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Playing dress-up with a ballerina and fashion blogger

Posted By on 11.25.16 at 03:14 PM

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  • Isa Giallorenzo

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

Dani McGowan, the 18-year-old ballet dancer behind the fashion blog Mermaid Waves, often looks like a living doll. She says she was treated like one from childhood, with her mother dressing her in multiple outfits a day. "I was raised to be interested in fashion," she says. "When I was old enough to pick out my own clothes, I could be seen at the grocery store rocking a tutu and my favorite Barbie water shoes." These days, in her role as a trend spotter, McGowan "fields a lot of fashion-emergency texts. I feel like helping people feel confident in what they are wearing is my calling," she says. "If you can put it on, you can pull it off!"

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See more street style in the Chicago Looks blog.

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