l'étoile's weekly Shopping Guide, which I edit, is now online. Here's an excerpt:
Saturday: Give Us Wings Design Challenge
What: Local designers give back with a Project Runway-style twist: to design a garment with fabrics from Africa. The annual benefit for African nonprofit Give Us Wings also includes live art by John Olympio, emcee Faatemah Ampey (Shear Genius), African handmade jewelry and gifts for sale, live models, food and drink, and live and silent auctions featuring some of the fashions created for the challenge. The 11 participating designers include Emma Berg, Jenny Carle and Renate Adjei. Tickets are $35 with proceeds going toward Give Us Wings; RSVP at www.giveuswings.org. (Pictured: Emma Berg's 2010 Design Challenge look. Photo: Stephen Stephens/Digital Crush)
When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, November 5.
Where: FiveTwoSix Salon Spa Gallery, 526 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, 651-222-3839, www.giveuswings.org
For more local shopping events and retail news, head over to l'étoile's weekly Guide to Sales and Shopping.