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One True Marketing (OTM) Presents Fly Clothes & Fashion Show

*** O.T.M presents Fly Clothes & Fashion Show***

Showcasing some of Chicago’s hottest up-and-coming Fashion Designers

November 17,2011 from 5pm-11pm
@ The Grossinger City Autoplex
1530 N Dayton(North & Halsted)

Entry is $10 before 8pm $15 after

LIVE PERFORMANCES From local artists including: J-Lyn, Rooby Man, Twista’s Artist ShowTime, SharmonJarmon, and more!!!


TATTOOs & AIRBRUSHINGs BY Artist “T Zar” Himself

Free Parking!!!
Upscale Venue!!!

***One True Marketing***

Artists Confirmed to Perform:
3G’s J LYN (Pop R&B)
Twista’s Artist “Showtime”
Money Coach(Rap)
Shayna Love(hip hop, R&B)
Sharmon Jarmon (R&B)
Don Ski(hip hop)
Circle Vii(Hip hop)
Street Fame’s Rooby Man(Pop Reggae)
Roxie Jo(Pop)
Gemstones(Hip hop)
Chase wyl Biz(Rap)
M.A.R.S(Hip hop)
Chevy Boss(Hip hop)

Sponsered By
True Star Magazine
Red Level Entertainment
LDRS 1354

For Details Call Ocie- 7738126176

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Fashion


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Red Carpet Concierge 2nd Annual Business & Fashion Awards

Last year Sandra Smith-Doghmi, founder and president of Red Carpet Concierge, decided to honor the men and women of Chicago who show outstanding work ethic, impressive talent, and unsurmountable success in business and fashion.  Since then she has decided to make it an annual event.  Sunday night business owners, fashion designers, models, photographers, journalists, and the who’s who of Chicago gathered at the Grossinger City Autoplex for this Red Carpet Affair.

With the red carpet rolled out, guests received the all-star treatment.  A full-bar was available paired with some light hors d’ouevres.  Music played throughout the evening including some live performances.  The room was filled with vendors and live models and artists, too.  There was so much going on in one place it was hard to take it all in but I made sure I noted everything. 

I made a personal choice not to indulge in all the tasty goodness that was available but there was one treat I personally couldn’t resist… Richard’s Super Premium Ice Cream in Banana Pudding.  I can still taste it, it was that good.  Serenigy Global was also passing out samples of their delicious coffees and teas that you can make at home.

Representatives from Arbonne as well as Rodan+Fields were on-hand to offer tips and products for healthy glowing skin.  The rep from Rodan+Fields, Shari Duffy, has also become well-known for hosting some amazing Ladies Nights Out all over Chicago.  She has one coming up on October 6th at Gibson’s Steakhouse.  Checkout Ladies Night Chicago on Facebook for all the details.

Two very unique artists were showcasing their masterpieces working in two completely different mediums.  Dean Loucks‘ bold, colorful paintings emit boundless energy and evoke immense emotions.  Baltazar Castillo works in mixed medium and creates these incredible eye-catching sculptures and paintings that dance in fluid movement right before the viewer’s eyes.

Additional companies being showcased included Eventos Galindos – a unique floral design that brings a creative spin to your typical floral centerpiece; JoJo Shots – a company that delivers premium jelly shots to premier nightlife destinations, and Social One – the premier social club just for singles.

And let us not forget all the fashion that was abound including the live models wearing such names as Atha Sharod BridalMy Deambag Boutique was on site which just recently launched the Mad Men handbag collection.  Deleay Lashay shared funky, unique jewerly pieces.  Other fashion finds included Amanda Joy Fashions, Gerry Lang ceramics, jewelry, and mosaics, and Sharon DeLaCruz who had some of the most beautiful hand-knit scarves I have ever seen.  They will both be at the huge annual One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart in December.  And of course my personal favorite, Shop Mag Style was there with incredible designer finds at unbelievable prices.  I feel in love with a brown pair of Gucci Boots that were part boot/part leg warmer/all style and could be worn multiple ways.  These ladies definitely have an eye for style.

After taking all that in, it was finally time for the awards portion of the evening.  This year several well-deserving professionals were honored for their hardwork and diligence in business and fashion. 




Before the evening ended guests were also treated to a special fashion show showcasing some of my favorite local designers and PR folks including Gordana Rasic and Omar Villalobos of Goca Designs, designer Benjamin Cottrell, Gabrielle Glass of Gem V Couture jewelry, and Mikeya Summerville and Rodney Fox of IT Factor Agency.

Let’s just say at the end of the night I was filled with fashion, fun, and great friends.  Enjoy more photos by liking NowYouKnow on facebook.


Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Where We've Been!


