I promised photographs from our recent trek to Chicago for the Vogue Live, Chicago expo, held at the fabulous, old Palmer House Hilton in the loop........I've collected images in three separate entries, so have a wonderful time looking. And have a look at the Vogue Live website. These things happen periodically in places like Manhattan and Chicago.
The vendor areas occupied the 3rd and 4th floors in the hotel and looked more or less like this:
I have dubbed this guy the show's mascot (see the full-length view in a later entry):
I saw some of the most drop-dead beautiful stuff I've seen in years -- as with this collection of crocheted scarves and shawls made by a French company using Madgascar artisans (a fair-trade company, I hasten to add). Enlarge the photos to get a close look at the workmanship -- all of which was basically unaffordable for ME, but probably not for people with a bit more money, and I really do applaud the determination to give women what their labor is worth:
.....and finally, just LOOK at this amazing full-length coat:
Now go on to the next two entries! svb