My choice*for the annual must go to event….the Service Club of Chicago’s Spring Hat Luncheon on Friday, May 21st. I seem to be on a mission to get you out and about now that our year long restrictions are being eased. You know I have said during this lock down period that when we can go out again it will be with great style and a major desire to dress up. What a perfect event to do just that! This organization, led by President, Sherrill Bodine and the outstanding group of dedicated women, is one of the oldest in the City and continues to support so many causes. Always planning the next blockbuster event that everyone MUST attend!
So I say get your new chapeau ready, don your most festive attire and let’s party!!!!! *I found my perfect party hat on Pinterest photo credit unknown.
Here is everything you need to know and the guest speaker, Sandy Schreier is beyond fabulous, one you won’t want to miss. Co-Chairs, Michelle Baker, Cathy Bartholomay, and Annette Findling are looking forward to welcoming you.
Spring Hat Luncheon “Desperately Seeking Fashion”
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$50 – $5000
Join us for the 2021 Spring Luncheon, THE Hat Luncheon in Chicago!
Our fabulous guest speaker is SANDY SCHREIER, fashion historian, collector, author and TV personality. The butterfly hat, pictured here, is by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen and was part of her Metropolitan Museum exhibition IN PURSUIT OF FASHION: The Sandy Schreier Collection (November 2019-September 2020). Sandy’s presentation DESPERATELY SEEKING FASHION will highlight her magnificent millinery as well as many other pieces from her collection and highlights from her life and unusual career.
PICK OUT YOUR HATS AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY —
** MAXIMUM CAPACITY TODAY IS 150 GUESTS IN-PERSON – 50 PEOPLE PER ROOM.
WE WILL INCREASE THIS IF/WHEN REGULATIONS ALLOW.
ALL RESERVATIONS ARE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SEATED BASIS. ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES WILL BE ENFORCED.
“What is a fashion historian? I’m afraid it doesn’t come from years of highfalutin’ study and degrees from Yale. It comes from Sandy Schreier’s lifelong obsession with collecting and researching fashion and Hollywood costuming. Sandy, herself, the great unsung movie star!”
The GRAND PRIZE
Dress It Up In Style. Saks Fifth Avenue provides an afternoon of fashion & fun for a group of 6 – including a private fashion/trend presentation with live models, lunch and each guest receives a beauty package & $50.00 store gift card! The host can sport their new stunning black cashmere cape with Mink border trim, from Maximilian Furs at Saks Fifth Avenue. Visit them at their new Saks location, 700 N. Michigan Avenue, 312-944-6500. Donation courtesy of Annette Findling & Saks Fifth Avenue
All That Glitters. Is indeed GOLD! The perfect accessory for the nights on the town we know are returning. From Chicago jeweler John Buechner, our First Prize Winner will go home sporting a gorgeous 14k
yellow gold Italian necklace, 16 inches long and weighing 30.85 grams. Courtesy of John Buechner, Inc., 8 S. Michigan Ave., 312-263-2226.
Look Better Than Ever. No matter what or who you wear… how good you look is often up to the camera lens and the artistry of the photographer. Famed photographer John Reilly provides you with an
in-studio photo session, along with a keepsake 20×24 Signature Portrait. Courtesy of John Reilly Photography, Chicago/Lake Forest. 312-266-2550.
Galas are Coming Back and you won’t want to miss ours! Enjoy two VIP tickets to The Service Club of Chicago Gala scheduled for Friday, November 5th, 2021 at The Four Seasons The black-tie event is always a must on the Fall schedule -this year celebrating CHICAGO and all the wonderful things that make us a world-class city. Donation courtesy of Michelle Baker.