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Desperate housewives

March 2012

BB Dakota jacquard party dress and earrings, Five Hearts, Milwaukee

Jessica Simpson platform peep-toe pumps with sequin bow detail, Boston Store

Pearl necklace with drop stone and pearl ring, Faye’s, Brookfield and Mequon

Clutch, The Last Detail, Mequon

Is there any such thing as the "perfect" spouse? In the 1972 novel "The Stepford Wives" author Ira Levin created a world in which husbands turned robots into their dream housewives. But what happens when those robots start throwing sparks? Here, we envision a world where the wives maintain their outer perfection — showing off spring 2012’s top trends — while they slowly begin to blow their fuses. The result? A comical look at the often disguised inner unraveling of perfection.














Plenty by Tracy Reese wide-leg floral print pant and necklace, Faye’s

Vince Camuto color-block blouse and Jessica Simpson hot pink pumps, Boston Store

Embellished dishwashing gloves, Accentrics, Mequon


Polka dot wrap dress, Five Hearts

Necklace, Faye’s

Earrings, I See London, Fox Point

Via Spiga red ankle-strap sandals, Boston Store


Dressed blue dress, I See London

Red floral print apron, Target

Earrings, Faye’s

Pearl necklace, Lela, Third Ward


Anne Klein pink and white safari print dress, Boston Store

Aryn K. peach blazer and turquoise ring, Five Hearts

Vintage gloves, Lela

Belt, The Last Detail

Necklace, Faye’s

Bracelet, Goody Two Shooz, Mequon


Thomas Dean men’s shirt, Spoke, Mequon

Cosabella bras and Hanky Panky panties, Allure Intimate Apparel, Brookfield and Mequon

Lucky Brand shoes, Boston Store


Fashion Editor and Stylist: Jordan Dechambre

Photographer: Dan Bishop

Hair, makeup and nails: Janelle Schmalz, Laura Cizel and Amie Piotrowski (hair); Angel Lona (makeup); and Christina Gifford (nails), for VICI Capilli Salons & Spa, Milwaukee and Brookfield

Models: Hanna and Ruthy

Wallpaper: Wolf-Gordon



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