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Who doesn't love martinis? And, oh. makeup

Who doesn’t love martinis? And, oh. makeup

I don’t know about you, but I live for fashion, health and wellness, and best of all discovering the hottest beauty trends from the industry’s top experts.  Makeup and Martinis Chicago held their first holiday beauty extravaganza with special guest appearances from Oprah’s long-time makeup artist, Reggie Wells and reality television star, Kai Morae, of…

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Support small business Saturday

Support small business Saturday

As Bucktown/Wicker Park blogger Daniela Garcia wrote a few days ago about The importance of shopping locally, I too support this day. One of my favorite stores in the LP is Art Effect. Located at 934 W. Armitage, this store is the perfect place for your Christmas shopping. There are many reasons why I like…

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Preface Agency: CHICago’s style experts

The “Windy City” is one of the greatest breeding grounds for talent, and I was lucky enough to be amongst some of Chicago’s most innovative and creative during a promo shoot for Preface Agency. Need assistance with styling? It’s your lucky day! The new local fashion venture specializes in wardrobe and image consulting for print campaigns,…

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Local salon serves up a platter of gorgeousness

Local salon serves up a platter of gorgeousness

Beauty is NOT in the eye of the beholder. There, I said it. No, but seriously, when was the last time a complete stranger complimented you on your “inner” beauty? Let’s be frank with one another, shall we? The hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars we spend to look and feel our best certainly don’t go…

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PHOTOS: Chicago fashion incubator designers rip the runway

PHOTOS: Chicago fashion incubator designers rip the runway

FACT: Lincoln Park is home to some of Chicago’s most talented and well-established designers. Oscar Design Challenge Winner, Borris Powell‘s boutique is located at Fullerton and Halsted, and Miriam Cecilia Carlson has  studio where patrons can shop until they drop. It goes without saying that these 2 designers definitely have a hand in producing one…

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VIDEO: Local bff’s prep for nyfw

Nicole and Borris from Nicole L. Townsend on Vimeo. While most Chicagoans spent the last dog days of summer grilling out, cocktailing and dancing until the wee hours of the morning, I’ve been training with one of Chicago’s most talented designers to walk the runway for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.   With only a…

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Recreate this year’s beauty trends from Macy’s Glamorama

Recreate this year’s beauty trends from Macy’s Glamorama

If you know me and my obsession with all things beauty related, I guess it comes as no surprise when I say that Glamorama is one of my absolute favorite fashion events of the year.  Sure, the designer clothes, A-list celebrities and after party play a huge role in my choice, but it’s more about…

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AKIRA celebrates 9th anniversary with fashion, food and models

AKIRA celebrates 9th anniversary with fashion, food and models

“AKIRA,” one of Lincoln Park’s hottest fashion boutiques, (and my personal favorite) is celebrating their 9th anniversary with an over-the-top soirée on July 14th from 4-9p.m. at all three of their Bucktown stores. Patrons can expect free food and drinks, live entertainment, discounts and plenty of exciting giveaways, which includes a grand prize trip to LA!…

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Shop 'til you drop at this quirky hot spot

Shop ’til you drop at this quirky hot spot

Yes, it’s a famous New Orleans entrée, but Jumbalia in Lincoln Park offers much, much more! At first glance, the boutique’s front window reminds me of a cheesy souvenir shop on the Las Vegas strip showcasing feather boas and metallic top hats. However, it was a completely different story when I went inside and found…

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