Springtime Brightest Event. A Roslyn Fashion Show and Cocktail Party Benefiting Bright Pink

May 5, 2008 • Fashion Shows


Steven Rosengard from Project Runway Season 4 and Bright Pink kick off the show.

Last Friday, Vanille Royale and Roslyn, an exclusive Bucktown boutique, joined forces to benefit Bright Pink, a non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Climax Lounge in River North hosted the event, and the place was absolutely packed in anticipation for the night’s main event: the runway show. While enjoying the complimentary Vanille Royale Pink Promise, a cocktail that was created in celebration of the efforts of Bright Pink, event attendees were introduced to the very latest daytime, cocktail, and evening looks from Roslyn’s sophisticated, edgy collection of both emerging and established designers from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Europe. Looks from Vera Wang dominated the runway, which kept its momentum thanks to the excellent and unexpected soundtrack (MC Solaar, Tori Amos, and that one song from Can’t Hardly Wait that plays during Jennifer Love Hewitt’s "intro").

Floor length was the theme of the show, ranging from Grecian-like with halter ties, to ultra-voluminous (the No Dress Code black, maternity-like, floor grazing dress did NO justice, even for the 5’11 model. Imagine it on one us…eeech!!!) However, both Vera Wang and Erica Davies were right on the money with the gun metal, whether in solid or print.


The other looks from C. Deane and Elise Bergman were very pretty, but the show fell just on the other side of boring. I know my colleagues at SCS feel differently, so in order to clarify myself: it was an excellent event that supported an incredibly important cause. The night was a huge success, not to mention how tasty those Vanille Royale Pink Promise cocktails are!

—Emilie Furda

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