Vanessa Rodriguez is a Latinx raised in Chicago. Owner, designer, and innovator, Vanessa has dedicated her adult life to enchanting and delighting Chicago with her baby products and accessories for mommies at Baby Dolls Boutique, a one of-a-kind shop in Chicago’s trendy Southport Corridor in Lakeview. With her high level of creativity and business acumen, Vanessa introduced her clothing line, pink & blue are the new black. Through the sales of this line, she established the “itty bitty Project”, a heartfelt effort that supports micro-preemies while donating to the top five largest neonatal intensive care units in U.S. hospitals. And now her most recent accolade is in the pages of “Chicago Loves Me”, a whimsical story filled with little surprises will make you fall in love with Chicago all over again.