Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

It's About Time: Designer Katie Ermilio Makes Her Chicago Debut

  1. Begin Slideshow



    See All Slides

    Think back to what you were doing when you were 12. We don't know about you, but visions of cruising the mall with pals comes to mind (in between dance lessons and keeping up with our math homework, of course). For now-designer Katie Ermilio, spare time was spent experimenting with textiles. She even created her dress for the eighth-grade dance (seriously.) Impressive? Sure — but when you're the granddaughter of Grace Kelly's personal clothier and your pop owns a custom clothing shop, you could say the fashion world is in your cards.

    Flash forward. Katie is now the ripe old age of 27 and has already graced the pages of pubs like Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, and The Wall Street Journal for her gorgeous designs. Oh yeah, and she's also been featured as one of Crain's 30 under 30. Not bad, Ermilio! Up until now, you'd have to shop for her wares online or out of state, but with the recent launch of an exclusive capsule collection at Barneys New York, you can walk yourself over to the Oak Street store instead. The fourth-generation designer incorporated sharp tailoring and soft drape (her area of expertise) to create timeless, feminine dresses. And with pops of color like peacock blue and sunny yellow, spring is closer than you think.

    Click through to see the exclusive new collection.

    Photo: Courtesy of Barneys New York

    Begin Slideshow


Sex & Relationships

A Couple's Guide To Porn

Watching pornography is usually thought of as a private activity, maybe even something to be a little embarrassed about. When you imagine the typical porn viewer, some might think of a man, hunched furtively over his computer in the dead of night, leaving only a drift of dirty Kleenex behind. But, that's not the case. read


Help! I Want High-Rise Jeans That Aren't Too High

Taylor Swift has kept the world guessing by baring her midriff while refusing to expose her belly button. But, while the matching-set look Swifty prefers is cute, the high waistline doesn't always translate well to other forms of clothing — namely, jeans. This has been a struggle for the short-torsoed among us since read