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Um, swoon? Meet Veronica Sheaffer, aka the girl who will be making your perfect Chicago wedding dress. That's how we see her after taking one look at her stunning, refreshing line of bridal couture, anyway. Inspired by the classic American bride, the gowns are clean and smart, but totally sweet and flirtatious. Each custom-made dress is meant to make the bride feel the romance and joy of her one-of-a-kind wedding.
Veronica Sheaffer, 2029 West Walton Street; 312-823-0057.
Photos by Billy Rood
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read