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Finally! G&F Spring Fashion is here.

Finally! G&F Spring Fashion is here.

Forget Spring Break! At the head of the class this season? Florals! Pastels! Color! It's a brand new style set of feminine fun—from graphic sweatshirts and mint jumpers to bold, bright accessories and ladies-who-lunch charm detail. As If! We're giving out extra credit to our new crew of popular girls who are rocking the season's trends and have time for after school activities. Welcome to Style Academy—and you can totally sit with us.

  • Spring is finally springing and we got a head start with a gal who knows a thing or two about staying cute—and with brand spankin' new stuff on her site! Emma Arnold, the genius behind Street Style blog TresAwesome.com is expanding her horizons this year, sharing fun new features and crafty how-to's on her well-known and beautifully shot site. We were so enamored by her first DIY that we wanted to get in on the action, too! With festival season happening NOW, Emma walks us through an updated spring classic: the floral crown. Emma's addition? A denim twist.

    Spring's hottest accessory? Tres Awesome's Emma Arnold walks us thru her Denim Floral Crown

  • Call us old fashioned, but when it comes to the L-word, we're head over in heels in it. Add a ring on that finger, and Swoon! We've got serious heart problems. Meet Glossed & Gowned—your guide to unlocking some inspired fashion and beauty to-do's that will elevate your aisle style just as fast as you can say I Do! Feminine details reign supreme for our favorite wedding day looks. From BHLDN to Valentino, G&F is channelling our inner Parisienne princess in our

    Glossed & Gowned Bridal Fashion, anyone? Say HELLO LOVE to our favorite wedding dresses

  • They say it's all in the details, and no one knows that better than local wedding dress designer Veronica Scheaffer. The bespoke line speaks to dressmaking of days gone by: excellent craftsmanship, thoughtful and surprising details and unsurpassed quality—all good things when it comes to your wedding gown. We catch up with the boho beauty in her Chicago studio to talk aisle style, her love of the veil and much more bridal goodies.

    Let's Talk Aisle Style! We catch up with bridal designer Veronica Sheaffer

  • In this week's issue, we asked 34 talented artists 'What is art?' Their responses? Just as varied as their work. These talented voices often go unheard. But if there is one thing we’re committed to at G&F, it’s spotlighting talented individuals who are reshaping the status quo. We’re excited to announce a year long partnership with the non-profit organization, Project Onward. Operating as both a studio and gallery, Project Onward’s mission is to cultivate career development and professional opportunities for artists with mental and developmental disabilities. The stories are triumphant. The art is brilliant. Watch this exclusive peek inside our new friends, Project Onward.

    Meet our new friends: Project Onward. Be warned: you will be touched.

  • While we never trust ourselves to get that mouthful of a last name correct, we are confident about one thing when it comes to George Kotsiopoulos: he speaks fashion, we listen. We snag a few minutes at the Swarovski boutique to talk staying chic with the Chicago-born celeb stylist and TV personality. And who would have thunk that G&F co-host Candis Hickman and him share the same hair woes?! Want more tips? George's new book (appropriately titled

    Hello, Style! We snag a few minutes with fashion expert George Kotsiopoulos.

  • With the weather being like it is, we're suffering from a serious case of loopiness. But this is just the daily grind for Kristin Oldach of Kraeo Handmade Knits. Her wish-she-would-have-thought-about-it-for-a-bit-longer namesake line might just be our only luxury during this dreadfully long winter. And like anything—when you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So we stop over her home studio for a quick  crocheting lesson. The result? She's much better than us. But crochet away, Kristin! We want as many of her chunky, funky knits that she can churn out. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview—because after all, the issue is titled “It’s Still Winter” but we hope that it’s only for a little while longer. Can we get an Amen?

    We warm up and get loopy with Kraeo Handmade Knits

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  • Here she is boys! Here she is world! The fiery burlesque queen Michelle L’Amour knows how to work an audience with a boa and pair of gloves. The showstopper is among the best in the biz and has teased from Sao Paolo to Zurich. It’s Valentine’s Day, so a little flirting and subverting feels oh so right. “The Most Naked Woman” dishes on burlesque inspirations and teaching women how to embrace femininity. Did we mention her delightful derriere is behind the viral video “Butthoven”? You can also learn to bump and grind at Michelle’s Studio L’Amour in the West loop.

    We bump and grind with Burlesque Star Michelle L'Amour

  • Just a quick hour and a half outside of Chicago and a hop over the Illinois/Wisconsin border lies a playground of some serious proportions. 1,300 acres serious. Meet the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, the glistening jewel of hotel properties in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. And this resort doesn’t sleep! While the summer season boasts a busy pool, a golf course and miles of sunshine, the winter is just as cool when it comes to weekend activities.We drive to the Grand Geneva with big hopes and spending cash burning a hole in our pocket. The result? A grand old time. The extremely family friendly resort might not be at the top of the list for a getaway for the cosmopolitan set but we soon learn that the Grand Geneva has a few tricks up its sleeve.

  • Ultra feminine. Super girly. Whatever you call it—we love it. We're embracing our inner candy-coated Marilyn Monroe to show off some of our favorite frilly things this season. In this steamy and dreamy world, romantic hues in soft blushes and baby blues mix well with playful animal prints. And forget diamonds, this G&F girl goes goo-goo over the feminine charms of Agent Provocateur to TopShop. See the shoot + watch the G&F Valentine's Day PJ + Lingerie film.

    LOVE FOOL! We're gettin' girly in our Valentine's Day PJ + Lingerie shoot

  • We're sharing quick and easy Valentine's that are as cute as they are quick. Download our templates (link below!) and relax—you got this love thing in the bag! Because after all, why spend all the time and money on something that's just going to get shoved to the side when your love comes in for that big smooch.

    G&F Valentine's Day DIY #1: Pooch Pouch + VDay Cards

  • Go ahead! Make a Valentine's Day Wish! Why should blowing out candles be reserved for just birthdays? Celebrate VDay woof love with these spray painted doggy candle holders—just add cake!

    G&F Valentine's Day DIY #2: Painted Doggy Cake Topper

  • We're putting a little extra silly into a tasty—and easy!—Oreo Milkshake. For a fun, festive dessert, dress up this classic soda shop order with a shot (or two!) of bourbon. Milk—it does a lover good!

    G&F Valentine's Day DIY #3: Spiked Oreo Milkshake

  • We couldn't help but get a head start on Valentine's Day. And there is no better person to get us in the mood—and groove!—than Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes. The sweet treat blogger, who was inspired by her grandmother to start her baking blog, cooks up classic desserts with a modern twist. Oh, and did we mention she's a whole lot of fun? Watch the G&F Interview filmed at the World of Whirlpool brand experience center to learn the recipe for the Strawberry Heart Upside Down Cake—just in time to try it yourself for a very special VDay treat.

    Sweets for my Sweet! We're baking up fun with Grandbaby Cakes

  • Meet Barre Bee Fit. It's guaranteed to kick your butt. The group fitness fusion program geared toward women mixes ballet barre technique with some serious floor work and choreography. Don't sweat the small stuff though—the results are incredible. And with four Chicago locations, there are very few excuses not to try it out. Why G&F loves BBF? Because it's tailored to what you can do, not what you're supposed to do. Yes, the workout is in intense. Yes, it's going to make your legs feel like jelly. But living by The Barre Code, the BBF mantra, is the best takeaway. That and those rock solid abs you're bound to end up with.   Workout pros and BBF Founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin lead G&F co-host Candis Hickman through a few of the Barre Bee Fit standards. Watch the G&F Interview and get inspired.

    Barre Bee Fit kicks our butt—and we're going back for more!

  • It's Health + Beauty month on G&F—but for these seven go-gettin' entrepreneurs, every month is Health + Beauty month. We tapped some of our favorite up-and-comers who are pounding the pavement to deliver the good word on good living. From two new juicing concepts to a subscription-based fragrance site and even an organic skincare line based on Chinese medicine, G&F's The Art of Good Living guide follows seven companies whose goal is to make your life more conscious and more beautiful. Happy Living, y'all!

    Seven feel-good entrepreneurs sound off in our The Art of Good Living feature

  • Last week we brought your our Spring Beauty Preview—coming out of the gate strong in 2014 sharing our most coveted beauty looks of a much-anticipated Spring. This week? We’re kicking off a year of the New You with some of the top make up moments and must-haves to make your year start off beautifully. Pun intended! From high profile collaborations to beauty insiders, we’re giving you a tour de force of Beauty—2014 style. READ ON, BEAUTY LOVERS!

    Making good face has never been this easy. Meet ourBeauty Kick-Off 2014

  • Talk about a dynamic duo! Sisters Cecil Booth and Dr. Rebecca Booth, through years of development, have released a revolutionary product line that has taken the G&F staff by storm. Meet VENeffect, the sister’s brand of anti-aging skincare solutions to reverse the signs of hormonal aging. And this isn’t anti-aging just for those chasing the fountain of youth, the properties of VENeffect are universal—producing an undeniable glow and restoring skin to its peak (read: your early twenties). It’s all in maxing The Venus Effect, Rebecca and Cecil’s tagline referring to all the feminine wiles provided by estrogen. When estrogen begins to fluctuate later in life, VENeffect steps in to replicate the properties with its natural plant-based complex—and we thank them for it! We sit down with the sisters to talk phytoestrogens (we knew you had to read that word twice), bad hair days and more in this week’s G&F Spotlight.

    The founders of anti-aging miracle line VENeffect talk shop (& bad hair days) with G&F

  • All hail the green goddess! Indie Lee’s rise to eco-chic beauty queendom is one for the books. After a life-threatening diagnosis which cornered environmental toxins as the cause, the NY-based entrepreneur set her sites on creating some good out of the heartbreaking news. And good she did create! Meet the Indie Lee eco-chic beauty line. The spirited brand touts all-natural ingredients to enhance your grooming regimen—or as she calls it “Green Glamour.” We invite the bubbly beauty over to share some easy DIY recipes to get you started in the new year with a brand new lease on your beauty life. Throw open your cabinets or make a quick run to the store—these are two very simple DIY’s that will soon be new standards for your weekly routine. We guarantee it.  Watch the G&F Video below to learn the Coconut Sugar Scrub and Soothing Egg Mask.

    We invite Indie Lee into the kitchen to make (super simple!) beauty DIY's.

  • Wow, Mom, Wow! It's been quite the year. From grocery cart racing to fortune cookie making, beach dancing and models prancing, and everything in between, we've had a whole heck of a lot of fun in 2013. Oh, and we learned a lot, too. Check out a quick snapshot of our year-in-review. Our takeaway? If you're not having fun, you might as well just give up. So like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to us on YouTube. Write us mail. Call us on our landline. We want to see a lot more of you in 2014.

