Archive for March 2013

Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad

Search is on for new Joffrey Ballet Executive Director and I'm so sad
Former Joffrey Executive Director, Christopher Clinton Conway, is relocating back to Los Angeles after his eight year tenure with the dance company.  As a personal friend, I will miss him beyond measure but know this is a great opportunity for him.  I met CCC at the very first Couture & Cocktails in September 2005.  His... Read more »

Chicago Fashion Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Scholarship Benefit for SRO Crowd

Top prize winner Agnes Hamerlik
The Chicago Fashion Foundation hosted its biggest and best annual scholarship benefit at the Hard Rock Hotel on March 21.  Fifteen finalists, all students at local fashion colleges, competed for scholarship prizes amounting to $7K in front of a sold-out, standing room only crowd. I was thrilled to return as a judge for this sixth... Read more »

Giuliana Rancic and Bright Pink Launch Fab-U-Wish

Giuliana Rancic and Bright Pink Launch Fab-U-Wish
E! News anchor and Fashion Police host, and breast cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic, is once again partnering with national non-profit Bright Pink to launch  Fab-U-Wish,  an exciting new philanthropic initiative that provides young women battling breast and ovarian cancer with the opportunity to spend a day feeling “fabulous” by living out one of their wildest... Read more »
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Designer Elda de la Rosa Presents her Spring 2013 Collection at Peninsula

Designer Elda de la Rosa Presents her Spring 2013 Collection at Peninsula
Don’t miss the elegant spring 2013 collection from beloved designer Elda de la Rosa on March 19th at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago beginning at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from “La Vie en Rose: Couture for a Cause” will benefit Edgewater Development Corp., a community-based nonprofit that supports small businesses. Chanel’s style consultant... Read more »

Common Threads Celebrates 10th Anniversary at World Festival 2013 with 65 Top Chefs

Top Chef Gail Simmons at VIP party with Small Threads
Common Threads celebrated its 7th annual World Festival and the 10th anniversary of this non-profit organization, an after school cooking program that hopes to get one million American kids moving away from fast food and toward healthy meals with their families by 2017.  It’s a lofty goal, but with the dedication and passion shown by... Read more »

Chicagoan's celeb-filled fashion show, Emerge!, features up and coming designers during New York Fashion Week

Mikki Taylor, Phillip Bloch, Adam Leffel and Emerge! founder Dionne Williams.
Now in its 5th season, EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show, created and produced by Dionne Williams of D. Williams Public Relations Group, featured an eclectic ensemble of artists during New York Fashion Week 2013. These aspiring fashion designers from around the world showcased their artistic genius with amazing collections that powered down the runway much to the... Read more »
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