A Lincoln Park fashionista faces the reality TV camera
BY LORI RACKL TV Criticemail@example.com March 18, 2012 9:44PM
Corri McFadden of eDrop-Off talks about her designer clothing and accessories consignment store on N. Halsted St. Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times
‘HOUSE OF CONSIGNMENT’
9 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays on VH1
Updated: April 20, 2012 8:08AM
Local fashionista Corri McFadden is starring in her own TV series, “House of Consignment,” debuting Wednesday with back-to-back episodes on VH1.
Being at the center of a reality television show doesn’t make McFadden nervous; cameras don’t faze her.
What does make this 30-year-old Gold Coast gal squirm in her Louboutins?
“The thought of not getting a pair of shoes or a bag that I really want,” she says sheepishly.
McFadden’s passion for fashion and a brain for business helped this Kansas City native build the multi-million dollar company eDrop-Off. Run out of a sleek storefront in Lincoln Park, the consignment business auctions luxury clothes and accessories on eBay.
The 10-episode program follows McFadden and her trendy team as they go about their jobs, which include cleaning out the closets of some well-heeled Chicagoans, such as restaurateur Karyn Calabrese.
A camera crew tagged along with the charismatic McFadden last summer and fall to capture the challenges, drama and glamor that go along with running a fashion empire. Each episode is packed with shots of pretty products — Missoni dresses, Manolos, Birkin bags — along with some equally attractive footage of the city.
“When you think fashion, you don’t necessarily think Midwest. But it’s here,” McFadden says in the pilot. “This is where I grew up and I’m staying true to that.”