Posts tagged "Marco Foster"

Grinch Who Gave Back Christmas party benefits Brain Injury Association of Illinois

Keisha Keywest, Lora Michael and Nick Bravo.
On Friday, December 12, beloved Chicago altruist and entrepreneur, Marco Foster, held his 4th annual Grinch Who Gave Back Christmas charity event benefiting the Brain Injury Association of Illinois at one of Chicago’s hottest night spots, The Underground. The stylish and festive evening included live music, cocktails and an appearance from The Grinch herself, Lora... Read more »

Marco Foster's White Party Benefits One Hope United

Chicago philanthropist and man-about-town Marco Foster  hosted his Third Annual White Party recently at American Junkie (15 W. Illinois).   The evening, which benefitted One Hope United, a not-for-profit organization that protects vulnerable children from child abuse or neglect and prepares them for a brighter future, was Marco’s biggest party to date and one of the... Read more »

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)

Hot Chicago Models, Celebs and Cool Local Fashions at NEXT Chicago! (Watch video!)
NEXT Fashion Chicago 2012 hit the runway at Germania Place this month and featured hot local talent, great fashions, celebs and four-legged friends, too!  Produced by Rose Mandel and Marco Foster, a portion of the night’s proceeds went to PAWS Chicago.  I co-hosted with NBC’s Marcus Riley.  See video below and for more photos by... Read more »
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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 »

Chicago Red Dress Party Features "The Voice's" Beverly McClellan

The second annual Red Dress Party took place recently at the Joffrey Ballet Studios (the Joffrey Tower) with more than 200 people donning their most fashionable and eye-popping red attire.   The highlight of the evening was a memorable musical performance by The Voice finalist Beverly McClellan.   An impromptu duet with Beverly and event... Read more »

"Without a Shadow of a Doubt" Designer Borris Powell Puts Chicago on the Fashion Map, and the Ferrari Wasn't Bad Either!

The one and only, Borris Powell!
“Without a Shadow of a Doubt” Fashion Show, presented by local designer Borris Powell,  set a very high standard for Chicago fashion shows at the River East Art Center recently.  Opening with chic fashions from Lincoln Park’s newest boutique, STRUT, owner Niala Conte sent models down the runway in wearable and accessible outfits that made... Read more »
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Candid Candace Takes you to the NEXT Fashion Chicago Show on Watch312.com!

The week was filled with fashionable fun starting with the NEXT Fashion Chicago Show at Germania Place last week (video coverage follows)!  I was thrilled to co-emcee along with NBC’s Marcus Riley.   Produced by Rose Mandel, of Mandel Productions, the show included collections from local designers  Elda de la Rosa, Fraley Le, Gary Gonzalez, Sahar... Read more »

NEXT Fashion Chicago 2011 Plus Fashion Focus Kick-Off Party Pics!

The first NEXT Fashion Chicago Show was held at Germania Place, a venerable venue steeped in legend.  Rumor has it that Al Capone spent quite a bit of time here since the building was easily guarded.  On this night of fashion, I couldn’t imagine old Al sitting in the corner but I did see stylish... Read more »

Chicago's First Red Dress Party Sizzles! (PICS!)

  Over 300 people came out to support Chicago’s First Red Dress Party benefitting the Aids Foundation of Chicago and the Equality Project.  This party began in the 1990′s when two gentlemen who were dating discovered they had both contracted HIV/AIDS.  They swore to one another they would each wear red to their partner’s funeral.... Read more »
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Designer Elda de la Rosa Presents her Spring/Summer 2011 Collection to an SRO Crowd!

  Designer Elda de la Rosa’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection brought the house down recently at a cocktail reception and fashion show at the Allerton Hotel.  The standing room only crowd cheered wildly at each exquisite design and, while Elda specializes in evening gowns and bridal wear, her cocktails dresses and daytime wear were big hits as well. ... Read more »