Journalist Isa Giallorenzo was born in São Paulo, Brazil and has elected Chicago as her beloved home since 2009. She runs the street-style blog Chicago Looks and wants to see this town become one of the fashion capitals of the world.
Model Kevin Cuttino was shopping for furniture in Bolingbrook. He wore his hat as a headline.
What does having “swag” mean to you?
Swag to me is an urban way of being handsome, uniquely styled, suave and a fashion leader.
Why so much swag to come to Ikea?
You always have to represent yourself with style. And I’m not just because I model; it’s a rule that I love to follow. You never know who you may meet, who you may see or what opportunities you may run into. This occasion proves my rule.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Although I’m twenty-nine, I’m still a kid at heart. I can not go out without colorful socks.
Where do you go for style inspiration?
Honestly I don’t have a style inspiration, magazine or model focus. I’m in love with fashion as a whole. Every aspect: from the runway, to TV, to a social gathering. I also love looking at Llewellyn’s Jeffery Hawkins (@vuittonprince) and Luxury Minds Apparel (@luxuryminds1111).
—Interview and photograph by Isa Giallorenzo.