Why did you start blogging?
I’ve worked in social justice my entire career and when I realized that I had bookmarked just as many fashion sites as political sites, I figured it was time to explore that side of myself.
What do you love most about blogging?
I appreciate the mental exercise. The blog provides a space to examine why I wear what I wear and what it is I love about certain pieces.
Favorite fashion blogs and magazines?
Shine By Three, WhoWhatWear, i-D, Vogue, Elle, The Business of Fashion, The Cut, Stop It Right Now, Pandora Sykes, FrouFrouu.
I am influenced by women with distinctive, fearless style; women like Michelle Elie, Yasmin Sewell, Preetma Singh, Julia Sarr Jamois, Caroline de Maigret and Lily Gatins.
Styling and shopping tips?
Wear what you love. And you can never have too many jackets.
—Interview by Isa Giallorenzo and photograph by Nakea Laveé
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.