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A G&F Extra: We kick butt at Pilates ProWorks
A G&F Extra: We kick butt at Pilates ProWorks

It’s no secret regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. Physical activity promotes healthy circulation and blood flow to skin cells for healthy and luminous skin. But blah blah blah... you already know all that jazz. So we're upping our game in the name of healthy skin and beauty! And since we’re talking about everything feel good beauty this issue, we’re working up a sweat at the new Pilates ProWorks in Lincoln Park.

The new studio is super clean, polished and sleek while providing a fun, motivating environment to work out in. White walls are dotted with cheeky inspirational sayings that are sure to make you smile. But the sleek interior is just a cool facade to what lies within. This challenging workout features the ProWorks superstar, the FitFormer: the only Pilates-based equipment on the market that’s designed with a traditional Pilates class and any new contemporary-based exercise. The FitFormer is also onger, wider and more comfortable than any other reformer (no more excuses for all you giants--this baby can accommodate clients up to 6’7”). It's sort of like Pilates on acid. No. We take that back (because that sounds horrible!). It's like Pilates on superdrive. You're getting a longer and more active stretch and burn. The FitFormer is going to work you out.

G&F FEEL GOOD BEAUTY: The PM Eyes
G&F FEEL GOOD BEAUTY: The PM Eyes

GET THE FULL STORY HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/feel-good-beauty/

Skincare: check. Contoured radiance: check.Time to add a little oomph to your beautiful visage. Deep hues and sparkle may seem intimidating, but it elevates a natural look to high wattage glamour. With the right products and expert tricks, a smokey eye is easy peasy in five steps—Prep. Prime. Line. Shadow and Shine! The real secret to keeping smokey eyes smoldering all night? Prepping with Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm to decrease puffiness and soften fine lines. Follow with a primer like the Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Tawny for a neutral base. Watch the video to see how simple it is to build the perfect PM eye from prep to shine.

G&F FEEL GOOD BEAUTY: Contour + Highlighting
G&F FEEL GOOD BEAUTY: Contour + Highlighting

GET THE FULL STORY HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/feel-good-beauty/

We hear it all the time in the beauty sphere: how can the average woman contour like a pro without looking freshly caked with makeup? The right contouring technique allows you to accentuate and scuplt your features without anything drastic, or even changing the types of products you use. Marc Jacob’s Genius Gel builds easily from natural to full coverage, providing supreme hydration for a radiant finish. Pair your foundation with a highlighter, like the Givenchy Corrective Pen for a successful contouring duo. Watch and learn the power of a tapered foundation brush to shape your cheekbones, jawline and nose to let your natural beauty shine.

G&F FEEL GOOD BEAUTY: Skincare
G&F FEEL GOOD BEAUTY: Skincare

GET THE FULL STORY HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/feel-good-beauty/

As we prepare for winter, our skin needs a little more TLC to stay fresh and glowing. And just like our wardrobe, it’s important to update our skincare routine as the seasons change to fulfill its shifting needs. Begin with a daily cleanser for your skin type: get super squeaky clean with the Foreo Luna Mini to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores of makeup residue. Don’t forget to reboot and refresh with treatment-infused fiber masks from the Sephora Collection. The masks perfectly hug your facial contours for better interaction of the active ingredients with the skin, leaving you feeling bright and radiant. Pop one on before bed or in the morning for 15 minutes then massage excess product into skin—no need to wash your face afterwards! As we enter the colder months, it’s important to pair up with a powerful moisturizer. Ole Henriksen’s Super Creme keeps skin and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and aging to keep skin looking plump and youthful. Watch the video on how to master the skincare basics to ensure a perfect beauty canvas.

A G&F Extra: Rooted Self Expression Center
A G&F Extra: Rooted Self Expression Center

Here at G&F, we’re ready to try anything. And in the spirit of our Feel Good Beauty Issue, we’re tapping into our inner hippie to explore self-expression in new ways to feel good from the inside out. We headed to Wicker Park’s brand new establishment, Rooted Self Expression Center, to explore our inner awareness with a movement and voice class. Shruti Sekhri, the Founder and Chief Self Expressionist at Rooted, explains the importance of genuine connections along with acceptance and love for ourselves:

“We have hit a tipping point where we are tired of getting lost in our smart phones. We’re beginning to become aware of how numbing the constant 'connection' can be—a need to awaken our souls. We are at the start of a movement where emotional self care is important.”

