Posts in category "Citylife/fashion"

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 »

Designer Stephane St. Jaymes Makes Fashion Splash with Michi Marshall

Stephane St. Jaymes, Michi Marshall and Margaret O'Connor
Designer Stephane St. Jaymes is definitely one to watch!  Although, he’s very well known in other parts of the world, he’s relatively new to Chicago, however, our very own trendsetter/celeb host Michi Marshall, is about to change all this.  She introduced this creative man recently at Wicker Park hotspot Tocco to some of the top... Read more »

Putting the Chic in Chicago: Fashion Focus Spotlights Local Designers

Agnes Hamerlik
Chicago is pulling ahead of the competition for the most fashionable city! One of the hottest events in town, Fashion Focus: Chicago’s Fashion Week was a citywide celebration of Chicago’s fashion industry presented in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Mayor’s office. Highlights during the week included a... Read more »

Garfield Park Conservatory's Fleurotica 2013: Fantastic Flowery Fashions (Video!)

Garfield Park Conservatory’s Fleurotica 2013 was a visual feast at the MCA with almost 500 stylish guests in attendance on Wednesday, June 12. Co-chaired by Deirdre Koldyke, Whitney Lasky and Shauna Montgomery, this “haute” fashion show featured flowery designs by 30 of Chicago’s top floral and landscape artists. It was thrilling to go behind the... Read more »

Strike a Pose: Chicago Cubs players and their wives hit the runway for charity

Event hosts Kim and David DeJesus
Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim hosted more than 275 guests at the River East Arts Center on January 17 for their inaugural “Strike a Pose” fashion show benefitting their non-profit, David DeJesus Family Foundation.  The show featured Cubs players and their wives walking the runway in fashions from the 900 North... Read more »

Local Designers and PAWS Chicago Doggies Wow Crowd at NEXT Fashion Chicago

Germania Place was filled to bursting on October 16 with more than 400 of our town’s most stylish for the second NEXT Fashion Chicago show that featured some of our town’s top designers and boutiques.  The show kicked off at 8:30, after NBC’s Marcus Riley and I welcomed the crowd.  The lights dimmed, the music... Read more »

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on!

Watch The Joffrey Ballet's Fashionable Fundraiser, Couture & Cocktails, Come to Life on!
What better way to share the story of this glorious night of fashion in Chicago than through the eyes of a camera!  Come along with me and let me show you what the Joffrey Ballet’s Couture & Cocktails is all about right here on’s  “Candid Candace Chicago” (Photo by Mila Samokhina).  To read more,... Read more »

The Joffrey Ballet's Couture & Cocktails: A Fashion Extravaganza at New McGrath Acura

For the Joffrey Ballet’s 7th Annual Couture & Cocktails, glamorous co-chairs Sonya Jackson and  Kristina McGrath planned quite a memory making event!!!!   For starters, they held the party in the brand new McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago dealership with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space to play with and then opened the show... Read more »

My FIVE Top Fashion Picks on Luxury Garage Sale: Fall is Fabulous! LOOK!

My FIVE Top Fashion Picks on Luxury Garage Sale:  Fall is Fabulous!  LOOK!
I was so honored to have been asked by Luxury Garage Sale to sift through their fabulous fashions and pick my top five!  It was no easy task with pages upon pages of beautiful couture offerings but it was a very fun challenge that I happily accepted.  Check out my choices and see what you... Read more »

Chicagoan Strikes Gold at New York Fashion Week!

Actress/designer India de Beaufort (L) and model.
One of the top emerging designer collective showcases during New York Fashion Week, was created AND produced by Chicago’s very own Dionne Williams.  Now in its 4th season, “EMERGE!  A Fashion Runway Show”, recently showcased the spring 2013 collections of an elite group of emerging designers from around the world. The organizers for this  highly... Read more »