How would you describe your style?
My style is bright and bold with a dose of humor. Last week I wore a gold lamé pleated skirt with a blue, hot dog printed tee. It made me really happy.
Chicago street style is a huge part of your blog. What do you love most about street style photography?
The people! I have met so many great characters and made some really good friends as a result of approaching people on the street for their picture. My favorite people I have snapped so far would be a tie between Tavi Gevinson and a beautiful woman in kimono-clad at Coachella.
Why did you start Très Awesome and what was the inspiration behind it?
Très Awesome began as an escape from my regular 9-5. I've always loved fashion and photography so a street style blog was a natural culmination of these passions. However, coming up with the name “Très Awesome” wasn’t so easy. Almost all of the domain names I original chose were already taken. Très Awesome was a phrase that had been floating around my life for a couple of years. I had created some typographic paper cut art with it and found the phrase quite funny. When I had exhausted my list of names, I thought about it for a minute and was like, DUH?! Très Awesome it is!
What do you love about boutique shopping?
I love the people I meet. My favorite boutiques are a reflection of the shop owners’ zany, dazzling, cool personalities. I love to see them express themselves through their shops. My favorite boutique in Chicago is Kokorokoko in Wicker Park. It's a must visit if you're in the city.
Who are your style icons?
Jane Birkin, Margot Tenenbaum, Fran Drescher from The Nanny
What are your three most prized possessions?
My Miu Miu sparkle booties, my mother's classic string of pearls, and my Lanvin snake print tote.
What do you do when your not blogging?
I am an art director at an ad agency here in Chicago so that takes up a fair amount of time. I also love checking out new restaurants and hanging out with my boyfriend and my dog, Trevor.
Would you ever consider blogging full time?
I have found that my blog and my job at Leo Burnett, complement each other beautifully. Knowing the ins and outs of branding, online advertising and media has been incredible for my blog. Understanding social media trends, how to start conversations and engage people online has been invaluable for my work at the agency. I am pretty happy doing both, that being said, if I won the Mega-million tomorrow and didn't have to generate any income, I probably wouldn't do either. I would make video art and sound installations from my villa in the South of France.