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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Best Kept Secrets: Sofia Vintage

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Me, with boutique owners, Ashley and Allison   Most of you know that I have always loved to mix vintage with modern elements as part of my wardrobe. But today so many designers are looking to the past to inspire them, which may be one of the reasons vintage stores are rethinking what market they are now embracing. Sofia stylist Ashley Zisook and sister …

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Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

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Yes, it’s true, the man who delivered the creed “Greed Is Good” in the 1987 movie Wall Street is back in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. Throughout much of Wall Street (1987), Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko dresses sharp, wearing two really great shirts: the renowned ‘Gekko shirt’ in blue with white contrast collars and cuffs and an appealing …

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The Boyfriend Sweater: “IN or OUT”?

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Who ever said your boyfriend wasn’t good for anything, without him we would have never worn the over-sized sweater, often refereed to as the “boyfriend sweater”.  Pioneered by Mary Kate Olsen, this look is effortlessly chic.  It seems to be just thrown together, but still manages to look fashionable.  The boyfriend sweater is pretty versatile as well, worn with skinny’s …

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Street Fashion: Don’t Sweat It

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    In the late 70′s, Norma Kamali created her famous sweat shirt collection for OMO which made it chic to wear cotton jersey outside the gym. Well, you guessed it. Sweat suits are making a comeback with designers like Alexander Wang going full force with this trend on the runway. And Chicagoans, while slower to pick up on this style, …

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High Fashion Highlights: Diane von Furstenberg

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“I always wanted to live a man’s life in a woman’s body, ” Diane von Furstenberg said in the opening of her show notes, so perhaps its not surprising that I recently covered the opposite, questioning if the modern day man is ready for a feminine item such as skirts? Men and women are borrowing from each other, and so …

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Man Up Monday: Pyrenex Premium Gets Puffed

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  It’s almost May, but contrary to the weather ahead, the fashion industry is already awaiting the brisk breezes of September. Pyrenex is already one step ahead of the game with their newest puffer coats for the upcoming season. The designs and construction of these coats is remarkable with luxurious materials and creative inspiration. Mint greens and midnight skies are …

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Hot Topic: Men in Skirts

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  One of my many readers reached out to me about a topic that is making a scene in the industry. Is it okay for men to wear skirts? Men have been wearing skirts for centuries now, but is the modern day man ready for such a feminine item? What do you think? I believe that it is currently releveant …

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