Agreed. Period. We try our hand at a full immersion class at Rooted to see if we can tap in to our inner lovechild.

We love Rooted’s philosophy of learning to accept yourself and your imperfections on a personal journey of expression. The continuous days in front of a computer screen can seem a hindrance to our best self, but Shruti recommends sneaking in small doses of expression. Try setting an alarm for an emotional check-in a couple times a day or even journaling for 10 minutes to feel a sense of release and relief. A happy and healthy interior will surely reflect a beautiful exterior. This is one beauty philosophy we can really get behind.

G&F loves Jeraldine Mendoza and The Joffrey's Swan Lake
G&F loves Jeraldine Mendoza and The Joffrey's Swan Lake

Meet Jeraldine Mendoza, the prima ballerina who is about to take center stage in the first ever production of Swan Lake by award winning Chicago-based ballet company, the Joffrey. Inspired by Edgar Degas, the ballet-within-a-ballet combines classical elements with a modern vision and a touch of fantasy—and of course!—breathtaking choreography.

Jeraldine embodies the grace and beauty of a world-class ballerina, but doesn’t let her unique personality and style disappear into the wings. She has caught the attention of the public eye as a recipient of the pretigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund and you can even keep up with her adventures through her blog, A Window Seat View: Fly With Me.

What’s more feel good and beautiful than following your dreams? Jeraldine dishes about her career in dance: the feel good beauty moments of movement and finally performing the role of her dreams.

Catch The Joffrey’s Swan Lake through October 26. Get tickets and more information at Joffrey.org

The Art of Style: Maria Pinto of M2057
The Art of Style: Maria Pinto of M2057

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/10/art-style/

Thirteen-year-old MARIA PINTO was skimming the pages of WWD when she decided designing had to be a part of her life. Inspired by urban architecture, Maria’s new line M2057 features elements of raw hems, angular lines, and draping that evoke glass and steel skyscrapers. Her pieces were designed with an artful approach to seamless transitioning, allowing garments to transform from casual to formal with ease. The theme behind M2057's Fall collection is "Twisted Architecture" exploring a bridge between the linear and the fluid to create movement. We also asked Maria about Fall’s must-haves, “Every fall wardrobe needs a killer pair of boots, chunky cashmere sweaters, long dresses and skirts, and anything in leather!” We couldn’t agree more.

The Art of Style: Shelby Steiner
The Art of Style: Shelby Steiner

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/10/art-style/

SHELBY STEINER describes herself as curious and honest. She enjoys the little things, like bubble gum and a fresh pair of Dr. Marten’s. It's that simplicity that makes her uber chic in her own right. The young designer is part of the Macy’s Fashion Incubator program for 2014. Her namesake designs are inspired by a conglomeration of curated places, things, sounds and experiences. Her collections embody a sense of simplicity and androgyny in a bold and peaceful look. Shelby crafts her garments with natural fibers including hemp, bamboo, and organic cotton for sustainable practices. Her latest collection is a product of meditation: clean, wearable, and somewhat of a casual, wearable and lived-in luxury.

The Art of Style: Meghan Lorenz of Cities in Dust
The Art of Style: Meghan Lorenz of Cities in Dust

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/10/art-style/

MEGHAN LORENZ ventured west after high school to pursue a dream of becoming a set designer within the L.A. film industry. Meghan soon brought back some west coast inspiration to fuel her new creative adventure, a uniquely designed jewelry line named CITIES IN DUST. Named after a Siouxsie and The Banshees song about Pompeii, Meghan’s pieces radiate a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll and a little bit avant garde aesthetic. She looks to interior decor, especially light fixtures, as inspirations for her designs. Her new Fall 2014 collection embodies an op art and mid century modern appearance.

The Art of Style: Laura Pulice of Voyeur by Vex
The Art of Style: Laura Pulice of Voyeur by Vex

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/10/art-style/

LAURA PETRIELLI-PULICE characterizes herself as quiet and collected, but her designs take on a different personality of bold and provocative elements. Laura founded her first line Vex in 2000, which offers a collection of luxury latex clothing. Since Vex was established for a somewhat niche audience, VOYEUR BY VEX was born from Laura’s experience competing on Bravo’s Styled to Rock as she found herself needing to design looks for a more mainstream audience. Although all Voyeur by Vex garments have a fabric component as well, Laura always incorporates accents of her signature latex look. Her fall collection includes alluring green moto pants and a hypnotic zip up skirt, which were featured during the Styled to Rock finale. We love the way Laura thinks of style for the everyday woman: powerful, sexy and a whole lot flirtatious.

The Art of Style: Sanah Yasin of La Nisay
The Art of Style: Sanah Yasin of La Nisay

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/10/art-style/

SANAH YASIN takes her Pakistan roots and brings them to life through her womenswear collection, LA NISAY. Her garments radiate opulence with hand beaded and embroidered details. Sanah finds inspiration through travelling and exploring the various cultures and traditions. Her Fall collection is specifically inspired by nature, with designs of embellished birds, trees and other aspects of nature based upon travels and escapades with her family. Keep an eye out for this new and emerging designer’s website launch in November, with online purchasing coming shortly thereafter.

G&F loves artist Cheese
G&F loves artist Cheese

For New York City-based artist Cheese, art is everywhere. The soft-spoken illustrator and creator packs a punch with graphic prints that dot Manhattan streets and galleries alike. The colors and lines are Andy Warhol-approved, introducing a revolving door of Millennial pop culture icons like Bart Simpson and Popeye suspiciously eyeing Cheese's calling card: a wedge of candy-colored swiss, naturally. The same marking dots the NYC street art scene with wood block pieces painted in his signature color palette reminiscent of a psychedelic Mall food court. Basically: we're hooked.

For our line-up of art-inspired September issues this year, we teamed up with Cheese to develop a character to accompany our Fall Fashion model. At once playful, Cheese explains that this character is neither here nor there: our dotted, blue-nosed jaguar toes in the line between real and imaginary and Cheese loves the ambiguity that it creates in the story. We catch up with Cheese in his Manhattan studio and follow him to the street for his latest installation.

SEE CHEESE'S ILLUSTRATIONS IN OUR FALL FASHION ISSUE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/illustrated-fall-fashion/
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http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/illustrated-fall-accessories/

Follow Cheese on instagram at @CheeseNYC and visit Cheezy.us for more information and to shop his work.

G&F loves Charles Ifergan Salon
G&F loves Charles Ifergan Salon

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/charles-ifergan/

A man who truly is cut above the rest, Charles Ifergan has been working his mane magic his entire life and he’s letting us in on some of his style secrets. The Parisian-born stylist began his hair career in Paris at the impressionable age of 15, citing multiple mentors, he credits Vidal Sassoon for making hair stylists the artists they are today—and who are we to disagree? Now, with 40 years under his belt, whatever Charles says, we listen! At 19, Charles snipped, shaped and styled the Windy City to establish himself as one of the city’s leading hair stylists. We sit down with Charles and his hair stylist daughter, Olivia, to talk about growing up in the salon spotlight, giving your best everyday and how they’re looking to bring out your best beautiful. We also walk through the new line of Charles Ifergan products featuring 24 applications for a salon experience from start to finish and formulated with expertise in every bottle (And of course, we pick our favorites for you to try). Let your hair down and watch this charming father-daughter duo in action.

A G&F Extra: Knotted Updo Hair How-To
A G&F Extra: Knotted Updo Hair How-To

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/charles-ifergan/

Olivia and Charles Ifergan take us through this hair how-to on tricking out your tresses with some easy knots and few strategically placed bobby pins. The result? An easy, simple and absolutely stunning look for your Fall tresses. We’re getting all tied up with this cool, messy ‘do to celebrate the season of statement hair.

