Archive for May 2014

A passion for fashion: SAIC's "The Walk" showcases 250 student designs (Awesome pics!)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, presented “The Walk 2014“, its annual fashion show that celebrated an astounding 80 years of fashion innovation this year!   The extraordinary runway show was presented three times throughout the day with more than 1500 people in attendance... Read more »

"Mothers in the Mills" benefit raises funds to banish puppy mills

Cari Meyers with Janet Davies.
The Puppy Mill Project continued its annual tradition of honoring mother dogs left behind in puppy mills with its “Mothers in the Mills” benefit. This year’s event, which took place on May 10th at John Barleycorn in River North honored Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, Bernie Berlin, founder of A... Read more »

The Cannes Film Festival's Chicago connection--Michael Kutza

Official Film Fest poster of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni in Fellini's film "8 1/2"
Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza calls the Cannes Film Festival “the best place to look for films and to make contacts.”  He has attended this Festival 50 times!  He’s been on juries there, reviewed films that have premiered there for numerous publications and according to Michael “has fallen in and out of love”... Read more »
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Jason Derulo will headline Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama

Jason Derulo will headline Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama
This event is one of my favorite fashion events in Chicago!  Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama, Fashion Rocks will feature Jason Derulo at this year’s even on Friday, August 8, at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Derulo has sold 30 million singles worldwide, with over 1 billion views on You Tube and five Top 5... Read more »

My Memorial Day Regrets

My Memorial Day Regrets
My dad was in the Army, but I don’t know if he served overseas or really what he did.  I never asked enough questions and I wish I had listened closer.  I’m sure he shared this info with me because we shared everything.  I’m an only child and he had me late in life so... Read more »

When Izzy met the Prince: Prince Charles bestows the Order of Manitoba on Chicago Bear Israel Idonije

When Izzy met the Prince: Prince Charles bestows the Order of Manitoba on Chicago Bear Israel Idonije
Not everyone gets to meet Prince Charles, but then, not everyone is Israel Idonije!  On Wednesday, May 21, this Chicago Bear received Manitoba’s highest honor, the Order of Manitoba,  from Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony that took place at the Legislature in Winnipeg.  Established under special legislation, the Order of Manitoba is the province’s highest... Read more »
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A letter to my Mom on Mother's Day

A letter to my Mom on Mother's Day
Dear Mom, Today is the day I celebrate and honor you.  I wish you were here so I could give you flowers and a gift to make you smile.  You’ll never know how much I miss you, every day, all days, but the lessons you taught me and the incredible memories we made together will... Read more »

Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »

Fashion Favorite Cameron Silver Stars at Randolph Street Market's "Modern Vintage Chicago"

Fashion Favorite Cameron Silver Stars at Randolph Street Market's "Modern Vintage Chicago"
If you’re a lover of vintage couture, then you’re gonna love this!  For this weekend’s Randolph Street Market’s “Modern Vintage Chicago”, one of the superstars  of vintage style, Cameron Silver, will be presenting never-before-seen in Chicago selections from his world renowned L.A. store DECADES! Cameron is a walking encyclopedia on all things fashion and I... Read more »
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