’s a waiter. Waving it around like a weirdo. He got grief for that from everyone for at least an hour. Then there’s my 7 year old cousin who’s jumping and climbing on my brother like he’s a jungle gym. At one point she says, "I’m protecting him!", gives him a kiss and takes his finger to wipe her snotty nose with it. Meanwhile, I’m passed out on the couch waking up every 15 minutes to cats jumping on my head. I always wonder what my sister-in-laws parents think of us. They sit quietly in the corner soaking it all in, while the rest of us look like idiots.

Tonight I hope to gather my friends and celebrate. I have been so blessed and am so thankful for my amazing life. Anyone who knows me knows I always say, “I LOVE MY LIFE!” I can’t wait for tonight, let alone this year, who knows what wonderful things are to come!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tom Ford Spring 2012 Collection

Tom Ford's philosophy of not overexposing his creations by releasing them during the Fashion Week is well known and the fashion industry has already become well accustomed with this strategy. The anticipation for the collection has reached its peak in the weeks before the launch. Tom Ford has revealed the full collection shot by himself to Vogue exclusively allowing everyone to see his collection.

The main emphasis of the collection seems to have been classy, sexy outfits that can stand the test of time. He states that: “It seems people came looking for what they used to find from me — the ruched dresses, the shaggy fur jackets. My focus is really old-fashioned. I want to do classic clothes. I don’t want to do trendy collections that swing around from season to season. I want to do things that will stay in a woman’s wardrobe a long time—quite ‘forever’ pieces. So I’m looking for consistency.” 

From classy black and white combos to showgirl-style outfits that cannot go by unnoticed, the emphasis on elegance is always crystal clear. Ford revealed his favorite pieces for the collection: “Blouses with a loose, slouchy quality; something fitted at the waist, and with a bondage-y thing on the foot—my favorite is the wedge with the chain-strap!”

Elaborating on the idea of classicism in his view, the designer openly admits he took inspiration from the Yves Saint Laurent style concepts: “I’ve streamlined things more this season. I think I’m very classic, because what I do is always based on something you’ve seen before. And yes, maybe there’s something YSL about it. When I left off designing for women, I was at YSL so I’m working through that to be me, asking myself, What do I like? What defines your brand?” 

The main style guidelines the designer endorses for the season? Think fitted clothes, leather jackets, fringes, ostentatious feather trims, luxurious golden tones, python skin inserts, pencil skirts and even Spanish culture influences like peasant blouses, revealing necklines. Masculine touches are well reflected by the tight fitting suit choices.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Video Alert: How to wear a scarf!

Ever wonder how to pull off that effortless scarf look? Well watch the video below to find out!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Glamhairus November Specials!

I love November, it has one of my favorite holidays, it’s my birthday month, and it's the best time to shop. With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to offer all my accessories, scarves, and pashminas at... 


That way you can get something not only for your friends, but also for yourself <3

Happy Shopping!