Frill Seekers

This summer, think cotton candy pink, snow cone stained lips and greased lightening. Because the only thing more important than carnival food is the way your skirt falls across the Ferris wheel seat.

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Best Looks From the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival

With 60 meters of red carpet to cover over two weeks, the Festival de Cannes is a diamond-studded showcase like no other. It’s one of my favorite annual events to stalk, right up there next to the Met Gala and the Oscars. Founded in 1946 and currently in its 70th season, the film festival is held each year at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
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An Experiment in Cooling the Digital Motor

Being constantly engaged online is like munching from the party snack bowl. You can’t seem to stop and no one will put it away. Step away from the Cheez-its! They are dangerous and so is your constant online activity. (Dear Lord, I sound like my mother.)

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Best Looks From the 2017 Met Gala

Whether the fashion industry had a sudden burst of adrenaline or the “avant-garde” theme opened up the floodgates of innovation, fashion’s favorite designers have made a stunning comeback from the 2016 Met Gala; the chrome robot army of yesteryear has blossomed into a chic flock of risk-takers. The challenge? Out-innovate Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons—the first living designer to be honored by the The Costume Institute in a monographic show since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, according to an Institute press release. Read More

Desert Bloom

The desert is steady. Unfailing. You can always count on the dry heat, blistering sun and to-die-for vistas of cacti and palm trees. Read More

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

How to Style Your Skirts in the Winter

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 fabric. 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. Read More

New Year, New Looks

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

God Save The 90s

Upon the return of the choker earlier this year, one thing became abundantly clear—the 90’s had come full circle. Just when you thought some things would never be cool again, they start popping up in Vogue. Take mom jeans, bucket hats, or wearing chunky high heels over calf-high dress socks. But then, maybe we were too busy trying to dress for our given decade to notice that they were always cool. Granted, there are a few trends that we wish would just stay away, like manpris, terry cloth, bike shorts and butterfly clips on adult heads (never again). Inspired by the best looks of the decade and the style icons that made them timeless, this season we’re pairing our patched denim and nerdy graphic tees with our favorite fall staples. While you’re fishing the grunge out of your closet, make sure to call your mom and apologize for telling her that her mom jeans weren’t cool. Read More

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: A Review

“Always be fuckable.”

I snap the book shut with a breathy gasp, glancing over my shoulder in the petite section of Anthropologie. I’m a size six and have no reason to be shopping in the petite section. The sales associate sizing pleated pants across from me thinks so too. Like a guilty teenager, I become suddenly distracted by a pair of overpriced stilettos and make my escape to the sale section. With one finger between the pages to keep my place, I read on:

“…when standing in line at the bakery on a Sunday morning, buying champagne in the middle of the night, or even picking the kids up from school. You never know.”

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