Melanie Richtman

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Signed by Vera: Goldstein exhibit showcases scarves

After digging through over 500 scarves, Natasha Thoreson finally picked about 100 for display at the Goldstein Museum of Design. The summer exhibit, called “Signed by Vera,” is a collection of printed scarves from post-war designer Vera Neumann, who is known for her colorful patterns.


The fashionista is in: Protecting your skin

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.  Melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, has been increasing steadily over the last 30 years. Coco Chanel, who popularized tanning after accidentally getting too much sun on vacation, may be to blame. Since the 1920s, Americans have been obsessed with achieving a golden glow, even if it’s proven to be detrimental to their health.


Twin Cities’ best patios and rooftops by time of day

After months of being forced to consume food and drinks indoors like peasants, the weather is finally warm enough for us to eat and drink outside like kings. Minnesotans know how to appreciate good weather, and with a plethora of rooftops and patios around the Twin Cities, it’s easy. Here are some of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s bests:   W.A. Frost and Company Perfect for: Daytime


Spring Jam’s best dressed

In a sea of bro tanks and fanny packs, there were a few students who stood out during Spring Jam — their outfits being anything but basic. These individuals prove that it’s all in the details. Who wore it: Cassie Baumgartner, environmental science, policy and management senior Pairing shorts with a sweatshirt and boots is a great way to show some skin without being embarrassed to be seen in front of a professor. A light color palate makes this ensemble spring appropriate. The bandana headband and aviators give her look an edge. 


Spring Jam performances and their matching cocktails

Spring Jam: the last hurrah before finals. There is something about a weekend filled with concerts that makes college kids want to drink for a week straight. After your fourth Natty Light (honestly, it’s impressive that you made it to four without experiencing extreme self-loathing), you’ll probably want to drink something — really, anything — else. Here are some Spring Jam cocktails inspired by the weekend’s artist lineup. Note: I’m not an experienced mixologist. I just like drinking.  


Designing for the elements

A vegetable steamer resting in a kitchen is a common sight, but a vegetable steamer worn as attire is far from usual. At “Elements,” a University of Minnesota student fashion show hosted by the WAM Collective, one designer does just that. The event, now in its third year, features student designs inspired by another artistic work. This year, designers used the University Weisman Art Museum exhibit “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined” as their muse.


Designing for the elements

A vegetable steamer resting in a kitchen is a common sight, but a vegetable steamer worn as attire is far from usual. At “Elements,” a University of Minnesota student fashion show hosted by the WAM Collective, one designer does just that. The event, now in its third year, features student designs inspired by another artistic work. This year, designers used the University Weisman Art Museum’s exhibit “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined” as their muse.


Makeup: when to save and when to splurge

With an overwhelming array of makeup options available, it can be tricky to know where to spend your money. Should you splurge or save? The fashionista is here to break it down for you. Foundation: Splurge For those of you with perfect skin and average skin tone, you can get away with buying cheap foundation with very few issues. However, if you have sensitive skin, blemished skin, very fair skin or very dark skin, you’re going to be much better off spending money on a quality product.


Twin Cities shopping destinations

It’s sometimes hard to build a wardrobe that’s different from your peers’. With the college-kid budget basically ranging from Goodwill to Target, it can be a challenge to find items that aren’t owned by at least three of your neighbors. If you’re tired of buying all your clothes at Forever 21 and H&M, there are some pretty cool stores around the Twin Cities that you should check out.   Primp


The Fashionista is in: Out with the old, in with the new

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to clean out your closet to make room for fun, new things. However, it can sometimes be challenging to part with old clothes — what if you get rid of something and it comes back in style next year? Luckily, you have this handy little guide to what you should keep, toss and repurpose for 2014.   Item: Wedge sneakers Verdict: Toss



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