Clothes Encounters

By Cody Prentiss | Friday, July 16, 2010

Nina Pascolla stands in front of her booth at the Folk and Roots Festival. Photo by Cody Prentiss.

Name: Nina Pascolla

What neighborhood she lives in: Lincoln Square

Where we saw her: Working at one of the booths at the Chicago Folk and Roots Festival.

Did you make these dresses?
No. I’m just helping sell them.

How did you end up working here?
I met my boss through one of my friends, and I’ve been working for her for the past three years at all different festivals in Chicago.

Did you buy that dress from her?
I did actually.

Do you want to design clothing at some point?
Not in particular. I do love sewing, but I’m not fixing to do that for a living. Maybe for myself, though.

You have to be tired after being here for 12 hours.
It’s actually really fun. The people are pretty nice, and everyone is in a good mood. At least at this festival, the music has been pretty good for the most part. The business has been really good at this one compared to other [festivals].

How long have you lived in Lincoln Square?

Two years.

Have you ever had any big problems living in Lincoln Square?

No, I like the neighborhood a lot. It’s real safe. I’ve never had a problem with safety or anything like that.

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