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January 14, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Chicago designer Katelyn Pankoke will be among the 16 designers competing in the Season 11 of "Project Runway" when it premieres at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 24 on Lifetime. The new season is the first ever teams edition, so the 23-year-old creative force behind Elaya Vaughn Bridal will be be paired with another designer and they will have to make it work together. Pankoke is originally from Parkland, Fla. The designers didn't learn they would be competing as teams until after the arrived in New York to begin filming.
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May 12, 2014
Well, the Cubs are once again sitting below .500 on the season and are currently in last place in the National League Central Division. With the introduction of a new mascot, Clark, this season a group of Cubs fans decided to create a new logo as well. Through a company called  DesignCrowd , a contest was created to come up with a new team logo. Emerging as the winner was Vicky Galmarini's submission. The contest was not promoted or endorsed by the Cubs organization or Major League Baseball.  Want more?
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May 17, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Celebrities could really be just like us. Stars at the MTV Movie Awards on June 3 will get a chic collar for their canines stashed in the swag bags. Chicagoans can get the same collars for their pooches that Michelle Cleek O'Hollaren, 33, of Bucktown, handmade for $29.99. Each collar features designer fabrics, is adorned with a faux flower and has a metal buckle with her logo laser-engraved on it. "It's a conversation piece," said O'Hollaren, an elementary school teacher who founded Sophisticated Pup in 2006 shortly after she got her pug Penny.
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April 9, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Forget the Green Line. There's a new "L" on the West Side. Event Creative, a Chicago event design and production agency, fashioned an "L" system for a U.S. Travel Association event this week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios in North Lawndale. More than 20 Event Creative employees worked to handcraft the track and the rail ties. They shaped two 20-foot-long rail cars that were used for a video display of Chicago attractions, said Melissa Kirby, vice president of design and new business for Event Creative.
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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
Looking for a quick hit on Latino Fashion Week? Here are three offerings that caught RedEye's eye for who - or what - was being featured. ERIN VOGEL IS A REDEYE INTERN. Zoe Damacela The 19-year-old Chicago designer will be honored with the AWSUM award. For those keeping score at home, that's the Amazing Wonderful Super Unique Me prize. Alicia Estrada The woman behind the vintage-inspired Stop Staring! label will bring her collection to Chicago. She has dressed celebrities such as Chloe Sevigney, Dita Von Teese and Zooey Deschanel.
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July 24, 2012
Michigan Avenue and Oak Street are two of the city's most popular strips for window-shopping, but some of downtown's best boutiques are tucked among galleries and restaurants on the streets of River North. Expect an impressive selection of designer threads, with pricetags to match. Start your trip in front of the glossy red façade and massive circular windows of Ikram (15 E. Huron St. 312-587-1000). This women's boutique features jewelry and clothing hand-selected by local fashion legend Ikram Goldman, known for outfitting Michelle Obama for the 2009 inauguration and other...
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January 11, 2013 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Envy Michelle Obama's wardrobe?  Her favorite designer is making the first lady's style a bit more accessible. Jason Wu, the designer behind her 2008 inaguaration gown, has launched a contemporary line called  Miss Wu, sold exclusively at Nordstrom. “Having the first lady as a fan and a client is pretty amazing and inspiring,” Wu said.  “I've really enjoyed dressing her, I hope she keeps wearing my clothes.” Wu was in Chicago on Thursday promoting the new line, and we caught up with him at Michigan Avenue's Nordstrom.
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January 4, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Here's some news about a show I'm now even more excited to see: BBC America's original drama "Copper" has found its lead actors. Tom Weston-Jones, who has starred in "MI-5," will play Irish-American copper Kevin Corcoran in the series set in 1860s New York City. Kyle Schmid ("Blood Ties," the recenetly aired "Three Inches" pilot for Syfy) stars as Robert Morehouse, Corcoran's friend and the son of a Manhattan aristocrat. Anastasia Griffith ("Royal Pains," "Damages") plays Elizabeth Haverford, whom I'm guessing is a love interest.
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June 14, 2012 | By Erin Gibbons and For RedEye
Philip Tadros is one busy man. In addition to opening Bow Truss Coffee Roasters (2934 N. Broadway) later this month, the entrepreneur behind Dollop, Kickstand Espresso bar and numerous other businesses has partnered with local brewer and designer Eric McNeil to turn his home brewing hobby into yet another serious business to add to his investment portfolio. “[McNeil has] a whole line of beautiful beers, and he has beautiful illustrations and artwork that he does himself and that he taps other illustrators to do,” Tadros explained.
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December 19, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Wing Night Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204 Chicken wing choices abound with homemade sauce options including Belly Fire, Domaine DuPage BBQ, Georgia Mustard BBQ, Ginger Sesame Soy, Spicy BBQ and - for the truly adventurous - Burn Your Face Off. Order a pound for $9, two pounds for $17 or three pounds for $26. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Feast of the Seven Fishes J. Rocco 749 N. Clark St. 312-475-0271...
