Street Style: Audience members at Aveda’s annual fashion show weren’t afraid to pull all the stops

Becca Most

The Aveda Institute’s fashion show for Earth Month paired local designers with cosmetology students for a 45-minute segment full of iconic looks. Highlighting creative haircuts, makeup and color, students boldly flaunted all the looks that had been dormant for winter.

A&E took a snapshot of some of those in the audience that caught our eye.

Jeilah

What she wore: earrings and two-piece jumpsuit from Bittersweet Designs, black Zara shoes

Sporting a bright and spunky ensemble Jeilah celebrated the end of winter in style. Although she’s modeled for Aveda before, this is her second year working as a DJ at the annual fashion show. Jeilah said this outfit is somewhat out of the ordinary for her as she normally dresses in less-vibrant vintage clothing. She classifies her style as “soul” and “vintage sleek.”

Vanessa Carberry

What she wore: Journeys shoes, JCPenny skirt, mom’s shirt, bow from Claire’s, handmade beaded necklace, pentagon necklace she got for Christmas

Vanessa didn’t let Aveda staff’s all-black dress code stop her from giving us this iconic look. Sporting bubble-gum pink hair, a Hello Kitty tattoo and teal lipstick, she describes her style as “goth meets kawaii.” For us, this outfit it was all in the details. From her blue tongue piercing to the cute stuffed animal hanging off her backpack, Vanessa pulls off a style completely her own. 

Nik Keller

What he wore: Urban Jungle jacket, Piff’s Supreme shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, and shoes made by his girlfriend 

Nik came to the show to watch his girlfriend, who goes to school at Aveda. Pairing bright colors with classic t-shirt and denim, he kept it simple and clean. After telling us where he got all of his clothes, he cheekily added he got his boxers were from Supreme— way to flex on us Nik!

ScooterBoi

What he wore: customized Vans he modified himself, Rude plaid pants, a Frankenstein’s monster T-shirt, personally altered H&M jacket, two chains from Gold Guys, customized silver chain

ScooterBoi is clear evidence that DIY fashion works. A popular hiphop rapper in the Twin Cities, he also designed some of the streetwear shown in the fashion show. One of his specialities is making custom clay art worn as necklaces (which two of his other friends were sure to show off at the show on Saturday).