Tag Archives: Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine July Cover

20 Jun

The Trump Tower Terrace never looked so good thanks to the invite by Chicago Magazine to shoot their July cover.  That night I had one of those deep, overwhelming love patters for the city of Chicago.  It’s a really beautiful place when you’re not chattering your teeth to get out of the cold.  On top of that, apparently there’s more than 165 things to do?!!

Photographer: Jeff Sciortino

Hair and Make Up: Cindy Shute

Wardrobe: Me, Courtney Rust

Digital Tech: Nathaniel Smith

Assistants: Grant Hogdeon

Producer: Amanda Gray

A HUGE thank you to Bloomingdales for graciously allowing me to borrow wardrobe for our hero models (group around main table)!  Jewelry was provided by T0pshop.

New Image – Chicago Magazine Fall Theatre Preview

29 Sep

This may have been the easiest shoot I’ve ever styled thanks to this handsome chap.  It’s a rarity when the first thing someone puts on fits them like a gem and ends up in the final image.  All of Patrick Andrews  (actor in photograph) clothes were provided by AllSaints Spitalfield new store on Michigan Avenue.  Hair and make up was done by the talented Jenna Baltes (you should hire her).  Lastly, a BIG thanks to the super duper photographer, Brian Kuhlmann for asking me to be part of his team.  Make sure you go see Patrick in the two man show called Red at the Goodman Theater.

Courtney Rust – Chicago wardrobe and prop stylist

Chicago Magazine – Best of Chicago: Theatre

27 Jul

A BIG thank you to photographer Lisa Predko and Chicago Magazine for letting me style this talented group of actors, directors, singers and writers for the Best Of issue.

The amazing furniture store Post 27, which I highly recommend checking out if you like anything mid century modern, was kind enough to let us use reclaimed wood blocks by artist Bladon Connor.  The wood blocks only come in a set of four and are meant to create an end table when clustered together, but we instead reconfigured them in multiple different ways to get more options for the subjects.  We asked the talent to bring a muted palette of clothing to the studio and then I added pops of color from the accessories I pulled from local retail stores.

We couldn’t have asked for more open and willing subjects and had a blast hanging out with them all day!  The Best of Chicago issue of Chicago Magazine is on the stands now!

Carbon Nation

14 Jul

I learned about this great event called Green Drinks for those who are interested in environmental and sustainable issues from one of our subjects for Chicago Magazine’s Green Awards winners, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel.  Here’s the image I styled as it appeared in Chicago Magazine by photographer Ryan Robinson.

The meetings are open to everyone and are really inspiring.  I went last night and learned about all sorts of great events that are going on in the city, one being a screening of the documentary Carbon Nation in Millenium Park on August 10th by local director, Peter Byck.  Please come out to support a local creative and learn more about this issue!  Here’s a clip from the film.