Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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ISSUE You have an event tonight. There is no time to shop. How do you update your go-to little black dress? THE FIX A thin, eye-catching belt. Why? Adding a decorative belt transforms a classic black dress into an evening appropriate ensemble. Pastels and metallics are on-trend. They add...

THE ISSUE So, your lower back is throbbing and a massage and/or chiropractor visit is not in the cards. How can you temporarily alleviate the pain? THE FIX ThermaCare Heat Wraps for Muscles and Joints $6.99 WHY This is my in-purse staple. When back pain calls, I respond by slapping...

I always have a blast on Windy City Live. Especially when I get to dissect Oscar fashion. Here is the video of my dish session with Jena Gambaccini and Keith Ward. My favorite = Lupita Nyong'o ...

THE ISSUE Sunscreen layered under makeup often leaves skin cakey or oily. How can you protect yourself from the sun and have a flawless looking complexion? THE FIX Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen and Primer SPF 50, $90 WHY This lightweight, oil-free combination sunscreen does double duty. It primes and...

LOSING IT: 6 WAYS TO CONTAIN A MOMMY MELTDOWN   I hate when I lose it. Like an unexpected thunderstorm, a mommy meltdown comes on fast and furious. My mood swing is like a crack of lightening scaring the crap out of everyone in its path....

FIVE FOODS THAT CAN WHITTLE YOUR WAIST It’s Oscars time. Celebs know that looking trim on the red carpet is non-negotiable. They have the luxury of having personal chefs and trainers on staff. But, looking svelte does not require professional services. Yes, you need to exercise...

One of the many perks of my job is to be on the receiving end of countless beauty products. Many beautify. Many hydrate. But many are forgettable. This month I was on a quest for magical potions with the power to transform. Drab to fab....

HOW FAR WILL THEY GO TO GET THAT GLOW? Newsflash: Though the tawny, incandescent celebrities arriving at the Dolby Theater on March 2 would love for you to believe that they rolled out of bed looking red carpet ready, this level of “effortless” glamour takes weeks to...

Women fantasize about leaping back into their pre-pregnancy jeans right after giving birth. I mean, celebrities do it, so why cant the average woman? Seeing A-Listers supersonically whittle their waists puts enormous pressure on new moms. Truth:  stars have an army of help: nannies, personal...