Tag Archives: CeCe & Melinda

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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