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A year in music: Sally Hedberg’s 2011 picks.

December 14, 2011

As a lover (almost to a fault) of nightlife and live music I can say with sincerity that 2011 was a year that did not disappoint. The local output, the national tours and recorded albums all delivered...

The Fashionista is in: confronting your gift-giving dilemmas with style

December 13, 2011

The holiday season presents us, as consumers, with a dichotomy. First, thereâÄôs the positive: cheerful lights draped all over the city, peppermint mochas, elaborately decorated department stores...

Social network of style

December 8, 2011

What: Glama Gala Holiday Party When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Four SeasonâÄôs Dance Studio, 1637 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis Cost: $10/$15 at the door Art is perceived in a multiplicity of ways....

Take that, Rewind it back….

December 8, 2011

WHAT: Rewind Vintage Showcase WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Rewind Vintage, 2829 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis COST: Free Much of fashion is concerned with keeping up-to-date with current trends. ItâÄôs...

The Fashionista is in: cultivate your style

December 6, 2011

Style can be a nebulous thing. You either have âÄúitâÄù or you donâÄôt. And there is no one universal path to becoming stylish, because looks vary so much from person to person....

Album Review: “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” by Amy Winehouse

Album Review: “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” by Amy Winehouse

December 1, 2011

  âÄúLioness: Hidden TreasuresâÄù Artist: Amy Winehouse Release date: Dec. 5 Record Label: Universal Island Records Considering solo artists who have made the most consequential strides...

The Fashionista is in: Winter makeup

November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving has passed, which means that itâÄôs totally appropriate to start compiling your seasonal wish lists. And though you probably shouldnâÄôt keep your fingers crossed for a whirlwind...

Brother Act

November 23, 2011

  What: Askov Finlayson Where: 200 N. First  St., Minneapolis When it comes to shopping local in Minneapolis, women have a world of opportunity. Men, on the other hand, not so much. Menswear...

Crossing the panty line

November 23, 2011

  ItâÄôs safe to assume that most people can rattle off the name of a fashion designer/house thatâÄôs known for its ready to wear or couture. ThatâÄôs because when it comes...

First rate Mates

November 17, 2011

  WHAT: Mates of State WHEN: 8 p.m., tomorrow WHERE: Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $18/$20   In a musical industry where success is often measured by...

The Fashionista is in: winter style

November 15, 2011

Your yoga instructor may be capable of transpor t­ing you to your coastal, Mediterranean âÄúhappy placeâÄù for a pose or two, but the harsh reality remains: Minnesota has brutal...

Album review: “Take Care” by Drake

November 15, 2011

The current state of the hip-hop union is in flux. Mod­ern technology, a prolif­eration of whiz-kid producers and, quite simply, the talent itself has pushed sounds and structures...

Senior apparel design student Lizzie Hillman tailors her garment Wednesday at McNeal Hall in St. Paul.

Design School confidential

November 10, 2011

  The University of Minnesota is lauded for many diverse and rigorous paths of study and research. It may come as a surprise (to some) to hear that one of the most prestigious programs offered has...

A touch of pink

November 10, 2011

  WHAT: âÄúA Touch of Pink Fashion ShowâÄù WHEN: 8:00 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Nick and Eddie restaurant, 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis COST: $15 For an industry thatâÄôs so...

The fashionista is in: for the ‘bros’

November 8, 2011

Though it may seem more outwardly important to us, fashion and style isnâÄôt the exclusive province of women. Men obviously want to look good, but for much of the XY-chromosome campus populace,...

Album review: ‘Crazy Clown Time’ by David Lynch

November 8, 2011

David Lynch is a man whose reputation precedes him âÄî though that reputation isnâÄôt normal. More than likely, your familiarity with the surrealist filmmaker is one wreathed in complicated,...

Polica Gives MPLS an Autotune up

November 3, 2011

WHAT: Polica WHEN: Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m., Monday WHERE: Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. COST: $6 for advanced tickets, $8 at the door They may not have a released album, but the dreamy...

Caché’s here to stay

November 3, 2011

  WHAT: Caché: Casket arts showcase WHEN: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday; 12p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday; 12p.m.âÄì5 p.m., Sunday WHERE: Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis COST:...

Bright Lights

October 27, 2011

  WHAT: LIGHTS WHEN: 6 p.m., Friday WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. COST: $14 The decade of questionable hair accessories and cocaine was also the decade of New Wave. And during its...

The Fashionista is in: haute costume couture

October 27, 2011

  In addition to all of the glorious depravity that it encourages, Halloween provides a legitimate excuse to go shopping. Now, one route is that of the costume set, but it should be known: That road...

Beyond the dress

October 20, 2011

  Jewelry design can often be overlooked as the mere frosting of runway show styling. If itâÄôs not a 30-carat Harry Winston, then it can be brushed aside as an afterthought to the clothing...

Attn:Restaurant week=cheap food.

