I am so excited and honored to share this beautiful CHICAGO MAGAZINE Fall Fashion Story and Cover with all of you on TWOMUCHSTYLE.COM. This was an amazing collaboration of talent, style, beauty, location and light. Please enjoy the issue...
I love when pro artist's brands pull the very best of their collections into palettes we can actually use. So often we seek out these super cool shades, and no matter what, there is always that one rogue shadow sitting in the wings waiting to be discovered or in most cases discarded.
Mac Cool Neutral Eye
Well now you can go clean, modern, beachy, mod, kitsch or classic with these special editions found only at NORDSTROM. Learn how to experiment and perfect your techniques with go to colors that define, highlight and say you! Stock up on some of your favorites at summer prices that make beauty shopping fun and affordable for many seasons to come...
By Beauty Editor: Darcy McGrath | Photography & Hair : Jean Sweet | Fashion Styling: Patric Chauvez
Keep your face looking flawless and protected this spring season with Tarte Cosmetics oil free Amazonian clay skinvigorating™ formula in a satin matte finish. It blends and builds easily with any skin type, giving a natural full coverage if desired. Available in 24 shades, 12 hour wear with a Broad Spectrum SPF 15. Vegan and Cruelity Free.
BEAUTY IN THE ROUND
Lights, Camera, Ready...
By Beauty Editor, Darcy McGrath
Less is more when creating a subtle illusion of timeless beauty. Make Up is the cherry on top and each bride wants to look and feel individual. To achieve Val's bridal beauty glow, start with NARS New All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, which promises 16 hour paraben free coverage.
NOTE: This exclusive formula has many benefits -"Gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to 1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin's surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness. Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveals brighter, more even skin over time".
To highlight her cheeks and decollete I applied NARS cult...
We dropped in for a mini visit with Chanel's Make-Up Artist Jacy Gabriel at Chicago's Iconic Beauty Department in Neiman Marcus for a quick spring touch-up to refresh Jaslene's look for this portfolio. Jacey made simple choices by first choosing the perfect lip color. Precision Lip Definer in Nude followed by Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick in L'ADOREE adding a light touch of Glossimer Imaginaire Lip Gloss.
He then softly defined and brightened her skin tone with the warm Blush & Bronzer Illuminating Powder from the "Collection Mediterrance". An important skin care recommendation for all of us to take note- Chanel's SUBLIMAGE MASQUE to consider for soothing our delicate skin. "Powered by Enriched Planifolia PFA*, an active botanical, as potent...
The 3rd annual Martha Stewart's Wedding Party 2015 at the gorgeous Ritz- Carlton-Chicago.
TwomuchStyle Co-Founder Patric Chauvez and I sat front row at the fully booked guest host appearance by Darcy Miller Editorial Director of MS Weddings. She interviewed Lauren Conrad debuting her Paper Crown Bridesmaids Collections available at my favorite Store BellaBridesmaids.com.
In addition to all the fanfare I also had the special honor of reconnecting with the amazing Darcy Miller for a "Darcy and Darcy" photo moment classically captured in black and white which is so apropos.
Darcy Miller and Darcy McGrath
The magazine is also celebrating it's 20th Anniversary Issue! As the founder of "Beauty and the Bride ™ " Chicago...
THE MASCULING INFLUENCE ON FALL FASHION
One of the top trends for fall 2014 is the Menswear influence. In this portfolio, which was styled for TCW magazine and photographed by T Harrison Hillman, I focused on the menswear staples. My staple menswear pieces are as follows: the trench, the mans shirt, the trouser, the sweatshirt, the bomber, the pantsuit, the unconstructed coat, the hounds tooth pattern, the cardigan and the vest. It’s a mans world this fall, therefore, in your efforts to cash in on the masculine trend for fall visit out top choices in stores and get that manly fix.
In this portfolio, our choice of stores is
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
“TELL THEM I SENT YOU”
JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARCONS BELTED TRENCH...
CHICAGO TRIBUNE FALL FASHION EDITORIAL
TWOmuchstyle has been a longtime contributor to the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine. I’ve styled all their Fashion Editorial and this is another amazing one. We started out with Mod, with focus on the 60’s influence on fashion and ended up with fashion Trends viewed through the years. As they say in Fashion, Great minds think alike; it’s always a pleasure working with a great art director and Photographer, David Syrek and Kevin Sinclair. It makes my job as a stylist so much easier. In this portfolio we were fortunate to work with the house of Louis Vuitton in which we have a long-standing relationship. We managed to acquire look 23, from Nicholas Ghesquiere’s premiere collection for...