Saturday, June 6, 2015
6/6 at 6 pm, get the hint? No? So run, because SHE'S COMING TO GUT YOU!!! Edie's Dress is "a clothing revenge horror movie" created by Matt Kasin - aka Gaudy God - about a lady too attached to her gown to be able to rest in peace. To help him fund his project come over to his first fundraiser, happening tonight at Frazier Studio - see the Facebook invite here. Learn more about Gaudy God and his movie in my Chicago Reader column.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
I'll be posting about two of the most important ladies attending this year's SAIC fashion show asap!
Gallery Aesthete's Samm Mackin was photographed at the School of the Art Institute 2015 fashion show - see my full street style coverage of the event in a Reader post here and my fave catwalk looks in another post here. Samm will be featured in my Newcity column as well - stay tuned for his interview.
Price Walton is part of the SAIC Fashion Department and he will soon be involved in a really cool project, stay tuned! He was photographed at the School of the Art Institute 2015 fashion show - see my full street style coverage of the event in a Reader post here and my fave catwalk looks in another post here.
Natalie Miller was photographed at the School of the Art Institute 2015 fashion show - see my full street style coverage of the event in a Reader post here and my fave catwalk looks in another post here. Natalie is a street style photographer herself - her pics will be featured in SAIC's f news magazine.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The documentary "Iris", directed by the late Albert Maysles (who also directed Grey Gardens), opens today at the Music Box Theater. This is definitely a must-see for all fashion lovers, since it's a glimpse into the life of a witty style maven, with plenty of history and sound bites to share. A self-defined "geriatric starlet", Iris Apfel came to be known by a wider audience in her 80s, when she was the theme of a Metropolitan exhibit entitled "Avis Rara", featuring her collection of statement-making garments and accessories. After that, well into her 90s, she came to star in magazine covers and ad campaigns, design her own jewelry line, and now even have her own movie. Read a quick New York Times feature about her here and listen to a couple of recent interviews she gave to NPR here and here.
Columbia fashion student Rebecca Blanton featured her thesis collection at the 14th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence. I was so impressed with her designs! So minimal and contemporary, but also colorful, feminine and fun! She was definitely my favorite. I mean, I really want that outfit model Mabel Terry (pictured right) has on... Rebecca is also in the current Newcity - read her interview here and find the print version in select locations all over town.