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Founder of the art zine So Nice! looks so nice indeed

Posted By on 09.04.15 at 12:30 PM

Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

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Graphic Designer Crystal Zapata recently launched her own zine, So Nice! (, which profiles 16 artists such as Swedish illustrator and furniture maker Johanna Berg and Zai Najera, founder of the Mexico City-based "modern-day girl culture" publication Superhero Mag. The 21-year-old's keen eye for composition—being put to good use during her internship at Leo Burnett's Department of Design—is apparent in both her work and attire, the latter consisting these days of a mix of 70s and 90s touchstones and "as many wide-legged pants as possible." Recently she's let music be her sartorial guide; Sister Sledge and easy-listening tunes from Brazil are on heavy rotation. "So I guess that translates to wearing bell-bottoms some days and wearing denim cutoffs on others," she says. Check out more of Zapata's wide-ranging wardrobe at and on Instagram via @crystalzapata. See details of her look below—including her cool geometric socks.
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