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G&F Thanksgiving Treat: It's Pie Time!
G&F Thanksgiving Treat: It's Pie Time!

Ready. Set. It's Pie Time! The founder of the sweet new foodie blog + self-proclaimed pie making machine, Sana Khan visits G&F for our annual Thanksgiving special. Don't tell mom, but we're forgoing the turkey this year and heading straight for dessert. And Sana knows a thing or two about good tasting—and good looking!—sweet delights after dinner. Born out of love for baking thanks to her mother and her Indian family heritage, Chai & Pie Co. marries the two treats, bringing family and friends closer together over the shared love of, well, Chai & Pie. The website offers insights into Sana's foodie travels. And bonus! A full menu of treats are available for order—can you say "Cross dessert off your Holiday wishlist?"

So what's on tap for turkey day this year? We help Sana bake up a Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie. We'll sum it up for you in one word: delicious. Watch the G&F Interview below to see the recipe in action (and learn more about sweet Sana).

And to make it even easier this holiday season—we know you're going to have a lot on your plate!—snag Sana's recipe here: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/pie-time/

G&F loves #SmallBizSat: MERZ APOTHECARY
G&F loves #SmallBizSat: MERZ APOTHECARY

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/small-business-saturday/

When it comes to small businesses, you can’t get much more family-focused than MERZ APOTHECARY. In all it’s vintage wood-trimmed charm, the Lincoln Square outpost is a veritable emporium for anything beauty and grooming. Need a cool toothbrush? Merz has it. Looking for perfectly packaged breath mints? Merz has it. Candles? Merz. Beard lube? Merz. Pretty perfumes? Yup. Merz. And with over 13,000 products—yes, 13,000!—it’s not a surprise that Merz has it.

We visit owner Anthony Qaiyum who walks us through the small but mighty space and we definitely have more to talk about than we have room to put in our video edit. From the sweetest rose water to aftershaves galore, we’re racking up quite a tab. And with an “est 1875” stamped in gold on the front windows, we’re definitely picking up what they’re putting down. These guys know what they’re doing.

And the fun’s not done. Slated to open by Black Friday, Merz’ new store Q Brothers, which is right next door, is touted to be a grooming mecca for all the dapper dan’s in your life. Double the fun on Small Business Saturday? Sign us up.

Merz Apothecary, 4716 N. Lincoln Avenue
MerzApothecary.com

G&F Loves #SmallBizSat: GOLDPLAITED
G&F Loves #SmallBizSat: GOLDPLAITED

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The sisters behind GOLDPLAITED—who we spotlighted when the Lincoln Park finishing salon opened fall of 2013—are at it again. Their next iteration in providing the ultimate destination to get all gussied up is a series of classes to up your beauty game.

From skincare basics to finding the perfect eye look for your Holiday party circuit, Goldplaited’s classes are aimed at providing excellent tips and tricks in a nurturing (and super instagram-able!) space. We visit the gilded salon and take a seat to learn moisturizing basics, brows and more with one of their Goldplaited pros, make up artist Emily Wolf.

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Goldplaited’s services go beyond that. Touted for developing the phrase “Finishing Salon”, the small space packs a punch by marrying the blow out bar with a makeup lounge. It’s a win/win for any beauty lover.

Goldplaited, 2803 N. Sheffield Avenue
Goldplaited.com

G&F loves #SmallBizSat: LEAH CHAVIE
G&F loves #SmallBizSat: LEAH CHAVIE

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When LEAH CHAVIE talks skincare, we listen. The industry pro, whose namesake line has been polishing, primping and prepping Chicago’s most beautiful skin for the past 25 years, has a brand new treatment that is the talk of the town. We visit her cozy Lincoln Park storefront and get comfy for her stem cell facial. Extracted humanely from Parisian cows—yes, that makes us giggle, too—the stem cells are applied to the face to heal and rejuvenate.

“I’m not into fluff stuff,” Leah says of her treatments. But we beg to differ—she gets the fluff in there, too! Leah incorporated the quick twenty minutes stem cell treatment with her Leah Chavie Signature facial. The result? Heaven.

If Parisian cow stem cells aren’t your thing, Leah just launched a brand new line of Mineral Makeup which might just make a perfect holiday gift. For yourself!

Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique, 2457 N. Halsted Street
LeahChavie.com

G&F loves #SmallBizSat: SORELLE
G&F loves #SmallBizSat: SORELLE

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There is nothing quite like a neighborhood spot to get a quick service done. Especially one with a long menu and a no fuss staff. That’s Wicker Park’s SORELLE for you. We got tipped off to the full-service spa and salon from a very reliable source and all around beauty know-it-all and were immediately hooked. And bonus! A fun, quirky boutique greets you upon arrival with some fab finds. Sorelle, which means sisters in Italian, is owned by a set of stylish siblings who want each of their clients to join the family. You can't get much more sweet and local than that sentiment.

