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Chicago Woman Magazine

International Women's Day is a global celebration that focuses on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Here are 5 ways you can support women and accelerate the gender parity. Read more

Inspiration

This month, we're catching up with the unstoppable mompreneur, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, to hear her exciting journey and the lessons she's learned along the way. Read more

Give Back

During the holidays, we turn to chocolate for desserts and cookies. The purest form of chocolate you can consume—cacao— can bring a new dimensions to your holiday entertaining without the sugar. Read more

Food + Recipes

Grace Hou, President of Woods Fund and other Chicago Women in Philanthropy, are catalysts for change in Chicago. Here they share how to be agents of change and impact. Read more

Give Back

Rae Duncan is an interior designer with the mantra "Improve The Way You Work. Play. Live." Here the designer shares her business advice, who inspires her, and how she follows her ambitions. Read more

How She Did It

The season of celebrations is upon us—graduations, weddings, summer outings. Now which bubbly fits the occasion. We've broken it down for you. Read more

Food + Recipes

Chicagoans know Alpana Singh as an accomplished sommelier, former TV host, and, most recently, as a restaurateur, with three eateries already in her portfolio. Read more

How She Did It

New Year goals are often health-related. Whether its getting in shape or simply eating better, a wellness vacation may be just the way to commit to them. Read more

Health

Chicago fashion designer Rakan Shams Eldeen shares what inspires him and what pieces he thinks women should invest in for the fall. Read more

Style

Chicago designer Chelli Look tells Chicago Woman what inspired her new collection, the local designer she admires and all about her experience working in the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

Lagi Nadeau shares her new collection inspired by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito's elegant woodblock prints, and describes what she thinks designers can do to help build and improve the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

From Marwen student to Deputy Director, Akilah Halley is helping create opportunities for young artists today. Read more

How She Did It

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Karen Ami, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School, shares her perspective on what it's like to balance work, family and art. Read more

How She Did It

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Handbags are truly a girl's best friend and we are loving this season's trends. From oversized clutches to fur details and the ever popular backpack trend we have you covered. Read more

Style

Anna Brown's inspiration often starts with three elements that define her collections. She shares the inspiration for her Fall/Winter '17 collection, as well as her favorite fall fashion investment. Read more

Style

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Length in lashes is always the perfect final touch to any makeup application, but with so many options out there how do you choose? We have rounded up our favorite products to obtain that perfect gorgeous lash look! Read more

Beauty

Fall colors

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Fall is among us, and it's that time of year to get outside and see the gorgeous hues of crimson and bronze. We've scouted out the best places to see Fall colors in The Windy City. Read more

De-stress

Considering that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, it is important that everyone is informed. The experts at Susan G. Komen share some facts that you should know. Read more

Health

Designer Anadil Johnson admires Midwestern craftsmanship and work ethic, which makes Chicago the perfect place to manufacture her collection. The future of fashion in Chicago is made to last. Read more

Style

What needs to change in Chicago for it to secure its place as a fashion center? Designer Idrine Bishweka weighs in. Read more

Style

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski In Awe dress $3140 at Chalk • Flower swim cap $16 at swimoutlet.com

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski Personify skirt $700 at Chalk • Monarc 1 bomber jacket $895 at Robin Richman • Bubble swim cap w/chin strap $7 at swimoutlet.com • Jean-Francois Mimilla chain bracelet $625 at Robin Richman

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Uma Wang open back dress $1450 at Robin Richman • Acne Studios Adisa sandals $480 at Steven Alan • Chloe Faye mini bracelet bag $890 at Chalk • Chloe crepe tie shoulder dress $1795 at Chalk • Marni jeweled sandals $610 at Chalk