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Reminder for CeCe & Melinda – Shop In Chicago: RSVP Today

The holidays are right around the corner.  Get all of your shopping done under one roof while supporting the top local Chicago designers and businesses at this anuual shopping extravaganza.  Click the flyer below to RSVP for an amazing shopping experience on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at the legendary Drake Hotel.  See you there!

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Recapping CeCe & Melinda’s 3rd Year Anniversary Party

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Zoe Gainey & Omar Villalobos
Cece Gonzales, Tsi kiki Felix, Patricia Cabrera and Melinda Joseph
Erin Browne, Pam Rose, Veronica Minahan and Jamie Finnan
Cece Gonzales, Kevin Christophersen, Mark Marple, Elizabeth McLaughlin
Nicole Townsend & Ben Cottrell
James Feeley, Kim Feeley and Jon Landon
Marcus Riley, Mio Chukwu and Conrad Chukwu

If you missed out on the big celebration, here are some photos from the main event.  It was a great turn-out and everyone had such a wonderful time.

From CeCe & Melinda:

“Over the weekend we celebrated 3 years in business at Privet!!!! Over 150 of our nearest and dearest supporters came out to enjoy 42 Below cocktails, Drawing Room appetizers and Swirlz Cupcakes with us! We toasted to all of the wonderful events we produce and for the many more to come celebrating those who have supported us from the beginning, especially being minority-owned women in business! A great time was had by all! Our dresses were designed by Chicago designer Julius LeCour!

Thank you so much for your support of consistently supporting us in Chicago, we truly appreciate your coverage and would be honored for you to feature our photos from our 3rd year anniversary celebration!”

The full gallery can be found at CeCe & Melinda!

All photos courtesy of CeCe & Melinda

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Where We've Been!


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Champagne Chic Bubbles & Bites at Le Bar

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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in Dining, Social


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CeCe & Melinda’s Annual Shop In Chicago 2011 – Be A Vendor

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Celebrate Cece & Melinda’s 3 Year Anniversary

Cece & Melinda’s 3rd Year Anniversary Party!


Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Privet Nightclub & Lounge
937 N Rush St
Chicago, 60611

Cece & Melinda’s 3rd Year Anniversary Party!  PRE-SALE TICKETS $25 before November 5, 2011:

Join us to celebrate 3 years!  Ticket Price includes event entry, passed appetizers, cocktails and cupcakes!
After November 5 ticket prices will go up to $33.33
Tickets will be sold at the door (cash & credit) for $40.00
Tickets are non-refundable.
Must be over 21 to attend.
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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Social


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Hector MonArrez Debuts His Women’s Collection

Chicago – Listen up, especially the ladies.  If you are not familiar with designer Hector MonArrez, you need to take notice and get to know this incredibly talented yet humble designer.  Upon meeting Hector you see a soft-spoken, modest, petite young man but trust me, he is a powerhouse.  This past Friday, Hector debuted both his fall/winter and spring summer collections at the Front Row Fashion Show.

Hector spent several months planning the show, pouring his blood, sweat, and tears into it.  He worked hard not only putting the pieces together but making sure every moment during the actual event would be perfect.  He had every reason in the world to be proud and celebrate on Friday because I can easily say this was one of the best shows I have been to in Chicago this year.

He chose a perfect venue – one that had never been used before and one that exuded class and elegance to mirror his collection.  VIP guests arrived at the Union Club of Chicago’s Crystal Ballroom around 6:30PM to enjoy a private champagne reception.  Guests also enjoyed red and white wine and some very sophisticated hors d’ouevres including lobster risotto, ceviche, scallops, and stuffed mushrooms amongst others.  And everyone was dressed to impress.  Special guests included the infamous Candid Candace (Candace Jordan), CeCe and Melinda, Steve Starr, C Chic Chicago, and more.


