Friday, April 29, 2011

local fashion link roundup: 4.23-4.29

Here's the week in review in local fashion, from Le Petit and other local bloggers.

[Photo of Joan Erakit by Ellen Dahl Lawson/The Minneapoline]

Ellen Dahl Lawson does a Q&A with and Brown Girl Files style blogger Joan Erakit for The Minneapoline.

Joan Erakit recaps Voltage: Fashion Amplified for national blog Frank 151.

Kara Nesvig does some hilarious dude beauty interviews with local writer and man-about-town Jay Gabler and fellow writer Jay Boller for her beauty blog, Vanity Project. She also does a beauty interview with local blogger/stylist Jane Belfry.

Kara Nesvig reviews the new skincare line by local beauty guru and writer Elizabeth Dehn, By Elizabeth Dehn. Click here for details on her May 12 launch event.

Fashionasty blogger Jake Thompson has resurrected his Street Meat street style feature.

The Minneapolitan reports on artist Miles Mendenhall (who was a finalist in reality show Work of Art) and his new artist collective, Faux Poco, which includes fashion and textile designer Luci Kandler of the late, great Calpurnia Peach label.

Cake in 15 just posted its review of Voltage: Fashion Amplified, and it's the most detailed, extensive review of the show out there, with photos by Stacy Schwartz and words by Carl Atiya Swanson.

Check out MPLS.TV's Voltage edition of "What the F**k Are You Wearing?", with video by Dan Huiting.

I review last Saturday's Sol Inspirations eco-fashion show for, and do a closer look at the competing designs for Le Petit. Metromix takes crowd and runway shots at the show, while METRO Magazine fashion editor Mary O'Regan takes runway and crowd shots for her blog, Art of Wore. Hina Khan has backstage photos of the Evolution Hair team at work. Beth Hammarlund reviews the show for l'etoile magazine. SeƱorita Susan also reviews the show for her blog.

I preview next month's April Showers Bring Bitch Flowers drag fashion show for and next weekend's Walker Local Artist Jewelry Mart for Le Petit.

I announce news of Project Runway's Christopher Straub's new underwear collection over at

I preview this weekend's Craftstravaganza craft show, Mighty Swell Vintage pop-up sale & Ini Iyamba's new CAPSULE collection at June for this week's issue of

l'etoile magazine publishes its whimsical, adorable paper dolls-themed spread featuring Voltage 2011 designs, as illustrated by Lisa Luck. reports that Up Six Vintage provided the dress for Elizabeth Bank's character in last night's episode of 30 Rock, after the show's stylist spotted it on Up Six's Etsy shop.

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