Village People: Cassie Dodd, 28, is Feeling Free

Maywood native and fashion designer Cassie Dodd wears a gown she created. Below, she poses with models donning her clothing line, which includes gowns she’s designed for prom. | Submitted photos  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Cassie Dodd, a Maywood native, actress and full-time fashion designer, recently hosted a show in Chicago that featured the spring collection of her C. … Continue reading Village People: Cassie Dodd, 28, is Feeling Free

A Bellwood Woman’s Plus-Sized Model Dreams Come True; Proviso East Grad Stars In Black Fashion Week

Monday, March 7, 2016 || By Michael Romain “Growing up, I got constantly teased about the way I looked and I developed low self-esteem because of that,” said Shettima Webb, 36, (pictured left), during an interview last month in Maywood. Nowadays, the Bellwood resident and self-described “chocolate sister with very thick hair” wears her crown stylishly short and walks with a confidence that belies her backstory. … Continue reading A Bellwood Woman’s Plus-Sized Model Dreams Come True; Proviso East Grad Stars In Black Fashion Week