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Monthly Archives: August 2012



What’s In: Clutches

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Natalia Vodianova’s overall look is immediately enhanced by the pretty red clutch as pictured above. However, clutches are not just for super models. Pick the right shade, size, and shape, and you’ll find yourself with an outfit that screams practicality and trendiness. With smaller handbags taking over Fall, designers have opened up their creative skills to give you an immense amount …

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Shoes to Die For: Flat Fashion

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        Twinkle toes! These beauties I found on Net-a-Porter for $895. Taking a plain pair of suede (which is very in for Fall too) slippers, and adding a little sparkle and depth to the shoe. Texture is something every outfit needs, and shoes seem to be the focal point these days!         That’s right …

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Peplum Trend on Good Day Chicago

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This morning, on Good Day Chicago, audiences were educated on the oh-so-stylish peplum trend. Once popular in the 40′s, 50′s and 80′s, the trend has now bounced back  classier than ever. Barbara showcased the versatility of this trend by styling models of different ages and different body types. The overall result is a smaller-looking waist while having a feminine curve …

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Disney & Barneys Come Together For Holiday Campaign

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This holiday season will feature ads with Disney characters as supermodels. The most popular characters have been slimmed down and elongated to create the fantasy. Some of your favorite characters, like Mickey Mouse, Minnie, and Goofy, will be wearing designs by Balmain, Lanvin, and many more. The marketing campaign is entitled “Electric Holiday”, which pays tribute to Disney’s electrical parade, …

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In or Out: Studded Shorts

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If you’ve been following my posts you’ll know that I am obsessed with anything studded. I recently purchased a pair of studded shorts and I’m crazy about them.. until I sit down. They are so painful and uncomfortable but definitely the cutest pair of shorts I’ve ever owned. So, I have to ask, is fashion worth the pain or should …

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Love Leather: Fall Trend

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The final word is in: leather is back. Fashion authorities such as Yves Saint Laurent, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Valentino, and Derek Lam, all featured various leather pieces in their Fall 2012 collections. However, despite how chic this trend is, it can get to be somewhat pricey. Thankfully for us fashionistas, there are always similar designs out there to keep us looking stylish without breaking …

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Snooki Is a Mom!

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The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Snooki is finally a mother! Who knew the Jersey Shore star, who has been arrested on camera and done more embarrassing acts than most would admit too, could be so mature as to raise a child! We are happy for her because she seems happy and healthy! Lorenzo Dominic LaValle has …

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Fashion’s Night Out: Chicago

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Get ready, because according to the FNO countdown clock, there are only 13 days left until this year’s Fashion’s Night Out. Created in 2009, FNO is a global initiative that started out as a creative way to boost the economy while collaborating with American Vogue, the CFDA, and the City of New York. The great news is that this marvelous …

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In or Out: Olsen Style

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I have always been a huge fan of Mary-Kate Olsen but as of recently her fashion has been taken to another level. Instead of looking like a multi-million dollar fashionista they’re looking like they just rolled out of bed with outrageously (non-expensive looking) expensive accessories. Mary-Kate’s style use to be inspiring and innovative and now it’s simply dull and lacking …

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Student Fashion Competition

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I was one of four judges at the first Supreme Summer Student Design Competition presented by Supreme Novelty Fabrics.The other judges included Laura Miller, Nora Del Busto, Hector-Javier.The student designers represented  Dominican University, Harper College, College of Dupage, Columbia College and the Illinois Institute of Art. The fashion show was indeed very impressive. Photos by Dean Paul