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Emerge from hibernation with these fun seasonal looks:
Miami Heat
The romance of the Italian-inspired Vizcaya Gardens in Miami sets the tone for this monthís fashion story: a seductive, stolen day for two on the edge of Biscayne Bay.
Hair hero
The origin of Jesse Germanís career as a celebrity hairstylist can be traced back to a receptionist job in high school at a salon and beauty store at Bayshore Mall (now Bayshore Town Center).
Scentual feeling
Combining a womanís pefume with a manís cologne is one way to create your own unique scent. "Menís fragrances tend to be more pronounced in the wood, moss and aromatic notes that are found to a lesser degree in many womenís fragrances," says Rosemary Escamilla of Boston Store.
2014 Fashion Forecast
If there is one thing that is clear about the looks strutting the spring runways itís this: Fashion is fun again. From sophisticated styles ripped from classic film noir to a daring return to the bold colors and silhouettes of the early í90s, this season is all about breaking the rules and experimentation.
A season of style
The holidays are upon us, and with them comes an influx of holiday party invitations. Next, the inevitable, "What to wear?" This season, holiday style is all about a flattering fit, luxe details and accessories that shine. And donít forget to top off your look with stunning holiday makeup and hair.



Beauty Buzz
Holiday party season is here ó and with it an influx of invitations to family, friend and work soirees. Sick of the basic bun or nude lip? This season, take a nod from the runways and integrate some of the hottest beauty trends of the season into your party look.
Fashion forward
When Vogue and the CFDA made the decision to place Fashionís Night Out ó a global celebration of fashion ó on hiatus in North America for 2013, the organizers of Fashionís Night Out Milwaukee (an official Fashionís Night Out event) had a big decision to make: go on hiatus with the national celebration or move forward with a new event that would keep the eventís momentum moving forward.
Game on
Itís never been easier to take one for the team. The trend of athletic clothing and accessories ó and sports-inspired pieces ó is taking the leap from 2012 to 2013, continuing a game-time fashion fix. But you can play (and win!) the fall fashion challenge at your next Packers, Bucks or Badgers game by cleverly using color and on-trend athletic pieces to your advantage.
Redefining classic
Black and white goes fierce for fall, punctuated by bold prints, luxe textures and show-stopping jewelry.
Leaving 'Runway' behind
Milwaukee-based designers Timothy Westbrook and Miranda Levy brought more than their share of drama to the "Project Runway" Season 12 cast. After the two were paired together in Episode 3, the wheels fell off as the two clashed over their Coney-Island-inspired design.
Shining bright
Five years ago JJ Williams took a leap from her advertising job at a Fortune 500 company to develop her own line of jewelry called JJ Number 8. The onetime Brookfield resident who has lived in London, Hong Kong and now Laguna Beach, Calif., was recently back in town to launch her jewelry line at Lyle Husar Designs in Brookfield.
Fall closet makeover
Itís that time of year again. The month where you look at your summer clothing and wonder what you can possibly still wear into fall ó and open your dreaded spare closet to see what trends you can reintroduce from the year before.
Dress for success
Company dress codes are a never-ending battle for women. We often misinterpret the dress code, or donít abide by it. This is especially confusing when companies have a code in place but donít enforce it.
The Dapper Man
Men of style. Women love them. Guys want to be them. And guess what? Itís easier than you think. While men tend to be risk-takers in many areas of their lives, fashion is usually not one of them ≠≠≠ó which, as a woman, can be disappointing. 
A color story
From neutrals and pastels ó to bright pops of neon and moody blues ó the hottest hues of the season offer something for everyone
Get Fresh
From world beats to American classics, spring 2013 is highlighted by a range of looks for every style, shape and budget. Mixing and matching patterns, colors and fabrics instantly expands every wardrobe, while keeping it monochromatic is stunning in its simplicity.
Express yourself
You never get a second chance to make a first impression ó and that holds true for your fashion choices, as well. The clothing and accessories you choose to wear on a daily basis not only express your style, but your personality and artistic point of view. 
The Spring spectrum
I dream in color. And my wardrobe reflects that. From vivid citrus hues to rich reds and moody blues, my closet encompasses the full spectrum of the color wheel.

Wedding trend watch
Design the day of your dreams thatís on trend and so very you, taking your lead from Milwaukeeís fashion and event insiders on the best of all things bridal. As always, moderation is key. "Start with what is intrinsically you," recommends David Caruso, owner of Dynamic Events. "Approach trends in a simple way, and maximize your budget with big statements."
One fine day
"Kelly and Rich have a fashion focus in their lifestyle and careers," says wedding planner David Caruso, owner of Dynamic Events. She owns 5 Hearts boutique, he works for Kohlís Corp., and both have a "love for beautiful things."
Madly in love
Classic and sophisticated '60s style emerges as a leading bridal fashion trend for 2013.
Pet project
Seth, 9, and Alexia Kempe, 7, Maryland Avenue Montessori School fourth-grader and second-grader respectively, are as bright and bubbly as any Milwaukee children their age.
Fashion on the move
Fred Boutique, 522 N. Water St., is expanding its collection of affordable womenís clothing and accessories ó inspired by celebrity trends and styles ó to top tourist destination Door County by opening a boutique at 9432 Spruce St. in bustling Fish Creek in spring 2013.
What women want
What woman doesnít want a quick beauty fix? Especially one that helps her figure out the best colors to match her complexion, features and personality in an instant. It almost sounds too good to be true, but local entrepreneur Jalem M. Getz may have the answer.
Get out
Iíve been struggling with looking good during the Wisconsin winter since I was a mini fashionista. Halfway to school, I would strip off my winter coat, hat and gloves, and freeze my way into the cold brick building.
On-Trend in Tosa
Paul and Patrice Bouchard are no strangers to the fashion industry. Paulís family owned retail stores in the Milwaukee area for more than 20 years, while Patrice spread her style wings working as a personal stylist at fashionista favs Henri Bendel and Nordstrom in Chicago.
The New Formal
Late fall and early winter in Wisconsin usher in more than chilly temps and holiday cheer. This time of year also marks the beginning of gala season, with charity events and holiday affairs filling up our social calendars from October through March.
Sell, buy, love
You love the dress, but it no longer fits. The classic Chanel handbag you found in Aunt Sueís attic is dusty and a little worn but still Ö a Chanel.
Modern Luxe
Fall 2012 trends draw inspiration from the regal styles of bygone eras
A Fashionable Life
After years of experience as a professional photographer, including stints as staff fashion photographer for top retailers like Macyís and Kohlís, Bill Tyler says heís still learning.
If Rumpelstiltskin turned up at The Pfister demanding that Timothy Westbrook, the hotelís new artist-in-residence, spin straw into gold, the young fiber artist wouldnít even flinch. Heíd just start working.
Fall's Fab 5
Ready for a style shift? When the days get shorter and the temps begin to dip, the candy colors, breezy fabrics and beach chic ensembles of summer find a special place in our seasonal wardrobe storage. The feeling is often bittersweet. 

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