We know you've got nothing but summer on the brain, and can't even imagine focusing on fall, but we found a trunk show that will at least make you give it some thought. New York-based designer Chadwick Bell is making a personal appearance today and tomorrow at the Northbrook Neiman Marcus, and he's bringing his fall '12 collection with him. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, pick the brain of a designer who's creating collections for women that demonstrate strength, creativity, and gorgeous structure. Put off thoughts of bathing suits and rompers long enough to peruse Bell's "femme fatale" inspired collection. Summer will still show up, we promise. Neiman Marcus, 5000 Northbrook Court (off of Lake Cook Road); 847-564-0300.
Photo: Courtesy of Umindi Francis Consulting Group