For Beauty Candace Jordan, ‘Once a Bunny, Always a Bunny’

June 10, 2010

Candace Jordan is hosting our Glamorama launch party

     By Philip Potempa –, (219) 852-4327 | Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:00 am

Everyday is a busy day for Chicago socialite Candace Jordan.

But today is an even busier day than usual.

Candace is not just a pretty face.


She’s also a philanthropist and fixture at social events around Chicagoland, ranging from red carpets and galas to luncheons and openings.




Lately, she’s been busy with helping spread the word about this year’s Glamorama, presented by Macy’s Passport, which graces the stage in style at The Chicago Theatre on Friday the 13th aka Aug. 13.


Of course, this is an event that inspires guests to dream big and explore fashion through the music and star-studded talent, special effects and innovative technology.




And since the annual event benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, which is a cause always close to Candace’s heart, she’s gearing up for this splashy summer spectacle.


Some of the confirmed designers this year include Jean Paul Gaultier, Just Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Sonia Rykiel and SportMax.




As for the schedule crunch Candace is balancing today, she’ll start her evening at 6 p.m. at a reception launch for the new Hermes location opening in Chicago prior to a special 7 p.m. Glamorama ticket launch party, joined by her fellow planning committee friends at Prairie Productions, 1214 W. Randolph St. The event is open to the public.




Anyone who buys Glamorama “early bird” tickets with the 10 percent discount today (regular prices are $175 to $1000), is invited to the launch party. Candace tells me guests at the Glam event will enjoy appetizers by George Jewel, cocktails and entertainment in a chic setting in the company of fellow fashionistas. The admission to the launch party is limited to the first 200 ticket purchasers. or call (630) 623.2309.




“Glamorma is an incredible party for such a good cause,” Candace told me Wednesday when we chatted.




“And believe me, I’ve been to some great parties.”




She should certainly know all the best parties.




She was Playboy magazine’s 1979 Playmate and Hugh Hefner selected her as the 1976 Playboy Bunny of the Year.




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