Tom Kolovos is America’s personal style and image communication authority. He is also a pop culture critic, television commentator and Founder and Editor in Chief of aControlledSubstance.com
After pursuing his undergraduate studies in Economics and graduate work in Political Philosophy at the University of Chicago, Tom taught political sociology and popular culture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Before interviews with USA Today, NBC, FOX, CBS and his blog on nbcchicago.com established him as one of the leading authorities on style and presidential politics in campaign 2008, he was the stylist responsible for Michelle Obama’s first magazine cover.
He has produced fashion and charity events for some of the premier luxury retailers, among others, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Escada, Burberry and Gucci.
He worked on “Oprah Make Over My Man” with Carson Kressley and he is currently a fashion and style contributor for WGN 9 in Chicago.
His fashion advice has been featured prominently in online media, ABC 7, The Daily Herald, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, The Independent, InStyle, and Women’s Wear Daily and again most recently in USA Today.
As the Founder and Editor in Chief of aControlledSubstance.com, he hopes to continue the mission he started with the publication of “J’adore Dior?” in 2006: to make explicit the connections between the whims of fashion, style and popular culture to the larger social, economic and political landscape.