    It's G&F's Best of 2013. A year-in-review with a whole lotta fun.

  • RIBBON DANCER! Start with a freshly baked cake (we don’t care if it’s store bought or made from scratch) and add a little extra personality. The result? A holiday pleaser that looks and tastes good.

    G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY #1: Ribbon Candy Cake

  • DITCH THE EGGNOG—MIX UP SOMETHING EVERYONE WILL LIKE! For the perfect dessert drink, mix up a batch of these minty cocktails (and be sure to watch our Peppermint Extras video to see how to make the candy swizzle stick)?

    G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY #2: Peppermintini

  • HO HO HOLD UP! Store bought sweets dressed up for a fancy schmancy cocktail party? Sign us up! We give the classic Ho Ho a Yule tide makeover that is sure to impress your guests.

    G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY #3: Ho Ho Yule Logs

  • MINT OVERLOAD! We've got some cutesy ways to show off your holiday spirit. Try the handmade Peppermint Swizzle Sticks and Peppermint Candy Bowls.

    G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY #4: The Peppermint Extras

  • Liked our Holiday Fashion Issue? Take a peek behind the lens and join us on set. We've got some fun up our sleeve (i.e. a real live Jolly St. Nick!).

    Get more Vixens! Take a peek of the G&F Holiday Issue Behind the Scenes

  • We're making a list and checking it twice! Because we don't want to be without a fab frock this holiday season. Bright and cheery, we take a visit to the North Pole to glam up Santa's little helpers. From cozy PJ's that are a Christmas morning must to the perfect blush-tone party dresses for a fun night on the town, we doll up the G&F Vixens with holiday looks that will cover all your events for the season. And topping our wish list this year? Ditch the LBD and go super-sized festive. Watch this exclusive G&F Fashion film.

    We heart the Holidays. Meet The Vixens:Santa's stylish new helpers.

  • The mad dash to find the perfect gift has begun. Don't fret if you're behind—that's why we're here! We've combed some of our favorite spots in the city to bring you fool-proof presents that will make the recipient giddy for more. But buyer beware! These giftables are potently powerful in their cuteness and we can't help you if you want to keep most of them for yourself (and we'll turn a blind eye if you do!). For every special person in your life, take a look at G&F's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

    Stumped on Gifts? G&F's Holiday Gift Guide 2013 will cure your gift block.

  • Rev up your December spirit—G&F Holiday is here! To help us  kick off the most wonderful time of the year, we teamed up with Cadillac to throw a fashionable fete at the Cadillac Luxury Lounge in the Shops at North Bridge.

    Rev up your Holiday spirit! We team up with Cadillacfor a Holiday kick-off event.

  • And... she's back! Our little pint-sized co-host helps out with one additional Thanksgiving-themed treat. This time, we're talking teepees. Colorful, tasty ones. And G&F creative director's niece Francesca jumps right in to dress hers up right! Chef Alekka Sweeney of Give Me Some Sugar takes ice cream cones and helps us transform them into charming little snow dusted teepees. Love this look? Don't miss our Quirky Turkey how-to, too.

    Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving DIY #2:Totally Teepees!

  • With Thanksgiving around the corner, you'll need all hands on deck. Even the tiny little ones. G&F creative director D. Graham Kostic recruited his niece Francesca for a sweet one-on-one with Chef Alekka Sweeney of Give Me Some Sugar. The result? Fun, quirky Thanksgiving day turkey treats that the whole family will enjoy. Up first? We make funny little chocolate turkeys. Although delicious, these little works of art can be used as name holders for place settings and decor.

    Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving DIY #1:Quirky Turkeys!

  • Bright eyed interior designer Melody Soleimani knows her way around a room. The LA-based designer cut her teeth with some industry biggies (ahem, Ammie Kim and Kelly Wearstler) and ventured out solo style on a variety of high profile projects soon after. The result? She's honed her sleek style into a fantastic mix that is at once rich and layered and also sweetly playful and punchy—quite like herself, we'd say! Not wanting to keep all the trade secrets to herself, Melody has recently launched an e-commerce leg to her brand, providing shoppers (and design fawners) an opportunity to snag high end pieces at great, designer-only prices. From wall scones to bar carts and everything in between, Melody's virtual shop is a must-click destination for any design lover. G&F's creative director invites the interior designer over to his place to talk design.

    Interior Designer Melody Soleimani talks her rules of design—she's very opinionated! And we like it.

  • Talking with Mary Beth Herr and Dorothy Coyle together is like chatting with sisters. The dynamic pair—whom affectionately go by their nicknames M.B. and Dot, respectively—are behind the 12,000 square foot furniture consignment super showroom Coyle & Herr. Yes, you read that correctly: 12,000 square feet. Housed in the Bridgeport Art Center, the boutique is a rotating door for all sorts of home design pieces—in different shapes, sizes and, wait for it!, price points. From high to low (and we're talking ridiculously low), the pair talk their favorite pieces and more with G&F. PHOTO: Scott Thompson

    12,000 square feet of design? Yes, please! We talk with Coyle & Herr

  • For street style icon Tziporah Salamon, fashion is an art. And in her presence, we feel sorely underdressed. But we don't let that stop us from talking shop and style with the woman who has built a career off of, to be it plainly, getting it right. We play 'Where were you when' with some of our favorite past looks of Tziporah. For having so many clothes, she has the most excellent memory ever. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview today. PHOTO: Dan Rous.

    Street Style icon Tziporah Salamon talks fashion with G&F—we listen.

  • It's our Fourth Annual G&F Halloween Special and this year, we got all dolled up to belly up to the bar with lifestyle expert Rochelle Trotter. The TV personality and wife of chef Charlie Trotter mix up some intoxicatingly spooky cocktails just in time for Halloween. And what's even better? These drinks may look complicated, but the recipes are more treat than trick. With a few unexpected surprises and some exotic-looking ingredients, Rochelle is taking your Halloween cocktail party to the next level this year. And we happily sip along with her. Watch this exclusive—and silly!—G&F Interview today.

    It's the G&F Halloween Special. Lifestyle expert Rochelle Trotter mixes up fun!

  • When it comes to men's fashion, shopping for the latest trends isn't always the best way to build a stellar wardrobe. Enter Stock Manufacturing Company. The fledgling men's fashion label sits pretty in Chicago producing high-quality, well-constructed and American-made garments that are perfect additions to the modern man's wardrobe. From simple button-ups to fall flannels and plaids, we step behind the scene with product development and production lead Tim Tierney to talk men's fashion and building the stock manufacturing wardrobe—oh and we hardly think that you dress like a slob, Tim. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

    We visit Stock Manufacturing Company to talk men's fashion & more.

  • Meet Rob Mann, president of Henry & Belle. The sixty-year old Chicago-based denim company welcomes G&F to the set of their Spring 2014 look book shoot to talk returning to the basics—Indigo. Rob talks poetically about creating the perfect pair of denim and reinvigorating life into old styles. The result? New trends for your second skin. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview. Now what to wear with that denim? Check out our Perfect Pair accessories shoot in this week's Spotlight.

    Henry & Belle denim invites on set of their Spring '14 Look Book shoot.

  • Last week, we shared our Fall Beauty Favorites but before you go getting all fancy with your make up looks, we want to share the most flawless, most classic, most basic beauty look. And guess what? This is everyone’s best face forward. This is your second skin.

    Find your Second Skin. We feature our favorite fresh face look.

  • In this week’s issue, we’re celebrating natural beauty. And no one does natural beauty better than the Queen of Raw, Karyn Calabrese. Her Chicago-based empire is a holistic way to live life and her newly revamped Inner Beauty Center and O2 Day Spa follows suit. Celebrating no botox, no surgery and no sick days, we catch up with Karyn who talks through her secrets of long, healthy, beautiful life. Watch the exclusive G&F video.

    The Queen of Raw, Karyn Calabrese, shares her secrets of a beautiful life

  • Although we (reluctantly) say goodbye to summer, we welcome Fall with open arms—and a new love for our makeup drawer! Taking cues from icons of the past, we share our favorite fall beauty trends from these lovely ladies—all with a modern twist. From the contoured cheeks and cat eye of Brigitte Bardot to the batting of the blue mascara eyes of Marisa Berenson, we're showing you just exactly how to achieve these silver screen looks for a fabulous fall. Check out the shoot in this week’s Spotlight and watch the behind the scenes video, too.

    Fall Beauty Muses Behind the Scenes Video

  • In our Fall Beauty Muses series, we're channeling our favorite  Learn the Brigitte Bardot contoured cheek in this G&F How-To Beauty Film.

    Fall Beauty Muses How-To: Brigitte Bardot's Contour

  • In our Fall Beauty Muses series, we're channeling our favorite silver screen beauty icons. Channel the Jane Birkin peachy glow in this G&F How-To Beauty Film.

    Fall Beauty Muses How-To: Jane Birkin's Peachy Glow

  • In our Fall Beauty Muses series, we're channeling our favorite  Learn the colorful eye a la Marisa Berenson in this G&F How-To Beauty Film.

    Fall Beauty Muses How-To: Marisa Berenson's Colorful Mascara

  • In our Fall Beauty Muses series, we're channeling our favorite silver screen beauty icons. Learn the Diana Ross cat eye in this G&F How-To Beauty Film.

    Fall Beauty Muses How-To: Diana Ross' Mod Cat Eye

  • If there is one thing we love, it's a new piece in our wardrobe. Enter Purely Fashion App—the style destination that debuts designers' collections before they hit runways and available for purchase straight from the easy tap of a screen on your phone. From the effervescent Borris Powell to new mom Samantha Sleeper, we tap our favorite Purely Fashion App designers whose Fall collections inspire us to look better this season. Watch this exclusive G&F interview.

    We amp up Fall Fashion with our favorite designers at Purely Fashion App

  • With Summer almost coming to a close (believe us, we'll soak every last day of sun out of the season), we turned to some of our most well-dressed movers and shakers to talk about how they're ending the season. The common denominator? A great cocktail. From designers to entrepreneurs, a nightlife fixture and even a very accomplished mixologist, G&F taps six men to talk cocktail culture and closing out their summers. And be sure to check out the surveys they filled out in this week's G&F Spotlight.

    Our favorite Best Dressed Guys mix up their favorite Summer cocktails.

