October 5, 2010

Wild Orchid World Wide Highlights Guest Models & Artists...

guest models being acknowledged individually- (from left) shea vaughn, jenner, kara olsen, andrea hainey, karin sosnoff, irene michaels, jenny sepulveda, ginger zee (center)

Here you will learn about all the final guest models that appeared, and the superb entertainers that joined us in putting on a spectacular mix of personality, music, fashion, and creativity for fun artistry, bringing awareness to the Lupus Research Institute Chicago (LRI), and this new branded affair, "Wild Orchid World Wide." final images and video will be released soon- these were mostly provided by conrad castelo event photographer.
lead photographer steve starr images (pending)

Event Host/Emcee: “Gloria, The Hat Hafer”
Gloria Hafer has been married for thirty-five years with two children and two beautiful little granddaughters. She dedicated over forty years of her life to the Chicago Public School System and thirty-five of them were taught in Physical Education. After retiring, she returned to teach Culinary Arts to over 1700 inner city kids. “Why do they call her Gloria the Hat?” Well, over 20 years ago, a doorman at a Jilly’s restaurant downtown on Rush Street shouted out “There’s Gloria the Hat”, this is the name that stuck and personifies who she is today. Gloria the Hat has received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions and achievements, she is very well known for her lavish fun party’s which are thrown once a month on Friday nights in various locations around Chicago. She started these parties with seven people and now there are over 500. They are free and everyone is welcome to come and have fun. Gloriathehat.com
(photo below)

Guest Models

Irene Michaels Model-Former Actress-Writer
Irene has modeled Internationally as well as locally. She did the
first campaign for 'THE PEPSI GENERATION' and "VIRGINIA SLIMS CIGARETTES, has performed in several soap operas and now publishers her own Celebrity web zine ionthescene.com She not only interviews across the board and nation, but covers high profile events. Follow Irene at IONTHESCENE.COM

irene michaels (right) wearing hector javier monarrez & fabbri furs;"gloria the hat" (left) ready to announce who's next! gloria prepared her own extravagant 3 change wardrobe-

Ginger Zee NBC (WMAQ) Meterologist nbcchicago.com

ginger zee wearing hector javier monarrez cocktail dress just an hour after her pm broadcast

UR SuperModels welcomes Shea Vaughn as their NEW Health/Wellness Spokes & LifeStyle Model - merging fashion, art, and wellness

Shea Vaughn is not only a celebrity mom, but is most known as a fitness and wellness expert and life coach. Her journey represents a lifetime of study and practical experience combined with a passion for fitness and well-being. Ms. Vaughn is the founder of SheaNetics® - “Your Pathway to Well-Being”, a new East-meets-West exercise and lifestyle practice at the vanguard of the health and wellness movement that is helping people to make positive and lasting mind-body advances. For information on SheaNetics® or its recently released DVD/CD collection, go to www.sheanetics.com or email info@sheanetics.com. Shea modeled designs for JSN, Hector Javier Monarrez, and Frayle Le. seen above wearing 1 of 2 Frayle Le looks; photo trendy magazine

Karin Sosnoff, owner and CEO of Konnect, an elite event planning company, and former model. Karin's deep passion and love has always kept her involved in the fashion and beauty world as well as the event planning industry. Ksosnoff.com

karin wearing hector javier monarrez themonafashion.com

Kara Olsen not only wife to Chicago Bear Greg Olsen, but a luxury real estate professional- nationwide. Andrea Hainey (wife of Bear Caleb Hainey) a superb new mom.

kara olsen wearing one of two frayle le gowns that night

Jenny Sepulveda a residential managing broker; recruiting, training, and coach of 200+ employees. Sepulveda developed The Princess in You Foundation, Helping Hands Inc., Luxe Lifestyle Productions and most recently Luxe Marketing and Sales- a Jos. Cacciatore & Co. Affiliate. Jenny is also a media fav for 2010. follow her at: http://twitter.com/LuxeLifestylePR

jenny wore several looks- this one spring preview by frayle le
photo: eric smith of chicago now

