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 LA 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: Christine
Hi I'm Christine! I grew up in the Northwest suburbs and now live in downtown Chicago. I'm graduating from DePaul University this summer with an I/O Psychology major. I love Chicago because it is such a fashionable and contemporary city with lots of history. My style is definitely more classic however I'm not afraid to mix it with fun and colorful pieces. I have lots of retail experience and I honestly enjoy helping our customers create the best vision of themselves and watching it come to life in our store. I'm truly lucky to be apart of the Bliss & Belle team here in Lincoln Park!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Monica
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’ve recently joined the Bliss&Belle team 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!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Lauren
Hi! My name is Lauren,I’m from Orland park and I am a junior at Columbia studying marketing. I played travel volleyball my entire life, and I currently coach which is so much fun! I joined the Bliss & Belle team August and I absolutely love it!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Caroline
Hi! I'm Caroline! I'm a junior 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: Nikki
I’m a junior at Loyola and am from Palos Hills, a southwest suburb of Chicago. I’m utterly obsessed with working out, coffee, and getting sweetgreen every chance I get. Chicago has always felt like home to me, and working at Bliss & Belle has made my experience here even better. I get to work in one of my favorite neighborhoods, build the best relationships with my coworkers and my boss, and getting more creative as I help style our customers. The best part of working at the store is getting to meet our customers, so always come in and say hi to get styled by one of our team members. we’d love to have you!
Stylist/Sales Associate: Jocelynn
My name is Jocelynn LoJacono! I am currently a sophomore 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.
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: Grace
My name is Grace Gage and I hail from Memphis, TN! I’m a freshman 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.