Chicago group helps youngsters attend college and find a job

Published January 2015 on chicago.suntimes.com and Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper.   Treasury Blake-Marlow took a three-hour trip last summer from Chicago to visit Knox College in Galesburg. She spent the day touring the campus, sitting in on classes and talking to students. Now, the college is offering the 17-year-old Whitney Young High School senior a $24,000Continue reading “Chicago group helps youngsters attend college and find a job”

Paint, Punk Rock and Perseverance: A Local Artist’s Journey With Epilepsy

Published January 2015 on Chicagotalks.org.     A metal bird cage rests upon a woman’s head, her bare chest exposed, a wink in her eye and her left hand over her heart. Around her, in an array of bold and bright colors, beautiful orange monarch butterflies flutter, escaping from the cage and creating a heart likeContinue reading “Paint, Punk Rock and Perseverance: A Local Artist’s Journey With Epilepsy”

MOLLY SCHEMPER: Catering with a conscience

Published December 2014, chicagowomenoftaste.wordpress.com.  Pro-green FIG celebrates 10 years of helping people party down By Emma Klug Weddings are planned months, even years, in advance. From the flowers to the venue, the dress and the catering, every detail is scheduled to avoid wedding-day disasters. So when Molly Schemper, head pastry chef and co-owner of FIGContinue reading “MOLLY SCHEMPER: Catering with a conscience”

Bigger, Better, Bolder: Fashion In Detroit 2014

Self-Published: October 5, 2014. thestylenote.com.  The lights dimmed and  a giant countdown appeared on the screens surrounding the runway. Ten minutes flashed, then 9:59, 9:58, 9:57, as it counted down, anticipation growing. Show goers took to their seats, getting out their phones and cameras to ensure they’d be prepared to photograph the exact moment when the models started walking theContinue reading “Bigger, Better, Bolder: Fashion In Detroit 2014”

Today’s Coveted Working Look: Calvin Klein Faux Leather Jacket

Published: October 15, 2014. theworkingwardrobe.com.  Key signs of quality in men’s clothing tend to include: correct fit, high-quality fabric, attention to detail and signs of tradition. Men’s clothing, when done in a successful manner tends to nod towards simple design, and for good reason. While women’s wear can drastically change from season to season, historically,Continue reading “Today’s Coveted Working Look: Calvin Klein Faux Leather Jacket”

SS13 Jewelry Trend: Metal

  Published: May 20, 2013. nothingmajor.com Veering away from the highly embellished pieces that have been shown the past few seasons, SS2013’s metal jewelry trend opts for boldness of shape and suggests an understated sophistication. Designers such as Pamela Love, Bliss Lau, and Balenciaga combine the sleekness of metal with interesting geometrical qualities, tribal influences,Continue reading “SS13 Jewelry Trend: Metal”