Friday, April 27, 2012

Guess 30 Year Celebration party in Chicago


On Tuesday Marie Claire magazine and the Guess Store hosted a cocktail party for 30 Sexy Years.  Guess is now in their 30th year of fabulous and Claudia Schiffer is gracing ads for the celebration!!

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  I wanted to go badly but my sinus infection won in the end.  My photographer was on hand to capture guests mingling, models wearing the special 30th collection and over all a fun time!!


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All images by James Palazzolo

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cotton Candy Couture preview party



On Thursday April 12th I was invited to to preview the Fall/Winter collection of Cotton Candy Couture. The line is by Chicagoan Jenna Zielbauer (2nd pic- all pink) and consists of fun, unique dresses that captures attention as well as starts conversations!

Cotton Candy Couture totes the dresses as one-of-a-kind for those that aren't afraid to take fashion risks and live for being the center of attention. The dresses are produced in limited quantities, for an exceptional couture experience.







The party was held at the Candyality store in Water Tower on the 7th floor. Guests were treated to sweet drinks by Cotton Candy Liqueur , cotton candy and hip music. It was certainly a sweet time.

Check out www.cottoncandycoutureshop.com to find out more






All images by James Palazzolo

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gasp! I agree with this Nicki Minaj statement…..BUT





On her track, Press Conference an interview led by radio/television personality Charlamagne Tha God, Nicki said,




We got so many girls right now having children and don’t even know the
first thing to say to a child.
You’re having a child because I want to keep
this dude or it just happened.
I want to get us to the place where it doesn’t
just happen and that we’re smarter than that. We’re the ones in control again.
Why are we never in control? Why are we stuck with a baby? Why are we always
stuck on the welfare line? Why are we always stuck having to beg, borrow and
steal to provide for our children? Why do we think it’s something wrong for
waiting to have a baby?
Waiting until you’re 35 or 36 to have children;
technology has changed – you can wait. Have something to offer them. That’s
something that’s dear to my heart. Doing something that make children feel like
I don’t have to rush to grow up. I can enjoy my childhood.”





She goes on to say she would like to learn how to build the education system to a point where there is more of a success rate in terms of black children that go from high school to college. And I loveee this idea but if she wants young girls to stop having babies at such a young age why not start with a song on her CD? That talks about this issue and tries to promote safe sex? I agree that our children are misguided but she can do something now that could start the talk instead of figuring out what can she do. She’s Nicki, she can do something now.

What do you think about this issue? Is Nicki full of caa caa when it comes to that statement? Is she actually promoting promiscuous teenagers with her image and music?