Guests enjoyed a live fashion show, bites, and much more on March 21st at Cheeky Chicago’s “Real People of Style.” Cheeky Chicago and Peroni Italy once again rocked the walls of 900 North Michigan Shops as they welcomed over 350 attendees for what proved to be the must-attend fashion event of the season. Cheeky’s 4th annual spring show, “The Real People of Style” (#CheekyRealStyle2013) featured nine of Chicago’s most fashionable tastemakers, who strut their stuff as they showcased 900 North Michigan Shops’ latest spring trends from DNA2050, DEKA Chicago, Karen Millen, Original Penguin, Diesel, L.K.Bennett and Bloomingdale’s – with shoes from Mezlan and Charles David – all curated by emerging styling team, adoptedSTYLE and The View From 5 ft. 2. Hair and makeup was expertly executed by the Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa team and guests enjoyed delectable bites courtesy of Siena Tavern, a smartwater VIP Lounge, music by DJ AT, décor produced by Platinum Events and sips by Peroni Italy and EFFEN Vodka. (Not to mention, a very swanky after party at Drumbar, where guests sipped spiked punch while shaking to the sounds of a special guest DJ set by Rob Ackroyd of Florence + The Machine.)
Cheeky founders, Jessica Zweig and Erica Bethe Levin, host the fashion show as models make their way down the runway.
Graham Kostic of Glossed and Found kicks off the show with a little hairspray action as he struts his stuff down the runway, followed by Angi Taylor, KISS-FM morning show host in her kicks.
Kelly Ryan O’Brien, Angi Taylor, and Emma Arnold take their turns!
How can you not love these two? Graham Kostic shows off his second look, along with Ford Model, David Sanchez.
Not letting the ladies steal the show, David Barton (who flew in from New York for this!), David Rehkson of DineAmic Group, and Karim Tonsy do their best walks.
Agga B. and David Rehkson are all smiles closing the show!
Jerry Azumah and Lloyd Owusu came out to show their support for the models.
Benjamin Newby and David Sanchez mingling after the show.
Have a favorite model from the show last night? Say hello on Twitter!
CheekyChicago.com’s 2013 “Real People of Style” were:
Emma Arnold: @TresAwesome
Founder, Tres Awesome
Agga B.: @AGGABcollection
David Barton: @DavidBartonGym
Founder, David Barton Gym
Graham Kostic: @GlossedAndFound
Editorial & Creative Director, GlossedAndFound.com
Kelly Ryan O’Brien: @KellyRyanObrien
Pop Culture Expert & Founder, Chicago Blogger Network
David Rehkson: @David_Rehkson
Partner, DineAmic Group
David Sanchez: @SANCHANISTO
Angi Taylor: @AngiTaylorKISS
Morning Show Host, Brotha Fred’s Neighborhood, 103.5 KISS-FM
Karim Tonsy: @KarimTonsyDance
Artistic Director & Founder, Karim Tonsy Egyptian Physical Dance Theatre
Photos by Francis Son and Melissa Igartua for L+C