And when we say no fuss, that’s exactly what you’re going to get at Sorelle. Be it nails, a cut and color or waxing, the services let you breeze in and out with ease. We venture downstairs to a serene service room where the bubbly Candace Pivet gives us the 4-1-1 on maintaining our best set of brows.

Sorelle, 1905 W. Division Street
SorelleChicago.com

G&F loves #SmallBizSat: LE REMEDE
G&F loves #SmallBizSat: LE REMEDE

SEE THE FULL FEATURE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/small-business-saturday/

LE REMEDE’s approach to skincare is definitely a high-touch experience. From the moment you walk in the door of the West Town space, you’re transported to a tranquil place that has a modern edge. It’s like getting a service done in a perfectly art directed home (partly thanks to a lacquered white Cuckoo clock that greets you at the door). Erin Stinson who opened the shop in 2013 is a walking advertisement for her treatments, too. Flawless skin and sparkling eyes, we just had to ask her what her secret was.

“A brow tint and wax every two to three weeks is a must!” Erin says about the services she indulges in at the salon.

We opt for something a little more hands-on for our #SmallBizSat story. We belly up to the facial bar, another aspect that we love about Le Remede. No need to go into a dark room—Erin has three comfy chairs lined up on a wide counter with beautiful natural light. It’s a more relaxed and social atmosphere. Dare we say the perfect girl’s night out locale?

We get an eight-step Signature facial (a total steal at $55!) which includes two masks, a crazy good extraction tool from Paris and plenty of products that make your skin look brand spankin’ new.

Le Remede, 1900 W. Chicago Avenue
LeRemedeChicago.com

G&F Behind the Scenes: Men's Fall Fashion
G&F Behind the Scenes: Men's Fall Fashion

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/boy-mens-fall-fashion/

From the eclectic cool of A Clockwork Orange to the off-beat fashions of East Londoners, we're celebrating the masculine form in our current issue. Taking over three of Flats Chicago's Uptown spaces, our Men's Fashion issue is a tribute to the trailblazers in trending. From this season's newest staple—Hello, Turtlenecks!—to the perfect wool coat, we've got dressing down to a simple science. Just add the 'tude.

G&F Men's How To: AM Juice
G&F Men's How To: AM Juice

READ THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/mens-how-to/

Does your green juice face look a lot like your Malort face? Never fear, we recruited Jared Van Camp of Owen + Alchemy—the hottest juice bar in all the land—to teach us a fool-proof juice recipe that packs the most the punch. Start your mornings green (and deliciously smiling!) with this recipe that’s sure to give the energy you need to conquer your day.

G&F Men's How To: The Boulevardier
G&F Men's How To: The Boulevardier

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We’re getting schooled in spirits with Henry’s Swing Club Beverage Director, Michael Rubel. We asked Michael to mix up the Boulevardier—the Negroni's long-lost autumnal cousin—a whiskey cocktail to keep in your arsenal so you can whip up something rich and intriguing every time.

G&F Men's How To: The Perfect Shave
G&F Men's How To: The Perfect Shave

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The perfect shave doesn’t only mean a hairless face, but instead includes the right finesse and products to leave skin as soft as a baby’s bottom. We’re dishing with Cowshed Spa Barber, Frank O’Connor, who teaches us the art of shaving—from graceful brush strokes to the harmonious graze of the blade. As a 3rd generation barber, Frank has an old school, no nonsense approach to shaving and facial maintenance. Along with his step-by-step shave guide, Frank is also serving up two of his essential products from the Cowshed Spa at Soho House Chicago.

G&F Men's How To: That Dang Bow Tie
G&F Men's How To: That Dang Bow Tie

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No longer a fixture just for tuxedos, bow ties have a look of old world grandeur and modern sophistication. And who better to teach us the gentleman sport of tying a bow tie than Augustine B. Emuwa, Owner and Lead Craftsman of Knits&Knotts. Augustine credits his father and grandfather as style inspiration for Knits&Knotts to create modern classics. Ditch the clip on to get all tied up and spiffy in 10 steps with this bow tie how-to.

G&F Men's How To: Packing 101 guide
G&F Men's How To: Packing 101 guide

READ THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/mens-how-to/

From business to personal, travel plans can induce excitement and anxiety depending on preparedness. We ran to Haberdash Men to stock our bag with the greatest and most travel-friendly products. We’re giving you the simplest how-to’s on the essentials of packing. What to fold and what to roll. How to save space and what to pack. We’re starting from the top—the ultimate weekend duffle—with the classic Filson Small Duffle. Follow along below and with the video to learn how to pack like a pro in under two minutes.

G&F Men's How To: The AM Workout
G&F Men's How To: The AM Workout

READ THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/11/mens-how-to/

A gentleman always has five minutes for a quick workout and morning sweat. We’re getting you trained with fitness guru, Mark Beiber, on this everyday program you can do anywhere. As founder of Mark Bars and co-director of training of Shred415, Mark knows a thing or two about creating time-friendly workouts that challenge the core, create flexibility and stimulate a good amount of calorie burn. Watch Mark go through each of the five workouts below and read on to learn his dos and don’ts of technique.