A G&F Extra: Art (and cookies) with Sarah Raskey
A G&F Extra: Art (and cookies) with Sarah Raskey

Sarah Raskey's work explodes on the canvas in a wildly bold display of colors and textures. She's like Klimt's apprentice—employing metallics in a dizzying way to show off the cosmos. Or is it the ocean? Or maybe a lily pond. Wherever Sarah's work takes your mind's eye, follow along as the journey is colorful and introspective. And that introspection is purely intention. The blonde beauty's work—that she has exhibited across the world over the last 13 years—is a direct result of her cultivation of spiritual traditions and incorporating her studies into her work.

"Art is about so much more than just what it looks like," Sarah says, "It is about what it does to us."

We catch up with Sarah on a lighter note at Fulton Market Kitchen—a West Loop hotspot known for its fusion of food and art. What better place to talk shop then here? Armed with all the sweet supplies—compliments of Sugar Hills Bakery—we get to work making mini, and edible!, works of art with the art pro.

G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Lash + Liner
G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Lash + Liner

SEE THE FULL STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/new-fall-beauty/

Channel your inner mod Hollywood starlet with lashes that were made for the big screen.

G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Colored Eye
G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Colored Eye

SEE THE FULL STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/new-fall-beauty/

While jewel tones are always Fall’s expected tour de force, we hold tight to the tropical blues of warm weather of days gone by. Get blue!

G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Dark Lip
G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Dark Lip

SEE THE FULL STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/new-fall-beauty/

We usher out coral and usher in the classic red pucker. Ditch the lipliner this season. We’re loving TOM FORD BEAUTY BRUISED PLUM LIP COLOR and KRYOLAN LIP STAIN IN ROCK.

A G&F Extra: We doodle with Doodlebooth
A G&F Extra: We doodle with Doodlebooth

Even though Jana Kinsman has been illustrating her whole life, the idea for Doodlebooth illuminated while sipping mimosas and drawing friends at a Christmas party—we knew we loved mimosas for a reason! We sit down and chat with the artist about her 4-year-old portraiture service, Doodlebooth. Not only did we see Jana in action during our interview, but we had her transform our closest friends into an army of doodle people at our G&F BFF Dinner. Not many people can capture a person’s essence quite like Jana, but the process seems sweetly simple. She tells us that her portraitures always begin with the face shape and smile. The rest is pure doodle magic.

READ MORE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/oodles-doodles-meet-doodlebooth-video/

A G&F Extra: Back-to-School DIY with Jourdan Fairchild
A G&F Extra: Back-to-School DIY with Jourdan Fairchild

We’re getting schooled in DIY with master crafter Jourdan Fairchild. As part of our Art-focused September issues, we’re celebrating Jourdan’s new e-book Fly DIY with a boozy back to school special! Let's put a disclaimer on that: the boozy part is for the parents and the back-to-school part is for the kiddos. Armed with a boatload of supplies, Jourdan cues up collegiate color combos for an easy DIY that transforms boring school supplies into marble-print perfection with nail polish.

READ MORE + GET THE WRITTEN HOW-TO: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/back-school-jourdan-fairchild-video/

G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Metallic Eye
G&F Fall Beauty How-To: The New Metallic Eye

SEE THE FULL STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/new-fall-beauty/

Gold and copper accents exude Old World Charm on this sultry new look.

#GFxTOPSHOP: LIVE FALL FASHION EDITORIAL
#GFxTOPSHOP: LIVE FALL FASHION EDITORIAL

SEE THE SHOOT:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/09/gfxtopshop-live-fall-fashion-editorial/

SEE THE BEHIND THE SCENES:
http://glossedandfound.com/found/gfxtopshop-behind-scenes/
We partnered with Topshop Personal Shopping for a fall fashion event in true G&F style. Instead of a fashion show to preview Topshop fall, we decided to shoot a live—yes, live!—editorial in the middle of the Library Bar at the Public Hotel. In two hours. With two hundred people drinking champagne around our team. No sweat, right? Armed with G&F’s fun-loving team, we set out to kick off Fall like no other. In a tip of the hat to G&F September Issues’ Art theme, we took a clue from Public Hotels’ owner Ian Schrager’s Studio 54 past: the concept of the shoot was part Andy Warhol Factory, part space-age heroine and a whole lot of fun.

