LOCATION: Austin Gardens

HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Gary Hanley
• Wool fedora, Chameleon
• Cotton button-down shirt,
Chameleon
• Charcoal zip-front sweater,
Chameleon
• Dark wash jeans, Chameleon
• Recycled cashmere Eco Scarf
(in basket), Bramble
• Leather boots, Craig’s Shoes
MODEL: Shanon Williams
• Pumpkin-colored silk blouse,
Ananas
• Oatmeal-hued halter dress,
Ananas
• Tweed belted cape with
natural Russian sable trim,
York Furrier 80th Anniversary
Collection
• Ella E drop earrings, Ananas
• Braided, skinny leather belt,
Ananas
• Multilayered handcrafted
necklace, Ananas
• Nude fshnet stockings,
Baubo’s Garden
• Leather boots, Norah’s ShoeShop
PROPS: Vintage bike from
Mike’s Bikes of Oak Park
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Casual.
business.
Evening.
Elegance.
7418 madison St.
Forest park
708.771.1111
Hours: mon-Wed 10-6
Thurs-Fri 10-8
Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5
Visit us on Facebook
for Special discounts
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W
hile I was in college
my parents introduced
a friend and me to a
lovely outdoor venue
hosting a little stage
where a theater troupe performed
Shakespeare. Being an English
major, a lover of all things green,
and Shakespeare being a beloved
bard, I considered this quite a
treat.
It was a lovely summer night,
with a few spirited stars pushing
through the evening sky. Austin
Gardens, I soon discovered, was the
locale: a perfect backdrop for one
of my favorite plays, A Midsummer
Night’s Dream.
I remember looking up at the
verdant setting from our picnic blanket and
announcing that I was going to live in Oak Park
someday.
Fast-forward to 2007. I’m finally moving
in to a cozy studio in Oak Park. Friends and
family come to visit and are forever declaring
how charming this town is. So family-friendly,
so many great restaurants, so many chic
boutiques!
Now let’s skip
ahead to the
year 2010. I’ve
graduated to a
condo. I’ve also
realized that
Oak Park is a
perfect fit in
more ways than
one: my love of
style and fashion
is thoroughly
satiated by the
local boutiques.
In the fall of
2010, I joined
OakPark.com
and Wednesday
Journal as the
Local Shopping
and Fashion
blogger and
columnist. I was
thrilled.
Think big, shop
small
My purpose
in each write-up
and every article is to inform the community’s
purchasing decisions. It was my hope to
help consumers set their compass to local,
independent shops so they would be supporting
the entrepreneurs who have taken a leap of
faith in opening their own stores — who work
assiduously without vacations or holidays, who
continue to weather the storm of a depressed
economy, who truly are the heartbeat of
America.
I like to use the word support. We can choose
to support the merchants with our dollars, every
time we make a purchase, if we elect to shop
small before defaulting to the mall.
Why entrepreneurs?
Writing about entrepreneurs is a subject close
to my heart. My grandfather invested his time,
energy, and funds into realizing his own dream
many years ago. He opened his own martial arts
studio (a dojo) and a corresponding retail shop
selling martial arts gear. I saw how his passion,
drive, and endless hours of hard work put him
on the path to success.
I know there were many obstacles my
grandfather encountered. Eventually he became
a Sixth Dan Shihan, a distinguished sensei in
the peaceful martial art known as Aikido. All
this and more he accomplished with the support
of dedicated students and loyal shoppers.
He was an entrepreneur with a
vision and the confidence to believe
he could achieve anything he set his
mind to.
Meeting of a great mind
Over the last year I’ve had the
pleasure of sitting down to interview
some of the entrepreneurs in the
community: all incredibly talented and
hardworking individuals.
I’m amazed at the level of
commitment, the dedication and the
sacrifices these proprietors have made
— and continue to make — at their
places of business.
They research the best products
to bring to their shops, they provide
us with well-edited lines of inspired
products (many made in the USA), they offer
an array of eco-friendly and environmentally-
conscious merchandise and they feature
handmade goods by local artisans.
And let’s not forget: so many items are just
plain fashion-forward: avant-garde apparel,
fresh footwear and stunning accessories that
easily compete with the neighboring boutiques
in Chicago.
