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12 May

THE ARTFUL SOLE

SPRINGS ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS One of the top trends for spring summer 2014 is the influence of art on fashion led by the mega design houses of Celine, Dior and Prada. For these mega brands Fashion imitates art. At Celine with its painterly strokes and simple modern silhouettes, the shoes and accessories were the ones that ground the collection in its art reference. Namely Cubism. Celine presented shoes with a sphere heel and a skeletal rectangular heel and mules that retain that sculptural detail of a chunk of Marble and Malachite. Dior’s Dali inspired collection was all about surrealism. Drenched in acidic colors and morphed with space age shape and technology. The footbed of Dior’s shoes is equipped with memory foam technology, adding...
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5 May

ROLAND MOURET AND BANANA REPUBLIC

ROLAND MOURET FOR BANANA REPUBLIC The wheels of fashion keep turning. This week Banana Republic announces its collaboration with Roland Mouret, The designer of uber sexy fitted dresses. Mouret will design a 25-piece collection for the mass-market retailer. It will be comprised of Skirts, tops, trousers and dresses. In Mouret ‘s vocabulary, Pencil skirts, slim trousers, and shaped dresses. Expect to see color blocked dresses, asymmetrical details, fabrication with a little stretch and lots of form fitting pieces, His dresses are to be the most coveted item, as they will be priced at a mere $165. The collection bows in August This is the Second announcement of collaboration with a mass retailer. Alexander Wang just announced his collaboration with H & M. Therefore in your...
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2 May

Neil Barrett Spring Summer 2014

NEIL BARRETT SPRING SUMMER 2014 My responsibility here at TWOmuchstyle is to inform you of the best that is available to you. Spring is here and so is the arrival of Neil Barrett’s spring summer collection at Blake, The eponymous boutique on Chicago Ave. A finely edited collection for spring is available including the horizontal tubular dress in white. Neil Barrett is new to the women’s wear scene. His collection is modern and shapely. View the collection at Blake. 212 WEST CHICAGO AVE. “TELL THEM I SENT YOU” ...
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28 Apr

SACAI AND BIRKENSTOCK

SACAI LUCK COLLABORATION WITH BIRKENSTOCK Knowledge is everything therefore it is our quest to bring you the latest information in fashion. Sacai, the Japanese label of Avant –garde sportswear collaborated with Birkenstock, the German comfort footwear brand. The mash up produced the minimal styled strapped platform sandal in white and black patent leather. I am a lover of Birkenstock and I’m overjoyed that a basic sandal was given a dose of Avant-garde make-over. Crisp white and Black, The perfect colors for a perfect spring summer day. Sacai Luck Available at IKRAM 15 west Huron 312-587-1000 “TELL THEM I SENT YOU” ...
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26 Apr

DAVID THOMAS

DAVID THOMAS JEWELS It’s a beautiful evening for a spring soiree. Ikram Goldman feted the LA base fashion stylist and jewelry designer, David Thomas and his friend Boy George this evening at the eponymous flagship, Ikram. It was a pleasure indeed to see the jewels and to chat with David Thomas and Boy George. David Thomas ‘s new collection, “Gentleman-David Thomas x JBH” is quite minimal indeed and fits quite nicely with today’s fashion aesthetics. Part punk Part fine Jewels. We at TWOmuchstyle love the fact that he is a stylist and jewelry designer , we believe that its always good to have your hands dabbled in a few things.. We love the Fleur de Lis in gold and diamonds, and...
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25 Apr

YOUNG DESIGNER ON THE RISE, MARCO DE VINCENZO

MARCO DE VINCENZO Our goal at TWOmuchstyle is to bring you the designers that matter before they are in the fashion newsfeed. Marco de Vincenzo,a Roman, shows in Milan. He is known for his use of technologically advanced fabrics. For Spring he delved into Metallic lace but in a modern minimal way and for fall Metallic degrade” lace and lurex with embroideries. The luxury conglomerate LVMH has already purchased a minority stake is this label which shows that it is on the verge. Blake is the only outlet in Chicago that carries Marco de Vincenzo. So in your quest to acquire the label that matters and in the process supporting the young creators of the future. Take a second look at...
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22 Apr

CHANEL CRUISE 2014 TO BE SHOWN IN DUBAI

CHANEL CRUISE 2014-15 Chanel is packed and ready to go to the newly minted destination of Dubai, UAE. It was announced that Chanels next cruise collection would be shown and staged in Dubai on an island off the city’s coast called “The Island”. The staging will be an indoor / outdoor hybrid. Expect to see colors of the desert sand, Caftans and lots of embroideries, jewels and pearls. Arab wives are known for their love affair with anything that’s blinged out and bedazzled. Karl Lagerfeld’s staging is always a sight to behold and this one should be no different. His past collection was shown in Dallas where he presented a Hoedown. Past locales includes Singapore, Cap du Antibes and St. Tropez. We...
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10 Apr

Delfina Delettrez

DELFINA DELETTREZ At TWOmuchstyle, we strive to bring you the creators that are on the cusp of the next big thing. Delfina Delettrez was introduced to me by my dear friend Ikram. Delettrez is a Roman and is of the Fendi family 4th generation. She formally worked at Chanel Haute couture before presenting her first collection in 2007. Delfina works with gold, silver, iron, copper, Tuscan marble, Capodimonte ceramics, exotic woods and resin. She audaciously works with precious stones, oversize Baroque pearls, leather and pieces of bones. Her jewelry is extremely modern, Surrealist and Dali esque. Therefore, cover yourself with the next big thing. A surrealist, modern piece of art by Delfina Delettrez. Get it now. Available at Ikram 15 west Huron 312-587-1000 Do “Tell them I sent you” ...
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18 Mar

Paris Fall 2014

PARIS FALL 2014 Paris is burning. The fall collection has been presented and the top trends have emerged. The Fashion world always looks to Paris to cross that T and dot that I. Below are my favorite looks for Paris Fall 2014. DRIES VAN NOTEN Dries fall collection was a lesson in Optical illusion, gone are the feathers, maximum embroideries and details. Fall 2014 is streamlined, simple and detailed enough to keep the Dries woman joyous until Spring 2015. The Dries woman is an adventuress, drawing colors, shapes and ideas from different cultures and times. A man's style coat is exquisitely designed with psychedelic swirls and stripes and worn with a 3D corsage NINA RICCI Peter COPPING is doing a fantastic job at Nina Ricci....
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27 Feb

warby Parker

WARBY PARKER In a world of over priced designer eyewear, one has to be smart to stay ahead of the “get that look” game. Enter Warby Parker, The company who has the perfect look in eyewear and the good Karma to go with it. In my Constant search to find the next best thing in Fashion, I’ve stumbled upon Warby Parker . The company that has the newest and best eyewear with good Karma to match. Warby parker was founded with a rebellious spirit indeed and a lofty objective to create boutique quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point. All starting at $95.00. They’ve partnered with non-profits like Visionspring to ensure that every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to...
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