Pilsen / UIC

RedEye Neighborhoods




Pilsen / UIC

Local crochet queen sells customized accessories

Local crochet queen sells customized accessories

I recently started working in Canaryville, which is about a zip code away from Pilsen.  A client, who is a resident of Bridgeport/Canaryville, told me about Maggies Closet 09, the business of a local crocheter. Is “crocheter” even a word? Anyway, Maggie’s Closet 09′s claim to fame is their crochet items for kids and babies. …

Read More...


Jewelry for your inner nomad

Jewelry for your inner nomad

Well, Flamenco attracts the coolest students! If you’ve shopped at City Soles lately, you might have noticed some jewelry that resembles twigs, fossils and other artifacts from a faraway excavation site.  Turns out the one who created that jewelry is Laura Prieto-Velasco, one of my Flamenco sisters and a Pilsen-based artist. The jewelry is all…

Read More...


Urban arts retreat to the wilderness

There had to be an out-of-Pilsen post eventually right? Last Friday I attended a fundraiser for Urban Art Retreat, a creative social initiative based in neighboring Lawndale. This organization provides those in want or need with resources to positively express themselves and find some possible personal catharsis. This they do with a budget of zilch.…

Read More...


Who we are: FREE event tonight!

Who we are: FREE event tonight!

Tonight join me, La Princesa de Pilsen for a the dopest party in the barrio!   “WHO WE ARE”, a night of music, fashion and art presented by Electriqsoul Hideout Sept 2nd at the Living Room Lounge. Event will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. ****** Free admission, drinks and hors…

Read More...


Mr West & La Princesa de Pilsen bring you Coquette

Mr West & La Princesa de Pilsen bring you Coquette

This Saturday Mr West and LA Princesa de Pilsen bring you a Hip Hop and House dance party at Ultra Lounge. Support Pilsen in Bucktown!  NO Cover  and drink specials all night long. We will also be hosting an open call for Doublet Stitch for fellas be on your A-game, there will be plenty of…

Read More...


Mano y metal: Pilsen-based and custom-made

I first learned about Mano y Metal when I saw a friend with an awesome two-finger ring on with some really witty quote and I was all like “Girl! Where did you get that ring!”  Turns out, Des of Mano y Metal is not only an amazing new jewelry designer but lives right in my…

Read More...


Jewelry Made of Paint!

Jewelry Made of Paint!

    Yeah that’s what I said! I recently attended an opening at Bridge Gallery in Pilsenand fell in love with the well-crafted and whimsical pieces by We’re Made of Paint. These pieces are literally made of paint and as an artist, I just love the concept.  Bridge  Gallery is located at  2202 S Halsted on the corner…

Read More...


Is Pilsen the Next Mecca for Fashion?

Is Pilsen the Next Mecca for Fashion?

  There are more and more clothing stores and vintage shops opening up in Pilsen. Walking down the streets and seeing that Pilsen is starting to develop its own vibe that is outside of  your usual Wicker Park/ Logan Square crazy hipster cool. Pilsen style is one that is versatile yet urban, chic, ethnic and organic. Double…

Read More...



What do YOU think?

RedEye Neighborhoods are community-driven, and we're always on the lookout for more local news freelancers and opinion writers. Interested? Great! E-mail us.

Working for tips! Send us one