Seating for the big show began around 8PM and Zoraida Sambolin of NBC Universal hosted the affair wearing a gorgeous dress designed just for her by the man of the hour – Hector Mona\Arrez.  After Zoraida opened the show, music began to play and beautiful holograms were projected on the wall providing the perfect prelude to introduce the designers collection.



Models took the runway in chic edgy pieces.  The designs were a combination of edgy and classy rolled into one.  Sophisticated dresses with leather accents dominated the runway. Pink was a big color fitting for the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).  Fur, another big trend this season, also stood out.  And evening gowns in metallic shades and sequins popped on the runway, too.

Hector received a well-deserved standing ovation for his out-“standing” show.  Remember his name: Hector MonArrez because it is one you are going to be seeing a lot and one you are most definitely going to want to wear.

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Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Fashion, Where We've Been!


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Chicago Halloween Events: Cece And Melinda Masquerade Extravaganza


Masquerade Extravaganza!

Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Proof Chicago
1045 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

Tickets are $40


Come celebrate Halloween in style for an evening of glamour, live entertainment by the Chicago Cabaret Project, passed appetizers, cocktails and more on Thursday, October 27th from 8-10pm at Proof! Cocktail Attire & Masks/Face Decor Mandatory. Masks will be available for purchase at the door. Prizes for best dressed man and woman!

Tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are $40 in advance.  BUY NOW!

Tickets will be sold for $60 at the door. Cash and credit card wil be accepted at the door.

Cocktail Attire & Masks/Face Decor Mandatory. Masks will be available for purchase at the door.

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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in Holiday


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The Second Annual WHO IS CHICAGO

Friday, September 30, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

the dana hotel and spa
600 N State St
Chicago, IL 60611


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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Philanthropy, Social


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CeCe & Melinda Help Make the Third Annual Taste of the Goldcoast a Huge Success

The Third Annual Taste of the Gold Coast was a great success! This culinary celebration showcased thirteen of the best neighborhood restaurants including Il Mulino, Cape Cod, RA Sushi, Chicago Q, Go Roma, Whiskey Bar, Carmine’s, Pane Caldo, Gaylord, The Drawing Room, Saloon Steakhouse, Devon Seafood Grill and Hendrickx Belgian Bread. Goose Island poured Belgian Style Ales throughout the night and live performances by Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and Nan Mason & Terry Higgins sealed the deal. Over 25 items were were put up for silent auction benefiting the North Dearborn Association. A great time was had by all and no guests left hungry!


Carmine’s – Secret savory mini meatballs
Il Mulino – Cheese tortellini in a champagne cream sauce
Cape Cod – The Drake Hotel’s famous Crab Cakes and Clam Chowder
Chicago Q – Pulled pork sandwiches
Saloon Steakhouse – Mini homemade key lime pies
Hendrickx – Bite-sized chocolate Eclairs

Candace Jordan (Chicago socialite & blogger)
DC Crenshaw (Game Time Dine)
Audarshia Townsend (312 Dining Diva)
Alderman Joe Moreno (1st Ward)
Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward)
Jessica Altieri (Wine Channel TV)

Additional photos available for viewing at:

Information and pictures provided by CeCe and Melinda.

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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Social


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Fashion Fetish Fete 2011


September 24, 2011 I 6pm(VIP)-10pm I The Park West

Doors open for VIP ($50 ticket) at 6:00 pm; Doors open for General Admission ($35 ticket) at 7:00 pm.  Revamped Image Consulting ( RIC) and Epitome Productions ( EP) team annually for Fashion Fetish Fete (FFF). FFF honors commendable humanitarian efforts of Chicago’s fashion industry and spotlights a noteworthy organization. The charitable event has a fundraising goal of $5,000 for the spotlighted organization. In order to achieve this goal innovatively and in keeping with the latest social trends, RIC and EP use social networking, a fabulous fashion show featuring popular Chicago designers, vendor opportunities for Chicago designers to showcase their latest and most popular designs, and exciting entertainment. All of this will take place at Fashion Fetish Fete.The much anticipated Fashion Fetish Fete is an annual Chicago fashion industry philanthropic and awareness event that is sure to attract trendy, stylish pacesetters and professionals with altruistic interests. This year, Fashion Fetish Fete will offer:A VIP reception and exclusive opportunities and offers, social networking, charitable fundraising, vendor opportunities, professional photography, cash bar, light food, exclusive photos with the show’s designers and models, a meet and greet with Obisoul Star and Eletriqsoul Hideout. There will also be a live performance from Obisoulstar and the Electriqsoul Hideout.