#GFPlaylist: Field & Florist Bouquet-Off!
#GFPlaylist: Field & Florist Bouquet-Off!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

From early spring to late fall, Field & Florist produce the sweetest blooms and freshest flora from their Barrington, IL farm. Heidi Joynt and Molly Kobelt take G&F through a good ol’ fashioned, hand-tied bouquet showdown!

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Bang Bang Pie Eating Contest
#GFPlaylist: Bang Bang Pie Eating Contest

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

t’s no secret that pie is a summer staple, but Bang Bang Pie is serving scrumptious slices all year round. Owner Michael Ciapciak of Logan Square's Bang Bang Pie + Biscuits plays judge in G&F’s first ever pie eating contest--on your mark, get set, key lime!

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Sunrise Yoga at the Trump
#GFPlaylist: Sunrise Yoga at the Trump

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

We’re kicking it down dog style with yoga instructor Kristin Krupa. On top of the Terrace at Trump, we’re balancing through three poses to get minded and meditated all the way to namaste.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: W Lakeshore Mix Up!
#GFPlaylist: W Lakeshore Mix Up!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Mixologists Mia and Carrie of the newly renovated W Lakeshore are teaching us how to shake up some killer cocktails for this next challenge. May the best swizzle stick win!


The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: It's a Paint-Off with Amdur Productions!
#GFPlaylist: It's a Paint-Off with Amdur Productions!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

We’re flexing our creative skills with a race to the brightest and boldest canvas. We take some pointers from art festival pro Amy Amdur and veteran artist Carla Bank, who has a gift for bringing colorful inspiration to life.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Wine Tasting at The Boarding House
#GFPlaylist: Wine Tasting at The Boarding House

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Sommelier Kelly Capri Peterson Bates regaled us with some serious vino therapy at the Boarding House for this G&F Playlist.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Asian BBQ at bellyQ
#GFPlaylist: Asian BBQ at bellyQ

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

We’re stoking the fire with one of Chicago’s favorite chefs, Bill Kim, and busting out our best grilling power stance for this head-to-head challenge at Asian BBQ notable bellyQ.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: The Biggest Spin-Spun Cotton Candy!
#GFPlaylist: The Biggest Spin-Spun Cotton Candy!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Spinning brings a lot of things to mind, from torturous workout classes to our favorite dj’s dance-inducing tunes, but Seth Bankier is bringing a trendier (and tastier!) type of spinning to Chicago--cotton candy! We go head to head in making the biggest cotton candy.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Touchdown Dance with Sami Grisafe!
#GFPlaylist: Touchdown Dance with Sami Grisafe!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Sami Grisafe is unlike any triple-threat we’ve ever met! The all-star quarterback for the Chicago Force is challenging us to get down and dirty on the field.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPLAYLIST: Caffè Oliva Beach Bartender Brawl!
#GFPLAYLIST: Caffè Oliva Beach Bartender Brawl!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Nothing gets us in the competitive mood quite like a cocktail challenge. Ashley Rodney of Caffe Oliva takes us through a boozy bash at one of the best city and lakefront view.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFxFURLA Haute Happy Hour Event
#GFxFURLA Haute Happy Hour Event

SEE MORE: http://glossedandfound.com/found/gfxfurla-haute-happy-hour/

We can't pass up a summertime Happy Hour. Seriously—try us. Especially when we can throw one with a fashion favorite of ours. We teamed up with Furla to gather some of the most stylish sirens in the city to come toast to the luxe Italian handbag company's pre-fall collection + a brand new partnership with the Thompson Chicago.

COMING SOON: The G&F Summer Playlist Series!
COMING SOON: The G&F Summer Playlist Series!

Fun in the sun—Yes, Please! We're dashing around the city to bring you some of our favorite summertime activities—and all with a little friendly competition in mind. From making the biggest piece of cotton candy to sunrise yoga (and even a pie eating contest!), G&F hosts D. Graham Kostic and Candis Hickman go head to head in the name of good old fashioned, silly fun.

Tune in next week to GlossedandFound.com for 10 not-to-miss al fresco activities that definitely need to be added to your Summer Playlist.

Until then, tweet us @glossedandfound with #GFPlaylist for your favorite sunny to-do's this season.

