Sunday, June 28, 2015

REAL v DEAL: Stella McCartney v H&M

Real verses  Deal featuring Stella McCartney vegan platform shoes verses H&M vegan platform shoes
REAL: Vegan leather ‘Britt’ platform shoes, $995, by Stella McCartney.
DEAL: Vegan leather platform shoes, $34.90, by H&M.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NEW WORK: Evanston Magazine

EVANSTON MAGAZINE Summer's Must Have for Men
Summer's Must Haves for Men 2015 for Evanston Magazine by Jessica Moazami

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

REAL v DEAL: Chloe v Forever 21

Real verses Deal featuring Chloe denim shorts verses Forever 21 shorts verse
REAL: Denim high-waisted shorts, currently on sale $416.50 (originally $595), by ChloƩ available at Net-A-Porter.com.
DEAL: Denim topstitched high-waisted shorts, $19.90 by Forever 21.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FASHIONABLE CONFESSIONS: Georgia May Jagger

When your dad is Mick Jagger and your mom is Jerry Hall would you be anything but cool? As their youngest daughter, she has clearly inherited her mom’s model good looks and her dad’s Rock'n'Roll coolness. However don’t be fooled, Georgia May Jagger might have shot to fame because of her parents but she’s carved out her own place in the fashion world. At 23, this fashionable Londoner has already reached supermodel status by gracing the covers of most major publications including Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Pop, Harper’s Bazaar and i-D. As a fashion week regular she's walked for Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs and Giles. She’s also fronted major campaigns from Mulberry and Miu Miu to H&M and Rimmel. Known for her rock-inspired-sex-kitten look she's often spotted hanging out or working with her model besties Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse –see the April cover of British Vogue. It doesn't stop there with her diversifying into designing (Hudson jeans) plus curating a 'Minnie Style' exhibition for September's London Fashion week. I posed some questions to the recently named Global Brand Ambassador for Sunglass Hut and found out more about her musical and fashion tastes.
Georgia May Jagger on the cover of British Vogue Feb 2014 issue
WHAT’S YOUR FASHION ADDICTION?
Sunglasses are like shoes, it’s a guilty pleasure accessory that you can never have too many of!

DO YOU HAVE A FAV PAIR?
My favorite sunglasses would be Ray-Ban Clubmasters. They can be casual when paired with jean shorts and a t-shirt or glam with a cocktail dress. I’m really into the mirrored lenses that are more rock &roll and their foldable options, which are great to travel with.
Georgia May Jagger's favorite pair of sunglasses the Ray-Ban Clubmasters from Sunglass Hut
Ray-Ban Clubmasters, $299, Sunglass Hut

LAST SONG YOU DOWNLOADED?
I can’t recall the last song but I listen to a lot of old music most of the time such as Jimmy Hendrix, Prince and James Brown.

WHO’S YOUR STYLE ICON?
My mum is my style icon and my sister Lizzy always inspires me too!
Georgia May Jagger's mother and style icon Jerry Hall
 Mother and style icon Jerry Hall 

WHAT’S THE MOST PRIZED POSSESSION IN YOUR CLOSET?
A vintage leopard Thierry Mugler dress from my mum.

WHICH DESIGNERS DO YOU WORSHIP?
I really like Isabel Marant, Thierry Mugler and Alexander McQueen.
One Georgia May Jagger's favorite designer Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen S/S '13

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST FASHION FAUX PAS?
I tend to not like anything overly girly and sparkly. A piece here and there works but not a full on outfit.

TELL US ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
If I wasn’t a model, I would be a photographer. If I wasn’t a photographer, I wanted to be a veterinarian.
Shot in the Bahamas Georgia May Jagger in Sunglass Hut #ElectrigySummer campaign
YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH GROWING UP?
The boys from N’Sync!

AND LASTLY YOU SHOT THE SUNGLASS HUT #ELECTRIFYSUMMER CAMPAIGN IN THE BAHAMAS WHAT’S YOU FAV THING ABOUT THE SUMMER?
Summer is all about having fun and relaxing with my family and friends. I love to go to music festivals during the summer time and spend time in London. I also love to go to the beach!

Monday, June 15, 2015

FASHIONABLE INVITES: June

Cynthia Rowley is coming to Chicago and will be hosting an in-store soiree at the Damen Ave location!

