Maria’s Pop-Art


Our food editor Priya introduced me to Maria Iqbal, an artist currently living in Dubai but a previous Chicago resident. We had a coffee at the Public Hotel and immediately got along… Maria is one of those people that you …

Street Style of the Chicagoan


Street-Wear: a distinctive style of street fashion. Rooted in West Coast Surf and skate culture, it has grown to encompass elements of hip-hop, Japanese street style, and modern Haute Couture fashion.

Street Style has always been a part of fashion …

Chicago Board of Trade

Location: 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
Architect: Holabird & Root
Completed: 1930
Height: 605 feet (184 m)
Floor Count: 44

The Chicago Board of Trade is a true landmark of the city. Traditionally a commodities market for centralized trading, the …

The Great Chicago Fire Festival


The Great Chicago Fire Festival took place this Saturday October 4th and ignited the downtown riverfront with activity. The daylong event celebrated Chicago’s strength and rebirth following the 1871 Chicago fire. The neighborhoods and citizens of Chicago were also …




When seeing designs hit the runway or flipping through a fashion magazine, it is common to see how fashion works in a cycle and many styles/trends that have previously existed, will eventually come back today. Some may not be as …

Street Style: Michael Jaramillo


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Michael is a Chicago urbanite that enjoys being on trend. I particularly love the new bermuda suit he is sporting for business.

Michael wears:

 Sunglasses by Burberry * Shirt by Express * Shorts and Blazer by Banana Republic* Shoes by …

Lauren Fern Debut


Hello Everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Ms. Lauren Fern, new womenswear contributor and expert for the Chicago Chic. Lauren is a native Chicagoan, born and raised, studying Fashion Business and Merchandising at Columbia College Chicago. Lauren is a