Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. and you are invited!
The event features a runway show highlighting the talents of top emerging Chicago fashion design students. At Vintage Studios (700 S. Desplaines Street).
The elegant fashion soirée will be emceed by Sylvia Perez, News Anchor/Reporter on Fox 32 Chicago, and includes a pre-party with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, live entertainment, a live auction, and an exclusive VIP after-party.
The first place designer will win $7,500, including photography & make-up for the production of a lookbook, a garment display at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, and additional media opportunities. The second and third place designers, as well as the five honorable mention designers will win cash honorariums.
I think this is so cool to have our own design schools here in Chicago putting themselves on the map of the fashion world in such a cool way!
Local fashion and design schools participating are:
-Columbia College Chicago,
-The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago,
-the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Reserved seating VIP tickets are $300 and include access to the VIP after-party.
General admission tickets are $175. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.DriehausDesign.org.
If you’ve never been to a fashion show before, you’re not the only one. I just wanna go and see if it’s anything like the scenes in Zoolander. I’m kidding. I’m pretty sure it’s not. hahaha
Fans breaking into dressing rooms….pre-show workouts AT the show venues….check it out 🙂
Because who hasn’t thought about fighting Dolph Lundgren? lol
Why wait for a real reunion when people can digitally reunite the guys?!
She live-streamed her own reaction to her sex scene on the show, Bates Motel. And believe it or not, she gets a little embarrassed. I know…I was surprised, too!
The 170th Annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show runs March 18-26, at Navy Pier. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Sundays, and Monday through Wednesday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
One of the most cherished annual events at Navy Pier, the Chicago Flower & Garden show draws upwards of 40,000 garden enthusiasts and newbies each year from across the Midwest. In fact, the show’s roots can be traced as far back at 1847!
With all this Chicago spirit and love, you have to be asking, “What does this have to do with the show?” Well, in honor of this city in a garden, the 2017 show theme will be applauding all that is wonderful about Chicago’s neighborhoods, cultural institutions and green scene. (Which happens to be a lot!) From urban design innovations to cutting-edge food fusions to leaner and greener living, Chicago is where ideas are born and built.
To keep up on the latest Flower and Garden show news, visit the Chicago Flower and Garden website at www.chicagoflower.com.
With National Day of Unplugging coming up on March 3 (tomorrow!!) So I guess I better tell you this stuff now…
Did you know:
>> 77% of women and 68% of men spend 3 hours or more per day on their computer, phone, or tablet. Half of women and 41% of men spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen.
*** NATIONALTODAY.COM DAY OF UNPLUGGING SURVEY ***
(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted Feb. 14, 2017)
>> TOP 3 MOST INTERESTING INSIGHTS ABOUT OUR DEVICES
#1: When I have down time, I spend it on my phone, computer, or tablet (35%)
#2: I spend more time interacting with people online than I do in person (13%)
#3: I feel like I’m addicted to my phone (13%)
>> MOST AMERICANS SPEND 3+ HOURS A DAY ON THEIR DEVICES
75% of Americans spend 3+ hours per day on their computer, phone, or tablet. 48% spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen, while 13% spend 10 hours or more.
>> TOP 5 PLACES AMERICANS SPEND THE MOST TIME LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES
#1: When I wake up (32%)
#2: When I’m in bed going to sleep (26%)
#3: On work breaks (20%)
#4: In the bathroom (10%)
#5: On my morning commute (4%)
>> BED ISN’T JUST FOR SLEEPING ANYMORE
For 58% of Americans, bed is the most popular place to check their phone, be it when waking up (32%) or when going to sleep (26%).
>> RANKING OF THE TOP 3 DEVICES AMERICANS SPEND THE MOST TIME ON
#1: Smartphone (76%)
#2: Computer (17%)
#3: Tablet (7%)
>> MEN CARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN WOMEN ABOUT THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE
5% of women say they closely monitor how many “likes” they get on social media, compared to 7% of men who say the same.
The Alphabet Song is amazing! And the Meow Mix jingle is right behind that one. hahahaha ENJOY!!
He wrote this song for his late father…and yes, this one wakes up all kinds of feelings.
Excuse me while I go call my dad….xo
I can’t say I’m impressed. It’s like, meh…
Lady Gaga’s isolated vocals from her Superbowl Halftime Performance=IMPRESSIVE!!!!
Grown ups only….because she might be talking about some adult stuff here…just sayin!
from 50 Shades Darker…Hot? or Not? What do you think?
MacCormac College, a two-year, private, non-profit college in the Chicago Loop that offers degrees in court reporting, paralegal studies, criminal justice and business administration, is offering two full-ride scholarships valued at $27,000 a piece to qualified applicants who can best demonstrate need and post-graduate plans.
This marks the first time in the college’s 100+-year history that full scholarships have been available. Applications are due January 15, 2017, and available at http://www.maccormac.edu/maccormac-college-season-giving.
The initiative is the culmination of the college’s two-month Season of Giving, which has included multiple philanthropic activities in the community.