Can you find
items like these
somewhere else?
Not all big box
shops have put
in the time and
thought to bring
you products that
are not only good,
but good for you
and good for the
environment:
fair-trade
merchandise,
upcycled products
and handcrafted
goods.
You’ll get high-
quality products
at local boutiques,
you’ll receive
unparalleled
customer service
and you won’t lose
your shopping
partner in the sea
of racks at large
department stores.
You also don’t
have to circle endlessly to find a parking spot
(but don’t forget to feed the meter!).
Fall fashion 2011
For the first time in 20 years, Wednesday
Journal punctuates the autumn season with our
very own guide to Fall Fashion.
This style guide showcases the magnificent
fashion apparel offered at local independent
retailers, while focusing on trends seen in the
larger fashion community.
Our community offers a vibrant and eclectic
collection of boutiques, and we want to generate
excitement about what goes on in the shops by
unveiling styles and designs that consumers
crave and the looks they want.
A thrilling exploration of all that local
merchants have to offer, this guide is an
exhilarating examination of peerless selections.
Consider this your road map to incredible
apparel and accessories — we’ll take the
mystery out of looking great.
From precisely-constructed cosmopolitan
designs to artistic, comfort-conscious clothing,
it can all be found right here at a neighborhood
merchant.
We’re delighted to draw your attention
to the fact that fashion and retail are a
hugely important and enjoyable part of our
community’s economy.
A midsummer night’s
premonition
CHRISTINA
PIPPIN
Shopping and
fashion blogger
Fashion Editor
Christina Pippin
Photographer
J. Geil
Lighting
David Kindler
Wardrobe Editors/Stylists
Danielle Donates,
Lauren Metz
Editorial Design Manager
Rebecca Lomax
Editorial Designers
Alaina Buzas,
Mark Tatara
Manager of Internet
and Technology
Graham Johnston
Online Editor
Sandi Pedersen
Web Content Manager
Evan O’Brien
Web Developer
Mike Risher
Advertising Production
Manager
Philip Soell
Advertising Design Manager
Andrew Mead
Advertising Designers
Elisha-Rio Apilado, Debbie
Becker, Evan O’Brien
Advertising Director
Marc Stopeck
Display Advertising Sales
Dawn Ferencak,
Missy Laurell
Display Ad Coordinator
Carrie Bankes
Circulation Manager
Kathy Hansen
Distribution Coordinator
Alan Majeski
Circulation Associate
Mike Braam
Comptroller
Edward Panschar
Credit Manager
Debbie Zari
Bookkeeper
Diane Eggers
Collections
Charlie Kelly
Front Desk
Peggy Montague, Maria
Murzyn, Carol Strunc
Publisher
Dan Haley
VP/Director of Operations
Andrew Johnston
Wednesday Journal, 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Illinois 60302
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OURNAL
of Oak Park and River Forest REVIEW
F O R E S T P A R K
Local entrepreneurs (clockwise from top right) Heather An-
derson of Muse, Sanem D'Angelo of Sanem's, Nick Heitzman
of Chameleon and Deb Dworman of deedee & edee.
deedee & edee
7415 West Madison, Forest Park ~ 708-209-1448
Hours: Sunday & Monday 12 noon to 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Tursday 10 am to 7 pm ~ Friday 10 am to 8 pm
We do shopping parties for birthdays and charities!
We love to help
you look your best.
You’ ll fnd everything
you need from top to toes.
If the shoe doesn’t ft… we won’t let you buy it.
Mary, Kris, MJ, Deb and Sara love to play dress-up… with you!
Let them help you fnd just what you are looking for!
Original designs redefning vintage style.
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www.YorkFur.com
Elmhurst City Centre
630-832-2200
Deer Park Town Center
847-550-2200
Accessories to GreAt coAts ... the York Furrier New ArrivAls Are oN sAle Now!
FURS | LEATHERS | SHEARLI NGS | CASHMERES | BOOTS | HANDBAGS | ACCESSORI ES
Celebrate SAVE!
th
ANNIVERSARY
York siGNAture stYle
York siGNAture stYle
York siGNAture stYle
eMu AustrAliA
BAdGleY MischkA
eMu AustrAliA
BAdGleY MischkA
eMu AustrAliA
the New ArrivAls sAle!
