Monday, September 28, 2009

Local fashion roundup for 9.28

With MNfashion Week and New York Fashion Week behind us and a surprise elimination of a local from Project Runway, there is a ton of local fashion news in this edition. This past MNfashion Week was quite possibly the biggest and baddest (in a cool, vintage MJ kind of way) yet!

[Emma Berg wearing a George Moskal skirt; image by Kara Nesvig/MN Daily]

MNfashion Week in review

First, check out my recaps and Q&A for l'etoile:

MNfashion Week Recap #2: 9/23
MNfashion Week Recap #1: 9/17-9/18
Le'TALK: l'├ętoile interviews SCENEaSOTA's Emma Berg
Look for my recaps of the rest of MNfashion Week coming up on
l'etoile magazine early this week. For posterity, check out Q&As with SCENEaSOTA producer Maritza Ramirez and Blacklist Vintage owner Vanessa Messersmith on the Eat Street Style event here.

Kara Nesvig profiles Emma Berg about her debut clothing collection at SCENEaSOTA for The Minnesota Daily.

Pioneer Press has a
recap of Second Debut and Goodwill's Re-Fashionista event featuring shopping tips from local fashion plates Ellen Dahl of The Minneapoline and as wella as Sara Tonko of MNfashion.

"Charmed Life" participant Laura Fulk gets
interviewed by Midwest fashion and cultue blog Corridor40, which calls her the "Midwestern Alexander McQueen."

City Pages has a slideshow of images by photographer Emily Utne from MNfashion Week events
"kjurek couture: Exclusively Fall" and "SCENEaSOTA". Here are images from "Couture Noir".

Fox 9 News covered the “Charmed Life” event during last week’s MNfashion Week. L’etoile editor-in-chief Kate Iverson and l’etoile publisher Beth Hammarlund are interviewed.

L’etoile publisher Beth Hammarlund reviews “Charmed Life” on her blog
A Tiny Machine. Also be sure to check out her reviews of Emmys fashion and Diablo Cody’s latest horror-comedy, “Jennifer’s Body.”

"Project Runway" news:

[Ra'mon's movie-inspired dress from Episode 6; image courtesy Lifetime]

We're still reeling at the loss of Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, who was eliminated from last week's episode of "Project Runway." We're not the only ones: My two go-to fashion blogs and agree. Jezebel goes as far as to say "Ra'mon gets robbed" and Fashionista wonders "What the what with that elimination?". Gratz Industries predicted correctly that Ra’mon was going home, and had some hilarious images comparing Ra’mon to Eddie Murphy in various incarnations.

[Christopher's movie-inspired dress for Episode 6; image courtesy Lifetime]

Meanwhile, The Dallas Observer says Christopher was robbed of a win for his gorgeous "vampire bride" look.

Bonus video from last week's episode of PR is up:
Extended judging of Ra’mon
Extended judging of Christopher
Tim’s workroom visit with Ra’mon
Tim’s workroom visit with Christopher
Ra’mon’s video blog for Episode 6
Christopher’s video blog for Episode 6
Ra’mon’s exit interview, in which he says, “The word elimination isn’t in my vocabulary.”
Ra’mon’s most memorable moments on “Project Runway” (Sob!)

Local fashion writer Sara Glassman reports via Twitter Christopher Straub made his tie on Episode 6 out of the same fabric as his dress. Clever!

Holy Cow recently announced a collaboration with Ra'mon on innovative new designs for its environmentally-friendly clothing line. This includes the design of a 12–piece mini collection for Holy Cow by Ra'mon "in the near future."

OMG: Christian Siriano is making a stop at the MOA on October 17 to promote his new book, “Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self.” Currently checking into securing an interview with him.

New York Fashion Week:

News is still coming in from locals who have participated in New York Fashion Week earlier this month.

[Image of Calvin Klein cover model Will Defiel by Jennifer Cress; styling by Jane Magnitude]

Jane Magnitude gives her recap of New York Fashion Week, saying: "I had the pleasure of following an international model Megan McNierney (Vision Management Group/Marilyn) to her castings, fittings, and shows for an article that I am writing for Sotheby's Artful Living ( Megan has graced the pages of Italian Elle, walked for Chanel, and even landed a D & G campaign. I also got the chance to style Will Defiel the face of Calvin Klien (VMG/DNA)."

Local hairstylist and Aveda educator Pearson Knight did Beatles bobs on models at the 3.1 Philip Lim show and
tells how and why.


[Shoe by Atalanta Weller for House of Holland]

Atalanta Weller for House of Holland boots and shoes have just arrived at locally-owned online boutique These things are hot.

[Image of Ashanti in Gemela Amor shades courtesy]

These girls keep blowing up: Ashanti wears Coco & Breezy's Gemela Amor sunglasses on the red carpet of the Hip Hop Honors Awards recently.

MPR and Star Tribune interviews British fashion icon and the costume designer for the Minnesota Opera’s current production of “The Pearl Fishers,” Zandra Rhodes.

IIDA’s annual Fashion + Fusion event has just been announced for October 9 at Epic. The “Project Runway” style show pitches designers working in non-fashion areas to create clothing from unconventional materials. “Project Runway” contestants Christopher Straub and Katherine Gerdes will be judging along with longtime local designers Russell Bourrienne and Joy Teiken.

City Pages’ bi-weekly street style slideshow by Emily Utne and Stacey Tuthill
Freestyle Fashion is up, featuring shots from the Where Fall Meets Fashion runway show I styled Oct. 3 at the W Hotel among others.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty good fact about the New York Fashion Week behind and a surprise elimination,pictures are also good.

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