Rider Concept Shop Opens In West Loop

Owner Lauren McGrady and partner Tom Gavin held a Grand Opening party on January 7th for their new coffee/retail concept store Rider located in the West Loop. Rider is a multi-brand retailer selling contemporary and time-honored brands of womenswear, menswear, furniture, jewelry, lingerie, apothecary and cosmetics with even more to come! At the grand opening, …

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Vintage: Channeling The Caftan

It was a blink-and-you-missed-it kind of summer, but that’s OK because that means fall is almost here! The arrival of fall means the revival of a new fashion season. This year’s fall trends are all over the board, from whimsical pastels and super feminine silhouettes, to playing with hard and soft using leather and lace. …

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Vintage: Ivy League Preppy

Summer in the Second City can be a ‘blink and you miss it’ type of season so everyone wants to get the most out of it. Now that we are in the heat of the summer (and I literally mean the heat!), it’s the perfect time to pull out your crisp whites, pretty pastels, collared …

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Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson: Fashion Photo Compacts and Beauty Bags

Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury’s first-ever collaboration with fashion photographer Norman Parkinson recently launched and is now available! Tilbury was granted access to the Norman Parkinson Archive, from which she selected among thousands of prints and outtakes four iconic images: Jerry Hall on Montego Bay, Jerry Hall at the edge of the Black Sea, Carmen Dell’Orefice …

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Vintage: Passionate About Pucci Prints

As flowers are starting to pop and the colors of spring are beginning to grace us with their presence, let’s embrace the season. I’m looking forward to a full bloom and can’t wait to showcase my bold, bright prints to compliment all spring has to offer. This month I want to join forces and highlight …

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Vintage Designer Showcase: Diane von Furstenberg

This month instead of focusing on a vintage trend, I’m featuring a designer. I’d like to pay tribute to Diane von Furstenberg, a designer that has been setting trends since the 1970s. She is considered one of the fashion greats and has created amazing silhouettes to flatter any figure for almost 50 years. Her signature …

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Vintage: Keep It Chic With A Cape

There’s no escaping it. Fall is here. Yes it crept up on us and here in the Second City it’s somewhat short-lived, but look outside! Here we are currently living in that fall experience everyone loves: beautiful foliage and mild temperatures. It’s the perfect sweater weather without being too bundled up. On top of being …

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