Wild Flower

La Gazette du Bon Ton was a French fashion magazine that introduced its first issue in 1912 with these words: “The clothing of a woman is a pleasure for the eye that cannot be judged inferior to the other arts.” Agreed. And that’s precisely why these spring fashions marry so well with this slightly psychedelic print by Reginald Baylor, one of Milwaukee’s great contemporary artists. His floral design (with Rubik’s Cubes, jagged branches, basketballs and watermelons) is the perfect backdrop for a little edge that goes a long way – the powder-white wrap dress takes on a whole new attitude…

La Gazette du Bon Ton was a French fashion magazine that introduced its first issue in 1912 with these words: “The clothing of a woman is a pleasure for the eye that cannot be judged inferior to the other arts.” Agreed. And that’s precisely why these spring fashions marry so well with this slightly psychedelic print by Reginald Baylor, one of Milwaukee’s great contemporary artists. His floral design (with Rubik’s Cubes, jagged branches, basketballs and watermelons) is the perfect backdrop for a little edge that goes a long way – the powder-white wrap dress takes on a whole new attitude with just a few statement accessories that redefine sharp dressing. Oui oui.




These additional looks have a feminine edge perfect for spring.

Elyse dress in white by Rachel Zoe, $329 at Faye’s. Louise clutch purse in black by Vince Camuto, $148 at Boston Store. Glitz spike earrings, $22 at shoplizzibeth.com. Fly Away ring, $16 at shoplizzibeth.com. 

THIRD TREE AND ITS SECOND FRUIT
A version of this print will be available in May 2013 through Plaid Tuba at Reginald Baylor Studio. Call 414-220-9223 for pricing.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.