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 …




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

Hair: Preparing for the summer


Chicago has been warm (despite the last few days) and I’m seeing less beanies and more shiny locks, carefully mastered hair-dos and surely some new colour on the streets. I’ve gone to Custom Hair lounge a couple of nights ago …



I’ve been noticing a LOT of really fun and chic accessories on the street these days. Some Chicagoans actually believe in the style power of an accessory on its own rather than a head to toe stylish look. ‘Its important …