Tag: ZZazz Productions

Lights, camera, action! Apparel Industry Board presents Rev UP Chicago!

Lights, camera, ACTION! I just can’t wait to host the Apparel Industry Foundation‘s Rev UP Chicago 2020 virtual fashion show/fundraiser tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-7 pm! See amazing fashion segments, filmed by Francis Son at Perillo Bentley Gold Coast, from some of our city’s top designers: Elda De la Rosa, Lauren Lein Cavanaugh (AIBI... Read more »

Fun, fashion and philanthropy: The Chicago Lighthouse presents FLAIR

Fun, fashion and philanthropy: The Chicago Lighthouse presents FLAIR
My Candid Candace Blog will now be shared here on Chicago Now as well as online. Since 2008, this award-winning blog has shined a light on Chicago and all the people who make it great. Hope you can subscribe here to enjoy news from around town that includes arts and culture, the dining scene, nonprofits,... Read more »

The Chicago Lighthouse--A FLAIR for fashion with a touching twist

Co-chairs Sheree Valukas (center), Sherrill Bodine and Lighthouse president Dr. Janet Szlyk.
It was the most successful fundraiser yet, raising over $100,000, for The Chicago Lighthouse! FLAIR 2019 was held at the Drake Chicago on September 13 and honored Cheryl Coleman and Ron Katz. The afternoon fashion show, “Visions of Elegance“, was expertly co-chaired for the third year by Sheree Valukas and Sherrill Bodine. The record crowd,... Read more »
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Peach Carr and fellow Project Runway Stars unite for JourneyCare

Project Runway All Stars Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie, Peach Carr, Christopher Palu, Korto Momolu and Joshua Christensen.
The love in the room was palpable for fashion designer and hometown hero Peach Carr, three of her fellow Project Runway All Stars and the nonprofit they came together to support, JourneyCare, the country’s largest non-profit organization providing hospice, home health, palliative and pediatric hospice care. The event at Theater on the Lake on Saturday,... Read more »

Fabulous fall fashion show funds Service Club's grant program

It was another exciting afternoon for the Service Club of Chicago’s annual “Day on the Terrace” fashion show and luncheon held, as always, at The Peninsula Chicago. Co-chaired by SC members Jean Antoniou, Yvette Cusack, Tracey DiBuono (who also produced the show through her ZZAZZ Productions) and Sharyl Mackey, the event raised a record-breaking $100,000!... Read more »

Eversight Illinois hosts "Seeing Stars," a party to support sight restoration

Jean Antoniou, Rudy Zavala, Rebecca Smith, Craig Hogan, Andrea Antoniou and Julie McMahon.
Eversight Illinois hosted its 70th anniversary celebration, “Seeing Stars”, at The Peninsula Chicago on July 26. The event supported the non-profit’s mission of restoring sight and preventing blindness through donation, transplantation and research. With themes of silver, black and white, the dramatic decor, by both Tamar Productions and Kehoe Designs, featured an illuminated, freestanding 8-foot... Read more »
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Chicago House hosts an afternoon filled with feathers, fashion and fun

Design by Redaggio.
Chicago House hosted its annual spring brunch and fashion show on May 7 in the sunny Winter Garden atop the Harold Washington Library. Over 350 guests enjoyed a fashion show featuring designs by Peach Carr, Mark Roscoe + Black Tie Formalwear, Soundoff, Ricorso, Iridium Clothing Co. and Redaggio and a delicious brunch created by Inspired... Read more »

Haute Dog Chicago: A darling doggie fashion show for charity

Haute Dog Chicago 2016 at The Peninsula benefited Canine Companions for Independence.
It was a doggone good time at the Peninsula on September 8 when the FIRST Haute Dog Chicago, a darling doggie fashion show, was held to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. This noble non-profit provides highly trained assistance dogs, and ongoing support, for disabled children, adults and veterans FREE of CHARGE! Local celebs and their... Read more »

The Peninsula Chicago celebrates 15th anniversary with grand invite-only bash

Peninsula Chicago GM Maria Zec and husband Bob.
To say that the 15th anniversary party for the Peninsula Chicago was a fun party is like saying the Art Institute has a couple of nice paintings. I’m not sure I really have the words to describe it. This magical night, envisioned by the Pen’s Greg Hyder along with Kehoe Designs’ Phil Cooper and staff,... Read more »
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The Geraghty: Chicago's hottest new venue hosts GRAND opening bash

Eye candy at The Geraghty's GRAND opening party! Meow!
We fell right down the rabbit hole at The Geraghty’s recent private party at its 25,000′ ft space in Pilsen (2520 S. Hoyne) on August 6. This over-the-top, magical event seemed to be directly inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Everywhere you looked, there was something remarkable. At the entrance, handsome, shirtless greeters with the words “The... Read more »