Legacy Russell: Creating a Legacy All Her Own

Legacy Russell is many things, but she is most certainly a woman on a mission. As an artist, performer, writer and street style star she is creating a name for herself in the international performance industry, and hoping to create a legacy that goes far beyond her name.

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Kendra Peterson & Why These Grapes Are So Darn Funny

The marriage between delicious and healthy food has always been a precarious one, but thanks to Chef Kendra Peterson a whirlwind romance has been fostered between the two. Founder of Drizzle Kitchen, Peterson is determined to show the world, especially those with food allergies, that you never have to sacrifice flavor to stay healthy.

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Spring 2014 Ready-To-Wear: Anastasia Chatzka

The Godfrey Hotel’s IO Urban Roofscape was humming with anticipation for the debut of local designer Anastasia Chatzka’s Spring and Summer 2014 collection. After training with some of the nation’s most innovative designers in New York, Chatzka returned to Chicago to focus on her own brand and image. Since then her creative genius has caught the attention of fashion blogs such as Fashionista Chicago, Racked Chicago, and DNAinfo. Although she started with a concentration on eveningwear, Chatzka has since broadened into ready-to-wear pieces that are carried in designer boutiques across the country.

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Nicki Brashear: Writer, Entrepreneur, and Lover of all things Chicago

I drove to Wicker Park to the storefront of local Chicago designer, Anastasia Chatza. Her space was big, bright, and full of pieces that featured whimsical prints and bold textures. I could not imagine a better place to sit down with writer, entrepreneur, and proprietor of Fashionista Chicago, Nicki Brashear, to discuss the ins and outs of Chicago fashion, social media, and the evolution of her online presence.

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Fashion: Johnson Hartig

Striking is one of the few words that can accurately describe the premiere of Libertine’s Fall/Winter ‘14 collection at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. Going into their thirteenth year, Johnson Hartig, founder and driving force behind the label, has clearly taken his game to another level.

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