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April 1, 2014 | By Veronica Wilson and For RedEye
For Elsa Hiltner, a seam here or a ruffle there makes all the difference when her work is in the spotlight. "I always wanted to be an artist and I was always really interested in people, so it's kind of like the perfect melding of both, because you make art and you make it to fit certain characters or certain people," said Hiltner, a Chicago costume designer whose work is regularly featured throughout the city. Born in Milwaukee, Hiltner moved to Chicago after graduating from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., in 2006.
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March 13, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Divvy has a brand new bag. The Chicago-based travel bag-maker Po Campo has designed a bag specifically to fit on the bikeshare program's handlebars, which are too narrow for many typical bags.   Maria Boustead, the owner and founder of Po Campo, said she noticed that the bikeshare bicycles, which are made by the company Alta Bicycle Share, would be ideal for running errands around the city if only it were easier to attach bags to them.   “You can put a bag in there, but the bungee is just too...
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January 7, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
It may be too cold to ride a bike outside. But some cyclists are already thinking about cruising a car-free Lake Shore Drive for the annual Bike the Drive event five months away. Registration for the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive opens Jan. 21 at bikethedrive.org . The Active Transportation Alliance is launching a T-shirt design contest for the event to be held May 25. Design submissions are due Feb. 11. The five best designs selected by the alliance will advance to an online voting period from Feb. 24 through...
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December 19, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Wing Night Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204 Chicken wing choices abound with homemade sauce options including Belly Fire, Domaine DuPage BBQ, Georgia Mustard BBQ, Ginger Sesame Soy, Spicy BBQ and - for the truly adventurous - Burn Your Face Off. Order a pound for $9, two pounds for $17 or three pounds for $26. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Feast of the Seven Fishes J. Rocco 749 N. Clark St. 312-475-0271...
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December 9, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Chicago is making waves in the world of fashion, and one of the city's fashion students is doing it cruelty-free. Tammy Montella, a 22-year-old recent graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, is a finalist in The Humane Society of the United States' nationwide "Cool vs. Cruel" design competition. The competition asked Art Institute students from around the country to reinterpret runway designs by Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Ford, Derek Lam or Moncler using no animal products whatsoever.
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December 5, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
Growing up on 83rd Street in the Wrightwood neighborhood, James Robinson has seen a side of Chicago that isn't always pretty. “We don't see a lot of unity from our point of view,” said Robinson, a South Side native who said the lack of solidarity in everything from the music industry to Chicago itself isn't just palpable, it's damaging. “You have these rappers trying to outdo one another, and even the city is really divided and segregated. Wouldn't we just work better if we were working together?
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February 28, 2013 | By Gina Chinino and For RedEye
Move over Picasso, Chicago has a new artist in town. No, you won't see this creative mastermind's artwork on display at Daley Plaza, but somewhere less apparent. Take a look down at Chicago ladies' hands. Those fingernails are the perfect-size canvas for professional nail artist Ashley Crowe, 23, a.k.a. AstroWifey, who brings her clients' ideas to life and leaves them with a unique piece of artwork. “If I blow up a canvas really big I feel that my details aren't as great as if it were a super-small canvas, which is kind of opposite for some people,” said Crowe, who left her...
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April 9, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Forget the Green Line. There's a new "L" on the West Side. Event Creative, a Chicago event design and production agency, fashioned an "L" system for a U.S. Travel Association event this week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios in North Lawndale. More than 20 Event Creative employees worked to handcraft the track and the rail ties. They shaped two 20-foot-long rail cars that were used for a video display of Chicago attractions, said Melissa Kirby, vice president of design and new business for Event Creative.
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October 31, 2013 | By Lauren Krause and For RedEye
Anyone who's seen “Project Runway” has heard Tim Gunn's famous "make it work" pep talk. In this case, however, “Make It Work” is the name of a fashion competition sponsored by the Lakeview Employment Group, a nonprofit dedicated to helping increase jobs in the neighborhood. Each using a $75 budget, nine designers must purchase clothes from a resale shop and transform the items into a work-appropriate outfit. A panel of three judges will provide feedback during Saturday's charity event, but ultimately it's up to the audience to choose the final winner.
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October 21, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Latex is much more versatile than you think; just ask Laura Petrielli-Pulice. The Chicago-based designer brings her latex clothing designs to Bravo's new reality competition series, "Styled to Rock. " Superstar singer Rihanna serves as executive producer for the show, which debuts at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 on Bravo. Petrielli-Pulice started her Vex Clothing 13 years ago, taking latex from strictly fetish wear to something that could be incorporated into mainstream fashion. She hopes the show will continue to help her make the jump.
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