Saturday, October 13, 2012
The "Fall Into Fashion" show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Golf Mill features the latest in style for Autumn 2012, and proceeds benefit W.I.N.G.S and the Niles Chamber's Dollars for Scholars program.
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- Pam DeFiglio
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Do strangers often stop you on the street and say, "hey there, you're looking great today"? No? Well perhaps you, like all of us, could use a little inspiration for what to wear this fall. And if perfect strangers DO stop you on the street to admire your fashion savoir faire, then just attend the Fall into Fashion show for the drinks and appetizers. So--the Fall into Fashion Show is taking place Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Golf Mill Shopping Center, Golf Road and Milwaukee Avenue, Niles. (Main Entrance). The show will feature attire from stores like JC Penney, Ross Dress for Less, Kohls, Target and more. Tickets ($50) include entrance to the event, a light meal, cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages open bar, and appetizers. …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Models show off designs made of materials diverted from the landfill in an effort to showcase environmental awareness.
Nearly 450 people turned out for the fifth annual Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook Cook County (SWANCC) Trashy Fashion Show, held at the Skokie Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Ave, Thursday night. Forty-two designers decked out models in outfits made of 90 percent recycled materials such as plastic bags, pillow shams, newspapers, chip bags and packaging materials. The goal was to use creativity to show the importance of recycling and reusing. Earlier: Last year's Trashy Fashion Show The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County sponsored the event in recognition of America Recycles Day on Thursday. Get more info. Like Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Juniors showcase a colorful array of formal wear to inspire fellow students and raise funds for the big event.
For a look at the day's festivities, click on the video to the right. Maine East juniors worked their best Heidi Klum impressions on the catwalk Saturday evening to raise money for their prom. Students wore formal attire as part of the fashion show fundraiser and served their guests a dessert bar. “This event is being held to help subsidize the cost of the prom for the kids,” said Dale Lasky, a business teacher at Maine East High School, and a co-sponsor of the Junior Class Council. The event was put on at the school by the Maine East Junior Class Council. Tickets to the event were $5 and were sold by the models in the show as well as the council members, said Lasky. Sponsors of the fashion show included Savvi Formalwear, David’s Bridal …
Friday, November 19, 2010
Models strut outfits made from juice pouches, dryer sheets and other objects that could have ended up in landfill.
The long-legged models striding down the runway Thursday wore original designs worthy of New York Fashion Week--but with a twist. To raise environmental awareness, local suburban designers created them all from candy wrappers, magazines, newspapers, crayon boxes, dryer sheets and other--well, trash. Mary Allen, recycling and education director of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, said local designers and high school fashion students spent months designing and hand-making the often-whimsical confections. SWANCC organized the event as a way to encourage people to get creative about reusing and re-purposing to keep materials out of landfills. SWANCC, which is both a unit of government and a non-profit agency, coordinates …