G&F loves LVX's Branka Tomic
G&F loves LVX's Branka Tomic

A woman after our own colorful hearts, Branka Tomic literally hit the nail on the head with her luscious lacquers. As co-founder of LVX nail polish, Branka has created a line of total extravagance accessible for any woman to indulge in. LVX is the high fashion of polish, proving to be the ultimate way to show off your individuality and personal style without breaking the bank! Not only is LVX faithful to keeping us on trend with color palettes inspired by the runway, but formulas are free of the most common nail polish chemicals: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene and Camphor. And if that wasn’t enough to fall in love with the bright hues, all products are produced cruelty-free in the great US of A. We catch up with Branka at Standout Style in Lakeview and get to work talking hands.

SEE MORE: Glossedandfound.com/spotlight/branka-tomic/

SUN TIPS! G&F's Summer Nail Trends Get Hot
SUN TIPS! G&F's Summer Nail Trends Get Hot

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/summer-nails/

We might be flying through the summer season—get out there and do something!—but lucky for us, we've got plenty more nail polish colors before we start thinking about the F word: Fall. To celebrate the season, we're showing a few of our favorite colors and trends. From the Geo French to a flirty polka dot, we've got plenty of fun in the sun by way of your talons. Go ahead—try these on for size.

A G&F Extra: Musical Theatre Trivia with Option Up!
A G&F Extra: Musical Theatre Trivia with Option Up!

For director and choreographer Chris Pazdernik and music director Aaron Benham, up staging each other isn't always a theatre faux pas. The two Chicago theatre pro's—whose work includes shows with the Bailiwick and Porchlight Musical Theatre—first started working together when they concepted a cabaret show at Wicker Park's Davenport's club. A combination of extreme talent and a riotous sense of humor, the two are a match made in musical theatre heaven.

Now, with a few more theatre credits in the bag for them both, they are joining forces again for a second season of Option Up! It's their monthly cabaret slash live talk show hybrid for musical theatre lovers. Yes, you read that correctly. With Aaron riffing on the piano while Chris goes through the comings and goings in the Chicago theatre scene, the bubbly pair welcome a diverse crew of theatre professionals to join their campy and sweet set. And like the classic saying goes: what happens on the Option Up! stage, stays on the Option Up! stage. The duo invite their guests to perform and talk shop—and from the energy they brought to our G&F shoot, we give them two thumbs up for this concept. With one season under their belt, they're kicking off season two at Stage 773 on August 10th, performing the second Sunday of each month through November 9th.

In honor of #GFMusical month, we invite Chris and Aaron over to play a little Musical Theatre trivia—may the best Broadway baby win.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE G&F BLOG: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/musical-theatr…with-option-up/

A G&F Extra: Rachel Rockwell talks Brigadoon
A G&F Extra: Rachel Rockwell talks Brigadoon

Want more Musical Theatre fun?
#GFMUSICAL STEAM HEAT!
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/steam-heat-gf-musical/

#GFMUSICAL FILM
http://youtu.be/zAZivvNGbOc

Meet Rachel Rockwell. The Chicago-based director and choreographer recently took on a very tall order: the revival of Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon. And what a milestone it is! It's the first splashy stage version of the Broadway classic in over thirty years. What's more? Handpicked by Liza Lerner, daughter of famed lyricist Jay Lerner, Rachel armed herself with a talented team of theatre professionals to remount one of the most unique stories in musical theatre history.

The show is vibrant and happy. But all that musical theatre lightness is undercut with high stakes in the love department. Dance is an artform in the sleepy village of Brigadoon, a town that comes to life one day every 100 years, and the musical numbers that Rachel envisioned light up the stage with energy and purpose. And men in kilts.

We visit Rachel at the Goodman Theatre after opening night. From the plush velvet seats of the cozy theatre house, Rachel walks us through the making of Brigadoon—from perfecting her scottish accent, the family tartans of the highland clans to the research behind the remount, excuse the musical theatre lyric that's about to come your way: It's almost like being in love this season at the Goodman.

Brigadoon plays through August 17th at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org for more information and tickets.