Denise Cameron supermodel/comic/actress is signed with several local agencies and can be seen in movies like, “Lake House” Denise performed a small skit for our crowd and modeled a piece by narcisse designs. denisecameron.com

irene michaels(left) & denise (right) at event pre-party photo: steve starr

due to her current pregnancy, Ms. Kyla (Weber) Vaughn was unable to join us this evening, however, she sends her regrets and best wishes-


RICH February (Chicago based- born Richard Foreside) Rapper/Model/Designer
Music Style: combination of hip-hop, soul and jazz

rich performing while male models walk
In 1999, Richard Foreside became Poor Rich and began his musical journey. After moving to LA in 2008, Poor Rich released “The lIllmanac." By 2010, Poor Rich metamorphed into Rich February, signifying the growth in his music, thought and style. Blessed with the ability to balance a fun sound with lyrical depth, Rich February offers a refreshing perspective to the current music scene. Touching on topics that range from complex relationships to the complex social state of today, February has been compared to the likes of Mos Def, Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Nas, but is much inspired by Lupe Fiasco. He created a special "runway remix" for the "Wild Orchid World Wide" show, and also sang his original track, "WAIT," which was just featured via Red Eye Lyric artist feature contest. Chicago is very familiar for Rich's suave style, and head to toe stylish ensembles when either appearing at the most posh affairs, or top fashion/media events. Many articles support his style, but perhaps now for his music as well. Discography- unsigned artist
“The Illmanac: Poor Rich” 2008 ;“Behind the Mic: Poor Rich”2009; “Renaissance Man: Rich February”2010;
Album W.A.R. coming 2011
richfebruarymusic@rocketmail.com 213.222.8477

Trizonna McClendon (orig:Chicago, currently: NEW YORK)
Genre: Adult Contemporary Secondary Genre: Urban/R&B

Whether you consider her music Soul, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Country, Alternative, Rock or Pop doesn’t matter to Ms McClendon as long as you’re listening. As far as inspiration, Trizonna is inspired by the legendary to the latest and will be the first to admit to having a very eclectic ear in regards to her personal taste in music. Her wide range of music appreciation can be attributed to her Midwest upbringing. Chicago, the place she calls home, is widely known for its roots in Blues and Jazz but is also the place where House music was born. Growing up in a city geographically situated in such a central location on the map has truly shaped Trizonna as an artist which was evident on her 4 The Soul-Reciprocity Inc. debut release Overtones & Innuendos. Her father, a former musician introduced her to a myriad of music as a child and it obviously affected her artistic side. As a songwriter she strays away from trendy writing styles using a more timeless approach with modern day flare which allows her to put a new spin on familiar topics.

Her press reviews stem from the UK, Germany, Canada, & US markets. We are lucky for her to perform songs: "Didn't See It Coming" & "My Special" during our event.
NewFamiliar (2009)
Overtones & Innuendos Import 2007 (Japan)
Overtones & Innuendos 2006 (US)
electronic press kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/trizonnamcclendon
manager Greg Lewis: http://www.honest-management.com/
photo: eric smith chicago now

Featured Performer: Jesse Charbonier Singer/Songwriter/Film Maker/PRODUCER (Chicago)
“World Premiere” of Jazz Musician Charbonier’s original music video, & song, "Let's Not Discuss It," was debuted at our event. Jesse's superb rendition of "Don't Explain," by Billie Holiday, is also quite mesmerizing! With national exposure, following, and production, we are quite lucky to have this local artist grow with our event. We don't want to give too much away, so simply please follow him and enjoy the video at: jessecharbonier.com

jesse premieres live while models & dancers perform around him

“King Green” (LA Based) is Michael’s stage name in the music industry. P.S.A (Public Service Announcement), King Green’s record label, was discovered in 2009. P.S.A’s concept is to inform the young future generation and the world about how to change and become aware of the known and unknown facts that are not displayed through music today. King Green is known to generate songs, produce beats and mix tapes.

