Anna Fong WOWS them!

Fashionistas of Chicago united tonight for a special cause at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel. Columbia College grad, Anna Fong showed off her spring collection and the proceeds of the evenings festivities went to the International Justice Mission.  IJM spokesperson, Pamela Gifford told the crowd that slavery was a huge problem internationally, it was the third worst crime after drugs and weapons. The silent auction contained such items ranging from a blouse designed by Anna Fong to gift certificates to popular spots like Sunda and the Underground .

Guests were treated to a styling preview by Lincoln Park salon, Carissma , owner , Tony DiPasca.  The event was hosted by Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Suzanne Negoyan. Sponsors included Sunda, the Underground , and Diet Pepsi.

A dramatic ceremonial Mayan dance complete with fire set the tone for the exciting fashions to come.  Colorful costumes and energetic choreography were the highlights of the runway as dancers put the enthusiastic crowd in a “Mayan” mood. Inspired by a recent trip to Central America, Fong , true to her Guatemalan roots,  Fong showed off her spring 2012 collection with the help of models from the Rock Agency. An after party was held at the Underground and golden bags courtesy of  Diet Pepsi were given to the guests

The crowd can’t wait to see the new Anna Fong fashions

This young lady is all about style

One of the silent auction items was this lovely Anna Fong blouse

Michigan Avenue Magazine ‘s own Suzanne Negoyan was mistress of ceremonies

“This is how my hair got so white, from dealing with women for twenty seven  years.” laughed Carissma salon owner, Tony DiPasca

“Hair  should be fun!’ says Tony.  Here he is working his magic on one of the show models.

The dramatic Mayan dancers entertained and wowed the crowd.

Gorgeous!

Nothing like a good fire dance to put the crowd on edge

Anna Fong takes us past the cold months of winter to pastel shades

This splendid dress has a pleasant neutral regal quality

Goddess is the only word I can think of looking at this stunner

No wonder they say that purple is the color of royalty

Love the draping on this dress

the TRUE star of the evening Anna Fong

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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