Monday, September 14, 2009

Project Minnesota: Minnesotans Do New York Fashion Week

Originally posted at l'etoile magazine, 9/14/09

by Jahna Peloquin
Photos by Kelsy Osterman and Teri Anvid

l’├ętoile Fashion Editor, freelance writer and stylist Jahna Peloquin hit New York City this past weekend to style
Project Runway contestant (and former Minneapolitan) Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman’s New York Fashion Week show. We asked Jahna to give us a blow-by-blow experience in NYC from fittings to showtime, and give it to us she did!

[EC 3: Kelsy, me and Di backstage post-show]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I get off the plane at 11:30 a.m. and immediately head to the initial fittings for Ra’mon’s show, held at the sample maker’s studio. There, I meet up with Di Medlock (lead make-up artist for the show, co-founder of our stylist collective
Eclecticoiffeur, and one of my BFFs) and Katherine Gerdes, Project Runway season three designer and one of Ra’mon’s closest confidants. To streamline the process of fittings, Ra’mon has asked one of the show’s models, Whitney Fransway, to come in to act as fit model. Whitney, a Minnesota native who’s now working out of L.A., was also featured in Ra’mon’s showing at l’├ętoile’s Project Runway premiere on August 20, and is in talks with Ra’mon to be the lone model in the designer’s Spring 2010 lookbook.

Read more at l'etoile magazine online.

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