This season, the York Furrier 80
th
Anniversary Collection features Chicagoland’s most extensive
selection of Designer Creations complemented by York’s own Signature Styles. Fall in love with
MUST HAVE favorites - fun furs, chic cashmeres, stylish shearlings, rainsilk reversibles and an array
of accessories - earmuffs, scarves, gloves, even boots - for head to toe coverage.
Hurry-in to see what’s in-store and ON SALE NOW!
You’re invited to join us for the Trunk Show debut of two premiere outerwear & accessory lines:
BADGLEY MISCHKA Oct. 13 – 15
The iconic duo introduces couture shearlings
and a new line of shapely leather handbags.
EMU Australia Oct. 20 – 22
From the land down under, a selection of
casual shearlings, accessories and boots.
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www.YorkFur.com
Elmhurst City Centre
630-832-2200
Deer Park Town Center
847-550-2200
York Furrier, siNce 1931, the ultiMAte iN selectioN ANd service!
STORAGE | CLEANING | ULTRAGUARD
®
PROTECTION | REPAIRS | RESTYLING | APPRAISALS
Celebrate SAVE!
th
ANNIVERSARY
York siGNAture stYle
doMiNic BellissiMo
York siGNAture stYle
York siGNAture stYle
Zuki
BisANG
The York Furrier 80
th
Anniversary Celebration
Perfectly blending trend and tradition, the York Furrier
80
th
Anniversary Collection features Chicagoland’s
most extensive selection of gorgeous furs, stylish
shearlings, chic cashmeres, and lightweight rainsilks that
reverse to sheared mink. The plethora of plush pelts is
accompanied by an array of practical accessories – hats,
gloves, scarves, handbags, and, a frst for York Furrier, a
collection of made for winter wear boots.
Designer Creations
For fashionistas, in both York Furrier locations – the
Elmhurst City Centre and the Deer Park Town Center –
innovative Designer Creations are prominently displayed.
To name drop just a few of the bold design visionaries
found in-store, York clients wrap-up in styles by America’s
favorite designer, Michael Kors, Hollywood’s red carpet
darling, Zac Posen, while globe trotters prefer pieces
from Dominic Bellissimo, trend setters delight in the
playful pieces of husband and wife design team, Bisang,
and girly girls go for the oh so pretty feminine frills provided
by Zandra Rhodes.
Fall FUR Something New
To celebrate the 80
th
Anniversary, York Furrier debuts
two new premier collections. Entering the fne outerwear
category for the frst time, the iconic duo, Mark Badgley
and James Mischka, creators of the elegant Badgley
Mischka fashion lines, have designed their very frst
couture line of shearling lamb garments. Each shearling
offers classic styling infused with signature glam details.
With a fair for dramatic, Badgley Mischka also produced
another superb line of handbags and evening clutches
featuring strong silhouettes and unique closures. From
the land down under, EMU Australia travels to the
States with casual chic styles in the fnest shearling lamb,
comfy knit sweaters, spring season leather jackets, and
great accessories, earmuffs to boots, for seasonal style.
Signature Styles & Exceptional Exclusives
Complementing the designer pieces, York Furrier works
with their own manufacturers to develop Signature Styles
in an array of fur types – mink, sheared mink or beaver,
shearlings, even down jackets. These versatile fashions
easily pair with casual jeans or go glam over evening
wear. For clients who prefer to be one-of-a-kind, the
York Furrier craftsmen will transform the client’s vision of
the perfect garment from a mere thought into a custom-
made Exceptional Exclusive. Between conception and
completion, the knowledgeable staff at York Furrier
will guide the client through material selection, pattern
making, and fittings before monogramming this
personalized fashion statement.
Personalized Service
To care for new and older fur and fne outerwear garments,
York Furrier offers professional, on-premise services.
Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology
combined with old world craftsmanship, services include:
cleaning, storage in climate controlled vaults, essential
repairs, and complete restyling of older garments by
York’s talented craftsmen (and women too!). Go green
by transforming grandma’s old mink stole or refurbish the
vintage treasure found at the neighbor’s garage sale. If
properly cared for, a decades old fur may be restyled into
a modern silhouette; making fur the ultimate recyclable!
