By J.P. Anderson Photography by Jeff Crawford| May 11, 2015 |
Style & Beauty
To make a real splash this fashion season, says chic boutique owner Ikram Goldman, accessorize with sea creatures.
Clockwise from bottom left: Seashell rings, Valentino Garavani (set of five, $745). Starfish brooch, Muveil ($270). Crab brooch, Oscar de la Renta ($250)
During the balmy days of late spring, Chicagoans’ thoughts turn to water, whether it’s taking a dip in Lake Michigan or jetting off for a holiday weekend on the shore. Even fashionistas aren’t immune to the allure of the aquatic world: For style guru Ikram Goldman, this season’s perfect complement to any outfit comes in the form of sea creatures. “In a world of prints, flowers, and geometrics,” she notes, “an element of life—real life—is fresh and exciting.” Here are three of Goldman’s favorites for the season.
“I love Valentino’s seashell midi rings because they have a couture vibe; in the end they don’t look like accessories, they blend into the clothes, and there is a beautiful hand to the way they are finished.
“Muveil’s starfish pins are so whimsical—there isn’t a sweater or a shirt or a jacket you’re not going to want to embellish with them.
“To me, Oscar de la Renta’s pavé crab brooch says, ‘Uptown girl goes fishing.’ It’s a funny theme, and I just love the idea of breathing life into a garment that way.” Available at Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000