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Fashion

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  FASHION Rebirth Garments runs the spectrum in whom it serves

Sky Cubacub is the creator of Rebirth Garments—a line of wearables for the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. The fashion line was started in 2014, when Cubacub was 23. Cubacub is now 27, but ...


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  FASHION Local designer closes boutique to focus on customized items

By Vee L. Harrison

Anastasia Chatzka's boutique—once located on the corner of Damen and Augusta avenues, in Wicker Park—is now closed. The store officially closed Dec. 14 following a monthlong liquidation sale. Store owner and fashion designer Anastasia Chatzka said ...


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  Carlo Chappelle, born to sing

"Carlo is somebody who loves to sing with every ounce of his body," said Beckie Menzie. "There are people who sing because they want to be heard—and he's certainly somebody who wants to share his music—or ...


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  'STRUT' show marks World AIDS Day

The 10th annual STRUT fashion show took place Dec. 2 at the Promontory. The evening featured a runway fashion show with 14 different designers and boutiques as well as speakers ranging from AIDS activists to healthcare ...


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  'One of a Kind Holiday Show' through Dec. 9

Through Dec. 9, the One of a Kind Holiday Show is returning to the seventh floor of The Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. More than 600 independent artists from across North America and beyond are ...


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  Trending ethnic hairstyles for the new year

By Vee L. Harrison

Chicago barber Andrew Martinez goes by "Dreux" behind the chair. He works at Urbane Blades, a barber shop at 948 N. Orleans St. He's an open book and has no more problem telling you like it ...


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  Karamo Brown in Evanston Dec. 5

Queer Eye culture expert Karamo Brown will give a talk, "Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success," on Wed., Dec. 5, at 7 p.m at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Brown ...


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  Inclusive Chicago Fashion Week takes place

By Vee L. Harrison

Chicago Fashion Week was a seven-day celebration of designers, models and absolute flyness presented by FashionBar Chicago. FashionBar is a fashion marketing firm and they are destined to create Chicago into a fashion capital. On Oct. ...


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  Queer Eye's Karamo Brown in Evanston Dec. 5

Television host and culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown says that the key to his success is tapping into the many facets of his identity. Whether as an openly gay ...


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  Out of Halloween ideas? Dress as these celebrities

by VERONICA HARRISON

Let's face it. Halloween is the one day where anyone can dress as anything and that is one exciting notion for queers! This Halloween, though, let's turn our neighborhood blocks to red carpets and our Halloween ...


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  Chicago hosts Latino Fashion Week

The opening night of Latino Fashion Week was as fierce as the models walking the runway. The opening night was Oct. 11 at Block Thirty Seven in downtown Chicago. Models, photographers, spectators and friends gathered for ...


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  Howard Brown Health, Aveda team up for Fashion Week

Transgender youth face horrific societal reactions. To feel beautiful as their bodies are learning how to be true to who they really are is difficult. To express it is even more difficult, since society tends to ...


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  Goodman Theatre's Costume Shop holds costume sale Oct. 20

( Chicago, IL ) For the first time in six years, Goodman Theatre's Costume Shop hosts a costume sale on Saturday, October 20 from 9am — 2pm. More than 100 handmade items by the Goodman's costume ...


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  Lesbian makeup artist on business, planning own wedding

Growing up gay usually means that family and friends are convinced it's just a phase. For 30-year-old Chicagoan Casseita Sutton, better known as Missy, that phase has turned slowly into her upcoming holy matrimony. Missy said ...


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  'Project Runway' designer shows items at Paris Fashion Week

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Openly gay fashion designer Matt Sarafa aspires to be on the same level as some of the greatest designers in fashion. The 19 year-old designer is a reality show veteran and is currently on his third ...


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  Multifaceted event 'Express Yourself' benefits [Trans]formation

On Oct. 2, The Nothing Without A Company Theater and The Living Canvas presented "Express Yourself," a gala fundraiser and celebration at The Crystal Ballroom in downtown Evanston. The event featured spoken word, live music, a ...


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  Isaac Mizrahi talks 'Project Runway: All Stars'

NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times

Isaac Mizrahi has created fashion lines for decades and has become an icon in the process. He presented his first collection in 1987 and hasn't stopped since. He has worked for Chanel, Liz Claiborne and Xcel ...


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  Mondo Guerra on 'Project Runway' and HIV-education campaign

When Mondo Guerra appeared on Project Runway he never anticipated that both and his work and his life would appear on the catwalk. Guerra originally appeared on the show during its eighth season in 2010. During ...


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  Glamorama's 'British Invasion' Aug. 10

The theme of Macy's Glamorama 2012 is "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Macy's Glamorama 2012 will pay homage to some of the world's most well-known and ...


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  Fashion show benefits HIV/AIDS agency

Windy City Times online special. More photos at link below image

The EdgeAlliance—a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting those affected by HIV/AIDS—hosted a fashion show at Boystown nightspot Sidetrack Aug. 1. Dubbed "Unite: For the Love of Fashion," designers J. Toor and Shah Riaz held a runway ...


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  Glamorama's 'British Invasion' Aug. 10

The theme of Macy's Glamorama 2012 is "British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Macy's Glamorama 2012 will pay homage to some of the world's most well-known and ...


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  Fashion designer Borris Powell dazzles with runway show

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

At the River East Art Center on March 18, Chicagoan Borris Powell proved why he's one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the country. Unveiling his 2012 fall/winter collection, "Without a Shadow of Doubt" featured ...


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  Logo announces NewNowNext Awards

Logo has announced the nominees for the 2012 NewNowNext Awards, which honor icons, trendsetters and stars on the rise, according to a press release. The public can visit www.NewNowNext.com or m.newnownext.com/awards to view the entire list ...





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