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Pageant Stylist Chris Adams

Whether you are new to pageants or a seasoned pageant girl, we all have one thing in common, the need to find the perfect pageant wardrobe. What you will need for your pageant depends on the system you are competing in. Some pageants require a modest approach, and others are more glamorous. There are also […]

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Mac Girls Model Search Diary of an Intern

  Becoming an intern at Mac Duggal has truly been a dream come true for me. Not many girls my age get the opportunity of a lifetime to intern for one of the top designers in the world. I am obsessed with fashion and style and I have always been drawn to the formal wear […]

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Prom Shoes

I have a confession….I have a SERIOUS shoe addiction. I need an intervention. I can not resist a great pair of shoes. As a teen style blogger, shoes are something that I believe can make or break a look. With prom season here, I thought it would be good to talk about all things prom, […]

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Ieena Duggal Interview with Harleigh Hearts

Recently I had the incredible opportunity to sit down and interview Ieena Duggal (pronounced eye-na), of Mac Duggal to talk about her new collection, Ieena For Mac Duggal. I was looking very forward to getting to know the creative designer behind what is sure to be the sell out of the spring season. I have […]

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No, that is NOT a typo! PANTS FOR PROM! I was honored to be asked to consult with Everything for Formals this past weekend while they attended the Bridal and Prom show at the Merchandise Mart to purchase their spring lines for 2016, which of course includes buying for the biggest high school event of […]

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2015 Homecoming king…….MAC DUGGAL!

I love September, fall is here, which means boots and sweaters but more importantly……it’s HOMECOMING SEASON! That means shopping for a homecoming dress! Homecoming is like the first fashion show of the year…’s a night when we all get to feel like a princess.   If you want to look and feel like royalty at homecoming, […]

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I recently was lucky enough to have the chance to meet Sherri Hill in person and to see the new 2016 line of pageant gowns, prom dresses and homecoming dresses up close and personal at the merchandise mart in Chicago.  I can’t even put into words how exciting it was to meet Sherri Hill in […]

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Miss Illinois Teen USA experience

About a year ago I decided that I wanted to try competing in a pageant. I thought it would be a great way to step outside my comfort zone, try something new, hopefully make a few friends along the way and gain public speaking and interview skills, so I applied for the Miss Illinois Teen […]

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A Picture is worth a thousand words……

Reflecting on senior portraits and pageant head shots in Chicago… My life has changed a lot in the past year. I have gotten some really amazing opportunities to shoot with some wonderful and amazing photographers, and some not so amazing ones too. From headshots, to lifestyle modeling for one of my favorite boutiques, pageants and walking […]

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Summer Hair Trends and Pageant hair trends by top Chicago Stylist and Pageant Coach Jonathan Abernathy

Recently I had the  opportunity to interview Jonathan Abernathy.  Jonathan Abernathy the owner of Platinum Images Styling is a top Chicago hair stylist, personal image stylist, as well as one of the best Illinois pageant coaches.  Due to his incredible style, experience in pageant coaching and his knowledge of the many different pageant systems and criteria, […]

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A gorgeous dress for way less!

The thing about style and fashion is that as we grow, we change, as we change our style changes too. Same thing goes for fashion and trends, the only thing constant about trends is that they change, from season to season from year to year, just like us. A few months ago I had a […]

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Fit and flares were everywhere

Pageant Gown Trends Miss USA 2015 My favorite part of the Miss USA pageant is the evening gown competition and this year is no disappointment! I love seeing the new pageant gown trends, and this year it was all about the fit and flare. The fit and flare gown is so flattering because it is […]

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World’s Perfect Pageant Illinois 2015

This weekend I also had the opportunity to compete in the World’s Perfect Pageant system for Illinois. I had my makeup artist come before check in to do my makeup since we had check in from 10-11. After check in, we had orientation and rehearsal. The pattern was super cool and different, we actually walked […]

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Illinois American Coed Pageant 2015

My weekend was insanely hectic, but it was also very exciting. I had the opportunity to compete in the Illinois American Coed Pageant this weekend. This was my first pageant so needless to say I was a little bit nervous to see what was in store for me! Friday night was check in from 3-6 […]

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