G&F Extra! Behind the Scenes of #GFMusical
G&F Extra! Behind the Scenes of #GFMusical

#GFMUSICAL STEAM HEAT!
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/steam-heat-gf-musical/

#GFMUSICAL FILM
http://youtu.be/zAZivvNGbOc

Strap on those character shoes and tighten that dance belt! All this month, we're bringing you our Musical Theatre favorites, anchored by #GFMusical "Steam Heat!" A celebration of all things Summer swim—styled in honor of the Great White Way.

With a star-studded team—including NY-based photographer Billy Rood, LA-based choreographer Kathryn Burns and America's Next Top Model favorite Jaslene Gonzalez—G&F presents an explosion of lights, camera and a whole lot of action. We're tipping our hats to the classic American musical and we had a helluva a fun time doing it.

Come take a peek behind the scenes with the G&F team from the model casting to the final glitzy shoot. We guarantee that you'll be humming your favorite Broadway tune in no time at all.

Curtain's Up! #GFMusical Summer Swim Editorial
Curtain's Up! #GFMusical Summer Swim Editorial

FOR THE FULL SHOOT + CREDITS: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/steam-heat-gf-musical/

We have a secret to confess: we're musical theatre geeks. From the glitz and glamour, the sequins and curtain calls, we're taking a cue from Broadway to deliver a Summer Swim editorial that is as hot as the center spot. With one-piece suits that remind us of rehearsal wear of days past, we're rocking our best Fosse poses to share summer's sweetest. And with a supporting cast of three models, lead by Jaslene Gonzalez, that sizzle in the summer's steam heat, this entire issue is dedicated to the Great White Way. This is hats off to Bob Fosse—it's time to take center stage, Broadway Baby, this is our time to shine.

A FILM BY: billy rood
CREATIVE DIRECTION: d. graham kostic
STYLING: helen berkun, ford artists
CHOREOGRAPHY: kathryn burns
MODELS: jaslene, 10 mgmt; grace + selena, factor models
MAKEUP: Fredy, factor artists
HAIR: kerre berry, factor artists
NAILS: ashley gregory, ford artists
BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO: jordan lindley
TYPE TREATMENT: Katie Buckleitner
STYLING ASSISTANTS: nelissa carillo + anna schowe
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: joseph horejs + inna kostukovsky

MUSIC REMIXED BY DJ MATT ROAN "Steam heat," pajama game (doris day) with inspiration clips shown from singin' in the rain, kiss me kate, 42nd street + busby berkeley

A G&F Extra: Rachel Tucker of The Last Ship
A G&F Extra: Rachel Tucker of The Last Ship

READ ON GLOSSEDANDFOUND.COM: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/the-last-ship-rachel-tucker

It's G&F's Summer Culture Issue—and we're going crazy for all things musical theatre. While we love the classics—our latest fashion editorial was a tribute to the jazz legend Bob Fosse!—we've got our eyes on the horizon as well. And pulling in at full steam is The Last Ship. With music by Sting, the brand new musical previewing in Chicago before it's Broadway debut is a story of an English seafaring town on a quest to preserve their daily grind: the shipyard.

We go backstage of the new project to talk with one of the show's stars, Rachel Tucker. Hailing from Belfast, Ireland, this stunning talent made a name for herself early on in her career on a BBC talent show-themed TV series. From there, she graced the West End stages in London and, after the Chicago engagement, she's just moments away from making her Broadway debut in the role of Meg in the critically acclaimed new work.

Rachel invites us into her dressing room at the Bank of America theater to talk about her family band, pre-show routine and calling Chicago home for the last two months.

A G&F Extra: Container Gardening with On The Ledge Landscaping
A G&F Extra: Container Gardening with On The Ledge Landscaping

It's G&F's Green Goddess issue! From al fresco food (http://youtu.be/zOVrFmqfdqU) and herbing 101 (http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/sara-gasbarra/), we've met some fab females doing good in the name of all things outdoors. And here's another one to add to the list: Joanne Green of On the Ledge Landscaping.

With a name like Joanne Green, it must be destiny to end up a gardener. But you need a lot more than a last name to make it in the biz. With a background in landscaping that has spanned the globe—Joanne's had work visas in London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Beijing!—she's now focusing on chic city dwellers and adding a little pop of floral fun to small spaces in the city.

