WOW, Lana! You (and Robin) knocked this one out of the park! Here's why Alanna picked this look: "I loved Robin's Marc Jacobs dress and clutch, and that she did bright trainers instead of flats or heels. Also, a big brooch on the dress, plus bracelets and rings, but no earrings or necklace, so it's still balanced".
Alanna Zaritz runs the blog Drawn and Coutured and is a regular contributor to Chicago Looks. Here she gets to share all the mad style she comes across while hanging out in the coolest places - such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, where she currently works.
I’ve never really been into politics, because I always
thought it was a bit of a hopeless matter.I had never had the chance of actually getting to know a
candidate. The whole thing just seemed so distant.
Then I moved to Logan Square and this lady called Kath Duffy
- who founded beloved food-coop Dill Pickle – invited me to come meet Will Guzzardi, who is currently running for state rep of 39th district. Coming from Kath, a very
conscious and community-oriented person, I felt like maybe it was worth going.
And it was.
Will seems to be a very humble, hard-working person, who
doesn’t have all the answers but is genuinely trying to make this a better
place to live. Fun fact: he currently doesn't own a car, but bikes everywhere. Closing schools is
not on his agenda; he was a leader in the fight to keep Brentano Elementary
open. Will says that education and health programs can’t keep being cut. He
thinks taxes FOR THE 1% - who proportionally pay a lot less than most of us –
should be raised so that these essential expenses can fit into the budget.To me, this completely makes sense.
Even though I can’t vote yet – I’m a permanent resident, but
still not an American Citizen – I decided to help Will in his endeavor to
actually do what a respectable politician should ALWAYS do: care for the
general good of his community, NOT for the private interests of a select group.
If you live in the 39th district, which includes
Logan Square, Belmont-Cragin, Avondale and Hermosa (see map here), I urge you
to get familiar with Will’s platform here and make your voice heard by voting
March next year.
Will is having his winter fundraiser this Wednesday December 4th,
and you’re invited. More info here.
I missed Brett Manning on this blog... See more of her cool new hairdo on my Bleader post here, and check out her fabulous art here (I don't mean to brag, but I have a wall covered with Brett Mannings).
She is now making comics, which are filled with witches, cats and powerful independent girls. Enjoy a sample below:
Brett is currently looking for a publisher, if you have a lead email her at firstname.lastname@example.org