Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Stripes. Polka Dots. Houndstooth. Bold prints were all over the runways, especially pairing mismatched ones. How can real women tackle the trend? Though high fashion touts that stripes pair harmoniously with florals, this look is hard to pull off unless you are 6 feet tall and hail from...

GLAM SLAM: HOW TO BE A VINTAGE WARRIOR It’s easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada too, But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling: the suede vest with 3 inch fringe. A Mary Quant trapeze dress...

The High Art of Subtle Sex Appeal Look around. Subtlety has become an endangered species.  Sky high heels. Thigh high skirts. Sheer “shirts” that look more curtain than clothing. Instead of mysterious sex appeal, there is an in- your -face slut factor that triggers confusion. Does...

Keep It Chic & Sleek  A Chicago winter = deep freeze. The eternal quandary: how to have high style when the temps dip into single digits. Newsflash: We third coasters have made a commitment to avoid the dreaded Michelin Man look at all costs. Our secret?...

Since Mobama stepped out with her sleek inauguration ‘do, “getting banged” has taken on a whole new meaning. Suddenly everyone from JHUD to Rachel Zoe is stepping out with a fringe.  Not every bang style is created equal. Some are super feminine. Some are side...