You’re Invited!
Visit York Furrier online at www.YorkFur.com for the
schedule of Trunk Shows and 80
th
Anniversary Events.
Fur ... dAYtiMe drAMA or eveNiNG eleGANce!
For on the go or all out glam, discover an extensive selection of Designer
Creations complemented by York’s own Signature Styles. Subtle to
Sensational, fnd luxe looks to perfectly ft you, your lifestyle and budget.
The York Furrier 80
th
Anniversary Collection is ON SALE NOW!
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In this section, clothes
come alive on our models,
all local residents,
including the fashion-
forward men and women
presented in the Friday
Style Inspiration blog
posts featured on the
Shopping Blog at OakPark.
com: Pam Dombrowski, Abbi
Togtman, Kate Palm, Jessica
Childs, Victoria Kraus, Miya
Beathea, Shanon Williams,
Eileen Leiden, Sarah Matthews
and Sabrina Chang all look
spectacular.
Historic and
unexpected
Oak Park and
Forest Park
locales create
fascinating
backdrops.
Yes, Austin
Gardens was
employed as a
neighborhood
locale for a
photo shoot.
How could I resist? Thank you to the Park District
of Oak Park for permission to use this location and
the historic Cheney Mansion. We are also grateful
for permission to use Classic Cinemas Lake Theater,
Hemmingway’s Bistro, Oak Park Public Library and Louie’s Grill.
Local talent was sourced to style and fit the
models, including wardrobe editors, Danielle Donates
and Lauren Metz, hair and makeup artists Frank and
Alisa Paganis and Michael Onsouvahn of Pagani Hair Salon.
David Kindler brought his lighting expertise to the
fashion shoots and Photographer J. Geil, Editorial
Design Manager Rebecca Lomax and Content Manager
Evan O’Brien of Wednesday Journal all lent their
experience and skill on the day of the shoots.
Special thanks
for our very own
September Issue
123 N. Marion | Oak Park
shoe
111 N. Marion | Oak Park
131 N. Marion | Oak Park
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LOCATION: Cheney
Mansion
HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Eileen Leddin
(left)
• Bilevel sheer top, Takara
• Takara cocoon jacket,
Takara
• Jeggings, Majamas
• Black spinel and oxidized
silver necklace,
Careful Peach
• River rock bracelet,
Careful Peach
• Hammered silver ring,
Camille et Famille
• Recycled leather clutch,
deedee & edee
• Strappy leather heels,
Craig’s Shoes
MODEL: Jessica Childs
(right)
• deedee & edee oral
dress, deedee & edee
• Crystal drop earrings,
Team Blonde
• Handcrafted glass ring,
Fly Bird
• Bracelets, deedee & edee
• Strappy heels,
Craig’s Shoes
Energize your
look with
fresh shapes
and prints

106 N Marion St | Oak Park IL 60301 | 708.948.7052
muse.
a boutique for inspired living
be inspired .
Fine Jewelry • Custom Design • We also buy
125 North Marion Oak Park • 708.445.0610
Inside Oak Park Antiques
www.goldhatpin.com • www.jewelrystudiodesign.com
William Spratling,
circa 1940
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where style welcomes you.
welcome to...
ANANAS
A very stylish, beautiful
but comfortable space
in downtown Oak Park,
Ananas has been dressing
and accessorizing Oak
Park fashionistas since the
early 1990s. Full of elegant
but comfortable, fowing
lines, Ananas specializes in
feminine, fattering designs.
Stop into Ananas today -
Where Style Welcomes You.
Hours:
Monday - Wednesday:
10am - 6pm
Tursday - Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday: Noon - 4pm
109 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL
708-524-8585
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where style welcomes you.
