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Category Archives: Giving Back


“Perfect is Perfectly Boring”

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When I post a note, I’m saying, “I choose to be positive!” This is the mission of Caitlin Boyle’s, Operation Beautiful; which began with her dedication to end negative self-talk in girls, women, and men by posting anonymous notes in public places for other people to find. Caitlin started leaving positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms – at …

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Women Helping Women: Barbra Streisand

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There is nothing more fashionable than a woman who is committed to a charitable cause. Last week, Barbra Streisand hosted a benefit for the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Institute in order to raise money and awareness for heart disease. She’s seen loved ones suffer through heart disease and hopes women realize what a threat it is. Her philanthropic endeavor, in spite …

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Princess Diana’s Long-Lost Dress: Sells For $276,000

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The dress that launched a royal fairy tale has been sold for $276,000. Princess Diana wore the black taffeta gown on her first official appearance after her engagement to Prince Charles, and it caught photographers by surprise. The paparazzi knew Lady Diana at the time as “Shy Di” but it was this dress that changed the shy 19-year-old into a …

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Fashion Designer Barbara Bates Donates 1,000 Prom Garments

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I had the privilege of sitting down this week with Chicago fashion designer and philanthropist Barbara Bates, a woman who translates her passion not only into a living, but also into a way to brighten the lives of some of the city’s less-than-fortunate youth. Barbara grew up in Chicago, loved fashion at a young age, and her adorable boutique and …

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THE VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY!

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Valentine’s Day is approaching!  It would be great if that special man in your life surprises you, but why wait?  Enter NOW to win my Valentine’s Day Contest and treat yourself to this fabulous bracelet from the hip and edgy boutique in the 900 Shops, DNA 2050.   (After all, it IS Accessory Friday!)  This bracelet features red leather with …

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Tiffany Present Revealed

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The time has come!  Time to reveal the prized piece were giving away as part of our Holiday giveaway contest with Tiffany’s.  Watch the video above to find out! Here’s how to Enter:      – First, the contest is only open to my Facebook fans, so if you aren’t a fan, become 1 now!      – Next, leave …

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Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Giveaway!

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I will be giving away something very special to one lucky woman out there from the extremely limited and highly discussed new collection from Tiffany & Co… Here are the details: First, the contest is only open to my Facebook fans.  If you aren’t already a fan, head on over to my Facebook page and become one now! Next, leave …

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Hello Stiletto Shoe Ball

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What a fun party!  I was one of the judges for the Hello Stiletto Shoe Ball over the weekend. The other judges included Graham Kostic, Thomas Dent, Candace Jordan & Nancy Plummer. Marc Silverman from ESPN radio was the emencee for the night. Over 95 contestants walked the pink carpet to show off their shoes & strutt their stuff. Congratulations …

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Attn: Shoe Lovers

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Attention: Shoe Lovers, This coming Friday, November the 20th, I will be a judge for the “Best in Shoe” competition at a fun event called the “Hello Stiletto Shoe Ball,” a winter ball to benefit the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.  The event takes place at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza from 7:30pm – 12am.  Lots of dancing …

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