The 11th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair takes place this weekend at Navy Pier, but just hours ago the festivities got off to a fashionable start with The 2nd Annual playCHIC Fashion Show at the River East Art Center. Hundreds of insiders from the toy and game worlds came together with those from the fashion industry for a runway show that combined "fierce fashion with top toys." Now, I'm not exactly known for being fashionable, but my reaction after attending my first-ever fashion show? Very impressive...
The Toy/Game - Designer Pairings were as follows:
- Leapfrog - Elda De La Rosa
- Settlers of Catan - Michelle Tan
- Kickboard USA - Peach Carr
- Bananagrams - Gibeon Tolbert
- txTylz - Joan Severance
Actress/Fashion Designer/Game Designer Joan Severance...
Kickboard USA designs by Peach Carr...
Leapfrog Learning-inspired dress by Elda De La Rosa
Check out http://www.chitagfair.com/ for full details on this weekend's events, or search #ChiTAGFair on your favorite social networks to follow along.
About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.
He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father's Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
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