Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Local fashion + shopping for 10.1-10.7

Check out my writing in for 10.1-10.7:

[A Spring 2010 look by Joynoelle / Image by Photogen-Inc.]

Joynoelle fashion show at Gallery 13 (originally posted at
If it seems like you haven't heard anything about local fashion designer Joy Teiken lately, it's not your fault. "We just had a baby so the last two years I spent focused here and on my home," the designer tells us. For a while, Teiken and her line
Joynoelle were ubiquitous. Back in 2007, she first showed her collection at New York Fashion Week, and had a brief foray into the world of celebrity red carpet events, outfitting the likes of Andie MacDowell. But now that her son, Noel, is 13 months old, Teiken is getting back into fashion. The designer known for manipulating ordinary fabrics into one-of-a-kind textiles and her ultra-feminine, vintage-inspired aesthetic will be heading to New York later this month for the Bridal Couture Show (a trade show for the bridal industry). This weekend in Minneapolis, she'll be previewing her Spring 2010 bridal and ready-to-wear collection "Pretty Little Houses"; the runway show benefiting the Minnesota Shubert will also include music by Aviette, a Gallery 13 art installation, food and cocktails, dance vignettes, and a spring preview of Nelle handbags. (7 p.m. Thu. $35-100. Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Av., Mpls. 651-592-5503.)

[Burlesque of North America's poster for MGMT]

Burlesque Factory Sale
Pitched in the style of a factory warehouse liquidation sale, Burlesque of North America’s Factory Sale is its biggest ever. They’re getting rid of t-shirts, magazines, CDs, one-of-a-kind test prints, “scratch & dent” posters, stickers, and just about everything else at prices of 10 to 75 percent off. As always, the BRLSQOTHEQUE DJs (AKA Mike the 2600 King and Wes Winship) will be on hand providing a bumpin’ soundtrack.
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[The Barbie exhibition at the MOA]

Barbie store opens at MOA
Just in time for the holiday shopping season and Barbie’s 50th birthday, America’s favorite doll is opening up shop at the Mall of America. The Barbie® Shop will sell every doll, set, and piece of Barbie clothing imaginable – sure to make your inner child jealous. But even if you aren’t in the Barbie-buying demographic, any fashion and pop culture fan should appreciate its “What a Doll” exhibit, a retrospective of more than 60 Barbies created over the years. The temporary store and exhibit will be open from October through March.
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[Image provided by Architectural Antiques]

Events: Antique Weekend
Antique fanatics, get your pocketbooks and haggling skills ready: This weekend is all about antiques in the Twin Cities. Held three times a year (April, June and October), the Antique Spectacular and Flea Market is a hot spot for antique collectors, sellers and casual shoppers alike. The St. Paul-based show of over 400 antique dealers takes over the inside of the Grandstand and usually spills out onto the racing track, weather permitting. Expect everything from antique toys and books, to clothing and jewelry, to furniture and home items. (8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $6. Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Av. N., St. Paul. 651-771-3476.) Meanwhile, salvage shop Architectural Antiques is having their annual fall sale. Shoppers can take substantial discounts on vintage light fixtures, stained glass windows, and more.
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Art: “HHH”: An Art of This One-Nighter

Few are mourning the pending loss of the Metrodome, which will host its final Twins game on Sunday. Regardless, the arts-and-baseball loving crew of Andy Sturdevant, Peter McLarnan, Brennan Vance, and Sam Soule felt it appropriate to say goodbye to the beloved-yet-reviled stadium with an evening of music, art, performance, and the premiere of a short film about the Dome. The collective will also be raffling off two tickets to the sold-out final game for you sentimental types.
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More Local fashion + shopping news 10.1-10.7 (originally posted at online):

[A Daniel Palillo look at]

THURSDAY: METRO 100 Party in Northeast
The newly-revamped METRO Magazine celebrates its third anniversary in print with a block party to beat all block parties. Why? Because it encompasses the hippest block in Northeast, and potentially all of the Twin Cities - the 300 block of 13th Avenue at University Avenue. Hot local band Solid Gold headlines the evening with their intoxicating blend of electrified, danceable space-rock. Fashion gets into the mix with METRO 100 list-makers, including local design duo Calpurnia Peach, locally-owned online shop
ShopFatal, and hip boutique Cliché offer up their latest for fall in a live styling challenge at the Rogue Buddha Gallery. Le Petit partner blog Twin Cities Daily Planet has more details on the event. (6-9 p.m.331 13th Av. NE., Mpls. $35-40. Visit to purchase tickets.)

