"Other than my immediate decision to make the green room all green, there actually was a singular image that popped into my head, something I aimed for when completing this room… remember that one scene in Garden State where Zack Braff is wearing a shirt in the same pattern as the wall paper behind him? That’s what I was going for. I kinda wanted anyone who was wearing green to blend in like that one shot. I don’t think I ever even saw the movie, I just remember seeing the trailer and that scene was in it. Always, that stuck with me for some reason and it made its way into the Empty Bottle’s green room."- Sick Fisher
"It’s my favorite venue in the city ❤️ it’s the ultimate great neighborhood bar that has always had the best shows. Since I’ve been in Chicago for 20 years, I’ve probably spent 10 of my New Years’ there and it’s always worth it. They let my friends' bands play there as well as have the best bigger bands come through. Too many favorite nights to count but one memory that sticks out is when they used to have a talk show thing on Mondays. I saw Cynthia Plaster Caster and King Khan and BBQ all in one night- played and interviewed and it felt like Christmas. I think that’s the feels that stay with me from EB—exciting and weird and a good place to hang with a bunch of other nut jobs." - Lizzie Cook, Fenton Fox founder and designer
For our shoot, we wanted to stay true to Sick Fisher's original visual with the all green camo effect and also loved the jarring contrast of stark white and bright red against the all green. Our vision in the space was intergalactic escapism. Music is an escape, bars are an escape, planetary travel is an escape (don't worry, we ain't headed anywhere with Besos anytime soon. OR EVER.) We're talking 1960's futurism, the type of space travel of hopes and dreams.
The Fox Club is participating in a Block Party hosted by Jeff & Judes partnering with Empty Bottle on Saturday 10/09 called Thee Best Western. The aim is to celebrate the coolness that is our little corridor of businesses and celebrate the community that creates it. Join us for live music, vendors, discounts and specials! Keep your eyes on our socials for all the upcoming information.
Chanel + Lizzie
STAY CONNECTED! Follow us on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes and upcoming collaborations HERE
Vintage clothing pictured can all be found at The Fox Club and Online HERE
Photographer: Chris Nightengale
Style and Model Alien: Chanel of The Fox Club Chicago (who no longer is @Goldstruck hehe)
Location: The Empty Bottle
Artist: Sick Fisher
Embroidered jacket: J.Woska