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26 Jan

THE PARIS HAUTE COUTURE

THE PARIS HAUTE COUTURE Haute Couture is the vehicle that drives the sale of perfume and accessories for all Couture houses. Therefore it’s the icing on the cake for many houses of Paris. First up is Dior, Without Raf Simons, of course. It is obvious that a group of twenty something young designers CANNOT design a couture collection much less a ready to wear collection. I’ve always stated that it takes experience to be a leader in this industry. It takes experience to be a relevant stylist, Editor, makeup artist or anything related to the fashion industry. We think that this is a temporary thing until the superstar designer is found . Therefore Dior was simply just another show on the Couture...
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25 Jan

Three Must-See Menswear Collections From Milan Fashion Week

The Fall/Winter ‘16 menswear shows continue to trudge on, and this time designers are making their marks in one of the world’s most prestigious fashion capitals: Milan. From Gucci to Prada, Italy offers some of the world’s most well-known and longest standing houses of fashion, and not without good reason. Houses such as the aforementioned offer a certain level of sprezzatura unavailable anywhere else -- effortlessly chic, as if composed entirely by accident. But make no mistake, creative directors such as Gucci’s relatively newly appointed Alessandro Michele are working diligently to produce only the best within their offerings. Alessandro Michele has gone on record to say he “like[s] to make every single thing precious in some way, taking something that you...
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15 Jan

“Three Collections From LCM, You Need To Get Familiar With”

The year 2015 has come and gone and what better way to kick off the New Year than LCM? (That’s London Collections Men.) LCM was slated from the eighth through the eleventh with a particularly exciting showing during the latter half; impressive designers among the likes of J.W. Anderson, Alexander McQueen, and last but certainly not least, the iconic, longstanding house of Burberry all showed their latest menswear collections. It’s no secret that during a period of slowdown for some major players (yes, even Prada and Burberry are no longer immune to today’s incessant desire for novelty), menswear has absolutely thrived with seemingly no signs of letting up. While the exact cause for this rapid growth is debatable, we at TMS...
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12 Jan

THE TRANSFORMER, THE COAT THAT BECOMES A DRESS BY MAISON MARGIELA.

THE TRANSFORMER In the real world a woman loves when she acquire an item of fashion that has multiple purpose. This is the case with this Maison Margiela Coat that transforms into a dress, all built in, buttoned up neatly and tucked away as its lining. The Margiela brand is well known for producing garments like this. I first laid eyes on this transforming wonder at the eponymous retailer, Blake and decided to do a video showing its transformation. Video lensed by J.P Quindara Styled by Luis Cruz Makeup and hair by Frances Tsala Nail artist- Ashley Gregory Model- Martha at Ford Models Maison Margiela coat at Blake Chicago 212 west Chicago Ave 312-202-0047 Maison Margiela shoes and Jewels at Ikram and at Ikram.com 15 east Huron Chicago ill 312-587-1000 [video width="1280" height="720"...
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11 Jan

“NEW YEAR , NEW YOU, WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE FASHION WORLD IN JANUARY”

THE FASHION CALENDAR STARTS NOW. Welcome 2016. January is the start of the fashion calendar. It has commenced with Menswear Fall Winter collections, January 10-24th. It will begin in London then it moves to Milan and finally it will end like all collections do, with a bang in Paris. Women’s Spring Summer Haute Couture collections, Jan 24th-28th, Paris. In the 80's and 90’s The Haute Couture was at its peak and was held throughout a full two weeks in Rome and then Paris. But with the dwindling economy and the rise of multiple designer collections and Demi Couture lines, women began to have more choices. Today the haute Couture has less than 100 clients worldwide and is now used as a vehicle to promote brands...
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6 Jan

IKRAM GOES ECOM

The Wait is OVER for all style connoisseurs around the globe! The prestigious, one of fashion's most influential and legendary Chicago boutique-IKRAM, which boasts a whooping 16,500-square-foot flagship(complete with a café and gallery), has officially launched it's e-commerce site. This retailer,renowned for having the most discerning edit from the world's top cutting-edge designers, including women's ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, bags,and jewelry is now accessible to millions of glamorous women-just at the click of their fingertips. The Internet is just one more way for women to indulge their fashion obsession. In this 21st century, women have incredibly hectic lives, juggling careers, social lives and often families, so internet shopping offers them a way of saving time, and it provides the convenience of being able to...
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3 Jan

BEAUTY 2016

It was exactly a week ago that we all shouted "Happy New Year!!!". With the new year, we are prompted to celebrate, and to step outside the day-to-day activity we're always so busy with: to reflect, look back, take stock, assess how we did, and then resolve to do better going forward- and that includes even our beauty regimen. Here are some of our top beauty products and tips, to start this awesome year looking your best. MOISTURIZING. Moisturizers have been proven to treat dry skin conditions like eczema, offer some sun protection, and improve the appearance of skin all over the body. Since extreme weather conditions( hot and cold) can be very harsh on the skin, it is very crucial for us women...
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16 Nov

MENS FASHION. THE KEY PIECES TO GET RIGHT NOW.

TWOmuchSTYLE editorial , photographer Harrison hillman
TWOmuchSTYLE brings you the best of what to wear right now.Our lineup goes from the classic shirt to the rebellious leather bomber all accompanied by a bit of leather, stripes and a bit of detail. This portfolio was photographed by T Harrison Hillman. Makeup my Beauty Editor Darcy McGrath Hair by HairByDonte at Ford Artists Model- David Smith at Ford Models. THE EVENING SHIRT- ALEXANDER MCQUEEN shirt with leather ruffled detail and skull detail umbrella. All at NEIMAN MARCUS . THE LEATHER BOMBER- SAINT LAURENT leather bomber with zip detail with striped wool sweater and leather pant. At SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT- ALEXANDER MCQUEEN cotton shirt...
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9 Nov

The shirt, The Sweater and The Jacket. the Key pieces for fall .

TWOmuchSTYLE editorial November, photographer-Harrison Hillman
The Coat, The Jacket and The Sweater. These are the building blocks for this portfolio lensed by T Harrison Hillman. These are the key pieces for layering come fall. We start with the coat,Labeled Kolor, designed by the husband of the designer of Sacai, Hence the avant grade detail. Next comes the Celine sweater which is oversize and generous to allow for layering and is a staple piece of a woman's wardrobe. next comes the jacket , not any jacket but one that is embellished with bows. In the Fashion world its done by Comme Des Garcons. All this is the start of the layering process. At TWOmuchSTYLE we choose to have the major pieces be the star. Oscar De La...
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