In 2009 I spent almost 2 months in Chicago (Richi was here for a 3 months internship) during the fall/winter time but, after these four days in the city, I can definitely say summer has such a different flavour. Today, after the last hours at Lollapalooza (yesterday night listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers in the park surrounded by skyscrapers was priceless) we’re going to say goodbye to this place that looks like home and we’re going to continue our coast to coast, this time towards St.Louis.
These are the first photos we shot here, last Thursday: after a walk in the city I went to Azeeza’s showroom, creator of the brand Atelier Azza, inspired by her indian origins. I chose some pieces to bring on my trip with me and other ones to be directly sent to Milano because my suitcase is already full: It was so hard to choose between embroidered dresses, collars and blazers.
Azeeza then brought us to have lunch at Ikram, and for the occasion she wanted me to wear one of her creations: I chose the white dress you see in the pictures, that I first wore with Prada wedges and then, to walk in the afternoon, with Marc Jacobs glitter flats, definitely more comfortable.
We shot most of the photos in one of Gold Coast beaches, exactly where Richi and I had our flats and where we used to take photos at most of my outfits for the first posts of the blog (look at this post and tell me If you find any differences) 😀
We then walked the other guys on Michigan Avenue and on the top of John Hancock bulding, enjoying the view and the memories of two and a half years ago, so bittersweet.

Nel 2009 ho passato quasi due mesi a Chicago (Richi era qui per uno stage di 3 mesi) durante il periodo autunnale/invernale ma, dopo questi quattro giorni passati in questa città, posso dire che l’estate qui ha decisamente tutto un altro sapore. Oggi, dopo l’ultimo salto al Lollapalooza (ieri sera ascoltare i Red Hot Chili Peppers nel parco circondati da grattacieli è stato indescrivibile) saluteremo questo luogo che sento un po’ come casa per proseguire con il nostro coast to coast, questa volta verso St.Louis.
Queste sono le prime foto scattate qui, giovedi scorso: dopo un giro per la città nella mattinata sono stata nello showroom di Azeeza, creatrice del brand Atelier Azza, ispirato alle sue origini indiane. Ho scelto alcuni capi da portare con me in viaggio ed altri da mandare direttamente a Milano causa valigia già stracolma: tra vestitini con applicazioni, colletti di pietre e blazer con maxi borchie c’era da perdere la testa.
Azeeza ci ha poi portati a pranzo da Ikram, e per l’occasione ha voluto che indossassi una delle sue creazioni: ho scelto l’abito che vedete nelle foto, che all’inizio ho indossato con zeppe di Prada e poi, per camminare nel pomeriggio, con ballerine di Marc Jacobs, decisamente più comode.
Abbiamo scattato la maggior parte delle foto nella spiaggia della Gold Coast, esattamente dove io e Richi avevamo il nostro appartamento e dove facevamo spesso foto per i primi post del blog (guardate questo post e ditemi se trovate qualche differenza) 😀
Abbiamo poi portato gli altri ragazzi in giro per Michigan Avenue e sul John Hancock building, godendoci la vista ed i ricordi di due anni e mezzo fa, so bittersweet.


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228 Responses to “Day 7: Chicago”

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    Che meraviglia i vestiti di Azza.. non la conoscevo, grazie per questa magnifica scoperta. In Italia si possono trovare??

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    Foto splendide!!! ^_^ ke makkina fotografica usi??? grazie mille

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  • I LOVE her designs, so beautiful! I also love everything you wear and own. That Proenza Schouler bag… I would’ve died to have that bag

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    chiara scrivevi come una straniera che nn consoce la lingua italiana :S

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  • The clothing looks beautiful and love your marc jacobs flats !!

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    Nos encanta las gafas blancas!

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    Reply to Nikki Mata

    Pretty dress but the sizing seems off, maybe the underarm is cut too high? Bunching in the front and rippling down the back. Love the beading, though. Agree with a post above, exactly how many suitcases did you pack. I imagine your handbags and accessories took one all by themselves. And what are you traveling in, who’s driving? Are you in a motor home to fit all 8 of you?

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    This white dress is stunning! Love it


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  • Wow, love the designs of Atelier Azza!
    Great photos, Chiara 🙂

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    My hometown! That looks like Oak Street Beach and you look fabulous as always. I will have to swing over and check our her designs. I never say no to a fabulously beaded dress!

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    how fun!! awesome pics cant wait for more … 😉


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    Reply to Liz

    very beautiful dress! and amazing pictures!

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  • you look stunning as usual, that’s so awesome that you lived in Chicago, my father is from there and it’s one of my favorite places in the world!
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    I have been following you for 3 years now and I’m a 16 year old (with little travel experience) who lives in southern Illinois. So strange to see you places I have been before!! You look wonderful!

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  • beautiful post chiara! those pictures are so much fun, though i’m sure the memories are even better the pictures. xx

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  • I reeeeeeeeally love that boutique you went to, it is so dreamy to embody stones in the fabric of a dress, and I love white in summer although the red one you were looking at in picture 4 is yummy 🙂

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    Con le immagini del tuo viaggio ci stai facendo assaporare e sognare bellissimi posti, grazie:)
    Gli outfit sono sempre perfetti e arricchiti con magnifici acessori.
    Buona vacanza, un bacio:)

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  • I load with positive energy when I look at this pictures!

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  • Hey Chiara,
    it looks like you’re having such fun!

    Btw, is the girl in brown/red pattern tunic your sister??
    She looks so much like you although she’s wearing sunglasses.

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  • Gorgeous clothing and amazing photos.
    Really like your white dress.

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  • you’ve got a friend that make me complete fall in love hahahahaha
    he’s like a clown in every photo, he should appear more in the blog!
    ps: beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuul dress<3

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  • Love the lady in green (blazer and skirt are so beautiful!) – great attitude!

    Reply to Maike

    i love how your friend (with the beige shirt and dark sneakers) is always so happy and smiling!! i wish i knew more about here, at least her name!! she really seems like a fun company 😀
    i hope you got the chance to see every band you wanted since the storm issue!!

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  • You look amazing! Like your bag and all photos are so cool!


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  • I’m so jealous of your coast to coast trip! And love that dress…in fact I think I have a “thing” about white lace dresses lately…..hmm..

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  • thats dress is gorgeous and so is the whole look. I would actually totally wear it myself if I could haha. And the angelwing picture is so sweet 🙂 have so much fun in chicago! love that city

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    Reply to Annie

    I love your dress ! Wonderful Outfit 🙂

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  • This dress is amazing!!! And others too, I want them all!
    You photos are great as always! You look so happy :)))) It’s cool! 🙂

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  • The photos look amazing and like you had so much fun.
    I love your proenza shouler bag, the colour is great!


    Reply to Alina

    the dress is amazing. you look beautiful in the white sunglasses with it!

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  • Wow, I love these pictures. Your outfit, the showroom (and the dresses in the showroom, wow!), the pictures with your friends, … Everything’s amazing!
    I just looked at the post from 2009. Everything looks so different. Richie and you look so young and the pictures are so much different! But anyways, I like it, too. You have always been a great blogger and I don’t think this will change at any time of the future (: xx

    Reply to Rebecca

    WOW! LOVE the dresses in the first pictures!

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  • In love with the royal blue dress!! Chicago looks like such a lovely city. When you’re on the West Coast you should try and go North and visit Vancouver and Victoria in Canada if you haven’t been before! xx

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  • So many adorable pictures, the fun is almost coming out of them 🙂 So awesome to watch.
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