LAUNCH

Photo by Eugenia Gallardo Photography.

Make It Better was proud to be the media sponsor of the sixth annual Launch: Driving Fashion Forward event at Autohaus on Edens April 9.

The evening featured music, food, fabulous fashion, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefitted the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Women’s Leadership Committee.

Five North Shore boutiques and designers showed some of their best looks for summer. Watch each runway show and find product details listed below.

Juniper Boutique

Items shown include:

Look 1:

John & Jen — Cold Shoulder Perforated White Knit Dress, $175
Rebel Designs — Leather and Black Crystal Cuff, $102

Look 2:

Fifteen Twenty — Textured Flare Sleeve Top, $198
DL 1961 — Bridget Boot Cut Denim, $188
Jenny Bird — Fringe Collar, $85

Look 3:

Petersyn — Hannah Off Shoulder Plaid Dramatic Sleeve Top, $198
DL 1961 — White Distressed Ankle Denim, $198
Jenny Bird — Silver Choker, $95

Look 4:

Baci — Denim Layered Blazer, $275
Skinny Distressed Denim, $209
Bolt stud tank by Sundry, $90

Look 5:

Amanda Uprichard — Silk Print Cold Shoulder Dress, $194
Raven & Riley — Leather Tassel Earrings, $52

Look 6:

Tart — Black Off Shoulder Maxi Dress, $174
Jenny Bird — Silver Satellite Statement Necklace, $175

Look 7:

Amanda Uprichard — Ivory Halter Top, $141
Ecru — Ponte, Pull On Pant, Navy, Boot Cut, $145
Jenny Bird — Silver Wide Cuff, $95

Look 8:

Black Halo — Sadie Sheath Black and Panel Print Dress, $329
Rebel Designs — Rhinestone Collar, $138

Look 9:

Feel the Piece — Tye-Dyed Silk Halter, $198
Ecru — Black Aoki High Waister Boot Cut Trouser, $178
Rebel Designs — Leather and Crystal Cuff, $139

Look 10:

Tart — Val Steel Blue Strapless Jumpsuit, $184
Biko — Cascade Collar, $192

ENAZ

Looks shown include:

Look 1:

Karen Krane — White Bell Sleeve Top, $140
McGuire Denim — Crop Frayed Embroidered Denim, $260
Enaz for Life — Nude Satchel, $110,
Designed by Denise — Silver/Pearl Necklace, $165

Look 2:

Double Layered Red Tank, $50
Grey State — Split Front Stripe Pant, $138
Just Karma — Leather Tie Choker, $78

Look 3:

Buzz 18 — Embroidered Studded Denim Jacket, $285
Michael Stars — Black Tank, $48
Evolution — Faux Suede Studded Pant, $86
Ah!dorned — Faux Leather “Love” Jacket, $48

Look 4:

Michael Stars — Fringe Knit Vest, Split Back, Light Gray, $128
Dex — Black Frayed Jean Shorts, $60
Michael Stars — Felt Fedora With Leather Braid, $54
Shoshana Lee Jewerly — Beaded Necklace, $295

Look 5:

Waverly Grey — Off Shouldered Lace Cuffed White Shirt, $168
Liverpool — Gray Cuffed Chino Trouser, $79
Designed by Denise — Silver Link with Toggle and Crystal Pendant, $145

Look 6:

My Tribe — Petal Pink Leather Perplum Jacket, $310
Ecru — Print Ruffled Top, $165
Karen Kane — White Cropped Jean, $120
Rita Ratskoff — Scalloped Lace Metallic Choker, $35

Look 7:

Michael Stars — Chiffon Printed Caftan , $58; White Tank, $42
McGuire Denim — White Frayed Skinny Denim, $205
Remi & Reid — Ombre Faux Leather Metallic Tote, $95
Misa — Pom Pom, $35

Look 8:

Ost — Cold Shoulder Paisley Print Dress, $165
Fairchild — Baldwin — Magnetic Leather and Beaded Necklace, $395

Look 9:

Acrobat — Cold Shoulder Sienna Silk Tunic Dress, $218
Silver Fountain — Black Onyx, Pearl Necklace, $248
B-Low the Belt — Western Buckle, $98

Look 10:

Ecru — Lapis Silk Dress, $270

Avant

Looks shown include:

Look 1:

Eton — shirt, $295
Max Davoli — coat, $795
Meyer — pant, $275
Robert Talbott — pocket square, $75

Look 2:

Stenstroms — shirt, $265
Samuelsohn — suit, $1,395
Robert Talbott — tie, $155

Look 3:

Eton — shirt, $295
Canail — suit, $1,995
Robert Talbott — tie, $155

Look 4:

Robert Talbott — shirt, $248
Robert Talbott — coat, $1,098
Citizens of Humanity — pant, $231

Look 5:

Eton — shirt, $295
Coppley — coat, $995
Zanella — pant, $295
Dion — tie, $125
Jonathan Wachte — cufflink set, $175

Look 6:

Robert Talbott — shirt, $228
Isaia — coat, $2,295
Brax — pant, $198
Peru Unlimited — sweater, $245

Belle Vie

Looks shown include:

Look 1:

Audrey Grant — Soft white Cascade gown made with Italian silk and adorned with pearl buttons, $7,000

Look 2:

Naeem Khan — Nude sheath threaded embroidery gown, $10,000

Look 3:

Naeem Khan — Ivory beaded embroidery sheath gown, $12,000

Look 4:

Sabrina Dahan — Off-white silk trumpet gown with floating floral appliqué and bow at waist, $8,000

Look 5:

J.Mendel — Ivory charmeuse pleated a-line skirt with chantilly lace sleeves, $9,000

Look 6:

Audrey Grant — Black halter dress with white french net skirt adorned with beaded appliqué, $11,000

Look 7:

Audrey Grant — Red satin sheath dress with black satin-faced-organza overskirt with blue lining, $9,000

Look 8:

Elizabeth Fillmore — Ivory French chantilly lace sheath gown over a nude charmeuse lining, $5,000

Look 9:

Audrey Grant — White V-neck crepe sheath gown under a cranberry pleated satin-faced-organza skirt, $10,000

Look 10:

Elizabeth Fillmore — Hand-painted Parisian Floral high-low gown, $6,000

Peach Carr

Looks shown include:

Look 1:

Pink and gray colorblock sequin sheath with bell sleeves, $450

Look 2:

Pink Bolero jacket, $200; pink and white skirt, $350; black cold shoulder top, $175

Look 3:

Martini tennis skirt, $125; hot pink collared top, $95

Look 4:

White sheer bottom top, $175; ink splatter pant, $300

Look 5:

Lobster drop waist dress, $210

Look 6:

Colorblock dress with sequin bottom and bell sleeves, $350

Look 7:

Paisley print maxi dress, $250

Look 8:

Black shell with sheer insert, $250; sapphire and black long skirt, $500

Look 9:

Black top with wrap-around sleeve, $175; black pant, $300

Look 10:

Cropped white sheer top with beading, $250; sheer long skirt, $500