Fancy That

caroline devillo kiddie cocktail dress!

We are gathered here today to celebrate the union between flower girls and wedding dress designer Caroline DeVillo.

After melting hearts with her classic Hollywood-inspired bridal gowns, DeVillo has spread the love to little aisle walkers (ages 2 and up) by launching Kiddy Cocktail dresses. Vowing to focus on simple and elegant silhouettes, she turns out silk confections with lace appliques, gathered skirts, and even polka dots. Everything from necklines to sashes is customizable.

Rejoice in this heavenly match at DeVillo’s Bucktown studio, where she does fittings and consults by appointment.

If anyone opposes this marriage, speak now or forever hold your peace.

Didn’t think so.

Available at Caroline DeVillo Couture, 1616 North Damen Avenue, at North Avenue, suite 301 (773-342-0096 or carolinedevillo.com).

this week in chicago!

Planet Explorers
Little space cadets climb into a rocket’s cockpit, maneuver land rovers, and peer through telescopes in the out-of-this-world exhibit.
Why: Astronaut tips galore (including how to use a zero-gravity toilet).
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., at McFetridge Dr. (312-922-7827).

Carnivale Family Day
Chef Mark Mendez concocts a special kids’ menu (beef tacos, red rice and beans, barbecue chicken empanadas, spaghetti and meatballs).
Why: A face painter, magician, stilt walker, balloon twister, and juggler join the fun.
When: Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 702 W. Fulton Market, at Halsted St. Reservations (recommended) at 312-850-5005.

Spring Egg-Stravaganza
Have brunch with the Easter Bunny then hunt for candy on sprawling Soldier Field.
Why: You’re a basket case.
When: Sat. Brunch, 8:30-10 a.m.; hunt, 10 a.m.
Where: 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., at McFetridge Dr. Make a brunch reservation (required) by Wed. at 312-235-7160.

Photos: Courtesy of Caroline DeVillo

702 W Fulton Market
@ Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
1616 N Damen Ave
@ North Ave, ste 301
Chicago, IL 60647
Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr
@ McFetridge Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
Soldier Field
1410 S Museum Campus Dr
@ McFetridge Dr
Chicago, IL 60605