Empire’s Serayah Gets Cozy to Help Chicago Public School Children

Empire’s Serayah Gets Cozy to Help Chicago Public School Children

Can I take your coats?

The coat room became the party room last night, Saturday March 5, 2016, at the Virgin Hotel in downtown Chicago.

The Red Parka Party, a private charity event took Chicago style to a new level.

Fox Empire’s Tiana in Chicago:

At the Virgin Hotel Rooftop, while we waited for Fox Empire’s “Keep it Movin'” star, Serayah McNeil (who plays Hakeem Lyon’s girlfriend and hip hop artist, Tiana Brown) to party with us, we started our own party in the coat room.

The charity event hosted by Fox Empire’s singer got started with special fizz cocktails and champagne after we checked in our coats at the Virgin Hotel. Empire show fans and Chicago bloggers brought extra coats with them to donate to Chicago Public School children through the national charity, One Warm Coat.

We traded our coats for red parkas made by Woolrich, an outdoor clothing company.

Guests tried on the parkas and took selfless selfies not only because the red Woolrich parkas are so cozy and comfortable, but because we were all in competition to take one of the select parkas home with us. Follow the hashtag: #redparkaparty on Instagram to see all of the pics from last night.


Windy City Cosmo and Chicagoings bloggers at the Red Parka Party Charity Event. Photo: Amanda Elliott

Halfway through the night, Fox Empire’s Serayah McNeil joined us on the rooftop at the Virgin Hotel in a light pink pant suit.

Serayah McNeil brought the Empire’s hip hop vibes as she joined Chicago bloggers and guests on the dance floor. In true Empire hip hop star fashion, we danced to Beyonce’s new song, “Formation” and Rihanna’s new songs “Sex with Me” and “Work.”

Find out how you can help this cause by donating a gently used coat to One Warm Coat.

Serayah McNeil who plays Tiana Brown on Fox Empire TV show and Windy City Cosmo at the Virgin Hotel Chicago. Photo: Amanda Elliott

Bloggers for Once Upon a Dollhouse trying the specialty cocktails. Photo: Amanda Elliott


Woolrich coats for the Red Parka Party. Photo: Amanda Elliott

Windy City Cosmo won one of the twenty something coats! You know I will be flaunting it on Chicago’s streets soon or maybe at Paris Fashion Week this week!

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