Meet Flyleaf’s Lead Singer Kristen May

Flyleaf Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2014

“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all …  Read more

Dance, Destiny + Hard Work: Meet Iona Calhoun-Battiste

The Lifelong Dancer Discusses How She Made Her Dreams Come True by Helping Others

September 19, 2014

“We want to include everyone and make everyone feel important and special,” said Iona Calhoun-Battiste, founder of the Iona Calhoun School of Ballet at the South Shore Cultural Center. “But we recognize that not everyone is at the same level, so how do you support the girls who are really good and want to dance as a career, and how do you support those that dance recreationally, but it’s still important to them?” It’s this type of supportive mentality that has built the foundation for her school and sets it apart from others in the field. “Other schools will say, ‘If you can’t do it, then you can’t stay,’” Calhoun-Battiste said. Having gone …  Read more

The Eyes Have It: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES

Eyeshadow Redefined!

September 3, 2014

If you love playing up your eyes just as much as the next Cheeky gal, you might always be on the hunt for the “next great thing” in eye color. What better time than fall to get your “smoky eyes” on and accentuate those windows to the soul? Look no further. A tried and true classic is here. Please join the CHANEL national makeup artist team at Bloomingdales at their exclusive Michigan Avenue installation Wednesday September 10–13 for an event celebrating the worldwide launch of the new LES 4 OMBRES multi-effect quadra eyeshadow. This new collection of shadows comes to you in eight brand new color palettes and offers a wider …  Read more