For Exclusive Runway Event Featuring Designer Inbal Dror
With ticket proceeds donated to the Illinois Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding
The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, a Molise PR client, the upscale wedding and events venue, is partnering with Dimitra’s Bridal Couture and Modern Luxury Brides for an exclusive event featuring designer Inbal Dror on Sunday, April 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Dimitra’s Bridal Couture, 1009 North Rush Street.
The runway event and will feature the Fall 2016 bridal and evening gowns designed by Inbal Dror, with the U.S. debut of the Spring 2017 collection one week before it is unveiled at New York Fashion Week.
Brides will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with designer Inbal Dror at the cocktail reception before and after the runway event. Brides will also get the chance to schedule a trunk show appointment on Saturday, April 9 or Monday, April 11, with an opportunity to shop the latest 2017 collection and work one on one with the designer.
During the cocktail reception, brides will savor in delicious hors d’oevures and cocktails from The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, tasty sweets by Elysia Root Cakes, with coordination by Michelle Durpetti Events and event design by Derrick Taylor of Taylor & Co.
Makeup artistry for the event courtesy of Traci Fine from Fine Makeup Art & Assoc., hair styling from Eric Graham of Erin Graham Hair, wardrobe styling from The Wedding Dresser’s Caroline Shaw, and featuring groom’s attire from J. Hilburn.
Brides will also have the opportunity to meet renowned photographer Syed Yaqeen and founder of Chicago’s leading video production company Mirar Productions’ Philipe Carvalho.
As the event concludes, each bride will walk away with a luxury gift. Tickets are $50 per bride or $75 for bride and a guest. To purchase tickets, call Dimitra’s Bridal Couture at 312.787.0920 or click here.
Ticket proceeds from the event will be donated to the Illinois Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding.
Tis the Season for Dry Air and Wind-Chill Irritation.
Images Med Spa offers tips to help your skin combat the cold winter air
A Chicago PR Firm Client, Images Med Spa in Wilmette, is the premiere medical spa on the North Shore of Chicago, specializing in Botox and other beauty procedures. Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse Eva Morris visited FOX Good Day Chicago and WGN Morning News with a few ways to banish dry skin and give your winter skin care regimen a boost!
Eva discussed simple things you can do at home for your skincare resolutions for the New Year. Staying hydrated is key to a successful winter skincare routine. Here are some of the tips Eva recommends:
Evening Maintenance (Repair and Improve)
See a Professional
Click on the image below to check out Images Med Spa’s Segment on FOX Good Day Chicago
Our Chicago Public Relations firm’s fashion client Syd Jerome is dedicated, expert and, not incidentally, a hell-of-a-nice-group of guys who make shopping for menswear fun. To help you get ready for fall – and get to know the staff better – we asked them a few relevant questions. Check out their answers, then stop by the store to chat with them in person. The guys – along with Sid and Scott Shapiro, of course – are ready to serve you.
Juan answers some essential questions that you will surely relate to.
I have a fashion weakness for:
Neckwear. Ties are like friends; you can never have too many.
I will throw out my:
Super-skinny neckwear; it’s outdated.
Deep dish or thin crust?
Definitely deep dish – from Lou Malnati’s.
I really want to go to:
New York Fashion Week. It’s the highlight of every year.
Growing up, my style icons were:
The one and only Bond, James Bond.
My favorite designers right now are:
Canali, Luigi Bianchi and Eton.
What you must buy this season:
Eton dress shirts.
Contact him by email: Juan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mario chimes in with his expert advice.
I have a fashion weakness for:
I will throw out my:
Loafers and all my black shoes.
Deep dish or thin crust?
Deep dish. It’s a toss-up (pun intended) between Lou Malnati’s and Connie’s Pizza.
I really want to go to:
A real hot spot – Sicily in the summer.
Growing up, my style icons were:
Mr. Giorgio Armani.
My favorite designers right now are:
Isaia and Canali.
Beatles or Stones?
What you must buy this season:
A double-breasted suit by Isaia.
Contact him by email: Mario.email@example.com
Chicago Public Relations firm’s client, Syd Jerome, presents the Elements of Men’s Style – in which Sid Shapiro forecasts a season full of colorful new possibilities
We’ll continue to see vivid colors in everything. Syd Jerome will be featuring brighter blues, lavenders and even some greens; plaids will have some grey and brown combinations thrown into the mix as well. Bright colors also mean bolder patterns, as checks and stripes from designers Ermenegildo Zegna, Brioni and Eton maintain colorful dominance. And we’ve got some nice neckwear to go along with that. We’re slimming down ties just a bit for this season.