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LOCATION: Louie’s Grill
HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Sarah Plovanich
• Hoss wool top with leather detail, Muse
• Beaded tiered Hoss skirt, Muse
• Recycled leather barrel handbag, Takara
Vintage earrings used as hair pins,
Animal Care League’s Second Chance
Shop
• Druzy ring, Gem Jewelry Boutique
• Hand-dyed silk ribbons (on wrist),
Pamela Penney Textiles
• Handmade leather wrap bracelets,
Bramble
• Leather cuf with silver detail,
Gem Jewelry Boutique
• Orange knee-high socks,
The Brown Elephant
• Leather boots with engraved wooden
heels, Nora’s Shoe Shop
Update your closet
with modern
apparel and
fun accessories
que
st),
ets,
ooden
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• Silver Pyrrha pendant necklaces,
Muse
• Silver and aquamarine chain necklace,
Camille et Famille
• Multihued feather earrings, Bramble
• Octopus ring, Croix Boutique
Badgley Mischka charcoal frosted
textured leather hobo bag, York
Furrier 80th Anniversary Collection
• Frye boots, Craig’s Shoes
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LOCATION: Classic Cinemas Lake Theater
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Miya Beathea
• Leather jacket, Trends
• Hoss silk blouse, Muse
• Majamas Organic Cozy Cami, Majamas
• Skinny jeans, Chameleon
• Hand felted scarf, Pamela Penney
Textile Arts
High fashion
at low costs
and timeless
footwear
M
• L
• Ho
• Ma
• Skin
• Hand
Texti
Tony’s
shoe
CliniC
Mon.-sat. 7am-7pm
Tony’s
shoe CliniC
115 n. oak Park Ave.
oak Park
708/383-2781
 Mon.-sat. 7am-7pm 
Tony’s
shoe CliniC
115 n. oak Park Ave.
oak Park
708/383-2781
 Mon.-sat. 7am-7pm 
115 n. oak Park Ave.
oak Park
708/383-2781

b o u t i q u e
e c o s p a
s a l o n
New fall apparel and
accessories are here!
Relax and restore in our
comfortable spa & salon.
7442 w. madison | forest park | 708.771.5590 | teamblonde.com
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WE NOW CARRY AVEDA
Experience the art and science of pure flower and
plant essences: Aveda sources ingredients through
partnerships with communities around the world, and
uses environmentally responsible practices to support
its mission to take care of you–and the planet.
Call to reserve an appointment today, or stop in
to shopour selection of Aveda for hair, skin and body.
Gift Certificates are available
in store or online!
109 S. Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302
708.386.2221 salon212.com
Everything you need to know
about l ocal shopping and fashi on.
Blogs | Deals | Retailer Pages | and much more...
Vi si t OakPark . com/Shopping
to find out what’ s new at your
favori te l ocal shops.
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LOCATION: Cheney Mansion
HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Sabrina Chang
(standing, at left)
• Sequined shift dress, Fashions Anew
• Diamond jewelry, Oak Park Jewelers
• Leather zip-front shoes, The Brown
Elephant
MODEL: Victoria Krause
(seated, at left)
• deedee & edee red silk party dress,
deedee & edee
• Lace bustier, Baubo’s Garden
Diamond jewelry, Oak Park Jewelers
• Suede heels, Norah’s Shoe Shop
MODEL: Christina Pippin (standing,
below)
• Satin cocktail dress, Sanem’s
• Diamond jewelry, Oak Park Jewelers
• Suede platform shoes, deedee & edee
Refresh your
wardrobe with a
pretty party dress
and beautiful
baubles
131 N Oak Park Ave | Oak Park | 708 445 9360
SUNGLASSES • CONTACTS • GLASSES • EYE EXAMS
®
122 N. OAK PARK AVE. • 708 524 2020
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in the Oak Park Arts District
130 Harrison Street • Oak Park
708.383.2602
www.pamelapenney.com
pam@pamelapenney.com
One-of-a-kind Art Wear created
by Pamela Penney and other
regional artists.
New items created daily in the
artist’s studio of hand-knits, felted
wools and salvaged cashmeres.
Fall Retail Hours:  Friday and Saturday 12:00 noon to
5:00 pm  or please schedule an appointment at your
convenience.  Or visit our boutique on the Web at 
www.pamelapenney.com.
art • art to wear • classes • lessons
“where fashion and art merge”
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Start your new School year with:
Hair Feather
Flair
721 South Blvd.,
Oak Park, IL 60302
Bring in this ad and receive a discounted price of 3 feathers
for $15! Many colors to choose from, but going fast!
