Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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HINT: Do NOT follow the ridiculous runways Marc Jacobs Fall 2012                                        Kenzo Fall 2012  This season, high fashion mags are touting plaid over plaid, stripes paired harmoniously with...

ATK DISHES ON SHEKNOWS.COM ON HOW TO TAP INTO YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE READ FULL STORY HERE ...

IT'S A GOOD THING! Purging the clutter=closet clarity. The goal: transform your closet into an environment that channels the light, airy vibe of Neiman Marcus.  Pluck out remnants of your single-in-the city life and all things frumpifying: mom jeans, maternity, anything pleated, trashed shoes, etc. Like peacocks...

YOUR GUIDE TO THE PERFECT T-SHIRT T-shirts are the cornerstone of a moms’ wardrobe. But, a boxy, bulky crew neck does not hold a candle to a body skimming, open neck style. The lower neckline elongates the neck. The relaxed fit yields a languidly casual silhouette...

WATCH AMY DISHING EMMY FASHION WITH KEVIN AEH ON WINDY CITY LIVE The Emmys are the superbowl of fashion. And, this year did not disappoint. Jimmy Kimmel was a hoot. And, the fashion was fabulous. I had a blast dishing this morning on ABC Chicago WINDY...

SPOTLIGHT ON CHRISTINA HENDRICKS AND JANE KRAKOWSKI Old Hollywood Glamour: Christina Hendricks' bold waves by John Frieda I loved Christina Hendricks' va va voom style. Her strapless champagne form fitting Christian Siriano dress was feminine and flattering. Her hair and makeup was flawless; an obvious nod to...

PSSST! WANT TO LOOK TALLER? Though they are petite, celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Victoria Beckham and the Olsen sisters always look larger than life. Their tricks? They scale everything down--prints, pockets, etc.--so they are not overpowered. Some tips: when wearing volume, always wear it...

A crisp button down –white, pinstriped or a saturated solid-is the cornerstone of a mom’s wardrobe. Why? On trend but never trendy, it simply always “works. Whether worn as Nouvelle Prep (worn with skinny trousers a thin lady like belt and ballet flats, Electrifying Executive...

MAKE YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE WORK ALL YEAR ROUND While you are switching out your summer clothes for fall, consider this: some of the best cold weather staples are actually lightweight, sleeveless pieces. Whatever the season, runways and magazines freely mix and match summer and winter fabrics....

Recharged. Positive. Ready to conquer the (style) world. The only problem? The horror show that is my end-of-summer hair. Chlorine, salt water and sun wreak havoc on color treated hair. After a month of chill European living (I hardly even wore makeup, a minor miracle!)....