Places I love in Oak Park, part 2: Christina Finn Style + Selleria Veneta + Butterfly Productions. Also, Instagram and “Where Your Stylist Shops.”

Once upon a time on a rainy Monday, there was a photo/video shoot at Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst. It wasn’t so rainy that you heard the sound of thunder, but there was indeed a butterfly effect…sorry, I couldn’t resist. I am excited to report that my clothes and Selleria Veneta’s bags will soon be appearing in a Butterfly Productions video featuring musician/model/actress T$. Moses from Selleria Veneta got some great pictures of T over the course of the day, some of which can be seen in this post. If you’ve been to Selleria Veneta, you’ve seen a Butterfly Productions video. “Fashion Show at River Point” pairs their bags with clothing from Aubé by Edith B. and it’s always playing behind the counter in the store. To see more from Butterfly Productions, check them out here:  

For even more Butterfly Productions, follow them on Instagram: You can also follow me at @christinafinnstyleofficial, T at @tmunyy, Selleria Veneta at @selleriaveneta and Aviana, makeup artist for the shoot, at @makeupbyaviana.


Left to Right/Top to Bottom: T is wearing Mara Hoffman black dress; Equipment Femme cashmere sweater, Ivan Grundahl black pants and Stubbs & Wootton shoes; Comfy USA red zip front jacket, Helmut Lang black top and Boy by Band of Outsiders pants. All handbags shown, Selleria Veneta.

 Speaking of Instagram, my bio states up front that the website is about “fab stuff I sell and cool stuff I like.” At the end of the day, there’s only one wardrobe that can claim me as its sole mastermind and that’s my own. It’s no secret that I’ll go virtually anywhere I can find a good deal when I’m shopping secondhand, but I’m fortunate to have some really great boutiques within walking distance of my house. 

*Gem Charming jewelry boutique which also carries gorgeous housewares, accessories and candles. And moisturizers! I’m obsessed with them this time of year, and the one I got at Gem smells ahhhmazing.

*Filoni: Amazing collection of “art to wear” brands like Dress to Kill, Rundholz, Moyuru, Krista Larson and Crea Concept (to name only a small few.) Jewelry, accessories, and nifty housewares are also in abundance here. Bonus: the owner’s gorgeous Labradoodle might wander over and say hi if he’s at the shop. He’s a sweet boy.

*Manouche: Impeccably curated selection of brands like MJ Watson, Tara Jarmon, Two Danes and Pas de Calais. Their accessory game is on point: I got a great mask there, adjustable fit with a concealed, sewn-in frame along the top that lets you mold the mask to your face. I got a great lapis lazuli ring there in the summer, and I have a huge crush on the Inouitoosh animal motif scarf.

*Selleria Veneta: Yes, yes, I know, I already mentioned them but wait, there’s more! Instead of hosting a multi-vendor holiday market like they’ve done previously, Cecilia and Moses are doing a series of trunk shows every Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00 until Christmas at their Oak Park boutique. I’ve been to all of them so far and scored some awesome skin care products and cute jewelry.

Here’s the rest of their Mercatino delle Feste lineup:

11/22: Cuff Joy

11/29: Locked and Layered

12/12: Designs by Carola (Moses and Cecilia will be at the Chicago Artisan Show on 12/6, so Heidy Carola and her lovely jewelry will be at the shop on 12/12 instead)

12/13: Christina Finn Style (that would be me!)

12/20: Love Dot

Mercatino delle Feste at Selleria Veneta is located at 141 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302. If you’re in the Chicago area, mask up and come see me on 12/13. I’ll be bringing about twice the amount of inventory that’s on the website, and most of it isn’t online yet. I’d love to see you.

Left to Right/Top to Bottom: On ShaKea: Leopard print jacket by Classiques Entier. On Christina: Match Point linen top* from Filoni, adjustable mask from Manouche, necklace by Peggy Goodman. On ShaKea: Top by Comfy USA, pants by Rena Lange, jacket by Tory Burch. On Christina: Dress by Rundholz Black Label, vintage coat by Pauline Trigère.* On ShaKea: Cashmere sweater by Neiman Marcus, jacket by Calvin Klein Collection, skirt by Armani Collezioni. All bags shown are available at Selleria Veneta. All clothing shown available on this website except for items marked with an asterisk. Contact us for details.