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17 Nov

TRU BEAUTY

TRU BEAUTY- There's no time than the Present to swirl your make-up brushes around the beautiful rainbow colors this fall 2020 season.                  EYE SEE YOU- Fall 2020 flips the script on the smokey eye. Orange eye shadow raises the bar with the right amount of color without overpowering. FOR THIS LOOK , a single color is used (MAKEUP FOREVER EYE SHADOW) - Matte Finish - M732-Orange. Both dry and wet to achieve the different depth in color. Using a dry flat eyeshadow brush to blend the color over entire eyelid to the brow bone. Follow with a dry tapered crease brush blending the color into the crease and unto brow bone. Next dampen...
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13 Nov

A NEW FACE ENTERS THE LUXURY MARKET!

WELCOME TO FALL! We hope we've been providing a dose of much needed inspiration. I always say that a little bit of beauty goes a very long way. The world has become smaller with the internet and information is right at you fingertips. In my constant visitations to the luxury department stores,  I've been noticing a much needed validation to my fellow African American tastemakers. On any given day at any Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores , here in Chicago,young African American shoppers are coming in droves to buy the latest offerings of designer labels such as LOUIS VUITTON, SAINT LAUREN , BALENCIAGA, DIOR , VERSACE etc. Saks Fifth Avenue extended its menswear space from 2 to 3...
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9 Nov

TRUE BLUE, AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! .

WELCOME TO THE FALL ISSUE! We hope you've been inspired by this months editorial.  In our efforts to inspire, we turn our attention to fall nails. looking and feeling beautiful is important at a time like this. Our go to Manicurist, British Burnett,  inspired us yet again , with the color of the moment. I've always loved for an image to tell a story within a story . Therefore, We photographed  @linowilson  being forced to take a closer look at the best nail color for Fall. Our model wears "Lookout" from @Luxio by @Akzentz.  Lino Wilson wears a vintage Christian Dior Leopard hat.   This portfolio photographed by Michael Jarecki  @jareckiphotographs,  Grooming by @alfredlester            ...
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7 Nov

THE POWER OF THE PUSSY BOW BLOUSE ON KAMALA HARRIS!

WELCOME TO MONDAY! Welcome to a new day in America. I've Always love the power of a well dressed woman. In last nights Victory speech by Kamala Harris, Vice President elect of the United states. I was so impressed by her creamy white suit and her glimmering "pussy bow blouse". It adds such propriety, a sense of power steeped in menswear. A structured suit softened by a glimmering bow. Her suit of choice was White with a creamy blouse. In taking your style to the next level, try wearing with denim trouser and a stiletto or with a pencil skirt. In our featured image @lizacb wears Max Mara cashmere suit and silk pussy bow blouse Courtesy of @saks, OF COURSE. "TELL...
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5 Nov

“HIGH TEA” WITH FALL BLOOMS!

WELCOME TO FALL. If the current election results got you feeling a bit blue, have yourself a cup of Tea. At TMS we strive to live "The well lived life". Introducing Astier de Vilatte X John Derian "Eye" teapot. A perfect addition to your home decor for fall. It's brought to us via our good friends at @Jaysonhome. I've always loved and enjoyed bringing the outdoors in. Fresh beautiful flowers are so important to a beautiful interior. Introducing @fillefleurfee. A bespoke florist founded by model, Stacia lupu. Fall has never looked this good. Aster de Villatte x John Derian "Eye" teapot  photographed on the "Vertex" chair by @jareckiphotographs ,at Jayson Home. 1885 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago Ill, 60614 Tel-(773) 248-8180    ...
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2 Nov

“BACK TO REALITY “. FALL 2020!

WE'RE BACK! WELCOME TO FALL 2020!  Welcome to Fall . We hope that you are all well and safe. We haven't posted to the blog in about six months, for obvious reasons , of course. We're alive and well here at TMS. It's been a surreal summer. Filled with nothing but bad news. It's been a difficult time in the Fashion Industry , I'm trying to provide a bit of inspiration on fashion and all things beautiful. Even Vogue is struggling to inspire. We took a break from all the gloom and now we're back! Many stores are struggling at this moment. Hopefully many of our friends will survive and return stronger than ever. It was difficult trying to put...
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15 Jun

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME!!

WELCOME TO JUNE! We hope that you're staying safe in this time of chaos and uncertainty. The great artist Sam Cook sang "A CHANGE IS GONNA COME" in 1964. Change comes in fits and starts. My hope is that this is a  Great Leap Forward and a social awakening. As I write, so many people are protesting racial inequality all over the world. Instagram and all social media are being used to support "BLACK LIVES MATTER" and I couldn't be happier. As a Black man and one of the very few Black stylist in this city, I can truly say that it's about time people are called to action. There are too few of us, and our voices and unique...
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1 Jun

WELCOME TO SUMMER! LIFE AFTER QUARANTINE!!!

WELCOME TO JUNE! WELCOME TO SUMMER!!!                                                        as I write we're about to exit quarantine and enter Summer in the City. We weren't able to do an editorial due to the obvious and moving forward is a bit cloudy at the moment. Our favorite stores are all closed, but will reopen in the coming week. I do hope you'll join me in supporting them along with our small businesses. our featured image was photographed by @currancorbett a few years back. It's obviously still relevant today. In the coming weeks We will be sharing with...
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18 May

THE PERFECT LIP IN CORAL!

WELCOME TO THE MAY ISSUE. ITS SPRINGTIME..                                         The Petal Pout.                                                                                                       Floral continues to be a driving inspiration for spring beauty. Coral is one of the most popular colors for the 2020 spring season, and your pout shouldn't feel excluded. That’s right, Floral Coral is definitely a trend you’ll want to get in on this spring. Not...
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7 May

THE FUTURE OF FASHION!!

WELCOME TO THE MAY ISSUE!                                                                                       As I write I'm currently at home, still in my pajamas wondering what lies ahead. Life as we know it has changed forever. Fashion will of course continue to be a source of inspiration, but the way it's presented to us will change. Consumers will change the way they buy. The constant race to present something new will also change. Because of the pause in our lives and to the fashion industry,...
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