Archive for May 2009


  Bill Kurtis with honoree Donna LaPietra Local icon and all around incredible woman, Donna LaPietra, was honored Thursday night by the Apparel Industry Board, May 28th, at the Casino.  The event benefited the Stanley Paul-Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to college students from Greater Chicago and/or Illinois who are studying in a... Read more »

Tails In The City Celebrates 5 Years Of Giving Back

Lucy and Rose Murillo with friend. My favorite pet luxury store, Tails in the City, recently celebrated their 5th year anniversary on May 15th at Level Nightclub. They had a wonderful turnout and the proceeds all benefited The Anti-Cruelty Society. Guests enjoyed Red Carpet photos, psychic pet readings by Denise Zak, pet massage by Pam... Read more »

Costume Council welcomes designer Ralph Rucci

Natasha Isaacs, Laurie Davis, Sherrill Bodine, Eva Jakubowski, Susanna Negovan and Dusty Stemer. The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and Neiman Marcus joined together in hosting designer Ralph Rucci at a champagne reception and luncheon on Tuesday, May 5th. Almost 100 guests gathered to admire his elegant and perfectly tailored designs and view... Read more »

The Eighth Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence!

Ryan Theobald design The Eighth Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence event was held in what appeared to be Richard Driehaus’ garage Friday night at 700 S. Des Plaines Avenue. Almost 400 guests mingled among Richard’s vintage car collection in anticipation of the fashion show which featured the designs of 25 students from five Chicago... Read more »

Modern Wing Opening Gala!

Dining Pavilion in Grant Park With the opening of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute Friday night, Chicago now has the 2nd largest art museum in the country after the Met! Wow! I am so proud of my city! The party itself was something you could only dream about with so much to see that... Read more »