Saturday, February 19, 2011

A selection from the Chicago Looks show

These images are part of the Chicago Looks photo exhibit, which will be at Heaven Gallery until March 7th . So if you couldn't/can't make it, you can have a little taste. A few shots of the opening can be seen here and here. The pictures were glued as posters on 8x4 and 4x4 ft plywood boards with interventions by Brett Manning and Nick Marzullo from Pawn Works Sticker Club.

Below read the bios of all the bloggers who were part of the show:

Isa Giallorenzo was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where she got her B.S. in Journalism. She has been photographing since college and her main focus has been documenting people and the way they live.

In 2008 she began shooting for São Paulo’s most popular street style blog, Freakstyle. She moved to Chicago in January 2009 and began Chicago Looks in April of that year. Her pictures are monthly published on the South Korean street style magazine Cracker Your Wardrobe and posted on a few other sites including Chicago's own Style Admirer.

Her exhibit is dedicated to all the people portrayed in her blog.

Chicago Looks

Monica Dimperio was born and raised in Chicago, where she got a B.A. in management from Columbia College. She worked in several luxury brands such as Prada and Lacoste before starting The Midwasteland in July 2007. It was one of Chicago’s first street style blogs and the first one to have a strong online presence.

Currently Monica is a freelance fashion editor and a Chicago correspondent for the Nylon blog.

The Midwasteland

Amy Creyer spent her childhood in NYC and moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, when she was 9. She came to Chicago in 2008 and started Chicago Streetstyle Scene in June 2010.

She has always been inspired by street style, from the stylish people she was surrounded by in NYC to the Japanese Fruits magazine that made her daydream in Arkansas.

Amy has a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Psychology and is currently a graduate student at DePaul University in a master’s program at the School of Public Service.

She contributes to sites like Refinery 29 and Pink Memo.

Chicago Streetstyle Scene

Emma Arnold was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and came to Chicago ten years ago to attend the Art Institute’s Design Program. She currently works as an art director at the ad agency Leo Burnett.

She has long been interested in fashion and photography and shooting stylish people was a way for her to get comfortable with humans as a subject, “as opposed to some great looking wall with peeling paint on it.” She launched Trés Awesome in February 2011, but actually started covering street style in June 2010 with The Clothes You Wear.

She's a contributor to the street style section.

Trés Awesome
More info about the Chicago Looks exhibit here.

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