Silver into Gold | Glitz & Glamour 2016

Spotlighting the photography talents of preferred partners Michael Courier and Gabi Bucataru of PhotoGabi, The Huestudio + Company was delighted to support The Second Annual Glitz & Glamour Luncheon and Fashion Show benefitting A Silver Lining Foundation, a preferred charitable partner.

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Hosted on March 15, 2016 at the elegant Peninsula Chicago Hotel, the event featured bespoke jewels from A. Marek Fine Jewelry and exquisite couture from celebrated fashion designers Borris Powell, Calvin Tran, Julie Mersine from Mira Couture, Gary Gonzalez, J.Toor, ricorso, Diego Rocha and Mark Roscoe.

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Fashion illustrator Rosemary Fanti created a color rendition of a Mark Roscoe design that graced the invitation and event program book, designed by LBrown Design & Paperie, a preferred partner.

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Custom artisan chocolates from Anna Shea Chocolates, a preferred partner, graced tables as special guest favors!

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Hosted by WGN news anchor Micah Materre and Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Founder of A Silver Lining Foundation, the event featured pre-show and event coverage by Jeff Conway, pre-show vocal talents of Anthony Rago, event music by Akib Khanani [DJ Akib], MUAH by Brenda Arellano and Keith Ward, and fashion show production by Tracey Tarantino DiBuono and team from Zzazz Productions.

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For complete fashion show photographs, please view our gallery.

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The event, generously underwritten by A. Marek Fine Jewelry, directly benefitted A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program, resulting in over 177 cost free screening mammograms and diagnostic evaluations from event proceeds generated from ticket and raffle sales.

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See you in 2017!

“Powerful things happen when the right people connect.”

– Mark Roscoe

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The Art of Pink!

Throughout the month of October 2015, we are honored to support “The Art of Pink” at all of The Peninsula hotels worldwide! Each hotel will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and spa experiences for guests to enjoy and show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.ribbon_pinkThe Peninsula Chicago is installing a significant art installation entitled, “Alchemy” by Choi Jeong Hwa, a renowned Korean artist, curated by Pearl Lam Galleries. A site-specific light installation of twenty-four “totem pole” pillars that consist of found LED lights, plastic bowls and steel. One of the pink pieces in the exhibit, selected specifically by the artist, will be auctioned at the end of October, with proceeds donated to The Peninsula Chicago’s local breast cancer charity partner, Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.flowers_pinkCotton Candy Pink is the preferred color of The Huestudio + Company for October 2015, as well as the preferred color of The Peninsula hotels each October. In support of “The Art of Pink” initiative, the main entrance and signage of The Peninsula Chicago will be artfully illuminated in pink each evening from October 1 to 31, 2015. In coordination with The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, the hotel is offering complimentary transportation via the hotel’s MINI Cooper to patients for their cancer treatments. rose_pinkThe hotel’s stunning floral arrangements will adopt a rose hue and a “Remembrance Tree” will be available for guests to purchase a pink card for US$ 5 to write names of cancer survivors or memories of loved ones.

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Throughout the month of October, please consider making a donation or contribution to your local or favorite breast cancer organization to honor special family and precious friends. We love A Silver Lining Foundation, a 2015 preferred charitable partner!

Pink-infused gourmet dining experiences are offered with Pink Afternoon Tea, served daily in The Lobby with seatings Monday through Saturday, offered at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm, and on Sunday’s served between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

Join us on Friday, October 9, 2015 for an afternoon fashion show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan Avenue where US$ 10 from every afternoon tea will be donated to charity. Following the presentation, all afternoon tea attendees will be invited to the store where 10% of their purchases for the day directly benefit Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.

A special pink-hued cocktail, “Pretty in Pink” is served in The Bar. Featuring Stoli vanilla vodka, lychee puree, raspberries and a splash of lemon juice, this cocktail is sure to delight!

For pampering with a purpose, The Peninsula Spa offers a “Pedi-For-A-Cure” treatment of a classic pedicure with US$ 5 of every service donated to Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. 

In total, The Peninsula Chicago has raised US$ 18,432, including US$ 7,840 in 2014, which was donated to two charities: Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Bright Pink.hearts_pinkVisit The Peninsula Chicago, a preferred partner, and join the social conversation using the #PenInPink and #ArtOfPink hashtags! Don’t forget to “tag” us and use #TheHuestudioCo, as well.