How about sportswear and accessories?
Bright, soft jackets by Canali and Isaia and half-lined jackets are perfect versatile pieces this spring. Sold jackets offer a lightweight style that’s appropriate for warmer days. And as for accessories, lapels will be busy with flowers and wrists adorned with men’s bracelets – and don’t forget your tie clip! After all, small details can make an outfit really come together.
What will shoes look like at Syd Jerome?
They’ll depart from the usual blacks and browns. Shoes will see a nice splash of color with off-shade colored soles – cognac is a big color this year, and contrasting shoelaces from Donald J. Pliner and John Varvatos will also be common, adding to the pool color. For a dressy occasion or a fancy dinner, double monk straps have been the recent go-to item.
What will be in fashion for “casual Friday” at the office?
The day itself is changing. In most places, casual Friday is gone and bosses expect employees to come dressed up properly with complete outfits. Everyone’s getting more sophisticated these days. “Casual” has been replaced with tasteful color – and lots of it. Even the fellow who dressed in jeans on Fridays is no longer doing that; he’s wearing colored cotton pants instead. It really shows how the increased use of color has been a trend.
Chicago Public Relations Firm’s client Syd Jerome applauds everyone who strives for their dreams and passions- especially those who do so in style. Here are a few of the men that have served as inspiration for others, along with some thoughts on Syd Jerome.
Chris Surdenik, president of Call One, says;
“If you’re a guy and you’re even just a little into clothes, you know Syd Jerome. The store has one of the best selections in the world. I’ve been shopping there for about 15 years for Italian clothes I can wear to the office. My salesman, Pat, knows exactly what I like, and he knows how to help me push the envelope a bit. The people at Syd Jerome really work hard to pick the best fabrics and styles to make their clientele look as good as possible.”
Chicago Cut Steakhouse co-owners David Flom and Matthew Moore share their insights;
“I’ve been shopping at Syd Jerome for about five years, and what I like is the service. I first heard about it from a friend, which says a lot. If a customer cherishes you and your product, that is the best advertising. I’m looking for suits that are not only durable, because I’m running around a restaurant, but are also contemporary and fashionable.
I like to appeal to our customers – movers and shakers in the business would – and people are attracted to people who address well. When you look good and are a dynamic person, people want to do business with you.
My salesman, Mario, makes sure I’m set – he makes my life easier. Sid and Scott are always there and they are experts. Some men are more in touch with style than others, and it helps to have a coach.”
“First and foremost, the most basic foundation of any business is service. We pride ourselves on offering that at Chicago Cut, and that’s what I get at Syd Jerome. They know you by names and always offer both quality service and quality products. When I walk in, I never feel uncomfortable. It’s a family operation, which is unique nowadays.
The tailoring is exquisite – they make sure they have it perfectly right. Also, the tailors work well with the sales associates, which speaks volumes about how they trust each other. That’s class.”
According to Jeffrey Cramer, the Managing Director of Kroll in Chicago,
“Syd Jerome stands apart from other retailers. You can buy a nice suit in dozens of places. But at Syd Jerome you get personal attention, professional tailoring, responsiveness, and well-made suits and shirts. Mario knows what I like but suggests pieces that I might not otherwise consider to push me out of my comfort zone a bit.
It’s easy to buy a nice suit, but it has to fit right. The tailors are first-rate and there is no hesitation to fix something if it needs alterations down the road. It’s important for me to feel comfortable and confident in my clothes and they understand that.
I travel for my work and have gotten compliments in Zurich, London, Tokyo, and elsewhere on suits I have brought at Syd Jerome.”
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Loop Capital, Jim Reynolds states:
“I bought my first suit as a professional at Syd Jerome in 1979. Back then, it was a very small shop, but I could tell Sid was a great salesman and entrepreneur. Now Syd Jerome is an institution. The service and quality have continued to both improve and evolve with the times. There’s no need to go anywhere else because here you will get quality charisma, knowledge and relevancy. I also appreciate that the store has been handed down from one generation to the next. It’s a great American success story.”
Chicago Public Relations Firm’s client Syd Jerome presents Silver Foxes of the day to encourage men to think big.
