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9 May

WHAT WE LOVE AT THIS VERY MOMENT

WELCOME TO THE SPRING SUMMER SEASON! What We love at this very moment! It's Spring and almost Summer. Givenchy unveil's it's new creation, an intro to Summer. May I introduce the new large Cutout shoulder bag in box leather with chain from Givenchy. The all new carryall is here. It's a new minimalist shape with silver hardware. It's new designer, Matthew Williams has taken the new collection to the streets with a new minimalist streetwear sensibility. Another newbie to the ever evolving world of high fashion. Let me know your thoughts.@Kate_sutton12 wears Givenchy's Large cutout bag in black leather and Alexander McQueen White shirt dress. "WELCOME TO SUMMER" This Portfolio Photographed by @Aliza.baran.photos. Hair and Makeup by @Alfredlester...
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3 May

COLOR IS EVERYTHING!

WELCOME TO SPRING SUMMER! This is a season like no other.This Summer the art of dressing up has never been so important. Color is so vital in the accessories We choose. In Todays post we collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue and it's premier personal shopper Hanlelore Mui of the Fifth Avenue Club, at Hanlelore_mui@s5a.com or @hana.saks.chi. She will procure this beauty for you. As a stylist, color is important, It adds interest and completes a look. It also gets you noticed. The accessory in mention is Valentino's "Roman Stud" leather shoulder bag in Magenta. @averypipenberg wears Givenchy blue silk dress with gold hardware detail. It clashes beautifully. Completing the look is @Nailista_mua's fabulous manicure using @akzentz. British Burnett is a master...
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14 Apr

THE PERFECT HAIR ACCESSORY!

WELCOME TO TMS. It's springtime in the city. On any given day, be it Spring or Summer, One needs a little pick me upper. That little trick that fixes the bad hair days and does the body good. In my constant urge to inspire, I look no further than Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. A beautiful printed scarf is the perfect cure for the bad hair days. In our featured image @Averypiepenburg wears Versace silk twill printed scarf in a ponytail with one of my repurposed tuxedo dresses , coming soon to the blog. The beauty of all this is it's a silk twill, a more structured fabric than your regular silk. It has a hand rolled edge and...
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14 Apr

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!

WELCOME TO THE SPRING WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!! Welcome back to color and to warmer temperatures. It's here. The lockdown is almost over, and very soon we will be overjoyed that We've emerged alive. It's been a tough winter. We hope you've gotten your vaccine and is waiting to to wear the new seasons best pieces. For this editorial we've collaborated with @Neimanmarcusmichiganavenue and with Saks Fifth Avenue's premiere Personal shopper Hanlelore Mui of the Fifth Avenue Club at hanlelore_mui@s5a.com or @hana.saks.chi. She will steer you in the direction of the best offerings for spring. At TMS we are always grateful for the support of the stores we work with. In our featured image @delarthemodel @selectmodelchicago wears Jil Sander and the...
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15 Feb

A BRIGHT NEW SPRING AWAITS!

Spring is around the corner, and with it, a bright new trend in mens footwear.In my constant visits to the best stores in the city, I've notice color is everywhere.This, Of course is not a trend for everyone as it comes in oversize soles and shocking neon hues. Welcome to the Mens department at Saks Fifth Avenue, where the best in streetwear awaits you. For this post , I've collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue. In our featured image, We focused on Versace and Balenciaga neon oversize walkers. It's a bright new day. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue. This Portfolio photographed by Michael Jarecki @jareckiphotographs. "TELL THEM I SENT YOU" ...
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17 Dec

TMS GIFT GUIDE #4!

Welcome to THE 7 DAYS OF GIFTING! We had exclusive access to Saks Fifth Avenue for our 2020 gift guide.Winter will be gone in a few months. In compiling our list, we searched for the most beautiful things and put them together to make a beautiful picture. not a very hard job at all. Bottega Veneta's white Chelsea boot anchors two gorgeous colorful stilettos, Pigalle Follies and Hot Chick patent leather pumps by Christian Louboutin.Bottega Veneta crossover braided leather sandal completes a picture that inspires spring. All this is available at Saks Fifth Avenue. "TELL THEM I SENT YOU"....
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16 Dec

TMS GIFT GUIDE #3

WELCOME TO THE HOLIDAYS! On the third day We bring you Beauty wrapped in gilt to give you a pout full of color. Welcome to to the world of Haute Beaute', The world of Yves Saint Laurent and Guerlain. Beautifully packaged in statement gilt to put your best lips forward.Yve Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture #93, Guerlain Paris "Kiss Kiss" hydrating & plumping matte lip color in Chilli Red and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture pure color satiny radiance #72 Rouge. Pucker up and Happy Holidays available at Saks Fifth Avenue @saks. ...
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14 Dec

7 DAYS OF GIFTING!

WELCOME TO THE HOLIDAYS 2020! Welcome to the 7 days of gifting. at TMS we only give what we absolutely love. For this post We had exclusive access to Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue we wondered the store to bring you a few of our favorite things. @Saks we bring you only the best labels of the moment to help you get ready for Spring after lockdown. Valentino Super V handbag hits centerstage followed by Valentino Super V mini. Balenciaga Nano Ville leather top handle mini bag is small and in focus and Yves Saint Laurent's medium envelope Monogram Matelasse' shines bright. Availabe at Saks Fifth Avenue 700 North Michigan Avenue. 312-944-6500. Our entire Gift Guide portfolio...
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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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23 Apr

SPRING BEAUTY, AND NOWHERE TO GO!!

WELCOME TO THE APRIL ISSUE AND WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME.              Springs floral inspired makeup is vibrant and playful. The seasons floral fusion of lilac, pink and Purple offer a modern update for spring 2020."The Eyes Have It". For this look, Alfred used Makeup Forever High Impact eye shadow. These highly pigmented colors offer the maximum color payoff with minimal effort. Here, Orchid eyeshadow is blended from the lash line to just above the brow bone, continue blending Orchid around the lower eyelid in the place of eyeliner. Ivory eyeshadow is blended from the brow to the brow bone and into the corner of the eyes. Lastly, YSL Engravable Mascara is generously applied to the bottom lashes. Glowing fresh and flushed cheeks are the way to go with...
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