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Monsoon Fashion for Working Women

Monsoon Fashion for Working Women

Editor’s note: In the world of citizen journalism and online publication, an editor balances the need for local content, a ear and eye for original voice, and authenticity. There are robots that can write content, and lots of spammy content. At ChicagoTalks, we usually just sigh and send these bogus stories to the trash. In […]

Co-Owners at Alcala’s Boutique Steal the Show

Ukrainian Village is full of friendly people and fun shops, but none friendlier and more entertaining than the sisters behind the chic Alcala’s Boutique. Inside you’ll find bright, patterned tops and dresses, trendy boots, shoes and accessories to compliment any outfit, but the real showstoppers are co-owners Linda and Elia Alcala. After working retail for […]

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Cure the Winter Blues with Bike Fashions and Fun

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Cure the Winter Blues with Bike Fashions and Fun

Bike Winter Art Show  is up and open this week at Ancien Cycles . It is a new bike shop that aims to be  “a social hub for the many thousands that bike along our beloved Hipster Highway every day” according to Chainlink. The Art Show opened on  Feb 21, but it is going on all week, […]

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Fast Fashion: An Unrealistic View of the Cost of Making Clothing

News, ideas and trends spread more quickly today than ever thanks to the widespread use of the Internet. Especially in the fashion world, this has changed the way corporations operate. When consumers can live-stream New York fashion week from home, they want the physical manifestations of new trends delivered to them as quickly as possible. […]

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Chicago Toy and Game Group Turns Fashion into Playtime

“It’s the ultimate unconventional challenge.” This is how Project Runway star Peach Carr describes the PlayCHIC fashion show produced each year by the Chicago Toy and Game Group (ChiTAG). PlayCHIC is a fashion show that focuses on fun. It pairs fashion designers with toy and game makers to create an original, imaginative and playful look. […]

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Chicago Milliner Brings New Approach To Teaching

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Chicago Milliner Brings New Approach To Teaching

In a trendy black quarter-length sleeve high-low hem dress with black booties, Angela Morano, 26, could almost be mistaken for one of the teenagers she teaches in her program Hats, Headbands & Beyond at After School Matters. The light pink end of Morano’s braided blonde pony tail swings back and forth as she maneuvers around the table in […]

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Latino Fashion Week: Kick-Off Event

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Latino Fashion Week: Kick-Off Event

Latino Fashion Week was celebrated  with the sounds of salsa and cumbia at Block 37 on State Street. The theme of the night was, “Made by Latinos for everyone.” A unique display of local and international designers showed off their unique, contemporary and traditional designs that reflect Latino culture. The array of talent was refreshing […]

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