Archive | September, 2012

New Exec Board Positions Announcement!

23 Sep

We are excited to announce our new board for 2012-2013:

Co-President’s Natalie Laczek and Michon Stuttley

Vice-President: Veronica Bowen

Secretary: Dhaviella Harris


Lipstick and the Law: Lawsuit filed against Maybelline

23 Sep

Lipstick and the Law: Lawsuit filed against Maybelline

Three women are decidedly tired of fading lipstick that was paid to last!  Carol Leebove, Wanda Santa and Denise Santiago are going up against make up giant, Maybelline in a complaint filed against Maybelline and L’Oreal (parent company) in the Southern District  Federal Court of New York, claiming that the company’s products Super Stay 14HR Lipstick and Super Stay 10HR Stain Gloss do not last as long as the company has advertised, and that consumers are ultimately being misled. The complaint also accuses Maybelline of breach of warranty and violating New York state’s consumer protection laws. The plaintiff’s are even asking the court for class-action status. 

Lesson to be learned: women in this economy do not want their money being spent on products that fail to deliver! Let’s see where this case goes. Chicago Fashion Law Update will be monitoring this case as it further develops.

The case is filed under: Leebove et al v. Maybelline LLC, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 12-07146.

Natalie Laczek

Lara Miller-Eco-Friendly, Chicago Based Designer-Trunk Show and FundraisingEvent

19 Sep

Lara Miller will be part of a fundraising event benefitting Chicago’s Dance COLEctive and Dress for Success on September 29, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm at the Starbright Dance Academy 1511 West Barry in Chicago, IL.  Suggested donation is $20.

For more event details please check out the event page here.

The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society

18 Sep
JMLS Fashion Law Society Elections will take place on Thursday September 20, 2012 from 5:30-6pm in room 522!
We are looking to fill the following positions:
Chief Event Planning/Public Relations Officer
We hope to see you there!
Natalie Laczek

via The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society.

New Event! Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto

17 Sep

Chicago’s own women’s clothing designer, Maria Pinto, helped curate an exciting new exhibit at the Field Museum which began last Friday and which will run until June 16, 2013. This exhibit is free with a regular price admission ticket. Go check it out!

Lovers of art, style, and history alike will revel in The Field Museum’s newest exhibition, Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto. Opening September 14 and running through June 16, 2013, the exhibition explores the world of design, mixing clothing hand-selected from the Museum’s collections by esteemed Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto, and contemporary pieces created by Pinto and exclusively displayed at The Field Museum.”

For more information about this event please check out the Field Museum’s website.

Fashion and the Environment

14 Sep

What in fact is EcoFashion? Learn more with the latest post under Fashion and the Environment.

Natalie Laczek

Chicago Designers Spotlight

14 Sep

Learn more about brand Sophia Azzad! Everything is hand-made in Chicago!

via Chicago Designers Spotlight.