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My name is April Barkley and I hail from Columbia College Chicago for journalism/concentration in magazine writing. I work as the assistant of human resources for a printing company part time, written for Consumers Digest, and freelance.
Elda De La Rosa: Chicago Designer Knows Couture

Elda De La Rosa: Chicago Designer Knows Couture

Elda De La Rosa, a Chicago fashion designer, is known for her formal handmade creations. Her tailored-ruffled cocktail, form-fitting evening, elegant bridal and commitment ceremony ensembles are created intricately, leaving the women who wear them feeling special and beautiful. Iridescent colors, ruffles, A-line styles, long trains, bust and derriere accentuation, and gorgeous lace are all […]

Garbs: The Chic North Shore Boutique

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Garbs: The Chic North Shore Boutique

The leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping as the sweaters, cardigans, scarves and boots hit the shelves. Bannockburn, one of Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, is home to the clothing, accessories and jewelry boutique, Garbs. Garbs, located at 2541 Waukegan Road, is now offering their fall lines with a divergent selection of new and […]

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Fashion Goes Green with Eco-Friendly Designs

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Fashion Goes Green with Eco-Friendly Designs

There is a new movement in the fashion world and it’s all about eco-chic. Designers are taking an interest in environmental issues and creating eco-friendly clothes and accessories that help the environment. Not only are designers doing this, but boutiques and department stores are as well. Some may think “green” clothes and accessories are not […]

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Macy’s Spring Flower Show a Hit

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Macy’s Spring Flower Show a Hit

For two weeks as spring was in the air, Macy’s department store was transformed into a stunning garden for its Annual Spring Flower Show. Macy’s is known for its fashion, accessories and home products by an array of different designers. These products were being promoted at the Spring Flower Show at the Macy’s at 111 […]

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