Monochromatic Texture

Monochromatic dressing is a simple, clean approach that allows you to vary textures and add dimension to your outfit.

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Express shirt, AG leggings, Rag & Bone booties

Express top & leggings, DKNY bra, Rag & Bone booties

H&M shirt, Express necklace & skirt, Seychelles boots

H&M shirt, Express necklace & skirt, Seychelles boots

BCBG, Seychelles boots

BCBG dress, Seychelles boots

Photography, Hair & Makeup: Jen Bean
Styling: Claire Ann

Kirameki Magazine Editorial

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Zara vest / Top Secret bra

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BCBG jacket / Helmut Lang sports bra / Express pants

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Express shirt & skirt

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BCBG dress / Rachel Zoe boots

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BCBG dress

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Young Fabulous & Broke jumpsuit / Elizabeth & James shoes / Express necklace

I had a great time styling this Crow- inspired editorial for the Street Glam issue of Kirameki Magazine. Thanks to the amazing team!!!

Photographer: Jen Bean
Stylist: Claire Ann
Makeup: Lauren Ward
Hair: Jen Bean
Model: Megan Graveline

Metallic Accessories

Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, the remaining chilly winter months can seem dreary and uninspired. Revive your winter wardrobe with these metallic accessories. Add them to any outfit for a glimmer of magic. Scroll over each item for details and click to shop.

Maggie Modena launches Dog Backpacks

Carley and Pompom matching backpacks

X-Ray Print

Maggie Modena Handags is launching matching backpacks for your canine friends. This dog backpack is equally as stylish as it is functional. Not only can you pack goodies (extra doggie bags, treats, water, toys, dog wear, etc.), you can clip your leash directly on the back of the bag and ditch your harness!

There is one week left to order your dog pack at a discounted price through Kickstarter.

Carley walking Pom matching backpacks

Pastel Print

Kickstarter is also offering some amazing deals on matching packs for you and your pooch. For backers who might not have dogs, other tiers include funny entertainment including a sticker of a pug wearing a backpack and a calendar of dogs doing silly, human things. All of these items also make great gifts!

Carley holding Pom matching backpacks

Pastel Print

Photography/Hair & Makeup: Jen Bean
Styling: Claire Ann
Models: Carley & Pompom

Maggie designs the textiles herself and these awesome prints are all exclusive to the brand. These four prints are available on Kickstarter:

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Via Strozzi Boutique Visit

urgundy Zipped Back DressI had a great time visiting Via Strozzi’s new boutique location in Lincoln Park. The neatly curated racks and beautiful natural light create an inviting shopping experience. Everything I tried on (most of the store) felt and looked amazing.

Via Strozzi combines unique design elements, high quality fabrics and the skill of true Italian manufacturing. Exclusivity and limited production of each item allows every woman to be an individual. 

Burgundy Crossover Sweater & Dark Grey Lace Tank

Burgundy Crossover Sweater & Dark Grey Lace Tank

Burgundy Crossover Sweater & Dark Grey Lace Tank

Steel Grey Off the Shoulder Sweater & Via Strozzi Belt

Steel Grey Off the Shoulder Sweater & Via Strozzi Belt

Steel Grey Off the Shoulder Sweater & Via Strozzi Belt

Black Sleeveless Zipped Back Dress

Black Sleeveless Zipped Back Dress

The Via Strozzi collection offers the perfect balance of easy dressing and high fashion. Each piece pulls an outfit together flawlwssly without sacrificing comfort. The fit is flattering on a varierty of body types.

Black Via Strozzi Signature Top & Dark Grey Gillette

Black Via Strozzi Signature Top & Dark Grey Gillette

Black Via Strozzi Signature Top & Dark Grey Gillette

Grey Bat Wing Sweater & Navy Sleeveless Silk Dress

Grey Bat Wing Sweater, Navy Sleeveless Silk Dress, Grey Suede Leather Flats

Grey Bat Wing Sweater, Navy Sleeveless Silk Dress, Grey Suede Leather Flats

Burgundy Zipped Back Dress

Burgundy Zipped Back Dress

Via Strozzi offers women an opportunity to dress as though they’ve stepped out of an authentic Italian boutique. The line is available at the boutique and online

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Photography, Hair & Makeup: Jen Bean
Styling: Claire Ann

Maggie Modena Handbags

Maggie Modena is one of my favorite emerging handbag designers. I’m really digging her collection’s quality, versatility and unique prints this fall!

Graffiti Convertible Mini Backpack/Crossbody

Graffiti Convertible Mini Backpack/Crossbody

X-Ray Classic Convertible Mini Backpack/Crossbody

X-Ray Classic Convertible Mini Backpack/Crossbody

By merging handbags with art, Maggie Modena has created more than just a well-made, functional bag, but rather, a wearable art piece. Each handbag showcases vibrant, mixed-media textiles designed fresh each season and exclusive to the brand.

Maggie’s backpacks, crossbodies, and belt bags are intentionally designed to give women the freedom and flexibility to live boldly with both hands free. None of the bags are handheld and most are convertible.

The handbags are produced in Milwaukee from top quality materials sourced in the United States.

Click to Shop Maggie Modena handbags. 

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Grey Galaxy Convertible Mini Backpack/Crossbody

Couple with Maggie Modena bags

Graffiti Convertible Mini Backpack/Crossbody & X-Ray Classic Backpack

Photograpy, Hair & Makeup: Jen Bean
Styling: Claire Ann
Models: Carley & Scott

 

Nevermore

Hope this spooky editorial inspired by Edgar Allen Poe helps get you in the Halloween spirit! Can you find The Raven in each image?

100% NY dress, Alexander Wang bag & shoes

100% NY dress, Alexander Wang bag & shoes

Brogden jacket, Rachel Zoe boots, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Brogden jacket, Rachel Zoe boots, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Rag & Bone shirt, David Lerner leggings, Alexander Wang booties

Rag & Bone shirt, David Lerner leggings, Alexander Wang booties

Halston Heritage dress, Alexander Wang booties

Halston Heritage dress, Alexander Wang booties

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“And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted – nevermore!” -‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe

Photography: Ashley Fischer
Styling: Claire Ann
Hair & Makeup: Kat DeJesus

Ladies Day or Night Out at Via Strozzi

Ladies Day or Night Out Oct 20th

Join Via Strozzi tomorrow for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and shopping at their new Lincoln Park location!

Via Strozzi is one of my favorite emerging womens clothing brands. The quality, fabrics and fit are impeccable. Via Strozzi offers women an opportunity to dress as though they’ve stepped out of an authentic Italian boutique. The line is available at the boutique and online.

Here’s a little preview of the fall collection:

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