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Evanston boutique Chalk has added Twilley Atelier to its roster of high-end labels. With designer Stacey Twilley at its helm, the brand specializes in dresses and toppers that put a California-inspired spin on traditional elegance (check out more of the looks, below.)
Twilley is also the co-founder of CS magazine parent company Modern Luxury, and has said that working in the publishing world and traveling between 13 different markets gave her a keen sense of what women want—not unlike the owners of Chalk. The current publisher of CS connected boutique owners Carrie Kane and Sharon Watrous with Twilley, and the connection was instant.
"Stacy is as beautiful on the inside as she appears. She is a true taste-maker," the boutique owners said over email. "Stacy has the innate ability to predict and create what women want. She first did this in the magazine industry and now she is positioned to do the same in the fashion arena. Chalk is thrilled to be partnering with such a visionary."
For fall, the women stocked up on items such as the lace Maria dress, the taffeta-trimmed Bella dress, the contrast-cuff Becca dress, the Tuxedo dress, the tiered organza Kusnir dress, the print Alta dress, the silk jacquard Tessa dress, and the satin ruffle Roma topper. Check out the goods in person—and meet Stacy herself—with a trunk show at the store on October 15.
· Chalk Boutique [Official Site]
· Twilley Atelier [Official Site]
· All Chalk Boutique posts [Racked Chicago]