Chicago is a city full of innovative style. I can't tell you how many times I've done a double take on the street because of what someone was wearing.
So for this post, I stopped to take pictures of some people whose ensembles I couldn't avoid checking out...
I was drawn to the look Jena was sporting before even looking up to see who was wearing it. After a second, I realized that she's the mind behind Chi City Fashion, a prominent Chicago blog(ger) that you should certainly be following.I'm a sucker for neutral ensembles which Is why I initially stopped Jena, but when I noticed the pink trainers I was absolutely sold.
I was drawn to Stan because of his leather jacket. I've been wanting a new one myself so I suppose you could call it envy. He also had a killer gold lion ring which, unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take a picture of but I promise...it was great.
You might recognize Alex from our last post. I saw him when I had walked into Vans, after work, for their college open mic. Lex was performing and looking so cool in his new Buzz Lightyear Vans. What I love about his style is that he has an eye for finding really interesting pieces that I, personally, don't think would work and then he pulls it off perfectly.
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For the last 3 months, I was a full time student at Scuola del Cuoio in Florence, Italy. I spent 6 hours a day under the instruction of two master craftsmen in leather handbag production, alongside 18 other students from all around the world. The rest of the time was spent exploring the city, other areas of Italy, museums, building relationships with my international classmates and learning a new way to live (in a foreign country)....
For the sake of rest, travel and learning, I've decided to hit pause and close shop from September through December.
You can read more here.
This summer marked the send off of my apprentice of 3 years, Lucy. What a pleasure it's been to have worked alongside her; learning as much as teaching.
My time with her has taught me a new appreciation for even the tiniest of details, that the right question can open up new realms in creating and to not be limited by others perception of you, age or otherwise.