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ex·pert [n., ek-spurt]   Noun: “A person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” I consider myself an expert in many fields. ;-)

Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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LOVE/HATE FASHION WEEK: WHY I KEEP GOING BACK

LOVE/HATE FASHION WEEK: WHY I KEEP GOING BACK FOR MORE
THE GLOSS
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON

Fashion Week, oh fashion week, how I adore slash abhor you.  It’s not your fault, per se.  You are what you are: a teeming mess of ego and art, of waiting and judging and pushing and shoving while being deprived of food and water for ten hours all to watch 12-14 minutes of (sometimes) pure sartorial genius and (sometimes) absolute nonsensical crap that even 2% body fat can’t make [read more...]

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PUBLICIST LARA SHIFFMAN IS CHICAGO’S CUPID

PUBLICIST LARA SHIFFMAN IS CHICAGO’S CUPID
MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE
FEBRUARY 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON

Lara Shiffman is the most successful Chicago matchmaker you can’t hire.  With dozens of relationships, five marriages and eleven (11!) babies to her credit, Shiffman’s matches are the stuff of legend, fairy tale – or at least a very profitable business.  The irony?  She’s not even a professional.

“My whole life I’ve introduced people, both in business and socially,” says the irrepressible blonde, who runs the strategic consulting firm JKLS PR, with her business partner, Jill Katz (who met her husband through [read more...]

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ELLE PARTY COVERAGE: JESSICA BIEL DINNER

ELLE TOASTS COVER GIRL JESSICA BIEL
ELLE
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
BY JULIA ALLISON

December ELLE cover girl Jessica Biel glowed Tuesday evening at an intimate Chateau Marmont dinner celebration hosted by ELLE’s Joe Zee and TOD’S Signature collection.

“We wanted something different, something more intimate,” said TOD’S Sarika Rastogi of the chic soirée.  “A small sit down dinner.  The Chateau’s just really hip and classic; it’s always a cool vibe. There’s just so much history here!”

“We shot Jess my very first cover of ELLE in June of 2007, so this is a reunion of [read more...]