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The Illusion of Chaos

Mariah Colbert, 23, works in an upscale specialty food shop and hosts French wine tastings. Liz Armstrong: Where did that dress come from? Mariah Colbert: It was in my friend Colleen’s closet and I think I smiled at it so many times that she was like, “You can have that.” LA: This is like a […]

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The History of Haiti

Heidi Dakter has created costumes for the Zephyr Dance company and floats for Redmoon Theater. Her latest fashion pieces are politically inspired–like this two-piece ensemble embroidered with major players in the ongoing unrest in Haiti, which she visited on a medical mission in 2004. The outfit will be on display at the restaurant Follia, 953 […]

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“Pseudo Arrogant”

Hong Kong native Sam Ng moved to Chicago in 2001 to study film and music at Columbia College. He dressed as predictably as the next Wicker Park dude–until he started going to parties at spaces like Buddy and Camp Gay last summer. Liz Armstrong: Those shoes are insane, Sam. Sam Ng: Be careful–don’t touch them. […]

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Rebel Rebel

Min Song, 23, works at Hejfina, paints commissioned animal portraits, and was recently asked to design a T-shirt for Brighton Park Press. Your outfit is kind of opulent–the velveteen minidress and pumps are both trimmed in gold. Is feeling luxe when you get dressed important to you? It’s kind of funny . . . honestly […]

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What Are You Wearing?

The Collector Mel Racho, 27, is a video artist who teaches motion graphics at Columbia College and Web-site construction at After School Matters. She lives in Logan Square. Tell me about your outfit. I’m wearing capri pants for a really tall woman, but they are regular-length jeans on me. My bow tie… I teach at […]