Portfolio Naples December 2018 - Page 90

Her first Chicago boutique was the talk of the town upon opening, its adventurous windows installed on the famous fashion block of Oak Street for two decades, garnering a loyal clientele of unique women who loved the store’s fun at- mosphere and designs for day looks, one of a kind jewelry, cruise-wear and glamorous evening wear. Siegel opened a second store in the mid-eighties in Chicago’s Gallery District, designing an elevated runway that ran along the store’s huge oversized widows and throughout the store interior and staged fashions shows and parties on gallery Friday nights, with models walking the runway’s perimeter, showing off the new season’s fashions above the champagne infused crowd, causing a sensation and quickly making her eponymous store a cult destination. Siegel’s dressing room and bath are defined by grey wood and glass frames that look like Japanese rice paper screens as closet doors, large ceramic floor tile extending up to the glassed in shower of white glass tile. Her long, contemporary mirrored vanity and double sink area lit is by a skylight and two glass pendant lights which provide 88 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE