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Monthly Archives: May 2011



Queen Latifah’s New Clothing Line

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Queen Latifah is a successful American entertainer who has portrayed many roles throughout her career, including rapper, singer, and actress. This new role is something we’ve never seen from Queen Latifah before, fashion designer. Queen Latifah has a new clothing line for HSN that debuts on August 27 called “The Queen Collection”. The collection has sizes for women from 2-24. …

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Kiddie Botox: NEVER InFashion

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I was horrified to hear the news of the 8-year-old beauty pageant contestant whose mother is injecting her with botox to alter her appearance. As a teenage athlete, I applaud companies, such as Dove and Nike, in the beauty and fashion industries that support a positive body image to young girls. Also controversial, is the new ad by Sketchers aimed …

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The Skinny On Belts

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  Girls love to accessories their daily outfits with belts. While walking around New York City; I’ve come to notice more women are completing their outfit with a high wasted skinny belt, rather than a wide waisted. Have skinny belts won the popularity contest against wide belts? It looks like they have in NYC. A skinny belt can be worn with casual …

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Bohemian Drop & Chandelier Earrings

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Doesn’t Kate Hudson look gorgeous in her white halter maxi dress and turquoise chandelier earrings?  You can’t go wrong with a lightweight sun dress this season, the “hippie” or “bohemian” look is still in!  Accessorize with some teardrop shaped or chandelier earrings for the all-out goddess look. My favorite style of these long earrings are by Hive and Honey.  Check …

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In or Out: Rompers, a Shorts Alternative

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As the weather heats up in Chicago the clothes become less and less. Shorts are of course are a practical and fashionable way to withstand the heat. In the past couple years rompers have popped up as another fun summertime fashion. I personally love the way that you can wear one for formal occasions or casual ones. So which romper …

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Street Fashion: The Red Head Trend

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We’ve seen it before in a much more conservative way, but now we have an explosion of the Red Heads.  It has definitely been seen before, but perhaps not as popular as it has become now.  From the more classic look of Julia Roberts in the 90′s to the more modern Rhianna of today’s youth.  They have made it a …

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Lady Gaga Releases Album Today

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If you haven’t heard, Lady Gaga has been recently named the #1 social media person by Forbes magazine. This is a pretty big deal, because she beat Oprah with more Facebook and Twitter followers. Gaga has been keeping herself busy with even appearing on the season finale of SNL. And now her album, Born This Way, just released today. In celebration of …

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Bill Cunningham New York: Movie Premiere in Chicago

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    I know all you fashionistas are aware of the work of Bill Cunningham in Sunday’s Style Section, “On The Street” and “Evening Hours” in the New York Times. It was indeed exciting to get a behind-the-scenes look at his amazing work at the preview party thrown at the W Hotel.  Of course I cover the Chicago Streets on my …

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Union League Club Guest Speaker: Barbara Glass

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One of my favorite jobs is speaking to women on fashion and giving them ideas on how to translate the trends into their own wardrobes. I was honored to be asked to speak again, for the third time, at the Union League Club for their women’s luncheon this week. What a great group of women who enjoy fashion & looking modern.



Oprah Visit’s Ralph Lauren

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  As Oprah counts down her final shows, this past Wednesday’s episode sure didn’t disappoint.  The iconic Ralph Lauren sat down for the first time to interview with Oprah at his amazing Colorado ranch.  Wife Ricky and children Andrew, David, and Dylan all dressed in RL, joined the interview and talked about growing up in the Lauren household.  Andrew is currently …

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