Fashion

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Minnesota bearders have a serious rep.
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Thu, 11/14/2013
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Michael “MJ” Johnson’s imperial partial beard protrudes from his face like two dark-brown, upside-down walrus tusks. The thick, coarse hair starts at his jowls and connects to his mustache before curving up near his eyes.

In early November, his elaborate facial ’do won second place in the Imperial Partial Beard category at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany.

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Minnesota bearders have a serious rep.
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Sorry, mom and dad.
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Tue, 11/12/2013
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I have a lot of bad tattoos, from a “Good Burger” stick-and-poke I gave myself with a sewing needle and India ink to a rat on my left calf, which someone once mistook for a snowmobile.

While I’ve been able to attach some nostalgic significance to my oft-absurd body art, I’ve come to value good-quality tattoos over the cheap, impulsive variety.

Finding a good tattoo artist is the first and most important part of getting a tattoo worthy of your precious epidermis — you don’t want just anyone flooding your skin cells with ink.

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The fashionisto found out how to be a Dapper Dan.
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Tue, 10/29/2013
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Looking fly in a stellar suit is a helluva feeling — the crispness, the perfect knot on that gifted tie (thanks, Dad!), the sheen of polished shoes and, most importantly, a tailored fit that complements your body and face.

While suits are expensive, they are an investment that should not end in a scrimpy decision. Which isn’t to say you must dole out GQ money, but rather that you just need to make the proper decisions.

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The fashionisto found out how to be a Dapper Dan.
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Being a lazy person shouldn’t stop you from having the Halloween of your hyper-relevant dreams.
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Tue, 10/15/2013
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Are you always refreshing Twitter? Are you the first to say something beautiful (or crass) when a celebrity passes away? Do you run out of free articles on the New York Times website at the start of every month?

We’re about two weeks (16 shopping/sewing/crafting days) away from the big ‘Ween, so it’s high time we all start ripping costumes from the headlines.

Smart money says the streets will be crowded with Walter Whites and Miley Cyruses this year; smarter money will get spent on more original (yet still topical!) ‘stumes.

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Being a lazy person shouldn’t stop you from having the Halloween of your hyper-relevant dreams.
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Here’s a closer look at two of our strongest defenses against cold-weather skin.
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Tue, 10/08/2013
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In Minnesota, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter skin care. We’re heading into the thick of October, so it’s high time we gave our cold-weather moisturizing routines a dry run.

So what kind of skin and lip protection is best? I tested a range of lotions and balms, both cheap and slightly less cheap — I got them all at Walgreens. Sorry I’m not sorry for the lack of trendy lotions here: It’s just that there’s no point in hauling your cookies to Lush when drug stores, and all their wonderful generic brands, have you covered.

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Here’s a closer look at two of our strongest defenses against cold-weather skin.
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Become a better you.
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Tue, 10/01/2013
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What’s a fashionista/o? One of the first things I imagine is a walk-in closet worthy of getting Bling-Ringed: shoes in every color, fur collars toppling over perforated leather vests, cargo shorts up the wazoo, etc., etc.

But it’s time I cleared out my head — and my closet — to change this harmful stereotype. It’s costing me a ton of cash and precious space in my fun-sized bedroom. And don’t even get me started on how our disposable clothes culture is bad for the environment.

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Look alive, sartorialists. It’s Minnesota’s time to shine.
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Tue, 09/24/2013
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We can blame the volunteer army behind MNFashion for making our dreams of high-tailing it to New York the minute we graduate more and more outdated every season. Turns out, we can get it all — or at least a good, healthy, Midwestern-size portion — right here in our own backyard.

Envision Artopia kicked off Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week Friday night with winter and fall collections and Avant Garden happened Saturday night at the Walker Art Center.

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New York Fashion Week nodded to the decade but pushed boundaries on what the future might hold.
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Tue, 09/17/2013
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The fashion world is a time warp.

Trends go in and out of style faster than you can say “jeggings,” things we laughed at in our parents’ old photographs have wiggled their way into our own closets, and preparations for spring begin before we’ve fully closed the door on summer.

This year’s New York Fashion Week — for spring 2014 — staked claims in multiple decades and countless trends. Some things were familiar (androgyny, underwear as outerwear, animal prints) while others felt comfortingly fresh.

 

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New York Fashion Week nodded to the decade but pushed boundaries on what the future might hold.
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Revive your hair for the fall season.
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Thu, 09/12/2013
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The blazing sun and chlorine pools of summer have caused more damage to your hair than you may realize. While those strands may just be dead cells hanging on your head, there are ways to bring them back to life.  

 

Spot the damage

 

If you spent the summer soaking up the sun, chances are your hair could be fried. When you see some rustic coloration or a straw-like texture, UV rays are the ones to blame.

At the same time, products and tools can cause damage of their own.

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Revive your hair for the fall season.
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Students refuse to fall behind on this season’s fashions.
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Tue, 09/03/2013
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As the sizzling summer fizzles away, the crisp fall winds call for changes in our wardrobes.

Diving into a hectic new semester, we’re scurrying to classes, hunting for internships, consuming caffeine like water and barely finding time to brush our teeth in the morning.

But there are some students at the University of Minnesota who aren’t letting their busy schedules affect their chance to wear this fall’s fashions.

Here’s a student-inspired Gopher guide to autumn trends on campus:

 

Very Military

 

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Students refuse to fall behind on this season’s fashions.
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