Friday, September 02, 2016

5 reasons to check out the new flagship Sephora on MI Ave

1. The new Michigan Avenue location is the fourth store in North America to be a T.I.P. (teach, inspire, play) Workshop concept store geared toward beauty education.
2. It is also the first in the midwest to get the Fragrance Studio Experience, featuring Fragrance IQ. This walks you through the 18 different scent categories (floral, citrus, spicy, etc.) but more excitingly the machine emits a jet of scented air, known as Instascent, to let you smell the different scent families. It’s the raw note you are smelling to help you discover what types of scents you like before trying on individual fragrances. It then suggests different types of fragrances that you might like based on the results.
3. 12 Beauty T.I.P. Workshop stations, each has iPad, USB port and wifi along with a mirror and makeup. Here you can take group beauty classes with educated facilitators or virtual tutorials on the iPad.
4. One of the first Skincare Studios at Sephora to have a sink, I know that doesn’t sound very new or exciting however lots of make-up stores or counters don’t have running water. This will allow customers to have mini facials in stores something not previously available. Also with new the adjustable lighting, it allows the customers to have better skin analysis. There is a Skincare IQ diagnostic, a touchscreen service, helping customers to select the best products based on their skin concerns.
5. With over 10,040-square-foot and 13,000 products including iconic, cult and emerging brands, it’s the largest store in the midwest.

Sephora, 605 North Michigan Avenue,Chicago, IL, 312.649.9343

Monday, August 29, 2016

NEW WORK, Sheridan Road

In case you missed it my 2016 pages for SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE.

SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE, Love Actually


SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE, Petal Pushers


SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE, Singing in the Rain


SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE, Show your Stripes

SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE, Nautical or Nice

SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE, One Dress, Two Looks

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW WORK

Photographer: T. Harrison Hillman
Stylist: Jessica Moazami
Hair & Make-up Artist: Maegan Rebecca
Model: Katie Cook at FACTOR WOMEN Model Management
Stylist assistant: Jazmine Scruggs
Sunglasses models own; The Marlo mesh-inset dress by Rag & Bone/JEAN; 
Wool coat by Jaeger

Silk vest with funnel collar by Giambattista Valli available at Luxury Garage Sale

Tack suit zip up dress by Adidas Originals x Rita Ora

Wide leg with attached cape jumpsuit $595 by DKNY available at Neiman Marcus; 
Sandals by Birkenstock

Sleeveless crepe vest, $495, by DKNY available at Neiman Marcus; Cropped wide leg pants $350 by Tibi available at Neiman Marcus; Leather wedges $775 Balenciaga available at Luxury Garage Sale

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's been a crazy busy summer that I haven't had time to post all my new work with the Chicago Tribune. In case you missed it in print here are my spring and summer pages.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Leopard's Spots Changing fashion, home looks


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Summer's It Shoe


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Tiki Time


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Festival Chic


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, What to Pack in your Beach Bag


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Trinket Trend


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Our Favorite denim looks in home and fashion design


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Gurung's Collection inspired by Nepal


CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Let it Rain

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

AB FAB FASHION

In celebration of the new Ab Fab, the movie, I look back at some of my favorite fashion shoots with Edina and Patsy.

Out Magazine, August 2016
Photographer Tim Walker


British Vogue, June 2016
Photographer David Bailey



Alexis Bittar campaign, 2012


Absolutely Fabulous for Sport Relief, 2012

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How Adam Bogucki transformed me into a blonde, well sorta

Finding a good colorist is so much harder than finding a good hair stylist -ask any hair obsessed girl. I’ve always struggled, and I’ve had some disastrous experiences including one when I first moved to Chicago. It was so bad I had to go back to London to my old colorist to get it fixed, luckily I already had a trip booked for later that week.
BEFORE
So I’m always scared to try new people but was intrigued when I was invited to Adam Bogucki's new salon Lumination. I’ve heard great things about him and it was time for a color change.
In the past, I've had an ombré look but felt it’s been done to death; I was after a newer and fresher concept. We looked at lots of photos of different hair colors and we discussed what could work including some of the current big hair trends like bronde and Tortoiseshell Hair. What I loved about Adam was his knowledge of upcoming color trends.
One look in particular that I loved was Sandra Bullock's hair in the film Our Brand is Crisis. She had a blonde top layer (which was actually a wig), but the underneath was still dark. We decided to do a version of this as I wasn't so sure I could go that blonde -I know a total wuss.
Another big concern I had was making sure my hair didn’t turn orange as it so often does. Instead of doing balayage, the most popular color technique of painting the highlights, he went old school with foils. Why? Well as Adam explained, "you get a better lift and balayage on dark hair usually turns brassy." For me, that was massively important.
He was TOTALLY right, it’s one of the first times my hair didn’t look orange (and required an additional toner), what a sigh of relief. I LOVED the color; for me, it’s the closest I’ve ever been to blonde. And what this showed me is that blonde does work with my coloring, and I think next time I'll be braver, who knows I might become a real blonde!
To learn more about Adam and Lumination Salon read his Beauty Confessions here.

Lumination Salon, 3355 North Lincoln Avenue, Suite 2; 773.456.4415

Monday, July 25, 2016

NEW WORK

Photographer: Peter Kulak
Stylist: Jessica Moazami
Hair and Make Up: Shannon Rodriguez
Model: Val Wood at FACTOR WOMEN Model Management


Sleeveless crepe vest, $495, by DKNY available at Neiman Marcus, 737 N Michigan Ave, 312.642.5900 and neimanmarcus.com

If you haven't seen DKNY's spring/summer 16 collection than you must! The brand has had a makeover and who's now at them helm? None other than the duo behind Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Stop by Neiman Marcus, to see the collection.