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Five fun fashion events this weekend in Chicago

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Wavy Flower Ring from Ippolita, sterling silver, $175.

TONIGHT, MARCH 12: This sounds like a pretty sexy event for the twenty- and thirty-something ladies. Join Macy's, 111 N. State, tonight at 6 p.m. for their "Is Fashion Your boyfriend? If So, Then Ladies, You Need to Hang With Us" event in their Impulse area on the second floor. (Impulse features young contemporary designers such as BCBGirls, Free People and Kenzie.) If you buy any regularly priced item, you'll get your photo taken with one of the hot City Gym Boys. And since Macy's will have one for each month of the year, you'll get to pick your favorite! In addition, you'll get 20 percent off any regularly priced item.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 14: Sometimes it's just fun to look, right? Especially when jewelry is as exquisite as this. Grab a few girlfriends and head over to the Ippolita Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the first floor of Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan. This Italian designer concentrates mostly on handmade silver and gold (though includes turquoise for some of her pieces), and includes earrings, rings, necklaces and bangles. Though just a quick warning: The gorgeous ring shown above is about the least expensive thing I could find on the Web site.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 14: Discover a tempting array of new products to update your look for spring -- and learn a few tips and tricks along the way -- from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Nordstrom Old Orchard's Spring Beauty event. Experts will be on hand to assist you with complimentary makeup lessons, skincare demonstrations, fragrance consultations and more. In Cosmetics on the first floor. To RSVP, call Nordstrom (77 Old Orchard in Skokie) at (847) 677-2121 and ask for your favorite cosmetics line.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14: Need to get a few things out in the open? Or maybe you could use some inspiration from others? Stop by Soulfly Inc., 11614 S. Western, for their Spoken Word event featuring Jarrard Anthony, acoustic guitarist and R&B crooner. It's open mic, so feel free to bring your words. From 7 p.m. to midnight and it's free.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14: AKIRA is joining forces with rednofive for a weekend-long anniversary party (rednofive turns 11). But the real action is Saturday night when AKIRA presents a sexy, rock-inspired fashion show to the live tunes of The Gaylords (made up of members of Kill Hannah, Marvel Kind, Assassins and Knights Like Knives). Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception is at 10 p.m. and fashion show is at midnight at rednofive, 440 N. Halsted. Street and valet parking available. To RSVP for the event, go to

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