sir & madame
OUR NEXT INSTALLMENT OF STYLE IS... IS FINALLY HERE! THIS GO AROUND WE MIXED THINGS UP A LITTLE BIT. WE PARTNERED WITH OUR FAVORITE VISUAL ARTIST, BRADLEY MURRAY, ADDING SOME MOTION TO HIGHLIGHT THOSE WHOSE STYLE WE ADMIRE. WE HOPE THAT YOU LIKE IT! FIRST UP..
STYLE IS...NICK ADLER OF PARTY NOIRE AND BLACK GIRL FLY MAGAZINE
WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR STYLE?
MY STYLE INSPIRATION IS AN INTERSECTION OF COMFORT AND CHIC. I'M A SNEAKERHEAD INSPIRED BY MINIMALISM. I LIKE A LOT OF BLACKS, WHITES, GRAYS AND OTHER NEUTRAL COLORS. PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY THEY CAN TELL I AM FROM NEW YORK OR THE EAST COAST BECAUSE OF MY STYLE SO I THINK I'M DEFINITELY INSPIRED BY NEW YORK STREETSTYLE.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE CHICAGO STYLE? HOW IS IT REFLECTED IN YOUR PERSONAL STYLE, IF AT ALL?
CHICAGO STYLE IS ABOUT RESISTANCE. FROM YOUR FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND TO ORGANIZATION, EVERYONE IS USING FASHION TO MAKE A STATEMENT. STATEMENT T'S ARE ONE WAY THIS IS DONE AND MY PERSONAL ARSENAL OF STATEMENT T'S FEATURES MANY LOCAL FAVORITES
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR FROM SIR & MADAME?
ELEVATED STREET STYLE. CLASSIC STAPLES + STATEMENTS.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHICAGO SHOPPING DESTINATIONS?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEBSITES?
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING AND/OR LISTENING TO?
I AM THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT READS 10 BOOKS AT ONCE AND PICKS UP A BOOK BASED ON WHAT I NEED IN THE MOMENT. TWO BOOKS I'M READING RIGHT NOW ARE "I'M JUDGING YOU" BY LUVVIE AJAYI AND "THE LEAN STARTUP" BY ERIC RIES. "A SEAT AT THE TABLE," ANDERSON.PAAK, NX WORRIES, NONAME'S "TELEFONE", JAMILA WOODS' "HEAVN," SABA'S "BUCKET LIST PROJECT" AND DRAM'S RECENT PROJECT ARE ALL IN MY DAILY ROTATION LATELY.
FAVORITE CHICAGO RESTAURANT, BAR, OR LOUNGE?
TAQUERIA TRASPASADA, SPECIFICALLY, THEIR FISH TACOS. I'D TRAVEL FROM ANYWHERE IN THE CITY AT JUST ABOUT ANY TIME TO GET THEM.
WHAT WERE YOU WEARING 10 YEARS AGO?
JORDANS, JEANS, STREETWEAR; MUCH SIMILAR TO WHAT I DO NOW. I WAS REALLY INTO DENIM SO DIESEL, GUESS, AND PEPE JEANS WERE SOME OF MY FAVORITE BRANDS.
IN 3 WORDS OR LESS...STYLE IS?
STYLE IS PERSONAL.
IT'S BEEN A FEW MONTHS, BUT WE COULDN'T LET THIS HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT PASS US BY WITHOUT A DEDICATED POST. HERE IS OUR "DAY IN THE LIFE" COMMERCIAL VIA THE HONDA CIVIC GREATNESS WITHIN REACH CAMPAIGN, DIRECTED BY SHELDON CANDIS. LOOK FOR IT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS DURING THE AIRING OF THE FOX DRAMA, STAR.
RECENTLY WE SAT DOWN (AT OUR COMPUTERS) FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH JENA OF CHI CITY FASHION. TAKE A GANDER BELOW AS WE TALK ABOUT OUR LOVE FOR CHICAGO AND MORE...
This is where we are from, Chicago is our home. This is the city that Brian and I were both raised in and the city that we want to build up creatively. After graduating from college in DC I knew 2 things — I wanted to contribute to the creative community and continue my relationship with Brian, all in Chicago.
Over the past 10 years we have witnessed so much growth within the art, fashion and music communities…it truly is amazing. Chicago is a city that for so long was overlooked with limited resources in the fashion & retail industries, so to be instrumental in that shift is important to us. We also have an amazing network here that allows us to fully support one another and put in motion meaningful collaborations.
READ THE REST AT CHICITYFASHION.COM
Thank you Nikia (@chitownfashionista) for the Chicago Tribune Mention and thank you 10 (@10photos) for the pics. Read the article below:
Gone are the days when enamel lapel pins were only meant to display your affiliation with a particular social or professional organization. Nowadays, brands are offering pins that reference our favorite pastimes, music icons and emojis. The modern variations are no longer relegated to just a lapel or jacket pocket. They are being sported on shirt collars, baseball caps, backpacks and even handbags. With the recent rise in the consumption of personalized goods, pin fashion is a brand spanking new niche in the accessories market that has captured the industry's attention.
I must admit, when I joined the pin movement, I fell hard. It all started when I somehow stumbled upon the Instagram feed of Pintrill, a Brooklyn-based brand that is currently dominating the game. After seeing their vast selection, I may or may not have purchased a leather backpack for the sole purpose of filling up the front pocket with pins (please don't judge). It was the perfect blank slate for all of the pins I "had to have."
The more the merrier
I guess I'll state the obvious here: One is never enough. And since they are typically priced under $15, buying a handful of them at a time won't seem outrageous.
When you're ready to stock up, Pintrill (www.pintrill.com) is a great starting point. Their limited-edition collections consist of everything from emoji keyboard favorites and '80s nostalgia (think Simon Says, Uno cards and a Rubik's Cube) to sneakers and pop culture references (Yeezy for President, anyone?).
Streetwear brands like Sir and Madame (www.sirandmadame.com) have even joined in the fun with their latest offering of pins for the urban sophisticate. Wearing a cluster of their logo, pennant and monogram pins will instantly elevate your street cred. Some other favorites include Valley Cruise Press (the BFF emoji pin with hair color options is a winner), Felt Good Co. and Laser Kitten (I'm pretty sure I need the Peggy Bundy one).
If you have been following us, you know we like to do a little segment called Style Is... in which we dive into the inspiration of folks whose style we admire. In our second edition of the feature we are highlighting Chicago Natives, All Summa/The Saints and Natalie Wright. First up, we have Ricks.Read More