Courtney Madeline Boutique

Courtney Madeline Boutique

Take it as a #signofthetimes.  Albeit, we don’t need clothing to feel the beauty of life…

…but a little leopard print goes a long way! Get yours in the form of a wide brim hat and combat that chill in the air this winter in style. This one is waiting for that special someone @CourtneyMadelineBoutique in Lake Shore.

Layer it up in every color as crisscross style cami’s fly off the shelves as one of the ‘it’ must-haves to spice up a wardrobe. Worn under a V-neck sweater or even a blazer, this underpinning will not break the bank.

Grab hold of the #embroiderytrend. From eveningwear to shoes to swimwear, it’s everywhere. It’s even taken athleisure in a new direction. Courtney shows off this soft and supple line from Los Angeles #EntroUSA. In heather grey, this lace-up hoodie stands out with colorful 3D sleeves. #Relaxed #Refreshed #RedCarpetTrend

There’s something about a quality camel quilted vest, adorned with gold hardware and chocolate suede piping that oozes class and elegance. Paired with a warm T-neck or a long sleeve crewneck, it’s an easy layering piece that gives the impression of a true equestrian. Find it at #CourtneyMadelineBoutique #ActiveUSA

#GraphicTees have revolutionized how we wear words on clothing. Thought-provoking and – often times – funny, it never fails that you find one you like and there’s a better one right next door. Looking for a #MarylandGift perhaps? Santa Claws is your ticket to having more fun while opening holiday gifts with friends. #ConversationDressing

Pocket-sized, award winning, refillable and retractable, lint rolling is a thing now. I’d say it’s a fashionable #StockingStuffer option for all your lady friends who like to roll with it! Courtney has them available in every color #meet.flint @CourtneyMadelineBoutique

When temperatures climb and fall, #layering should be your modus operandi to keep cool contemporary and comfortable. Think outside the box and choose a statement piece. Practical and glamorous, joy + beautiful = #Jodiflstyle and this affordable line from L.A. creates dimension with a #winterwhite metallic crochet vest to wear over any underlying basics.

Elena Russo

If anyone around Baltimore knows fashion from the inside out, it’s Elena Russo. Elena wasn’t just a “working” model. She was a HARD working model; running from castings to shows to photo shoots to the gym. Elena worked countless runways and designer showrooms, and major magazine shoots, print and TV campaigns for the likes of Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marie Claire, Head Sportswear and White House/Black Market. Her work took her to Milan, New York and many other East Coast markets before she settled down in Baltimore. Now she’s sharing more of what she’s learned about beauty and fashion with you. Elena’s ability to find the reality - rather than the fantasy - of fashion is evident in her shopping know-how. With a bi-weekly fashion column, she shares her local “Elena’s LookBook,” identifying trends you can find at local boutiques in and around Charm City to help you refresh and modernize your closet, and yourself!