For our March/April edition of “Secret Source,” Chicago style-setter Nena Ivon shares her spring essentials, current obsessions and more.
Photo courtesy of Terry David Drew
WHO Fashion show producer; founder, Nena’s Notes; adjunct faculty, Fashion Studies, Columbia College Chicago
HOME ’HOOD Streeterville. “It’s a small neighborhood in our big, exciting urbanity.”
GO-TO SPOT “Marchesa (535 N. Wells St.) for the exquisite food and spectacular ambiance; Space 519 (200 E. Chestnut St.), a fun lunch spot in a European-flavored retail store; RL (115 E. Chicago Ave.) is always classic with great people-watching. And The Dearborn (145 N. Dearborn St.)—love it and the Lawless sisters.”
FASHION ICON “Christian Lacroix for his extraordinary play of color and whimsy of pattern, and Diana Vreeland for her unique way of seeing fashion (and, indeed, the world around her), and for not suffering fools—I mean, seriously.”
SPRING ESSENTIAL “A fabulous bold-color raincoat.”