What She Wears to Be Approachable & Polished

    By Marie Bradby It was casual Friday at the “J” offices, as staffers affectionately call the Jewish Community of Louisville — the umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center and the Federation Foundation. Executive Shayne Brill had on tennis shoes, jeans, and her new pullover with the JCL logo that the staff received as an appreciation gift. “If every day could be Friday, it would be so easy,” says Shayne, 44, who is senior director of marketing, communications, and engagement. “After all, we are a health and wellness organization, so we can be [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:22:46-04:00March 10, 2018|Work Wardrobe|

Seven Things Demetria Gilkey Can’t Live Without

By Emily Gahafer Good customer service at any type of business is one of the biggest determinants of a positive experience. In fact, Demetria Gilkey cares so much about good customer service that she built an entire business based on just that. “I’ve always wanted to be my own business owner,” Demetria says. “I love working for myself and by myself, calling the shots and being a badass business owner. That’s who I am, and it feels good to know that I have truly done that and followed this passion, and I’m excited to see [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:30:00-04:00March 6, 2018|Seven Things|

How Drapes Make a Difference in a Home

By Keri Foy Same as how accessories pull together an outfit, fabrics put the finishing touch on a home. "It's like the jewels for a woman's evening gown," says Vanessa Yates, co-owner, with her mother Marybeth Crouch, of Draped in Style, a window treatment design firm in Louisville's Norton Commons. "I love specifically what we do in interior design. It just completes a home." If you're looking at ways to feel more at ease in your home, take some cues from this mother-daughter design team. "One of our clients said that her job as a [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:17:09-04:00March 2, 2018|Living Beautifully|

What I Wore This Month: Classic with a Whimsical Twist

By Aubrey Hillis Whether she’s attending a Louisville Orchestra performance or walking through 21C Museum Hotel, Patty Johnson knows the art of dressing well for any situation or season. When the temperature drops, Patty creates fashionable outfits that keep her warm. Here’s what she’s wearing this month. Job: Rheumatology Medical Sales Specialist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Self-described Style: Classic with a whimsical twist Why She Chose This: “Given the chill in the air, I wanted warmth with some glamor. I wear a great deal of black using it as a canvas and add accessories to make it [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:14:09-04:00February 23, 2018|What I Wore|

The One Clothing Staple We All Need — And Why it is the Year of the Woman at The Speed

By Marie Bradby Even before the Speed Museum opened its modern $60 million renovation and addition in 2016, Laura Ross and the marketing team at this venerable Louisville institution were hopping, helping to plan new exhibits and programs, and tying events and activities to them. “We’re quite the hub of creativity and beyond now,” says Laura, 49, the Speed’s Public Relations Manager. “We’re not just an art museum with 6,000 years of creativity from ancient to modern and contemporary art. We have the Speed cinema, major exhibitions and events year round, children’s programming, music, and [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:22:46-04:00February 20, 2018|Work Wardrobe|

What We Love About Her Lashes

By Miranda Popp Micaela Skura hated taking off mascara and the time it took to put it on again every day. One spring, she found herself looking toward a full Derby and wedding season, and to her it made sense to get lash extensions rather than pay for a makeup artist. Lash extensions from Skye Lash Lounge have been Micaela’s best kept beauty secret for nearly three and a half years now. “Not having to put on mascara in the morning cuts my morning prep time in half.” Micaela Skura works in public relations and [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:33:56-04:00February 16, 2018|What We Love|
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