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September/October 2017 Issue

Ever wonder what kind of wine to take to your favorite Indian BYOB spot? Or what to serve with that dish you've been dying to try? Here are some simple ideas for what to drink with different dishes. Read more

Food + Recipes

Innovation is all around us—especially in Chicago with several incubators fostering innovation by powering tech geniuses and large-scale ideas. Innovation makes businesses succeed—it is taking an idea, experimenting with it, and then making it come t Read more

Give Back

Chicago fashion designer Rakan Shams Eldeen shares what inspires him and what pieces he thinks women should invest in for the fall. Read more

Style

Chicago designer Chelli Look tells Chicago Woman what inspired her new collection, the local designer she admires and all about her experience working in the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

Lagi Nadeau shares her new collection inspired by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito's elegant woodblock prints, and describes what she thinks designers can do to help build and improve the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

From Marwen student to Deputy Director, Akilah Halley is helping create opportunities for young artists today. Read more

How She Did It

Anna Brown's inspiration often starts with three elements that define her collections. She shares the inspiration for her Fall/Winter '17 collection, as well as her favorite fall fashion investment. Read more

Style

For Shruti Kiriti, the most inspiring thing about her collection is the woman who wears it. A grad of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shruti has a unique insight into the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

Considering that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, it is important that everyone is informed. The experts at Susan G. Komen share some facts that you should know. Read more

Health

The importance of vision in your child’s learning behavior is something all parents should know about. Read more

Family + Friends

Designer Anadil Johnson admires Midwestern craftsmanship and work ethic, which makes Chicago the perfect place to manufacture her collection. The future of fashion in Chicago is made to last. Read more

Style

What needs to change in Chicago for it to secure its place as a fashion center? Designer Idrine Bishweka weighs in. Read more

Style

Working out at the gym at Soho House and taking lunch meetings are just a fraction of what Chicago filmmaker Fawzia Mirza manages to get done in a day. Mirza gives CW a peek into her busy schedule. Read more

How She Did It

Shernett Swaby is a Chicago designer to watch, with ideas about how make Chicago one of the great fashion capitals of the world. She shares her new, playful collection inspired by her childhood, as well as the Chicago designers she admires. Read more

Style

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Kirsten Miccoli

Chicago fashion designer Elena Bobysheva brings Russian elegance to Chicago with her Fall 2017 collection, as well as her advice on making one's way in the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

Park, a recent Chicago transplant, talks about her job and why she loves fall in the city. Read more

How She Did It

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Kirsten Miccoli

The Chicago Fashion Incubator, an established 501(c), supports the Chicago fashion industry through programs and workshops. Tonya Gross, CFI Executive Director, and CFI designers Kate Kiernan, Lauren Markt and Adilah Muhammad share their style. Read more

Style

As you start to think about end-of-year charitable giving, learn more about how to make sure you are making informed decisions about where to donate and how. Read more

Give Back

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As with most television shows, what we see on our screens is not real life. Orange Is The New Black is no exception. Women prisons are fraught with inequities and issues that are based in gender issues. Read more

Policy

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Barb Levant

Chicago-based photography and former model Gail Mancuso's work draws on urban landscapes, females forms and pop culture. Her work can be found in notable places as Seven Lions and even the mayor's office. We talk to her about her work and inspiration Read more

How She Did It