Breezy sundresses and strappy sandals call for a new summer hairdo. As the weather heats up, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of the mirror blow-drying, curling and straightening your locks.
Emerging local designers and models displayed their work at Envision’s Spring 2015 semi-annual fashion show on Saturday in the lobby of downtown Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall.
Fashion is best served in a five-tier show. Fashion & Business, a University of Minnesota student organization that focuses on careers in the fashion industry, is hosting RISE: Advocacy through Fashion Design
Works of poetry, prose and nonfiction span the 128 glossy pages of Ivory Tower, a University of Minnesota student literary magazine.
Revolving around youthfulness, the beauty industry often lacks representation for older generations. To flip the narrative, event planner Sarah Edwards is hosting “I AM FABULOUS!” at the Varsity Theater on Sunday. The purpose of the event is to break the boundaries in fashion and show that beauty thrives at any age. “I have been involved in the fashion industry for a while now, and I want it to be more open and inviting. It can be a cruel industry,” Edwards said.
At the Eye Candy Design Showcase, you can drink your brew and wear it, too. University of Minnesota apparel design students created unconventional looks for the design event by meshing food and fashion. Coffee bean appliques are just the start.
Vocal talents from the University of Minnesota are collaborating at the UMN A Cappella Fest on Saturday. On the docket are student a cappella groups 7 Days, Basses Wild, the Enchantments, Urban Sound and Vocal U, each of which is getting a 20-minute set. It’s a rarity for this many vocal groups to be showcased at once. Differing from one-group performances in the past, the festival aims to unify the a cappella scene throughout campus.
When high-profile record stores began going out of business in the mid-2000s, the press deemed records a dying medium. But now, the resurgence of vinyl has contributed to the popularity of record stores and music culture’s vibrancy today. Since 2007, Record Store Day has emerged to acknowledge the success of hundreds of independently-owned stores around the country. Saturday is this year’s iteration of the celebration, and events big and small will be happening at record stores around the world and right here in the Twin Cities.
As the University of MinnesotaâÄôs creative writing program approaches its 20th anniversary, it will host a celebration on Friday at the Weisman Art Museum. The event plays a small part in the greater Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. With about 12,000 attendees from around the world convening to converse about contemporary literature, itâÄôs the largest literary event in North America. A wordy weekend, noteworthy authors and readers alike are scheduled for presentations, panels and lectures from Wednesday through Saturday.