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The Red Carpet Concierge 2nd Business & Fashion Awards Show

Sunday, September 25 · 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Grossinger City Autoplex

1530 N Dayton
Chicago, Il
Tickets: $25-$50
Please reserve your spot via EventBrite.
NYK is excited to share that there will be a new designer added to the event – Gabrielle Glass, creator of Gem V Couture will have her stunning pieces paired with designs by Omar Villalobos.  Go Behind the Scenes on this incredibly talented jewelry designer with NYK.
Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago is lining up for their second annual “Outstanding Business & Fashion Award” event on starting at 4pm (3pm for Media and VIP list) with a red carpet award event, two fashion shows and a performance by Nina Maiden, King Green, Fly Phoenix, among others.  Red Carpet Concierge Social Editor “Gloria The Hat” will be hosting the event.The Red Carpet Concierge Committee of the 83rd Oscars 2011 Awards will be sharing their photos and videos of their trip to Hollywood.  They are Steve Starr, Carolina De athey, “King Green”, Michelle Eifvin, Robert Brooks, Jr., Sherine Azzam, also Simon and Naomi Bollin. Fashion Shows will be the highlight of the event with several design houses on the glamour list.  This event will be a night of networking and entertainment featuring up and coming Chicagoans on the red carpet and a VIP Grossinger Ball immediately after. The event promises to be nothing short of energetic with an exclusive VIP guest list.  Guests will be entertained throughout the evening. Members of the press are invited to attend several exclusive red carpet press conferences for Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago throughout the summer featuring the award winners from last year and this year’s list.Having Red Carpet Concierge in Chicago will provide new opportunities for businesses to serve as a foundation for entrepreneurial industries to succeed. 

The Arrival: A procession of the Honorees, Media and VIP guest on the Red Carpet with Chicago Style Fan Fair.

General admissions

5:30pm-6:30pm The Presentation:
A Star Studded Who’s Who in Chicago award event, and two fashion showcases.

A performance by Nina Maiden, King Green and Fly Phoenix amongst others.

Producer: Sandra Smith-Doghmi
With special thanks to Benjamin Cottrel and Robert Sharod

Also featured at the event will be a Shop Mag Style Pop-Up shop and president Michelle Magee Elfvin will be there.  Shop Mag Style is a designer consignment eBay store specializing in selling your unused, unwanted, or simply last season’s duds for cash. 

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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in Fashion, Social


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Akira Presents the 8th Annual Garden of Eden Fashion Show 2011 Hall of Mirrors


Sunday, October 2 at Grossinger City Autoplex, located at 1500 N. Dayton St. in Lincoln Park
Doors open at 4 PM & show starts at 7 PM

Akira Fall Runway Show 2011 Hall of Mirrors

AKIRA’s runway shows are always something special. There was the one at Galleria Marchetti, featuring models as Greco-Roman gods. There was the one in the abandoned West Loop warehouse, featuring spring styles galore (and plenty of vodka).

And now, there’s the one at a Cadillac dealer in Lincoln Park, debuting all the hottest fashions of fall.

General Admission Entails :
Guaranteed access to the runway show
Access to pop-up shops & live entertainment before & after the show
Opportunity to sample food from Market, Epic, Barn & Company, Moe’s Cantina, Cabot Creamery, & more
Access to a cash bar
Complimentary admission to afterparty at Japonais (8:30 PM)
Click ‘buy tickets’ for all the details
VIP admission entails:
Guaranteed seating at the runway show
Access to 10,000-square-foot VIP lounge–with pop-up shops & live entertainment–before & after the show
Unlimited food & drinks provided by N9NE Steakhouse, Prasino, Cabot Creamery, Union Sushi, Fuze, Vitaminwater, & Goose Island.
Click ‘buy tickets’ for all the details

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Fashion


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REMINDER: Don’t Miss The Hottest Lollapalooza 2011 Afterparty Hosted By The Music Blogger’s Association Of America

MBAA Announce MORE Launch Party Partners and Schedule –


MBAA Announce MORE Launch Party Partners and Schedule
In just three days, the Music Blogger’s Association of America (MBAA) hosts an official launch party at the Grossinger City Autoplex in Chicago, IL.  Presented by Chevy Sonic, the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party starts at 7 p.m. on August 5, transitioning seamlessly into the Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party hosted by the MBAA.  With performances from MTV Buzzworthy bands Hey Champ and Kids These Days, the after party will be headlined by Jay-Z’s official tour DJ, DJ Young Guru, the Grammy Award winning engineer behind 10 of the 11 Jay-Z released albums. FULL EVENT SCHEDULE BELOW
Chevrolet and its Driving the Midwest grassroots team will be on site with a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic – months before the vehicle is even in dealer showrooms. Guests will be able to sit in and experience the new Sonic, as well as take photos with the vehicle and share their reactions. Chevrolet will be distributing information on its Our Town, Our Heroes program, which seeks to recognize and reward local Illinois heroes, and will have Hero Nomination Stations where guests can share their stories of heroes in their communities. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about how they can drive an all-new Chevrolet vehicle for a week!
Guest will move across two-levels mingling with event partners like Fandemic, Universal Music Group Distribution, Grooveshark, Alize, RedEye and MetroMix, while enjoying open-bar cocktails and an ice cream social made possible by Ice Cream Man and Ben & Jerry’s.  As a reminder – don’t forget to wear your gym-shoes for the hourly hoop contests in the indoor basketball courtroom hosted by and Grooveshark!  Winners walk away with signed music memorabilia and goods.
Tickets for the launch and after party are selling quickly! $25-$50!!!!
Purchase yours at
Event Activities Itinerary
Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party
7p – Venue Doors Open | MBAA Networking Happy Hour
  •             MAINSTAGE – DJ Ozone
  •             Red Carpet ‘Step and Repeat’

