October 18, 2012

A Mad Men Event

I had the honor of being invited to this years Fashion Focus Chicago event. CBN graciously asked me to take photos and cover the Mad Men inspired event for The Printed Blog.

Here is what I wore:
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Dress: Swap w/ Kaitlyn (H&M), Coat: Piperlime, BeltRing: Express, Tights & Hair pins: Walgreens, Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Bracelets: Baublebar, Watch: Kristin Hassan, Earrings: T plus J Designs
The Ballroom at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago was STUNNING! When you walked in, the ballroom was to your left and to your right was the CBN lounge and a few photo shoot areas. There where also multiple bars throughout the ballroom and another one near the lounge as well.  
Here are a few shots I took during the night before the fashion show:

How amazing are the chandeliers in this room?! 
There was a DJ and all the music that was played was from the 1960's. It was so fun to watch everyone dancing and having a great time waiting for the fashion show to start. There were bit sized snacks passed around and a silent auction too!
Here are a few of my favorite looks of the night. I love how everyone really embraced the theme and no one went over the top Halloween style ;)
fashionfocus Next, the nine Mad Men/1960's inspired looks made their way into the ballroom. Here is a shot of each of the looks:
And here are the amazingly talented designers with the looks they made:
The show was great! The models really worked the ballroom and their garments too! 
designers Overall the night was really fun. I can't tell you how many times I looked around the ballroom and thought how nice it would be if we all dressed and danced this way all the time (especially the men...swoon!).
Besides the great fashion, they had a super cute photo area set up by the CBN lounge area. Glossed and Found had a work desk with lots of props you could pose with, very Mad Men style.
Here is the shot I took with 3 other fellow Chicago Blogger Network girls:
Ever been to a "themed" charity fashion show? I feel like they should all be Mad Men themed from this point on.... ;)
For more photos from the event, check my "events" folder on my fb page later in the week! 


Unknown said...

I LOVE that hair clip! So chic!

Sarah Hartley said...

Wow, what a super cool event! I would love to go to something like that! And you look perfect for the evening.

Balancing Lisa said...

thanks! Can you believe I found it at Walgreens?!

Balancing Lisa said...

right?! Great perk to being part of CBN! and thanks, it was my first time trying vintage waves on my hair! ;)

Gwen said...

What a fun event! You look amazing! I love that hair clip, so pretty! :)

Unknown said...

IT was great meeting you! Great photos!!! Let's get together soon!
xx, Kat