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- Jewelry designer Paula Mendoza wore her glitzy, snake-inspired bracelets with stacked rings (and a smokin' red manicure.) Photos: Michelle Wodzinski
- Behold the jewelry petting zoo: Mendoza also brought her emeralds.
- From left to right: Danielle Corona of Hunting Season, the jewelry designer Paula Mendoza, and Chalk co-owners Sharon Watrous and Carrie Kane.
- Corona brought Hunting Season's latest clutches, gleaming Italian hardware and all.
- The designers are also pals, which made for a fun, intimate vibe at the party (endless bubbly didn't hurt.)
- Corona's line focuses on handbags, but she recently branched out into housewares. Included: this insane tabletop lighter, intended to ignite candles.
- The party started with cocktails on Found's cushy, mismatched lounge furniture.
- Corona's own crocodile clutch kept company with the booze.
- Hunting Season's newest goods were on display on vintage, silver trays.
- Mendoza's jewelry slithered nearby.
- Emerald city indeed.
The night before its trunk show for Hunting Season and Paula Mendoza, Evanston's Chalk Boutique hosted an exclusive dinner with the designers. Held at Found restaurant, the intimate bash served emeralds and snakeskin along with champagne, kale salad, salmon, and—almost as delicious as the accessories—pot de crème. Pull up a seat and take a peek at highlights from the night. And if you haven't been to Chalk (or Found), we recommend a trip to Evanston stat.
· Chalk Boutique [Official Site]
· Found Kitchen and Social House [Official Site]
· Paula Mendoza [Official Site]
· Hunting Season [Official Site]