Around the clock, Jordan Crosser is making people feel amazing. Whether it be with a crown on their head or simple compliment, the University of Minnesota student is giving back.
Of her many jobs, she directs Minnesota’s Miss Amazing pageant, which celebrates the abilities of girls with special needs and awards people based on self-improvement. This month, Crosser will be awarded the University’s President’s Student Leadership and Service Award after gaining a thick portfolio of service work.
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.
Two University of Minnesota students will exhibit their collections at the Circle of Design fashion show on Friday at the Westin Galleria in Edina, Minn.
The students are joining three other designers for the event, which features pieces that are inspired by locations around the world.
“The Circle of Design is about giving new designers a place to be seen. … That is what completes our journey from historical inspiration to new fashion revelation,” the show’s creator and producer Shelly Gensmer said.
With wedding gowns draped along the boutique’s windows and walls, Minneapolis designer Joy Teiken busily sketches and sews garments for her ready-to-wear line that’s handmade with a keen attention to detail.
Originally a pottery teacher, Teiken taught herself design and has been in fashion for a decade. Her business, Joynoelle Boutique and Atelier, is built mainly on her custom bridal gowns.
The flowers are budding and so should your style. Spring is just around the corner, and the new season is a reason to boost your fashionability.
“Sun’s out, guns out” is not an excuse for bro tanks and chubbies. You’re better than that. The following wardrobe staples toe the line between trendy and classic, and while they’re fashionable now, they’ll still look good five to 10 years down the road.
Micaela Resh and Grant Tillery
A celebration of art, fashion and design in the Twin Cities.
Primp is a local fashion boutique that offers stylish clothing at realistic prices. Its owners — part entrepreneurs, part designers — Michele Gudmundson and Wesley Uthus founded the store in September 2010. Since then, Primp has expanded from three to six locations in and around the Twin Cities.
Uthus, a University of Minnesota apparel design graduate, sat down with A&E to discuss her success in the Minnesota retail market.