Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Grand opening event of the City Target in Chicago

It Girl Fam,

Last night, I attended the grand opening of the nation's first City Target store in downtown Chicago.  The other two City Target stores are located in Los Angeles and Seattle.  And more will be opening within the next 2 years.

True to it's name, City Target, it definitely has a neighborhood feel.  Unlike the regular Target or Super-Target concepts, it's more of a place where you can shop, sip, eat, and crack open your laptop if necessary because they have wifi. There's a Pret A Manger Cafe at City Target and yes, they also have a liquor license.  

I was so caught up in the evening festivities that I almost overlooked the cool merchandise. I especially liked the Chicago-neighborhood branded swag.  I'm sure tourists and natives alike would buy them.  I, personally, had an eye on one of the baby tees. :-)

Below are some pictures of the different engagement activities during the event.  Enjoy!


Met Bullseye, Target's mascot
(I'm not an employee, but I tried to represent in my red & white)

With fashion/lifestyle bloggers, The Sassy Peach and Afrobella
and my friend, Ariyana Monique from Target's corporate headquarters

She cycled during the entire event to display 
the rotating City Target sign on the right of the unicycle.
It was pretty cool.

Local bucket drummers getting it in!

Local artist, Rahmaan Statik Barnes, painting a City Target mural

Another view of his mural

The lovely Laverne Knighton, from Target's community relations 

Loved DJ Megan Taylor! She did her thing. :-)
Note the City Target artwork in front of the DJ booth

Even the napkins were branded. :-)

ⓒ It Girl Industries 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fundraiser led by Fashion Industry's Elite

It Girl Fam,

I recently had an opportunity to attend a fundraiser at Harpo Studios in Chicago hosted by the fashion industry's elite.  From Anna Wintour to Chanel Iman to Rachel Roy, there was no shortage of tastemakers represented.

Below are some pix from the event. Enjoy!

I know that this post is weeks overdue. I promise to do better in the future. :-)  

THE Anna Wintour
 Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine
She's dope! That's all I have to say!

 Model Chanel Iman is gorgeous and graceful. 
She was a joy to meet.

Designer Rachel Roy!! OMG!! 
A fellow yardy. (West Indians, stand up!)
She's such a sweetheart!

 Sanaa Lathan is beautiful in person. 
I think I've watched almost all of her movies.

 Team Johnson Publishing was in the building. 
Linda Johnson Rice (Chairman)
& Desiree Rogers (CEO) were amazing. 
Let's take a moment of silence for Desiree's ensemble. My picture does no justice. 
Her makeup was flawless also.

President of Ariel Investments
This sister is fierce on so many levels! I admire her greatly. 

ⓒ It Girl Industries 2012