To every budding fashionista, owning a clothing store is an ideal job. To be able to curate your own collection, albeit designed by others, sounds like the finest way to execute your fabulous personal vision of what constitutes style. It sounds glamorously intoxicating from afar, but underlying questions about the good, the bad and the ugly side of the trade arise and advice from those who have succeeded would be beneficial.
Advice from local shopgirls on the ups, downs and turn-arounds of owning your own clothing store.
We’re approaching the end of the year: six weeks left of lectures, lecterns and listening to professors list the elements of a stellar public relations campaign. Then we ditch the PDFs and book bags in favor of Harper’s Bazaar and Longchamps filled with towels and sunscreen, all in the name of summer vacation.
With the increase in odious deadlines and exams, it can be difficult to make it to the gym to get a jumpstart on your beach body, and the extra time you do have is given to tasks of more importance: a lengthy Facebook stalk or a bath and a beer.
Say it with me, “April showers bring May flowers.” This we know and this we accept. In our minds we limit the heavy rainfall and monsoon minutes to a span of four weeks, though it too often exceeds this preconceived stretch, and we end up staying mostly indoors for the month of April with a strong distaste for its weather.
Rubber, pleather, gel and more — trust in this toolkit to vanquish raindrop follies.
We admire them on and off the big screen, away from the stage and aside from their Photoshop figures. Acknowledging that celebrities are mere mortals like you, me and the guy workin’ late nights at Santana’s makes those individuals in the spotlight easier to identify with.
In terms of style, we’re drawn to those with similar outward appearances to our own, and we tend to reflect the tastes of celebrities with a corresponding fashion palette. Who are you most like?
Taking a stroll down memory lane this week, we rewind back to September 2012, when the elitists of the fashion industry unveiled their ideas for what spring wardrobes should look like.
Sifting through the images of layered fabric, obtuse prints and fine-lipped models that littered the catwalk during the spring/summer 2013 fashion weeks, it was notable that the designers’ inspirations were just as varied as the 100-plus collections that were shown, from photographer Helmut Newton to Japanese designer Hanae Mori and Mother Nature herself.
Oppressing stripes and short suits and black and white contrasts in the springtime — oh, my!
Wherever your plane ticket reads or your Dodge Neon drives, sunshine and bliss is just shy of two weeks away. And that requires new sunscreen — UV ray protection is sexy — and new swimsuits.
Leading fashion retailers unveil hundreds of new looks each year, rendering the same three styles in a plethora of shapes, colors and cuts. Perhaps you skimped on new bikinis last season and are itching for something current, or maybe you’re too scared to dare to wear sexy cutouts; this quiz will guide you in the right suit direction.
Bermuda, Bahamas, come on pretty mama — Spring Break ’13 is around the corner and a new swimsuit is a need, not a want.
Let’s head back a few years to the chiffon and tulle times of papier-mâché magic, courtship qualms and queens and kings honored in popularity. The hairspray is heavy and the bobby pins are plenty. The girls are beautified and the boys ready for the post-event bubbly. You wake up with a streak of glitter here, a dash of regret there and a faint sound of “Boom Boom Pow” thumping against your temples, greeting your morning rise. Hello again, prom.
Fashion will come to life this evening and the next in the most anticipated event of the week: the runway shows. Featuring the most promising design talent of Twin Cities fashion, this year’s showcase comes at the tail end of MSP Fashion Week and will present attendees with the Fall/Winter 2013 collections of 10 designers.
MSP Fashion Week closes with the signature two-night event The Shows featuring ten designers. Here are four of their minds to peek at.
An evening of fashion, fiction and fantasy, Saturday marked the 45th annual University of Minnesota apparel design’s senior class fashion show: Flux. Seventeen design students have been developing, constructing and executing their designs since spring 2012, having completed their collections before finals this past fall semester.
Saturday evening presented fashion enthusiasts with a peek of emerging Minneapolis designers.