Tracy Reese Visits BHLDN Chicago

May 1, 2012 • Chicago, Designers, Events, Fashion Blog, Yahoo

Tracy Reese before her pre-fall collection presentation at BHLDN in Chicago

Thursday evening BHLDN, Anthropologie’s bridal store, hosted a shopping event and fashion show with Tracy Reese supporting Literacy Chicago. Tracy Reese’s beautiful collection is available at BHLDN.

When I first walk in the doors at BHLDN, I was in awe of all the vintage-inspired items seemingly everywhere. For a quick second I thought I had died and gone to fashion heaven. After looking at all the dresses downstairs, I walked up the elegant white spiral staircase and was immersed into a beautiful room with cases of jewelry, racks of shoes and angel wings hanging from the ceiling. If you are looking for a dress for a special occasion, or planning a wedding this is certainly the place to go.

My favorite floral dress!

Tracy Reese peplum dress

The crowd was wowed by this peek-a-boo bright violet dress!

We liked this blue dress with strategic rouching and a tiny black dot print.

Another floral print dress by Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese has a very girly eclectic feel, which was mirrored in her Pre-Fall collection showcased at BHLDN. Some highlights of the show were bright colors, hats and beautiful floral patterns all with a vintage flair. My favorite piece was a gorgeous blue floral dress with three quarter length sleeves that had a figure flattering red belt to tie the blue background and red floral print together. Tracy said the belt made a world of difference and enhanced the silhouette of the dress.

Tracy Reese Collection at BHLDN

We met Tracy Reese! That's me (left) with Tracy Reese (center) and Carol Calacci (right)

I was lucky enough to catch Tracy Reese for a few minutes and talk about our mutual love, fashion. She is one of my favorite designers so I couldn’t wait to ask her some questions! We talked about her collection and why she loved fashion and got into it as a career. She said her mom always sewed when she was young, and she loved to draw, but her deciding factor was when she went to Parson’s for a summer class. She was so down-to-earth and easy to talk to! It is inspiring to meet someone so successful and yet so humble.

–Katie Schmitz

Photos: Second City Style

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