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Scottish Fling
Fall forward with fashions to suit the season

September 2015

Photography: Artist Group Photography; 
Styling: Laurel Z; 
Hair and Makeup: Maggie Kerr and Sierra Godfrey, Wide Eyed Beauty; 
Model: Alison F., Factor Women Model Management
Bagpiper: Darrell Schroeter; Location: Riverbend (Kohler, Wis.)

Stylist Laurel Z sought inspiration from the fall 2015 runway collections for M’s annual fall fashion editorial, incorporating sought-after trends like tartan prints, textured layers, glitzy accessories, pleating variations and a newfound affinity for gloves over sleeves. Combine these coveted fashions with an authentic bagpiper and the picturesque estate setting that is Riverbend and it’s as if we’re transported straight to the Scottish countryside.

Dress, Molloy’s; fur, A.J. Ugent Furs; necklace and ring, A Trio Jewelry Design Studio; vintage belt; boots, Nordstrom

This fall’s fashion editorial was shot at Riverbend, an exclusive, members-only club located in Kohler, Wis. Once home to state Gov. Walter J. Kohler Sr., the property has a rich history. Kohler commission-ed Milwaukee-based architect Richard Philipp and Olmsted Brothers (the landscape design firm behind Central Park in New York City) to design and build the estate, and he and his wife, Charlotte, moved into the home upon its completion in 1923. The National Trust for Historic Preservation later acquired the estate from Kohler’s descendents, and in 1985, The Kohler Co. purchased Riverbend from the trust. After sitting empty for 15 years, the home underwent a major remodeling and expansion project in 2000, opening as the private membership club it is today in 2001. To learn more about Riverbend, visit Dress, Molloy’s; fur scarf, A.J. Ugent Furs; bracelet and shoes, Picardy Shoe Parlour; vintage hat, Dime A Dance

"A hot trend for fall 2015 is tartan and plaid, so for this fashion story we went all out with a Scottish theme, complete with a traditional bagpiper. I chose pieces with a heavy focus on warm fall colors and plenty of textured fabrics — I wanted the reader to feel a sense of glamorous coziness well-suited for this incredible location. Furs, hats, umbrellas and wellies were all perfect accents to bring these looks together and round out the story."

— Laurel Z, Stylist

Fur poncho, A.J. Ugent Furs; skirt, Aversa; vintage headpiece; ring, A Trio Jewelry Design Studio; shoes, Nordstrom; camera, Dime A Dance

Jacket, Aversa; sweater and skirt, Nordstrom; necklace, Gigi of Mequon; boots, Goody Two Shooz; umbrella, Dime A Dance

Dress and bracelet, Molloy’s; fur and shoes, Nordstrom;
vintage gloves

Dress, Molloy’s; vintage gloves; sunglasses, Nordstrom; shoes, model’s own


This story ran in the September 2015 issue of: