Archive for October 2016

What Chicago wore to the Mainbocher opening gala at Chicago History Museum

What Chicago wore to the Mainbocher opening gala at Chicago History Museum
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum hosted a most elegant gala to celebrate the life and work of a little known Chicago designer, Main Rousseau Bocher (Mainbocher). The exhibit featured 30 garments, photography, videos and more but what I loved the most was seeing Chicago dressed in all its finery. Costume Council events... Read more »

Chicago Cubs are memory-makers for generations of fans

Chicago Cubs are memory-makers for generations of fans
I love all the sweet stories I’m hearing about generations of Chicago Cubs fans. I covered an NBC Red Carpet event last night and even hottie Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire, Gaga-ex) mentioned a friend of his whose dad had passed and who plans to drape a Cubs jersey over his tombstone if (when) they win.... Read more »

Kerry and Sarah Wood host Storybook Gala for at-risk kids

Sarah and Kerry Wood with honoree Graham Allen and his wife Brooke.
The 2nd annual Storybook Gala, benefiting the Wood Family Foundation‘s after-school mentoring program (Pitch-In) for at-risk kids, was themed after J.M Barrie’s famed Peter Pan and was an unprecedented success raising over $500,000 for the non-profit. Hosted by Sarah and Kerry Wood on September 23, the event honored Graham Allen (CEO Sloan Valve Co.) with the... Read more »
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This is how Chicago fashion guru Ikram wowed the Paris Fashion Week crowd

This is how Chicago fashion guru Ikram wowed the Paris Fashion Week crowd
We all know and love her as the owner of the chicest cherry red boutique in town and the woman who dressed First Lady Michelle Obama. During fashion weeks across the globe, Ikram (Goldman) is a force to be reckoned with. She has an eye that can make or break a new (or established) designer... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet luncheon celebrates opening of Romeo and Juliet

Ashley Wheater, Barbara Gaines and Chris Jones onstage.
The Joffrey Ballet hosted a cultural conversation with many of Chicago’s most powerful women and leaders in the arts on September 26 in honor of The Joffrey’s upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet, opening Thursday, October 13. Nearly 300 guests gathered at LondonHouse’s appropriately named Juliette Grand Ballroom to celebrate Krzysztof Pastor’s critically acclaimed reimagining... Read more »

Shame on magazines who discount women over 50

Shame on magazines who discount women over 50
I’m so disappointed. I don’t know why any woman’s magazine would overlook women over 50 when it comes to makeup, fashion and style tips. I’m talking to you Chicago Woman Magazine and, sadly too many others, who think life stops at 50 for us. I so wanted to love this magazine. My friends told me... Read more »
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