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You know we love nothing as much as local fashion, so when we saw True Blessyn's spring '12 collection, we knew we had to share. True Blessyn is a clothing line designed in Chicago by Shani Brown (love your name, btw). Shani's spring collection, titled "Dream Chaser," is jam-packed with lightweight denim and linen, otherwise known as the fabrics you've been looking forward to wearing for months. Each unique piece is beautifully structured and feminine, and an easy addition to your warm-weather Chicago wardrobe. The best part? True Blessyn's price points are incredible. Don't worry about saving up for the perfect piece, you can score it (and others) right now.
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