Friday, April 3, 2009

Shout out to the Second City...

Are any of you obsessed about the city where you either reside or where you grew up? Its history, culture and roots? For some reason, I am as are a couple of my friends. It's not enough to know about all our local celebrities (ie, The Cusacks, The Pivens, Gary Sinise, and many more), we pore through our local bookstores seeking old Chicago books. We quiz ourselves on obscure facts and important dates that encompass Chicago history.

A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to see the cover of the NYT Mag featuring Chicago as the future of fashion. It's true. More and more, Chicago is becoming a go-to place for fashion. And I'm not simply talking about Michigan Avenue shops, I'm talking smaller boutiques such as the eco-conscious Pivot and the ultra-chic and feminine brand, Eskell.

Sure, Chicago is getting a lot of negative press lately due to a ridiculously high sales tax and the indictment of our state's former governor (who by the way, doesn't live too far from me). It's nice to see a reputable magazine give us some props for something positive for a change.

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