Brandon and Lucas Marx

October 18, 2011

He has performed his blend of alternative/pop/rock music live across the United States and on national television in China. Singer-songwriter and actor Lucas Marx is readying his first album for release in early 2012. As an actor, Lucas has been seen in the ABC-TV series, "Detroit 1-8-7" and as a recurring character on the Fox program "The Chicago Code" for which he has also written music.

The brothers visited ABC7's State Street Studio Tuesday for a performance and to talk about an upcoming event.

Mario Tricoci & vitaminwater Present InspireDesign

Grand Finale of Mario, Make Me a Model at Fashion Focus Runway Show

Plus Special Live Performances by Artists Brandon Marx & Lucas Marx

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas and vitaminwater will again present one of the four headline shows during Fashion Focus Chicago. Mario Tricoci & vitaminwater Present InspireDesign will take place Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Millennium Park Tent, Chase Promenade North starting at 7:30 p.m. The runway show will feature collections from some of Chicago's most inspiring designers and serve as the conclusion to the fourth annual Mario, Make Me a Model competition. It will also include special musical performances by Brandon Marx and Lucas Marx, sons of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Marx.

"Fashion Focus Chicago has done so much to bring attention to Chicago's rightful place as a style-setting city that has produced some of today's freshest designers," said beauty and style innovator Mario Tricoci. "We are excited to partner with vitaminwater® once again to present inspiring talent on the runway as part of this world-class fashion event. Between the incredible designers in our line-up and the conclusion of the Mario, Make Me a Model competition, it's going to be an unforgettable night."

Also sponsored by Michigan Avenue magazine and Wella Professionals, Mario Tricoci & vitaminwater® Present InspireDesign will feature collections from Chicago designers, including J.Chiekh, Narcisse Design, Imaginary People by Olivia Shanks, Michelle Tan, and Reddoll by Tatyana Merenyuk. The winner of Mario, Make Me a Model will be revealed at the end of the show, after the competition's five finalists have completed their last challenge walking the runway among professional models.

Brandon Marx and Lucas Marx will get the evening started with musical performances. Brandon Marx is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist whose debut EP will soon be released on iTunes. He has performed his blend of alternative/pop/rock music live across the United States and on national television in China. Singer-songwriter and actor Lucas Marx is readying his first album for release in early 2012. As an actor, Lucas has been seen in the ABC-TV series, "Detroit 1-8-7" and as a recurring character on the Fox program "The Chicago Code" for which he has also written music.

Mario Tricoci & vitaminwater® Present InspireDesign is open to the public and tickets are available for $35 each at www.mariomakemeamodel.com

Mario, Make Me a Model provides five aspiring models with the platform they need to make their modeling mark. The program's five finalists undergo a two-month model transformation and hone their skills through appearances in local TV commercials, a magazine fashion spread, and on the runway during a professional fashion show. While there's only one Mario, Make Me a Model winner, all finalists are considered for modeling contracts. Since the program's inception in 2008, nearly 2,000 contestants have attended the open model calls. With five finalists selected each year, the program has launched the careers of more than half of these young women and men who have gone on to work as professional models.

Brandon and Lucas Marx
Mario Tricoci & vitaminwater Present InspireDesign
Millennium Park Tent
Chase Promenade North
Wed., 7:30 p.m.
mariomakemeamodel.com

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