Friday, June 30, 2017

Diners, Dresses & Dives

NEW WORK: CHICAGO MAGAZINE, Diners, Dresses & Dives

Photographer: T.Harrison Hillman
Stylist: Jessica Moazami
Hair: Caitlin Krenz at FACTOR ARTISTS
Make Up: Kerre Berry at FACTOR ARTISTS
Models: Cole, Katie Cook, Mabel T at FACTOR WOMEN Model Management
Stylist assistant: Tamar Fasja Unikel and Olivia Lavery
Photography assistant: Justin Butzen

Chicago Magazine's Diners, Dresses & Dives fashion shoot, shot at Billy Goat
Chicago Magazine's Diners, Dresses & Dives fashion shoot, shot at Palace Grill
Chicago Magazine's Diners, Dresses & Dives fashion shoot, shot at The Empty Bottle
Chicago Magazine's Diners, Dresses & Dives fashion shoot, shot at Valois
Chicago Magazine's Diners, Dresses & Dives fashion shoot, shot at Margie's Candies

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ON THE BREEZE six outdoorsy men's fragrances for spring

NEW WORK: CHICAGO MAGAZINE
Top to bottom:
Narcissi Rodriguez for him bleu noir eau de toilette, $88 for 3.3 oz, Sephora.
YSL Le Vestiaire des Parfums Tuxedo eau de parfum, $250 for 4.2 oz, Neiman Marcus.
Prada L’Homme eau de toilette, $78 for 1.7 oz, Bloomingdale’s.
Tom Ford Sole Di Positano eau de cologne, $225 for 1.7 oz, Tom Ford.
Valentino Uomo Intense eau de parfum, $102 for 3.4 oz, Nordstrom.
Cartier L’Envol de Cartier eau de parfum, $132 for 3.3 oz, Cartier.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lucinda Chambers says Goodbye to Vogue

Fashion Director Lucinda announced last month that she is leaving British Vogue after 25 years. I had the privilege of being her intern when I started my career 16 years ago. British Vogue won't be the same without her; she is a true visionary. She often worked with young designers, photographers, and models — as well as the big names like Mario Testino and Kate Moss. Fashion Junkie looks back at some of the beautiful and unique shoots she's styled over the years.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

BEAUTY CONFESSIONS: Barry Beck co-founder of Bluemercury

Barry Beck beauty confessions on Addictions of a fashion junkie
If you feel shopping for beauty products at a department store too pressurized and impersonal, then you need to check out Bluemercury. Started in 1999 by husband and wife entrepreneurs Barry and Marla Beck. Their concept was to create a neighborhood beauty and spa boutique that offered varied or exclusive products in a more relaxed setting. With over 130 stores nationwide the luxury retailer has been wildly successful, they’ve just opened their 7th Chicago store and plan to open seven more throughout the city. I spoke to Barry to find out his beauty confessions.
Barry Beck of Bluemercury's favorite beauty product, Molton Brown

WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY ADDICTION? I love Molton Brown; I use their body wash every single day, it's my favorite product, it’s like a treatment in the morning, and it makes me feel better. People always think that I use ‘Black Peppercorn’ because it’s more masculine, but the truth is I use ‘Pink Pepperpod’.
WHAT’S YOUR FAV THING ABOUT LIVING IN DC?
It is a gateway city. When you look at America you got these gateway cities; you got NY, DC, Chicago and LA. So it’s an incredible gateway city, it’s still manageable, and you're able to get around. And it still has that wonderful suburban feel to it even though it’s growing so fast. It’s an incredible city, and I love it. And I love Georgetown, where we are based, it’s so vibrant and exciting with incredible shops and restaurants, and I love being there.

WHICH CITY SPENDS THE MOST ON BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
Definitely, New York City but Number 2 is Chicago and number 3 is LA. Chicago is in front of LA!

LAST FILM YOU WATCHED?
Miss Sloane, with Jessica Chastain, great movie and you know what I loved about it the most? Her outfits. Every woman should go out right now and watch that movie just to see what she wore. The outfits were so chic, so stylish so wonderful. It might be hard to pull some of them off like the patent leather, but she was so elegant, so timeless.
Miss Sloane favorite film of Barry Beck
WHO WAS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH GROWING UP?
Heather Locklear … and my guy crush is Leonardo DiCaprio, I love him. He’s my favorite actor in the world; he’s such a movie star. I was in a room with him once, in California we were at a party together. And he walked into the room, and you can just tell he was a true Hollywood star, love him…elegant, refined and he is a Bluemercury customer.

FAVORITE PRODUCT IN YOUR STORE?
My favorite number one product is the Power Glow Peel. I love it, especially for guys... it’s one minute, change your life, make you look better, swipe to the right, and it’s no fuss!

WHAT’S YOUR CHOICE OF DRINK?
Macallan 18, I’m a scotch guy.

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Snowball about Warren Buffett, you know why? It teaches me lessons on business and life.

Bluemercury North River Chicago store opening
Bluemercury's new North River store, 356 North Clarke Street, is now open.