We look forward to seeing our friends, family, clients and preferred partners support Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Making A Difference!

june_sunOur team at The Huestudio + Company has always been passionate, committed and dedicated to our communities and about giving back.

We chose Circle of Colors to reflect our personal, corporate and social responsibilities of encircling the community with our core business portfolios to invest in others, “pay it forward” and to give generously.

huestudio_circleofcolors_rgbEach year, our team selects preferred charitable partners that we desire to assist and support through monetary and in-kind donations, custom and innovative product partnerships and pro bono consultative experiences.

odntlogo copy 2In collaboration and partnership with Ink 4 Your Soul, shop our exclusive, colorful private label t.shirt designs that directly give back 50% of proceeds to select preferred charitable partners such as A Silver Lining Foundation, Countryside Association, Discovery Arts, Feed My Starving Children and One Hundred Pounds of Hope.

We’ve also partnered with RuMe [ReUseMe] to offer exclusive, custom branded reusable products that give back while pursuing a sustainable lifestyle, all in lots of color.

Shop A Silver Lining Foundation’s colorful products with a goal to raise $33,750 [250 individual, free mammograms @ $135.00/each] for their Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program.

Shop Discovery Arts’ exclusive products with a goal to raise $25,000 for their uplifting beside “Arts Adventures” programs. More at

Shop ‘connection’ offerings for One Hundred Pounds of Hope with a goal to raise $25,000 to complete their six room schoolhouse, complete with running water and essential school supplies, in Battambang, Cambodia.

hearts_pinkShop other exclusive gifts at Gifts that Give + to view our full listing of partners, visit our Community Commitment.

Celebrate Women!

Celebrate and honor the special women in your life who make a difference in the lives of those they touch!

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In honor of A Silver Lining Foundation, a 2015 preferred charitable partner of The Huestudio + Company, and their Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program, we “Celebrate Women” with exclusive gift offerings from seven (7) exceptional women-owned preferred partners. Shop Now + Make A Difference from April 15, 2015 through May 15, 2015!

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A Sweet Delivery

Delicious. Decadent. Delectable. A Sweet Silver Lining (ASLF) is an exclusive, chic candy collection arriving in a one-piece, white, 8×8 inch gift box, with a silver lining of course! Designed by owner Amy DiTomasso, this deluxe gift includes a trio of 2.5 x 7 inch, 1 lb. round containers, effortlessly complimented with gourmet candies, creating a fashionably chic confection collection.

IMG_3685Visit A Sweet Delivery to purchase A Sweet Silver Lining (ASLF) directly. *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Anna Shea ChocolatesIMG_3688Indulge and honor all special women in your life with elegant, handcrafted delights from Anna Shea Chocolates! In celebration, owner Debra Jenrette designed the exclusive “Turn Up the Pink” 6-piece box and the “Turn Up the Pink” 12-piece box to honor A Silver Lining Foundation. These jewel-like creations are “works of art in chocolate” and are certain to impress everyone, especially Mothers and all precious women!

IMG_3687Visit Anna Shea Chocolates to purchase the “Turn Up the Pink” 6-piece box and the “Turn Up the Pink” 12-piece box directly. You may also select “Customize It” to choose your own flavors, too! *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Are You Kidding?

IMG_3670Stand Out! Be Noticed! These adorable Breast Cancer Research socks from Are You Kidding? are designed by kids for kids to allow other kids to “look cool”. Owned by mother Rachel Martinez, son Sebastian is the 7-year old CEO and his older brother Brandon is the D.O.S. [Director of Sales].

IMG_3690Visit Are You Kidding? to purchase Breast Cancer Black + Breast Cancer Pink socks directly. NOTE: Enter coupon code ASLF to ensure % of give back. Shipping is only $.99. *25% of proceeds Give Back

Jan Lewis Designs

These Circle of Colors bangles from Jan Lewis Designs, charmingly named Licorice and Marshmallow, were designed by Jan Lewis, wife of jazz legend, Ramsey Lewis. The colorful, lightweight bangle bracelets, in signature dot circular patterns, are hand-painted in slight relief adding texture as an important element to each design. The multi-colored artisanal Fair Trade bangles can be worn singly or paired and stacked with other complimentary styles in the collection.

