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A Media Company Delving into the Shades of Gray in Entertainment, Fashion, Dining, Music, Travel & Nightlife

New Year, New You!

It's that time again: a veritable tidal wave of over-spending, over-eating, over-drinking, and pretty much over-anything-ing has inspired us to turn a new leaf with the turn of the calendar. Lookstyle has a way for you to make multiple resolutions you can actually keep!

DJ Dainjazone: LMFAO’s black sheep

Rocking a mismatched, neon attire worthy of a Richard Simmons workout video, DJ Dainjazone looks at home among the clutter of half-empty glasses littering a corner table in Chicago’s El Hefe nightclub. The scene has become standard for the baseball-player-turned-DJ, who spent the last year or so on LMFAO’s “Party Rock” tour—but don’t let his leopard print harem pants fool you.

Gettysburg: Bravery and sacrifices remembered

As the nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the site of the conflict's biggest battle joins in the commemoration activities. In July 1863, over 170,000 soldiers converged on the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg in a battle that changed the course of the war and ultimately the course of a nation.

Skylar Grey talks her new album, disappointment and the road to self-discovery

Seven years ago Skylar Grey didn’t exist. She was a distant figment of Holly Brook’s imagination, stifled by a handful of untrustworthy Hollywood big shots and a mediocre set of melancholy acoustic tracks. But after years of patience and several months in a desolate Oregon cabin, a poignant pop princess emerged, pronouncing herself Skylar Grey and leaving Holly Brook far behind in the woods.

Audrey Napoleon: Goth-Glam Goddess

Audrey Napoleon knows how to make a statement. With heavy black cat eyeliner, pale skin, crimson lips and precision-cut hair the color of a raven, the 26-year-old DJ/producer looks like she belongs deep within the pages of an Edgar Allen Poe novel. Though her story isn’t quite "The Tell-Tale Heart," the goth glam goddess found refuge in Los Angeles clubland after moving from city to city with her musician father.

Chefs on the Grill

On a sunny Wednesday evening beneath the hub of tourists surrounding Millennium Park’s bean, around 550 people gathered June 19 to celebrate the sixth annual Chefs on the Grill event hosted at the Park Grill. Guests sampled entrees and creative cocktails from 13 local restaurants, with all proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities. The event also featured a raffle, silent auction and live performance by local cover band The Walk-Ins, as well as NBC 5 Chicago’s meteorologist Cheryl Scott as emcee.