Tuesday, October 13, 2009

La Revue: METRO 100 Party + Joynoelle Fashion Show

[Originally posted at l'étoile magazine]

Thursday, October 1: METRO 100 Party + Joynoelle fashion show

Even after MNfashion Week's close a couple of weeks ago, there still seem to more more stylish events on any given night than one can feasibly attend. But with the METRO 100 party and Joynoelle's Spring 2010 show happening on the same night, I was inspired to take up the challenge.

[A look from Cliché / Image by Molly Meehan]

First up: The METRO 100 party, happening on the 1300 block of University Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis. The party was planned to celebrate three years of the increasingly-hip magazine, as well as the top 100 best things in Minneapolis laid out in the October issue of the magazine. And what do you know? l'étoile was among of the 100, so editrix-in-chief Kate Iverson and founder Beth Hammarlund were on hand to celebrate. Unfortunately, what was originally planned as a fall block party was tempered by rainy, chilly weather, forced indoors; fortunately, we snagged some complimentary Naked Grouse Scotch whiskey drinks to warm us up. But still: Why pass up the chance to try the new Northeast Social Club (359 13th Ave. NE.) and Anchor Fish & Chips (302 13th Ave. NE.), or grab a glass of wine and take in the art at Rogue Buddha Gallery (357 13th Ave. NE.)?

[Ignite model Kelly Streigel getting styled / Image by Molly Meehan]

Rogue Buddha also boasted the fashion element of the night, "Instant Couture," with live models being styled in looks from Uptown boutique Cliché, Minneapolis-based online shopShopfatal.com, and local screen-printed fashion line Calpurnia Peach - all winners of a spot on the Metro 100 list. Stylists from Jon Oulman Salon down the street did the styling. Later, models tromped around the wet streets in style.

[RTW S/S '10 looks by Joynoelle / Image by Photogen-Inc.]

Before I knew it, it was time to head to the Joynoelle show. Designer Joy Teiken titled her collection "Pretty Little Houses" after an infamous Anna Wintour quote describing Minnesotans as "little houses." (Though it's a long shot that Teiken was aware of this bit of knowledge, it must be said for the record that local designer Max Lohrbach also designed a mini collection this past summer inspired by the quote for the Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show. See Lohrbach's pieces here, here, and here.)


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