‘Illusion’ was the inspiration for my outfit last Saturday street-style hunting around Chicago. When I picked out this J.W. Anderson x Topshop tee I did so knowing full well that I’d be rocking it with my Margiela H&M hair necklace. I love how together they bring a 3-D quality to my look. If you couldn’t tell it was the back of someone’s head, the hair necklace provides a crucial clue. There’s a creepiness that I simply couldn’t resist exploring.
As I was walking down Damen Avenue, a man standing in front of David’s Tea offering samples took one look at me and said “Girl, you’ve got swag!” He was so enthusiastic about my sneakers and my leather-sleeved coat, which I had cinched shut with the clear Margiela H&M plastic belt. I always take these experiences as evidence that Chicagoans love fashion and design as much as any other global city, but it also makes me happy for the rest of the day. Seriously – who doesn’t love it when someone stops you on the street and recognizes the thought you put into constructing your outfit? Oh hello, street-style photography…..