The Collective Quarterly

Word on the street is that there’s a new magazine in town doing things a little differently. If you’ve ever wanted to travel, meet new people and shop all from the comfort of your own home, then I think know you’re going to dig The Collective Quarterly.

the collective quarterly, travel magazine

[Read More...]

Chi City’s Most Stylish: Seth Putnam

When it comes to menswear, the east coast gets preppy and the west coast is very laid back (and a little more colorful) so then what about the midwest? Well we have Seth Putnam.

 photo ScreenShot2013-06-27at83304AM.png

[Read More...]

Bruce Jeffries Reinfeld Photography

It’s not often I post about a photographer on ChiCityFashion but when I come across something so awesome, I just can’t help but spread the word. Last year at Wells Street Art Fair I discovered Bruce Jeffries Reinfeld. I was immediately drawn to the Prada piece (see below) and didn’t think twice about purchasing it. Now it resides right above my bed and I’m still obsessed with it.

Photobucket

All of his photos start in black and white, then he digitally airbrushes color onto each image. It creates these whimsical yet beautiful photos that I am so intrigued by. The coolest part about Bruce? None of his photos are staged or manipulated. He sees something as it is, takes the photo then creates his art from there.

Photobucket

While at the art fair this year I was really inspired by this piece…so I decided to add it to my collection.

Photobucket

More about Bruce Jeffries Reinfeld onĀ highfidelitydisco.com.

Old Town Art Fair & Wells Street Art Festival

Between the Old Town and Wells Street Art Fairs, this was just an art filled weekend! I had never been to either of these street fests before and I had a great time at both. Old Town Art Fair had a lot more art while Wells Street was more of a social scene. It was nice to have a balance of both because they were equally as fun in my opinion. Oh, and I tried Polish food for the first time…which was quite the delight :)

I took some photos from the art festivals plus some of the items I picked up along the way. Whether you’re an art junkie or just like something to different to do on the weekend, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Photobucket

Old Town Art Fair

Photobucket

Fobots

Photobucket

My favorite Fobot, The Princess

Photobucket

Not sure what this is, but it's pretty awesome

Photobucket

One of my favorites from Old Town Art Fair

Photobucket

From the same vendor (as above) at Old Town Art Fair

And now for my purchases…

Photobucket

I found this necklace at the same vendor as the peace sign pieces above. The artist makes these out of old return tags, keys and other charms. This return tag was from Chicago…so I knew I had to have it.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Both of the photos above are taken by Xavier Nuez who is one of the most incredible photographers I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He ventures into urban settings in the middle of the night and takes amazing photos of graffiti, buildings, alleys, etc. The coloring in all of his photos are just stunning. Seeing these vibrant colors in a nighttime setting is something I’ve never really seen, which is why I was so intrigued by this specific artist.

Photobucket

This photograph is by Bruce Jeffries Reinfeld of High Fidelity Disco. His photos also had great use of color but in a completely different way than Xavier Nuez. Bruce uses both black and white and color in his photos to create these amazing images I couldn’t get enough of. Obviously when I saw the one of the Prada installation (off Highway 90 in West Texas), I knew it must be mine. One of the very few fashion-related pieces of art I saw at the festivals, it was my favorite purchase of the day.

Did you go to the Old Town or Wells Street art festivals this weekend? If you didn’t, I highly recommend checking it out next year!