Topshop's Lincoln Park Pop Up Shop

Topshop’s Lincoln Park Pop Up Shop

December 7, 2012  |  Fashion Events

Topshop is bringing British fashion north of North Avenue and into Lincoln Park. DePaul students, I’m looking at you… I’ll be swinging by the pop-up shop Saturday afternoon to check out the scene and stock my wardrobe with stylish winter clothes. Maybe I’ll see you there?

Below are a few of my favorite Topshop picks perfect for updating a winter wardrobe:

1. Ombre Faux Fur Coat

2. Velvet Devore Striped Tee

3. Articulated Gold Ring

4. Fair Isle Ankle Socks

5. Oversized Porcelain Bird Shirt

6. Leigh Acid Wash Denim Jeans

Burberry Grand Opening Party

Amy Creyer

 Amy Creyer via Zimbio

Last night I was so honored to attend the grand opening party,  hosted by chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, for the brand new Michigan Avenue flagship at 633 North Michigan Avenue and to celebrate the Art of the Trench street-style photos of Chicagoans wearing iconic trenchcoats. It was surreal to see my photographs blown up on interactive video screens displayed on all five levels of the store. Burberry truly brought Chicago to life last night.

See me photographing Jena on State Street at the :25 mark!

Many of the people I photographed came up to me to share how touched they were by my photos of them, which is the most a photographer can ask for. When I’m told  “your photo of me captured me as a person… my spirit. It’s like the essence of me was distilled into a photograph,” that is such a moving thing to hear as a photographer (thanks Graham!). With my street-style photos, the entire point is to capture and reveal people for who they are. When other people can see that, it means the world to me.

via Darkroom Demons

All the compliments, love and support from everyone who reads my blog and follows my work moved me to tears last night. I cannot thank you enough, Chicago, for being the city where my dreams have come true.

Sophie Theallet x The Limited

Sophie Theallet x The Limited

November 18, 2012  |  Fashion Events, Feature

Photo courtesy YourTrendy

Last week Sophie Theallet’s collection for The Limited launched. The CFDA award-winning designer, whose work is often featured in Vogue, came to Chicago to promote the collection. She told me in her beautiful French accent that The Limited had approached her to design a collection for them earlier this year. She said was honored because “The Limited has so much respect for a woman’s body and the way a woman lives and moves in her clothing.” After meeting Isabel Toledo and hearing her speak about her design process at the Art Institute last month, Sophie’s perspective on fashion was similar in the sense that both women celebrate, rather than oppress or reshape, the female figure. It was an absolute pleasure meeting her and to see the designs in person.

To purchase one of Sophie’s pieces for The Limited, click here.