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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Street Fashion: Scarves and Layers

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The unpredictable changing weather here in the windy city has been making it harder and harder too look put together throughout this fall. My mother would always tell me to be prepared for everything and it seems the only way to do that with my wardrobe is by dressing with easily removable layers and complementary accessories. Scarves are a lovely …

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Camel: “IN or OUT”?

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Camel coats have always been a must have for Fall/Winter, but this year they are coming back with a bang.  They are eternally chic, and effortlessly fashionable. Designers like DKNY, Max Mara, Maison Martin Margiela, and Balenciaga have all revived the boring camel coat this season.  What do you think, are the upgrades enough?  Is camel really in?

QLIX Magazine: Introduction Party at Jbar

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Qlix Magazine is the hot new magazine (Qlixmag.com) founded by Tenisha Anderson who was formerly my intern for three years and styling assistant at NBC5. She was extremely talented and determined to create something new and exciting, which she has. Her education included going to school in London where she connected with European creative stars that now work on her …

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Best Kept Secret: Oprah Supports “Waiting For Superman”

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Support for students and education is one of my passions. As a former teacher of K-12 and continually working with college students, I know first hand of the inadequacies in our school system.  Little has been done to correct the problems.  Well finally, the corporate world, including Bill Gates and facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are opening their hearts and wallets …

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“Perfect is Perfectly Boring”: Dove Promises!

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*Remind yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect. *Call a friend and set a date to get together.*Protect your solitude. Turn off your ringer.*Live for today, not just tomorrow.*Shoot for the stars. Some of you may know that I love chocolates, from the least expensive to the most expensive. Dove has a new product that were being passed out …

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Street Fashion: Changing Seasons

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It’s that time of the year with the ever changing Chicago weather, creating some problems for dressing. Is it going to be hot today or cooler with those Chicago famous winds? It seems everyday is like the stock market with the thermometer moving up or down. So, what are Chicago women wearing to look chic but dressed for the weather? …

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Leather Pants: “IN or OUT”?

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Leather, it seems to be going in and out everyday.  The liquid (faux leather) leggings were a big trend last Fall, but I think this season the real thing is making an appearance.  Leather pants are chic and fashionable if done right.  What do you think are leather pants hot this fall, or should cat woman be the only one …

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Book of the Month: “Unseen Versailles”

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Debbie Turbeville is a photographer whose work I have followed for years. She is a legend in the fashion photography world, known for shooting the latest styles in eerily shabby and unexpected settings. You may remember when she shocked Vogue readers by scattering vacant women in bikinis in her 1975 “Bath House” series, that reminded many of a gas chamber. …

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Tommy Turns 25

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Photo: style.com Last week in New York, Tommy Hilfiger presented his Spring 2011 collection – which included an off-beat twist to his iconic all-American Northeast country club style. While the combination of khaki, white tennis skirts, pink and yellow pastels, and top-siders stays within the boundaries of his signature preppy image, Hilfiger’s partnership with Peter Som added an alternative flair …

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