Monday, April 7, 2014

Girls Day Out

Hi beauties!

My friend Tatianah invited me for brunch and to see the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit at the Chicago Museum.  We went to my favorite brunch spot, Batter and Berries, located on the north side of Chicago.  If you live in Chicago or come to visit, you must check it out.  When you arrive, you will have to wait, but trust me the food is worth the wait! Batter and Berries specializes in French Toast, they showcase a limited edition flavor every week.  This past week's flavor was Oreo cookie, but the regular flavors included carmel, strawberry and blueberry.  The carmel french toast is to die for!  You don't need any syrup, the french toast at Batter and Berries is made to be eaten without syrup.  The restaurant offers other options such as, a chicken and sweet potato stuffed waffle, omlettes and crab cakes.  To top everything off, the restaurant is B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bottle).

After brunch we headed over to The Chicago Museum.  This was my first time ever going and it was really cool to get to see the history of Chicago.  If you're interested in going, there is a $7 Groupon for admission.  Our main reason for going was to see the Ebony Fashion Fair 50th Anniversary exhibit.  The exhibit was beyond amazing!  Me, being the fashion addict that I am, was blown away by all the couture gowns and suits that have influenced Ebony Fashion Fair.  What I loved most of all were the manniquins.  The manniquins were all different shades and depicted gorgeous African American women. Ebony was the first magazine to show African Americans in high fashion.  The Fashion Fair, fashion show was created to show that African American women could wear these fashions and look just as good as other women.The exhibit showcased such designers as, Oscar De La Renta, Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Emmanuel Ungaro, Yves St. Laurent and more. Check out some of the pictures I took (even though we weren't supposed to take them. Shhhh...).

The Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit will be traveling to other cities, so check and see if it's coming to a city near you!

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