DISCLAIMER / APOLOGIES! A little late on posting this! Let’s place blame on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim? Thanks dolls! OKAY ONWARD—
The Luxury Management (LUX MGT) team launched their second annual “Midsummer Night Fashion Show” benefiting the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) at Lincoln Park’s MINI of Chicago Dealership, 1111 W. Diversey Pkwy., on Friday, July 13, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
NBC 5’s 247 producer and correspondent, Jeff Conway, ChicagoPride.com editor-at-large, Terrence Chapell, and AGirlsGuideTo.com founder and editor, Brette Borow, hosted the show, and over 200 guests attended.
Set under a gleaming ceiling of multi-colored stars to offset this year’s intergalactic “Universal Love” theme, the runway unveiled a sleek Mini Cooper car with headlights lit and models highlighting the latest collections from AKIRA, The Denim Lounge, J. Toor, and Thread Lounge. Restoration Salon Chicago conceptualized the hairstyles and MUSEBeauty Pro. did the makeup.
Guests were treated to drinks courtesy of Cordina and Coco Vita, to exquisitely designed cupcakes by Sugar Hills Bakery, and to an open bazaar showcasing creations by Chicago-based designers, such as Avaasi Jewelry by Asia Borycka.
Gold and platinum sponsors were pampered with AKIRA gift bags filled with swag from Solstice Sunglasses Boutique, Vosges Haute Chocolat, L’or D’afrique Organic Moroccan Oil, L’occitane, and Kevin Murphy, to name a few. The after party took place at minibar Ultra Lounge.
Volunteers for the Human Rights Campaign held a booth at the event and invited everyone to sign up for a free one year subscription. The HRC is the nation’s largest civil rights organizations, which works toward equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. HRC envisions an America where everyone is ensured their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
One of LUX MGT’s goals is to impact everyone involved in a positive and universal way. Ricardo Sebastian and his team came together to found LUX MGT as part of a college project to raise money for non-profits through event planning in 2008. Since then, LUX MGT has raised well over 600K for both not-for-profit and for-profit companies. Sebastian was nominated as one of “The Top 75 Up-and-Comers” by the Chicago Innovation Awards, and Refinery 29 as well as Windy City Times listed him as one of this year’s “30 Under 30.”
For more information, visit http://www.luxurymgt.com.