“To be reckless is to act without thinking or caring about the consequences for an action. Dressing recklessly frees me from the traditional rules of fashion which are always changing …” – Gwen Bielicki
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Gwen’s Style Journey:
…It’s actually been a confusing journey. When I reached the age where I was no longer under the pressure to meet someone else’s requirements, and before I could commit to a consistent style, I was married and shortly after became a mother. My clothing was then dictated by occasion or function. Although, I did subconsciously maintain my attraction to wearing denim but I couldn’t verbally define my style until I was challenged to do so by another significant change in life…
…When transitioning from teaching theater to a career in women’s fashion. I was at the point in my theater career that I was no longer teaching, but administrating which is not naturally in my skill set. So considering our long term plans, I decided to explore my second favorite form of art: fashion.
Here I was able to transition my experience with the elements of design as pertains to the stage to a style that expresses my love for the color, the lights, and the sounds around all around us.
For that reason, I describe my style and the style of clothing I sell as ‘street chic.’ It’s the kind of style you wear around town. Jackets in unique styles, graphic tees with ironic quotes or abstract art, denim jeans or short skirts with tights, comfy cool shoes, scarves and/or statement accessories, and almost always, a hat.”
Gwen Bielicki | “For that reason, I describe my style and the style of clothing I sell as ‘street chic.’ … It’s the kind of style you wear around town. Jackets in unique styles, graphic tees with ironic quotes or abstract art, denim jeans or short skirts with tights, comfy cool shoes, scarves and/or statement accessories, and almost always, a hat.”
A big aspect of her Reckless style comes from choosing not to worry about what others think of her fashion choices and letting it be all her own, whatever she feels in the moment. This isn’t always easy:
Model Christy Alisa, Styled by Gwen Bielicki | Photo Credit: Masterpiece Chicago
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Go ahead. Spread your wings and feel yourself fly. 💟 Soft Blush Pink Hand Painted Butterfly Vibes denim jacket. #mood #springposhfind Download the @poshmark app link in bio. Get $10 off when you sign up with my closet name gwenbielicki 🍷❤👓 #alter #change #transform #fly #butterflyvibes #painteddenim #bedazzled #metallicdetails #prettyinpink #pinkdenim #handpainted #streetwear #poshaffiliate #poshmarkambassador . . . Thanks to the beautiful & talented: Model @nikki_pink97 Photographer @masterpiecechicago Stylist/Designer @gwenbielicki #Chicagomodel #chicagophotographer #photostylist #fabricartist #upcycledclothing #alternativefashion #circularfashion
“Life. In all of it’s forms. From the newborn infant to the blossoms in spring, it’s one thing that will always bring me hope and joy.”
Often, you’ll find her comfy in:
“Yoga pants, soft v-neck tees, and my slide on slippers with the pink pom poms for around the house. For trips to the market and running errands you’ll find me in vintage flare jeans, a fitted tee, a dressed down tailored jacket, kicks and most likely, a hat. But I’ve found that if I’m dressed for the right occasion, I’m always comfortable.”
Something people may not see at first glance is how much she would love to talk with them, and that she may require some patience and understanding in conversation:
“You see, I’m an introvert with adhd. So even if I could overcome my fear to talk comfortably in social gatherings, I’ll probably forget what we were talking about in the first place.”
“…I’m more deaf than daft. I struggle with an auditory processing disorder and it takes me a bit longer than others to communicate well, especially in loud or busy environments. At times, I’ve been perceived as being rude, stupid, careless, and even rebellious for my lack of quick response and banter. Sometimes I just want to ask “can you give me a minute?” when pressed to perform and communicate at an uncomfortable pace. Over the years, I’ve learned the skills necessary find success even in difficult situations, but it has not been an easy road.”
Gwen Bielicki | Heart-Painted Denim Jacket she designed.
But the best compliment would be for them to say, ‘I love your style, it’s so Reckless!”
Gwen’s Daughter Hannah Bielicki, modeling for Gwen’s Poshmark business: Reckless Resale | Photo Credit: Sharon Dickey
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