Style is a state of mind and fashion a means of expression, which is all the more important in our rapidly changing world. We check in with Chicago's sartorial stars for some words of wisdom.
JUSTINE FEDAK,WRITER AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
The biggest change in my life since I was featured in 2014 is… I fell madly, deeply in love—with myself (that’s the title of the book I am working on, How to Fall Madly Deeply in Love... With yourSELF).
The most amazing thing to happen since I became a Woman of Style was… I discovered the healing power of meditation.
My big news is…I don’t need my sexy cane anymore to walk.
For me, 2020 has brought… time to ask myself, ‘Who am I?’
I never expected that… meditation would make my MS disappear.
What I’m most passionate about right now is… my new lake house in Michiana, Mich., that I’m renovating.
The biggest surprise of the year has been… 'consciously uncoupling' in January from my beloved BMO after 27 years to finally pursue my motivational speaking and writing passion, while also doing socially conscious marketing and diversity consulting with my new business partners, Instant Impact (with the amazing Star Jones).
In 2020, style is all about… wearing heels again—and dancing around in them!
To me, style means… feeling sexy in your own skin.
My favorite designers of the moment are… I’m still obsessed with Rick Owens, but I also love Haider, The Row and Nili Lotan.
I am supporting my local community by… connecting people to each other to help find new employment opportunities and find their passion and purpose.