Minneapolis designer Lisa Hackwith creates rare garments — she never sells more than 25 of each piece — giving every customer an exclusive look.
With an educational background in studio art, Hackwith began selling her creations on an online Etsy shop in 2010. Four months later, she took the leap and established her boutique, Hackwith Design House.
The brand is known for chic and easy silhouettes in basic textural fabrics.
College students know all too well the hectic scramble that comes with getting out the door before early morning classes. It’s neither practical nor affordable to own every beauty product known to man.
Stocking your beauty arsenal with only the essentials will keep you fresh faced and out the door in no time.
Here are the top-10 essential products for any makeup bag, with suggestions from ULTA Beauty manager Tara Skogstad:
1. Dry Shampoo
Fashion meets passion at Planned Parenthood’s “Ready or Hot” fundraiser.
Award-winning costume designer Lou Eyrich is a New Ulm, Minn., native.
She’s known for her work with “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Running with Scissors,” and most recently “American Horror Story.” The designer works closely with television writer, director and producer, Ryan Murphy. Together, the two have just wrapped up “Freak Show,” the fourth season of “American Horror Story.”
The Fashionista’s how-to on dressing for fitness classes
With New Year’s resolutions still in full swing (hopefully), everyone is flocking to the gym. Newcomers and experts alike are trying new fitness classes this semester.
Whether you're practicing peaceful meditation in yoga, or dancing it out in Zumba, different classes incorporate different moves that call for the appropriate gear and clothing. From shoes to apparel to hairstyles, it’s important to dress correctly to get the most out of a workout.
The trends to know for looking stylish this season
A constricting budget, which most college students know too well, can hurt a wardrobe and limit clothes shopping.
But luckily, an abundance of thrift and vintage stops dot the Minneapolis cityscape. By taking the short trip off campus to scour thrift shops, cash-strapped students can find unique pieces for excellent prices.
Shuffling through dated and sometimes smelly clothing is part of the experience, and a few tricks make for a painless shopping trip.
Mac McMillan considers his Northern Grade men’s pop-up market a happy, unintentional success.
“We did our first event and people showed up; brands were happy,” McMillan said. “Then we did another one and more people showed up, and brands were happy. It was one of those things where we didn’t have a plan, we just really wanted to have a good time and bring exposure to brands.”