ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 3 - May/June

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ALICIA ROMAN The forecast is bright for this NBC-5 meteorologist. Alicia Roman has lived in five different states, so when she landed a job as the weekday meteorologist for NBC 5's noon news in 2011, she was thrilled. "I had a magnet of the Chicago skyline on my fridge, and I'd look at it every day," says Roman, 32, who hails from a small town in western Pennsylvania and has also lived in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Ohio. "Now that I'm here, I'm never going back." Trademark look: I've gone through four tubes of M.A.C. Pink Poodle lip gloss in the past year. Even if you're wearing sweats, it makes you look glam. Proudest accomplishment: Becoming a meteorologist, which I've wanted to do since age 4. My dad worked in construction, so he'd watch The Weather Channel every morning at 4 AM—if it was raining, he wasn't able to work. I'd get up to watch with him, and he'd make me breakfast and explain weather elements to me. Best weather movie: I love The Day After Tomorrow because it's just so crazy. There are tornadoes in California, floods in Manhattan. It's very extreme and totally nuts. Style icon: Gwen Stefani. She's so daring. Where I grew up, if you wore leggings and high heels people would look at you [weirdly]. Cause closest to my heart: I work with three different organizations—Bright Pink, the Chicago Children's Choir, and the Brain Injury Association of Illinois. I got into the last one in particular because I've had two semiconcussions, so I do prevention work. Heroes: My parents. My mother battled two kinds of cancer and survived, and my father left Puerto Rico at a young age and started his life over in the US. His passion and drive are amazing. PHOTOGRAPH BY TK; ILLUSTRATION BY TK BEAUTY: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 175 Cake ($42). Sephora, 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-494-9598; sephora. com. Chantecaille Le Stylo Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($30). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-799-5211; M.A.C. Tinted Lipglass in Pink Poodle ($15). Macy's, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-7700; Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream ($34). The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-8800; Yellow dress, Giambattista Valli ($2,692). Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047; Necklace, Shay ($645). Space 519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-9519; Bracelet, Roman's own FASHION: Chair courtesy of Walter E. Smithe MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 110-117_MA_FEAT_BeautiesR2_MayJune13.indd 117 117 4/18/13 5:16 PM

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