Some of my favorite designers are not only from the runways of PARIS, MILAN and NY, but they happen to be my Chicago sisters as well!
Bell by Alicia Bell is fantastic! I’ve been working with Alicia for over six years now and I love every single piece she’s ever created. Not only are her shirts to die for, wearable and affordable but now Alicia also added a LITTLE BELL line to her collection. The line is for little girls and is so lovely makes me want to get knocked up and have a little girl prancing around in LITTLE BELL signature sleeves. (www.aliciabell.com)
Lara Miller, my eco friendly designer and friend whose collection we shot a few months back has created a new one of a kind print for her fall 2009 collection. I love Lara’s pieces, I have so many and no matter how many times I wear them they always look like a brand new piece. Lara’s collection is known for it’s “wear it your way” approach. Literally, you can wear each piece from three to six different ways at least by flipping and tying the garment differently around your body. (www.laramiller.net)
REDDOLL by Tatyana Merenyuk is a couture like collection that is only made per clients request. I met Tatyana while styling an editorial for Eliza Magazine. Not only is she from Ukraine just like me…but I fell in love with her collection at her little studio apartment in Ukrainian Village. I literally was playing with dresses like a kid in a candy shop. Tatyana makes everything to fit the client, give her a call and she makes it happen. Incredible! I hope to be wearing one of her dresses really soon. (www.reddollbytm.com)