Thursday, February 28, 2013

March events: the EBONY Fashion Fair auction, My Mini Me show, and Launch 2013: Driving Fashion Forward

Missed the sale from Eunice Johnson (Johnson Publishing Company) last year at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers?  Don’t fret because another high end auction will be happening on March 19 full of garments from the EBONY Fashion Fair Show.  There will be Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni, Chloe and more!

You can preview the pieces (which is so much fun) on March 16 (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) March 17 (12- 4 p.m.) and March 18 (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) at 1338 W Lake St

Fashion Wars presents “My Mini Me” fashion show on March 10th from 2-5 p.m. at Lacuna Fitness (645 S Clark).  The show will feature spring looks for kids in form of a style competition by creator and stylist Kesha Styles Wilson.

  •   Enjoy food, drinks and activities
  • “Carnival Couture” themed runway show, two competing stylists will use this theme as their focus for each mini model look. Creating 10 total looks
  • “Parent zone,” an adult only area to indulge in tasty light bites and cocktails while the  “mini me” enjoys the festivities
  •  On-site vendors including children’s boutiques, activity stations and interactive games
  • A silent auction will benefit RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Tickets are priced at$40 for General Admission (one adult and one child/additional children $10 each) and $65 for a Family Pass (two adults and two children). Priced at $75, families can purchase a Kiddie Couture VIP Pass, which includes a swag bag, premium seating and pre-show cocktail reception. Student tickets are priced at $25 with valid student ID shown upon arrival. Tickets available online 

 Launch 2013: Driving Fashion Forward, a spring fashion preview event featuring North Shore’s finest boutiques and a student design competition from Columbia College! Held in the Mercedes-Benz showroom on March 10th (5- 7 p.m.)

The senior fashion design students will participate by bringing one look from their collection to walk in the runway show and be judged by a panel. The lucky winner will receive a $5000 scholarship courtesy of Autohaus on Edens to put toward a semester in school or launching their own collection!!

  • Enjoy mini manicures, and hair & makeup freshen ups by Red Door Spa
  •  St-Germain champagne cocktails and Bar bites by Morton’s The Steakhouse
  •  Persue the trunk shows and bid on amazing silent auction giveaways
  • Spring fashions and trends from CB in Lake Forest, Shelle Jewelers in Northbrook, Frances Heffernanand Skandal in Winnetka, SoShee in Highland Park, along with many others

Guests can also enter a raffle to win a getaway to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week complete with travel, lodging and VIP fashion show tickets! Silent auction and raffle proceeds will benefit the as ORT America

Tickets for LAUNCH 2013: Driving Fashion Forward are $75 per person, with VIP tickets available for $100 reserved runway seating. Space is limited, with no door tickets available. To purchase tickets

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