For the past year I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a green bowtie-vest combination, knowing that I’d need it for the annual Green Tie Ball. But despite the advanced warning, there I was days before the event, scouring the Magnificent Mile looking for the proper accessories (I refuse to rent anything!) At the last minute, I found a cool — and cheap — vest/tie combinaton at a south suburban shopping mall. It was one of those places where you can also buy bright orange suits, shoes and a hat to match. Who knew!
Images: Green Tie Ball
Fresh, dressed like a million bucks, I put on the Bally shoes and the fly green socks and headed toward Northerly Island. The Green Tie Ball has elevated itself to the one of the “must-attend” soiree’s on the city’s annual social calendar, and this year was no exception.
“The Garden of Good or Evil” lived up to his billing. Guests were given a halo or horns to wear — depending on their mood, or intent — and I’m pretty sure I saw more horns spread throughout the Northerly Island grounds.
Gateway Green’s annual fundraising event supports the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to the beautification of the city — and the beautification of the people, judging by this crowd!
Take a look at the video evidence in this Nude Hippo piece below. I’m off to find a seersucker suit for next year’s Kentucky Derby!