Hello, friends! Welcome to Style Charade – a colorful online destination for fashion, travel, home design, and lifestyle content. My name is Jennifer Lake Chicago blogger. Everything is meant to bring you a finely curated mix of ideas and inspiration. This particular page is meant to give you the “About Me” details and what you can expect from the blog.

Jennifer Lake Chicago Blogger

In 2015, I launched Style Charade as a small corner of the Internet to call my own. After spending my career helping others build their brands, I was hungry for a space that felt representative of the lens through which I see the world. 

Jennifer Lake Chicago Blogger

About Style Charade

The name, Style Charade, celebrates the idea that this blog is not meant to be an accurate reflection of my daily life. Some days, you’ll see me wearing a ballgown on an airplane. Others, I’m wearing a sequin kaftan in our kitchen.

Full-Time Workfluencer

This site isn’t my full-time gig either. I’m a self-proclaimed “workfluencer.” I have a separate full-time job while still running Style Charade and my social media channels. I’ve worked in public relations for more than 16 years, and I’m currently a senior executive at an integrated communications firm in Chicago.

While the balance has its challenges at times, I’ve loved the ability to showcase both personal and professional passions and pursuits.

Jennifer Lake Style Charade Blog

Avid Traveler #TravelCharades

As an avid traveler, I’m a big believer that seeing the world opens up your heart and mind, and it makes you a stronger person. In fact, I’m United Airlines’s #1 fan!

Every year, I travel extensively throughout the world, but I do it to ultimately collect memories, not miles. Follow the journey via the dedicated hashtag #TravelCharades.

Jennifer Lake Chicago Home

Home Design

Lastly, my husband and I are in the process of redesigning our single family home in the Windy City! From wallpaper to wainscoting, fabric to furniture selections, we’ve loved documenting every step of the process. Follow along on our Instagram hashtag #ChateauCharade to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Your Hobbies

My hobbies include learning how to cook and being an avid interior designer
Growing up, my family dined out a lot so I have plenty of catching up to do! 

What’s Your Ethnicity?

I’m half-Japanese
Often, people can tell I have a mixed background, but they can never tell what ethnicity I am.

Do you Collect Anything?

Since I was a child, I’ve collected English bone china.
Most of my tea cups and saucers have been gifted from close friends and family. 

Style Charade Press Coverage

Style Charade and Jennifer Lake Chicago Blogger have been featured in magazines, newspapers, and podcast interviews. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Fashion Week Daily 
  • Glamour
  • WWD 
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Michigan Avenue Magazine
  • PureWow
  • Forbes
  • PopSugar

In Closing

Thank you for joining me on each chapter of these charades! Feel free to email or DM me if you have any questions!


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