about





So what's the deal with this blog?
Who knows! I'm 28 and I live in Chicago, IL. This blog is about fashion, but from a feminist perspective. I write about music and ~life musings~ here too. Also I acknowledge that I am a half-white cisfemale, am able-bodied, and am of normative sexuality. This blog is body and sex positive.

What do you do for a living?
I work for a low-income housing authority. Additionally, I also do freelance writing and photography and shoot nightlife portraits for glitterguts.com. This blog is not my job.

What inspires you?
Stark places, shoegaze music, dream pop, House of LeavesMadchester, Alaska, Catholica, Game of Thrones/A Song of Fire and Ice, the Victorian era, Arthur Rackham, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, the Cocteau Twins, The X-Files, the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, Alan Moore comics, secret societies and the occult, the Midwest.

What are your favorite bands and musicians?
If it's noisy, dreamy, and drenched in endless layers of reverb, I probably love it. Check out what I'm listening to here.

What magazines do you like?
Lurve, The Gentlewoman, Lula, Dazed & Confused, Metal, 'SUP.

Who are your favorite designers?
This changes as my taste evolves. At the moment it's Risto Bimbiloski, Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garons, Raf Simons, Meadham Kirchhoff, Valentino, Rachel Comey, Simone Rocha, Creatures of the Wind, Dries van Noten, JW Anderson, Eckhaus Latta, and Paula Selby Avellaneda.

Where do you buy your clothes?
Vintage: Very Best Vintage in Chicago.
Eyewear: Labrabbit Optics in Chicago.
Everything else: Les Nouvelles, Founders and Followers, Opening Ceremony, but honestly most of my clothes and shoes come from eBay or secondhand shops.

Camera specs?
For photos I use a Canon Rebelt T1i with this lens by Tokina. I also have 2 AlienBees B800 strobes that I usually set up with an octobox for indoor photos. I take all of my own photos and occasionally my boyfriend helps out. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have about photography!

Blog disclosures?
Sometimes brands will send me things, but I only will accept it if it fits in my with my style. I will always disclose if something was a gift. I use affiliate links occasionally. The ads on my blog are for the Lucky Style Collective. At this time my blog is not fully monetized - I work with brands very rarely. Integrity is important to me. Media kit is available upon request. Full press list here.