Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Local fashion roundup

It's been a while since I've posted my usual weekly local fashion blog roundup, so here's a very-packed edition to peruse as you languish at your day job or sneak away from the family.

Holiday guides

[Photo by Stephen Stephens/Digital Crush for l'étoile]

I wrote this Guide to Holiday Shopping and contributed to l'étoile's Guide to Holiday Cheer for l'étoile magazine.
I also contributed to's New Year's Eve Guide and Last-minute holiday shopping guide.

Also check out All Tomorrow's Parties, Juleana Enright's guide to throwing a swanky holiday party for l'étoile, Horst's Top 5 Tips to a Green & Organic Holiday Season for l'étoile, Alexis McKinnis' holiday drinks guide for, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Holiday Product Picks from Horst's latest endeavor, Intelligent Nutrients.

In review:

[Image by Stephen Stephens/Digital Crush for l'étoile]
  • Photos from JUBILEE, l'etoile and Blacklist Vintage's holiday party at Rogue Buddha on 12/19 (via l'étoile).
  • Photos from the Black Christmas shopping event at Blacklist Vintage on 12/11 (via l'étoile).
  • Photos from the Hot Holiday dance party at Jetset on 12/11 (via l'étoile)
  • City Pages' latest edition of Freestyle Fashion style bloggers shoot at Walker After Hours, First Avenue, and the Black Friday Art Show.
Cool new blogs:

LOL/OMG!, of which I'm a contributor along with Kate Iverson and Marina Maric, featuring "gossip from the seedy underbelly of the Twin Cities social media circuit."

Blue Future Design is a new blog by Bryant Locher, lighting and light installation guru behind Solid Gold's live shows and videos. Via l'étoile: "Solid Gold lighting luminary and visual artist Bryant Locher's new blog, bluefuture, gives you a look into the mind behind the florescent light box magic. Including everything from a preview of the new Tron movie with a soundtrack helmed by Daft Punk; crazy future-sexy video clips; science news about cyborg helmets; and updates from the Solid Gold front. Other than that, expect "bullshit rambly writings and shameless self-promotion." An intriguing and entertaining mix, if we do say so!"

More local fashion-related blog links:

My top picks for Models of the Decade (Twin Cities Edition).

Allison Kaplan interviews gorgeous Vision model (and the current face of Calvin Klein menswear) Will Defiel.

City Pages interviews former Project Runway contestant Christopher Straub. Visit Star Tribune for more about Christopher's sketches being sold on eBay and his accessories being sold on ShopNBC.

In other local PR news, Christopher will be pixelated along with Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman for the new Project Runway season six video game for Wii. Both will appear at the Crystal Ball New Year's Eve celebration at International Market Square to co-host the fashion show and bring pieces from their latest collections.

City Pages' offers up their Worst Minnesota Fashion Trends of the '00s.

One of my favorite local designers, Annie Larson, posts about her upcoming collaborative art installation with SisBro's Erin and Brett Smith, Adrian Freeman, and Ann Marie Delathouder Freeman called New Land of Milk and Honey.

@marrina posts about W Magazine's spread featuring the entire run of select Spring 2010 shows and customized Lady Gaga Barbie dolls.

Did you know @marrina also moonlights as a writer for Mediaite? Here she posts about MeiselPic, which is as she describes, "not a new Twitter photo service, but a social media-inspired multi-pic editorial by noted fashion photographer Steven Meisel."

A Tiny Machine posts about Rihanna's military fashion in the new video for "Hard."

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