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2011′s Fashion Fetish Fete Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipients:

Cecilia (Cece) Gonzales and Melinda Joseph of CeCe and Melinda with Raymi Productions

Brooke Conrady of Blank Nation Apparel

Christine Hutchison of Designer of five ACCESSORIES

With Runway Designs Featuring:

Shavonne Dorsey

Blank Nation Apparel

Crescendo Apparel

DOOLIN: A Division of Adela Red



Spotlight Organization: The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Veterans Programs

Tickets on sale NOW!!!! Click Here to purchase tickets.

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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Fashion


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The 3rd Annual Taste of the Gold Coast

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Dining


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Third Annual Taste of The Gold Coast

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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Social


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CeCe & Melinda Summer Patio Party

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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Social


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Weekly Rewind June 20, 2011

It’s time again for the Weekly Rewind from nowYOUknow where each Monday we recap the week’s events so you know exactly what’s happening and where you need to be.  Get your calendars ready because here we go:

Monday, June 20


The Salon Series Presents Lara Miller 6-8pm.  The Salon will run from 6pm – 10pm in Lara’s studio space – and adjacent dining area at 931 W. Cornelia #1b in Wrigleyville. The event will begin with an hour-long trunk show and champagne. 30% off specials and special orders on 2011 hand-loomed collections.  Cost $45-$80.  Tickets & More Info.

Tuesday, June 21

First Day of Summer Shopping Event presented by TCW at Sequin Jewelry Store – 845 W. Armitage from 6-9pm.  Join TCW at Sequin for a fun shopping event! Sequin, known for its fabulous costume jewelry at accessible prices.  Twenty percent of every purchase will benefit the Today’s Chicago Woman Foundation. Plus, the first 50 purchases of the evening will receive a fabulous gift bag of Sequin goodies!  RSVP & More Info.

Chicago Shakers & Stirrers Business Networking Mixer at CityScape Bar at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza – 350 W. Mart Center Drive from 6-8pm.  Members – $10 in advance/$15 at the door.  Non-Members – $15 in advance/$20 at the door.  Tickets & More Info.

Fete de la Musique at Cafe des Architectes in the Sofitel Hotel – 20 E. Chestnut from 6-9pm.  In honor of this spirited event, Café des Architectes will offer a special New Orleans-style menu by Executive Chef Greg Biggers. Guests will also be able to enjoy live jazz music, specially curated by notable Chicago jazz promoter John Moultrie.  Cost $58.  Tickets & More Info.

Wednesday, June 22

Mommy & Me Tea at the Palm Court in The Drake Hotel – 3:30-6:30pm.  Sip tea and nibble on cucumber sandwiches while you and your little one are treated to an eyeful of adorable Spring & Summer fashion from Odile, Luxury Children’s Boutique.  Tickets & More Info.

Cheeky’s Bubbly Summer Soiree at The W Chicago – 644 N. Lake Shore Drive from 6-9pm.  Cheeky’s official kick-off to summer party introducing Seven Daughter’s Moscato.  Enjoy seasonally inspired cocktails, hors d’ouvres from the W, music from DJ Mister Wolf, & more.  Space is limited.  RSVP & More Info.

