Bryan Thompson (CloudOrchid)

Cloud Orchid Magazine is a fashion magazine focusing on independent fashion designers in Chicago and the greater Midwest. Cloud Orchid Magazine is about showcasing Chicago talent through captivating editorials and detailed articles. This isn’t just about pretty pictures, it’s about a thriving industry in our own backyard.

The bulk of editorials will be on Chicago talent, but images and stories from other areas are welcome. We want to give up and coming industry members the spotlight they deserve. While big names will be featured, fame is not a must to be published here. Our goal is to keep every issue fresh, while well known contributors are appreciated, it’s the faces of tomorrow we are truly after. Clothing designers are the main focus in our editorials. We are constantly seeking out new talent and organizing new in-house photo shoots.

Cloud Orchid Magazine is focused on photography skill and wardrobe design. Therefore we are only interested in “fashion nudity.” If you don’t know what that is, please see a W Magazine or the like for examples. We are not looking for art/glam/adult/fetish nudes. We are also not interested in gore/drugs/sexual content. We are open to photos that feature animals so long as the animal is not harmed/dead/or implied to be either. The human body is beautiful, and our magazine will feature that, but always in an artistic light.

Meet our co-editors Bryan Thompson of Graffiti Photographic and Little Alice. With their years of experiences in the fashion industry, our co-editors love to push the envelope and indulge extravagant ideas. Bryan is a photographer who loves to dabble in many different genres. From senior portraits, to gallery worthy artistic nudes, to haute couture fashion editorials, he is the main in-house photographer and a huge driving force. Little Alice is a retired model currently working as a makeup artist. She utilizes her experience and talents as creative director for all in-house projects. Together, these two are able to accomplish wild concepts with mind blowing results.

Cloud Orchid is a quarterly magazine with special issues in between. We are focused on Alternative High Fashion and will publish quarterly. It will be available both online (PDF and as an APP) and in print through

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*Special issues will be announced as needed.

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