Michael is from Chicago and studied at Columbia College Chicago for Sound and Acoustics but is now studying and residing in LA at the Los Angeles Recording School. King Green’s vision is to change the way people think about music by producing lyrics on an entirely different level. He currently mentors Chicago students about life and the way music has a lot to do with today’s society. His inspiration comes from reading novels, studying music from the past to the present and studying how the world reacts to today’s music. His sounds were actually recognized by some of our audience and artist staff.
Performed songs "Fly Away" & "Green Gold" were both produced and written by the artist(King Green) with the second including feature artist, Pharaoh Gold.
Grow with this crowd fav at: myspace.com/kinggreen87 kinggreen87@yahoo.com 708.502.4145

1st image: king green singing model: marc wearing hisstuff chicago; 2nd photo: king green feat artist pharoah gold model: rachel valentina wearing hector monarrez

Guia Rivera singer/songwriter was recently given the moniker "The Cosmopolitan Girl" in Asian Boston magazine's latest issue.

Rivera is quickly becoming an international face. Her ability to adapt to various musical styles - infusing hiphop, R & B, Latin Jazz, Middle Eastern, dancehall, rock and even country in her work - makes her one of the most versatile and complex artists of the new millenium. This summer 1035 KISS FM radio personality Ty Bentli introduced Guia Rivera to the audiences of 1035 KISS FM Radio, Chicago's number one radio station, with a cross-promotion that included a broadcast of Rivera's performance and interview with Bentli at the famed 1035 KISS FM Coca Cola Lounge. It is no secret that 2010 is certainly filled with many blessings from God. Guia Rivera is a 2010 Chicago Music Awards Nominee for Best Latin Entertainer and Songwriter of the Year. She remains a wild orchid, always able to withstand the heat and pressures of a competitive jungle. http://www.myspace.com/guiarivera
manager: Raymond Rivera raymondriverainternacional@gmail.com 312.262.8560
This evening, Guia's performance dress was provided by Windsor Store-Gurnee Mills 6170 Grand Ave # 529, 847.855.7439 windsorstore.com

Post Event Entertainment (Live Band/Dancing)

VAGANDO is a Chicago based dance band with an international flair. They are a sexy, guitar and rhythm-heavy group with a modern rock edge. Their eclectic repertoire of Latin Pop, Rock, and Mediterranean style draws everyone to the dance floor! This dynamic, five-piece band includes Ferris Hermes, vocals, rhythm guitar, and conga; Igor Vinokur, lead guitar; Gibby K., bass guitar and vocals; Ashur Norman, keyboards; and Yuri Hevia Moncada, (Latin Grammy nominated, 2004) drums and percussion.

Ferris and Igor created VAGANDO in 2006. They have been performing around Chicago for the last 4 years. The band members have lived and played all over the world; Middle East, Europe, and South American. vagandoband.com

Event DJ/Asst Announcer:

DJ, “Amy D”
As a Deejay, Amy D has headlined major events and receives commendation for her work and artistry from industry legends such as Dave Dresden (Gabriel & Dresden and Dresden & Johnson), Mark Centennial (Heaven and Earth Division), Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, Vicor R, Greg Bauer, John Curley, Justin Dahl, Ben Castaneda, DJ Inphinity, Mixin Marc and countless other aficionados.
Chicago Scene, Wish Industry Worldwide, Glitter, Surreal Chicago, NV Penthouse Lounge, Crobar Chicago, Crimson, Martini Ranch, The Grammercy, SoundBar, Debonair Social Club, The Joynt Retro Lounge, Flatwater Amy D presents Timeless EP (Wish Industry Recordings) - to be released 2011 amydabb77@yahoo.com

Open Number Dancers

Dancers that appeared in this opening segment, have appeared in major label band tours, oprah's street event, & national brand campaigns


Dome’ Lorruso (lead)
Domé was fortunate enough to dance with One World for two years where he trained in Latin, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary. He left One World Dance Theater to Direct the Jai Wil project where he danced and Choreographed for R&B artist Jai Wil's promotional tour. Once the tour was complete Domé came back home to Chicago and started his own Hip Hop dance company called Pure Renditionz. Since the start of Pure Renditionz, Domé has went on to work on various projects such as becoming artistic director of Hip Hop ConnXion Chicago, and Manager/Choreographer/Dancer for Dance2XS Chicago.

