brains/beauty

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Fix Me, Please

Zippers, shoes, pants … things break. Don’t be ashamed. If it’s not something cheap (as in super low quality, and if it is, scrap it, you should be ashamed) you ought to get it fixed. Maybe it’s not so fun to take it in, but it is fun when you get it back. And it will be as good as new or better if you take it to one of our favorite apparel specialists. If you need something doctored, take it here:

For SHOE REPAIR/LEATHER REPAIR
Joseph’s Shoe Clinic
6173 N Lincoln – (773) 478-3228

Sandburg Shoe Repair & Leather Crafters
115 W. North Ave – (312) 266-8966

For EVERYDAY CLEANING to TOUGH SMELLS/STAINS
Gibson Couture Cleaners
3447 N Southport Ave – (773) 248-0937

Davis Imperial Cleaners
3325 West Bryn Mawr – (773) 267-4560

For EXPERT TAILORING
Golden Needle (female tailor)
814 N State St – (312) 787-3416

Boguslaw (male tailor)
65 E Oak – (312) 640-1521

For FUR/LEATHER CLEANING
Davis Imperial Cleaners
3325 West Bryn Mawr – (773) 267-4560

For REWEAVING
Without a Trace
100 E Walton St – (312) 787-9922

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The Totally Haute, Well-Read Affair


Celeb Benefit for Literacy Chicago

When asked what our dream affair would be by YSL’s Parisienne, we said “Like that in the song ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.”

We lied. It would be this, The Well-Read Affair, because, happily, we live Home every day.

Put on by the young Associate Board (upon which sits The Haute Closet’s very dear friend, Sean Kienzle) the party goes down next week, Thursday, February 25th, in a to-die-for location. You should click that link.

And note! Though the back of the invite calls for ‘Business Dress’ believe us, that is NOT the case. It’s going to be one good looking group bidding on sexy bookmarks created by literacy-lovers like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and James Earl Jones who, we might add, has put up for auction artwork containing one of the best and most useful phrases in the canon >>>

If we were Rachel Zoe, we would say that is OOC. Also, Zac Efron.

Indeed. Don your party best and benefit a most essential cause, the cause closest to our hearts: literacy(that, and having everyone feel comfortable in their clothes!) Literacy helps everyone feel more comfortable in their own skin.

Seriously, kids, it is of utmost importance that every child and adult be able to read. Can you imagine if you couldn’t read? For more about Literacy Chicago and The Well-Read Affair click here.

PS: The Well-Read Affair was sponsored in part by Sharpie. We Sharpies! They work hard to hand-color our THCIYH mix discs!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Blood Sucked Out Of Our Fave S/S 10 Look

We never say this, but: girl’s outfit was worn SO much better on the runway, as demonstrated in the above right. Are we right or are we right?! Perfect in its elegance, utility and spunk. The perfect uniform.

So … rock it or drop it, K-Stew!

Nobody likes a bad attitude in Proenza Schouler. No exception for you.

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Required YouTube Viewing

‘The Secret World of Haute Couture’

Featuring our personal favorite and THC patron saint, the impeccably dressed eccentric Daphne Guinness, dig in, friends. It’s “The Secret World of Haute Couture” as presented by the BBC … and up on YouTube.

If you were waiting (of course you were!) for a tutorial about how get into couture, well, you’re about to get jealous.

But! Fret not, darlings. There is a lesson here: you can look this good and have this much fun too.

The easiest way to chic for those of us, shall we say, lacking a beer heiress bank account: Get a Haute Closet!

For your viewing pleasure, the first part of the BBC documentary is below.