  • Meet Giselle Wasfie. The former Glamour magazine editor turned acupuncturist (yes, you read that right) takes us downtown to Chinatown to build our own herbal formula for a common summer cold. From sharing the effects of ginseng to talking all kinds of science—most of which goes right over our heads—Giselle gives us a funny and informative tour of her work. Watch the exclusive G&F interview today.

    Giselle Wasfie takes us downtown to Chinatown for some herbal fun.

  • You can't hide our pride! This summer season, we let freedom ring with all-American style with a twist. Frolicking the beaches of Harbor Country, Michigan to a pit stop for fireworks right over the border, we celebrate summer's sense of style. The result? A stylish road trip worth remembering. Watch this exclusive G&F Fashion Film.

    We celebrate the All American Road Trip in this G&F Summer Travel Fashion film

  • Just a little over a one hour drive from Chicago takes you to the heart of Lake Michigan—a bustling community of cool people, great shops + beautiful beaches. G&F travels to Harbor Country and brings back some travel souvenirs to help you plan an inspired summer weekend getaway. We film SIX videos in EIGHT cities over ONE weekend. Summer vacation never looked this good! Watch the round-up film of all our summer vacay fun.

    Meet the G&F Travel Series: Harbor Country, Michigan

  • Not a good day for the beach? Spend the afternoon at this local brewery that features 12 beers on tap. Join the Mug Club, you'll have your own special mug waiting for you on your next visit. We belly up to the bar with co-founder Jill Sites for a crash course in Greenbush beers.

    G&F TRAVEL SERIES: Greenbush Brewing Company

  • It's a sophisticated spin on pub fare at this restaurant within the Marina Grand Harbor Resort. Think pizzas from a wood-burning oven, fresh seafood and Amish roasted chicken. We step in the kitchen with chef Jenny Drilon to bake up a delicious pizza for two.

    G&F TRAVEL SERIES: Bentwood Tavern

  • Surfing on Lake Michigan IS possible, and this shop is all about that lifestyle. Look for surf and skate gear, clothing, accessories and everything else you'll need to catch a wave. We take to the river to try our hand at paddle boarding. And yes, most likely, we will probably fall in.

    G&F TRAVEL SERIES: Paddle Boarding

  • Located next door to Lakeside Antiques, this small temporary shop (open Memorial Day through Labor Day) features Heche's beautiful gold-accented jewelry. We walk the beach and find treasures for Abigail's latest collection.

    G&F TRAVEL SERIES: Abigail Heche Jewelry

  • You'd never guess that the building that houses this vintage shop with a Midcentury Mod twist used to be a rundown grocery store. Look at that awesome exterior! It was destined to be a cool store carrying hip vintage goods and items by local designers. We visit with the shop owner Stacia who helps us plan the perfect summer picnic.

    G&F TRAVEL SERIES: Sojourn Summer Picnic

  • Just four miles from New Buffalo, this 28-acre horse farm offers riding lessons, horse shows, trail rides and more. Giddy up! We get a lesson from owner Shannon Barnes.

    G&F TRAVEL SERIES: Stateline Stables

  • With a name like Kelly Purkey, you just gotta be a giggler. BINGO! The bubbly scrapbooker visits G&F to talk about scrappin' on the go. Armed with a few simple tools in a easy-to-tote pouch (a few Kelly Purkey namesake line stamps and washi tape, for example) Kelly teaches us a few basics on stylishly recording your memories. And it's perfect timing as we're kicking off our Summer Travel issues with a whole month of content aimed to inspire your next jaunt. So put some new film in your Fuji Instax camera and watch this exclusive G&F Interview.

    Kelly Purkey is a hipster scrapbooker. Our favorite kind of scrapbooker.

  • On our list this summer? Really good sunscreen. A great book to read poolside. And a fantastic destination to inspire. While it's easy to pick where to travel, it's not always easy to pick what to pack. We're making the decisions for you by choosing five of our favorite summer spots and the right pieces to take with you to each. From camping in Wisconsin to biking the rues of Paris, our Ready Jet Set! guide is made for the stylish traveler.

    Summer Travel is here and this stylish Accessories Guide will tell you what to pack where.

  • Homegrown hero Kelly Edwards is a breath of designing fresh air. Her interior design + style philosophy? Do what makes you happy, she says. We concur. We caught up with the DIY diva at Room & Board to talk her quirky career path from TV studio sweeper to HGTV

    HGTV's Kelly Edwards' design philosophy? Do what makes you happy. We concur.

  • We're showcasing our favorite trends of the season with the quickest, easiest way to up your summer style by giving very good face. To deliver the most digestible yet daring runway-to-realway beauty looks, we tapped make up artist Andrea Samuels to flesh out the hottest trends of the season. From the ombre cat eye to the bronzed beauty, pay close attention to our salute to Red Hot Summer Beauty. These are tried and true tips and tricks you're going to want to put to good use this season. Watch this exclusive G&F Fashion Film and see the rest of the shoot in this week's G&F Spotlight.

    We're showcasing our favorite trends for Summer Beauty.

  • See Oxygen's The Face winner Devyn get silly with G&F and Suntimes Splash in our collaborative Summer Fashion Issue.

    Take a peek Behind the Scenes at our Summer Fashion Issue with Devyn

  • Meet Devyn, the stunning beauty who was, earlier this Spring, crowned winner of Oxygen's supermodel-packed reality modeling competition 'The Face.' As part of her title, she won a year-long contract with Bolingbrook-based beauty pro's Ulta and we snagged time with the six foot stunner to celebrate our favorite season—Summer! To kick off the Summer Fashion Issue, we teamed up with the Sun-Times Splash mag to collaborate on sunny styles for the girl on the go. Devyn uses Michigan Avenue as her runway to show off the latest trends of the season in this exclusive G&F + Splash editorial.

    Devyn Abdullah, winner of The Face, uses Michigan Avenue as her runway in our Summer Fashion Issue

  • Summer is around the corner and we're back at the design studio of the positively perky Christine Noelle who dolls out endless charm for the perfect summer affair. We step behind the work station to build a croquembouche centerpiece. Yes, you read that correctly: croquembouche. The classic french dessert becomes our inspiration for Christine's Summertime Soiree. And you're invited! See the special touches Christine adds to her seasonal spread. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview. PHOTO: Coach House Pictures

    We're building the perfect summer party wtih Christine Noelle Designs

  • Brotherly Love? Who needs that! For our first men's fashion issue, we're stoking the flames of sibling rivalry—stylishly, of course. Dressed in the season's most playful trends, our models take on a few friendly challenges like a push-up contest, boxing and arm wrestling to see who has the chops to out smart and out muscle. Although we crown a winner, there is clearly a tie for best dressed. Watch this exclusive G&F Fashion Film today.

    Brotherly Love—stylishly of course! It's our Men's fashion issue.

  • Liked our Men's Fashion Editorial? Now come on set with us for the making of this shoot. From on set antics with photographer Casey Vange and filmmaker Ben Mahoney to our shoot's mascot (a very gruff english bulldog named Moose), we're letting you peek behind the scenes for one of our favorite shoots to date.

    Go Behind the Scenes for our Men's Fashion shoot—On Set antics? Go!

  • We challenged personal trainer Alex Vasileski of A Mind and Body Total Fitness to teach us some simple workouts on the go. And where better than Mariano's Fresh Market! Armed with gallons of milk, a very agile cart and some other down-the-aisle surprises, Alex walked us through some simple how-to's that will keep us looking good even while running our errands. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview today. And check out our GREAT RECIPE RACE video, too.

    Alex Vasileski of A Mind and Body Total Fitness amp up our aisle style with simple on-the-go exercises

  • In this week's G&F Interview, we challenged A Mind and Body Total Fitness founder Alex Vasileski to show us some workouts on the go. At Mariano's Fresh Market. Alex chatted us up about proper form and knew the weight of every household object (from a bag of rice to a gallon of milk). But once we finished, we wanted to take the challenge one step farther. Alex's 360 degree training program not only consists of physical strength and mental prep, he's also a health nut when it comes to his meals. We picked one of his favorite recipes and had clues made up to direct us to one of his go-to meals. The result? A race for the recipe—complete with battling carts and photo finish.

    Alex Vasileski and G&F tear through the supermarket to find the ingredients of a very healthy dinner

  • With the turning of the season also comes the turning of our stomachs when we realize how out of shape we are—and that stops now! With nutrition badass Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant to guide us through a smoothie bootcamp, we class it up at Nellcote to talk greens, nutrition and how a little bit a kale a day really does keep the doctor away. Oh, and also a friendly blind-folded game of Name That Smoothie ensues. Watch this exclusive G&F interview.

    Kick start your diet with One Part Plant's Jessica Murnane and Green Smoothies

  • We're channeling the 80's with our favorite bead queen, Sonia Barrett Esler of Damen + Division. Sonia invites us into her home and studio to work on a line of very special G&F and D +D friendship bracelets. But these ain't your embroidery floss kind! The jewelry line—lovingly known for big, bold pieces with lots of extra charm—adds a little modern style to your BFF's wrist with these beaded beauties. They're like oh-so-totally tubular. Watch this exclusive G&F interview. And check out The G&F Blog on how to win a pair for you and your bestie.

    Bead Happy! We team up with Damen + Division Jewelry for updated friendship bracelets.

  • Our motto this Spring? Go Bold or Go Home! We’re bringing an explosion of intoxicating and 70’s inspired color, prints a-go-go and more as we feature our favorite warm weather trends in this big, bold Spring Fashion issue. And when you’ve got a wardrobe this poppin’, you better bring the ‘tude, too. In playful G&F spirit, we’re playing Truth or Dare with our models to see who really is the boldest of the bunch. From how many peeps you can fit in your mouth to which celeb they’d lock lips with, you’ll love these free wheelin’ fashion spirits. Watch this exclusive G&F Fashion Film and check out the full editorial in this week’s Spotlight.

    We're playing Truth or Dare with our Spring Fashion models. Go Big or Go Home!

  • From Club Monaco to Dior, we're bringing you our favorite looks this season with an explosion of color, print and majorly fun 'tude. Join us on the G&F set for the behind-the-scenes action.

    Want more of our #BoldRules Spring Fashion issue? Check out our Behind the Scenes vid.

  • Liz Patelski and Lisa Panza—two recent SAIC grads who debuted their clothing line, Remi Canarie, this fall—are the most delightfully-different-yet-perfect-together duo we’ve ever met. But their fashion line is a match made in heaven. Sweatpants-style trousers paired with a flowing, sheer-sleeved blouse? Pure genius. Styled with a gaggle of gold bracelets and some neutral lace-up boots and it’s our new go-to for urbane stylin’. We tap the duo as The Ones to Watch in this week issue. See more mavens in Spotlight. >>

    Remi Canarie flies the coop! We catch up with the two darling designers.

