Pattern Play

1.    Gingham shirt in red and navy by Grayers, $56 at Felix. 2.    Fancy twill check button-down by David Donahue, $135 at Harley’s. 3.    Geo print twill shirt by Grayers, $56 at Felix. 4.    Button-down in highland plaid by Huf, $40 at Moda3. 5.    Pryce button-down in red by Staple, $50 at Moda3. 6.    Nep Yarn shirt in salmon plaid by Grayers, $57 at Felix. 7.    Floral button-down in red and blue by Obey Propaganda, $65 at Moda3. 8.    Soft stripe button-down shirt in blue by General Assembly, $84 at Felix. 9.    Fancy sport shirt by Luchiano Visconti, $80.50 at…

Fashion Plus Design

Every year, Callen Construction partners with Common Ground Ministry/Elena’s House to produce a fashion show fundraiser.  Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support Elena’s House. Read more about it here. This year‘s event will be held tonight., Aug. 20, beginning at 5:30 pm.  In addition to the live band, appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction, there’s also the fashion show which will be hosted this year by Bjorn Nasett, Milwaukee’s own Fashion Farm Boy.  My favorite part about this show is that they pair home design pieces with fashion, literally having the models walk down the runway with granite samples and sinks. This year,…

Candy Crush

  1. M.A.B. mini tote bag in yellow by Rebecca Minkoff, $209 at Faye’s. 2. Handbag in lilac by Dior, $1,254.50 at E-Collectique Runway Boutique. 3. Clutch purse in green, teal and yellow by Sondra Roberts, $120 at Picardy Shoe Parlour. 4. Sandy clutch purse in pink by Ashlyn’D, $385 at Picardy Shoe Parlour. 5. Small bag with ovals in white by Franchi, $175 at Picardy Shoe Parlour. 6. Pouchette in fuchsia by Prada, $94.50 at E-Collectique Runway Boutique. 7. Handbag in hot pink by SR2, $78 at Salamander. 8. Clutch purse in fuchsia by Mellow World, $42 at Five…

A Natural Fit

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris; props courtesy of Relics Vintage Rentals Lynn Waite, pictured, opened her Shorewood shop Min’s in late 2012. It wasn’t until this spring, though, that she decided to ramp up production of her own designs. The result is an amplified version of her Evelyn M. collection that includes linen cropped jackets in Japanese patterns, simple sheath dresses, a long blue car coat, and a bevy of tops with a variety of hand-stitched embellishments. “It’s all about the fabric,” Waite says of the natural materials that are breathable and sturdy.  It gets better: The garments are sewn…

Layer It On

1. Chino pants in gray by Tommy Hilfiger, $44.75 at Macy’s. 2. Stanley wallet in red by Skulls, $32 at Moda3. 3. Original rugged boot in red brown by Timberland, $170 at Boston Store. 4. Pocket knife in classic red by Swiss Army, $17.50 at Harleys. 5. KLS 2 reader glasses in brown by 9five, $82 at Moda3. 6. Five panel tweed hat in brown by The Quiet Life, $36 at Moda3. 7. 51-30 chronograph watch by Nixon, $500 at Moda3. 8. Roller ball pen by Tateossian London, $275 at Squire. 9. IPhone case in rosewood by Recover, $38 Moda3.…

Leather Weather

1. Quasar booties by Franco Sarto, $110.99 at Goldi. 2. Casperia boots by Vaneli, $185 at Picardy Shoe Parlour. 3. Ramone booties by Rachel by Rachel Roy, $129 at Macy’s. 4. Senna boots by Diane von Furstenberg, $375 at Picardy Shoe Parlour. 5. Glenda boots by Diane von Furstenberg, $350 at Picardy Shoe Parlour. 6. Emni booties by Enzo Angiolini, $109.99 at Macy’s. 7. Basket Case booties by Madeline, $64.99 at Goldi. 8. Arley booties by Michael Kors, $225 at Macy’s. 9. Haide wedge booties by INC, $75.65 at Macy’s. This article appears in the February 2014 issue of Milwaukee…

Perfect Scents

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris; Style by Lizzy Lovas 1. Noble Carnation by Royal Apothic, $55 at Anthropologie. A sturdy floral daytime option fit for a duchess. 2. Toffee and tiger orchid make a powerful recipe for Eau de Parfum For Her by Jimmy Choo, $98 at Boston Store. 3. Calming orchids, cloves and amber abound in Lotus Santal by Thymes, $32 at Goldi. 4. Woodsy musk and blackberries dominate Premiere by Gucci, $110 at Boston Store. 5. Creme Brulee by Laura Mercier, $55 at Blush Beauty Boutique. Pure vanilla decadence that won’t make you smell like a candle. 6.…