Last Friday I attend the The Service Club of Chicago’s summer soirée “Day on The Terrace” at the Peninsula. I was thrilled they moved the event indoors, because it was one of those sweltering hot Chicago days… outside. Not only were all the attendees comfortable but the models looked relieved in the furs and fall fashions in the cool air of the room.
I have been to many charity organizations’ fashions shows and was very impressed by how Service Club member Hazel Barr choreographed the fashion show. The mood was upbeat and cheery as 68 models hit the runway at a clip’s pace!
Celebrity models included Miss Illinois 2008 Katie Lorenz, Robin Robinson of WFLD-TV and Kathy Brock of WLS-TV, Today’s Chicago Woman publisher Sherren Leigh and fashion editor Candace Jordan, social scene media and impresarios Bill Zwecker of Chicago Sun-Times and man-about-town Bunky Cushing, international party guru Steve Kemble from Dallas, society orchestra leader Stanley Paul, as well as Director of Marketing for Michigan Ave. Magazine Kelly Ryan O’Brien. Fashions were from Dismaro, LucaLuca, Loreta Corsetti, Quinton de Alexander, Ultimo, Neiman Marcus, Escada, Maria Pinto, Hana K., 28 Shop at Macy’s and Starr Couture, to name a few. Luca Luca and Utimo carried my personal favorites.
The Service Club of Chicago president Bonnie Rickard and event chair Hazel Barr, were pleased to announce the annual event raised over $50,000 to assist the club’s chosen welfare, civic, educational and cultural beneficiaries.
The Service Club of Chicago is a charitable organization of women that continually serves the welfare, civic, educational and cultural needs of Chicago and surrounding communities. For more information, please visit serviceclubofchicago.org
Photos: Michael Greer/John Reilly Studios
—Carol CalacciSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
Tags: 28 Shop at Macyâ€™s, Bill Zwecker, Bonnie Rickard, Bunky Cushing, Candace Jordan, Carol Calacci, Dismaro, escada, Hana K., Hazel Barr, Kathy Brock, Katie Lorenz, Kelly Ryan Oâ€™Brien, Loreta Corsetti, LucaLuca, Maria Pinto, Miss Illinois 2008, Neiman Marcus, Quinton de Alexander, Robin Robinson, Sherren Leigh, Stanley Paul, Starr Couture, Steve Kemble, The Service Club of Chicago, Todayâ€™s Chicago Woman, Ultimo, WFLD-TV, WLS-TV