Bart Crosby of Crosby Associates asserts;
“My style is eclectic—I love Canali, Corneliani, Armani, and Belvest, and that’s what I find at Syd Jerome. The tailoring and detailing is the best I’ve ever experienced. My suits are fitted to be as comfortable as wearing jeans. Also, I love the people (Sid, Scott, Gary, Patrick) and the truly personal service I get (and, of course, the great brands they carry). They take the time to understand who I am and what I want and need. They’re patient – they make suggestions, but there’s no pushiness and no selfishness. At times they’ve saved me from myself and some of my tired fashion tendencies, but it’s always done thoughtfully and respectfully.”
“Service. Service. Service. The most important thing I value above all others is the personalized service I get at Syd Jerome. I found out early in my career that Canali suits fit me better than any other brand out there. And you can find them at a lot of high-end stores and boutiques in and around Chicago, but I purchase them from Syd Jerome because I know they’ll be incredibly well-tailored, done on time, and with a lot of thought about the final product. These guys – Sid, Scott, Patrick – have honed the art of clothing into a science. I also recently bought my teenage son a suit there, and in one day, the suit was perfectly tailored, and the shirt and tie looked awesome – as I knew they would. They’re not happy with the final product until the customer is happy. Every last detail is attended to, with a smile on their faces. They actually make shopping there fun.”
“I enjoy the selection of high quality clothes and the service at Syd Jerome. I’ve been shopping there for my suits for 20-plus years, and when my sons are old enough, I’ll take them there too. The suits at Syd Jerome fit extremely well – my favorites are Ermenegildo Zegna, Armani and Canali – and if I need tailoring, I know it will come out exactly the way I want. Also, Syd Jerome stands out for its attention to detail and the attentive people working there. My sales associate, Patrick Katen, is patient and listens. But he also helps me keep my look fresh, and because he knows what I like, his suggestions are always spot on. I know what I buy at Syd Jerome will look great and make me feel the same way.”
Melissa Forman and Jeanne Sparrow of You & Me WCIU morning segment on Chicago Public Relation firm’s client Syd Jerome reminds us that with Father’s Day coming up, we find ourselves wishing we could spend it with our father- but some people, like Syd Jerome, are lucky enough to work side by side every day! Our client shed some light on their mission as a designer menswear store and the unique perks that come with working with family.
They talk about applying our special touch to every store choice. From asking the customer what their job is in order to assist them in a personalized manner, to having tailors always on-call, Molise PR client Syd Jerome definitely knows how to keep them coming, and has brought the finest to Chicago for 30 years.
Our client joked on WCIU about working with each other, mentioning that if you work hard you can take a few days off, even though Scott insists he is still waiting for his. But the most rewarding aspect is undoubtedly the implicit trust that a father has on his son, and vice versa, as Sidney mentioned. Also, since Scott has experience in public accounting and Sidney has tenure as store owner, their team is consistently bouncing ideas off of each other, which is one of the elements that makes Syd Jerome so outstanding.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is to continue to grow and learn, something that we practice daily through each other.
Click here to watch the complete WCIU This Morning segment.
AKIRA Chicago, the Chicago Board of Trade and Coors Light invited top influencers in Chicago to attend the invitation-only event, The Architecture of Fashion, the first ever fashion-focused event of it’s kind, on Thursday, June 4 in the North Lobby of 141 W. Jackson Blvd.
This unprecedented fete used the raw space of a historic building as the backdrop for the city’s most fashion forward event of the year. Akira highlighted some exclusive pieces from Hudson Men’s Jeans and Toms Shoes. Proceeds benefited Chicago’s 1871, a local nonprofit that supports our city’s ingenuity, creativity, and entrepreneurial culture. To learn more about 1871, visit www.1871.com.
A VIP after party followed the fashion show at Japonais by Morimoto.
Syd Jerome Menswear has finally launched their spring 2015 magazine issue – loaded with the latest in men’s fashion and accessories. The magazine feature’s all of the top designers that Syd Jerome carries, as well as a few of Chicago’s big shots who can’t get enough of the quality customized suits and clothing that Syd Jerome has to offer.
The magazine definitely puts you in the vibrant spring mindset with looks from Canali, Etro, Brioni and more! There is even a Syd Jerome Guide; where you can get the scoop on ToyWatch timepieces, a fantastic local BBQ restaurant called Real Urban BBQ, a superb new golf book, an app to help you become a wine connoisseur and so much more.
