Photoshop images into Illustrator

I want to use a shape created in Photoshop with a style applied.When I bring it into Illustrator, apply Live Trace, the style disappears.
How can I keep the style intact?

Thak you Grant,
Just to confirm that I am proceeding correctly - I created the image in Photoshop, converted the layer with the object to smart object, placed it into Illustrator.
My observation is that the object does retain the appearance I need, but I can't select the object, as in Expand in Live Trace or Direct Seclect or Selection tool.
I will be using this image as a logo that I will be needing in a variey of sizes.
Any other tips you have for me?

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