Thursday, June 25, 2009

Shopping & style news for 6.25.09-6.28.09

Check out my style writing for this weekend:

Check out my interview with Lauren Conrad from when she was at the Mall of America last weekend:
[Photo by Tony Nelson for MOA]

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: MNfashion Designer Garage Sale
Garage sales are typically hit-or-miss affairs, but this one organized by local non-profit fashion organization MNfashion shouldn’t disappoint. A step above your run-of-the-mill garage sale, the Designer Garage Sale will offer great deals...

[A look from Abracadabra Vintage]

SATURDAY: Abracadabra Vintage Lawn Party
Why buy new when you can buy the real deal for less? That’s the premise of Abracadabra Vintage, a locally-run online vintage shop run by sisters Alisun and Ashlee Abbott. Read more at

[Image of BothDol Fashion modeled by its designer Nyamol Both]

SUNDAY: BothDol Fashion Release Party
The best fashion designers have a way of making the old feel new, and merge tradition with modern needs. Ethiopian-born 21-year-old designer Nyamol Both seems to have that ability, having spent her youth in Africa and the past 13 years in Minneapolis.

FRIDAY: Purple Rain Sing-along & Costume Contest
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic prince flick "Purple Rain," so it's a given that first avenue would host a party in its honor. After all, the nightclub is practically a supporting character in the film.

My St. Paul STAYcation blog on
St. Paul Shopping & Sales for 6.23-6.30 includes info on closing sales this weekend at REfind Vintage and Evoke Gallery, as well as the Midwest Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Textile Sale at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

More stylish events to check out:

SUNDAY: "Bitch with Brunch" at Seven rooftop
Drag queen Bitch Flowers hosts this rooftop fashion show at Seven Ultralounge. Stylist Richard Anderson (AKA Bitch Flowers in a suit) is doing all the floral arrangements and says the fashion show will be "very Miami." It will feature underwear and bathing suits by L.A.-based designer and current contestant on Bravo's The Fashion Show, Andrew Christian. Oh, and they're the best seats in the house to watch the Gay Pride Parade.
Check out the facebook invite for details.

SATURDAY: Celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean at MOA
The creator of WEN hair and body products - and celeb hairstylist to Nicollette Sheriden, Christina Applegate and Marcia Cross - will be introducing the line and giving demos. The collection is made up of WEN Cleansing Conditions, non-lathering cleansers that eliminate need for shampoo. Attendance open to public by RSVP at (10 a.m., at QVC@TheMall on the First Level, Mall of America.)

SATURDAY: Joynoëlle Boutique and Atelier is having a 10-80% off sample sale on dresses, coats, and handbags as well as jewelry by Penny Larsen and stationery by Apiary Design. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 312 W. 42nd St., Mpls., 612-209-7822.)

Check out these
style shots from the Poolside Fashion Show via by photog Emily Utne and writer (and Poolside assisting hair stylist) Stacey Tuthill. It's part of their new weekly street style segment - these girls definitely have their finger on the pulse of chic!

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