Style is a state of mind and fashion a means of expression, which is all the more important in our rapidly changing world. We check in with Chicago's sartorial stars for some words of wisdom.
The biggest change in my life since I was featured in 2015 is... ML: Our restaurants have gone nationwide—we opened Maple & Ash in Scottsdale, with other states targeted to open in 2021.
Our big news is… TW: We are co-chairs for The Service Club of Chicago’s Phantom Gala in October!
For me, 2020 has brought... ML: My children back home. This has been my silver lining during our shut-in. I love a full house!
This year has taught me… ML: Life is fragile.
What I’m most passionate about right now is… TW: Enjoying life, traveling and staying close with my family and friends like Mary have always been my focus, and most importantly giving back through philanthropy.
My proudest achievement is... ML: ...and always will be my two amazing children.
My favorite designers of the moment are… ML: Gucci for flats; Lululemon for leggings; Nike for exercise trainers; Zimmermann for fun, sexy summer linens; and Mother for jeans. TW: Cushnie, Zhivago, Lovers + Friends, Alexis.
In 2020, style is all about... TW: Comfort, easy to care for, and swimwear for me. The parties have slowed down, but my swimming pool has been my sanctuary. ML: Sporty, comfy style with a touch of glam and a mask—I can’t stop the glam completely!
My hope for the future is... Both: To party like it’s 1999 again! TW: I can’t wait to get dolled up, support great causes and go to in-person events again. ML: And that we can unite all of us in kindness, and that Chicago can return to a thriving, beautifully diverse city that functions for all of its people.
Photography by: Jeremy Bustos