9 Runway Worthy Evil Queen Costumes from ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’

This post is for my own guilty pleasure. My favorite fairytale drama, which first aired 2011, is mid season six, with its seventh season yet to be confirmed. A steady slip in ratings post season three, likely attributing to unfinished arcs, inconsistent character motives and an odd, seemingly necessary death near the end of season five leave audiences fearful that the show’s end will parallel that of “Lost” (show bosses Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis’s last project, renowned for its anticlimactic and disappointing end). Read More

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2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Best Dressed List

After the ceremony, the press junket, the photo ops, and for some celebrities, a quick dress change, Hollywood’s most exclusive after-party begins. Yes, most celebs wore not one but two couture gowns in the same night (like we didn’t already have reason enough to be jealous). This year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party was held in a custom Basil Walter–designed space in Beverly Hills, between the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and City Hall, according to vanityfair.com. My take on this year’s green-and-white carpet? Let’s just say it was far more interesting than the red carpet earlier that evening. Read More

2017 Academy Awards Best Dressed List

A select few tourists got the surprise of their lives, Meryl Streep received a totally undeserved standing ovation, protests were present in the form of ribbons and pins, the Damen-Kimmel “feud” escalated way beyond late night TV, cookies and donuts fell from the sky and Taraji P. Hansen could not have been happier, and in a hilarious mix-up during the Best Picture finale, the “La La Land” cast handed their Oscar statues off to the “Moonlight” cast. This year’s Oscars were memorable to say the least. The red carpet, not so much. Read More

2017 Grammy Awards Best Dressed List

This time last year I was watching the Grammy Awards with my roommate, a sharp and talented fashion business major. We disagreed on every look, and when the red carpet coverage came to a close, she threw up her hands and said, “Taylor, it’s not about what you like, it’s about the fashion!” Read More

2017 SAG Awards Best Dressed List

Political issues were a running theme as per usual, Dolly Parton appeared out of nowhere to thunderous applause, the Screen Actors Guild aired a tear-jerking tribute montage, Lily Tomlin with gave a hilarious and inspiring six minute and 22 second acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award, and Guild members selected “Stranger Things” in what should have been an impossible vote between the nominees for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Read More

Three Ways to Style Your Skirts This Winter

We Chicagoans are kicking off 2017 with a series of whopping 17-degree days. Considering that it’s far above last year’s icy -2, we’re simply beside ourselves. As someone who has endured now five Chicago winters I feel as though I am in a position of authority to discuss skirts in January. It is a truth not universally acknowledged that locking your skirts away for the winter is not only a sad excuse to buy clothes you don’t need, but also a terrible misuse of beautiful fabric.  Read More

2017 Golden Globes Best Dressed List

“La La Land” broke a record for the most Golden Globe wins by a film, canary yellow and plunging necklines dominated the red carpet, Jimmy Fallon was barely on camera at all, not-so-subtle Trump jokes were incalculable (though I’m pretty sure not one person actually spoke his name), NBC aired a tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher that made everyone want to sob, and Meryl Streep—as only she could do—gave a speech to end all speeches with an almost nonexistent voice. Without further ado, here are my nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards best dressed list. Read More

Three Bold Makeup Looks to Try in 2017

Leave 2016 behind you. The hour has come—whether that means trying out a fresh look on New Year’s Day or adding a touch of glitter to your midnight bash makeup. Mixed and crafted by cosmetic goddess Evy Papadopoulos for their multi-functionality and feasibility, these runway-inspired makeup trends are show-stopping—wherever you may be headed after “Auld Lang Syne.” Read More