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Saturday, May 28, 2016


This little ray of sunshine is one of my BFFs. Love you, Ides!


Taylor was photographed at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Now this is dressing for the occasion!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016




Kaylee was wearing a dress by Kokorokoko.

Felix and Rabz


This lovely ballerina-like being named Allison Brooks (@thegirlonthebike_) was spotted at Lost Lake. Just so you have an idea of who I'm talking about, below is a shot from her Instagram:

Photo courtesy of @thegirlonthebike_


Photographer and art director Zakkiyyah Najeebah (@zakkiyyah.najeebah) is one of the organizers of Black Girl In Om (@blackgirlinom) a wellness collective geared towards African American women.


Cool Confidence

Ayesha Azarcon (@vvhack) was "just wandering" in Pilsen.

The more I look at your outfit the more I love all the details—the glitter socks, the thin studded belt, the layering… Do you always dress so thoughtfully? What's your styling process like?
First off, thanks for noticing the details! I'm all about the little things. The full picture often ends up secondary, a cool coincidence, spurred by a mood or a dream. Some days I wake up feeling like a pile of hot sludge, this day it might have been a vision of Willy Wonka with a splash of Tank Girl up top.

Is there any special meaning in the eye embroidered on your hat?
It's my third eye. It can see five seconds into the future, protects me from some evil, spices up my trapper hat real nice, the works. I found it online (, true story.

Where did you get these cool sunnies? Where do you like to shop here in Chicago?
EBay! I'm more of an internet person; pretty strictly thrift IRL. Almost everything I wear is secondhand, mostly out of necessity, but digging for gems in one man's trash is also its own reward.

Who and what inspires your style?
Horror manga, dystopian sci-fi, twee, fake flowers, all that is fun, scary, impractical, artificial.

What are you looking forward to wearing this spring?
So much mesh and glitter, trying to look like a mermaid caught in a net.

Do you have a good fashion-related story from your past to share?
I don't know about fashion-related, but one time I was taking the train from the dentist's office, took the gauze out of my mouth too early and had to drink my own blood all the way home. It was gnarly.

Originally published in Newcity.



Blogger and voting advocate Nakea Laveé (@nakealavee) is a Chicago Looks favorite. Read an interview with her here and check out her style blog here.


Photographer and nightlife royalty Ben Morino was photographed at Elastic Arts.


Inga (@ingughh) embroidered her jeans herself.