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Shlomi Rabi, NBC5 Street Team

This week began with the celebrations of the Jewish New Year, or as it is known by its more colloquial name “Half-Day at Wall Street”. In its honor, I decided I would come up with a Jewish-oriented list of resolutions for the year 5769 (for those of you who don’t know, the Hebrew calendar did not begin with the incarnation of Jesus but the birth of Joan Rivers. Looking for inspiration, I munched on some shrimp and began my quest. Shockingly, I got nowhere. I then ordered a lobster and pepperoni pizza with a side of live oysters, bacon wrapped cheesesticks and a can of spam while listening to Pavarotti’s “Ave Maria”, but alas, to no avail. I was stumped. It was then that I popped “Passion of the Christ” in the DVD, and it all made sense: being a good Jew means you let the odd goy like Mel Gibson make more money than you and beat you at your own game.

That said, a more popular (and fun, and memorable and need I say it…chic!) way to make yourself feel better is to get your tuches together and head over to the World Fashion Chicago on October 2nd in Millenium Park. (The Maven of all things Fashionable in Chicago, Amanda Hunt, gave it a shout out earlier today.) The lovechild of Chicago Sister Cities, the third annual show promises to showcase the best in couture by designers from Chicago’s very own 27 sister cities, next to hot, local talent. Expect to see sharp and chic new trends set by designers from Shanghai, Milan, Paris, Casablanca, Mexico City, Delhi and Moscow, among others. A pre-show will kick-off the event from 6-7:30p.m. at the Chase Promenade (at Millenium Park), following by the runway show from 7:30-9p.m., to be followed by an after-party at Trump International Hotel & Towers from 9-11p.m. Tickets for all three sell for $100, but mingling with the connoisseurs at the after-party (should that be more to your liking) would only set you back by $25. So don’t even try to find an excuse not to attend, because guilt-tripping is one game at which this Jew. won’t let anyone beat him.

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Amanda Hunt, NBC5 Street Team

The most wonderful thing about going out to dine is satisfying your craving for pleasure.  Whether it’s dessert and wine or a full course meal, nothing is more pleasant to the senses then the chance to see, taste and smell a well-prepared dish.  The same goes for fashion.

Starting today through Oct. 8, Chicago is laying out a buffet of fashion entrees sure to satisfy the most mature palette.  Chicago 2008 Fashion Focus is back and lucky for us,  service is a la carte.  Our city is laying out the nice silverware, featuring everything from runway shows, industry seminars, fashion installations and neighborhood shopping.  Go to  ChicagoFashionResource.com to pick and choose from an array of special events this week.  To get you started, here’s a list of highlights to consider:

Oct. 1- Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion, Hosted by Pete Wentz.  Tickets start at $60 and seating is limited.

Oct. 2- World Fashion by Chicago Sister Cities International. Admission is FREE, after-party details online.

Oct. 3- Dress Code: Rising stars and students from Chicago’s design schools.  Admission is FREE.

Oct. 5- A Fashion Performance: Alice Berry uses fashion to explore business & pleasure. Admission is FREE.

Oct.6-  Allure of Couture: High-end, contemporary collections produced by B. Samuels. A FAVORITE & FREE.

Oct.7- Macy’s Presents the Designers of Chicago. Focus is on futuristic trends. Admission is FREE.

Visit ChicagoFashionResource.com for your fashion flavor of choice, and be sure to write in your most memorable event.

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