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Miami Heat
Sun-drenched Vizcaya gardens add sizzle to spring fashions

March 2014

Photography: Artist Group Photography
Styling: Laurel Z
Hair and Makeup: Sharon Giersch
Models: Adam Dormi and Marisol Medranda, Next Models
Shot on location at Vizcaya Gardens, Miami

Bustier top: Acne Studios; skirt: Lela Rose; sunglasses, Miu Miu; scarf, Matthew Williamson; earrings, Anthropologie

On Her

Dress: Nanette Lepore, Faye’s, Mequon and Brookfield; handbag: Ted Baker; sunglasses: Prada

On Him

Sweater and T-shirt: Banana Republic; jeans: Calvin Klein, Boston Store, various locations; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; shoes, Cole Haan


Hat and swimsuit top: Anthropologie; pants: Malene Birger; shoes: Prada

Shirt, jacket, pants: Banana Republic; tie: Tommy Hilfiger, Boston Store; shoes, 1901

Handbag: Ted Baker; shoes: Prada

Jumpsuit: Matthew Williamson' earrings: Anthropologie

On Him

Shirt and pants: Banana Republic; belt: Burberry; watch: Nixon; shoes: Mezlan


On Her

Top: Jason Wu; coat: Stella McCartney; skirt: Anthropologie; shoes: Alice & Olivia


Spring Wardrobes: A Color Affair

The romance of the Italian-inspired Vizcaya Gardens in Miami sets the tone for this month’s fashion story: a seductive, stolen day for two on the edge of Biscayne Bay.

She is alluring in sophisticated color; he a bit mysterious, even slightly aloof.

For her, stylist Laurel Z focused on spring 2014 trends — floral, midi-length skirts, bustier tops, pastels and a hint of nostalgic vintage. "We have had such a dreary, dull winter that I was excited to incorporate patterns that included color, spring and flowers," she says.

Faye Wetzel, founder of Faye’s, Mequon and Brookfield, says it usually doesn’t take a whole lot of convincing to get people to wear color, especially in the springtime.

Shoppers can expect to see lots of prints this season, Wetzel says. "There’s a saying in the fashion industry: ‘Prints are personal.’ People have a very visceral reaction to a print — either we like it or we don’t — not unlike reactions to artwork.

"And, many of the prints this year are actually artwork, like the digital (photography) prints," Wetzel says. "Wearing a print might take a little more forethought than throwing on yet another black-and-gray ensemble but in some ways it can be just as easy. The print usually is the centerpiece, and therefore requires less accessorizing."

His wardrobe serves as a complement to her’s, yet still tells his own story, Laurel Z says. "The simplistic masculinity of his wardrobe demonstrates the yin and the yang of his need for a partner and his desire for independence," she says.

— Janet Raasch




This story ran in the March 2014 issue of: