Thursday, August 13, 2009

Glamorama, "Mad Men" and more local fashion for 8.13.09-8.19.09

Check out my writing in for the week of 8.13-8.19:

[A look from Glamorama 2008]

Friday: Glamorama at Orpheum Theatre
Three big-name musical acts, eight major fashion designers and about 40 models will descend on the Twin Cities this weekend for Macy's benefit fashion show, Glamorama. Now in its 21st year, the event is the biggest annual fashion production in Minneapolis, with a core production team of six that handles everything from selecting the clothing and choreography to lighting and set design.... (Visit for the complete story.)

(For my full Q&A with Glamorama fashion director Laura Schara, visit
l'etoile magazine online.)

Oronoco Gold Rush Days
This weekend, flea market fiends will congregate around the Rochester suburb of Oronoco for the annual Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, a weekend-long flea market and antique show. Click here for more ongoing flea markets and tips for flea market shopping.

Sunday: "Mad Men" Season 3 Premiere Party at Jax
Leave it to Jake Rudh to throw a great ‘60s party. Though he’s better-known for spinning his signature mix of new wave, glam rock, Brit pop and garage rock at longtime dance night Transmission, Rudh also happens to be quite the mid-century connoisseur... (Click here for more.)

Sunday: Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
Loosely based on Japan’s annual Obon holiday, the Como Zoo Conservatory explores traditional and contemporary Japanese culture – from music, to visual and performing arts, to food... (Click here for more.)

[A screen shot from Serenity]

Friday: Can’t Stop The Serenity benefit screening
Calling all Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans: A one-night-only screening of not one, but two, Joss Whedon flicks is happening this weekend at the Riverview Theater. The Buffy creator is using his cult following to his advantage, having organized screenings across the country to benefit his anti-violence charity Equality Now... (
Click here for more.)

[Earrings by Madame Owl from A. Michele Boutique]

St. Paul style for 8.13.-8.19: A. Michele helps make Selby & Snelling St. Paul’s hottest shopping district.

[Miss Piggy in Prada]

Local fashion & shopping news for 8.12-8.18 (Via


Miss Piggy Exhibit at Macy's Minneapolis
Miss Piggy - unsung heroine of style? Some of fashion's most celebrated designers seem to think so. Burberry, Prada, Lela Rose, Jason Wu, Louis Vuitton and Julien MacDonald all contributed Miss Piggy-inspired couture pieces for this exhibition. The retrospective will also include the fashions, drawings, photographs and more from the closet of the inimitable Miss Piggy. (1st floor. 700 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-375-2200.)



Jewelry Trunk Show at June
Just got in more details about Thursday's jewelry trunk show at June: Local veteran stylist Gwen Leeds will be on hand to provide styling inspiration. There will also be 50 to 75 percent off all summer items, 20 percent off all other clothing for one night only, and pink champagne and cupcakes. (Check last Thursday's style section in for more on the jewelry trunk show.)


[Designs by Jenny Carle & Renate Adjei]

Jenny Carle & Renate Adjei Trunk Show at Cliché
View the latest collections from local designers Jenny Carle and Renate Adjei while enjoying music from DJ Real Talk Radio, drinks and hors d’oeurves, and ten percent off everything in store. (7-10 p.m. 2403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-870-0420.)

[St. Paul sneaker shop and Sneaker Pimps sponsor Phenom Global]

Sneaker Pimps at First Avenue
The worlds largest touring sneaker hip-hop lifestyle exhibition, Sneaker Pimps features over 1500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, artists collaborated sneakers and a collection of sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography. Also on deck for the night: Live street art installations, live skateboarding demonstrations, and street basketball competitions. Neptunes-associated Virginia-based hip hop duo The Clipse perform with Minneapolis' own Muja Messiah and Parallax. (8 p.m. $20-25. 18-plus. 701 1st Av. N., Mpls. 612-332-1775.)


Eclectic Yard Sale at the IHOB house
Stylist extraordinaires Kelsy and Di of my styling group Eclecticoiffeur (and my best friends) are moving to NYC, and they aren't leaving without unloading a ton of impossibly cool stuff. Expect limited-edition Anthem Heart t-shirts, vintage necklaces, and no doubt, tons of salon-grade hair and skin products for dirt-cheap. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. 24th & Pleasant, Mpls.
Click here for the Facebook invite.)

Visit for more fashion and shopping news.

For everything else you'll want to do this weekend, don't forget to check out
l'etoile magazine's Weekend What's What.

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