Archive for June, 2014



June 11, 2014  |  Streetstyle

Sometimes I’ll spot a woman whose fashion-forward look is so casual that she almost blends in with the crowd. Almost.


Shayna’s Rag & Bone ankle boots, luxe Burberry trench coat, and Givenchy Nightingale bag are instant standouts in the sea of tourists on Michigan Avenue. I’m always excited to photograph everyday outfits grounded in solid, high-quality staple pieces, yet slip under the radar for the sartorially uninitiated.


And for those of you who picked up on the use of gender-specific pronouns, that was not by accident. Men who dress well – whether they prefer the treasure-hunting thrill of thrifting or the unmistakeable ease of Trunk Club luxury – stand out like sore thumbs. Especially in Chicago, although today I’m seeing more stylish men than ever walking our streets. Just sayin’…

Samm Mackin... and The Matrix

Samm Mackin… and The Matrix

June 8, 2014  |  Streetstyle

There are so many reasons I love this photo of Samm Mackin, PR Director for Gallery Aesthete. Mostly because he’s like a younger more attractive version of Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. And coming from me, there’s no higher compliment. Seriously.


I bought my Junya Watanabe dress/coat because duh, I wanted to channel my inner Trinity. She’s a timeless fashion inspiration, ok! It’s not just because I’m nearing 30 that I look to late 90s sci-fi flicks for style. Oh, and there’s a photo of me floating around on Facebook that my former ACD took of me on my birthday this year with the caption ‘the truth is out there, Neo…’

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Yup, there it is. And more Junya, of course. Megan’s Sacai coat is the true fashion star, while Dana beats me by a long shot in Matrix-attitude. Girlfriend looks like she halted a stream of bullets with her mind while simultaneously blowdrying her hair, and didn’t even break a sweat. Dat smile…

Mel Muoio

Mel Muoio

June 1, 2014

Chicago stylist, brand-builder and all-around fashion expert Mel Muoio has incredible style and killer shoes. Her Valentino Rockstud pumps (these are limited-run black calf hair, no less) are catnip for a street-style photographer like me.




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What’s less expected is her eloquent, thoughtful personal blog. More than just a repository of personal outfit photos, Mel shares new discoveries, exciting updates about her enviable career as a creative consultant, and tips about how to have one of those impossibly well-curated lives (by someone who manages to do just that).


Mel, it was a pleasure meeting you – again!