ON JULIA: Dress, Style Stalker ($200). Sarca, 710 N. Wabash St.. Wood bangle ($250) and ring ($200), The Branch. Sarca, SEE ABOVE. Shoes, Tania Spinelli ($575). Sarca, SEE ABOVE. ON DAVE: Suit, J. Lindeberg. Dave’s own. Shirt ($135) and tie ($98), Theory. Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops.
Julia Zalucki: Eclectic Accessorizer
Though she looks the part of a Hollywood starlet, Julia Zalucki is, at heart, a down-to-earth Canadian—the kind of girl that has an arcadesize Big Buck Hunter video game in her living room. “I’ve beaten him a few times,” she says of her fiancé, Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, a fellow Canadian she’s known since elementary school.
But despite what owning her own Big Buck Hunter may suggest, when it comes to style, Julia is far more big city than back country—especially regarding the Stanley Cup. During the playoffs, Julia has a very particular uniform: a Hawks jersey, skinny jeans and a pair of black Louboutins. “I wore that [outfit] all through the playoffs, at every game.” She even donned the ensemble on Philadelphia Flyers’ territory during the 2010 Stanley Cup finals, a move that had rival fans taunting her for wearing heels to a hockey game. “But I had to wear them because Dave kept getting goals and I thought that was why!” she exclaims. At United Center, however, Julia receives a different reception. “People will come up to me and say, ‘Can I take a picture with you?’ even when I’m not wearing my jersey. I don’t know how they know it’s me.”
After four years in Chicago, Julia is also a familiar figure on the local shopping scene. She cites Nordstrom and Saks on Michigan Avenue as essentials spots, and while she admits to splurging on a Louis Vuitton boho bag, she also likes to incorporate eclectic elements, such as accessories from Francesca’s Collections or items she’s picked up during her travels, into her wardrobe. (Her latest obsession: vintage cowboy boots from a shop in New Orleans.) But as a former hairstylist, Julia’s biggest style fixation is easily her gorgeous white-blonde hair. “When I go out, my hair is always done,” she says. “It has to be perfect.”