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Fade To Black

Whenever I visit Beverly Hills, I’m always struck by the quiet calm of the city’s neighborhood streets. It’s like no one is ever home. There is however the occasional break in the peace and tranquility when one of the myriad tour buses drives by, slowing down in front of the homes or former homes of Hollywood’s elite. That one of those buses slowed down to check out my photo shoot made for an interesting experience (read pretty funny).  The patrons on said bus seemed to think they had stumbled upon a celebrity when they spotted me. Some took photos....

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The Work: George Hurrell

An exhibit featuring the work of renowned celebrity photographer George Hurrell is currently on display at Paul Stuart’s two Chicago locations. The acclaimed Hollywood lensman is best known for his glamorous fine art portraiture during the 1930s and 40s. Hurrell ranks high on my list of favorite photographers of all time, not simply because of his Chicago roots—he grew up here and attended the Chicago Art Institute—but because of his meticulous eye for detail and his exquisite use of light. His dreamy, porcelain-like images have a fantastical quality to them that I find truly captivating. Clark Gable by George...

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Q & A

Tom… MY RED CARPET LOOK: Tom Ford DREAM DATE: Madonna BEST CELEBRITY STYLE: Charlize Theron  and Eva Longoria always look amazing, and I wouldn’t mind walking  around being Christie Brinkley for five minutes either. ACTOR WHO WOULD PLAY ME IN THE STORY OF MY LIFE: Someone seriously dysfunctional, but I don’t know who that would be ;) *** Tom Ford...

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Marie… MY RED CARPET LOOK: I would definitely wear Dior, a classic black gown, Jimmy Choo shoes and Harry Winston jewels.  I’d do an up-do with maybe a little jewelry in my hair. DREAM DATE: Paul Newman MY PIC FOR BEST MOTION PICTURE:  12 Years a Slave *** Dior / Jimmy Choo / Harry...

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Vicki says: MY RED CARPET LOOK: I say a  floor length lemon-yellow gown with a side chignon, with pieces falling out, messy, slightly curled, dangle earrings, and a choker necklace. MY DREAM DATE:  Gerard Butler or Mark Wahlberg BEST CELEBRITY RED CARPET STYLE: George Clooney—hotness and love Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts ACTOR WHO WOULD PLAY ME IN THE STORY OF MY LIFE:  Emma Stone *** Jimmy Choo...

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