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Dad's vinyl collection sparks the beginning of an obsession for this ‘disco folk’ girl

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Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

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"Disco folk" is how Sara Basgall describes her retro-leaning statement look. "I'm very inspired by Turkish psych, folk, and disco," she says. A parallel source of inspiration for her, not surprisingly, is the 1960s and '70s, which she became infatuated with during childhood while delving into her dad's large vinyl collection and through mixtapes he used to make for her. Basgall's house is filled with 70s-style textiles that she's made. "I take the projects with me on the go and work on them while waiting at the doctor's office or hanging out at a friend's house," she says. "I feel all the walls in a room need to be acknowledged and given a personal touch. I decorate all of my walls in my apartment. Every room has an area rug on the floor and wall rugs I've made by hand." The exception, she says, is the bathroom, "which is filled with plants."

See some of Sarah's tapestry and more details of her look below.
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Tapestry made by Sara Basgall - IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA BASGALL
  • Image courtesy of Sara Basgall
  • Tapestry made by Sara Basgall

Sara Basgall's home—70s feel, new-millennium colors - IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA BASGALL
  • Image courtesy of Sara Basgall
  • Sara Basgall's home—70s feel, new-millennium colors

Sarah proudly shows one of her creations. - IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA BASGALL
  • Image courtesy of Sara Basgall
  • Sarah proudly shows one of her creations.

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