Alexandra McInnis


Buying in bulk: Hyde Park’s new boutiques

A quick look into 53rd Street's burgeoning retail scene.


April 11, 2014

Top 5: Five fashion flops to avoid at all costs

Flip-flops, too-high-cut denim shorts, sheer clothing with bright undergarments, crop tops, and for men, critter shorts.


June 4, 2013

With first pourover bar, dotCross hits the grounds running

For dotCross’s first public outing with its Uncommon Funds, it served up two different blends of coffee for free in Common Knowledge Café.


May 3, 2013

Chicago Manual of Style | Second City chic's fashion show, "The Art of Fashion," shows that local designers succeed when they hone in on the fashions most deliberately their own.


April 23, 2013

GastroConference takes a bite of Chicago’s food scene


April 16, 2013

Chicago Manual of Style | White in the spring city

Spring dressing blooms in its own right.


April 9, 2013

Chicago Manual of Style | B by Alexander Wang

At only 29, Alexander Wang brings utility as well as style to fashion house which, like many others, is looking to reclaim to the glory of its "Golden Age."


March 12, 2013

Chicago Manual of Style | Oscar the slouch?

As in real life, this year's Oscars saw women mistaking "plain" for "classic."


February 26, 2013

Off-Off stages economic collapse, minus the depression

Two veterans of the campus sketch comedy and improv group discuss their upcoming performance, "Great Moments in Financial History." As the duo cultivated ideas for the show, RSOs dissed them via email, but David Axelrod was eager to communicate.


February 19, 2013

Haute for show

At this year's Paris Fashion Week, designers asked, What Would Coco Chanel Do (WWCCD)?


January 29, 2013