The Poetry of Balance

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The Poetry of Balance

The Poetry Of Balance

A Retrospective of Life, Love, and What We Wear

Shot on location
 The Writer's Theatre
Glencoe, Illinois

Featuring Super Models
Valerie Foradas, Kenilworth
Ashley Dempsey, Chicago

Photography by Robin Lehrfeld-Subar
Hair and Makeup by Constantine James

With Fall Collections so fantastic this year, skändal selected a theme of opposites: 

"A Poetry of Balance"

 Lights & darks, blonde & brunette,
tall & petite, dresses & pants.

Focusing on modern women
in their best stages of life.

The Lollo Rosso Dresses from Henrik Vibskov, Copenhagen.

Beautiful, flowing construction in a butter soft corduroy. Terrific with heels or boots.
Available in Cloud Blue or Fig.

Try this with a pair of cowboy boots!

*Set against the backdrop of
The Writer Theatre's new production of "Into The Woods"*

Stine Goya, Copenhagen stuns us with an exclusive dress
inspired by Truman Capote's "The Ball". 
In 1966, after the hugely successful launch of "In Cold Blood", 
 Truman Capote held a magnificent party at The Plaza Hotel
which he called his
"little masked ball for Kay Graham and all of my friends."

578 of his friends showed up. 

This hand silk-screened design is available
in the dress shown above,
and a beautiful blouse lined with pink silk shown below. 

Dress modeled by Valerie Foradas and blouse by Ashley Dempsey. 
We love a great pleat! 

Reminiscent of Fortuny pleated designs of the early 1900's, this collection offers a very flattering fit for all figures. Perfect for weddings, special occasions, or a great date!
 Directly from O'Porto, Portugal. 

Choose either a dolman sleeved dress
or a matching top and trouser.
Both are available in opposite combinations of either
Aura Blue or a colorful Hanabi Print

(note: at the moment this image is too big to put into our webshop, please call the shop for further information 847-386-7900)
When it comes to Henrik Vibskov of Copenhagen,
there's a wonderful vibe where he encourages us to be
unique and bold, with androgynous choices.
Men in dramatic sweeping coats, and women in men's shirts, trousers and more.
Here is our own Constantine James wearing
a sweeping overcoat in Loden Green. 

call the shop for details 847-386-7900
About Our Team:

Valerie Foradas, Kenilworth.  Valerie loves giving a good party to benefit great causes and is a passionate advocate for creating and sustaining native environments both in Illinois and Georgia. Her taste in style is always unique and unabashedly bold.  "I modeled as a child and my mother was a model too. Skändal, in Winnetka, always has something special for me."

Ashley Dempsey, Chicago. Ashley is an accomplished healthcare consultant, wife, and mother who resides in Chicago. She doesn’t believe her career defines her, but rather empowers her to do the things she loves in life. At work and in society she believes women need to empower each other and help motivate each other to break glass ceilings.  As far as fashion, Ashley enjoys a style that’s a little bit different from the average person, think edgy pieces you can’t get at a typical chain store.

Katie Cory, Owner, skändal 

Robin Lehrfeld-Subar, Photography

Constantine James, Hair and Makeup

Upcoming Events:

Art Attack
Friday, October 4th
10am - 8pm

Skändal's featured artist this year is Ann McNerney. A free spirited artist with a serious paint brush!  Stop by to visit her work and enjoy a Ginger Schnapps Cocktail.


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