Chicago Fashion Foundation's 5th Annual Scholarship Event

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

As you may have noticed things around the blog have become a bit blah lately. That's because I've been spending loads of time preparing for the Chicago Fashion Foundation's 5th Annual Scholarship Event and Fashion Show that took place last week! Ten Chicago based aspiring design students presented their interpretations of Chicago's street style to a crowd of over 350 fashion industry professional and enthusiasts at the Chicago Cultural Center. The scholarship competition and runway show hosted by the VH1's "House of Consignment" star Corri McFadden also featured looks from past finalists, "Project Runway" contestant Peach Carr's latest collection, a multitude of fashionable items up for grabs in a silent auction and a best dressed award handed out courtesy of the ladies of Style Block. The designs this year were spectacular and it's a quite treat to see them grow from inspiration board to runway ready! Take a peek at the action...

Director of Global Artistry for Too Faced Cosmetics, Kalina Fernandez, preps a model for the runway

The beautiful Tiffany dome ceiling in the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall

Gift bags galore.

Appetizers anyone? 

Me and the hubster.
Sadly, I didn't get a great outfit shot that night, but the pant pockets are my favorite feature, they protrude people! 

Our host, Corri McFadden and the ladies of Style Block

Let's get this party started!  

The student designs on the runway

And the winning design by Columbia College student Elena Bobysheva!

It was great to see some of my blogging buddies in attendance as well, thanks for the support friends! 

The Chicago Fashion Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to maintaining and developing the local fashion industry by providing academic scholarships, professional networking events and mentoring programs. I serve as a Vice President on the board. If you're interested in learning more about our organization, becoming a member, sponsorship opportunties or for general questions feel free to contact me here.


  1. What an amazing event! You look beautiful, and it sounds like the whole thing was a terrific success–horray!

  2. Peach! How cute is she? And also, how utterly glamorous are you? Love the photos - the night looks like it was definitely one to remember!

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  4. looks like an awesome event. I am loving the pants you are wearing. That style can be hard to pull off but they look fab on you.

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  5. You look great, sorry to miss the event as I was out of town! Hope to see you soon :)


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