  • The stars have aligned and we’re getting the scoop on all things astrologically stylish when Ophira and Tali Edut—a.k.a The AstroTwins—sit down with us at Saks Fifth Avenue to talk shoestrology, our charts, and even astrology karaoke. The blonde-hair Detroit-raised identical twins are dubbed the style set’s astro-darlings, with horoscopes appearing regularly in Elle .com and Lifetime. Oh, and they read Beyonce and Stevie Wonder's charts. From cosmic predictions to zodiac sign language, this duo is totally out of this world. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

    The AstroTwins read our charts and do astrology karaoke.

  • Meet Mia Moretti. She’s the outspoken DJ darling whose bold style attracted the eye of Pencey designer Christina Minasian to team up and create a stunning collection of striking prints, jazz-age cues and the best darn banana leaf print you ever did see. We get to know the design couple in a little friendly game in one of the dressing rooms of Sofia Boutique. From favorite color to what Hollywood celeb they would lay a big one on, we’re getting cozy with these cool cats. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview.

    Mia Moretti and Pencey debut their collaboration collection. It's cool.

  • Go glam or go home! That's Sari Mintz' Oscar Night motto. As the creative party planner behind customer-driven-designed event accessories, she's our go-to gal when it comes to spicing up your house party. We gave the For Your Party team an Academy Awards challenge: design an event around two of our favorite Best Picture nominees. Taking cues from the colorful adventures of Life of Pi and a nod to our French friends in Les Miserables, Sari designed an event that will leave your guests glued to the kitchen table instead of the television. Add a custom DIY popcorn bar—Truffle oil, shredded sharp cheddar and herbs de provence, anyone?!—and your celebration of one of the most fun nights in Hollywood just got a red carpet makeover.

    Oscar Night—done right! For Your Party styles an Academy Awards themed party.

  • We're celebrating Valentine's Day with our BFF this year—GIRLS WEEKEND! Camped out in a ritzy hotel suite, hearts day is all about trashy magazines, nail polish and a really good hamburger. Oh, and don't forget the bubble bath. From Tory Burch to Gap, we've got some of our favorite—and playful!—lounge wear to share.

    Girls Weekend! We're sharing our favorite loungewear + PJ's in this G&F Fashion shoot.

  • We’ve sure got some ‘splainin’ to do! We’re buddying up to Lucy Ricardo, aka Sirena Irwin, backstage before she preps hair and makeup for her title role in I Love Lucy: Live on Stage. The show—which takes audiences to the Desilu Film studio to watch two episodes being shot—is a wild romp of Lucy-isms and we find out just how well the blonde-hair blue-eyed actress knows comedy’s leading lady. Lucy, we’re home! Watch this exclusive G&F interview.

    We head backstage for I Love Lucy: LIve on Stage and talk shop.

  • The Valentine's Day countdown is on. And while there are plenty of splurge-worthy gifts to throw at your lover, we're opting for a more hands-on approach this holiday. And who better than to walk us through a thoughtful and fun DIY than the exceptionally gifted Miss Renaissance, Eva Daiberl. The blog star welcomes us into her home to bake up some sweet treats with a cutesy twist. The result? Fortune cookies that can really tell that special someone how you feel. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

    What better way to tell your lover you love 'er with V-Day Fortune Cookies

  • We teamed up with event planner extraordinaire Debi Lilly of Chicago-based A Perfect Event to deliver a series of sweet and thoughtful V-day treats that will have you and your Valentine jumping for joy. Sweet, fresh, colorful berries get an instant upgrade with this delicious Valentine's refresher—because, after all, who doesn't like Champagne on February 14?

    Take another, lover! The St. Germain Valentine Drink is the perfect V-Day treat.

  • We teamed up with event planner extraordinaire Debi Lilly of Chicago-based A Perfect Event to deliver a series of sweet and thoughtful V-day treats that will have you and your Valentine jumping for joy. Simple and thoughtful, these colorful keepsakes—accented with custom clip art that you can download in our PDF—add a pop of V-Day flair to your all red and pink ensemble.

    The Vintage Boutonniere from the G&F x A Perfect Event DIY series is oh-so-lovely.

  • We teamed up with event planner extraordinaire Debi Lilly of Chicago-based A Perfect Event to deliver a series of sweet and thoughtful V-day treats that will have you and your Valentine jumping for joy. Terms of endearment are great in a card, but let everyone really know what you think of your loved one with a special Valentine's Day sash. This office-supply-store-turned-drool-worthy-DIY is also perfect for a hearts day themed event. Your Cupid has never looked this cute.

    Oh La La! It's The Cupid Sash from G&F x A Perfect Event V-Day DIY.

  • G&F fans, meet Mean Stinks, Secret Deodorant's girl-friendly campaign to put a stop to bullying. You're totally hooked, right? How can you not get behind a cause like that? To help spread the #GangUpForGood initiative, we asked two of Chicago's finest in the nail art industry to duke it out over the first #NailBattleRoyale! Although we picked a winner, one thing is for sure: they both totally nailed it. Stay tuned to G&F's Facebook page for a rad giveaway, too!

    Nail art pro's Astrowifey and Spifster duke it out in the first annual #NailBattleRoyale.

  • The weather outside might be frightful, but we're optimistically looking forward to our favorite season: Spring! And with the warm up comes a brand new feel of beauty looks that you've got to start trying right now. From bold, bold lips to the pastel eye, G&F is sharing the step-by-step in our Spring Beauty preview shoot [CHECK OUT THE FULL SHOOT IN G&F SPOTLIGHT]. And catch the behind-the-scenes on set fun, too!

    Spring Beauty, anyone? We're previewing our favorite new looks for the season.

  • Meet Jenna Zaffino, the amazing grace behind Helios Center for Movement. Now meet Balletes: a fusion of classic pilates with ballet technique. The Roscoe Village studio specializes in a creative environment to whip that bangin' bod into even better shape. We take a Balletes class with Jenna who choreographs us through three easy you-can-even-do-these-at-home workouts. And here's a plus: No previous ballet training required! Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

    Pilates + Ballet = Balletes! We get in shape with this fun workout.

  • Just because the Holidays are over doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Kick start your 2013 with an inspired New Year New You brunch. We talk to the man behind Little Market Brasserie who takes us in the kitchen to cook up a few delicious options to share with friends. Because after all, your diet can wait a few more days. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview.

    We're serving up a delish dish with Chef Ryan Poli of Little Market Brasserie

  • 2012 has been quite the year for G&F. With over 90 video interviews, we've been sharing fab finds week after week. And before we say hello to 2013, we're showing off our favorite moments from '12. From keeping bees to shucking oysters, perfecting the bright red lip to making a pair of earth-friendly shoes, talking shop with Bobbi Brown to talking smack with Kimora Lee, bull riding to trapeze flying, Betsey Johnson tap dancing and Alpana Singh wine drinking, sno-cone making, cupcake baking, boy scout camp exploring and of course, musical theatre sing-songing, Glossed & Found's 2012 common denominator? Fun. Beautiful, silly, this-is-what-life-is-about fun. Thanks for watching in 2012.

    G&F's Best of 2012 features our favorite moments from a (very fun) year.

  • Hip Hip Hooray! The holidays are here. At Glossed & Found, this extra special time of giving means we finally have an excuse to throw a little more glitter, wear (even more) bright colors and okay, twist our arm!, we'll have another glass of that eggnog, too. We're toasting to the most wonderful time of the year with a wish list that includes festive favorites like Christian Siriano, Club Monaco and Yigal Azrouel and more. Dress fab to toast to the holidays and ring in the new year, because at the heart of it all, G&F is about fun with family, fun with friends and of course, save a little fun for yourself, too. Happiest Holiday wishes from Glossed & Found to you.

    Ho Ho Holiday time! We toast to the most wonderful time of the year with G&F Holiday Fashion issue.

  • Oh, Holidays! How we love thee! And we're helping to make them a little more manageable with a full-service entertaining issue to amp up your holiday hostess style. Meet Heather Sperling, the cutie foodie behind the Chicago edition of Tasting Table. At Heather's home, we create Tipsy Holiday Chicken, a one pot wonder that needs to go in your recipe box. Stat! The goal? Dazzle guests with a delicious meal and still have time to fix your hair before they arrive. Watch this week's exclusive G&F Interview and check out G&F Spotlight for inspired DIY decor to accompany this dish. >>

    One Pot Wonder! Tasting Table's Heather Sperling shows us a simple recipe for festive entertaining.

  • EAT MY DUST! Simple, store-bought baked goods get an instant holiday makeover with a dash of frosted fun from G&F x Camp Wandawega Dusting templates. Brownies with chevron stripes! Chocolate cake with feathers! Gingerbread cookies with arrows and teepees! Creative festive fun that is oh-so-easy? That's holiday entertaining at its finest.

    G&F x Camp Wandawega DIY Holiday Soiree: Dessert Dusting

  • ONE MORE WON'T HURT, RIGHT? Wow your guests with an inspired craft cocktail featuring a small batch bourbon a few dashes of maple syrup. Easy to mix and served in a mismatched set of vintage lowball glasses, your holiday bar will get a major upgrade this season. And with a cranberry garnish rolled in maple syrup and sugar, your sweet tooth will thank you.

    G&F x Camp Wandawega DIY Holiday Soiree: The Maple Leaf Cocktail

  • A (STRIPED) APPLE A DAY No guest should leave a party without a little momento from a wonderful night. We continue our All-American holiday theme with a take-home that will surely not be re-gifted by your friends the next day. White and dark chocolate apples with a string of nuts finished off with a custom-painted arrow? This could be your best holiday gifting season yet. Finish the look off with a G&F x Camp Wandawega printable gift tag.

    G&F x Camp Wandawega DIY Holiday Soiree: Striped Chocolate Apples

  • We hate to play favorites, but when it comes to local design emporium Jayson Home, we can’t help but be a tad biased. Behind the uber cool Lincoln Park outpost is Creative Director Caroline Scheeler, whose no-fuss, down-to-earth demeanor is matched only by her incredible taste. The lofty space, which boasts an annual anxiety-enducing warehouse sale, reigns supreme during the holiday where the shop’s well-merchandised floor becomes a veritable cabinet of curiosity for unusual and unique stocking stuffers We visited Caroline at Jayson Home to see how and what she was gifting to kick off our Holiday Gift Guide Issue.