Effen Vodka presents Art of Design at the Hard Rock Hotel 230 N. Michigan Avenue in the Fender Ballroom from 6:30-9pm.  Come experience a unique series of events at which premier Local mixologists compete to design the most Provocatively Premium™ EFFEN® Vodka martini. As a guest, you’ll view work by local artists while enjoying the freshly designed cocktails – then vote to decide which cocktail is the best. Space is limited.   RSVP & More Info.

Perfect Pairs with Chef Evan Percoco at Cibo Matto in the Wit Hotel from 6-7pm.  Enjoy small plates by Chef E. & wine by the Wilson Daniels Portfolio.  Reservations & More Info.

Le Jardin – a benefit for Bear Necessities hosted by Akira and sponsored by the Gooring Brothers and Eva Franco.  Shake off your cold-weather blues at AKIRA’s serene urban oasis. Ford models will showcase the effortless glamour of Versailles on an exclusive rooftop runway at Epic Sky Lounge from 7-9pm.  Tickets & More Info.

Scoop NYC Grand Opening at their new Rush Street location in the Gold Coast – 1009 N Rush St from 6-8pm.  RSVP & More Info.

Thursday, June 23

One sixtyblue invites you to a Pink Party at the restaurant – 1400 W. Randolph St. starting at 6pm to celebrate National Pink Day & raise money & awareness towards cancer research.  Tickets are $50 & include a cocktail reception at 6pm & a 3-course dinner w/ wine pairings starting at 6:30pm.  Special pink-themed gift bags for guests.  Space is limited.  Tickets & More Info.

Born this Way Pride Celebration June is Pride Month and K DOCK MEDIA wants to celebrate it with you!! Join us as we will host “BORN THIS WAY” at one of the most sought-after hot spots in the West Loop – Sawtooth Lounge – 1350 W. Randolph from 9pm-2am!  Cost $10.  Tickets & More Info.

50 & Beautiful presented by Candace Jordan, CeCe & Melinda, & Shaun Rajah at the Drake Hotel from 6-9pm.  This special event celebrates the influential women in Chicago, ages 50 and above embracing their beauty at their age modeling fashions from local Chicago Designers and Boutiques!  Tickets & More Info.

GOCA fashion show feature: Interactive 2011 at Evil Olive – 1551 W Division St from 8:00pm2:00amThere will be a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist (all local Chicago artists!). There will also be a bar at the event, and dress attire will be cocktail attire!  Cost: $10.  Tickets & More Info.

Wave Presents Taste & Trend Summer Series of Food & Fashion in the W Hotel from 5:30-7:30pm.  Showcasing seasonal fashions for men & women.  Guests will enjoy 2 seasonal drinks & bites from Wave’s new Rush Hour menu.  Cost $20.  Tickets & More Info.

Luxury Garage Pop-Up Shop at Sofia Vintage.  Come shop Luxury Garage Sale’s most fabulous vintage gems at this exclusive pop-up shop at Sofia!  Thursday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm & Sunday 12 pm-5 pm.  More Info.

Happy Birthday Goorin Bros. Hat Shop at 3243 N. Broadway from 6-9pm. Please join us for an evening of cocktails & live music as we celebrate the one year anniversary of our Lakeview Hat Shop.  FB Event Page & RSVP.

Charity Kick-Back Hour: One Hope United.  Every Thursday night, Duffy’s and LTS Chicago are proud to present “Charity Kick-Back Hour!”  For ONE hour all your beverage purchases will go to charity!
All YOU have to do is check in and get a free power hour wristband. Duffy’s will log all drink purchases and whatever your spend will go directly to charity.  FB Event Page & RSVP.

Friday, June 24

Celebrate Viktoria’s Closet 3 Year Anniversary presented by nowYOUknow Events (NYKE).  Enjoy music, drinks, food, and sweet treats while checking out the latest trends.  Viktoria’s own designs will be modeled throughout the night.  At Viktoria’s Closet – 2482 N Lincoln Avenue from 6-9pm.  More Info.

Summer Soiree presented by Ford Models at Vertigo Sky Lounge – 2 W. Erie St. inside the Dana Hotel from 7-10pm.  RSVP & More Info.

