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Sparking joy

“I guess I’m an eclectic dresser,” says Mary Griffin, 72, who currently works part-time at Essential Elements-Chicago boutique in Avalon Park. “Everything about me is eclectic. My home is eclectic. There’s not a pair of anything in my house—nothing matches. My friends enjoy coming over to my house because they say it’s like going to […]

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A peek inside the local fashion industry

Attendance at last night’s Inside Chicago Fashion panel discussion should have been mandatory for students of the city’s many fashion design programs. Local designer Anna Fong revealed that if she had to do it all over again, she would have majored in business and minored in fashion at Columbia College, calling her job 90 percent business and 10 percent design.