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“Puttin’ on the Glitz” for BRAVA’s December issue

December 4, 2009

If you’ve gotten your hands on BRAVA Magazine’s December issue, then I hope you were able to peruse the fashion feature, “Puttin’ on the Glitz.” The BRAVA crew headed to the glamorous Mansion Hill Inn in downtown Madison for of playing dress up—in the most glamorous sense of the word, including statement jewelry, gorgeous gowns and my personal favorite: high heels. Below, you’ll find an exclusive photo that wasn’t included in the spread. Thanks to our model, Amy Strohfeldt.

And an aside—if you haven’t been to the Mansion Hill Inn since its recent renovation, it’s a must-see, especially if you have special guests coming into town for the holidays. The Inn is impeccably clean with gorgeous architecture. We had such an excellent time there, as did our models. Thank you Mansion Hill!

On Amy: Dress by Carmen Marc Valvo Collection, $640, necklace by R.J. Graziano, $68; Woldenberg’s. “Opal” heels by Steve Madden Luxe, $70; DSW Shoe Warehouse.

"Elizabeth ruffle cocktail dress" by Milly, $360

Also, I’m proud to report that the purchase of one of the dresses used in our December fashion spread (shown at left) directly benefits VH1’s Save the Music Campaign! Madison’s own Twigs has partnered with VH1 to donate 5 percent of the proceeds from various items available at (and in the store) to the Save the Music Foundation.

Popular brands featured for the foundation at include Shaesby, Milly, Ben Amun, Archive, Gerard Yosca and so many more.

In a statement on their Web site, the Twigs crew says, “VH1 Save the Music Foundation has made a positive difference in the lives of millions of children and we at are proud to be part of their ongoing effort to ensure children everywhere have the opportunity of expression through music.”

What a feel-good idea! We were honored to showcase this dress in our December issue. For a peek at the Twigs VH1 Save the Music catalog, click here, or click on the dress to purchase it directly. Just be sure to enter the promotion code: SAVETHEMUSIC at the checkout, and you’ll also receive free shipping and a VH1 Save the Music T-shirt (while supplies last).

Thanks to…

DSW Shoe Warehouse | Greenway Station, Middleton; (608) 831-7766
Elevation Salon and Spa | 302 E. Washington Ave., Madison; (608) 661-3636
i du hair | 21 N. Butler St., Madison; (608) 630-0766
Jazzman | 340 State St., Madison; (608) 256-2062
Mansion Hill Inn | 424 N. Pinckney St., Madison; (608) 255-0172
Twigs | 1925 Monroe St., Madison; (608) 255-4363
Woldenberg’s | Greenway Station, Middleton; (608) 829-2002

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