Rachel combines timeless glamour and her hourglass-accentuating form with her love of old Chicago through Chicago Chic. She loves feminine silhouettes as vintage styles used to highlight and her wardrobe is endlessly influenced by the Golden Age. This is why she wears a corset almost daily, and has nearly every garment in her wardrobe either custom made for her or altered to fit her cinched waist! Rachel lives out her passion for embracing vintage fashion among a generation of easy comfort and media trends. She lives and breathes the beauty of these past eras, and together she and her husband strive to make their surroundings a complete lifestyle of vintage nostalgia. Rachel highlights brands and boutiques that reflect this glamour of yesteryear. Her editorial-style posts reveal her love of life in the windy city, with vintage gems & historic landmarks often sprinkled throughout her backdrops.
Rachel learned so much about history, art, and the sartorial world during her years of living abroad. Through a prestigious tailoring school and their historic surroundings in Rome, Rachel and her husband were awakened with a new appreciation of the old world ways, and her passion for bygone eras began to reach new heights. During this time, her husband trained in every aspect of the art of making bespoke and couture garments. Rachel took courses in design, and naturally began to partner with Eric in their own creations. After years of training and preparation, Atelier Jensen was recently born... bespoke luxury womenswear combining Rachel's love of vintage designs and Eric's 7-years of bespoke training. Eric is not only Rachel's best friend and business partner, but he is the also the talented photographer behind Chicago Chic!
"Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade." - Marlene Dietrich
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