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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kylee





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 now regularly featured in Newcity and the Chicago Reader (online and print).

Alanna Picks #3: Sovannra






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?
Edgy innocence.

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."

Photographs and interview by Alanna Zaritz of Drawn and Coutured.




Mika



Street View 124: Patricia


Check out Patricia's INCREDIBLE skirt on my Bleader post here. She was shot at EXPO Chicago last week.

Street View 123: Jenny


Check out this special Bleader post featuring an interview with artist and environmental activist Jenny Kendler.

Jenny






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.

Vincent




Besides having totally ruled in the fashion department during the last EXPO, Vincent Uribe is an artist and a curator. Check out his work here and also his gallery, LVL3  - located on 1542 N. Milwaukee in Wicker Park.

Kim






Kim is an artist, check out her beautiful and meditational work here. She was shot at EXPO Chicago, a major art fair which took place at Navy Pier last week.

Anna




Anna was shot at EXPO Chicago, a major art fair which took place at Navy Pier last week.

Ryan and Micah




Ryan and Micah were shot at EXPO Chicago, a major art fair which took place at Navy Pier last week.

David and Graunk






David Jude Greene is a video-performance-multimedia artist, check out his work here. He was shot with Graunk Enzenberger of Minotti during the last EXPO Chicago, which took place at the Navy Pier last week.

Florindo




Florindo Rozante is a Brazilian artist, check out his work here. He was shot at EXPO Chicago, a major art fair which took place at Navy Pier last week.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Alanna




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!

Alanna Picks #2: Cheryl





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."

Photographs and interview by Alanna Zaritz of Drawn and Coutured.