OPEN – Red Carpet Bar, 2012 Chevy Sonic Experience and Hospitality Areas (restricted/credentialed-access ONLY for Sponsors, Artists, Lollapalooza VIP, etc)

CLOSED – Grooveshark Social Media Lounge and Universal Music Group Distribution  Lounge        
8p – Launch Lounging  Experience
2012 Chevy Sonic Experience
  • Ice Cream Man’s Social feat. Ben & Jerry’s
  • Photo Booth provided by TheRFW
  • – Our Town, Our Heroes Nomination Stations
OPEN – Grooveshark Social Media Lounge and Universal Music Group Distribution Lounge
Grooveshark Social Media Lounge      
  • Vendors : Fandemic/Collabracam,  RedEye, Grooveshark,, MBAA
  • Hourly Hops Contests in Basketball Courtroom for Music Swag & Gear – Hosted by TheRFW & Grooveshark
  • Universal Music Group Distribution Lounge – Twitter Raffles for UMGD Swag and autographed goodies!

8:30 | Deeder
8:50 | Mikkey Halsted
9:30 | DJ Victoriouz
Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party
Launch Party open bar closes at 10 p.m.
10p – Doors Open to General Admission Attendees
Hosted by Chicago Event Promoter – Hustle Simmons
  •             10:05 – 10:50 Hey Champ
  •             11:00 – 12:00 a.m. – Kids These Days
  •             12:00 a.m. – 1 a.m. – DJ Young Guru


10p DJ Niena Drake
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Social


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Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party & Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party

Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch...

Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party & Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party

Friday, August 05, 2011 at 7:00 PM (CT)

TICKETS $25-$50

Sponsored by the 2012 Chevy Sonic, the Music Blogger’s Association of America (MBAA) will host an official launch party August 5 at the Grossinger City Autoplex in Chicago. The MBAA celebrates the association’s launch with a first-class experience inside the four-level, $22 million dollar facility, while showcasing individuals and brands significantly connecting and engaging with their communities.

The Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party runs from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party presented by MBAA. The Lollapalooza After Party will feature performances from Chicago and Rockford,IL MTV Buzzworthy bands Kids These Days (Friday Lollapalooza performers) and Hey Champ, with an exclusive secret headline set.  The launch party performance lineup will be announced via iPhone-application event sponsor, Fandemic (, July 31.

A 2012 Chevrolet Sonic will be on hand at the event – months before it is available in showrooms nationwide. Attendees will be able to experience the all-new vehicle from Chevrolet, take photos and share their reactions.

Other Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party activities include:
·         Red Carpet Entrance
·         Performance Showcase
·         Fandemic Hospitality Lounge
·         Ice Cream Social
·         Photo Booths
·         Social Media Lounge

The MBAA is searching for community heroes from Chicago and across the state to be recognized by the General Motors Our Town, Our Heroes program. Every two weeks, local heroes are nominated for the good work they’re doing in their communities. The public votes on for the story that inspires them most, and the winning hero and his or her nominator win a week-long loan of a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle.  At both the launch and after party events, Hero Nomination Stations will be available within the onsite Social Media Lounge for attending guests to nominate their local heroes.  For additional information, official rules and the nomination form, visit


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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Social


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Divas & Dogs: A Pink Tie Affair

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM (CT)

Grossinger City Autoplex
1500 N Dayton
Chicago IL

  Divas & Dogs: A Pink Tie Affair 

**Register before Tuesday – the price goes up to $20!**

Friends & Fans 1d 23h 10m  $15.00 $1.36  
Donate to BARC 2d 2h 40m  
Digital Branding At the Event 2d 2h 40m  $30.00 $1.74  
BARC Park Vendor Table 2d 2h 40m  $65.00 $2.62  
At the door 2d 2h 40m  $20.00 $1.49  


You are invited to a special event to celebrate the launch of Lipstic Logic, and support Barriers Against Repeated Cruelty (BARC).

This evening will include lots of surprises!  Enjoy music, appetizers provided by Foodie U, socialize with other entrepreneurs and professionals, and have an amazing evening! Vu Telepresence monitors will be bringing us clients and friends from around the country LIVE to join in the celebration with us! 

What is in store for this event?  I am SO glad that you asked!

Divas!!!  We will be having guest appearances from Divas across the country as well as our own Drag Queen here to entertain!

DOGS!!! We invite you to bring your well behaved and potty trained friend in their finest pink accessories.  Grass pads and clean-up crews will be on staff.

Delicious!!! Foodie University will be providing us with some amazing eats!

Daiquiris!!! We will have custom blended Lipstic Logic cocktails to tease your senses!

Dancing!!!  This is a social based event.  You will be connecting with some amazing business owners but this is meant to be a social experience!

Don’t forget to try Lipstic Logic’s signature drink: the Lipstictini

PS: Yes, your furry dog friends are also welcome … as long as they wear pink!

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Social


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