Sir and Madame Archives - Chitown Fashionista

Tag archive for "Sir and Madame"

01 May 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

The MCB Shop Turban Trunk Show


21 April 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

Hey Spring, Is That You?


If you live in or around Chicago, you know that winter and spring have been playing an intense game of tug of war for the past few weeks. To say that we’ve all been waiting with bated breath to break out our warm weather gear (for longer than a day or two) is an understatement.

At the very first sign of 60-degree weather, I was determined to let my feet feel the sun – because I’m sure they forgot what it feels like, having been cooped up in tights and boots for almost six months.


Continue Reading

Accessories, Closet Conversations, Clothing, Fashion, Handbags, Local Gems, Real People + Fashion, Shoes, Vintage

01 August 2013 / By Nikia Jefferson

Closet Conversations with Brian and Autumn Merritt (aka Sir and Madame)


Today, I am excited to announce the release of Closet Conversations with Brian and Autumn Merritt. You may know them as the husband and wife team behind Sir and Madame. Now, you will get a glimpse inside the wardrobe of one of Chicago’s flyest couples, which includes everything from amazing thrift finds and vintage Gucci to Chanel boots, Comme des Garçons and of course, some of the most popular Sir and Madame merchandise to ever hit the market.

We’re not reinventing any wheel…just throwing some nice rims on it.


This is the first Closet Conversations episode featuring a duo and it’s a fashionable tag team of sorts. Brian and Autumn reveal the intriguing stories behind their most coveted wardrobe items and what makes Sir and Madame the force it is today.

The end result? You will walk away with a newfound affinity for them, both as a couple and as a brand. Oh, and you’ll want to raid their closets. I certainly did.

|YouTube version here|


The soundtrack was provided by Extra Medium, one of the dopest production duos in music right now. Special thanks to my music editor, DJ HasH, for making that happen. And as always, shout out to Media Elixir for the visuals.

Click here to view more episodes.

DISCLAIMER:You may not copy, distribute, change, or transmit any text, images, audio, or video for public or commercial purposes without the express permission of ChiTown Fashionista.

Closet Conversations, Fashion, Handbags, Jewelry, Shoes

25 July 2013 / By Nikia Jefferson

Closet Conversations with Brian and Autumn Merritt – TEASER VIDEO


Closet Conversations is back and in full effect!

This time around, we are featuring a duo. And yes, they are dynamic. As the masterminds behind the Sir and Madame brand (and co-owners of the store bearing the same name), Brian and Autumn Merritt don’t simply enjoy fashion. They live it.


|YouTube version here|


Want to find out which one of them is obsessed with Japanese street style? Or which one prefers high-end brands over vintage (this may surprise you)? What about the story behind why Autumn continues to rock Chuck Taylors covered in black paint? Or why we think Brian could teach the fellas a thing or two about gift-giving?

All will be revealed when we release the full length episode on August 1, 2013.

Get. Ready.


To lose yourself in past episodes, click here.


DISCLAIMER:You may not copy, distribute, change, or transmit any text, images, audio, or video for public or commercial purposes without the express permission of ChiTown Fashionista.

Accessories, Shopping

20 December 2012 / By Gabriel Charles Tyler

6 Last Minute Gift Ideas for The Dapper Gent


Raise your hand if you’re a procrastinator? *raises both hands*

You are not alone. The Holidays are here, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve yet to buy gifts for everyone on your list. Don’t worry, it’s not too late.

Sometimes it can be just as difficult shopping for the men in your life as it is shopping for women. Men are often a little bit more reserved about what they would like as gifts, making it hard to determine whether your purchase is a keeper or a stocking fail. Whether he’s hard to buy for or not big on gifts, one of these six finds under $50 will be the perfect stocking stuffer for the man or men in your life. They are all available in local stores. So, there’s no need to pay insane shipping costs for speedy delivery.

Continue Reading

Events, Fashion Events

28 March 2012 / By Gabriel Charles Tyler

Four Star Style: Chicago’s Urban Fashion Showcase

A few days ago, Crown Royal presented Four Star Style, a fashion event showcasing the stars of Chicago’s urban fashion life. Held at Gallery 1028, four fashion brands, including Iridium, Leaders 1354, Sir & Madame, and Modahnik, displayed their latest collections on the runway while DJ iLLA and DJ Legacy manned the 1’s and 2’s.

Before the runway show commenced, attendees got a chance to chomp down on bags of freshly made truffle oil popcorn (which I must admit tasted like heaven) and partake in the Crown Royal life by drinking some of the liquor brand’s many mixtures. Can you say Crown Royal on ice?

Iridium had a lot of anime and cartoon prints in their collection for both ladies and gentlemen. Camouflage and other prints must really be in this season because I saw them in every single collection. If you’re a girl with a passion for comic books and super heroes, Iridium’s latest line is perfect for you. It’s definitely a look I haven’t seen before, but it can be interesting when styled correctly.

Leaders 1354 stuck to what they know best: men’s wear. The brand has been in business for 9 years, and if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. One thing I loved about Leaders’ latest line were the political statements featured on the knit tops, such as a photo of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute. If you’re looking to make a statement with your apparel, Leaders 1354 may be the look for you. Check out their latest Spring II collection online here.

Sir & Madame presented a more urban hipster take on street style. Their pieces for men and women featured prints, which as I said before seemed to be the theme of the night. A peacock skirt from Sir & Madame hit the runway paired with a sheer orange blouse and cheetah print wedge heels; it’s sure to be a winner among the ladies. For men, the brand offered bags and really hipster shirts. There was a camouflage shirt that I particularly loved because it was two-toned and featured elbow patches. Every man should have a least one shirt, sweater or sport coat with elbow patches.

Honestly, I’ve never heard of Modahnik and I’m disappointed that it’s taken me so long to come across the line. I love tribal prints, and Modahnik presented a take on tribal prints that was more chic than overbearing. Sometimes when an entire look is based on prints, it can be overkill, but there wasn’t one look that I didn’t love.

Overall, the event was a celebration of urban style, which we don’t see often enough in the fashion industry. The featured trend was prints for men and women, including tribal, floral, animal and camouflage.

Can you get with all the prints this season?

Photo Credit: Crown Life Chicago

  • twitter
  • facebook
  • pinterest
  • youtube
  • feedburner

As Seen In

Refinery Rue View More Press >>
    Click HERE to view more.

@chitown_fashion Instagrams


© 2018 Chitown Fashionista. Powered by WordPress.

Designed by Kriss of