Good morning breakfast lovers, meet Christina Fan, designer of the ultra-glam, contemporary womenswear label, C / F A N.  Get this Northwestern grad’s take on where to breakfast in Chicago, how to liven up a ‘so-so’ outfit, and why she adores this romantic time of year! Download her latest look books, too: CFAN AW12 Accessories CFAN AW12 look book-1


Your clothing and accessories are tailored for the woman who appreciates sensuality and affordable glamour. What’s your approach to looking effortlessly put-together in the morning?
My approach is definitely based on comfort.  While I love to get glammed up occasionally, the majority of the time I’m a tshirt and jeans kind of girl.  That being said, I never wear sneakers unless necessary and won’t leave home without a splash of perfume. Also, I’m constantly living in a piece of fur during the winter.
Because The Coquette Baguette focuses on the glamour that is breakfast and getting dressed-up in the morning, what are your favorite places to breakfast while in your hometown of Chicago, and what do you like to wear at these fine establishments? 
My favorite places to breakfast are located in Wicker Park and Bucktown.  I love Milk & HoneyToast and Hot Chocolate.  Milk & Honey is a daily staple, and you’ll find lots of baby prams and all sorts of eclectic personalities.  I’ve been known to traipse in there in heels and fur but also in jeans, boots and one of my fiance’s button downs.
I love that a lot of your pieces are made for layering and draping. What are some of your must-have pieces for the cold months ahead for creating that coveted cozy-chic look?
My must have pieces are the Adele Beanie in grey and Penny Vest in cobalt.  I love any of these pieces paired with almost any outfit.  The best part is you can throw the vest on over a so-so outfit and boom, instaglam!  For the day to night look, I love pairing a piece of fur with a silk top from the CFAN for CB collection at cityblue in Chicago.
Chicagoans can appreciate the winter season for its beauty, romance factor and all of the fashion elements that come with the it. What textures and patterns are you most excited to be introducing for Winter 2012? 
The thing I’m most excited for Winter 2012 is our colorful furs.  Who doesn’t love a little neon? It’s style plus warmth, sure to keep us toasty during the cold winter months!
How do you best evoke romance this time of year?  
The holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year.  The thing I love best is the energy and excitement that everyone has for this season!  I love decorating the house, making Christmas cakes, and writing all my holiday cards.  It’s a time to reflect and be thankful for all the wonderful things that life brings us!
XO/ Breakfast Girl



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