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Monthly Archives: February 2011



SAIC Fashion 2011: A Must-See!

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Design by Grace Lee It’s that time of year again!  SAIC FASHION 2011, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s annual fashion show will take place Thursday, May 5th.  Fashion 2011 will be presented 3 times on that day…9am is a general admission dress rehearsal and tickets are $40.  The 12pm and 3pm show are also general admission and …

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Stephanie Speak/Harvard Bound!

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I was going to be traveling to the east coast to one of the nation’s top universities for a debate tournament, and that university was Harvard! The speech and debate tournament at Harvard over President’s Day weekend is the biggest and hardest tournament in the country. So many great things happen at Harvard, …

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Students Are Amazing At Walter Payton College Prep!

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Most of you know that giving back to students is a top priority in my life. Recently I was honored to be a guest presenter at Walter Payton College Prep. Yes, the same and only school that the Chinese President visited on his trip to Chicago. My program was on “The History of Fashion” which was very well received by …

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Fashion Week and Clutches: Smaller Bags are Back

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BCBG. New York Fashion Week handbag trends from the runway for fall 2011Credit: Getty Images If you’re wiped out from carrying around heavy over-sized handbags the past few seasons, we’ve got some good news! This Fashion Week in New York, designers sent a surplus of Clutches down the runway.  So, if you’re in the market for a new bag, consider …

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Chicago’s New Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Man of the Moment

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Tonight Chicago elected its new mayor Rahm Emanuel. As much as I am excited to see what he does with his time in office, I want to commend soon-to-be Mayor Emanuel on his style. The man who often is pictured near President Obama does not come up short, no pun intended, on style points. Emanuel mixes both casual and professional …

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Spring 2011 Fashion: The Return of Bell Bottoms

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  It’s back to the 1970′s with statement pants. Say goodbye to skinny jeans and hello to bell bottoms! I know everybody loves to show off their body in tight skinny jeans but believe me, bell bottoms are just as fun. They seem to give everyone an elegant look while adding length to the body. Modernize the look with sky high platform heels and …

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Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton:Fashionista Meets Royalty

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Victoria Beckham, the former Posh Spice, and wife of David Beckham has now made a name for herself in the fashion industry in just a little over the past two years. Most recently we have seen Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz walk the red carpet in her designs. Being pregnant with the couples’ fourth child has stopped her from continuously …

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Lola Talk/Backpacks!! Carryin’ A Load In Style….

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(Everyone carries backpacks…kids, teens, and adults…as my teen blogger Lola expresses; they not only utilitarian but now a very stylish accessory..check out what the teens carry with these loads of style…not too heavy, I hope!) Yo, it’s Lo. Backpacks! Being in high school, I see thousands of different backpacks a day. We all know what the purpose of a backpack …

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Spring Fashion: A Pop of Color

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  With a dose of warmer weather in Chicago, women are beginning to think spring by adding a sprinkle of color to their wardrobe. Whether it’s a colorful bag, scarf, shoes, or even hair highlights, we’ve been seeing bursts of color popping up everywhere. Even Michelle Obama recently was seen on the Today Show wearing a black and white polka dotted dress with …

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