    Caroline Scheeler of Jayson Home kicks off Wish List Issue with champagne and the best gifts.

  • At G&F, we're expert shoppers—with a limited budget. Enter RenttheRunway.com where their chic fashion director, the charming Lucy Sykes, helps us rent up a full season of perfect frocks for a month of festive entertaining. Put a creative cocktail in our hand—thank you Josh King of W Chicago City Center!— and watch Lucy lead us through her favorite picks for the perfect party dress this season. Watch this week's exclusive G&F Interview.

    Rent The Runway's Fashion Director Lucy Sykes talks cocktails and fab dresses—this is the happiest holiday yet!

  • G&F says I Do! to beautiful gowns, blushing brides and the most wonderful feeling of all: L-O-V-E. To kick off our week long Glossed & Gowned issue, we're debuting a bridal shoot featuring our favorite gowns—from BHLDN to Valentino, these winter whites will have you saying I Do, too! Paired with colorful jewels and accessories, this is seriously gorgeous aisle style. Watch the Behind the Scenes video above and see the shoot in this week's G&F Spotlight. >>

    G&F says 'I Do!' in the first Glossed & Gowned Weddings shoot. Aisle Style never looked this good.

  • Next month, the Chicago Children’s Choir, Lookingglass Theatre Company and Natya Dance Theatre will remount an original musical, <i>Sita Ram</i>. But <i>Sita Ram</i> is more than just a musical—it’s a collaboration of some of the city’s greatest cultural institutions; it’s a vehicle to give confidence and power to Chicago’s diverse youth; and it’s a universal story of good, evil, love...and at least, we hear, a scene involving monkeys. Get a behind the scenes preview in this exclusive G&F interview. Check out the G&F Spotlight for more on the cast >> 

    We get a first look at Chicago Children's Choir and Sita Ram

  • In true Glossed & Found style, we’re giving thanks with a toast: raise your pumpkin martinis to ForYourParty.com’s Sari Mintz. Last year, she taught us how to wrap a perfect present, and now she’s showing us how to do up Turkey Day. We mix the perfect cocktail, indulge in a s’mores bar, and—of course—shout-out to the people and things that are most important. Check out the exclusive G&F interview. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!

    We talk turkey—okay, we go straight to the cocktails—with ForYourParty.com

  • We're counting down the 12 coolest kids in Chicago. From designers to entrepreneurs, they have two things in common: fashion and philanthropy. They're utilizing their attention-grabbing style, business savvy, and personality plus to help others; and collectively supporting charitable organizations that range from the Joffrey Ballet to the Marwen Foundation. Their passions unique, but all convey the same message: Giving back is in fashion this season.

    Fashion + Philanthropy = G&F's Cool Kids for a Cause shoot.

  • We’re at the Green City Market getting our hands dirty with Mike Hines, one of the most innovative—and witty!—floral designers of Chicago. Sticks, vegetables, tomatoes—you name it: Hines can create a beautiful and completely badass arrangement from just about anything. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Mike Hines, The Bad Boy of Floral Design, shows us how its done

  • Who needs Halloween candy when you’ve got Uptown Brownies? Sally Kenyon stole her brother’s secret brownie recipe and put a spooky spin on it—the result: pumpkin cheesecake brownies (appropriately named It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brownie!) we would literally kill for (cue evil laughter). Watch the exclusive G&F interview...if you dare!

    G&F Halloween Special! We’re in the creepy, crawly (ok, clean) kitchen at Uptown Brownie.

  • For Fashion Focus Chicago, we visited the Macy’s Fashion Incubator, where up-and-coming designers are getting their chance to shine. There’s yards of promise in these style stars: their clothing lines are luxe, sophisticated, rock ‘n’ roll, feminine, provocative—and as unique as the designers themselves. Watch the exclusive G&F film while they prep for their Fashion Focus runway show. 

    G&F goes behind the seams (get it? seams) with the designers of Macy's Fashion Incubator.

  • Bobbi Brown’s latest book, at makeup tome titled <i>Pretty Powerful</i>, carries a, well, pretty powerful message: all women are beautiful. Bobbi herself is a true beauty—despite her booming cosmetics brand, seven books under her belt, and celebs-request-her status, she still rocks clogs and calls herself “just a normal girl from Wilmette.” We beg to differ. Watch the exclusive G&F interview. 

    Bobbi Brown debuts her new book and we're star-struck. The makeup pro answers your questions.

  • Sisters Brenda and Mary Maher know a thing or two about being sweet. The dynamic duo are the force behind the Cakegirls, the Chicago-based cake company who rose to quick fame—we're talking Food Network and Oprah Winfrey fame. After losing the baking business in a fire, they decided to retool. Meet TheCakeGirls.com, a new site dedicated to providing you with the tools for baking the perfect sweets at home. We tackle a charming Woodland terrarium cupcake theme together. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

    The Cakegirls are back and better than ever. We how-to with a woodland themed cupcakes.

  • We're suckers for anything remotely fun so we laced up our tennies and headed down to the Palmer House Hilton to have a one-on-one lesson with table tennis pro Biba Golic during the Chicago International Table Tennis Festival. Although table tennis is all inclusive—size, age and sex don't matter!—the industry often refers to Biba as the 'Anna Kournikova' of the sport and in 2005, ESPN named her one of the sexiest women in sports. Two honors that really raise table tennis' street creed.

    Get your SWAT on! We're going head to head with Table Tennis Pro Biba Golic.

  • The Midwest meets high fashion in Kimora Lee Simmons, a St. Louis native who was modeling in Paris at age 13 and became the face of Chanel. Now a mother of three, though, she’s got an anti-aging skincare line, Shinto Clinical, and lots of life experience to share. She drops some knowledge at Nordstrom’s Cosmetics Trend Show. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Kimora Lee Simmons teaches us about life and beauty at Nordstrom’s Cosmetics Trend Show.

  • Alpana Singh is a master sommelier with a nose for the rose! We spent a lovely rooftop afternoon with her, tasting variations of rosés for her new restaurant The Boarding House. And oh, what we learned! Turns out Champagne and BBQ make great bedfellows. But the most important thing? Rosé is first and foremost for making memories, special occasion or not. We pop the cork because it’s a Tuesday (hey, it only comes once a week!).

    Rosé Rules! Alpana Singh shares her favorite pinks with G&F.

  • Glossed & Found's motto? It's Beauty. It's Fashion. It's Fun! So when we announced the winner of our Caboodle and Jouer Cosmetic giveaway, we didn't just want to send her prize. We wanted to hand deliver it to her! Armed with a fistful of pink balloons, a pink caboodle and Neil Scibelli, the national make up artist for Jouer Cosmetics, we surprised our winner Sarah Kincaid at the Salvation Army where she works as the Merchandising Supervisor. Neil gave her a quick touch-up in the alley and we sent her on her way with her brand new Caboodle and a whole heck of a lot of Jouer Cosmetics. Congratulations Sarah!

    Glossed & Found and Jouer's Neil Scibelli surprises our grand prize winner of the Caboodle giveaway.

  • Colombia-born Paola Victoria, designer of Mu Bags, sets up shop in Chicago to deliver a new line of luxe leather goods: PVMN. We meet up with the sassy sweetheart at Dos Diablos to talk her new line over ‘ritas. And since Paola’s first accessory line is called Mu—yes, like the sound of the cow—we both jump up on the saddle to have a little fun with El Toro, the mechanical bull. This is one designer who’s not afraid to grab the bull by the horns.

    We grab the bull by the horns with Paola Victoria of PVMN handbags

  • Fall is fashion's shining moment, but it's easy to lose yourself under all the layers. G&F loads on the Oscar de la Renta, Cynthia Rowley, and J. Crew, no doubt, but mod models Bryn, Katrina, and Asia are unapologetically themselves, rocking vintage Chanel sunnies but not hiding behind them. So this fall, it's like mom always said: wear the clothes, don't let the clothes wear you. And as always, have fun doing it.

    It's time for a brand new season of fab! Fall Fashion—the G&F way!

  • We're giving you a behind the scenes tour of all the on set fun and fabulousness of our Fall Fashion shoot.

    Behind-the-Scenes: G&F Fall Fashion Shoot

  • The fashion label Douek & Jones is just one year old but already has the makings of a high-end line with it’s ultra-chic pieces. We got an insider’s look at the collection (which we love for using by-products instead of real fur and leather) with one half of the label, Nina Morgan-Jones. Nina exudes fashion from head to toe—even in bed (at the Waldorf Astoria, no less). Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We jump into bed with designer Nina Morgan-Jones of Douek & Jones

  • As kids, we wanted nothing more than to have a snowball fight in summer. As adults, that’s still all we want—but if we could spike those snowballs with bourbon, even better. Enter Marianne Sundquist, the noble purveyor of Mess Hall & Co., who teamed up with Mobile Revolution to bring happiness and fun to Chicago in the form of hand-crafted flavored snowballs. Meet Snow Patrol! Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Mess Hall & Co. debuts a new kind of ice cream truck.

  • Hailing from Brazil gives Diego Rocha an almost unfair exotic edge over other handbag designers, and his creations show it. We get a look inside his State Street studio, and check out the incredible leathers and skins that make his bags so unique (who knew each handbag takes up to 50 separate pieces to put together?!). Plus, we answer the all important question: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Check out the exclusive G&F interview.

    Handbag designer Diego Rocha takes us inside his studio.

  • We take a ride with Jana Kinsman of Bike-A-Bee, a new initiative that promotes, of all things, beekeeping by bicycle. Jana shows us the ins and outs of keeping bees (most importantly: how NOT to get stung) and, like every great bike ride, this one ends with a picnic at Patchwork Farms. It really makes us realize the best part of beekeeping: the sweet, sweet honey.

    Bike-A-Bee: Beekeeping at it's finest! We face our fears for a peek in the hive.

  • Our favorite model Elena Greenwell is back, and this time she’s sitting down with celebrity nail technician Andrea Fulerton. Nails are the perfect place to start playing around with color (if you’re too timid for bright lips or eyes), and according to Andrea, you can’t go wrong. She shows us some show-stopping polish points that will have everyone wondering ‘How did you do that?!’ including our favorite, the Ombre nail. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    The British nail guru Andrea Fulerton talks fall fingertip trends

  • Culinary Director Rodelio Aglibot of Argent Restaurant and Raw Bar at the dana hotel takes us on the road...all the way to the Supreme Lobster and Seafood warehouse in Villa Park, Illinois, where we get trained in the fine art of oyster shucking. Back at the Raw Bar after our long journey, we shuck around with food guru, over oysters of course. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We take an oyster-shucking road trip with Argent’s Rodelio Aglibot

  • Jouer Cosmetics founder and creative director Christina Zilber believes we should channel our inner child when it comes to cosmetics: Jouer—that’s ‘zhoo-wey’—means ‘to play’ in French. So we goof around with her at the Public Hotel as we get the scoop on how to transition our makeup routine from summer to fall. Watch the Exclusive G&F interview.

