Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mark Shale Is High Fashion In Demure Shades

Leather jacket by Sylvie Schimmel
Striped cross-over top by DVF 
Cropped front flap pants by Vince

Open Weave Mixed Crochet Sleeveless Top and Shawl by Inhabit
Military roll up pants by Go Silk
Necklace by Chan Luu

Multi-color knit poncho by LunAlba 
Cotton twill fitted ankle pants by Trina Turk
Snake-skin leather purse by R&Y Augousti

Dear Fashionistas,
I had the privilege to visit Mark Shale at the Shops of 900 North Michigan Avenue yesterday to do a little show and tell.  In case you didn't know, Mark Shale is a well-known high fashion retailer established in the Chicago area in 1929.   The Baskin family had the notion to bring together the finest men's and women's clothing from around the world.  So they did, with style and finesse.  However, the clothing lines aren't the only draw to Mark Shale. The customer service is as well-known as the brands they bring in. 
Julie Blake my wardrobe consultant yesterday was A-MA-ZING!  She was the genius behind the stylish ensembles you see above.  I had discussed my style with her before I came in the store.  Casual but edgy.   She nailed the sizes and the bits of funk added to each piece.
A special thanks to the store Manager Sarah Brandes for being so accommodating and of course being the photographer.  

With Maria Pinto as the new Creative Director,  we can be sure to see more amazing clothing lines including brand exclusives and hopefully a few Chicago's designers in the near future. 

Ta Ta,

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