Couture went to the dogs this past Tuesday when Rose Mandel and Marco Foster put to- gether a special night of fashion. Chic Chicagoans gathered for the second annual NEXT Fashion Show. Hosts for the evening were the dashing Marcus Riley of Channel Five and the always glam Candace Jordan. The fashion event was a benefit for PAWS Chicago. Since that just happens to be one of our favorite causes, we were so excited to be part of this event. Some of the A list Chicagoans that were on the host committee included Billy Dec, Jon Cotay of AKIRA, Corri McFadden, and Jessica Zweig of Cheeky Chicago. There were other fashion heavy hitters as well to view the gorgeous designs. Many beautiful models walked the runway , but the ones that touched our hearts were the ones with four legs.
the always glam Candace Jordan and dapper Marco Foster pose at the wall . Doesn’t Marco look good in that suit ? And I love Candace’s bling!
Here is Candace with one of the adorable residents of PAWS, Barney.PAWS prides itself on being a no kill shelter. Dogs aren’t the only residents there, they also play hosts to kitties. Jen and I are actually volunteers in the cat section. PAWS loves their volunteers and always finds ways to thank them.
Here I am with one of the stars of the fashion world, Borris Powell, a dear friend who also came to watch the fashion.
Here is the dynamic fashion duo of Chicago , Benjamin Cottrell and Omar Villalobos enjoying another Fashion Focus Week event.
Here are two lovely ladies, the designer Azeeza Desai Khan and fashion maven Corri McFadden .
I am loving this picture of Kimberly Gleeson and her adorable fur baby, Spencer.
Before she gets ready for the runway, Kaitlyn plays with Barney.
Here is the gorgeous spokes model Amour Genesis getting ready to give her viewers the scoop . Doesn’t she look like a star? She’s on her way.
Getting ready for the show to start we see Sandra Smith-Doghmi and also Billy Dec, entrepreneur and empressario .
This gorgeous red gown takes my breath away . It is by Mark Roscoe Designs.
Here is the designer Mark Roscoe, the epitome of suaveness and sophistication
This dress transports everyone to the future and is by Studio Alade .
Here is new sensation Fraley Le, with one of his designs. Love his Asian influence
Dig these Kinky Boots! They were the designs of Just Human by Yemonja Smalls
Here is Winston , a Welsh corgi that needs a forever home. PAWS is responsible for uniting pets with happy owners.
Another model dressed in Akira walks Dex to the delight of the crowd
Here is Mira Coture’s dream gown. Any girl would want this for her special day.
Marco takes his turn on the runway in this casual jacket, also good for dress up