Saturdays at Essential Elements are filled with good tunes, a non stop runway show featuring our very own Essential Mavens, lots of laughs and an overall jumping good time and that is thanks to Gwen!
The party follows Gwen wherever she may be and most Saturdays that is right on the sales floor of Essential Elements where she will be impeccably styled in a perfectly coordinated look from the earrings down to the shoes.In July, Gwen will be leaving Essential Elements for Tulsa, Oklahoma to dive into her passion project - Fannie's Restaurant, Soul Food Chicago Style.
Favorite Essential Elements designers: Alembika, Kedem Sasson, & LINK
Best season for fashion: "I don't have a favorite season because fashion is awesome all year long. I love clothes so I am fashionably dressed every season!"
What's a typical day of relaxation and self care? "I try to get massages at least once a month and I'm striving to carve out time for more with the addition of facials. I enjoy hanging out at different restaurants with friends or even alone."
When you leave to focus on Fannie's, what will miss most about Chicago? "Well I'm gonna miss spending time with my son and his family, singing for the Praise Team at my church where I've been a member for 35 years and eating at some of my favorite restaurants. I will miss my EE family and the customers, many of which I've become friends with over the years. I'm gonna miss Chicago where I was born and raised 72 years ago.
A fashion quote to live by: " You make the clothes, they shouldn't make you!"