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Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Kylee and one of her students, Cecilia.
Instructor Kylee Alexander was shot backstage at a fashion show organized by the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club, where a group of 8-14-year-old girls modeled the garments they designed and constructed themselves - with Kylee's guidance. See the whole coverage on my Bleader post here, read Kylee's views on fashion and the whole designing process on my Boutiqueville post here (she was featured in Newcity print a few weeks ago) and check out a note about the show in the Reader print version below (featured in last week's issue):
Chicago Looks is lucky to count on the sharp eye of Drawn and Coutured's Alanna Zaritz for a very special collab. From now on 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.Read below what Sovannra had to say:
"Sovannra Yos was at Chicago's Union Station a few Tuesdays ago during Station to Station, a country-spanning Doug Aitken project uniting video art, musical performance, and conceptual installation work.
What inspired your look today?
Cinderella, concept of reveal/conceal, tasteful exposure.
What does it mean to you?
What do you do for work and fun?
I'm a studio assistant for the artist Nick Cave. I enjoy making clothes, installation art, and writing.
How would you describe your style?
The dichotomy between femininity and masculinity, colorful, combining thrift finds with current trends, and play with mix-matching prints.
Which element of your outfit is most special to you, and why?
My pretty, dainty, demure vintage 1930's sheer party dress. I bought it on a recent trip to Saint Louis. It represents for me a forgotten, romantic era."
Jenny Kendler is an environmental activist and the upcoming Natural Resources Defense Council artist-in-residence. And an awesome dresser - always keeping an eye on environmentally sound materials. Read more about her views on my Bleader post, check out her work here and appreciate Jenny's art in her Invasive Species exhibit at The Salon Series - opening October 4th.
Jenny was shot at the EDITION CHICAGO champagne breakfast, which happened last week in conjunction with EXPO. She was standing by Joseph G. Cruz's artwork.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Alanna is so many things... Number one: a great friend. Number two: one of the most talented stylists I've met - check out her work on Drawn Coutured, where you can see her looks illustrated by equally talented Josh Crow. And number 3: a very special collaborator to Chicago Looks - see her first column here and the second one right below this post.
Alanna was shot at EXPO Chicago, a major art fair which took place at Navy Pier last week.
MORE EXPO SHOTS COMING SOON!
Chicago Looks is lucky to count on the sharp eye of Drawn and Coutured's Alanna Zaritz for a very special collab. From now on 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.
Read below what Cheryl had to say:
"Cheryl Sheehan works with interior design firm Olive and Duke.
What inspired your look today? Waht does it mean to you?
I was drawn to this shirt I got from Arianne Prewitt's store in Lakeside, MI. It's vintage Givenchy, and I'm in love with the print. I let the shirt do the talking and dressed around it.
Who are your fashion icons?
I loved Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's simplistic style. It's timeless. But I like a twist from rock n'roll. The men - mostly Johnny Cash and Keith Richards - know how to give an edge to personal style.
How would you describe your style?
It really depends on the weather and my mood. For the most part, I'm drawn to architectural pieces and mix them with something soft and billowy.
Are you looking forward to any Autumn trends?
The trends can be inspiring, but I usually dress in what makes me feel most comfortable."