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Fashion Designer Christina Fan’s Favorite Things

STORY TELLER: The woman behind C/FAN likes things that have a story of their own

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INGRID OLSON ART
“I bought this piece at The School of the Art Institute’s portfolio show. Olson’s elongated representation of the human anatomy gives it a somewhat morbid quality.”

 

 

'Little Birds' by Anais Nin and a 1950s champagne set

LITTLE BIRDS BY ANAÏS NIN
“A guilty pleasure and a groundbreaking erotica book by a female author.”
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1950s CHAMPAGNE SET
“I scored these at Threads, Etc. (2327 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in Logan Square. I love unique stemware, and these have a sweet iridescence.”

 

 

Vintage provincial headrest from Northern China

VINTAGE PROVINCIAL HEADREST FROM NORTHERN CHINA ($188, Pagoda Red, 1714 N. Damen Ave.)
“These pieces have special meaning to me. They remind me of my paternal grandmother, who grew up in Northern China.”

 

 

Air plants

AIR PLANTS ($3.75–$25, Sprout Home Chicago, 745 N. Damen Ave.)
“I love houseplants, but I don’t have much luck with them. These are easy to care for and add warmth to any room.”

 

 

Frederic Malle perfume

FREDERIC MALLE PERFUME ($225 for 50 ml, fredericmalle.com)
“Every scent by this perfumer is absolutely amazing.”

 

Photography: (headrests) Courtesy of Pagoda Red; (all others) Anna Knott

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