This month, our curated collection of workwear is modeled by strong women of the Pittsburgh art world. Business as usual is anything but ordinary for these well-rounded gals, meaning a typical day calls for chic and versatile pieces that go from office to opening – all while exhibiting their unique style. Of all the marvelous things they’ve achieved, their magnum opuses are the profound impacts they’ve had in their field and in their communities.
Meet Elana Schlenker
Tell us a bit about what you do.
I run my own design practice, Studio Elana Schlenker, and also publish a magazine called Gratuitous Type.
Who is your favorite artist, and why do you identify with them?
I have many favorites, but one is the book designer Irma Boom. Like the best graphic design, her work is always thoughtful and surprising.
What are a few fun facts about yourself?
I love gardening and houseplants. I started a traveling pop up shop for gender wage parity called Less Than 100. I love Law & Order and sometimes it makes me secretly wish I was a lawyer.
Describe your personal style.
What do you like to wear to an art opening, gallery event, work meeting, etc.?