Fashion

Joy Powers / WUWM

Some might think that dressing modestly in a hijab or abaya, might preclude being fashionable. But don’t tell that to the Samara sisters.

Aateka and Marwa Samara are fashion-bloggers from Franklin, Wisconsin. Their Instagram blog is aptly named “The Samaras” and since it’s launch last August, it’s gained more than 19,000 followers. It features photos of the women in everyday life; going to museums or having brunch in their unique fashions.

Mark Frohna

Lerner and Lowe’s musical My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle is made over into a society lady as an experiment by Professor Henry Higgins.

fashionangels.com

When you were around the age of ten, your business experience was probably limited to delivering papers or running a summer lemonade stand. Even if you had a sound business idea, there probably wasn’t much support available to help you realize it. But for young girls all over the country things have changed, thanks to a Milwaukee company called Fashion Angels.

Timothy Westbrook

For most people, their first exposure to Timothy Westbrook was his short-lived run on the Lifetime TV show Project Runway.  But before that, Westbrook was the artist-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel. 

Milwaukee Art Museum

The traveling exhibit on the Ebony Fashion Fair, now open at the Milwaukee Art Museum, shares an anniversary with the fashion program at Mount Mary University.

Thirteen of the garments on display at the art museum came from Mt. Mary’s historic costume collection. Lake Effect's Bonnie North spoke with the university's dean of the School of Arts and Design, Barbara Armstrong.

Milwaukee Art Museum

High fashion isn’t usually the kind of thing an art museum exhibits.

Rick Guidotti

Photographer Rick Guidotti has spent his career capturing beauty on film.

Lela

A renowned artist is helping a Third Ward clothing boutique mark its 10th birthday - in a unique way.