lip service

Let me begin by stating, I’ve never met a lipgloss that I didn’t like. So imagine my excitement to find a “lipgloss that wears like a lipstick”- Armour Beauty.  A line of fantastic glosses created by rocker chick-model-mom, Theo Kogan.  In true rock-n-roll fashion, each lipgloss is named for some of Theo’s favorite songs, icons, and clubs.  The tagline alone drew me in promising what I determined to be a long-lasting, highly pigmented, shiny goodness.

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style {primetime emmys}

The 2012 Primetime Emmy red carpet is in the books and the trophies awarded. Unfortunately the show was a snooze, but the arrivals provided a hopeful precursor to the night.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the many pops of color blanketing the carpet, bold lips included.  I watched in full on empathy mode considering Los Angeles was grappling with 90 plus degree weather.  Imagine donning long gowns, layers of cosmetic enhancement all the while smiling and pausing for effect…think summertime perspiring in your best drag.  These woman managed to look amazing while coping with the elements.

Christina Hendricks


ms kerry—baby!

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hooray for hollywood {primetime emmys}

Autum has always been my absolute favorite time of year. The beautiful colors. The fashion. Crisp, cool weather. The brink of the holiday season. But most importantly… the dawn of awards season, for television and film. I’ve never met a red carpet parade that I didn’t like!  So, in anticipation of  Sunday’s small screen fete’, I’ve combed the internet for images of my favorite ladies from last year’s show.



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surviving toddler: fun-run


WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station hosted their 3rd annual “Fun Run” to support continued children’s programming.  There were kiddie “rock bands”, snacks, Elmo, Grover, the Cat in the Hat, Curious George, and a host of other characters. Gillian thoroughly enjoyed running back and forth mingling with children, sliding and jumping- her first experience in a jumpy.  I was nervous that she’d get trampled, not able to balance her weight, however in classic Gilly form…she rocked!

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