Founders, Sid Shapiro and Scott Shapiro state:
“ After seven months of clouds, cold and snow, men long to put away their heavy coasts, dark-colored suits and color-coordinated sportswear. It’s time for a rebirth. It’s time to inject color back into their lives.”
Head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, also known as Coach Q, has chosen to turn to Syd Jerome for his professional wardrobe for spring. He was recently spotted wearing a custom shirt by Syd Jerome, along with a tie by Ermenegildo Zegna, which was can also be purchased at Syd Jerome! Although he looks focused on the recent Chicago Blackhawks game, we can’t help but notice how dapper and professional he looks in his attire from their collection.
Make sure to check out Syd Jerome’s spring issue here!
Sid Shapiro, founder and owner of our Chicago fashion PR firm’s client Syd Jerome Menswear, shares how any man can look great every day of the year with expert style tips. The segment features the latest menswear trends; including lapel pins, colorful socks and pants, men’s bracelets and pocket squares. He shares how men can look great throughout the whole year by demonstrating the importance of a good tailoring.
The first look, modeled by Juan, shows how you can match trends like lapel pins, bracelets, colored socks and pocket squares with wardrobe staples like your watch and tie. Juan models this color coordinated look perfectly with bright yellow accents.
Colored pants are a everywhere this year, and Sid shared his best tips to rock this trend. The secret? Bring symmetry to your look and ditch the old black or white top. Choose a shirt that is a variation of the pant color! Model Chris complements his burnt orange Ermenegildo Zegna pants with a sweater in a similar shade and a Belvest jacket with orange accents.
Next up is Angel Juarez, modeling burgundy pants by Paul & Shark. Sid paired this look with a patterned shirt incorporating the same color. To top off the look he added a fantastic Canada Goose jacket.
Syd Jerome employee Billy Cavada was electric in the following blue ensemble. The look styled Corneliani pants with a sweater and shirt to match, as well as a bright Moncler jacket.
Good tailoring is crucial, whether you’re a seasoned businessman, or just starting out and going on job interviews. Investing in a top quality suit may seem out of your price range, but according to Sid, “the cheapest way to buy, is to buy better.”
Long-time customer Mark Kadish models the benefits of quality tailoring in a custom-made gray Samuelsohn suit, Eton Shirt, and a tie by Ermenegildo Zegna.
Billy Cavada is back modeling a navy sport coat by Canali. This wardrobe staple is paired perfectly with an Eton shirt and Zanella pants.
Last but not least, returning to model a top-of-the-line look is Chris. He rocks an Isiaia suit and tie with an Eton shirt.
Sid wraps up the segment with some valuable pieces of fashion advice for men trying to up their wardrobe game. When asked how many suits a man who wears one every day should have in his closet, he firmly answers, “a minimum of six.” Getting back to the basics, Sid stresses that your wardrobe should start with staples. You should bud your wardrobe around classic black and navy suits and sport coats.
To hear more tips on how to look great all year round, watch the WGN Around Town segment here!
Molise PR Chicago Public Relations client Scott Shapiro of Syd Jerome Menswear discusses what’s trending in menswear this holiday season and gives tips on how to dress the part for all your holiday activities.
Look #1: Modeled by Dean Pelletier
This look is perfect for the man heading from the office straight to a holiday dinner or party.
Black Canali Suit
Red Cashmere Sweater by Syd Jerome
Red Tie & Pocket Square by Italo Ferreti
Look #2: Modeled by Marc Kadish
Casual holiday look for the workplace.
Earth-Tone Sport Coat by Isaia
Orange ¼ Zip Merino Wool Sweater by Robert Talbott
Pocket Square to highlight the seasonal colors
Corduroy Pants & Suede Shoes
Look #3: Modeled by Billy Cavada
The special holiday suit.
Suit & Shirt by Sand
V-Neck by Gran Sasso
Look #4: Modeled by Cody Libman
The “Statement Look”- that casual holiday/New Year’s look that’s sure to get you noticed!
Velvet Paisley Jacket by Etro
Paisley Corduroy Shirt by Robert Graham
Corduroy Pants by Agave
“Best in Class” by Esquire Magazine, Syd Jerome offers high-end designer menswear, sportswear, shoes and accessories in the Chicago Loop.