A G&F EXTRA: Talking Uptown with Flats' Jay Michael
A G&F EXTRA: Talking Uptown with Flats' Jay Michael

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For our G&F Men’s Issue, we’re dishing with our favorite neighborhood know-it-all and real estate extraordinaire, Jay Michael. And, in case you haven’t dived into this issue, we even stole some time at a few of his properties for our current Men’s fashion story.

Jay is founder of FLATS Chicago, a property management company like no other. No. Seriously. Like none other that you’ve ever seen. Behind this housing brand that is slowly banishing the connotations of the word “landlord” and breathing new life on the Northside, Jay’s delicate eye to detail in every, well, detail is totally smart. His eye for damn good design has led to redeveloping over 1,000,000 square feet of space over the past 10 years. FLATS Chicago and Jay Michael want you to live well in a space with individuality and soul—how can we argue with that? Follow along as we chat with Jay in his ridiculously good looking apartment and frolic through Uptown at his all-time favorite hot spots.

G&F loves Beyond the Aria
G&F loves Beyond the Aria

Call us Culture Vultures, but before the Holiday haze sets in, we're getting one last dose of the Fall arts. Up first? A stunningly simple collaboration between the Lyric Opera and the Harris Theater—surprisingly, their first yet! The two powerhouses join forces to present a cabaret-style show in the Pritzker Pavilion space in Millennium Park. Beyond the Aria features emerging talent in the opera industry showing off their chops on Jazz and Broadway classics, whose next show debuts Monday, November 10th. We meet artistic director Craig Terry and vocalist Laura Wilde who give us a little warm-up before the big show.

A G&F HALLOWEEN EXTRA: Fall Recipe with Kiki Luthringshausen
A G&F HALLOWEEN EXTRA: Fall Recipe with Kiki Luthringshausen

FOR THE FULL RECIPE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/10/spice-up-your-halloween-recipe/

We’re cooking the ultimate fall dish perfect for entertaining guests with Kiki Luthringshausen, foodie expert and blogger of Beauty and Her Feast. Kiki leads us through a how-to to whip up a fideo with mushrooms and chorizo: a spin on a classic paella. And since it’s the season of playing dress-up—as if we needed an excuse!—we’re getting all picante in the kitchen with this spanish dish and costumes to match. Watch on to see the step-by-step: costumes not required.

G&F HALLOWEEN: Sugar Skulls with Shannon O'Brien
G&F HALLOWEEN: Sugar Skulls with Shannon O'Brien

Last minute costume needed? Not to fret. We’re teaching you how to give some serious sugar skull face with our favorite makeup expert and fellow Halloween-enthusiast, Shannon O’Brien. Inspired by the Mexican sugar skulls of the Day of the Dead celebrations, Shannon takes a step-by-step to create this colorful look and how to add your personal touch to the design. And this chic shapeshifter knows a thing or two about creating the ultimate Halloween costume with the help of some strategically placed makeup: last year her deer tutorial on her blog Cheap Frills and Thrills went oh-so viral and this year’s tutorials are bound to follow suit! We hung out at Moe’s Cantina for an unbeatable combo of makeup and margs, all in the name of Halloween. Ditch your broomsticks and fangs this Halloween for a new twist on an old classic.

A G&F HALLOWEEN EXTRA: Vaportini at mEAT restaurant
A G&F HALLOWEEN EXTRA: Vaportini at mEAT restaurant

We’re getting spooky with spirits at mEAT restaurant in their Streeterville location with co-founder John Dalton. mEAT offers gourmet skewers, fondue, paleo and gluten free menu options, and molecular cocktails that a cook, health nut, or chemist could all appreciate on the same palate. John slips the fondue for this segment and brews us up a Vaportini—a drink that’s inhaled rather than swallowed. With the help of some heat—and maybe black magic!—we heat up some alcohol and watch the crystal ball fill up with vapor. Breath into the Halloween spirit and Stop by mEAT to get a whiff of this ghoulish cocktail. Bonus points if you dress up like your favorite villain.

A G&F EXTRA: Ayurveda Beauty with Hamsa Center
A G&F EXTRA: Ayurveda Beauty with Hamsa Center

For our Feel Good Beauty Issue, we’re getting grounded with the ancient practices of Ayurveda. A system of traditional Hindu medicine, Ayurveda translates to “life knowledge” which is gained through our relationship with the environment. What better person to chat these principles than with Ayurveda pro Monica Yearwood, owner of Hamsa Center. We sit at her Lakeview studio to talk incorporating these ancient philosophies into a modern lifestyle to create a harmonious mind/body balance.

Detox at home with ama pachana, a detoxifying water made with basil leaves, fenugreek, clove, cinnamon and other spices that is aimed to enhance digestive strength, cleanse lymphatic system and stimulate metabolism.

Monica takes us through several practices the Hamsa healing oasis has to offer, including detoxification practices, massages and meditation. View our self-centering video to find rejuvenation and radiance through Ayurveda.

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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