Smart is Sexy Presented by the Aparecio Foundation & Columbia College Chicago’s Film & Video Department at Columbia College Film Row Cinema – 1104 S. Wabash Ave, 8th Floor starting at 6pm.  Come out for a special film screening of I Know a Woman Like That.  Wine & hors d’ouvres will be served.  Tickets & More Info.

District Bar’s 2nd Chance Prom hosted by Premier Event Marketing.  Party begins at 10pm & goes til 1am.  $40 wristband specials and complimentary bow ties at the door.  Receive a “prom-inspired surprise” when you pre-order your wristband & reserve a table.  Tickets & More Info

Chicago Pride Fest in Boystown near Halsted Street & Waveland Avenue from 4-10pm.  $7 donation before 5 p.m.; $10 after. Benefit For: Northalsted Business Alliance.  More Info

24-July 3: Taste of Chicago (FREE) – More than 50 local restaurants offer signature dishes at this popular event, now in its 31st year. Music fests such as Gospel Fest, Celtic Fest, Country Music Fest and the Viva Chicago Latin Music Festival will each be incorporated into the Taste, along with Movies in the Park events and performances from theater troupes.  See what’s new to the Taste this year.

Chicago Global Runway 2-day event including a Fashion Show & Pop-Up Shop was designed to create an exclusive South Asian fashion experience by providing a canvas for emerging designers to showcase their work in an environment of collaboration and philanthropy.  Tickets & More Info.

Vital Nights After Dark at Lumen from 8-11pm.  Enjoy complimentary cocktails provided by SVEDKA Vodka.  Treat yourself to tasty cupcakes provided by Sprinkles.  Dance to the beats of DJ NorweJohn and DJ Trentino.  And enjoy special performances by The Flaming Dames and Lady Jack!  Plus, enter to win cool prizes.  Tickets: $35 online | $40 at door.  FB Event Page, Tickets, RSVP, & More Info.

Saturday, June 25

25-26: Green Music Fest – The third annual West Town fest celebrates all things eco-friendly, from green technology to eco-conscious bands, art, vendors and demos.  See line-up here.

25-26: Randolph Street Market Festival – Experience America’s biggest & best urban market for yourself.

25-26: Chicago Summerfest – Lincoln Park gets festive with live music, beer, arts and crafts, fine art for sale and kids’ entertainment. Also features guided historical/architectural tours of the Mid-North area.  Music Line-Up HERE.

25-26: Fountain Square Art Festival – The 32nd annual fair spans six blocks in downtown Evanston and features more than 225 juried artists in a variety of media, plus food vendors, kids’ arts and crafts and live music.  Music Line-Up HERE.

Designer Trunk Show at Lacuna Artist Loft Studio from 3-7pm.  Be the first to see the hottest up and coming designers of the season at the Sharon Boucher Inc. designer trunk show.  RSVP & More Info.

Grey Goose Mid Summer’s Day Soiree at Roof on theWIt hosted by CS Magazine from 2-5pm.  Invite only.  RSVP & More Info.

Chicago Pride Fest in Boystown near Halsted Street & Waveland Avenue from 11am-10pm.  $7 donation before 5 p.m.; $10 after. Benefit For: Northalsted Business Alliance.  More Info

Summer Food Drive at the Publican from 1:30-3:30pm.  Please bring canned goods and non-perishables and receive a drink ticket to try our very own collaboration beer, The Zephyr. Snacks will be donated by Organic Hannah’s Bretzel and The Publican. All those who donate will also have a chance to win special raffle prizes. Hope to see you all there!  More Info.

Pride in the Sky in the New York building – 3660 N. Lake Shore Drive.  Celebrate Pride at Chicago’s hottest party, Pride in the Sky. We’ll be celebrating on the 48th floor party room and sky deck in Lakview’s New York Building. Enjoy endless spirits and appetizers. A donation of $20 is requested.  More Info.
Madhatter’s Ball 10th Anniversary at the John Hancock Observatory – 875 N. Michigan Ave on the 94th floor. Regular tickets are $85 & VIP Tickets are $150.  Tickets & More Info.

