On Sunday, I took my six year old "Nugget" and his friend "Meatloaf," who also happens to be the son, of the my gorgeous childhood friend and Akira muse, Stacia Lupu, to the Akira Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Show. The show, "Supersonic Boom" was a futuristic vision of Akira's creative director Chris Ho and creator Jon Cotay. The 450,000 square foot space at the Grossinger City Autoplex was filled with bookers, creative directors, editors, socialites and all around Akira fans.

Sitting front row with my son at the biggest fashion event in Chicago, made me realize that this is what "Full Circle" really means. As some of you may not know Akira basically started my fashion career and changed my life.

It's incredible how far Akira has come from a tiny little store on North Avenue to a mega fashion empire! Unless you've been living under a rock you can't miss the bright red awnings that run through North Avenue today. Almost 10 years and 18 stores later, Akira is still family and one of my favorite stores to go to. Not only are they always on top of trends with incredible prices but the service is like no other.

The show hit every trend without missing a beat. Think lady like peplums, loads of black and white, Givenchy goth-like vibes, holiday/party dresses, leather, and lace. Check out the photos below for a taste of what Akira has to offer this season. If you're not local, not to worry, visit to get the latest and the greatest for your closets!

Thank you Akira, for all you've done for me and for making Chicago that much more fashion forward!!!



Kristin Cavallari

Jon Cotay, Kat Xue, Chris Ho



Front Row Bandits

with my sweet little Nugget

 All photos © Tonee Dang, Dalong Yang, Sum Lao and Helen Berkun

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