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All photos by Adam Ryan Morris. Styled by Lizzy Lovas. Hair styling for Fanny, Katelyn, Kimbrilee and Lauren: by Jackie Mickelsen (Stone Fox Salon); makeup by Yuliya Litvina (yuliyaml.com). These local fashion bloggers have helped dispel the myth that Milwaukee is saturated with sartorial slobs. So we styled them in fall’s hottest trends and photographed […]

All photos by Adam Ryan Morris. Styled by Lizzy Lovas.

Hair styling for Fanny, Katelyn, Kimbrilee and Lauren: by Jackie Mickelsen (Stone Fox Salon); makeup by Yuliya Litvina (yuliyaml.com).

These local fashion bloggers have helped dispel the myth that Milwaukee is saturated with sartorial slobs. So we styled them in fall’s hottest trends and photographed them on a handful of Downtown streets. They’ve now given us five more reasons to love the city.

 

Fanny

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Fanny Müller. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

Name: Fanny Müller
Day job: Student
Style inspiration: The weather, the people around me, everyday life.
Her style in three words: Evolving, fun, expressive.
Favorite styling tip: Get your clothes tailored; it makes such a big difference!
One accessory she doesn’t leave home without: My “it” bag.
Favorite places to shop: Vintage shops, Cocoon Room, Luxx Boutique.
Describe Milwaukee’s style: Relaxed, cool and casual.
Fashion icon: My mom. She has a big influence on my style and my abiding love for fashion.

On Fanny:

Crystal and gold necklace, $119 at Refined Boutique. Leather striped pants by Vince, $225 at Faye’s. Double-layer tank top by Helmut Lang, $255 at Gigi of Mequon. Wool coat by Chanel, $954.50 at E-Collectique Runway Boutique. Sarina pumps by Ralph Lauren, $99 at Macy’s.

 

Katelyn

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Katelyn Kosinski. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

Name: Katelyn Kosinski
Day job: Part-time nanny and owner of Woodbury Lane (woodburylaneshop.com)
Style inspiration: Pinterest.
Her style in three words: Classic, minimalist, chic.
Favorite styling tip: Always wear a mix of classic and trendy pieces.
One accessory she doesn’t leave home without: I feel naked without rings.
Favorite places to shop: Gap and other online shops.
Describe Milwaukee’s style: Young and fresh.
Fashion icon: Kate Middleton.

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On Katelyn:

Long necklace, $75 at Refined Boutique. Felt hat in gray, $50 at Refined Boutique. Purple sweater dress by Missoni, $895 at Faye’s.

 

Kimbrilee

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Kimbrilee Klaphake. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

Name: Kimbrilee Klaphake
Day job: Training and development at Kohl’s
Style inspiration: Amy Scheepers, Leandra Medine (the woman behind wildly successful fashion blog manrepeller.com), browsing Instagram and other Midwest bloggers.
Her style in three words: Modern, minimalist, edgy.
Favorite styling tip: Wear red lipstick.
One accessory she doesn’t leave home without: A watch.
Favorite places to shop: Madewell, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Zara and J. Crew.
Describe Milwaukee’s style: Laid-back.
Fashion icon: Leandra Medine. She pushes the fashion envelope and makes ugly cool.

On Kimbrilee:

Plaid blouse by Equipment, $269 at Faye’s. Blogger skirt by Sanctuary, $109 at Faye’s. Gold chain belt by Chanel, $454.95 at E-Collectique Runway Boutique. Swift pumps by Steve Madden, $99 at Macy’s.

Livia

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Livia Boerger. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

Name: Livia Boerger
Day job: Student
Style inspiration: Streets around the world.
Her style in three words: Nautical, casual, chic.
Favorite styling tip: Accessorize.
One accessory she doesn’t leave home without: Earrings.
Favorite places to shop: Shopbop, Zara, J. Crew, Banana Republic.
Describe Milwaukee’s style: Practical, but almost always pulled together.
Fashion icons: I love Emma Watson and Jessica Alba’s style, and that of random women on the street.

On Livia:

Sweater dress by Chanel, $1,295.50 at E-Collectique Runway Boutique. Geena boots by Vince Camuto, $149 at Macy’s. Earrings in gray pearl by Lele Sadoughi, $189 at Faye’s.

Lauren

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Lauren Felix. Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.

Name: Lauren Felix
Day job: Social media consultant
Style inspiration: Traveling; I love to see different street styles.
Her style in three words: Feminine, colorful,
preppy.
Favorite styling tip: Wear a pair of heels with a wedge or platform heel for a day-to-night, pain-free look.
One accessory she doesn’t leave home without: 
A signature “arm party” full of bracelets.
Favorite places to shop: Anthropologie, J. Crew and antique stores.
Describe Milwaukee’s style: Casual chic – always put together in an effortlessly stylish way.
Fashion icon: Olivia Palermo.

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On Lauren:

Daydream pumps by Guess, $30.99 at Macy’s. Button-down shirt by Equipment, $269 at Faye’s. Black sweater skirt by Missoni, $335 at Faye’s. Vest in black by Sanctuary, $108 at Refined Boutique.

This story appears in the October, 2014, issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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