Call today for your appointment
708-848-4455
Ugg Amberlee
Soreila Earhart
Water Row
Yaz
Mascarpone Mix
6548 W. Cermak Rd., Berwyn
708-795-8181
Open 7 Days • Free Parking
www.craigsshoestore.com
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LOCATION: Hemmingway’s Bistro
HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Abbi Togtman (left)
• Classic retro dress, Camille et Famille
• Diamond and ruby jewelry,
Oak Park Jewelers
• Suede merlot shoes, Nora’s Shoe Shop
• Cashmere slate gray scarf,
Careful Peach
MODEL: Kate Palm (right)
• Black mesh top, Sanem’s
• Wide-leg camel-colored pants,
Sanem’s
• Majamas Organic Cozy Cami,
Majamas
• Diamond and ruby jewelry,
Oak Park Jewelers
• Quartz necklace and black spinel
necklace, Careful Peach
• Leopard print shoes, Trends
Accentuate with
classic pieces
and the
sparkle you love
nnts ts,,
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ppinel e
Badgley Mischka Swarovski
crystal evening clutch,
York Furrier 80th Anniversary
Collection
FASHIONS
ANEW
A very special consignment boutique
for women.
183 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
708-848-0120
check us out online at
www.fashionsanewinc.com
Mon. & Thur. 10:30 am–7 pm
Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday
All major credit cards accepted.
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LOCATION: Oak Park Library
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Pagani Hair Salon
MODEL: Pam Dombrowski
• Plaid architectural dress, Sanem’s
• Graphic mod bracelet, Team Blonde
• Coconut wood ring, Animal Care League’s
Second Chance Shop
• Pepper-colored suede pumps,
Nora’s Shoe Shop
• Reading glasses, Team Blonde
• Handcrafted lemon-yellow ottoman,
Edit HOME
• E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1913-1962,
The Book Table
O ce-friendly
fashion for
day or night
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Wed Journal special Fall Fashion section, Sept. 14, 2011
Ten Thousand Villages Oak Park
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ast spring, Shannon Seeger’s
self-designed nature-inspired
frocks were voted by Wednes-
day Journal and OakPark.
com readers as the best in an
online Fashion Contest showcasing
the work of Dominican’s senior
class. Now, the Wednesday Journal
catches up with Shannon as she
speaks of future plans and offers
advice to fledging fashion design-
ers.
Shannon is currently working as
a Missionary Intern with Catholic
Youth Expeditions. “I took time
post-graduation to evaluate where I
am being called for my next step in
life, whether that is pursuing a ca-
reer within the field of fashion or
something in a helping profession
which incorporates my psychology
major,” she explains. “I’m explor-
ing where my heart is being lead
while serving others. I am excited
to see where I might end up after
the internship.”
Shannon’s time in nature and
with God proved beneficial in help-
ing her decom-
press after the
hectic school
year and time spent working on
garments for her senior fashion
collection.
The talented designer describes
her fashion aesthetic as simple yet
detailed, whimsical, and natural. “I
am really inspired by the authen-
ticity of an object. I ask myself:
What is an object in its truest
form? What is that object truly
meant to be? I really enjoy
when something just seems so
natural, so right the way it is.
This is what I want to achieve
when I create a garment. I
want the fabric to speak for
itself because it is being used
in a way that exemplifies its
natural qualities.”
Patterns and problem solving
She enjoys the work and
labor of sewing in general,
but more specifically,
she enjoys sewing when
it involves the whole
construction of a new
garment, from pattern
making and problem solv-
ing, to the small details
that can be incorporated
into a garment that might
not be noticed in and of it-
self, but somehow make the
garment as a whole better.
Discovering interesting lines
and ways of constructing a
garment and hiding detail
within, this is what Shannon
relishes most about sewing.
She loves to push and challenge
herself. “I want not so much for
me to tell the materials what they
are and how they should be, but
rather allow the materials to give
me direction as to how they could
best be used. For this reason I don’t
often see the need for extensive
embellishment but rather gener-
ally prefer details which simply
enhance the essence of the garment
as a whole. By all this I do not mean
then that there is only one correct
way to use that certain medium, but
rather a great number of different
ways could be discovered though
the familiarization of oneself with
the fabric or material. I seem to
gravitate toward natural objects,
I’m inspired by their truth.”
