Brande Roderick is on my talk show tonight, and we briefly discussed how to find love. I started with, “Well, what do we look for in a guy?” Here’s what Brande and I eventually came up with:
My favorite aunt passed away this week, and I lost 10 lbs. of water weight due to tears. She was no ordinary aunt. She was one of those people that you would do anything for because of the kind spirit she was: angelic, sweet, loving and giving.
The Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet raised the curtain at the Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress) April 19 for its 15th annual spring gala. The evening began with a series of performance pieces by the company’s dancers and more than 100 Joffrey students from all over the world. Guests then moved to the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan), where co-chairs Deborah and Cody Engle and Astrid McKinnon presided over cocktails, dinner and an auction of exotic items, such as trips to the British Virgin Islands and Honduras.
“Your 20th anniversary is a moment when you become introspective, or reflective,” says designer Viktor Horsting, who along with Rolf Snoeren makes up the Amsterdam-based line Viktor & Rolf, which celebrates two decades this year. “But we feel quite light, and not really in the mood to look back. We’re looking more to the future.”
Although more than 900 guests donned masks April 20 for the 9th annual Big Mac Under Glass ball at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (301 E. North Water), the evening’s mission was no secret. The masquerade-themed bash benefited the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, which supports four area Ronald McDonald houses that serve as a home away from home for families of hospitalized children.
Fashion is taking a comfortable turn as slouching, tapered trousers have become a mainstay. Far from the MC Hammer pants and Zubaz of the ‘90s, these slick slacks are cut to avoid billowing at the hips for a silhouette that’s flattering on almost any body type.
Let’s hear it for the 200 friends of Splash and Rockit Ranch Productions, who donned their one-shouldered sweatshirts and neon accessories for the inaugural Splashdance, held April 20 at ¡Ay Chiwowa! (311 W. Chicago). Co-hosts Billy Dec and Splash editor/publisher Susanna Negovan got into the spirit of the 80s-inspired party with the help of guests such as Kerry and Sarah Wood and Chris and Christa Hibbs.