Domé has also taught at several schools such as The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Lou Conte Dance Studio, and The Alvin Ailey Dance Camp. He has also been blessed to dance with such artist as Fall Out Boy, Black Eye Peas, Mannheim Steamrollers, Drew Sidora, and reggae sensation Ms. Triniti. Currently Domé is still working on various projects in Chicago, and focusing on moving West. For now, you can still find Domé teaching at Lou Conte Dance Center every Saturday. dancendome@gmail.com 630.802.8748
Lou Conté Dance Center 1147 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, Il.

Dee Moore Routine Choreographer
Dee Moore is currently co-director of CODA, a diverse Chicago-based hip hop dance company (codaworld.com). Her most recent accomplishments include dancing at the Kiss FM “Fantabuloso” concert, KISS FM Fat Joe and Bruno Mars Concert, and competing and placing in the top 16 U.S. dance groups in a competition held in Las Vegas by the producer of MTVs America's Best Dance Crew.

Dance Coordinator/Dancer: Nicole Simkus

Nikki has trained in jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and moved to Memphis soon after where she taught dance and performed with Memphis Dance Theatre Co. for three years. While there she was also the recipient of the $5000 Individual Artist Fellowship for Dance from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Since moving to Chicago in 2002, Nikki has performed and toured with Goldberg Entertainment, appeared in commercials for Nike, Dick Sporting Goods and Sears, and is currently a company member of Culture Shock Chicago.
niccsimk@hotmail.com 773.369.2727
remaining list of dancers that performed: Christina Mercader-Chris Marosi-Gail Granberry-Trey Sims-Mary-Angela Granberry-Emily Tichawa-Stanely Glover-Kat Treister and Branden Bailey

Appearance by Curator Jeffrey Rose on behalf artist: Marc Rubin (Marc was under the weather to appear himself, therefore smaller accessible items for immediate sale were brought this evening & sold in our silent auction room)

As seen at NYC "Ground Zero" 9/11 & requested White House Artist, the bio of Marc Rubin: WEBSITE: www.MarcRubin.com Curator Phone: 773 404-2233

Marc Rubin finished his college education in 1972. In 1973 he entered his thesis painting, "Ladies Of The Canyon", pointillism, surreal subject, acrylic on canvas 48x58 inches, in the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago Competition. His unanimous inclusion into the exhibition by 3 visiting museum curators and James Spiers curator of the Art Institute created profound recognition for a very young Marc Rubin. Within one year his works were shown and sold in Europe, Chicago and New York City.

From this auspicious beginning, Marc has continued to astound the Fine Art world for nearly 40 years. His invention of "Pop-Cubism" in 1976, a style he created in response to what the artist calls 'Warhol's plagarism" has influenced myriad artists. Under the influence of his mentors Salvador Dali and Jean Du'Buffet, in 1978 Marc created "Synchronism" a new classic style which combines Impressionism, Cubism and Expressionism --indeed any two or more styles of classic or modern art combined into a harmonious whole is known as "Synchronism" In the 1990's, at request of patrons, Marc created a painting to put on loan to the Clinton Whitehouse, the masterful 60" x 78" Pointillist-Synchronism "Sunrise on the Shore". Always the humanitarian artist, by request Marc painted "The Day of Hope Fulfilled" in 1995, an astounding 64" x 64" Pointillist masterwork. The image of the daffodils from this painting are still used by AIDS charities and breast cancer charities.

Marc has been continually inventive during his long career, drawing on the past while pointing the way to the future.His website has received nearly 1,000,000 visitors since its inception in 2000, unheard of for an artist. Marc's paintings and sculpture have been collected world wide and in all 50 states. In the digital age, Marc has made his works affordable to everyone with "Marc-Art Giclees"where the artist prints his own Fine-Art limited editon prints. At MarcArtPopShop.com, you can purchase Rubin's art on everything from t-shirts to mugs, greeting cards and more Rubin's famous Pop-Cubism Chicago cityscapes are also available at Posters Plus on Michigan Ave and the City of Chicago Cultural Center Stores.

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