G&F co-host Candis Hickman catches up with Joanne outdoors to get some of the basics down. From picking out punchy flowers like the Patriot Bright Violet Geranium to learning some lingo, Candis and Joanne concoct an overflowing flower box that is delightful and will stay bright and cheery well into the Fall.

MORE INFO: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/06/on-the-ledge-gardening-video/

G&F loves Sara Gasbarra of Verdura
G&F loves Sara Gasbarra of Verdura

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/sara-gasbarra/

As a self proclaimed garden girl, Sara Gasbarra lends a helping hand—or green thumbs rather—to restaurants around the city in building and maintaining vegetable gardens. From the Hilton Chicago to Nellcôte, this jolly green goddess knows a thing or two about having some good thymes. (If you liked what we did there, just wait until you check out the puns in our video below). Sara turned her love of gardening into a full functioning urban garden consulting biz where she can implement sustainable and organic practices in unconventional spaces. And for the layman, we love her advice for experimenting with herbs in your own space. In between getting her hands dirty, she snaps beautiful greenery on her inspiring instagram account.

In the spirit of G&F, things get a little punny as Sara walks us through a super simple DIY of chive blossom vinegar and a handy field guide to having fun with herbs.

G&F loves Momma Cuisine
G&F loves Momma Cuisine

Welcome to the G&F Green Goddess issue. We've got plenty of green goodies for you—and one that we absolutely can't get enough of: Momma Cuisine. The hustlin' blogger hosts Great Everyday Meals cooking show on her site, offering easy and delicious recipes for the girl on the go. We catch up with Momma on the rooftop of Zed451 for some al fresco fun—cooking and mixing up a G&F Double Feature: A Farmer's Market Salad with Grilled Peach Vinaigrette and a Grilled Peach Sangria. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview to snag the recipe and try it out for yourself.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Marshmallow Eating Contest with Bang Candy Company
#GFTravel Nashville: Marshmallow Eating Contest with Bang Candy Company

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

After her friends dubbed her marshmallows, "swallowing god in velvet pants" Sarah knew she was on to something real sweet. The Bang Candy Company operates out of a cafe in Marathon Village, Nashville, where you can see confections being made to perfection or hang out to nibble on a salad. But with so many sweet choices, a salad might not be the best choice. Sarah's creations range from artisan syrups to liven your libations to boozy bourbon caramels. We catch up with the Queen of Marshmallows—we proudly dub her this title—to learn the art of 'mallow eating.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Southern Brunch with Two Old Hippies
#GFTravel Nashville: Southern Brunch with Two Old Hippies

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Nashville brings together an eclectic mix of Americana aesthetic, but Two Old Hippies brings style through their liberating philosophy of life to their store. Founded by two veterans of the original hippie culture, Molly and Tom Bedell feature travel discoveries, interesting textiles, diverse wares and artwork in the shop. A non-native, Molly invites us over to her home to take a peek into the fineries of Southern fare. We talk style and savories—two of our favorite things!—with the consummate hostess.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Naughty Needlepoint with Old Made Good
#GFTravel Nashville: Naughty Needlepoint with Old Made Good

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http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Don't threaten us with a silly time because we're all about F-U-N at G&F. We giggle with Kate Mills and Ashley Sheehan of Old Made Good—perfectly abbreviated to O.M.G—who craft and source amusing vintage finds at their East Nashville outpost. Their cross stitch pieces are a perfect combination of antique goodness with sarcastic attitude—lovingly called Naughty Needlepoints. We catch up at their glittering emporium of tantalizing treasures and cool finds and sit down with the duo to try our hand at our very own Naughty Needlepoint. And although they aren't going to bring us on as copywriters for this project, we get to know the Nashville-based duo.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Three Easy American Born Moonshine Cocktails
#GFTravel Nashville: Three Easy American Born Moonshine Cocktails

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Moonshine conjures up some serious imagery (read: hillbillies with ceramic jugs marked XXX, right?!) But for the crew behind American Born Moonshine, the goal is to create Moonshine that is totally sippable and still holds true to its Southern roots. We asked Paradise Park bartender Sam Douthit to mix up three quick American Born Moonshine recipes. The result? Easy drinking.

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