Crochet Creations Featured At One Of A Kind Show

By Kayla Ducklo “Do not challenge a woman from the West Side of Chicago!” Mona Muhammad recalls the exact moment she dusted off her long forgotten crochet needles to prove to a friend that she really could crochet – even though she hadn’t crocheted in 20 years. Muhammad’s mother Clearetta taught her at a very Read More …

Costume Designer Brings Dazzle To The “Holidaze”

Holiday décor and characters come to life and excite the season to be jolly at “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” at the Chicago Theatre December 17-21. Sugarplums will not only be dancing at Holidaze, they’re even twirling and flipping, and, yes, those are the Christmas tree ornaments and Santa’s cookies that just made a pyramid out of Read More …

N’Style with Handbag Designer DeOndra Jereé

She’s 21 and absolutely fearless when it comes to dictating her dream. Louisiana-bred and now New York based designer, Deondra Morris, debuted her handbag line, the DeOndra Jereé Collection, earlier this month –October 4th – and is currently living her dream. The Deondra Jereé fall/winter 2013 Collection is a luxury handbag line ranging from $128.00 Read More …

Antique African Art At The International Fair

By Nicole Rhoden The upcoming 16th Annual International Art & Antiques Fair at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from April 26-29 features exhibitors from around the world, showcasing art, antiques and jewelry from B.C. to the 20th Century. Taking a place of prominence at the Fair along side works by artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali Read More …

Art Activism with Jewelry Designer Oneka Ijeoma

“Success is a progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale Nigerian jewelry designer, Oneka Ijeoma, owner and CEO of King Onye Label located at 707 W. Armitage, is an artist entrepreneur with a heart for activism. With her campaign, Speak Progress, the political science and sociology graduate combined her skill of Read More …