7 Pairs of Fall Boots to Buy Now

Summer is coming to a close, and crisp fall weather is on its way. We all know what that means – time for a wardrobe update. The foundation of a beautiful and functional autumn wardrobe is a good pair of boots. Here are seven pretty pairs that will keep your feet toasty (and your look […]

Shop Your Closet

Sometimes a new wardrobe is literally at your fingertips.   We went into the closet of Mia Waligora, of Lake Forest, and created several new outfits for her using pieces she already owned (including a few items she’d never worn). Voila! Eight fresh looks she didn’t know she had. This spring, try shopping your own […]

Meet Me in the Mid-Life Crisis Aisle

Cigarette boat? Maserati? Such a male mid-life crisis cliché and so not us. But we’re a little clichéd too.   We sent our crack team of amateur sociologists—qualifications include obsessive reading of grocery store tabloids—out and about on the North Shore to identify some different manifestations of the female “mid-life crisis.” Here are a few […]

Diane von Furstenberg Warms Chicago with Rio

Still stinging from a lost Olympic bid? If anyone could remind a Chicagoan about the beauty of Rio de Janeiro, it’s Diane von Furstenberg.   Fashion icon and designer von Furstenberg braved a chilly Chicago night on Nov. 5 to introduce her Cruise/Pre-Spring 2009/2010 Collection, “Her name is Rio,” to 300 admiring guests at Neiman […]