iamthenublack: Autumn Merritt of Solemates Chicago

autmn_tnbintroduce yourself

I am Autumn Merritt: a boutique owner: one half of Solemates, aspiring fashion designer: the Madame of Sir & Madame, a stylist, a teacher, a wife and mother.

fav lyric from a song

I am a Sade fanatic: “Love is Stronger than Pride”

who and what inspires you?

people and technicolor films. I am an avid people watcher, its amazing what you can pull from just observing the personal style of everyday people- its always changing but there are so many constants- keeps the creative juices flowing. In regards to film, I absolutely love the styling and set design of 1950’s romantic comedies, and the use of technicolor just makes the images so much more vivid- a pleasure to watch and find inspiration for Sir & Madame.

icons past & present

I dont really focus on ‘icons’.  I simply admire people who are true to themselves and do what comes naturally. 

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Autumn Merritt

Complaining solves nothing, offer solutions to fix it.

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