Straight lines are a strong motif in Chicago. You see them in our skyscrapers, in our gridded streets. Then there are the diagonal avenues, like Ogden Ave, that seem to buck that neat, precise system. These diagonals stuck to their roots, as many followed old Native American paths, rather than conform to someone else’s system. This style celebrates that independent spirit with a slightly angled browline. The colors also subtly push back on the status quo with two matte shades – auburn and black, the interesting intersection of smoke and venom, and a colorway best described as x-ray.
A square face has defined angles and balanced lines along the forehead, chin and cheeks. An oval or round frame will complement these strong features and soften them.
The width and height of a round face will be roughly similar. In order to elongate and play down the fullness of the cheeks, select a frame with strong angles and straight lines.
An oval face is defined by higher cheekbones and a chin that is narrower than the forehead. Frames that sweep upward complement the cheekbones and slim down the jawline.
A heart-shaped face has a long, pointed jawline, with the chin being the smallest feature. Over-sized frames complement this shape and balance out the forehead and narrow chin.