Fall Ensemble

I spotted this woman as she was making her way to the Chicago Theater to see The XX. The harem pants, brocade vest, bohemian jewelery and high heeled boots really make this outfit standout.


Chris on State Street

This sweet Pac Man Blinky pin was created by twin brother design team Dee and Ricky.  I am a total sucker for low res 8 bit images transcribed into a physical objects, so I am obviously a big fan of this pin. You can pick up this little baby and many other radical creations on their website deeandricky.com

 They've also created a limited edition of these sexy Chanel lipstick pins. They are not up on the site but you can contact them for more information at INFO@DEEANDRICKY.COM


Greg at the MCA

This scarf is spectacular with the more conventional look.

Get one of your own here for only $8.49!


Accessory of the Week: Tivi Wood Clutch

This is perhaps the most beautiful clutch I have ever seen. My friend surprised his wife with this beauty for thier anniversary. What a lucky lady!

You can check out this and many other interesting items at tiviwear.com

Slouchy Sweater and Red Lips

Sleek Style on Michigan Ave.

This woman looks super put together. Love the miniskirt and boot combo.


Lace and Acid Washed Jeans

Andrea after work

The gray and dark skirt/top/jacket paired with the bright orange bag and leather sandals looks really great. Her lavender pedicure is also pretty cool.

Cool Accesories


Evening Commute

There are so many great components to this ensemble. The Picasso (or picasso inspired) t-shirt, the gray frames and tennis shoes.  However, the tech accessories definitely take the cake. Red ear buds and a black leather laptop case?!?! Unexpected and so cool.

Where Can I Get an Awesome Laptop Case?

I was inspired to write this post by my "Evening Commuter". His laptop case looked so stylish, which is an unusual sight on the streets of Chicago. It's unfortunate because there are a lot of interesting designs out there online, you just really need to dig to find them. Here is a round up of the best.

 I love the mixture of black and brown leather on this case. Also the green zipper is a great touch. Available at Citrine.com

Calder Cases are super pricey, but apparently indestructible. They are are also beautifully crafted and come in a variety of great colors. Available at Calder Originals

This L.A.M.B laptop sleeve is beautiful in logo stamped black leather and awesome striped lining. Thanks Gwen! Available at the Apple Store

Class up your routine with this snazzy case. It may look pricey, but it's a steal at $35.

This Louis Vuitton case is the ultimate in luxury and protection. This looks pricey and is at about $1,700. Available at Louis Vuitton

This wood version by Rainer Spehl is absoloutely beautiful.  Available at Rainersphel.com

Here is a more graphic take on the wood theme from design and production studio Hunter Gatherer. The design is brought to us from Incase | Curated by Arkitip. Available at Incase.com

I love this old fashioned tapestry style of this case. It's also on sale for only $52.70.  Available at coolcomputerbags.com

OMG. How cool is this. I am so getting one of these. You can too at 12south.com

Feel like James bond or one of the Deal No Deal girls with this rugged and very professional looking case. Available at radtech.com


Mary Katrantzou London 2011

Mary Katrantzou's spring ready-to-wear collection is TITS! She used digitally manipulated images from old Architectural Digest and through the wonders of modern textile printing has created some of the most exciting clothes I have seen in some time. The collection is funny, luxe, gorgeous, and incredibly flattering. I would wear one of these numbers in a New York minute.

The tromp l'oil mixed with  architectural themed accesories  plays with our perception in a way that is visually cheeky and seriously exciting. Hooray for Mary Katrantzou! See the whole collection here
 or check out video of the runway show here


Ready for Fall

The tights with shorts trend seems to have officially hit Chicago. This woman's take on it works well with the leather back pack, braided belt, two tone shoes and paisley tights. Tres chic chica!


Accessory of the Week: Stella McCartney ID Necklace

This is pretty spectacular. The heavy traditionally masculine ID bracelet is made glamorous and chic in this gigantic necklace version.  The only questions are would you have it inscribed and with what?

Available on Net-a-Porter


Radical Socks Outside of Penelopes on Division

So cool with these Rachel Comey boots!

Waiting to be Photographed

The mix of high and low works really well here, as do the matching gray suspenders and pants.

Allison in Robert Rodriguez

I love the over-sized men's dress shirt look. I was inspired to wear a similar (low rent) version of this outfit to work today using a thrift Christian Dior men's shirt over black stretch pants.
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