Thursday, October 29, 2009

Introducing Clifton Charles....

It was so so nice to see men taking a serious interest in their attire last night. And it didn't involve sneakers!
I attended a measuring party for the new super awesome custom shirt brand Clifton Charles. Giving Thomas Pink a run for their money, I watched as owners Cliff and Wayne were hands on, fitting your typical 9 to 5 guy for shirts impressive enough to seal any deal. $99 x 10-day turn-around time = the future of the dress shirt a mon avis. Check them out.....

Clifton Charles

Clifton Charles

Clifton Charles

Clifton Charles

Clifton Charles

Clifton Charles

Clifton Charles

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hello Lover....

Ladies, your seasonal "freakum" dress is here. The lace applique down the back is what did it for us.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Christopher Lee Sauvé T-Shirt Collection Featuring Rebecca Cherry

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HOODIE. Always the street chic essential.....

How and what to wear with? Everything.
The She-Bible Organic Cotton Hoodie from San Francisco based duo Deirdre Nagayama and Stacy Rodgers. Easy, comfy and guilt-free.





Thursday, October 15, 2009


During the early 1980s, Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs began a shift toward a phase of refinement of subjects with an emphasis on classical formal beauty. He concentrated on orchids, tulips, lilies, statuesque nudes formal
portraits and his controversial self-portraits. All porcelain plates have Mapplethorpe's signature on the bottom.

Robert Mapplethorpe

mapplethorpe porcelain plates

Keith Haring was preeminent among the young artists whose work responded
to the New York street culture of the 1980’s. He set out to reach
the widest possible audience with his early drawings in the subways and
quickly gained recognition in the art world. His iconic illustrations have graced advertisements, clothing such as a collaboration with Adidas and now housewares and confectionery. Shrink Boutique will carry two signed Keith Haring perfumed candles designed by Ligne Blanche Paris with the approval of the Keith HARING Foundation.

Keith Haring



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Attention Collector. Keith Haring Perfumed Candle.

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Attention Collectors.

Our Mapplethorpe Porcelain Plate Collection is in and awesome.
Gift box with 2 numbered plates with Mapplethorpe's signature, with arum lily and tulip photographs.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chitown Fashionista is giving away some Shrink Boutique

In honor of their anniversary, Chitownfashionista is giving away a piece from us from Anna Fong. Click thru to see what.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just in from Paris. Nouvelles Arrivées!

Can you guess the 2 artists whose work graces these products? hmmmmmm
Hint: Both were based in New York.

Praise vs Criticism? I choose Praise!

Congratulations to a shocked and humble President Obama who won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Instead of gloating(of course he wouldn't), he graciously accepted the award as a call to action for all of us to contribute to global peace. Now let the hate begin. Seems like most of the congratulations comes from abroad but at home many criticize his win. What do you think?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A full life but we'll miss you Irving Penn

Irving Penn, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Good Times as usual

Took a few pics for Fall/Winter in our space. Always fun when there's new stuff.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Podcast up :).NDH Broadcast 9.26.09 [Networking + Your Image]

NDH Broadcast 9.26.09 [Networking + Your Image]

This show made me chuckle.

September 28, 2009 | Category: Life in Chicago, Music, Radio Show, Self-Help Strategies

CHICAGO 9/26/2009 – Quintin and Neha continue dishing out helpful advice this third season on Nobody Dances Here. The two co-hosts discussed the dos and don’ts of networking for young professionals in the city of Chicago.

The pair was joined by two guests who shared their own personal perspectives and experiences with networking. Their guest DJ from the Movement Society who spun in the background was the revolutionary DJ 5/16. He gave his take on Chicago nightlife and his plans for it as well as networking. Also returning to the show was fashion correspondent and Shrink Boutique owner Nicole Briggs.

Listen to the show for useful advice on how to network and the hot spots in Chicago!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bloggers take over front row hmmmmmm

Buyers took a backseat to bloggers this year during Paris fashion week 2010. Popular bloggers such as Tommy Ton of Jak and Jil, Bryanboy,and Garance Dore were given the coveted front row along with Queen Anna at Dolce and Gabbana and were even supplied with tables for there laptops(cause we can't wait for anything!).
I'm on the fence on whether it is appropriate to give bloggers priority over buyers and long time fashion journalists but maybe they deserve it. What do you say?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Arrivals. Yes Please.

House of Spy Soiree dress. Um so this is like the best fabric ever dude. Lurex and lushish. Wear strapless or with the removable strap.


Show your Hollyweird side like Keri Hilson by rocking these outrageous King Tut earrings by Melody Ehsani.

The infamous burial mask is the iconic subject of these massive drop earrings.
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