SIMPLY DELICIOUS at Soultry Foods – 1706 S. Halsted from 5-8:30pm.  Come enjoy an evening of delicious food & delectable treats with a little taste of jazz.  Food compliments of Ciao Amore Italian Restaurant.  Sweet & Savory compliments of  La Parisienne Du Chocolat Chocolatier: Robyn Rice-Foster.  Please RSVP – space is limited.  Payments must be made in advance via phone, in store, or online.  Cost: $40.00 in advance/$45 at the door.  RSVP & More Info.

AlphaBeer V – Sample a craft beer for every letter of the alphabet at Cactus Bar & Grill – 404 S. Wells St. from 6-9pm.  Cost $40 in advance & $50 at the door.  Tickets & More Info.

Anastasia Chatzka 2 Year Anniversary at her boutique in Wicker Park – 1740 W. Division from 11am-8pm.  We will have mini-cupcakes to enjoy and tons of amazing garments on SALE. It’s my way of saying – thank you – for making the past 2 years such an amazing experience.  FB Event Page, RSVP, & More Info.

Sunday, June 26

CHICAGO 42nd ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE – coordinated by PRIDEChicago. Line-up at corner of Halsted (800 West) and Belmont (3200 North). Step off from the Halsted/Belmont corner at 12 Noon, proceeding north on Halsted (to Broadway); then south on Broadway (to Diversey); then east on Diversey (to Cannon Drive) in Lincoln Park. More Info.

REJUVENATE :: 2011 Custo-Barcelona Summer / Swimsuit Fashion and Charity Event at Sushi Samba Rio on Well St from 5pm-2am.  Guests will enjoy a fashion show featuring Ford & Factor models rocking the latest summer styles from the famed Spanish Fashion house Custo-Barcelona.  Tickets & More Info.   For a limited time get discounted tickets from Bloomspot!

Sip-N-Giggle Sundays presented by at Joe’s on Weed St. starting at 7:30pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Spend your summer with some of Chicago’s funniest Women every last Sunday of the month from June through August.  All tickets $12.  Hosted by Chicago’s very own Patti Vasquez.  Tickets & More Info.


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 Girls Night Out Shopping Event! 

WIN FREE TICKETS! The first 25 shoppers to enter ‘RAYMI’ at checkout will receive a FREE Sassy Tote Ticket!


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Posted by on June 8, 2011 in Fashion, Social


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Candace Jordan, CeCe & Melinda, & Shaun Rajah Present 50 & Beautiful

On Thursday, June 23rd from 6-9pm Candace Jordan, Cece & Melinda and Shaun Rajah will host 50 & Beautiful! This special event celebrates the influential women in Chicago, ages 50 and above embracing their beauty at their age modeling fashions from local Chicago Designers and Boutiques! As beauty has no age, no race, no height and no size, the women enjoy their chance to strut the catwalk followed by live music and cocktails!


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Posted by on June 7, 2011 in Fashion, Social


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Weekly Rewind Monday, May 2, 2011

It’s time again for the Weekly Rewind from nowYOUknow where each Monday we recap the week’s events so you know exactly what’s happening and where you need to be.  Get your calendars ready because here we go:

Monday, May 2

Swa-Rai Fashion & Lifestyle Blog 1-Yr Anniversary – Come have a drink with Raijean Stroud and help her celebrate her 1-year anniversary of her fashion and lifestyle blog Swa-Rai from 5:30-8:30 at Bar Novo.  More Info.

Artropolis Chicago’s Celebration of Art, Antiques, and Culture at the Merchandise Mart.  Today is the last day to attend.  More Info.

