Journalist Jessica Hopper was hanging out at this year’s Lollapalooza in Grant Park.
What do you think of the style you’ve been seeing at Lollapalooza?
My friend and I were discussing that if you took all the jorts [jean shorts] at Lolla and stacked them flat, how tall would it be? How about jorts with the butts still in them, would it be as tall as Willis tower? I think so. Lolla style: functional and identical.
Could you tell me a bit about your jumpsuit?
This is my first year at Lollapalooza, and boy am I impressed. I’ve never seen so many people partying at the same time so peacefully. In the style department I wasn’t disappointed either. Since most of its attendees are young, their sartorial choices reflect their desire to both belong and stand out. Lots and lots of flower crowns (see related post), denim shorts and boho tops, but somehow everyone adds their own flair to the mix. I also had a kick watching the budding fashionistas at Kidzapalooza and stars such as the Icona Pop girls, Ioanna Gika from IO echo and the Wild Belle duo showing their awesome style along with an approachable attitude—which of course makes them look even better. So yeah, Lolla totally rocked! Check out a bit of what I saw in the shots below.
—Text and photos by Isa Giallorenzo
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… be sure to wear some flowers on your head!
Flower crowns were so prevalent this year that Grant Park was in a state of sudden bloom.
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Web artist Molly Soda (mollysoda.tumblr.com
) was hanging out by the poster area during the Pitchfork Festival at Union Park.
What band or musician inspires your look the most? Has anyone playing at Pitchfork this year influenced your style?
Strawberry Switchblade, Nina Hagen… M.I.A. for sure. But most of the people who influence my style are not musicians. Usually friends do, cool girls I see pictures of on the Internet, people I see out while walking around…
Who did you come see play this year? Anyone whose style is worth mentioning?
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. Read the rest of this entry »
Noelle Smythe was hanging out in Wicker Park.
Can you tell me a bit about your hair?
My hair. Honestly it does this on its own. Right now, to prevent it from getting any bigger, I use this argan oil stuff that prevents it from frizz. But I use something different every time I run out of product, so it’s hard to keep track.
What are you looking forward to wearing this summer?
I’m looking forward to showing off the legs. Joining roller derby means show off them stems, girl! But then cover the bottom half up with an old pair of Doc Martens. Read the rest of this entry »