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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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Dee

My Personal Style Is: Pretty and simple My Favorite Wardrobe Item Is: Leggings in the winter, sundress in the summer A Grooming Tip I live By: Letting my hair dry naturally—even if it means going to the office with damp hair (I know, so professional) I’d Never Be Caught Dead In: Glasses…yet I’m blind as a bat, so thank God for contact lenses! Word That Best Describes Me: Passionate City I’d Most Like To Live In: Washington, D.C., where my fiance, Matt lives! Right Now I’m Listening To: Hillsong—We Are Young & Free Right Now I’m Reading: Harvard Business School cases (blame it on MBA classes) My...

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