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Colleen Clarke was dining with her friends in Logan Square.

Has anyone strongly influenced your style? 
My mom! Her style is consistently classic and cool…I’ve been raiding her jewelry box and accessories for years—great vintage finds! Alexa Chung, Lou Doillon, Kate Moss and Clemence Poesy are a few of my style influences.
Where do you go for fashion inspiration? Any favorite magazines or sites?
Garance Dore and Refinery29 are fashion blogs that I can’t miss. I’m currently reading “Grace” by Grace Coddington and find myself inspired by the Swinging Sixties London Carnaby St. scene. Magazines like Kinfolk, W and, of course, Vogue.
What are your favorite shops? Any local boutiques you recommend?
Local shops like Eskell, Penelope’s and the newly opened Moon Voyage are all pretty great. I also love online shops Bona Drag and Asos.
Where did you get these killer shoes?
Asos! Aren’t they pretty?  That site is so good, and their in-house label is very reasonably priced.
—Interview and photograph by Isa Giallorenzo

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