Meet the Business Woman Behind Chicago-Based BellaRosa

Meet the business woman, Jasmene Bowdry,  behind the chic, fashion store, BellaRosa.   This Chicago-based shop was created with one goal in mind – to provide that extra boost of confidence, like knowing how to dress for your body type, every woman needs to step out into the world, no matter her personal style. Bowdry got her start in New York City where she was a … Continue reading Meet the Business Woman Behind Chicago-Based BellaRosa

How Comfortable are Chicago Women with Their Bodies?

Want to be a model? Now’s your chance – well, Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1-2 pm at 343 W. Erie (3rd Floor) is your chance. You don’t have to lift weights or go on a juice cleanse this week to be part of this Chicago photo shoot. You simply have to be comfortable in your own skin. Did I lose you? (no this isn’t … Continue reading How Comfortable are Chicago Women with Their Bodies?

Why do Women Buy Magazines? An Interview with Former French Vogue Editor

When you wear something, do you have the power to influence someone else to wear it or incorporate it into their style? That’s what the Editor in Chief of Vogue does. “Choosing what went in the magazine, it was to reflect…the way things were in fashion, in culture, and in what the French called ‘the art of living.’ We were very into the art of … Continue reading Why do Women Buy Magazines? An Interview with Former French Vogue Editor

The Cycles of Beauty

This is a sponsored post. Remember that 30 Rock episode where Liz Lemon’s boyfriend, Dennis, reminded her that “technology is cyclical?” While bringing back Motorola’s is obviously a terrifying prospect, there’s definitely “cycles” in beauty and fashion. Consider that weird 60s revival we had in the early 2000s or the 90s influences that are starting to trickle in now. To some degree, we all ride … Continue reading The Cycles of Beauty

What's the ROI on your wardrobe?

What’s The Return on Investment on Your Wardrobe?

Today’s lunch topic was simple. Should I buy the Louis Vuitton rain boots? According to popular savings methodology – maybe. In the simplest form, take your salary. Now subtract your basic needs (food, water, and shelter). Got that number? Now you divide using the 20/30/50 rule. Fifty percent is for long term financial goals (think 401K, a home, etc). Thirty percent is for short-term financial … Continue reading What’s The Return on Investment on Your Wardrobe?

Yes, Adults Need Bedtime Beauty Routines 

I think one step to becoming an adult is one of the most basic parts of being a kid. And that is getting ready for bed. Somewhere in between cramming for exams in college and binge drinking on Fridays, I feel like we forget that having a nightly routine is actually necessary to our sanity, if not our health (yes Mr. Dentist, I am working … Continue reading Yes, Adults Need Bedtime Beauty Routines 

Black is White: Toothpaste Trend

Black. It’s not just the packaging. When I squeezed the edge of the tube, black toothpaste spread onto the matching Swiss brand, Curaprox toothbrush. It was like that green ketchup phase. You mentally had to get over the fact that you had green ketchup on your fries. And here I was, mentally preparing to brush my teeth with black toothpaste in the  name of cosmetology. … Continue reading Black is White: Toothpaste Trend

5 Fashion Trends to Embrace This Fall

Grab your infinity scarf, your saddle boots, and your pumpkin spice latte, because fall has officially arrived. In addition to the beautiful weather and the cozy, fireside nights, there are a few fall styles you can look forward to this season. A Stylish Turtleneck Turtlenecks have a bad rep over the last few years, but don’t dismiss this style just yet. E! Online cites Fergie’s … Continue reading 5 Fashion Trends to Embrace This Fall