    Make Up gets a makeover with Jouer Cosmetics' Christina Zilber.

  • The Trapeze School of New York is camped out in Chicago this summer—just up the lake path at Belmont Harbor Marina—so naturally G&F had to take a swing at it (pun intended). Instructor Katy Nielsen guides us through a knee hang move and proves that the fall can be just as exhilarating as the climb up. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We attempt the flying trapeze...maybe not with the greatest of ease.

  • G&F's Creative team hits the beach for some sandy fun. Our blonde bombshell Carly soaks up the sun in Mara Hoffman, Asos, Damen + Division and more. Photographer Caleb Condit is an artist in residence at Pilsen's Yollocalli Arts Reach, overseeing an open studio focused on multimedia work for High School students. Caleb brought raw video footage from G&F's Summer shoot for his students to help conceptualize this fashion editorial video. The result? The perfect ode to an endless summer.

    Summer Lovin'! It's a little fun in the sun forG&F's Summer Fashion Shoot

  • We never would have guessed there was a way to look classy while eating a hot dog, but chef, caterer, and food artist extraordinaire Elaina Vazquez—always the lady—proves there is: just make it a mini! For Forth of July, the Boutique Bites owner helps us create two-bite (but not two-bit) versions of all the classic American favorites. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We take a Boutique Bite out of summer with Elaina Vazquez.

  • All hat puns aside—we’re really holding back here—Nina Thompson (alias Nina Falana) is one magnificent hatmaker. In fact, her and her husband, of Optimo Hats fame, are the ultimate duo when it comes to stylish headwear. From the 1940s style face-framing French Press, to the classic Fedora, there’s a Falana hat for everyone. She shows us her collection while we dine at Prasino. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Hatmaker Nina Thompson shows us how to rock a topper.

  • We love a good DIY-er, and there’s none better than HGTV’s beauty Monica Pedersen (she landed her first commercial acting spot for Craftsman and she even brought her own tools!). She shows us how to set a pretty table in black and white (who doesn’t love zebra print?) and accent with pretty pinks. Rosé anyone? Watch the exclusive G&F interview. <br>>>Monica's photo: Helen Berkun; Book photo: Peter Rosenbaum

    HGTV's Monica Pedersen sets an al fresco table for two

  • We're up on the roof, decking out a plant-filled patio with Greg Raymond of Ecogardens, a landscaping company that's all about respecting Mother Earth. Greg talks to us about battling extreme weather conditions (and keeping plants alive through it all) and perfect plants for purple thumbs. It may have been perfect grillin' weather, but with all these flavorful plants around, we had to make mint-infused mojitos. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    EcoGardens owner Greg Raymond shows us some tricks-of-the-botany-trade.

  • The perfect weekend getaway, Wadawega is like summer camp from days gone by—and most of the furnishings are actually that retro. Owner Tereasa Surratt shows us around the Wisconsin camp grounds and we get nostalgic while relaxing, canoeing, shooting arrows, and taking shotski's (did we mention this is a stylin' summer camp for grown-ups?). We know exactly where we’ll be spending our summers from now on: see you in Elkhorn! Watch the exclusive G&F interview. 

    Uber-retro Camp Wandawega is nature for grown-ups. 

  • We celebrate a beautiful summer day soirée-ing with Renaissance woman Eva Daiberl—photographer, food connoisseur, style-maven, and, of course, Miss Renaissance blogger—as she shows us how to create a to-die-for banana-Nutella pound cake. Take down the recipe, but consider yourself warned: Nutella can cause a serious addiction not even a Renaissance woman is immune to. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Miss Renaissance bakes a little love into her Banana-Nutella Pound Cake.

  • Decades returned once more to Space 519, bringing with it Chanel, Prada, YSL, and more. Our glam guest host Amanda Puck flexes her fashion muscles talking to the elite vintage consignment shop’s co-founder, the camera-ready Christos Garkinos (so camera-ready, in fact, that he has a show premiering on Bravo this fall). Christos gives us tips about style and collecting in this week's video. Watch the exclusive G&F interview. 

    Christos Garkinos of Decades gives us the style scoop at a hot pop-up

  • We teamed up with L.K. Bennett and Pur Minerals to deliver a fresh approach to Spring Fashion and Beauty. G&F fans and new readers (dressed in their Spring best, none-the-less!) sipped Grey Goose Cherry Noir drinks while getting mini-mani's. Extra special thanks to partners Ulta, Mario Tricoci, Pure Kitchen Catering, Fig Media, Sound Investment and Grey Goose. Subscribe to G&F today for exclusive invites and our weekly issues!

    We're recapping the fun at L.K. Bennett & Pur Minerals' Spring Splash event.

  • Amy DiTomasso satisfies our sweet tooth with her “designer sweetscapes”: gorgeous spreads of edible treats curated for special events like weddings and birthdays. She shows us how to make cute sugar cones in this clip, and later we light up our cigarettes (candy, of course) and pour the champagne for a super sweet chat. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

    Sugar Chic's chic Amy DiTomasso shows us the (candy) ropes.

  • G&F takes a stroll around the block (with a stop at the W Lakeshore for breakfast) with the eclectic and effervescent Mickey Boardman, <i>Paper Magazine</i>’s editorial director, who gives us some very important life lessons: never take life too seriously, the glass is always half full, and don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like a good musical. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Editorial Director Mickey Boardman jumps off the page.

  • We're pulling together a stellar team to shoot a Spring Beauty & Fashion Preview to share our favorites of the season. From the modern cat eye to a great Spring bag, the G&F crew has your Spring looks covered. Take a peek behind all the fun that went into the shoot.

    It's a Behind the Scenes look at our Spring Beauty and Fashion Shoot.

  • Everything about Femme Du Coupe exudes feminism, from the color of the cocktails (berry pink in this recipe) to the shape of the glass (designed to replicate Marie Antionette’s breast). Revae Schneider started the bespoke bar brand last year, and just like with her previous career in fashion styling, she designs cocktails that are nothing if not ready-to-wear. We make a gin drink—the Été Framboise—with Revae in this week’s video. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Femme Du Coupe’s Revae Schneider crafts a couture cocktail. 

  • Technical difficulties aside (we were going to airbrush t-shirts when the machine went out!), we kick back at Neiman Marcus with design darling Kelly Wearstler, a designer we love because she never plays it safe—in fact, it’s her pet peeve! Now in her third ready-to-wear & accessories season (she already had Home in the bag!), her eponymous line is a reflection of her life: southern, cute and colorful. And always a tad of edge. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Design darling Kelly Wearstler is a Southern Belle at heart.

  • 2012 is the year of Tangerine Tango, and as Pantone’s color picks always do, has seeped its way down into all aspects of beauty and fashion, from home decor accents to  cute spring jackets. In its latest line of bold beauty products, Make Up For Ever rolls out the Tangerine Tango lip color, and artist Jodi Risley shows G&F host Corri McFadden how to apply it in an easy three-step method. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Make Up For Ever teaches us how to do the Tangerine Tango lip.

  • Corri McFadden heads to Sephora for a lesson in faking a just-came-from-the-beach glow (even in Chicago’s unpredictable indian winters), using the season’s IT blush color: orange! Make Up For Ever artist and educator Jodi Risley shows her how its done, with no trace whatsoever of the much-feared (and rightfully so) “clown” look. 

    Jodi Risley of Makeup For Ever shows us how to glow 

  • The jewelry designer has us over for drinks! Oh, and creating jewelry. Designer Alicia Mohr (and her dog, Zeus, of course) is the genius behind Ali's Collection, the semi-eponymous jewelry line (Ali was her childhood nickname). We get our creative juices flowing with some homemade mango-orange mimosas as Alicia shows us how to create a pair of pyrite earrings from her latest collection, aptly named Geometry. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Ali's Collection + G&F = LOVE.

  • We always love a good DIY project, especially one that keeps on giving, like these terrariums we made with our favorite green goddess, Christine Noelle. She takes us through the steps to building a mini garden perfect for a dining table or outdoor patio. Green thumb not required. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Christine Noelle makes terrariums cool again.

  • After learning how to make body butter (right in the kitchen!) with Petunia Essential's Mylynda Moore, it's easy to see just what makes her line of bath and body products so Essential. Hint: there's actual butter in there! Her line of handmade and all-natural beauty products are as charming as she is. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We canoodle with Petunia Essentials’ Mylynda Moore.

  • You may or may not know De’Mar Hamilton, the drummer for the Plain White T’s, because he may or may or may not be on your favorite PWTs track (drums are surprisingly absent from a lot of the radio hits!); but watch this clip and you’ll easily see why he is G&F’s favorite of the band members--and why he’s anything but plain. We're catching up with him at his Chicago pad to take an expert drumming lesson. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    De’Mar Hamilton takes our drum kit virginity.

  • We don our super cute aprons with Magnolia Bakery’s CBO—chief baking officer, that is—Bobbie Lloyd, and prove that we’re more than a little green when it comes to cake icing. She sets us straight and makes the perfect peppermint icebox cake to prep for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17th. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    G&F goes green with Bobbie Lloyd of Magnolia Bakery.

  • We love love! To celebrate V-Day, we invited our closest friends to toast to that 4-letter word. Thanks to The Entertaining Company, Moet & Chandon and Christine Noelle Design.

    We love you! G&F celebrates Valentine's Day in style.

  • Event planner to the stars Mindy Weiss will do just about anything—short of jumping off buildings, she won't do that—to make a bride's day special. We sit down with her at David's Bridal and she lets us in on tips from her new book, <i>The Wedding Planner & Organizer</i>, and a little bridal arithmetic (less expensive dress = more flowers). Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Fellow hugger Mindy Weiss gives us the wedding scoop.

  • Weddings are all about authenticity—true love, genuine friends and family—so why have a group of geezers onstage trying to jam out modern music? We meet up with the Gold Coast All-Stars at the Hard Rock Hotel's Angels and Kings, where his

    The Gold Coast All-Stars share the mic.

