'Artrageous' fashion and street food fun

Macy's Passport presents Glamorama took flight "Like a G6" with performances by Far East Movement and Grammy Award-winner Cee Lo Green at the Chicago Theatre. The sold-out event lived up to its reputation with guests viewing fall fashion by Jean Paul Gaultier,

Marc Jacobs


Sonia Rykiel

, Papi,

Tracy Reese



Jeans and Bar III. The event raised more than $350,000 for

Ronald McDonald House Charities

of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana in their efforts building the world's largest Ronald McDonald House. I was proud to be the honorary chairwoman for this event.

My idea of street food has always been

Maxwell Street

pork chop sandwiches, but oh how far we've come! With the inaugural event of StreetFood Artistry, the emerging rich street food culture of Chicago is being recognized. Held recently at Galleria Marchetti, the family friendly fest featured not only street-inspired dishes, but also highlighted some of Chicago's best food trucks, cooking demos by top chefs, street art, photography and a kids' corner. Entertainment was provided by M.A.D.D. Rhythms, the Real Connection, Soul People and H2O Soul.

There was even a cart for four-legged guests offering organic treats from Lick-Lick. I loved the noodle dish from chef


Yagihashi, who was manning the Macy's chefs a-go-go truck as well as the old school root beer float cart. Founded by Patrice Perkins and Alicia August-Wright, the event also included a silent auction which benefited the

University of Chicago Charter School

, Common Threads and Chicago Street Musicians.

Freelance writer Candace Jordan is involved with many local organizations, including some whose events she covers.


to see photos from the events.

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