Hi Jenny, So I have a question (if that wasn’t obvious enough!). I’m 14 and in 9th grade. I really like this girl, she is beautiful and has a great personality, and we talk a lot. But she has a boyfriend. What should I do? — Connor, Vernon, N.J.
Guests on my show tonight are Eva Mendes, Donnie Wahlberg and my sister JoJo McCarthy. When I tell you that it’s a good one, I mean it’s a GOOD one. First, JoJo and I have been in a Twitter picture war of posting horrific shots of one another for two years. Tonight, I surprise attack her with three not-so-flattering pics, causing her to lose her mind. Don’t worry, she gets me back — and good — by the end of show.
If Giuliana Rancic could dole out any words of wisdom to her younger self, it would be these: “You’ll never use geometry. So don’t sweat that D, girl.” She laughs, reflecting on her academic career. “I wasn’t the best student. Instead, I was being social, having fun, developing a sense of humor,” she says. “And these are all skills that help me every day.”
Turn a dress into a work of art by embracing this season’s whimsical prints: soft florals, elegant tie-dyes and modernist collages. Take a cue from these women, who’ve mastered the look by letting the dress take center stage and keeping accessories pared down. When it comes to matching, black is a girl’s best friend — it provides the necessary neutral base and avoids cluttering the outfit.
It took Conde Nast Traveler’s Editor-at-Large Hanya Yanagihara two months, 12 countries, 26 cities and 30 flights to complete her research for the magazine’s April edition, “The Grand Tour of Asia.” She made an extra stop at the Peninsula Chicago (108 E. Superior) on March 19 to share the details of her 45-day journey with 200 guests.
Vintage specialty shop Lulu’s at the Belle Kay (3862 N. Lincoln) expanded its fashionable family March 4 with the launch of its second, jewelry-centric space, Lulu’s on the Avenue, located on the third floor of the 900 Shops (900 N. Michigan). Owner and curator Laurie Davis sparkled as she showed off her collection of stunning pieces to guests such as Rochelle Trotter, Darby Hills and designer Roni Blanshay, whose own jewelry was on display alongside finery from Iradj Moini, Larry Vrba and local handbag line Laudi Vidni.
The Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago hit a high note March 5 at its fifth annual Girl Power luncheon, held at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan). Nearly 1,000 guests turned out to celebrate the school and its partnership with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; the two organizations are working together to create programs that immerse young women in the arts and empower them to explore unconventional career paths. Grammy-winning soprano Ana María Martínez presented the keynote address, and more than $500,000 was raised to help the school continue to provide educational, leadership and college prep programs for its students and to preserve its 100 percent college acceptance rate.