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Articles tagged with 'fashion'


Nasett pursues life of fashion, creativity and love

Published Nov. 6, 2015

Bjorn Nasett is one of Milwaukee's most forward-thinking fashionistas. He works at Beauty Salon, as a consultant for Goodwill Industries, runs his own business called Fashion Farm Boy and returns to the stage tonight to perform in "Courage," a benefit for LGBTQ homeless youth.


Local jewelry maker caught Steve Madden's eye

Published Oct. 2, 2015

Oconomowoc's Tammy Spice started beading jewelry when she was a little girl and she had no idea at the time it would morph into a lucrative career for her grown-up self.


MilwaukeeHome expands into other cities

Published Sept. 9, 2015

MilwaukeeHome, the Milwaukee-inspired brand created by Melissa Thornton, has created a cool niche in Milwaukee. Now, the brand's going national as it's expanded into multiple markets as


Fashion designer wins Lindsay Heights business plan competition

Published Aug. 17, 2015

According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Kelvin Haydon - a fashion designer and owner of KH Design - has won the first business plan competition sponsored by the North Avenue/Fond Du Lac Business Improvement District (Marketplace BID 32).


Can Frank Kaminsky get you to shop JCPenney?

Published July 10, 2015

On the evening of the NBA Draft, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky rocked a JCPenney suit that featured tanks sewed on the inside. Frank the Tank, get it? Now, he's starring in new commercials for the store.


Minimize with Bedrock Sandals

Published June 17, 2015

The breeze cools the tops of my feet and sneaks between my toes as my soles deftly navigate every detail of the varied terrain through the most minimal athletic shoe I have ever invested in - Bedrock Sandals.


Milwaukee's The MINI Classy sells kids' clothing to the stars

Published June 2, 2015

In September 2013, designers Michelle Lopez and Andrea Dotzauer - along with Dima Pochtarev - started a children's clothing business, The MINI Classy, offering "high-end streetwear" for kids. Numerous celebrity's children have been photographed in MiniClassy clothing, including the kids of Kourtney Kardashian, Tori Spelling and more.


Hover Craft turns 5

Published Nov. 16, 2014

Hover Craft - an annual buy-local event featuring the work of more than 70 artists, crafters and makers - celebrates its fifth year on Sunday, Dec. 7. The event takes place inside Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St., from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $3 and kids are free.


Tigerlily "t-skirts" fit the bill for cool, upcycled fashion

Published Aug. 3, 2014

Without a sewing background of any kind, Hollie May-Ipsarides decided she was going to construct skirts out of T-shirts. Without consulting patterns or You Tube, she created her first "t-skirt" made primarily from one of her husbands' outgrown Harley-Davidson T-shirts. Today, she operates a thriving business, Tigerily Gallery & Boutique.


SHOP boutique moving to Oakland Avenue

Published July 21, 2014

Seven years ago, SHOP opened at 1918 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. Next month, the women's boutique will move to a new location, 4524 N. Oakland Ave.


The origin of the hipster

Published July 12, 2014

Perhaps it's a bit trite to fall back on the argument of "you weren't the first to..." when it comes to hipsters, but -- like every mind-shattering fact on the Internet -- a Wikipedia page has given us the true origin of the hipster. And, guess what, they were cool 40 years before you were even born. So remove your Animal Collective vinyl and take off your wayfarers, because you're about to get a history lesson about the O.G. 1940s hipster.


Do you wear shorts?

Published June 23, 2014

Try even saying the word "shorts" without the corners of your lips curling downwards and nostrils flaring. Will the weather get hot enough for you to wear shorts?