Plum Pick

Plum Pick
A plum colored coat is a sweet choice to help ease the winter blues.

The Makeup Shows and Tells

The Makeup Shows and Tells
The Makeup Show is a traveling exposition that attracts a devoted group of professionals dedicated to advancing their skills, acquainting themselves with new (and established) products and pursuing networking opportunities. And that’s exactly what organizers delivered November 17-18 during the Chicago stop of the event. In colossal sized chunks. Beauty experts presided over a wide... Read more »

GILDA's Grand Opening

GILDA's Grand Opening
If you have a penchant for designer clothing and love to shop thrift, GILDA Designer Thrift Boutique is a retail one-stop that will satisfy both of those desires. Located at 1703 East 55th Street, the store carries a well-curated selection of women’s and men’s clothing, accessories and home décor. It’s owned and operated by Gilda Norris who is... Read more »
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Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
On November 6, an energetic group of fashion enthusiasts convened at the Zhou B Art Center for the Blake Martin Production of “Midnight in Paris.” Clothing and accessory lines from Chicago, Detroit, New York, Beverly Hills and other U.S. regions were showcased. The sold-out presentation was a tribute to Martin’s late mother, Dr. Tammara R.... Read more »

Dandy, Lite

Dandy, Lite
Iké Udé is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist, author and self-described “dandy.” He’s been a multiple honoree on Vanity Fair magazine’s “International Best Dressed List” (2009, 2012, and 2015). His attire was rather conservative (but still fetching) during an impromptu walk through of his dazzling exhibit Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty at the Museum of... Read more »

Making It To The Make Up Show Chicago

Making It To The Make Up Show Chicago
  A few days ago, I sent a text to my friend, makeup artist Yvette Oduro. I asked if she would be available to collaborate with me on a photo session I scheduled for November 13th. “I would love to do the shoot but I am attending The Makeup Show on that day,” she replied.... Read more »
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Ladies-In-Waiting...

Ladies-In-Waiting...
A flurry of colors, patterns and textures shifted about as models waited to hit the runway for fashion designer Barbara Bates. The presentation celebrated the designer’s 30th year in business and raised money for The Barbara Bates Foundation. The event took place on October 16th in the Skyline Loft of the Bridgeport Art Center. It was hosted... Read more »

American Apparel

American Apparel
This gentleman was photographed in the State Street retail shopping area. At first glance, you notice this great looking guy wearing a really nice suit, but if you study the details you realize that his look is patriotic without being overtly so. That said: Remember to exercise your right to vote on November 8th!  ... Read more »