Monday, October 3, 2011

Akira Fashion Show "Hall of Mirrors" benefiting Imerman Angels

Last night I went to the "Hall of Mirrors Fashion Show" put on by Akira benefiting the not-for-profit organization, Imerman Angels.

Akira is a Chicago-unique boutique offering the latest trends and most current fashions to men and women.  It's the "go-to" store for having "nothing to wear".  Be rest-assured you will always find something here!  Between the selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and their beyond helpful and fashionable stylists, you won't go home empty handed :)  If you're reading and don't live in the area, check out their online shop:
If you haven't heard of Imerman Angels, I'm happy to bring this amazing service to your attention:
Imerman Angels matches anyone seeking cancer support with a 'Mentor Angel'. A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has beaten the same type of cancer; a living proof and inspiration that cancer can be beaten.  Did I mention that the service is free?  It helps anyone affected by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level.  IA is available to anyone living anywhere in the world.

This event by Akira was an eclectic display of exactly what the store has to offer in fashions.  More importantly, the do-good gesture to benefit Imerman Angels shows that Akira is a store that goes far beyond the superficial fashion industry obsessed with image and looks.  Props, guys, for making the lives of your customers a priority!

Everything about the event was fantastic:  the venue, the scenery, the runway, the clothes..I think you get it :)  So much creativity went into the show and it was obvious!  The pre-party included food, drinks, break-dancers and a huge on-location Akira for shopping!!

I was so impressed by the fashions in the show.  The models looked gorgeous and strutted everything from BoHo-Chic, to casual daywear, to glitzy and glamorous; all the bases were covered.  So many prints and  textures for inspiration.  I felt the runway looks were styled very "runway", but not so much that I couldn't relate to what the models were wearing.  I could easily take ideas from the ensembles and translate them into my own wardrobe.  By the end, I was totally over missing sundresses and sandals and was ready to layer-up and shimmy on a pair of boots.   Most importantly though, it made me want to go shopping :) 

See you soon Akira!!


  1. You girls are so pretty!!

  2. So COOL...Loving those shoes! Awe be young again!