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The Re-Launch of The All-New Lady Foot Locker with Adrienne Bailon

I had to the pleasure of being at Lady Foot Locker in North Riverside Mall this past weekend to celebrate its makeover. My favorite “Cheetah Girl” Adrienne Bailon, who is now the star of the Style Network’s “Empire Girls,” hosted a fun fashionable filled day with a fitness class, fashion show and an intimate Q&A with her very excited fans. When I first arrived, I didn’t know whether to focus on the store or Adrienne, because they both looked amazing! The store was filled bright hues of pink, yellow, orange and lime greens. They had some really fly workout gear and sneakers that actually inspired me to workout (any excuse to look cute). Adrienne was very “Sporty Chic,” which she admitted is her favorite clothing style. She had on a pair of fabulous Nike sneakers, Under Armour workout capri pant (also her favorite) and layered tanks. She completed the look with the most perfect hair bun, which is perfect for working out and is still fashionable. She unveiled her secret to a perfect bun is a sock. Yep, stay tuned for her bun tutorial on her website, she announced.

Downstairs where the fitness class and Q & A took place, there were hundreds of screaming girls (a few excited guys) frantically waiting on Adrienne to arrive.  She was so downtown-to-earth; hugging, greeting and chatting with her fans. She’s was so Brooklyn! During the Q&A, She spoke about loving carbs, making time to workout, Beyoncé’s music and body motivating her, being addicted to Instagram & Twitter. She also told us about her new music project produced by Ne-Yo, her love for Chicago and she even serenaded us, per fan request, with “No More,”  her popular single with 3LW.

After the questions, the music was cranked up and the workout began and from Adrienne’s facial expressions, it was pretty intense. The workout guru Rebekah from, routine was packed Squats, lunges sit-ups and Pilates move. She had the crowd really working out and made me glad that I forgot my sneakers!

The day ended with Ms. Bailon sitting down with me and answering a few questions. I asked her about her Nail Polish line, which is called Fingertip Fetish currently available on her website ( which will launch,  September 6th at Fashion Night Out (New York).

Her nails were “Supa Dupa Fly” done by Chicago’s own, Spifster Nails.

The day of the Lady Foot Locker interview, I was really pressed for time, so I was limited to make-up prep. I asked Adrienne what she would do, if she only had minutes to get ready. She said she uses concealer, bronzer, a little lash curl and a great lip gloss and she is out the door! I also found out that her go to lip gloss is Carmex, but her go to lipstick YSL No. 59 (Golden Color). Because she complained of her thighs burning after the workout with Flywheel, we talked about her favorite workout, which is Kick Boxing and her least favorite workout, which is cardio.

My overall experience with the Lady Foot Locker unveil was awesome.  They staff was great, the apparel was fly, Glam Media was magnificent (thanks Marissa) and Adrienne was such a doll!

Make sure you stop by the new Lady Foot Locker in North Riverside to see what an amazing job they have done with the new store!! To see more pictures from the event check out our Facebook page here!

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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