{{Interview}} Caroline Borucki, Chicago Fashion Designer/Artist

“caro____,” no capitals, is thesignature upon the work of recent fashion design graduate of DominicanUniversity.  With her quirky signature and unique panache CarolineBorucki  brings the Midwest streets  one of a kind style throughher  vintage scarves and remnants from grandmother’s jewelrybox.

Name/Blog: Caroline Borucki | carolineborucki.blogspot.com

Occupation: Freelance fashion designer & artist [wood/fabric sculpture]

Describe your style: Eclectic, sophisticated, feminine, vintage, colorful, gaudy at times.

Places you love to shop: Salvation Army thrift stores & antique shops.

Where can we usually find you? Thrifting, crafting at my apartment or having a lemonade by beautiful Lake Michigan.

What inspires you? My style stems from different genres/plots where I can play the role of a character. In my designing I take inspiration from living organisms & inanimate objects.

Favorite item in your closet: ‘My link boots’ which are a pair of vintage cuffed leather boots that fit perfectly.

Fashion no no: Flip flops or pants.

Fashion must: Scarf, clip-ons & belt around the waist.

Cheap Thrill: Cherry chapstick.

Whose style do you admire? Chloe Sevigny, Agyness Deyn, 1940s housewives & 1920s flappers.

How has your style evolved? It’s become classier & less trendy.

What do you regret ever wearing? Green tights that I wore two days ago, I felt as though I was a leprechaun.

Who would you love to makeover/under? Katy Perry.

In your perfect world… No one would be jealous.

Dream job? Silent film star.

Most important advice on style: Take some tips from your grandmother. Don’t substitute tights for pants.

Something everyone should check out: My friend Courtney Howell’s paintings.


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