Hey, Baltimore! My name is Dayna, and I’m a fashion and beauty blogger based right here in Charm City. I’m half of the dynamic duo behind CHICNaturalistas, a blog I share with my best friend Brittany. There, you can find us writing about hair, cool events and, of course, fashion. …Read More »
Save, Splurge and Reuse: You Can Have It All How STYLE's new fashion editor makes the most of her eclectic closet.
Fashion has always been a passion of mine. As a child, I did not agree with my mother’s fashion choices for my closet. One day she was in my room and discovered an entire drawer of lonely and insulted clothing, still tagged, that I had been stockpiling for years. Her …Read More »
Our STYLE intern, a journalism major at the University of Mississippi, tells us how she plays it cool during a sizzling afternoon of shopping, sipping and dining. The Baltimore summer is here in all its broiling dog-day-ness! But that’s okay. For me, the scorching days signal sundresses, sunglasses and super …Read More »
Wedding photographers capture our life’s potentially happiest moment in time on film: no pressure there. We talked to some of our favorite marriage-snapping pros about the pressures, pleasures and pitfalls of shooting folks’ big day. They shared some of their trademark tricks and blissful photo picks with us as well. DAVID …Read More »
Patron Saints of Grooming Local stylists are donating their time to help Baltimoreans feel beautiful, inside and out.
Saving Face After doing some makeup sessions at About Faces for staffers from Sinai Hospital—including its president, Amy Perry—makeup artist Owen O’Donnell inquired about starting a program at the facility. “I’ve always been interested in corrective and camouflage makeup,” says O’Donnell, who adds that he would have become a nurse if he …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Jill Andrews Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Jill Andrews fell in love with textiles when she was a student at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. After some time abroad in London, Andrews landed in Baltimore, where she worked for Center Stage for 15 years in women’s costumes. “My time at Center Stage was an incredible education …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Michelle Li Murphy Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Michelle Li Murphy grew up with what she calls the “maker mentality.” She was raised in a rather bohemian lifestyle—her father lived in a commune and solid handmade brass jewelry and belt buckles at craft shows while she and her mother lived on a sailboat and her mother made hand-stitched …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Shana Kroiz Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Shana Kroiz is a hometown girl. She attended high school right here at Baltimore School for the Arts before heading to Parsons School of Design in New York. Kroiz is not just content to design stand-out jewelry—and with her bold and one-of-a-kind designs, it does just that—but also started a …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Bishme Cromartie Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
At just shy of 25, Baltimore-based designer Bishme Cromartie has seen his ultra-modern gowns and garments appear at award shows on the likes of Jill Scott and former “America’s Next Top Model” Eva Marcille. Cromartie, with whom our editor chatted last fall, means it when he says he’s designing for the …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Vincent Licari Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Vincent Licari has always loved fashion, but he started out behind the camera as a fashion photographer. After seeing his elegant and dramatic pieces, you’ll be glad he made the switch to designing. Licari learned the basics of tailoring from his family, but taught himself a lot more by experimenting with …Read More »