Archive for September 2010

Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails is the Hottest Ticket in Town! (PICS!)

(Pic courtesy of PLP Studios)
Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails 2010 Co-Chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer with this year’s designer, Carmen Marc Valvo. I am proud and honored to report that the Joffrey Ballet’s 5th annual “Couture & Cocktails” is still the hottest ticket in town thanks to this year’s new co-chairs Kristina McGrath and Marci Holzer.  Helen Melchior... Read more »

Hefner Coming to Chicago October 29th to Screen his Documentary!!

Hugh Hefner with documentary director Brigitte Berman. Hef is returning to his hometown on Friday, October 29th, and will appear at the screening of his latest documentary, “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel” at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State!  The film, directed by Oscar winning documentarian Brigitte Berman, concentrates on his status... Read more »

Chicago Designer Elda de la Rosa Unveils her Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

Elda de la Rosa taking her bows. I was proud to be her featured model for her Fall/Winter 2010 collection which was shown this week. Chicago designer Elda de la Rosa hosted her Fall/Winter “Ooh-La-La” fashion show in the historic landmark  Edgewater Beach Apartments, home of her atelier, and it was an SRO crowd.  The... Read more »
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Nigel Barker, Star of America's Next Top Model, Appears at Book Signing for the Joffrey Ballet

Nigel Barker surrounded by glam fans at his book signing. America’s Next Top Model judge and world famous photographer, Nigel Barker, appeared at Neiman’s this week to kick-off the Joffrey Ballet’s “Couture & Cocktails“.   Nigel charmed the guests, including many Joffrey Women’s Board members, with his new book, “Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation: Revealing a... Read more »

1st Annual "Who Is Chicago" Party Honors 10 (Video & Pics)

“Who Is Chicago” 2010 honorees. Cuvee, the hot nightclub at 308 W. Erie, was the site for the 1st Annual “Who Is Chicago” event hosted by Raymi Productions’ Cece & Melinda and CS Magazine this week.  The dynamic duo of Cece Gonzalez and Melinda Joseph organized the party and selected the 10 honorees who are... Read more »

Hats Off to the Parkways Garden Party's $300,000 Fundraiser!

Chicago milliners Loreta Corsetti and Carla Faso having fun at the 8th Annual Parkways Foundation’s Garden Party. (Fab pic by Steve Starr) This year’s 8th Annual Parkways Foundation’s Garden Party & Luncheon attracted over 600 well dressed movers and shakers from Chicago and beyond.  The hats were out in force, some stylish, some more on... Read more »
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The Palmer House Celebrates Their 140th Anniversary in Grand Style!

Palmer House Landmark Dedication and 140th anniversary celebration. It was a party like you would expect from a Chicago institution!  The 140 year old Palmer House Hilton had Monroe Street closed off and there was the marching band from Carl Sandburg High School as well as so many VIPs and dignitaries, I lost count!  The... Read more »

"Who Is Chicago" Honors 10 September 16th

  The first annual “Who is Chicago” event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16th, from 8-10 PM at Cuvee, 308 W. Erie.  Chicago Social, Cece & Melinda and Raymi Productions are hosting this event which will honor 10 Chicagoans for their philanthropic efforts in both the corporate and non-profit worlds.  Honorees include:   Paula... Read more »

Miss Continental Pageant 2010--Glamour Galore!

Miss Continental Pageant 2010 finalists with founder Jim Flint. Labor Day is always exciting because it heralds the finals of the Miss Continental Pageant, which is the largest and best female impersonator contest in the world!  This year, the Pageant celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style with 34 talented contestants competing for the crown... Read more »
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Chicagoans at Play in the Mountains of Santa Fe

Chicagoans fly fishing at Corkin’s Lodge in Northern New Mexico. Corkin’s Lodge is nestled at the foot of the Brazos Cliffs in the San Juan Mountains of Northern New Mexico.  It covers 700 acres of paradise loaded with scenic vistas, unusual birds, moose,chipmunks, wild turkeys and deer so tame they eat right out of your... Read more »