Inspirational, influential, and empowering, these six women embody Chicago's multifaceted view of what defines beauty.
Beauté: Kiss Kiss Strass Lipstick in Cuivre Drape,
Guerlain ($33), Traceless Foundation
SPF 15 in Caramel, Tom Ford ($78). Saks Fifth
Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500. Hydrating Styling Cream, Moroccanoil ($32).
Salon 1800, 1133 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-6010. A Crewed Interest Nail Polish, Essie
($8). Macy's, 111 N. State St., 312-781-1000.
Apparel: White dress, Trina Turk ($268). Cusp,
Water Tower Place, 312-951-2299.
Gold and diamond chain-link earrings, David
Yurman ($7,800). 40 E. Oak St., 312-787-7779. White and gold cuff, Kara by Kara Ross ($345). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900.
If Manning had a theme song, it would be
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game." As the senior
director of game operations for the Chicago White Sox, it's her job to orchestrate that beloved ballpark
experience—the pregame ceremonies, the perfectly
synchronized home-run fireworks, and, yes, the
Lives: River Forest.
Cause closest to my heart: Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.
Best known for: My ability
to stay calm in stressful situations.
Oreo cookies and a glass of ice-cold milk.
Beauty philosophy: Enhance what you have.
Favorite feature: My brain. I use it to get the
Beauty products I can't live without:
Bobbi Brown under-eye concealer—I work long
hours and have three boys. It's absolutely
My position on plastic surgery:
Not for me right now.
Advice to my 16-year-old
self: In the future you will appreciate all those
activities that your mom signed you up for.
Photography by Erika Dufour; Hair and makeup by Chrisondra Boyd at Ford Artists Hair and makeup assistance by Allie Kunkler at Ford Artists Manicures by Rashida B at Artists by Timothy Priano; Styling by Jacki Debb at chicagoermergingartists.com