SUMMER IS HERE, IN FULL BLOOM. We are in the moment of summer bliss. A moment of warmth, color, flowers and the conundrum of what to do to have a fantastic summer. TWOmuchSTYLE have done the legwork for you and brings you the events and moments that matters in order to have the absolute best summer filled with experiences and memories to last all winter long until , of course, NEXT SUMMER. These are the events and moments that matters. Val is the essence of summer in Dolce and Gabbana printed full skirted dress at Neiman Marcus Michigan Ave. Balenciaga striped carry all at Blake, Chicago This portfolio photographed by T Harrison Hillman Model- Val at Factor Chosen management Makeup artist- Andrea Samuels at Factor Chosen Fashion Editor- Patric Chauvez Very special thanks to Blake, Chicago and Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue.
CHICAGO ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S Michigan Ave 312-443-3600 arctic.edu GAUGUIN ARTIST AS ALCHEMIST Thru September 10th
MCA 220 E Chicago ave 312-280-2660 TAKASHI MURAKAMI THE OCTOPUS EATS’S ITS OWN LEG Thru September 14th Known for his collaboration with luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton, Takashi Murakami has blurred the boundaries between high and low culture.
JAZZ FESTIVAL September 1-3 Grant Park
RAVINIA MUSIC FESTIVAL September 1-17 Ravinia
NEW YORK METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART REI KAWAKUBO COMME DES GARCONS THE ART OF THE IN BETWEEN metmuseum.org The costume institute’s spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. Known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste and fashionability. Now thru September 4th
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ORIENTALIST PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH JAY LANE metmuseum.org Orientalist art is my absolute favorite genre of art. This exhibit features amazingly done paintings of Africans and North Africans fashionably outfitted for the artist, which includes Horace Vernet (1789-1863) and Jean Louis Gerome 1824-1904.Both shared a deeply ingrained fascination for the cultures that thrived beyond the mediterranean, from Marocco in the west to Egypt and Turkey in the east.
DETROIT MICHIGAN DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ART 5200 Woodward ave. 313-833-7900 dia.org “ART OF REBELLION:BLACK ART OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT” This exhibition presents 25 paintings, sculptures and photographs by African American artist collectives of the 1960’s and 70’s that were intent on stressing black identity and civil rights. Thru October 22nd