MONDAY MUSE // LORI MAE GIBB

MONDAY MUSE // LORI MAE GIBB

Monday Muse is a weekly series here on Designed By Madalyn Joy where I share my inspirations and muses. There are so many inspiring people that I get to work with on a daily basis so I thought it was time I share them all with you so you can appreciate their talents as much as I do. Are you ready to be inspired!? Here is the stunning Lori Mae Gibb for your weekly edition of Monday Muse. Enjoy! 

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MONDAY MUSE // KARA JEAN MUELLER

MONDAY MUSE // KARA JEAN MUELLER

Monday Muse is a weekly series here on Designed By Madalyn Joy where I share my inspirations and muses. There are so many inspiring people that I get to work with on a daily basis so I thought it was time I share them all with you so you can appreciate their talents as much as I do. Are you ready to be inspired!? Here is the beautiful and talented Kara Jean Mueller to kick things off for us here on Monday Muse. Enjoy! 

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BORDEAUX BLVD'S ANNIVERSARY DATE NIGHT

BORDEAUX BLVD'S ANNIVERSARY DATE NIGHT

It was obvious that Katherine and I needed to collaborate after Milwaukee Fashion Week and it was even more obvious that she had to wear one of the bordeaux bodysuits. I mean her blog name is Bordeaux BLVD after all. ;) It just so happened that Katherine and Jeisson's two year dating anniversary was coming up so we decided to style one of the bodysuits with a pair of jeans and a jacket for an anniversary date night look.

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LADIES OF STYLE // CARRIE + RUBY

LADIES OF STYLE // CARRIE + RUBY

A couple weeks ago we got together to photograph Carrie wearing her bespoke trench coat with her fabulous sidekick, Ruby. Needless to say, Ruby stole the show at times during the photo shoot with her adorable face and spunky personality! Carrie looked absolutely gorgeous and looked like the spitting image of Jackie O! She has such a classic and elegant style which allows her sophisticated nature to shine through.

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IN BED WITH JEN

IN BED WITH JEN

I was thrilled to hear that Jen loved the luxe pj shorts and that they fit her like a glove! We decided we wanted to photograph them in a way that felt very comfortable and cozy, just lounging in bed on a lazy weekend morning. The talented Alexandra Folino captured the mood perfectly through her beautiful photographs. The lighting added a gentle, soft, feminine touch to all of the images. 

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MFW RUNWAY

MFW RUNWAY

The Milwaukee Fashion Week runway show was one for the books! From models to hair and makeup to assistants to family and friends, opening night of Milwaukee Fashion Week could not have gone more perfectly nor have been a more perfect setting to debut the F/W 17 collection "Flora & Fauna." Photos by Erin C. Petersen. 

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BACKSTAGE AT MFW

BACKSTAGE AT MFW

Behind each and every photo shoot and show, there is a TEAM of people that make it all possible. Take a closer look behind the scenes with these images from backstage at Milwaukee Fashion Week. Thank you to everyone who made this Milwaukee Fashion Week show possible! 

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LINGERIE EVERY DAY // 4 WAYS

LINGERIE EVERY DAY // 4 WAYS

Lingerie can be worn out and about every day if done in a tasteful and elegant way. Also, lingerie doesn't have to be worn for someone else. It should be worn because it makes the person wearing it feel beautiful and confident, not because it pleases the viewer. Check out below how to wear your lingerie in an everyday way with four wardrobe basics you already own!

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A GRATEFUL GOODBYE

A GRATEFUL GOODBYE

Sadly, today is Vanali's last day as an intern here at Madalyn Joy Designs! I am so sad to see her go but I know she is off to do amazing things. We both answered a couple questions below recapping our summer internship experience. 

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S GARDEN PARTY

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S GARDEN PARTY

The garden party has been my favorite fashion event to date because everyone truly enjoyed themselves. No one was stressed about falling on the runway or making sure they hit their mark, but instead the evening was what summer should be about... enjoying quality time with friends in the summer air with a glass of bubbly in hand  whilst smelling the roses. 

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THE INTERN LIFE // VANALI PHANTHAVONG

THE INTERN LIFE // VANALI PHANTHAVONG

Let me introduce you all to Vanali Phanthavong! She is a design student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Textile and Fashion Design and to my luck, is spending the summer at home in Milwaukee before she starts her final year at school. We met because we both were in the same program at UW-Madison! Such a small world and so crazy how everything works out! Get to know Vanali more! 

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A FOND FAREWELL // REILLY REFLECTS

A FOND FAREWELL // REILLY REFLECTS

Waking up this morning, it was hard to believe that today would be my last, *official* day as a Madalyn Joy Designs summer assistant. Where had the time gone?! Was it really already time for me to leave and go on to my next adventure?! The only thought keeping me from complete and utter despair was knowing that I still had one more task to complete under Madalyn Joy Designs - aiding in the BLANC COLLECTION photoshoot this coming Sunday. Seeing as that day will be beyond crazy, I thought today, my last day in the studio, would be the perfect time to reflect on what I have learned throughout my time in this role.

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