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Today! Chalk Has the World's Luxest Lighter, Snake-Inspired Bracelets

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Evanston boutique Chalk—a regular on the pages of Elle and Harper's Bazaar—only hosts two or three events each year. So when co-owners Carrie Kane and Sharon Watrous invite their clients to come by for something special, well, it really is something special. Take today's trunk show, which showcases gorgeous goods from Hunting Season and Paula Mendoza, and gives shoppers a chance to meet the designers behind both stylish lines.

Danielle Corona, who formerly worked in the accessories department of Valentino, is the designer behind Hunting Season. Her handbags are made in exotic, imminently touchable skins and her brand new line of housewares includes luxe items like checkered-horn tabletop lighters. Never knew you needed such a lighter? You do.

Paula Mendoza is a Colombian jewelry designer whose bold looks include raw emeralds and gold, serpentine styles. Both designers—who are coincidentally pals— are warm, creative, and happen to be model-gorgeous. (Here's Danielle; here's Paula. Told you.) The show runs till 7 p.m. this evening.

· Chalk Boutique [Official Site]
· Hunting Season [Official Site]
· Paula Mendoza [Official Site]