Friday, June 28, 2013

Matt Styles #4

Steps "One For Sorrow" Music Video / Funny Game U.S. movie poster / Robyn @ the 2013 Grammy Awards / P. Diddy & Crew @ his 2007 White Party / Britney Spears "Sometimes" Music Video / Posh Spice @ the 1997 Brit Awards


Chicago Looks is proud to present a regular collaboration with some of the city's most stylish inhabitants. Now it's Matt Kasin's turn - see his previous posts here, here and here.

Matt (aka Gaudy God) is a fashion designer, filmmaker and stylist with a self-described "expensive bad taste". He is inspired by pop culture, John Waters, Versace and Italian horror films. He believes in fashion as a religion and salvation from the everyday mundane. He owns two online clothing stores filled with original and vintage garments: Gaudy God and a 90s concept store inspired by Clueless called THE MALL.

And did I mention he can save your closet too? Read more about his services below:

"I know how frustrating it can be to go to your closet and feel…
I promise you do, and I’m here to help.

Each of my closet organization sessions, consists of a viewing of your current closet, and discussing your future vision for it. We’ll go through it piece by piece and decide what stays, what goes, what you can sell, and what you can rework in a new & interesting way.

At the end of our 2-3 hour session, you will have a closet organized by
color and garment type, that’s easy to access, maintain,
and pick-out an outfit from when you are in a rush.

I promise a fun, professional, and positive experience,
that will make you feel refreshed and ready for the spring season!

Each session is $50 an hour with a complimentary consultation to start you off.
(Appointments range between 2-4 hours)

Call or email me today to book your appointment.

+ Gift Certificates are also available for any value"

So basically there's no more need to skip that event because you got buried under your clothes. A (gaudy) godsend!

Gabor and Alanna


These shots were taken at the Beauty Bar last night with my iphone. Clutch too small...

Alanna Zaritz along with Josh Crow - a contributor of Chicago Looks - run one of my favorite fashion blogs EVAH, Drawn and Coutured. See a bit of the fabulosity you'll find there below:

I mean... know what I'm saying?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Check out Cora's cool blog here.


Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity opens TODAY!

Sartorialist who?

Wanna appreciate some major street style? Wanna see some of the ACTUAL garments modeled in some of the world's most prestigious paintings? Wanna step on the grass inside the museum while looking at art and listening to birds chirp? You're in luck! Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity will give you all that and much more. Opening today at the Art Institute.

Street View 105: Jean-Paul and Gloria

There's so much you can't miss about this Bleader post! Please check it out here


Brittany Julious was shot during the preview of Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity - opening today at the Art Institute. Take a peek at the show in my Bleader post here and make sure to see it in person, if you love fashion and art you'll probably love this exhibit too.


Noelle Smythe was featured in my previous Newcity column, read her style musings here and get the latest issue all over downtown and in other cool places such as Epic Burger, Lula Cafe, Myopic Books, Old Town etc etc etc.

Street View 104: Yinka and Jowo

Check out Yinka and Jowo's whole look here.



Street View 103: Gabi

Check out Gabi's full look on the Bleader here.


I shot Tanya with my iphone at Green Fest in Wicker Park last weekend.


Dada was shot during Green Fest in Wicker Park last weekend.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Street View 102: Sharon

Check out Sharon's perfect styling here.

Street View 101: Patrice

See the rest of Patrice's flirty look in my Bleader column here.

Monica and Alex

Top bloggers Monica Dimperio of The Midwasteland and Alex Maier of Superdanger were shot at a chic gathering thrown by The Art Institute to promote the upcoming Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibit, opening on the 26th.

Meet our special hosts: Jean-Paul Brunier, a "photographe and blogueur de mode" coming straight from 19th century Paris (see his magnifique blog here) and Gloria Groom, the curator of the show.

Thanks Art Institute for the wonderful time! Can't wait to see it!



Misha Lee from Chaotique Studio was presenting her work ("Read From Me", a beautiful projection of her diary) at the SAIC Graduate Design Exhibit opening. Now showing at Sullivan Galleries through July 5th. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Street View 100: A Street Review

Dying to start complaining about the heat? Check out last summer's freshest looks in my latest Bleader post.


Accessory design instructor William Walton was making his grand entrance at SAIC's The Walk, a fashion show presenting designs made by their undergraduate students. He was featured in the Chicago Looks Newcity column - read his precious style tips here and get your latest issue all over downtown and in many other cool places, such as Epic Burger, Old Town, Crossroads, Lula Cafe, Quimby's, Myopic Books etc etc etc


Margaux Franco was attending the SAIC Master of Design and Post-Baccalaureate fashion show at the legendary Drake Hotel. She is also a fashion student and has recently presented her designs at SAIC's The Walk.
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