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This Year's Women of Style

By The Editors

Photography by Katrina Wittkamp | Styling by Annie Peck with Annie Frances Style Consulting


Meet five elegant North Shore women who embrace life and fashion on their own terms.

Astra GamsJaeger

As the marketing director for VenueLogic Chicago, as well as an active member of Joffrey’s Women’s Board, GamsJaeger needs to look dashing for downtown evenings and daytime meetings. She has an eye for mixing eclectic clothing—even occasionally stealing a piece from one of her sons’ closets.

I decide what to wear based on the weather and how I feel that day.

I would never wear one of those muumuu dresses.

For comfort, I put on boyfriend jeans.

My go-to pieces are a Missoni jacket and an Alexis Bittar bejeweled long pearl necklace. They both mix with everything from jeans to a little black dress.

My favorite designers are Diane von Furstenberg, and I’m getting inspired by Gucci now, especially with the fun, bold colors and designs.

My makeup approach is natural, but once in a while I go for a bold lip.

When I go to the office, I don’t leave without my gym bag. It’s tough to fit in exercise, but if I’ve got the gear, it’s more likely to happen.

I first figured out the power of fashion when I began my career in marketing and I realized that clothes make a statement about who we are to the world.

In my travel carry-on bag, I always have eye drops and lip moisturizer.