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Lollapalooza 2012: What They Wore

Every year, Lollapalooza becomes a fashion show for the summer’s hottest styles. Check out our photos of Lollapalooza attendees in the latest trends at the pre- Lolla party at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Lollapalooza 2012: What to Wear

The best weekend of the year is FOUR days away. On Friday, Grant Park will be transformed into a giant music venue as fans and artists will fly in from all over the world for Lollapalooza. With over 160,000 people estimated to be in attendance, there are bound to be some serious people watching opportunities. As you’re creating your custom Lolla schedules and RSVP-ing to the best Lolla after-parties this week, we’re here to help make sure you also look your best this weekend both at the fest and at the after-parties (in case you run into Frank Ocean at Buckingham Fountain on Saturday night).

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FLüD Watches x Mayer Hawthorne

NYC-based FLüD Watches recently collaborated with singer, song writer, and producer Mayer Hawthorne (one of ACITM’s favorites). The two collaborated for a special edition “TABLETURNS” timepiece. Once recognized as “DJ Haircut” and being an avid record collector, it’s easy to figure out the design inspiration behind the timepiece.

Watches are a must have spring/summer accessory. Top off any outfit the right way with a touch of sophistication.

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Express Sidewalk Runway Show

Friday afternoon EXPRESS held an outdoor fashion show in front of “The Bean” in Millennium Park in Chicago featuring their Fall 2012 collection. EXPRESS has staged similar runway events in New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Dallas, and with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background, the event was a major success.

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Milk Handmade – A Charming Chicago Boutique

Priding itself on carrying unique, handmade clothing and accessories, Milk Handmade is the product of owner and native Chicagoan Hallie Borden’s childhood dream. The new Andersonville store opening Tuesday is filled with pieces from local Chicago brands  including Mohop, Nicki Jean, Nicolet Candles. Designs sent even from Australia and Rome round out Milk Handmade’s collection of one-of-a-kind treasures. I met with Hallie this past weekend to discuss the store’s opening, the distinctiveness of handmade and her favorite place in the city. Read on for the full interview.

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An Interview with Sir & Madame (photos photos photos!)

A little while ago, Michael and I visited Sir & Madame, a boutique in Ukranian Village featuring fresh fashion and accessories reminiscent of Chicago style.

Owned by young couple Autumn and Brian, Sir & Madame can be described as a juxtaposition of sorts- the look of the store is old- antique dressers dot the walls and rich red drapes line the windows, yet the energy in the store is young. Sleek clothes in vibrant fabrics and edgy yet practical accessories are displayed throughout the room.

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HATS by Angela Morano: Interview and Pictures!

A few weeks ago, we sat down with Chicago native Angela Morano, couture headwear designer and the girl behind HATS  by Angela Morano. One of acityinthemidwest’s goals for 2012 is to introduce a style section to the blog, and Angela’s interview is the perfect way to kick it off. Talented and ambitious, Angela Morano is a name to remember  within the Chicago style scene. Check out the interview below where Angela discusses her hats, her favorite Chicago spots and the fashion trends she wishes would finally die.

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Lollapalooza 2011: What to Wear

Fashion magazines are already buzzing about the must-have looks for fall, but I’m not willing to give up the fact that there is still over a month of summer left, and there is no better place to whip out the season’s hottest trends than for my favorite weekend of summertime Chi- Lollapalooza.

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