Spike TV‘s Bar Rescue – Spike TV is at it again in Chicago making over the bar formerly known as the Abbey.  Come celebrate the grand re-opening of The Abbey Irish Pub during a live taping WHAT: SPIKE TV filming an episode for its highly anticipate reality series, “Bar Rescue.”  WHERE: THE ABBEY IRISH PUB (3420 West Grace St, Chicago).  WHEN: Monday, May 2nd at 8:30pm. * You will need to fill out release forms prior to taping.*  GUESTS:  Bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, May 3

Sofitel Patio LaunchHosted by Sofitel and CS Modern Luxury magazine. Come to Softitel Water Tower, 20 E Chestnut from 6-8pm to celebrate the opening of its terrace for Café des Architectes and Le Bar. Enjoy barbecue and bites from Chef Greg Biggers and Pastry Chef Meg Galus along with seasonal cocktails and wine, served al fresco. .  You had to RSVP by email ahead of time.  RSVP was required to: rsvpchicago@modernluxury.comMore Info.

Jumping the Broom Soiree – Presented by Uptown and at Rumba from 8pm-1am.  Complimetary entry with RSVP.   More Info.

Wednesday, May 4

Network, Socialize, & Lounge –  Chicago Professional Connexion (CPC) invites you to come to Benchmark from 6-9pm to network, showcase your business, interact with Chicago’s brightest professionals, and foster new business contacts.  RSVP at CPCEarly registration is $10.00.  Pay $15.00 at the door.  More Info.

Shop-In Chicago – Join CeCe & Melinda at the Drake Hotel from 6-9pm as they host their annual shopping extravaganza supporting local Chicago designers.  It’s just in time for Mother’s Day.  Find that perfect gift for the special mother or grandmother in your life.  More Info.

Fader Presents Untapped Live – Enjoy live musical performances by Twista, Shanna, & Callico at The Shine from 8-11pm.  More Info & RSVP.

Metromix Rock N’ Vote 2011 – The top four vote-getters from the 8th Annual Metromix Rock ‘n’ Vote competition perform at Hard Rock Cafe.  More Info.

Thursday, May 5

Maven Presents the Diva Series – Hosted by Sarah Vargo on the first Thursday of every month at JBar from 6-9pm.  This month she is honoring artistas.  More Info.

Cinco De Mayo – Tons of Fiestas happening today.  We have several posted on this site.  Simply put Cinco into the search bar at the top right of the blog and you will see the full lists.

Bucktown/Wickerpark Neighborhood Guide Launch Party – Join RedEye and to celebrate the launch of the Bucktown/Wicker Park Neighborhood Guide at Northside Bar & Grill from 6-8pm.  More Info.

SAIC Fashion Show 2011 – Ikram Goldman is being honored with the SAIC legend of fashion award. Taking place in Millennium Park for the first time, this year’s fashion show—featuring more than 250 garments from SAIC’s Fashion Design BFA candidates showcased by 60 professional models from Factor Runway—will be the largest ever in the show’s 77-year history.   Show takes place at 9am, 12pm, & 3pm.  More Info & Tickets.

Rockit Ranch Presents Styles Series Fashion Show – Join us at Underground at 9pm for a one of a kind fashion show with exclusive items from Goorin Bros, Haberdash, and Bucketfeet.  More Info.

Friday, May 6

Sips and Songs with Petterino’s and Spring Awakening – Join CitySwarm at our May Sips and Songs event with Petterino’s and 8-time Tony Award winning Spring Awakening, the musical that gave Glee actress Lea Michele her big break!  More Info.

Saturday, May 7

Hat & Tea BrunchDress to impress and dazzle us with a derby-style glamorous hat.  The most unique & exquisite hat will receive a prize.  Preview Khamryn B. Shoes Spring 2011 Fashion with live models, music, and brunch.  More Info.

Sunday, May 7

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!Celebrate the special mother in your life.  Several Mother’s Day brunches being offered throughout the city and suburbs.


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