  • G&F Wedding Weeks continue as we sit down with Martha Stewart Weddings' Editorial Director Darcy Miller at the new BHLDN bridal boutique. She tries to pinpoint her wedding faves, but being surrounded by all things Bridal, she just can't play favorites! Our takeaway? Darcy shares a piece of very important advice to avoid becoming bride-zilla. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Martha Stewart Weddings' Darcy Miller gets personal about I Do! style.

  • Wedding dress designer Amsale Aberra makes a rare appearance at Belle Vie Bridal, and takes us through her humble beginnings—she just wanted a simple dress for her own wedding!—and how a mustachioed model almost put the kibosh on her career. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Bridal powerhouse Amsale sips champagne with us.

  • We never realized just how fun cake decorating can be (cake balls, anyone?) until we iced with Alekka, executive chef and owner of Give Me Some Sugar, Roscoe Village's adorable cake decorating studio. Alekka teaches us the arts of piping, creating frosting bouquets and—because it wouldn't be a G&F clip without it—champagne drinking. Watch the exclusive G&F interview. And check out <a href=

    Alekka Sweeney gives us some sugar for Valentine’s Day.

  • We go behind-the-scenes with Betsey Johnson at a benefit show in Boston. The ever-vivacious designer talks critics, cancer and connecting with women through fashion. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Betsey Johnson interview without singing, tap dancing, and talk of that favorite show-closing cartwheel. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Betsey Johnson: Full Speed Ahead! The notorious & lovable designer sounds off!

  • Finally, a video for the guys! Sort of. We're sizing up the best bras thanks to the prophetic whispers of Susan Nethero, founder of {intimacy} bra fit specialists. She found the secret to success—assume that other people are having the same problem you are (like finding a bra that doesn't give you back fat!)—and now she's got the secret to life, too: Wear a red bra on a Wednesday! Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Susan Nethero, the Bra Whisperer, proves that what’s underneath truly is what’s most important.

  • A self-proclaimed mad scientist in an industrial (chili) factory, Annie Mohaupt creates sustainable, vegan and really, really, cool shoes from whole blocks of wood with the intense precision of a one-time architect. The result: Mohop Shoes, a one-of-a-kind brand for your two feet. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We try on “tree-hugger” for size with Mohop Shoes.

  • Dust off yours smocks! J.C. Steinbrunner ushers us into his Uptown art studio see what the artistic process really looks like. It involves a lot of thinking, observing and beer-drinking—but the art always turns out fantastically. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Inside the artist's studio: J.C. STEINBRUNNER invites us in.

  • Fabrice Penot hosts G&F at Barney's New York to show us the best of Le Labo, the perfume line he co-founded. If the scents didn't make us swoon, Fabrice's accent surely would! The charming perfumer gets personal about how new scents might spice up your love life. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We're putting our noses to the test with LE LABO's high-end fragrances.

  • Fashion expert Carson Kressley pulls into town in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Force for a shopping festival on Michigan Avenue. We're there to pick his brain about what not to wear for the unpredictable changes in Chicago weather. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Fashion expert CARSON KRESSLEY pulls into town—and he's taking prisoners!

  • We're taking you to the secret garden oasis of Sprout Home where founder Tara Heibel shows off her floral design prowess. We learn her secret techniques to creating the perfect centerpiece. Her tip? Always keep it turning. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Flower Power! SPROUT HOME shows off their floral design prowess.

  • Bonjour! We catch up with French designer Alexandre Mattiussi at Barney's New York showing off his newest men's collection, Ami. The charming designer might be the toast of the town for his sophisticated menswear, but we can't help but love that his favorite article of clothing in his closet is a t-shirt that he's owned for 20 years. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    French designer ALEXANDRA MATTIUSSI introduces us to his men's collection, Ami.

  • Oh-So-Handsome shoe designer Brian Atwood sits down with us at Saks Fifth Avenue to debut his shoe line, B by Brian Atwood. Guest host Corri McFadden can't leave without buying just a few pairs—was it the killer heels? Or Brian's killer smile? You be the judge. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Killer heels and a killer smile? BRIAN ATWOOD shows off his kicks.

  • It's our favorite type of segment: we infuse a little somethin' somethin' into dessert with Jo Sno Syrups. Founder Melissa Yen cranks her vintage Sno-Cone machine and serves up tasty—and tipsy—Sno-Cones. We had a hard time picking our favorite recipe. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    JO SNO SYRUPS helps us infuse some fun (read: liquor) into dessert.

  • It's all the fun of the past three years—crammed in a montage of our favorite episodes. The Glossed crew revisits some of our favorite interviewees from the past. From Simon Doonan to Cynthia Rowley and, of course, the Thunder from Down Under guys. Like what you see? Look forward to the next three years of goof-ups, guffaws and always a little gloss! Watch this G&F exclusive.

    The G&F crew reveals never-before-seen moments on our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

  • A great scotch and a great suit? It's simply heaven for the sartorial male. Balani Custom Clothier's Jake Cremer takes us through the step by step process of building a totally custom suit. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Scotch and a suit? We say Yes, Please! to BALANI CUSTOM CLOTHIERS.

  • At the RSVP Gallery, Shannon Sangster proves that Chivalry is Not Dead (with his new line of ties and bowties of that name) and turns Graham into a proper gentleman—even if he still can't tie a bowtie.  Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Shannon Sangster proves that CHIVALRY IS NOT DEAD, his aptly named tie collection.

  • Chef and cutie Caroline Shields of Caroline's Kitchen Table ushers us into a fabulous kitchen to whip up sexy, simple salad dressings. Yes. Sexy. Simple. Salad dressings. It's an easy recipe with a bite. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Sexy and Simple? Caroline's Kitchen Table whips up salad dressings for us.

  • The beautiful Bobbi Brown shows G&F guest host Corri McFadden how to Dress for Success with her new makeup kit for Macy's, the proceeds of which go entirely to the Dress for Success charity. The trick? You don't need as much makeup as you'd think. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    If Makeup were a city, then BOBBI BROWN would be mayor.

  • Kryolan Chicago's store manager Ulrike Bege gives G&F guest host Corri McFadden a high-definition makeover. We couldn't leave without checking out all the other camera-ready products, though, from fake blood (in a variety of eerily natural colors) to a grill-in-a-bottle. Now this is makeup we can get behind. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We get a high definition makeover with KRYOLAN PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP.

  • G&F guest host Corri McFadden talks to the beautiful Greg Lauren while he debuts his line at Barneys New York, and the rest of the crew is as green with envy of the artist-turned-designer's one-of-a-kind deconstructed military jackets. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We canvas the topics with artist-turned-designer GREG LAUREN.

  • G&F hits the gym with trainer Diana Ozimek, who shows us how to take out our anger--and get in insane shape--with her brand new workout method, Tactix. This Martial Arts based program doesn't rely on any funky dance moves or useless routines. This is the real deal. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Think you're tough? The TACTIX WORKOUT whips us into shape.

  • We hop into bed—who wouldn't?!—with photographer Cara Garbarino to find out about her boudoir photography studio, The Atelier. We learn how to take the perfect photo. Excuse us while we slip into something a little more comfortable. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Turn down the lights! THE ATELIER Boudoir Photo studio is about to heat things up.

  • Our favorite British imports, Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainright and David Neville, talk about road trips, moonshine and their latest collection. It's easy to see why we love the line--when the designers look as cool as these guys, who wouldn't want to wear their clothes? Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    The Rag & Bone designers are the epitome of cool.

  • Instead of having the chef come to us, we go to her—Caroline Shields of Caroline's Kitchen Table invites us to cook up a delicious meal and a good time. As if her food alone isn't enough, the ever-adorable Caroline is the perfect party guest. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Pull up a chair to CAROLINE'S KITCHEN TABLE. Come and get it!

  • It's our 2010 year in review. Missed a few episodes? Here's your chance to catch up on all of the fun. If it's Glossed, we'll find it. Watch this G&F exclusive.

    Our favorite moments from 2010? Yes, please!

  • We're trying our hand—and feet. And legs. And thighs—at The Dailey Method, a unique workout that combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching, and orthopedic exercises. Is it bad that we couldn't help but laugh with that big, green ball between our legs? Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    The Dailey Method shows us a thing or two about discipline.

  • Designer Pamella Roland talks to us about her humble beginnings in the industry at Neiman Marcus while in town for a collaboration with the Joffrey ballet. She shares a few of her favorite things including a surprise guest: Roland's puppy, Manolo. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Designer Pamella Rolandtreats us to her favorite things.

  • Double, double, toil and trouble! It's Halloween and artist Stephanie Keller lures us into her artsy store, The Inkling Shop, to show us how to make a hauntingly adorable Halloween greeting. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We're learning a perfectly spooky Halloween craft at THE INKLING SHOP.

  • Timeless designer Donna Karan recreated black and flung modernity even further into the future for this season's line. She presented it at Neiman Marcus, and G&F guest host Corri McFadden didn't miss the chance to get the inside scoop. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Donna Karan: It's American Fashion design at it's finest.

  • Before she was a G&F guest host, we visited Corri McFadden in her element: eDrop-Off. Corri gives us a peek inside her business: essentially a dream closet in Lincoln Park, filled with designer goods (including a gigantic Birkin travel bag) that go for sale on eDrop-Off. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Sweetheart Corri McFadden shows us the fashion ropes at eDrop-off

  • Celebrity Cupcake Queen Candace Nelson takes us through Sprinkles' frosting bootcamp. Believe us, it's not as easy as it sounds! Once we finally get the hang of it, we take frosting shots behind the Sprinkles scenes. At least there's a sweet ending. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Sweet teeth unite! Sprinkles Cupcakes serves 'em up strong.

  • We visit the Bean—for the first time!—to catch up with beautiful bombshell Miranda Kerr, in town to help Victoria's Secret unveil the Miraculous Bra. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Miranda Kerrshines next to the Bean.

  • G&F says 'I Do' to Christine Noelle, florist and owner of Dilly Lilly, as we learn how to make a homegrown bridal bouquet and celebrate the comback of big bouquets. Plus, Christine takes us down in our fast floral spelling bee. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Christine Noelle of Dilly Lilly says 'I Do!' to the big bouquet.

  • We can't keep our shirts on around the sexy (single!) men of the Thunder from Down Under, who come straight from Australia (via Las Vegas) to put G&F through bootcamp at Joe's on Weed Street. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Can you feel the Thunder from Down Under?

  • There's no orange or pastel shades in Meredith German's accessories line, Meredith Wendell. And you can't fault the charming designer for her bold choices and love of the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Meredith German of Meredith Wendell may just be our new G&F best friend.

