What made you want to benefit Arts of Life? How did the auction go?
Anna: Every year we do a benefit to help us support our programming at LVL3 while also providing some support for a local nonprofit that we feel strongly about. Vincent recently started working for The Arts of Life as arts coordinator so it seemed like the perfect fit to incorporate both of his jobs into one event.
You recently celebrated your fourth anniversary. Where would you like to see the gallery in its tenth year?
Anna: We want to continue supporting artists and helping them establish successful careers. We are excited to expand lvl3media.com as well as open up an online store in the near future. The thought of a second LVL3 gallery location is also a nice dream to have.
Where did you guys meet? Have you always had this fashion affinity or did it grow over time?
Vincent: We met through a previous intern. Anna then started off as an intern and worked her way up to become the assistant director. Ever since we started working together our styles have really clicked, we tend to see very eye to eye. This has become stronger over time.
How would you define your style?
Vincent: In terms of donuts, Anna is chocolate with coconut on top, and I’m rainbow sprinkle.
—Interview and photograph by Isa Giallorenzo
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.