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Grey hair. It is the badge of motherhood and it sucks. Once my greys starting sprouting from my temples, my whole persona seems to wilt. My shoulders sag, my feet drag and I feel like a hag. I’m vain, I know. But, for me, the...

There is no greater fashion high than that moment when you triumph over the system by snagging a piece at a fraction of retail cost. I love to hunt and gather which, in my profession, means to examine trends closely and uncover that look for...

Twiggy. Mary Quant. Brigitte Bardot. Carnaby Street. Woodstock. Warhol Factory. The 60s were tumultuous, sure. But the chaos of the decade produced some of the most inspired and enduring styles. I love the dramatic, exaggerated looks of this time. And, so do designers like Marc Jacobs, Saint...

How Real Women Should Use Runway Trends I love fashion shows. And celeb gawking.  But, these directional, dramatic looks can be sported by the rarefied few that do not dabble in real life scenarios often. Runways shows are designed to inspire. They are barometers, not checklists. Stylists...

Join ATK & HGTV's Hilary Farr at Art Van Furniture June 5th Hilary Farr, Host of HGTV's Love It or List It My love of style knows no bounds. So, when Art Van Furniture contacted me about emceeing an event at their Orland Park store with HGTV’s Love It...

Au Revoir Memorial Day, Bonjour Summer! After this bone-chilling winter, I could not be more excited for balmy climes and the beach. First step? A beauty switcheroo. Similar to swapping out one’s seasonal wardrobe, women to need replace the ultra heavy winter potions and lotions with products that...

TREND: FULL EYEBROWS CHALLENGE: GROOMING THICK BROWS OR COSMETICALLY CAMOUFLAGING THIN BROWS The glossies have pronounced the thick Charlotte Gainsbourg-esque look au courant. At long last, my meaty caterpillar brows are a statement versus a liability. MASTERS OF THE BROW THICK BROWS It has taken me years to tame my...

How On-the-Go Gals Can Prevent Beauty Break Downs Beauty crises happen every day. How to prevent being caught in a mascara free zone? Always keep a beauty kit filled with five minute fixes in your car or office. This way, when the call for a last...

ATK’s Curated Monthly Must-Haves in Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine I am excited to share my newest venture: a monthly column which chronicles what trends and products are capturing my attention in my hometown of Chicago. Stay tuned. Next month is all about entertaining. ...