So, I arrived at 7:14 pm (Friday, March 28th) to Sir & Madame’s Hyde Park location at 1504 E. 53rd Street greeted by the ever-so-dapper and luxury bow tie designer, Eric of The Art of EMJ as the ill tunes of DJ Jay Illa serenaded the crowd.
Immediately, I spotted the Madame of Sir & Madame, Autumn Merritt multi-tasking in style behind the cash wrap, showing love to the guests and maintaining her ‘wild things’ as she so affectionately refers to their children, Milo and Ari. While across the room was the Sir of SMC, Brian Merritt styling in Sir & Madame (as per usual) chatting it up with fellow fly dudes and loved ones making sure everyone receives that exceptional SMC hospitality.
Peppered through the crowd was the GOH (Guest of honor), Ouigi Theodore aka ‘The Bearded Man’ of The Brooklyn Circus networking and taking snapshots with BKC supporters. What a cool and humble dude and thanks for the selfie, Ouigi!
Speaking of the GOH, Ouigi has collaborated with the classic sneaker brand, PF Flyers presents Authentic American Style by Ouigi Theodore who collaborated with PF Flyers on a vintage-inspired sneaker while offering customers a DIY option created by Mr. BKC. Not to mention, the PF Flyers + Sir & Madame display tables were dope giving the décor that All-American flavor with a BKNY and Chicago twist. Sweet.
As the evening progressed so did the style, droves of style mavens and mavericks filled the room. From bloggers to designers and photographers to style plates, RowASeat1 was definitely in attendance to capture all this Chitown flyness.
There was Donte of The Fashion Firm, Maya-Camille Broussard of The MCB Project, Drew of Enstru-mental, Tyjuan aka RegularOlTy, Sheila Rashid, Steven Powell of Ralph Lauren, Peter G. of Reformed School, Prince Agyemang Photography, Style Soulmates: Daja W. (@DajaRaeStyles) and Kevin J. (@badbutnotevil); all photography provided by @trashhand; all video provided by @square56pro and the style list goes on and on.
This event is just what Chicago’s fashion community needed and what better store to pop up in, but Sir & Madame? Thank you to good people at PF Flyers, The Brooklyn Circus NYC, The Bearded Man and Heineken for stopping by The Windy City and we hope to see you soon!