On Wednesday, June 17th from 5:00pm-7:00pm shop the spring/summer collection with our exclusive friends and family discount while sipping on Campari cocktails.
Join Cynthia Rowley at her Chicago store for a cocktail soiree

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

REAL v DEAL: Diane von Furstenberg v Loft

Real versus Deal featuring gingham pants from DVF and Loft
REAL: Genesis ginham trousers, $348, by Diane von Furstenberg available at stylebop.com.
DEAL: Gingham skinny ankle trousers in Julie fit, $69.50, by Loft.

If you hadn't already noticed gingham is everywhere! Check out these celebs in their gingham trousers...
Celebrities wearing gingham pants
Olivia Palermo, Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor and Alexa Chung

Monday, June 08, 2015

NEW WORK: EVANSTON MAGAZINE

EVANSTON MAGAZINE, Jeanius!
Jeanius! Spring's big trend of denim featured in Evanston Magazine by Jessica Moazami

EVANSTON MAGAZINE, A Kiss From A Rose
 A Kiss From A Rose, rose-colored lips a big Spring trend feature in Evanston Magazine by Jessica Moazami
In case you didn’t know Evanston Magazine is the new publication by the publishers of Sheridan Road Magazine.
New Evanston Magazine by publishers of Sheridan Rd magazine

Friday, June 05, 2015

FASHION CONFESSIONS: LOUISE ROE TV Host and Fashion Journalist

You might have seen her doing red carpet interviews for ‘Access Hollywood’ or maybe it was hosting NBC’s competition show, ‘Fashion Star’ or it could’ve been on MTVs ‘The City’ or ‘Plain Jane’. This British born LA transport, Louise Roe, has certainly made a name for herself stateside. Along with her numerous TV work she also contributes to style magazines (People StyleWatch and Luxdeco Interiors magazine) and has a style blog, Front Roe, which she’s just turned into her first book by the same name. I caught up with Louise at Westfield Old Orchard’s Fash Bash to discuss London, LA and of course fashion.
TV host and fashion journalist, Louise Roe, dishes LA, London and Fashion at the Westfiield Old Orchasrd Fash Bash
WHAT’S YOUR FASHION ADDICTION?
Shoes, I’m a shoe girl and it’s funny because I was always just into heels, I mean I’m 5’9” I didn’t’ care if they made me 6’4” but now I love flats as well. I’m just addicted to shoes I’ve got a problem!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN LA?
The weather hands down. It gets a bad rap as a city but I’ve met some of the kindest most motivated, interesting people there as well. You know there are great people who live there, as well as not so wonderful.

WHAT’S WAS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN LONDON?
You’ve lived there so you know that it’s so like NY in a very different sense. There is an energy and soul to that city that you can not replace or copy anywhere. It’s like alive and I think that’s to do with the history and culture and also the people.

WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT LONDON?
The British sense of humor, it’s so awesome. I miss that sense of humor being in LA.

YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH GROWING UP?
Joey McIntyre from New Kids on The Block

WHO’S THE NICEST STAR ON THE RED CARPET?
That’s a great question. Most people actually. Heidi Klum is a pleasure to speak to. George Clooney is so polite and so clever. Michael Douglas remembered my name after I’d only interviewed him once! I think the bigger the star the more manners, in my experience. They are like the real deal.

THE CELEBRITY YOUR ALWAYS MOST EXCITED TO SEE ON THE RED CARPET?
The ones that take the risks like Diane Kruger. It’s not necessarily like the biggest star, it’s the one who always does something interesting. That being said when you see J Lo in real life. She is jaw droppingly flawless and stunning so she’s always amazing to see in the flesh.

WHO WOULD YOU LOVE TO INTERVIEW THAT YOU HAVEN’T YET?
I get really excited about the people behind the scenes like the designers and to be really honest most of them I have interviewed but if I could bring him back, Yves Saint Laurent would be amazing. I’ve been lucky enough to interview Giorgio Armani, Karl Largerfeld and Valentino. Those people actually intrigue me and inspire me even more than the talent in front of the camera.

WHAT’S THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LONDON AND LA FASHION?
The weather actually changes things because you’re looking for brighter colors and lighter weight maxi dresses or cute little cut off shorts, it’s very casual there [LA]. So I often wonder if London would be like that if it had the weather and it probably would change it but there’s definitely a more grungy vibe in London. You know chipped nail varnish, a biker jacket and flat boots, the girls are a lot more edgy but for me I’m not really that girl, I prefer the LA vibe.

ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
I got bitten on the foot by a shark in the Maldives.

