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Barbara

MY PERSONAL STYLE: Simple and classic. I like to pair accessories from when I traveled abroad with simpler pieces to remember where I’ve been. MY FAVORITE WARDROBE ITEM IS: A big sweater and scarf. I love wearing oversized sweaters through the fall and winter. They’re so comfortable and look really nice with a good pair of boots. I’D NEVER BE CAUGHT DEAD IN: Something I didn’t feel completely confident wearing WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES ME: Positive CITY I’D MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN: Toronto, London, New York, anywhere that I have room to roam free. Honestly, I could see...

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The Work: George Hurrell

An exhibit featuring the work of renowned celebrity photographer George Hurrell is currently on display at Paul Stuart’s two Chicago locations. The acclaimed Hollywood lensman is best known for his glamorous fine art portraiture during the 1930s and 40s. Hurrell ranks high on my list of favorite photographers of all time, not simply because of his Chicago roots—he grew up here and attended the Chicago Art Institute—but because of his meticulous eye for detail and his exquisite use of light. His dreamy, porcelain-like images have a fantastical quality to them that I find truly captivating. Clark Gable by George...

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Toni

HOMETOWN: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina MY PERSONAL STYLE IS: Casual with predominantly dark colours FAVORITE WARDROBE ITEM: My leather jacket I’D NEVER BE CAUGHT DEAD IN: Definitely jeans WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES ME: Energetic and positive CITY I’D MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN: London LISTENING TO: Franz Ferdinand—Take Me Out READING: Orhan Pamuk—My Name is Red FAVORITE TV SHOW OR MOVIE: Big Bang Theory and the Matrix top the list:-) DREAM JOB: Archaeologist or diplomat. I’d love being an archaeologist because I love delving into different cultures and their historical background in order to find out more about human evolution. I’d love being a diplomat because I...

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Vintage February

Someone captured this image of me back in my college days, and I promise this was no posed shot. This is typical Mary, daydreaming, or in this case night-dreaming about something deep and profound I’m sure:) Check out that calendar hanging on the wall over my shoulder…February, 1979! The only thing I remember about this photo is that it was taken at a party and that I loved the garnet silk blouse I was wearing. Ah, those college days were some of the best! Time flies! *** If you’ve got a vintage photograph you’d like to share please email...

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Sihle

Hometown: Mbabane in the Kingdom of Swaziland, a small country in Southern Africa My Personal Style Is: I like looking smart and a bit casual over the weekends. My Favorite Wardrobe Item Is: My scarf. It just adds an extra dimension to my look. A Grooming Tip I Live By: Shower twice a day and smell good at all times. I’d Never Be Caught Dead In: I do not wear hoodies. In fact I only own one hoodie which I use when I am going to the gym. The Word That Best Describes Me Is: Classy. The City I’d Most Like To Live...

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