Artist in Residence, Stephanie Schultz, is busily preparing for the final show of her residency in which she will present her fashion collection inspired by the history and art of The Pfister Hotel. In honor of the event, Schultz offered a few Milwaukee fashion fans a sneak-peek at her collection and the opportunity to style their own looks from her line. Local photographers James Holveck and LaTasha captured the magic as the guests selected items from the fashion line. Introducing her gowns to the group, Schultz unveiled a Cheshire grin and stated, “I don’t do things that are subtle. I like drama in my clothes.”
Fashion and lifestyle blogger, Fanny Müller, perhaps better known as lafreecaine, was among those in attendance at the event. The Cameroon, West Africa, native has walked for Schultz in previous shows and is a longtime admirer of the designer. The statuesque beauty gravitates towards the Silversark designs because of their sense of history and regal look. The wardrobe stylist opted for looks which incorporated lots to texture when she selected her pieces for the fashion shoot.
Milwaukee fashionista Pamela Kieck is working to make Cream City more aware of the town’s burgeoning fashion scene. The curvy design enthusiast celebrates the artistry of fashion and wants to introduce new options to those looking to add a little glamour into their lives. The Alexander McQueen loving style-maven identifies her style as “girly with an edge,” which was reflected in the black, fringed pieces she chose for the shoot.
Katie Teutenberg, the photographer and fashion blogger describes her style as “very extra” and has a passion for color. The glamour-lover is inspired by the work of Betsey Johnson and Versace. Drawn to the eclectic, the stylist mixed a feathered accent piece with a brocade and lace frock for a look that matched her attention-grabbing aesthetic.
The mutli-hyphenate, Cynthia Starich, loves dramatic, bold looks. Identifying Lady Gaga as a key influence in her life, Starich has a passion for merging art and fashion. The blogger chose a fringe accent piece to pair with a black strapless, beaded gown for her time in front of the camera.
Swathed in Silversark designs, the women showcased the gowns in the landmark hotel which inspired the pieces. Preening and posing their way through The Pfister, the quartet of fashion enthusiasts paired a modern sensibility with the Victorian elegance that has dazzled Milwaukee for the last 125 years. To experience these gowns, and all of the designs created by Stephanie Schultz, attend Artist in Residence Finale Show: Tableaux Vivant.