Midwest Queer Fashion Launch Party

Mimi and I recently launched our new website, Midwest Queer Fashion. To celebrate, we hosted a party at Hopleaf, a gastropub in Andersonville, the gayborhood of Chicago.

Mimi (Left) Sean (Right)

Mimi (Left) Sean (Right)

Over 60 people came — despite snow and freezing temperatures — to hang out and celebrate fashion and midwest style.

Here are two things we loved:

1. Fabulous prints / colors.

Page’s midcentury coral print dress stole the show. She paired the dress with tall boots, simple make-up, and her friendly and welcoming personality. She was definitely a show-stopper.

Mimi’s combination of camo, floral, tweed, and wine corduroys made a statement. Mimi, always fashionable and bold, still achieved a dapper look because of the fit. Effortlessly, they pulled off a daring outfit with ease.

2. Layered blacks/grays.

Hannah and Victoria rule all-black ensembles. Between Hannah’s bold lipstick and Victoria’s Michael Jackson-inspired top coat, this couple nailed the black winter ensemble.

Sean kept it simple: white shirt, black tie, grey sweater, black blazer, raw denim, and a worn-in pair of Red Wings. Sean’s style was not daring or bold, but it is definitely Midwestern in its inclinations. 

Be also rocked an amazing all-black ensemble with simple gold accessories and radical politics. Be and Sean (as well as other friends like Niki who wore THE BEST tie) discussed the non-profit industrial complex, the difficulties of being young & queer & fabulous in this capitalist system, and the (fucking cold) Chicago winter.

Look out for another event in early Spring!



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