LAST TIME YOU WERE DRUNK?
Probably with my friend Greg at the weekend, we went to a party with friends visiting from London, it was lots of fun.

TV host and fashion journalist, Louise Roe, interviewed by Jessica Moazami aka Fashion Junkie  at the Westfiield Old Orchasrd Fash Bash for fashion blog
Louise Roe’s book, Front Roe, is now available on Amazon.
Louise Roe's book Front Roe available on Amazon


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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

REAL v DEAL: Givenchy v Oushka

Real versus Deal featuring Givenchy and Oushka handbags
REAL: Antigona small leather tote, $2095, by Givenchy available at mytheresa.com.
DEAL: Opel grey leather tote, £195 (approx $298 USD), by Oushka.

Monday, June 01, 2015

MEET CAITLYN JENNER

MEET CAITLYN JENNER on Vanity Fair cover
Caitlyn Jenner formerly known as Bruce Jenner in Vanity Fair shoot
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Annie Leibovitz’s photo shoot, as Caitlyn discusses how much living fully as a woman means to her.


Snapshot: Caitlyn Jenner (Formerly Bruce Jenner) By Annie Leibovitz For Vanity Fair July 2015

BEAUTY CONFESSIONS: SAM AND NIC Make-up Artists, Beauty Bloggers and Vloggers

Samantha and Nicola Chapman are the British duo behind beauty blog and YouTube channel phenomenon Pixiwoo. The sisters both started their careers as make-up artists working Paris and Milan fashion week as well as having editorials published in Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler, Brides and Elle –to name just a few. However, they became internet sensations after creating professional make-up tutorials to help women achieve amazing looks with ease. Now with over 1 million subscribers it wasn’t long before beauty brands came calling –including Chicago’s own, Paris Presents. Together they developed a quality cruelty-free yet affordable make-up brush line called 'Real Techniques'. It’s quickly become the number one best selling brushes in the UK and fourth in the US. I caught up with the sisters at the launch of their second line, 'Bold Metals Collection'.
Sam & Nic Chapman the British duo behind the beauty brand Pixiwoo
Nicola (left) and Samantha Chapman (right)


WHAT’S YOUR FASHION ADDICTION?
SAM: Shoes and handbags. They always look great, even if you put on a few pounds.
NIC: My fashion addiction is definitely shoes. They always look good no matter how you feel.
Interviewing Sam & Nic Chapman of beauty brand Pixiwoo

YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH GROWING UP?
SAM: Mostly Kurt Cobain and also Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street. Oh...and sometimes Axl Rose ☺
NIC: My male crushes were Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze from Point Break, may he rest in peace. I also have a really embarrassing one that was Hulk Hogan (holds head in shame), I don't know why I just loved him. My female crush was Paula Abdul and Madonna.
Real Techniques brushes by Sam & Nic of Pixiwoo
WHO’S YOUR BEAUTY ICON?
SAM: Kate Moss. I think she is a timeless beauty with unique style.
NIC: My mother.

BIGGEST MAKE-UP FAUX PAS?
SAM: Trying to achieve the nude look with brown lipstick, eyeshadow and blush.
NIC: All through school I wore the wrong color foundation of started with one 5 shades to light and moved to one 10 shades to orange.
BEST PRODUCT OR TIP FOR TACKLING DARK CIRCLES?
SAM: Cold tea bags work really well. The caffeine encourages circulation in the area.
NIC: I think to really cover dark circles well you need to use 2 concealers – one that's a little coverage with a warm tone and the other the exact color of your skin with a stronger coverage that is just applied to the very dark areas of the eye.
Fashion Junkie, Jessica Moazami interviewing Sam & Nic from Pixiwoo
YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL WHEN?
SAM: My kids tell me I look pretty.
NIC: I have a bit of a holiday tan glow.

WHICH REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSH IS YOUR FAVORITE? AND WHY?
SAM: Right now I'm obsessed with the Bold Metals 100 arched powder brush but I change my mind all the time.
NIC: This changes all the time but at the moment it’s our new sculpting brush. I love it for foundation and blusher and contour.
Real Techniques new Bold Metals Collections by Sam & Nic of Pixiwoo
FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION?
SAM: The Maldives although I've never been there on holiday. I went there on a 3 week photo shoot once though. It's pretty idyllic.
NIC: Anywhere in the world with my husband and kids but for a short city break Rome and for a long relaxing holiday the Maldives.

Real Techniques and Bold Metals Collection are available at realtechniques.com, Ulta, Walgreens and Kohl’s.