[Eep! A scary doll]

THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Doll Garage Sale in Forest Lake
This weekend, antique dolls of all styles, shapes and sizes will be filling the home of an elderly couple as they sell their entire collection. For a doll lover as myself - particularly scary dolls - this should be a coup. Raggedy Anns, Barbies, and even a Michael Jackson doll could be among your spoils. WCCO has the full story
here and a slideshow here. (Thu.-Sat. 8 a.m. 8503 178th Ln., Columbus.)

[Two "Project Runway" viewing party regulars, Katherine Gerdes and Christopher Straub. Image by Sara Glassman/METRO]

THURSDAYS: "Project Runway" screening at Hell's Kitchen
L'etoile's weekly viewing party for "Project Runway" & "Models of the Runway" kicks off at 8 p.m. with fashion trivia. The eatery is owned by the stepfather of Runway alumnus Katherine Gerdes, and current contestant Christopher Straub is known to stop by. (Trivia 8-9 p.m. Screening 9-11 p.m. Thursdays. Hell's Kitchen, 80 S. 9th St., Mpls., 612-332-4700.)

[Vision Model and current face of Calvin Klein, Will Defiel; image courtesy Vision Model Mgmt.]

FRIDAY: Sound Unseen Vision Model Social Mixer at Vision Model Studio
Mix with the beautiful people at this Sound Unseen after party. DJ Real Talk Radio helms the soundtrack of the evening, and judging from his rager at Anthem Heart Studios last weekend, it should be a good one. It's also a chance to visit the new studio of Vision Models, a holdover of the local fashion scene for over ten years. There will also be apps from Tsunami Sushi, beer and wine specials, a film projection of Sound Unseen film "All Tomorrow's Parties," and a chance to ogle Visions bevy of gorgeous models. (8 p.m-midnight. $3; RSVP to for entry. 21-plus. 25 N. 4th St., #501., Mpls.

[Heads Twogether photographed by Emily Steffen]

SATURDAY: Handmade Art Market at Beat Coffeehouse
Local artists and crafters will be offering handcrafted, up-cycled jewelry, clothing, art, knits, toys and more. Crafters include
Heads Twogether, owned by identical twin sisters Maren Dalida and Dena Swenson; their adorable vintage-crafted jewelry and t-shirts featuring original screen-prints, as well as greeting cards and invitations that are charmingly modern. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1414 W 28th St, Mpls.

SATURDAY: Roaring '20s Night at Jungle Red Salon Spa Gallery
Though the ‘50s are currently the decade de rigueur, thanks to the success of “Mad Men,” the 1920s are still one of the most fun decades to be inspired by. After all, the decade was known primarily for its wild parties, decadence, and renaissance of fashion and culture. Jungle Red Salon is taking inspiration from the jazz era with performances by Lili’s Burlesque, live music by The Jazz Dudes, and of course, plenty of food and drink. Head there earlier in the evening to get your ‘20s ‘do and makeup, courtesy of Jungle Red stylists. If nothing else, it’s a chance to dress up and party away the recession blues. (7-11 p.m. Free. 1362 LaSalle Av., Mpls. 612-870-0653.)

[Lookbook photographed by Bo Hakala]

SATURDAY: Lookbook CD Release at Kitty Cat Klub
Okay, so it's not a fashion event perse, but the pretty people are sure to be out in force for local duo
Lookbook's CD release show. One of the hottest up-and-coming local bands of the moment, Lookbook is releasing their debut full-length album, Wild at Heart. The recording sounds a lot like their live set, which isn’t a bad thing – they’re one of the most consistently strong live bands around, managing to fill the cavernous First Avenue Mainroom despite being composed of merely a programming console, vocals, and the occasional guitar. Based on description alone, the band’s electronic-infused, '80s-inspired sound and epic vocals may seem like nothing new, but it manages to sound fresh thanks to a plethora of unexpected influences from Bruce Springsteen to Phil Collins. Zoo Animal and Shahs open. Bonus: Gorgeous visuals will come courtesy of a preview of the brand new Lookbook video by local director Bo Hakala. (9 p.m. $5. 315 14th Av. SE., Mpls. 612-331-9800.)

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