Recently, Shannon entered a
number of her garments in an
international competition with the
International Textile and Apparel
Association. One of her garments
was selected for the competition,
which had only a 39 percent ac-
ceptance rate. Shannon expounds,
“I was thrilled! This November, this
dress will be in a show in Philadel-
phia as well as be published by the
organization.”
Understanding garments
Many would-be designers
wonder what it takes to make it
in the world of fashion. Shannon
offers sage advice, “If someone is
interested in design, I really believe
it is important to understand the
ins and outs of constructing a
garment and how clothing works.
This deeper understanding of why
something is the way it is allows
for the ability to create in new ways
while still meeting lofty goals, but
maybe doing it by bending the rules
or norms in a new way. I think if
there is an understanding of the
body and the garment, and their
relationship to one another, this
will allow for a solid foundation to
build on. Having this can allow for
more than simply creating a piece
that looks nice, but one that also
functions well, and really works
with the body.”
Shannon insists that having an
understanding of garments on a
level beyond aesthetic could poten-
tially allow for greater creativity
in the construction of a garment.
Really knowing and caring about
every aspect of the clothing — what
fibers are being used and for what
purpose, what type of closure
would work and be unique for a
garment — can give an advantage.
“By taking this deeper approach,
one can achieve a fuller under-
standing, leading to a better result.
So I would suggest, start by under-
standing apparel and fashion, apply
what you have discovered, and see
where that takes you.”
We look forward to seeing what
path this young virtuoso takes as
she pursues future endeavors and
sets out to make a difference in the
world.
while serving others. I am excited
to see where I might end up after
the internship.”
Shannon’s time in nature and
with God proved beneficial in help-
ing her decom-
press after the
hectic school
g
collection.
The talented designer d
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Discovering interes
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Material girl
Dominican grad
talks about her
whimsical designs
By CHRISTINA PIPPIN
Shannon Seeger
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ANANAS
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Oak Park
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808 Harrison St.,
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BAUBO’S GARDEN
7234 W. Madison,
Forest Park
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THE BOOK TABLE
1045 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 386-9800
www.booktable.net
BRAMBLE
115 N. Oak Park Ave.,
Oak Park
708-386-6800
bramble.biz
THE BROWN ELEPHANT
217 Harrison St.,
Oak Park
708-445-0612
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CAMILLE ET FAMILLE
7418 Madison St.,
Forest Park
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CAREFUL PEACH
1024 North Blvd.,
Oak Park
708-383-3066
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CHAMELEON
130 N. Oak Park Ave.,
Oak Park
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CRAIG’S SHOES
6548 Cermak Rd.,
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CROIX BOUTIQUE
131 Marion St.,
Oak Park
708-524-9200
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DEEDEE &
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7415 W. Madison,
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FASHIONS ANEW
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719 Lake St.,
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GEM JEWELRY
BOUTIQUE
108 N. Marion St.,
Oak Park
708-386-8400
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MAJAMAS BOUTIQUE
909 S. Lombard Ave.,
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708-524-9668
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MIKE’S BIKES
708-522-9208
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MUSE
106 N. Marion St.,
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708-948-7052
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NORA’S SHOE SHOP
103 N. Oak Park Ave.,
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708-524-5740
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OAK PARK JEWELERS
101 S. Marion St.,
Oak Park
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PAMELA PENNEY
TEXTILE ARTS
130 Harrison St.,
Oak Park
708-383-2602
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SANEM’S
134 N. Oak Park Ave.,
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TAKARA
123 N. Marion St.,
Oak Park
708-445-7511
shoptakara.com
TEAM BLONDE
7442 W. Madison St.,
Forest Park
708-771-5590
teamblonde.com
TRENDS
810 North Blvd.,
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708-434-0801
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GEM JEWELRY
BOUTIQUE
108 N. Marion St.,
Oak Park
708-386-8400
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MAJAMAS BOUTIQUE
909 S. Lombard Ave.,
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HEMMINGWAY'S BISTRO
211 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
(708) 524-0806
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OAK PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
834 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 383-8200
www.oppl.org
CHENEY MANSION
220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park
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AUSTIN GARDENS
167 Forest Ave., Oak Park
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CLASSIC CINEMAS LAKE THEATER
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