Posts tagged "Desiree Rogers"

Jane Fonda feted by Cinema/Chicago and Chicago International Film Festival

Jane Fonda, 2017 recipient of the Gold Hugo Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza.
Cinema/Chicago and the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival presented a special tribute to two-time Academy Award-winner and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Fonda. A Tribute to Jane Fonda, co-chaired by Corbin Horn and Lauren Robishaw, took place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on July 29.  The evening attracted over 300 guests and featured an on-stage conversation... Read more »

Build/Rebuild Benefit: A letter from the president; music by Frankie Knuckles and a who's who from Chicago and beyond

Rebuild Foundation founder Theaster Gates, Jr. (R) and CEO Ken Stewart.
More than 150 art world influencers, artists, community leaders, philanthropists, and cultural leaders gathered on Chicago’s South Side in celebration of the Rebuild Foundation’s inaugural, by-invite-only, BUILD/REBUILD Benefit. Established by Theaster Gates Jr. in 2010 and overseen by CEO Ken Stewart, the Rebuild Foundation welcomed guests to a private viewing of the newly restored Stony... Read more »

Fig & Olive: A new hotspot opens in the Gold Coast

Janet Mandell, Jacob Neminarz and Monika and Geoff Dixon.
What?!  An entire menu prepared with NO butter, just olive oil?  They had me at hello for the grand opening of Chicago’s newest hotspot, Fig & Olive, located at 104 E. Oak Street.  This stunning “olive oil oasis” brings a delicious taste of the French Riviera, Italy and Spain to the Gold Coast in grand... Read more »
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Ebony Magazine's Power 100 Gala Honors Berry Gordy with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Berry Gordy with The Jacksons.
Ebony Magazine hosted the star-studded EBONY Power 100 gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on November 4 to celebrate the honorees on its annual EBONY Power 100 list.  The list salutes the achievements of influential African-Americans in the country and, this year,  honored the legendary founder... Read more »

NBC's Private Launch Party for "The Steve Harvey Show" Premiering September 4th!

Marjorie and Steve Harvey
NBC Universal, in a stroke of sheer genius, has nabbed popular entertainer Steve Harvey for his own show, “The Steve Harvey Show,” premiering on September 4th.   The Launch Party at the Hard Rock Café on August 22nd was by-invite-only and featured a live performance by Jeffrey Osbourne, who charmed the crowd with  his chart-topping solo... Read more »

Fashion Columbia 2012: Biggest, Greenest and Record Breaking!

Fashion Columbia 2012 raised record funds, was the greenest fundraiser and the largest event at the college to date!  Proceeds from the event, which brought out over 200 guests, will benefit the Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship in Fashion Studies.  All of this good news must’ve made event chair, Desiree Rogers, very, very happy along with... Read more »
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City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »

Roy Lichtenstein Opening Gala at the Modern Wing Plus "Crash the Gala" After-Party Hosted by Ikram Goldman

"Crash the Gala" host Ikram Goldman dances with Desiree Rogers and friend.
The Art Institute’s Women’s Board ALWAYS plans spectacular and creative events but on Friday, May 11th, they hosted TWO back to back parties at the Modern Wing.   The night began with a gala for 600, co-chaired by Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris,  celebrating the opening of  the largest exhibition of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s works... Read more »
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TCW Magazine's A-List: 60 Chicagoans of Style

TCW Magazine's A-List:  60 Chicagoans of Style
TCW Mag:  “These women and men about town are fashion standouts They’ve got the look. Impeccably attired, perpetually polished and with an uncanny sense of personal style, these women and men about town are fashion standouts. They turn heads, and for all the right reasons. Click below to see who made TCW’s list of Chicago’s... Read more »