Category: Stand Up for CHICAGO Women

Don’t Miss–Ebony Fashion Fair Exhibit: Through Jan. 2014

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11th January

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois

Admission: $14 adults

Date(s) – Until January 5, 2014
All Day

The Ebony Fashion Fair began in 1958, and over the next 50 years the traveling fashion show blossomed into an American institution that raised millions for charity and helped Johnson Publishing Company reach audiences.

Show organizers overcame racial prejudice to bring the pinnacle of Europe’s premier fashion to communities that were eager to see, in real time and space, a new vision of black America that was the hallmark of Ebony and Jet magazines. Eunice Johnson took over as producer and director in 1963, and under her direction, the traveling show took on new heights as she expanded her cachet and power within fashion circles.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair recreates the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair through the story of Mrs. Johnson … Read More »

7/18- Work Out/ Spa Night for New Moms

10th July

The Daily Method in Bucktown is hosting a special night for moms called “All About She! The A-Z of Fertility” for staying healthy and sharp!

Join The Dailey Method® Sharp Mamas and Shine Chicago for an evening all about you and your journey as a mom. Whether it’s preparing for baby or if you’re already a mom this event brings together the best resources Chicago has to educate, enlighten and empower women through all stages of motherhood whether it be infertility, pre-natal and post-partum health (as seen on their website). Click to register!

Thursday, July 17th

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Come Celebrate with Bon Macaron Chicago!

15th June

Bon Macaron Chicago at Bow Truss Coffee – 6/20

Thursday, June 20th 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bon Macaron Chicago Pop-Up

@ Bow Truss Coffee River North
406 N Wells St
(Kinzie / Hubbard Street)

Handcrafted Macarons-  $2.00/ ea.
Financiers- $1.50 ea. (French blueberry muffins)

*Flavors vary but Chocolate, PB&J , Strawberry Vanilla, Mojito Lime Mint, Mango Passion Fruit will be available 

We are so excited about this event and hope that you will stop by to try to delicate parisian treats and an espresso! What else could be more exciting on a Thursday afternoon than a culinary escape from the office?

Meet Chef Catherine

Bon Macaron Chicago launched in 2013. Chef/Owner Catherine Cooper, is a Chicago native. She trained in Paris, France and earned a diploma in classical French cuisine and macaron production. The finest French or Swiss Chocolate and fruit used for fillings. Classic and playful flavors are offered.Website: www.bonmacaronchicago.comFacebook:  Bon Macaron ChicagoTwitter @bonmacchicago 


Pre Makeup Show Mixer-6/7

5th June

Register on the website:

5/19: CSU Foundation 2013 Essence of an Angel Scholarship Winners

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16th May

Chicago State University Foundation Announces 2013 Essence of an Angel Scholarship Winners

Students to receive $500 awards at Essence of an Angel luncheon on May 19

(CHICAGO)  — The Chicago State University (CSU) Foundation announced that three seniors, who are also single moms, have been selected to receive scholarships in conjunction with the 3rd Annual “Essence of an Angel” Scholarship event at CSU’s Academic Library on Sunday, May 19.  The event, which celebrates the achievements of some of Chicago’s most successful single mothers, was created to fund scholarships for single mothers who attend the University.  Receiving $500 scholarships this year will be seniors Ebony Blair, Secondary Education Major; Tyler Louise James, Sociology Major and Elizabeth Soria, Sr. Studio Art Major.  The luncheon event will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (click here for website…)


Mother’s Day in Chicago

9th May

Highlights from HuffPost Chicago:

The Huffington Post released a Mother’s Day Guide for where to take mom out according to her personality type and we think this is a good thing to keep in mind. Here are some of our favs from their list:

For the Artsy Mom: Encourage Mom to unleash her creativity at the Lillstreet Art Center in Ravenswoodby sculpting clay together during a side-by-side workshop on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. An instructor will lead moms and their kids, ages 2 and up, for an hour of clay making on May 7. Clay classes are also available on other Saturdays in April, May and June. For art mediums beyond clay, Lillstreet also has sessions on sewing, printing, quilting, photography, printmaking, metalsmithing, drawing and painting.

$10 per person for side-by-side family clay workshop
4401 N. Ravenswood; 773-769-4226

For the Clothes-Fiend Mom: Treat Mom to a cute cocktail … Read More »

Meet & Greet: Chicago Designer Kate Pankoke is Back from Project Runway!

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17th April

While visiting a bridal show at Navy Pier, we were elated to meet Kate Pankoke! You might recognize Kate from the most recent season of Project Runway on Lifetime TV.

She is a rare find as a Chicago-based designer who has already launched her own bridal line at the springy young age of twenty three! Her clothes are absolutely beautiful with beaded detailing and a sharp tailoring that explores what she calls, “artful femininity.”


She is now back home from chasing her dreams in New York and Paris (yes, Paris!!), and you can find her dresses in local bridal stores. You might even see her there! Click on the Elaya Vaughn facebook page to see what Kate will be up to next!

See Kate’s brand, Elaya Vaughn, on Facebook:

Click to read more in Crain’s Chicago Business

2013 Black Women’s Expo- 4/5-7

1st April

See Sherri Shepard on Saturday, April 6th!

A Conversation with Sherri Shepherd, Co-host, The View, Creator, LUXHAIR Wig Line
Sponsored by State Farm
We see her on The View daily and she always keeps us laughing.  Join the up close and personal conversation with Sherri Shepherd about her marriage, weight loss, success and… her wigs!

For tickets, speakers, and more information, visit

The Red Pump Project Fashion Show: 3/23

27th March

Event Details

What: Rock the RED: Bold. Fashion. Awareness. fashion show

When: March 23, 2013

Where: Society Art Gallery. 2140 W. Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60612

Time: 6 – 9:00 p.m. (6 p.m.- Cocktail Hour; 7 p.m. Show begins)

The Red Pump Project invites you to the 4th annual Rock the Red fashion show, to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Chicago, IL. Rock the Red brings together our passion for social justice and our love of fashion, while commemorating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Rock the Red will also showcase the newest fashions by upcoming designers and boutiques from around the city of Chicago, as well as a very special guest host!

Regular tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $75. VIPs receive designated premium seating, 2 complimentary drinks during cocktail hour and a gift bag of goodies. Tickets are now on sale at  (read more … Read More »

1/26: Patricia Barber Quartet at the Green Mill

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24th January

$15.00, 9:00 pm

The Green Mill

4802 N Broadway St  Chicago, IL 60640

Come see Chicago Jazz star Patricia Barber play at the, not just any, THE hottest jazz club, the Green Mill! her latest album “Smash!” released on Tuesday (1/22) and is her first major-label recording in five years!

Click here to see the Patricia Barton Quartet Website


Click Here to listen to a sample of her music on


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