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 »
Divas wanted The A in the new Ellicott City shop A’Divaz Boutique stands for “Any diva.” “There’s something for everyone here,” says shop owner Angelina Brannigan. With a background in both retail and makeup, Brannigan says she has always wanted to open a store. Opportunity knocked and the North Laurel …Read More »
Published in April 2016 issue of STYLE Already saddled with our work bag, techno-gadgets, keys and, maybe, a yoga mat or water bottle, toting around an umbrella seems almost impossible. But when caught in a rainstorm, you would move mountains to have one, right? Back in 1992, designers Tibor Kalman and …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 »
Designing Baltimore: Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion desingers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Evegenia Luzhina-Salazar, who graduated from Moscow Art College in Russia in 1980, boasts more than 30 years of experience in costume design. Her decadently dramatic gowns—complete with massive shoulders and matching headpieces—reflect those years of experience. Luzhina-Salazar made a name for herself in the theater industry, designing costumes and sets, before …Read More »
Designing Baltimore: Kerry Leikus Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion designers featured in our upcoming April issue.
Kerry Leikus, 44, took an unconventional route to becoming a designer. While on sabbatical from her job as an attorney, she decided that if she couldn’t find the accessories she wanted, she’d design them. Her first line of belts were a hit and now, more than ten years later, …Read More »