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Meet our newest girl crush, April Francis, a Chicago gal with beauty and brains. Why are we clamoring to be her next best friend, you ask? This gorgeous gal balances a thriving personal-style biz and owns the wildly popular Dose Market. Oh, the most recent feather in her cap? She's helming a fashion course as an adjunct professor at Columbia College. Way to make us feel bad, April.
After spending an afternoon with the authority on all things sartorial, we can vouch for the fact that she can change up her look like a chameleon — and always delivers major inspiration. With such effortlessly diverse outfits, it's no wonder we tapped Francis to model her signature getups at her favorite Ukrainian Village haunts. She runs this neighborhood, so we're letting her play tour guide. Click through and hit up these hot spots — a small dose of Francis should go a long way.
Photographed by Heather Talbert
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