  • To celebrate our 100th video, G&F takes a look back with a montage of our first 99 videos: we've danced, cooked and learned the sexy crawl; we've made ice cream, juggled implants and (almost!) gotten a tattoo. WHAT will be do next? Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    100 videos down, a lot more to go.

  • Simon Doonan is our idol simply for the way he overcame working in dismal department stores in England to spearheading the best of the best as Creative Director (and now creative ambassador-at-large) for Barneys New York. Oh, and for the way he can rock a velvet jacket. He talks to G&F about turning total disasters into great successes—who can't get behind that? Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Our fashion idol Simon Doonantells it to us straight.

  • G&F proves that gardening is not just for ladies when the master of Macy's Flower Show, Todd Pope, shows us around the more than 15,000 flowers he planted in the department store. Plus, we grow up with a vertical garden wall. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    15,000 flowers and one gardener? Macy's Flower Show goes big.

  • Jewelry designer Joan Hornig lays out her collection for us and proves she's the most charitable designer around—apparently she didn't let it go to her head that Oprah bought (and wore on a cover) the very first piece she designed. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We hop into bed with jewelry maven Joan Hornig.

  • It's all pillow talk with makeup maven Napolean Perdis at Le Colonial. The Greek-Australian ball of energy gives us the scoop on the biggest makeup mishaps a girl can make. Take it from him, he's seen a lot of disasters in his makeup days. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Makeup powerhouse Napoleon Perdis isn't afraid of champagne.

  • G&F goes to handbag heaven, aka Laudi Vidni's manufacturing plant, where the local company still makes each bag individually. We get a behind-the-scenes look at the entire process. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We're punching our timecard at the Laudi Vidni factory.

  • G&F gets 'naughty' with Meredith McCormick's favorite color from her line of nail polishes, M2M. The Haitian-born manicurist to the stars—we coined this nickname for her!—shares with us how she's living the dream. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Meredith McCormick's M2M Nail Polishgoes on strong.

  • We chill with Australian beauty guru Sue Devitt at Barney's and hear her predictions of upcoming trends: lipstick is back in. The fun loving Aussie knows how to laugh—our kind of beauty professional. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Mirror Mirror on the wall! Sue Devittis the fairest of them all.

  • G&F gets made up for fall with Pixi Beauty global makeup artist Amanda Bell at Target. Flawless face, red lips and smoky eyes are the timeless trends we try. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Pixi Beautyshares Fall beauty trends.

  • G&F celebrates the oh-so-divine 2009 with some of our favorite interviews from the year. We're gearing up for a 2010 filled with a lot more excitement. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    The Best of 2009 is our best yet.

  • Co-creator Emily Dalton shows G&F the best Jack Black skin care products for the low-maintenance male (and which ones will hide our hangover best). The Men's Store at Bloomingdales helps the brand celebrate ten years. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Jack Blackhelps conceal our hangover.

  • G&F dresses up with Ootra owner Debbie Jagel for some tricks and homemade treats as she tells us about her totally unique (and philanthropic) handbag and accessories line. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We're having a Boo-tiful time with Ootra!

  • The gorgeous Marissa Miller promotes a healthy body image—and a $3 million dollar bra—while in Chicago. Supermodel (and super crush) Marissa Miller opens Chicago's flagship Victoria's Secret store on Michigan Avenue, and gets in the big pink chair to dish her love affair with Victoria's Secret: from buying her first pale pink bra while shopping with her dad to wearing the $3 million fantasy bra in the 2009 VS Fashion Show. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Victoria's Secret super model Marissa Millercuddles up.

  • See if G&F makes the cut at Mario Tricocci's Make Me a Model competition. We talk to the man behind it all about why he chose to give modeling opportunities to beautiful American women. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Make ME a supermodel, Mario Tricocci. We dare you.

  • We ham it up with the town's biggest—er, most glamorous—celebrity. While in town for Macy's Glamorama, Miss Piggy talks to G&F about her favorite designers (Marc Jacobs), her new book (The Diva Code) and of course, her beloved Kermie. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We ham it up with one of the biggest celebs, Miss Piggy.

  • Chicago's culinary queen Stephanie Izard gets gourmet with G&F over hot dogs, and relates her version of the American dream: now that she's a Top Chef winner and renowned chef, she can finally knock serving at the Olive Garden off her resume. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Top Chef winner and Chicago favorite Stephanie Izardserves up some laughs.

  • Interior designer Kara Mann has us in stitches as she shows us the best-of-the-best pieces she carries in her showroom of hard-to-find lines. But she's not all business: she's invites us into bed to take part in one of her favorite pastimes: knitting. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We stitch and bitch with interior designer Kara Mann.

  • Sustainable designer Lara Miller talks to us about supporting local and staying conscious of the environment while still producing super-sultry designs. Plus, she points out the best-of-the-best at the Green City Market: a green girl's dream. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Lara Millermakes us green with envy.

  • Marina Birch, the super-cute and multi-talented party planner invites G&F out onto her deck for a fresh and fruity summer cocktail. You can't blame us if we get a little silly. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Party planner Marina Birch serves up a stiff drink.

  • Is it murder mystery or a G&F episode?! We role play with red hot redhead Laura Caldwell, lawyer and author of a trilogy of hot summer reads, but will we crack the case? Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Red hot author Laura Caldwell has her work cut out for her.

  • Vosges Haute Chocolate founder Katrina Markoff tells G&F how she grew her business from her Logan Square apartment to multiple Chicago locations and even into Vegas. We chow on Katrina's homemade chocolate bacon pancakes—made in her own home—and finally learn how to pronounce Vosges (even though we've loved it forever!). Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Chocolate + Bacon + Pancakes = Vosges Haute Chocolate done right.

  • Dr. Dennis Gross talks to G&F about his MD SkinCare line and gives some skin care tips for the ever-changing Chicago weather, so our Future Face (also the title of his book!) looks as young and fresh as it does now. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We get skincare tips from MD Skincare to have fun in the sun.

  • Rhiannon Hansen's supercute exterior hides some deep dark secrets: she can do the most life-like horror movie scream of anyone she's ever met. G&F luxuriates with the Legally Blonde: The Musical cast member at the Spa at Trump to get the scoop on that scream. Totes fun! Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We R&R with Rhiannon Hansen of Legally Blonde, the Musical.

  • It's a total love fest with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley at her Bucktown boutique as she shows us how her Girl Scout uniform graduated into high fashion—and discusses her current plans of world fashion domination (and her secret goal of becoming president). Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We're voting for Cynthia Rowley in 2012.

  • David Meister doesn't take life too seriously, even as a seriously great designer. And we love that his theory for fashion also perfectly describes his hair: great color, great fit, great cut. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Designer David Meisterplays cool. 24/7.

  • Ashley BrownAshley Brown is quickly becoming Broadway's belle—literally. After an appearance as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, she floated into audience's hearts as everyone's favorite nanny, Mary Poppins. Ashley welcomes us into her dressing room and shows G&F some of her moves while on tour. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Ashley Brown, aka Mary Poppins, invites us backstage.

  • In one of our most star-struck interviews to date, G&F meets with lrager-than-life designer Isaac Mizrahi as he launches his spring collection for Liz Claiborne. We do some colormath and learn how boredom is the driving force in his designs. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Isaac Mizrahi wants to be a ballerina.

  • G&F puts nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner on the chopping block at The Chopping Block as she explains all about her theory of keeping a flexible diet, which is the premise of her new book, The Flexitarian Diet. She easily has us all converting. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Dawn Jackson Blatner makes nutrition fun. Seriously!

  • We visit the vintage apartment of Sonia Barrett, the accidental inspiration for her new jewelry line, Damen and Division (her other inspiration: motor-boating the most beautiful issues of Vogue). Plus, we de-sludge some pretty lockets. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Sonia Barrett looks smashing in safety googles.

  • It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a little (mental) lubrication, via a fantastic Godiva chocolate champagne cocktail. Katie Lee Joel mixes up some magic for us at the W Hotel. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    SweetheartKatie Lee Joel helps us to score on V-day.

  • The B Spot is the spot for brows in Chicago, and Rashida is the best in the business. She gives us the insider tips, and a complete (and much needed) brow makeover. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    We see brow's it going with eyebrow expert Rashida B.

  • In 2008, we met Maria Pinto, Tommy Hilfiger and Zac Posen, went to Glamorama and the new Juicy Couture boutique on Oak Street and goof around all over town. The only thing crazier: 2009. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    The best of 2008: long live G&F!

  • We chat with renowned chef Charlie Trotter as he releases two new books (for the home wine collector and the home cook) and even get him to reenact his cameo line from My Best Friend's Wedding. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    The ultimate chef, Charlie Trotter, cooks up some fun.

  • G&F celebrates the holidays with the most American man in fashion, Tommy Hilfiger. He tells us how he got his start, boosts his new book, Iconic America, and unveils Macy's famous tree—decorated with an America theme, of course. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    God bless America! And Tommy Hilfiger!

  • Perfumer Clive Christian created a poetic and romantic combination of scents that became the most expensive perfume in the world. His daughter, Victoria, shows us just how to wear the scent. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Victoria Christian of Clive Christian Perfume comes on strong.

  • Celebrity—and royal family!—nail technician Andrea Fulerton shows us how to keep our hands healthy during the harsh winters—and dishes about the love that brought her to our city. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Andrea Fulerton shares tips on how to hold off winter.

  • G&F talks with adorable accessories designer Nancy Gonzalez about the emotional connection we have with handbags, and she gives us the most important advice in the world: if you can't laugh, you have nothing. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Exotic handbag designer Nancy Gonzalez shares her life philosophy.

  • She's not just Austin Powers' psychedelic girlfriend or Bedazzled's devilish beauty: do-gooder Elizabeth Hurley is the glamourous face of Estée Lauder's campaign for breast cancer research. G&F gets the total scoop from her and others involved with the cause: Myra Biblowit is president of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; and Jay Strongwater is a home decor designer behind some of the lines pieces that benefit the cause. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Elizabeth Hurley is the beautiful face behind Estée Lauder's Breast Cancer campaign.

  • G&F meets with the fabulous Maria Pinto (once we finally get in the building!) and are wowed by this Chicagoan's beautiful designs. Our favorite? The 'cocktail dress on crack.'  Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    Designer Maria Pinto shares her favorite looks.

  • If anyone knows how to truly live the life in Chicago it's Amanda Puck, VP of PR for Experiential Agency, so its no wonder Glossed and Found has brought her on as a contributor. We get an inside look at her chic digs. Watch the exclusive G&F interview.

    PR Maven Amanda Puck welcomes us into her home.