Monday, July 9, 2012
Parade guests in Glenview, Northbrook show off their reds, whites, and blues.
This Fourth of July was one of the hottest on record and parade guests in Glenview and Northbrook struggled to keep cool while still managing to display their patriotic pride. Guests had fun coordinating their outfits and finding whimsical ways to incorporate the colors into their attire. Above, have a look at some of Indepedence Day fashions we found. Have your own 4th Fashions you'd like to share? Add them to our gallery by clicking the green 'add a photo' button.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This week's Patch Portraits also features a farming couple from Deerfield, Des Plaines' record reviver and Jewish United Fund volunteers from Highland Park.
This week's Patch Portraits also features a farming couple from Deerfield, Des Plaines' record reviver and Jewish United Fund volunteers from Highland Park. Four years ago, Caitlin Stephenson took over the vintage clothing store she had worked at for several years. Stephenson added her own flair to the place and changed the name to Factory Vintage. "I always like the vintage look," Stephenson said. As a young girl she had been captivated with classic movie stars like Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Becall. Stephenson gets her merchandise from a variety of sources, some are bought new, others are salvaged from thrift stores. "Mainly people bring them in and I buy what I like," she said. Recently Stephenson bought a large cache of pristine items…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Take a look at the stylish outerwear Evanston residents are sporting this winter season.
This winter has been a brutal one for Evanston residents. With the temperature consistently dipping well into the negatives during the late evenings and early mornings, it's necessary to have a coat that will not only keep you warm, but one that's trendy as well. Click the picture at right to see a photo gallery of some fashionable coats Evanston residents are sporting.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Models strut outfits made from juice pouches, dryer sheets and other objects that could have ended up in landfill.
The long-legged models striding down the runway Thursday wore original designs worthy of New York Fashion Week--but with a twist. To raise environmental awareness, local suburban designers created them all from candy wrappers, magazines, newspapers, crayon boxes, dryer sheets and other--well, trash. Mary Allen, recycling and education director of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, said local designers and high school fashion students spent months designing and hand-making the often-whimsical confections. SWANCC organized the event as a way to encourage people to get creative about reusing and re-purposing to keep materials out of landfills. SWANCC, which is both a unit of government and a non-profit agency, coordinates …