With more than 55 years in business in Chicago’s financial district, Syd Jerome is known for high-end designer menswear, while also carrying sportswear, shoes, and accessories. All alterations are done in-house. Syd Jerome celebrates the distinguished designation to ‘The A-List’ sector of the ‘Best in Class’ list by Esquire, the nationally revered men’s magazine, for its superior quality fashions and sterling customer care.
Brands include Armani, Brioni, Canali, Corneliani, Donald J Pliner, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Gimos, Hickey Freeman, Isaia Napoli, Jhane Barnes, Joseph Abboud, Oxxford, Paul & Shark, Polo, Schneiders, and Zanella.
Our Chicago PR firm’s client, Syd Jerome, gathered their friends, families and loyal customers for a night of great food, beverages and wonderful company where they unveiled the Fall/Winter 2014-15 issue of Syd Jerome Magazine at Carmichael’s Steakhouse.
Molise PR client Real Urban Barbecue provided a full spread of delicious barbecue fare including Maple Bourbon glazed Salmon, Burnt Ends, creamy Mac N’ Cheese, Creamed Spinach, Wedge Salad and endless homemade desserts. Beverages were generously supplied by Koval Distillery.
Molise PR client Syd Jerome joined the WGN Morning News team October 31, 2014 to share what’s popular this 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season, and offer some tips on how to extend the life of your Fall wardrobe by “winterizing” with layers and accessories. With more than 55 years in business in Chicago’s financial district, Syd Jerome is known for their high-end designer menswear, while also carrying sportswear, shoes, and accessories. Owner Scott Shapiro introduced some of his favorite styling tips with a little help from valued customers and employees to model the looks.
Long-time Syd Jerome customer, Mark Kadish, donned a custom-made Fall suit by Samuelsohn. He “warmed” his Fall suit by adding a Merino wool banker’s vest, wool tie and pocket square, topped with a trendy Canali overcoat and scarf.
Brian Levin wore a soft constructed Fall sport coat by Isaia with grey flannel pants, and a quarter zip sweater completed with a fabric tie and pocket square. Add longevity to your ensemble by selecting a wool or fabric tie for your Fall and Winter wardrobe. The material is thicker and adds some texture to your ensemble.
Angel Juarez was on point for the 2014-15 Fall/Winter season by wearing a functional hybrid sport coat by Circle of Gentleman with a suede elbow patch detail and a heavy cotton twill pant. Hybrid jackets are a great wardrobe staple because they can be worn as outerwear in the Fall and as a Sport Coat in the Winter under a heavier coat for warmth.
Syd Jerome customer John Bank donned a “holiday look” wearing a burgundy paisley velvet jacket from Etro. Velvet is on trend this season, and is the perfect look for the holidays. The versatility of the fabric allows you to dress your wardrobe up, or down, as it can be worn with jeans, or slacks. Red is in fashion this season, especially hues of wine-inspired colors like the burgundy color John is wearing, as well as Bordeaux and Merlot.
Syd Jerome stylist, Billy Cavada, modeled a look for the men who value comfort without compromising style. Billy wore a fitted pair of jeans by MAC Mode, layered with a fashionable V-neck, hoody, scarf and socks by Psycho Bunny topped with a Parka by Canada Goose. Parkas are essential during Chicago winters, and designer Canada Goose leads the market in this trend, adding Coyote fur to offer extra warmth in colder months.
Lights. Camera. Fashion. Sunday, October 5, 2014, was a stylish evening at Akira Chicago’s ‘The Last Dimension’ Fall Fashion Show with special guest James Maslow. Molise PR once again directed the public relations efforts for more than 100 members of the press, including camera crews and photographers, at the signature event that took place at the Grossinger City Autoplex. The night was dedicated to food, drinks and most importantly, fashion.
After guests had their share of delicious samples, they were invited to take in a breakdance performance from BRICKHEADZ, performance art by Anna Dominguez, and live painting by Andrew Leonardo and a resident artist from Zhou B. Art Center. After entertainment, guests were invited to shop Akira’s one-night-only pop-up shop with styles fresh off the runway.
Akira’s fall fashion show was presented by Chicago’s top models who strut the runway with upcoming fall trends. The trends included flannel shirts, neutral knit sweaters and elegant evening wear to conclude the show. The atmosphere during the show was energetic and exciting, and the fun didn’t stop there! After the show, there was an afterparty (at Japonais) which began at 9 PM and an after-afterparty (at the Underground) that started at 12:30 AM.
A portion of the proceeds from The Last Dimension went toward PAWS Chicago.