About one month ago, I received an email from Mario Tricoci Spa and Salon, asking people to enter their Glam Contest. All hopefuls were asked to submit their best glammed up, night on the town photo. The winner would receive four certificates for her and friends to get their makeup done, hair washed blow dried and styled, and VIP entrance to a pre-fashion show party and fashion show. I figured I should give it a shot, so I entered and won!
Two weeks ago today, October 19th, my friends and I made the trip to Chicago to get glammed up at Mario Tricoci. I have to admit I was a little nervous that something could go wrong after driving two hours to get to the spa. But the woman who I’d been in contact with ensured me that the only thing I needed to worry about was what to wear. And she was right because everything went so smoothly. My mom also met us at the spa to get her hair and makeup done and we all had a really fun time.
After the spa came the pre-party and fashion show. My friends and I changed from our casual attire into blouses, jeans, and heels. And once we made it into the pre-party we blended right in. Photographers took pictures of us and asked what agencies we worked for. It was pretty funny. And right before we were seated for the fashion show we took a picture with Mario Tricoci himself.
To our pleasant surprise while we were trying to find seats toward the back we stumbled upon our names taped to chairs in the front row. From the perfect seats, we watched five Chicago designers display their latest fashion. Since I’d never been to a fashion show before, and surely never sat in the front row, it was such a cool experience.