May 2, 2011

CityScape Lounge at the Mart invites UR SuperModels & ASHA to Review "Royal Wedding"-coverage by WGN News

May 2, 2011- UR SuperModels Founder Asha Spacek, wears many hats throughout the company- ranging from CEO to Artistic Director, even makeup artist, stylist, and so on...well, as fashionshow producer of the company's 2010 showcase, "Wild Orchid WorldWide," one of her special guests Kathy O'Leary -author/realtor/corporate sales manager- invited Asha and UR SuperModels to review the fashion and special moments of the "Royal Wedding" this past historic Friday, April 29th. The viewing party was hosted by CityScape Lounge on the 15th floor of the re-designed, first Chicago LEED certified hotel, Holiday Inn Mart Plaza- covered by WGN News, "Around Town," with Ana Beleval.

UR SuperModels, The Dress Doctor seamstresses, and Asha Spacek arrived at 4:30am to begin the royal venture. Asha styled the models in a London 'Royal Wedding' theme, per happy request of Kathy and her friendly staff. See the final looks and festive mood of everyone after seeing the Prince William and lovely bride Kate Middleton say, "I DO!"

video featuring UR SuperModels, Asha, & Kathy O'Leary here:

additional event video footage here:

Follow up from Kathy O' Leary
portion quote from testimonial letter:

"Dear Asha: On behalf of our entire team at the Mart Plaza, we want to thank you for everything you did to make last Friday's Royal Wedding event so successful. You and your girls rose so very early and you brought all of the amazing couture. You even brought your hair and makeup team. Thank you again Asha-you are fantastic! I look forward to seeing you soon."
-Kathy O' Leary, CMP
Corporate Sales Manager

Video Segment Credits- read more about them below
Mali Jewelry & Accessories
gowns (blue/2 ivory on guests): Giselle Couture- The Dress Doctor
gowns (2 yellow/1 blue/green, 1 black on model): Fraley Le -couture designer
UR SuperModels: Chloe Lynne, Brianna, Kei Leigh, Ania, Melissa
dressers Jillian & Miranda c/o: The Dress Doctor
location: The CityScape Lounge- Holiday Inn at the MART
invited host/corporate sales mgr: Kathy O'Leary
stylist: Asha Spacek

About Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop – the New Chicago – the contemporary Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Chicago Hotel offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our atrium lobby is uniquely situated 15 floors above the street level excitement, adjacent to the Merchandise Mart and the Shops at the Mart, and minutes from Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile shopping district, and the Loop, downtown Chicago's energetic business center. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Chicago Hotel, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites, each with individual climate control, complimentary WiFi, and breathtaking skyline views.

With its ideal location at the heart of Chicago downtown and close to the Loop, the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Chicago Hotel is the perfect choice for business meetings, social events, weddings or a weekend getaway. Our 25,000 square feet of meeting, conference, and function space, including two ballrooms, encompasses two entire floors and 20 separate spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 to 1000 guests.

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Chicago Hotel is proud to have become the first LEED-certified hotel in Chicago and the largest in North America, an honor bestowed by the US Green Building Council for our extensive ecological measures. "Settle in at our Cityscape Bar for unbelievable sunset views of the Chicago skyline while you enjoy a cocktail, specialty beer, or glass of fine wine."

About The Dress Doctor
Welcome to one of Chicago’s premier couturiers. For 25 years Soheila Ghofrani, and her team of expert seamstresses have satisfied customers throughout Chicagoland, out-of-state, and even internationally. The Dress Doctor is centrally located in the Gold Coast’s Water Tower Place Executive Suites.

Segment featured in-house designer Giselle Couture, whom UR SuperModels has worked with several times for lavish events throughout Chicago as 16 at Trump International Chicago, the Metropolitan Club, and many others. Designer Giselle Ghofrani has recently taken position as an alterations stylist for VERA WANG NEW YORK, however her designs can still be seen and purchased by the Dress Doctor and Belle Vie Couture Chicago** on Oak Street.

The Dress Doctor’s bag contains the solution to virtually any sewing dilemma. We do anything from re-sewing a button to restyling your mothers wedding gown from 1969. After having your garments go under the knife with us you will be incredibly pleased with your post surgery results, "We have 100% customer satisfaction and don’t stop until you are happy." DD provided seamstresses Jillian and Miranda for the WGN taping.

*Belle Vie Bridal Couture houses not only Giselle Couture, but infamous designers as Christian LaCroix, Amsale, St.Pucchi, Reem Acra, and Vera Wang just to name a few.

About Fraley Le Emerging yet prominent couture designer, Fraley Le has won the hearts of not only UR SuperModels with many collaborative events, design competitions, editorials, and ad campaigns, but Fraley has been acknowledged in Chicago by major department store windows, fashion advisors/moguls, as 2010 Richard Dreihaus Award Winner, and numerous city hosted fashion events. 773.409.4600

About Mali
Mali is a unique jewelry and accessories boutique featuring handcrafted items from around the world. They specialize in semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls and Swarovski crystals. All of our items are uniquely designed using the finest materials paying close attention to detail and quality. "Mali’s aim is to bring you upscale and fashionable jewelry at affordable prices." UR SuperModels produced the current store window ad, window video ad campaign, fashion shows, and frequently provide models for in-store events.

About Kathy O' Leary
Most know Kathy as Corporate Sales manager at the Mart Holiday Inn, or even as writer for many noted realty blogs around the city, but more are learning that "sassy" author is also part of her title- which is NO secret to WGN News- featured here on their website:,0,6355271.story

additional credits
WGN News "Around Town" Segment
model bookings:
asha- style consultant:

Tuesday, May 3rd, Red Carpet Concierge posted their version including fun candid moments and snap images of models, Concierge staff, and other event guests. Giselle Couture provided dresses for Kathy O' Leary and guest Sarah Vargo. See their coverage here:

event photos coming soon-

Asha Spacek above photo (as Oscars Viewing Party guest c/o Melissa Brown)
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