Kara Nesvig


Calamity Janes

Calamity! WHEN: 8 p.m., Thursday, May 20 WHERE: The Lab Theater, 700 First St. N. TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door (Sold at Cliché boutique)

The Fashionista is in - Advice before heading out

So this is it, ladies and gentlemen âÄî my final column as your handy-dandy Minnesota Daily Fashionista. WeâÄôve been together for a little more than a year, which is quite a bit longer than any of my college-era dalliances have lasted. Good for us! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in this cozy little space of TuesdayâÄôs paper and truthfully, IâÄôm reluctant to leave. So, as a Fashionista gift to you, my darlings, IâÄôve compiled a list of the things I learned in college, style-wise and otherwise.

The wonderful world of Etsy

Ets y, an online marketplace for handcrafted gifts and vintage treasures, is a treasure trove of sweet trinkets and one-of-a-kind finds that you can brag about snapping up before your hipper-than-thou friends do. Though a lot of the site is pretty cutesy (hopefully you have a stomach for sugar), with a little digging and plenty of patience you can unearth total gems, from fox fur boas to vintage Louis Vuitton clutches. Unlike eBay, if you see something you like, you can snap it up right away.

The Fashionista is in - Walk of Shame Survival Guide

Last weekend was Spring Jam, wasnâÄôt it? IâÄôd completely forgotten until I happened to notice more than a few hot messes stumbling home on Sunday morning from whatever salacious activities they had gotten up to the night before. There are some telltale walk of shame signs: messed-up hair, smudged makeup and that hungover stumble in last nightâÄôs heels.

Solving a mystery with the Harty Boys

âÄúThe Harty Boys in The Case of the Limping PlatypusâÄù WHERE: Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 Lake St. W. WHEN: Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. TICKETS: $12 A priceless work of art has been stolen from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts . Where on Earth could it be, and more importantly, whoâÄôs the rat behind the crime?

Battle of the báhn mi

Move over muffulettas and poâÄô boys. Báhn mi, a French baguette sandwich with a French-Vietnamese twist, is having its 15 minutes of fame in Twin Cities cuisine. The sammy is so popular even the Walker's ritzy 20.21 added the dish to its menu. A&E, big báhn mi fans ourselves, did a little scoping for the five-star sandwich, pitting our very own Bun Mi against Eat Street's brand spanking new Café Kem . Who came out on top in this battle of the báhn mi? Stay tuned to see.

The Fashionista is in - Fashion Week

Major âÄúfashionâÄù cities like New York City and Paris have Fashion Week, a crazy period during the spring and fall when designers present their collections to the press. Obviously, youâÄôre not going to spot an Olsen or even Sarah Michelle Gellar at our very own version of Fashion Week, but you might see one of the dudes from Solid Gold or local artist Scott Seekins. Close enough, right?

The baby-sitters are back

Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Claudia Kishi. Kristy Thomas. Cathy Dollanganger . No, these aren't pop stars or the hottest new members of the Disney clan, but to a certain generation of young women, they're just as famous as Miley Cyrus . If you were a preteen girl from the late '80s to the early 2000s, chances are you recognize one or more of these names. Don't be ashamed to admit to your past lurking in the young adult, or YA, section of your library, because the books of our wide-eyed innocence are back on shelves in a big way.

Local Celebrity Twitters

When Twitter was developed all the way back in 2006, who would have known that its succinct manner of condensing life and self-promotion into 140 innocent little characters would have become so incredibly popular and incessant? Now, everyone from Larry King to âÄúcrystaalbieberâÄù has the chance to tweet. Followers know when Kim Kardashian is hitting the Miami beach and how John Mayer feels about cosmetic surgery.

The Fashionista is in - Talking Beauty with Beauty Bets

Elizabeth Dehn has an impressive resume: stints with Target and [beauty company] Kiehl's, writing for national publications like Rachael Ray's magazine and formerly serving as lifestyle editor at local publication Minnesota Monthly. Add beauty blogger to that list and you have her newest endeavor, daily blog Beauty Bets. (http://beautybets.com) Since I'm always eager to chat with a fellow product junkie, the two of us bonded over talk of face masks and foundation. Tell me about your career thus far. How did your various jobs in beauty-related fields lead to the blog?