Sunday, October 31, 2010
Photo by Shelly Mosman
Fashion styling by Jane Belfry
Hair by Charlie Brackney
Makeup by Andrea Holton
Modeled by Nick Patnode & Ashlee Walker (Vision)
Minnesota-bred model (and America's Next Top Model runner-up) Raina Hein is looking gorgeous in a new shoot by Charles Lucima.
Check out this collection of International Klein Blue items in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's spread inspired by the Walker's ongoing Yves Klein exhibition in its October issue.
Mpls.St.Paul also shines the spotlight on totally-awesome designer toy shop ROBOTlove.
Former Minneapolitan hairstylist Kelsy Osterman (also my business partner in stylist collective Eclecticoiffeur and longtime Voltage lead hairstylist) has been making waves since her departure to NYC to work for Cutler Salon. She just got a fab review in Beauty News NYC, and it's a great read for anyone who's ever known Kelsy.
One of my favorite Twin Cities models, Lily Adriana, is making a splash in NYC. Check her out on the runway of NYC Bridal Fashion Week.
New local fashion blog alert: local It girl and sometime model-and-stylist Ines Kovacevic's new blog Merci Mon Cheri is a whole lot of pretty.
Juleana Enright interviews Emma Berg about her upcoming showing at the MNfashion-sponsored MIA Third Thursday event for l'etoile magazine.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wow. What a stunning dress. I would have been blown away to have seen this on the Envision runway. The classic silhouette with the gorgeous sleeves and unique fabric treatment produces a sophisticated, elegant result.
A cute enough silhouette, very on trend. Nothing new though.
Maybe in a different fabric this could have worked, but it appears to be that inexpensive-looking faux leather. And are those rhinestones running down the front? The result is sort of tacky.
Click HERE for more photos from the show. Click HERE for my review of the rest of Straub's Spring 2011 collection for l'etoile magazine.
All photos by Adam Warner
Sarah M Holm
Tim + Thom
Voltage: Fashion Amplified will be going down on Friday, April 15th 2011 at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis as the close out of Spring MNfashion Week. In the meantime, check out this video from last year's show:
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Washington Blade reviews Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman's Spring 2011 collection showing at NOVA Fashion Week.
Ellen Dahl Lawson captures last weekend's Tweed Ride riders and OPM's Fashion Rehab show guests for Vita.mn.
Sarah M Holm debuts new designs at Cliché.
Marshall Franklin Long shoots "Pale Rider," Raul Osorio and Danielle Everine's Fall 2010 show, backstage for MNfashion.
FiveTwoSix salon has photos from last weekend's Give Us Wings benefit and design challenge featuring designs from Emma Berg, PFT Couture, Kimberly Jurek and more.
A bridal design by line Joynoelle was featured on national blog Style Me Pretty.
Voltage 2011 accessory designer applications are now available.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Photography: Ingrid Werthmann
Art Direction and Styling: Molly Roark & Gail Madden
Hair: Jen Hughes
Hair Assist: Larissa Wong
Makeup by Nellie Carnahan
Model: Elle from Vision Models
Horses provided by the Pegasus Riding School
Secrets of the City visits (the amazing!) knitwear designer Annie Larson's adorable studio and has a great interview and slideshow from the visit.
Jay Gabler of Twin Cities Daily Planet has a new Q&A feature, "Who IS That?" Kicking it off is an interview with METRO Magazine fashion editor, the delightful Mary O'Regan.
Kerry Riley of Needle & Black has added new t-shirts and leather accessories to her e-shop.
Designer Laura Fulk has made her F/W 2010 collection available at her newly-launched e-shop. Read my review and see images of the collection at Le Petit.
City Pages' Stacey Tuthill Rammer asks leading local hairstylist Jen Hughes about the latest fall hair trends.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Click HERE for photos from the show;
Click HERE for designer sketches from the show.
Read reviews of the show by Juleana Enright for l'etoile magazine and Mary O'Regan of METRO Magazine.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In October's issue of METRO Magazine, she was commissioned to create a new piece. Here is the dress, as worn by Vision model Ali.
And just for fun, here's a Q&A Charlie did for Juut back in 2009.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Custom Print Silk Dress, $190. A great, easy-to-wear cocktail dress with an original print.
Custom Print Cotton Jersey Dress, $180. This one definitely brings Laura Fulk's trademark edge, and is super wearable.
Stretch Navy Silk Blouse (also available in Jade), $130. Le Fulk remakes the button-down shirt, and the silk looks ultra-luxe.
Black Ruched Panel Leggings, $95. Laura has always been great with innovating new leggings.
Cashmere Camel Coat, $595. The outerwear was hands-down my favorite part of this show. It's hard to come up with wearable coat that also offers some style and unique details, and Fulk has done it.
Charcoal Zipper Coat, $525. Again, that trademark Fulk asymmetry that happens to be perfectly on-trend right now.
Custom Print Silk Scarf, $55. Holiday gift-giving idea, anyone? I'll take one.
Click HERE for more designer previews from the upcoming show.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Her latest mini-collection features more of the feather work she incorporated into her spring 2010 collection, which she tells me was originally requested by knitwear designer Kevin Kramp. It's carried over into her fall collection, appropriately at that, since feathers are huge for fall. She will again be collaborating with Kramp for SCENEaSOTA 2010, happening November 6 at Loft2 (above OM Restaurant).
Here is her "Carina" feather collection:
Black Ostrich Feather Necklace, $42.95
Cream Ostrich Feather Necklace, $42.95
Cream Ostrich Feather Earrings, $32.95
Camel Ostrich Feather Necklace, $42.95
Odyssey Necklace, Color (also available in Black & White), $18.95. From the Odyssey Collection: "The lovechild of Ziggy Stardust and Barbarella; Ferociter's ode to 2010."
Design Collective is carrying both collections and ROBOTlove is carrying the Odyssey necklaces. Both collections are also available through Ferociter's Etsy shop.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
All photos by Jeffrey Bryce Bordenkecher
One of my favorite fashion designers to emerge from the Twin Cities fashion scene is Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, a Chicago native who's currently based out of Milwaukee as lead designer with Kohl's. Instead of New York Fashion Week, Ra'mon decided to show his spring 2011 collective at NOVA (Northern Virginia) Fashion Week, with plans to show at New York Fashion Week in the spring. There are a couple of new interviews in with the designer in anticipation of the show.
Some choice excepts:
-His collection is named "Give Them Grace" in honor of his inspiration for the line, Grace Jones.
-His colors will be “a little bit more bold...not muted at all but bright and vibrant,” and with a “punchy” pizzazz that he calls “pop-y” and “a hybrid of everything — from a futuristic spin forecasting a look for the year 2033, to a more ethnic look, but more abstract.”
-On why he decided to participate in NOVA Fashion Week: "I’m excited about the opportunity to share my design point of view with a new audience, one that appreciates cutting edge fashion with an artistic approach. The fact that NOVAFW is functioning as a charitable event makes it additionally compelling. Any opportunity to give back to others is something I am always interested in being a part of."
HERE and HERE.
I'll be sharing photos as soon as they're released, but here's some past work:
Click HERE for more Ra'mon on Le Petit.
The show opens with the Walker's popular "Walker After Hours" preview party on October 22, always a must-go social gathering. Don your International Klein Blue dress - or suit - and come see this acclaimed exhibition before it opens to the public. Get details here.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Amanda tells me she hopes to pick up more L.A. stores this spring when L.A. Market officially kicks off today.