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Megan Hammermeister

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Journalism | Columbia College Chicago


Macs Magazine London

Macs Magazine
Lipstick Lovin': Think Pink! | MACS LONDON

Willing to splurge on a new lip colour for Summer? We think Chanel's Rouge Allure Limited Edition Collection not only gives great long-lasting results, but also hydrates your lips and what girl doesn't want to show off their CC label?

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Bright Eyes With a White Line... | MACS LONDON

August 2013 Macs writer, Megan explores this season's bright eye beauty trick. Have you tried all of the creams, lotions, and even cucumbers, but your eyes still seem to look tired? Seen on the runways and on the likes of Cara Delevingne, make-up artists and enthusiasts everywhere have found the perfect solution to make your eyes look fresh and bright; white eyeliner!

Macs Magazine
Red Carpet Style: Pretty in Pyjamas | MACS LONDON

Ladies, if you're debating on whether to go out on Friday night, but can't choose what to wear, the pyjama trend is this season's perfect solution. After a few years of circulating the high fashion world, the chic PJ trend has finally reached the masses.


Alexa Chung: More Than Just a Style Icon

After celebrating her birthday as well as the launch of her best-selling new book It, I've seen a lot of the gorgeous Alexa Chung all over my Twitter and Instagram feed in the last few weeks. Not that I could ever complain.

Best Dressed Blogger: Little Magpie

As much as I've tried, I don't think I'll ever be a regular online shopper. You'd think I'd enjoy avoiding crowds and shopping in the comfort of my own bed, but I just can't get myself to convert.

H&M Spring Collection: I Want Everything

Earlier this week, Refinery29 confessed their love for H&M's Spring Collection. I've always been a major fan of H&M. Why? It's simple. A shopping spree doesn't leave a huge dent in my back account and their trends are usually on point. I began to browse through the first few pictures and I thought to myself, "Wow!

My Own Daily Dose of Paris

I have recently been drawn to photography of Paris, particularly in the wintertime. Something about the city, the architecture, and the culture gives me an overwhelming urge to travel and see it all for myself. I don't think I'm the only girl who dreams of visiting the city of love.

Rocker Chicks with Style

I've always thought there's something so inspiring about female musicians. Whenever I see one of my favorite artists live or watch a new music video online, I think to myself, "Wow, I shouldn't have quit those piano lessons when I was 12!" Yeah I know, that's a bit of a stretch.

My Ombre Inspiration for Short Hair

There have been countless debates whether the ombre trend is "in" or not, but I am still a massive fan. Or maybe it's because I have been living vicariously through girls with long hair. After months of impatiently waiting, my hair has finally grown out to a shoulder length style.

The Prettiest Lips of 2013

It wasn't until this year that I really embraced a bold statement lip. Before then, my idea of lip care was lip balm and a colored gloss. Luckily, after some experimentation of my own, I realized that most of the time, a great lip color can dress up your whole look and really brighten up your face.

Contouring Made Easy

When Kim Kardashian revealed that her flawless complexion was the result of a make-up trend involving contouring and highlighting, I remember thinking, "There's no way I could pull this off anyway," even if the idea of high cheekbones and great skin did sound super appealing.

Time Out Chicago Magazine

Time Out Chicago Kids Magazine
Microsoft Plans to Increase Science Education in Chicago

Microsoft has announced a new program called YouthSpark, an initiative to close the achievement gap in Chicago. Partnering with City Year, Year Up, and other non-profit organizations, YouthSpark will implement STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in schools throughout the city.