BenefitTrioVisit Jan Lewis Designs to purchase Circle of Colors directly. Free Shipping is included for all orders!  *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Kiku Handmade

These stunning modern fused glass art pieces are hand-designed in the Oak Park, Illinois glass studio of Kiku Handmade by owner Laurie Freivogel, exclusively for A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® Program. The custom pale pink lace circular design is printed onto clear glass, layered over transparent silver gray and opaque wispy pink-white glasses, then fused in a kiln. Glass is cold worked, then returned to the kiln to slump into final bowl, dish and coaster shapes.

hue_ASLF_allVisit Kiku Handmade to purchase directly + use promo code ASLF15 for an additional 15% customer discount. Shop A Silver Lining Foundation Catch-all Dish, A Silver Lining Foundation Coaster 2-pack and A Silver Lining Foundation Large Bowl. *25% of proceeds Give Back!

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Seeking out the finest papers from around the globe, owner Judy Lynn creates limited edition works of art, exquisite handmade boxes and blank books by hand. Influenced by nature, her bird-inspired monoprints are produced on smooth, bright white acid-free rag paper and are unframed for easy shipping.

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IMG_4445“Nuthatches” monoprint, 5 x 8 inches. $50.00; “In the Tall Grass” monoprint, 8 x 8 inches. $50.00; “Flock” monoprint, 8 x 8 inches. $50.00.

To order, email judy@mirabellestudio.com directly. Use promo code SILVER LINING in the subject line to receive a 20% customer discount. *50% of proceeds Give Back!

Photography by Revealed Studios

The photography duo of Laurie Peacock and Maggie Rife Ponce have created a “Mom’s Ultimate Day Out”, an ultra-glamorous photoshoot designed to not only make you feel like a superstar for a day, including custom hair and make-up styling, but leave you with the pictures to prove it!  *25% of proceeds give back!

IMG_3680* Giving Back! A percentage of proceeds from select sales will be directly donated to A Silver Lining Foundation and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program by each preferred partner. Shop Now!

An Exclusive Offering! 

Orchid, raspberry, coral and rose colored circles intermingle with silver-grey circular rings on this custom, handmade box by Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio. The twin lids open in opposite, ying-yang directions to reveal two interior compartments lined in textured metallic silver paper and features rose quartz beads, known for their calming and healing properties. Each custom box is stamped, signed, dated and numbered.

IMG_2538 IMG_2549Offered at $135.00 through Gifts that Give, this exclusive gift offering provides one (1) free mammogram to A Silver Lining Foundation and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program for someone in need.

Our seven (7) women-owned preferred partners have created exceptional gift offerings exclusive to A Silver Lining Foundation. View all productsShop Now!

Based on the philosophy of Dr. Sandy Goldberg’s mother, Evelyn Goldberg, ”We are all family and we have to help each other through the tough times.”

We are passionate, committed and dedicated to our communities and about giving back.

Visit The Huestudio + Company for additional information about our Community Commitment and Circle of Colors.

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Glitz & Glamour

You are Invited!

To begin 2015, The Huestudio + Company is proud to support A Silver Lining Foundation, our newest 2015 Preferred Charitable Partner!

Please join us on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the legendary Gold Coast Ballroom at The Drake Hotel Chicago to experience Glitz & Glamour – the hottest couture and most elegant jewelry to grace the runway in this one-of-a-kind special event.

10981869_936047543075202_5028064172743310680_nA. Marek Fine Jewelry and Mark Roscoe Couture will feature their exquisite designs + 100% of all proceeds directly benefit A Silver Lining Foundation.

Founded in 2002 by Dr. Sandy Goldberg, A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ensuring dignified, respectful and equal access to quality cancer education and services for all, by creating meaningful partnerships with community, advocacy and healthcare organizations.

To join our table/s, purchase tickets today! In addition to ticket sales, additional donations are appreciated. Every $135.00 donated will provide one (1) free mammogram for someone in need. You have the power to ease a life.

Comprised of five programs, the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program garners the most attention and response. Established in mid-2006, over 6,000 women thus far have received information about and access to cost free screening mammograms and diagnostic evaluation, when indicated. Of those women receiving services, 99% are uninsured.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in our support of our newest 2015 Preferred Charitable Partner.

Cocktails:  11:00 – 11:30 AM

Luncheon:  11:30 – 12:45 PM

Fashion Show:  12:45 PM

The Drake Hotel 

140 East Walton Place

Chicago, IL 60611

 312.787.2200