Age: 34. Claim-to-fame: Artist, psychotherapist, art therapist and part-time graduate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lives in: West Loop. Starting small: I started creating when I was quite young — I would get lost in my own world. But even at that age, I knew I was connected to something that felt special to me. Going retro: [Hotel Allegro Chicago (171 W. Randolph)] did a $15 million renovation. The [Simeone Deary Design Group] wanted it to have a 1930s art deco feel — true to the history of the building and its theater. Like minds: The design group saw a small painting of a woman from my “Inner Empress” series, so they commissioned me to make a similar but much larger piece. The piece: “Lady Lucent of Awakening” is about honoring our story through art. I made the jeweled top and three-piece headdress by hand, fastening together bits and pieces of vintage findings and other personally relevant items — there are family heirlooms from my grandparents; there’s a necklace in there that I often wore when I was 14; there are little flowers that children put in my hair [on a trip to] India. My hope is when people stand in front of the piece, they can feel just how much meaning and depth there is. Creative genius: Where do I find inspiration? My honest answer is in my mind — I spend a lot of time exploring there! I’m a wanderer and adventure seeker. Life has a funny way of helping you stumble upon the things you couldn’t have planned any better.
Visit Sarah Raskey Fine Art, 17 N. Elizabeth; Sarahraskey.com
[The combination] keeps my lips really well-hydrated, while holding lots of pigment throughout the day.
Tom Ford: lip color matte in Flame, $50, and ultra shine lip gloss in Peach Absolut, $46, 66 E. Oak; Tomford.com
With a hectic schedule, this is a perfect solution to get a timely and gorgeous style!
Blowout Junkie: blowouts start at $40, 445 W. Huron; Blowoutjunkie.com
I see fashion as wearable art. I’m inspired and attracted to styles such as this because of the intriguing sculptural component.
3.1 Phillip Lim: mesh-print structured overlay dress, $522, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan; Neimanmarcus.com
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