Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lookbook: Anne M. Cramer F/W 2011 Collection

Local designer Anne M. Cramer has just released images of her Fall 2011 collection. The designer is a relatively new face in the local fashion world. Instead of participating in fashion shows like most designers, she has simply crafted a small collection of classics-with-a-twist, available in multiple colorways and offering new spins on past pieces. It's a smart move for an independent designer - by tightening the focus and limiting the amount of fabrics and pattern-making, as well as offering items for pre-order, Cramer seems equally practical and ambitious. Look for the silk, wool and cashmere collection to be available beginning September 1 on AnneMCramer.com and locally at Melly, Picky Girl, and Allee Metro Chic.

Floor-length Flynn Skirt & Timothy Top

The Gilded Bird Top

The Westgate Cardigan, Wool Flynn Skirt & Wrap-it-up Streamer

The Timothy Top & Wool Flynn Skirt

The Parfait Dress

Visit AnneMCramer.com for more colorways.

Photo Credits:
Designer: Anne M. Cramer
Photographer: Adrienne Page
Stylist: Ann Prentice
Hair & Makeup: Allison AuBuchon
Production: Brooke Optiz

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gina Schiappacasse illustrates Kevin Kramp

New York-based fashion illustrator Gina Schiappacasse just posted a series of illustrations based on photographs of the knitwear of award-winning local designer Kevin Kramp. Schiappacasse (who happens to be a Minnesota native) says, "I was turned on to him by a few other Minnesotans in the Big Apple and was instantly captivated by his exquisite use of shape and texture."

The Minneapoline's Ellen Dahl Lawson featured on Who's Next Blog

Street style blogger/photographer Ellen Dahl Lawson of The Minneapoline was just featured on the national Who's Next Blog. She talks her inspirations, favorite Minneapolis places, and favorite drink. Click here to read the interview.

[Photo via Who's Next Blog]

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Local fashion link roundup: mid-week edition

Oh, hay. Minnesota-born sunglasses designers Coco & Breezy are featured in the June issue of Essence Magazine.

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine style editor Allison Kaplan chats with Project Runway winner Seth Aaron Henderson and former contestants Christopher Straub and Ra'mon Lawrence Coleman at the Sol Inspirations Eco Fashion Show in downtown Minneapolis in this video.

City Pages names local designer Joan Vonderbrugen of Lollycopter and Jenny Carle two of its 100 Creatives.

City Pages is giving away a copy of Susan Marks' In the Mood for Munsingwear book detailing the history of the Minnesota underwear company.

After a successful launch at women's designer resale store June last month, former Ivy store owner Ini Iyamba is launching a month-long menswear collection at Elsworth.

METRO Magazine fashion editor Mary O'Regan goes behind the scenes of METRO's upcoming men's fashion spread with Vision model (and F/W 2009 face of Calvin Klein) Will Defiel.

She also goes behind the scenes of METRO's summer shoot, featuring styling by Andrea Oseland and Vision model Mary Cann.

A swimsuit by local line ArielSimone was featured in the June issue of Essence Magazine.

Star Tribune recaps Art of Hair event & RetroRama.

Metromix has photos from Monday's "CAMP GAGA" CD release party and Gaga costume contest by Nic Abrego.

Macy's Glamorama has been announced. Mark your calendars for August 5.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lookbook: Danielle Everine S/S 2011

Voltage 2011 designer Danielle Everine has just released images from her spring 2011 lookbook collection shoot. It features Vision models' up-and-comer Mary Cann, recently seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Designer: Danielle Everine
Photography: Marshall Franklin Long
Model: Mary Cann for Vision
Underwear by: Jagress Intimates
Styling: Nick LeMere
Makeup: Daniela Serra

Lookbook: Raul Osorio S/S 2011

Local designer Raul Osorio just released stunning images from his spring 2011 men's and women's collections, which debuted at Voltage last month. Look for selections from the collection to appear at this Friday's "April Showers Bring Bitch Flowers" event.

Designer: Raul Osorio
Photographer: Amy Miller
Stylist: Alison Hoekstra
Hair: Susanne Huber
MUA: Ashley Kilcher
Models: Tearra, Vincent Balbo, Alexandra Fee
Photo assistant: Sami Foust
Stylist assistant: Lauren Stark
Location: La Belle Vie

Local inspiration: muses and lenses

The best in local street fashion, portrait and fashion photography from local muses and lenses, gathered via Twitter, Facebook and blog uploads from the past week.

The Minneapoline's Ellen Dahl Lawson snaps stylish guests at RetroRama for Vita.mn. (Click here for more.)

Chloe Ahlf of Urban Tease DIYs some studded cutoffs.

New York photographer Satoshi Motoda shoots Ignite model John-Mark.

Dirty Hair Halo blogger Shannon Licari snaps hairstylist Angela Kreitlow on the street at the Lyn-Lake Street Festival last Sunday.

Ellen Dahl Lawson snaps a vintage dress reminiscent of Prada's spring collection.

Chicago photographer/stylist Dana Scruggs shoots Ignite model Rikki.

Ignite model Whitney Fransway gets moody for Chicago-based photographer Robert Beczarski.

Vodka rep Lindsey Tauer gets captured on the street by street style blog Minneapolis Affair.

Minneapolis photographer Amy Gee hangs out on the balcony of her Chicago hotel while on assignment.

Accessories designing duo Coco & Breezy hits the streets in NYC.

Stylist/producer Angel Yang gets a cute new 'do.

Trnds.com blogger Corey Tenold shows off his cute spring look.

Secrets Fashion Agency's Davee Ek looks pretty in pink.

Minnesota-native model Lauren Wade, now with Ford Models in Chicago, gets nautical. (Photo: Stephanie McNiel)

Ignite model Alexandria wraps herself in the flag. (Photo: David Puente)

Sara Kiesling captures model Alexandra Fee having a moment.

Photographer Amy Gee snaps herself hanging on a balcony.

Autumn Wilson shoots some shots featuring fashions by local designer Rachel DeLange. (Model: Anne. Hair & makeup: Amber Brenke)

Thomas Ward does a test shoot with model Emmie Strommen. (Hair & Makeup: Amber Brenke)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Photo recap: Cliche's Crosswalk

Despite the rainy weather, Cliche's semi-annual Crosswalk fashion show went off without a hitch. As usual, the styling from store co-owner Delayna Sundberg and Cocoquette jewelry designer Andrea Oseland was inventive, seeming to take inspiration from Mexican brides.

[Photos by Marty & Shirley Andreasen]