Meet the team behind Bliss & Belle
Meet the owner, Blake
Hi, I'm Blake! I was born in Texas and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Fashion has always been my passion and opening my own boutique has been something I've always dreamed of. After graduating from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) with an Apparel Merchandising Major I went west to follow my dreams of being in the fashion industry. I landed my first big girl job at BCBG Max Azria and spent majority of my time there as a buyer for the brand BCBGeneration. After 5 years in Los Angeles I headed back to the midwest. You're probably asking how I could leave the amazing California weather.. I know, I know. It was a tough one.. (probably more so for my husband who was born & raised in Southern California) After coming back to Chicago I started working for Walgreens as Buyer in the beauty gifting department. I learned a lot there, but mostly realized I was finally ready (or so I thought) to open my own store. And here we are! We opened our doors on May 9, 2018 and I couldn't be happier. This dream wouldn't have come true without the love and support from my family, friends, and team.
Assistant Store Manager: Sam
Hi! My name is Sam and I’m from Indianapolis! I attended Indiana university with Blake and was also an apparel merchandising major. We were sorority sisters! I love to style and clothes have always been a strong passion of mine. I have worked in several boutiques over the years and am excited to be apart of the Bliss & Belle team! In my free time I also enjoy practicing and teaching yoga. Feel free to come see me at the store for a style session or a little yoga reset!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Lauren
Hi! My name is Lauren,I’m from Orland park and I am studying marketing at Columbia. I played travel volleyball my entire life, and I currently coach which is so much fun! I joined the Bliss & Belle team in August 2018 and I absolutely love it!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Caroline
Hi! I'm Caroline! I'm a Senior at DePaul University where I am studying communications. I was born and raised in the Northshore suburbs of Chicago. I've always had such a strong desire to be as fashionable as can be, and being a stylist at Bliss & Belle has been such an amazing experience! I get the pleasure to work with such an amazing team of girls who always help one another out. I love working at the cutest boutique in Lincoln Park!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Grace
My name is Grace Gage and I hail from Memphis, TN! I’m a Sophomore at Loyola Chicago so I have plenty of time to enjoy everything that Chicago has to offer. I love fashion, coffee (often over caffeinated but better than under caffeinated!), traveling, reading, and trying new foods. My style reflects both my southern roots and how I want to feel that day. I’m a big believer in dressing for the attitude you want to channel. I see fashion and clothes as a way to elevate one’s personality and sense of self. Working at Bliss and Belle has created an incredible gateway into the fashion, styling, and retail world.
Stylist/Sales Associate: Molly
Stylist/Sales Associate: Brooke
Hi my name is Brooke Weber and I’m from just up the Lake in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am currently a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago studying Public Relations and Advertising. I love enjoying the city and finding new and fun places to go to. I have always loved fashion and the way you can reflect your personality through clothes. It is my outlet to expressing myself and I love finding new pieces to style with. I’m so excited to be working at Bliss & Belle, the team is amazing and the environment is so fun! I can’t wait to bring my love of fashion to the store!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Katy
Hi! I’m Katy. I was born and raised in Chicago. I am currently a junior at DePaul University and I’m studying communication. I love fashion and have always planned on it being apart of my career! I’m new to Bliss and Belle but I’m so excited to be apart of the team!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Clare
Stylist/Sales Associate: Audra
Hi! My name is Audra, and I was born and raised in Chicago. Growing up in the city I've always been able to keep up with the latest trends and experiment with different looks that has helped me develop my personal style. I now go to school at the University of Miami, but I'm so excited to be home for the summer and working as a stylist at Bliss & Belle! Being apart of the Bliss and Belle team has been a dream so far! I've always loved everything about fashion, so I'm looking forward to being further submerged in the retail world while working at Bliss and Belle.
Stylist/Sales Associate: Jocelynn
My name is Jocelynn LoJacono! I'm a Junior at DePaul University studying Communication. I’m originally from Buffalo, New York. I love fashion and have recently taken up a hobby of sustainable fashion. I re-purpose some of my own clothes from items I thrift! In the fall I will be studying abroad in Rome, Italy. While I’m there, I will be taking a course in Italian fashion as well as plan to intern with a fashion brand.
Hi! My name is Monica and I’m from Orland Park, a southwest suburb. I go to DePaul University and am studying Finance. I’ve always had a passion for the fashion industry and love working in retail. I joined the Bliss&Belle team in Fall 2018 and love all the experience I’ve had so far! The toughest part of the job is not buying everything that comes into store because it is all so cute!
Hi I’m Ratanya and I live in River West with my husband and 12 year old yorkie. I’m studying Strategic Communications at Arkansas State University online program. I realized my passion for social media and marketing two years ago when I started blogging for fun. I’ve always loved fashion and am so happy I get to mix my love of social media and fashion as an intern for Bliss and Belle boutique!