October 18, 2011

  You know what they say: there’s no such thing as a free lunch. There is, however, discounted lunch and dinner at participating restaurants during restaurant week (Oct. 23-28). The Twin Cities...

The Fashionista is in: Let’s hear it for the blogs

October 18, 2011

Last weekâÄôs plug about the Sartorialist sparked some thinking about fashion blogs. Naturally, there are  excessive amounts of them floating around the net. But theyâÄôre not all...

Glo-fi Fidelity

October 13, 2011

  WHAT: Neon Indian WHEN: 8 p.m., Thursday WHERE: 7th St. Entry, 701 First Ave N. COST: $15 Alan PalomoâÄôs (Neon Indian) rise to popularity isnâÄôt difficult to understand. He is...

Designer Abby Christenson fixes the ribbon of one of her dress designs that will be in the Vogue/ Trash Fashion Show in her home in South Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon.

Cross The Style Line

October 13, 2011

  WHAT: Vogue/Trash Costume Fashion Ball Benefit WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. WHERE: PatrickâÄôs Cabaret, 3010 S. Minnehaha Ave. COST: $10/$20 VIP   Many Minneapolis fashion productions...

Freshman Emma Czezk was spotted outside Walter Library Friday morning. She scores fashion at Forever 21 and Goodwill outlets.

Campus style stars: presented by fashionista

October 11, 2011

WeâÄôve come to worship the blogosphere genius of a certain Scott Schuman (âÄúThe SartorialistâÄù). His approach, however novel, was simple: Snap street fashion with the eye of...

The style among us

October 6, 2011

  What: Fresh Traditions When: Oct. 7 Where: McNamara Alumni Center Cost: $15/$20 Minneapolis has a thriving fashion scene, yes, but it centers upon design for a very specific market (the uptown,...

Local designer Danielle Everine showcases her black dress Wednesday at her studio.

Back in black

October 6, 2011

  What: âÄúLittle Black DressâÄù When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday Where: Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 6 W. Sixth St., St. Paul Cost: Free As essential as a cup of coffee is to morning is the little...

The Fashionista is in: Fall beauty endorsements

October 4, 2011

We all have our romantic pipe dreams. Mine currently involves becoming the Middleton to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and owning a BergdorfâÄôs online shopping cart that will never be checked out...

St. Vincent performs Sunday at the Walker Art Center.

Review: St. Vincent at Walker Art Center

October 3, 2011

  Annie Clark (St. Vincent) has sustained a career by creating music that exists just outside the parameters of a tangible reality. Her doe-ish disposition and startling beauty forge a stark contrast...

Electric Fetus in-store performances you don’t want to miss

September 29, 2011

 Local musichead haven Electric Fetus doesn't stop at mere merchandise when it comes to their investment in the music scene: they've made themselves into a venue. I'm talking of course about in-store...

Simply Marvelous

September 29, 2011

The 20-somethings of the prohibition era had a different kind of nightlife, thatâÄôs for sure. But itâÄôs not like the âÄúNoble ExperimentâÄù actually eradicated the drinking,...

Patrons at Club Jager dance late into the night Saturday evening in the Warehouse District.

Dance until the world ends

September 29, 2011

  Whether itâÄôs atop a table at B-Loco or in the comfort of your own living room, the drunken man/woman, deep down, has a shared love of dance. And as the drinks start flowing, you find yourself...

MN Fashion week shows

September 27, 2011

As promised, here is the list of MN Fashion week runway shows. Do yourself a favor: abandon a tiresome night out in Dinkytown and get glamorous. A lot of these events are FREE (zero dollars) so no excuses. Thursday,...

Toro Y Moi have the artistry to back up the buzz.

The Man and the Movement

September 22, 2011

  WHAT: Toro Y Moi with Unknown Mortal Orchestra WHEN: 8 p.m., Sunday WHERE: Triple Rock, 629 Cedar Ave. COST: $15   Chaz Bundick isnâÄôt your typical breed of game-changing musician....

Model Behavior

September 22, 2011

Runway fashion is primarily about the clothing designers, but it couldnâÄôt exist without particularly tall and exquisite human beings called models. The plight of the runway model is a tale not...

The Fashionista is in: Fall trend report

September 20, 2011

  In a perfect world, our walk-in closets are bursting with high-end retail. A typical Saturday night dilemma centers upon which color Louboutins to wear with the black minidress or whether the Chloé...

Tickets Still Remain for Autumn Brew Review

September 15, 2011

We celebrate our mothers and fathers. We celebrate our birthdays. We celebrate America. So who says we can't celebrate the distilled fermented grains that propel our very youthful vitality? No one. This...

Design with a Vision

Design with a Vision

September 15, 2011

  WHAT: Envision: Artopia Fall 2011 WHEN: 9 p.m., FridayWHERE: Graves 601 Hotel COST: Advanced ticket $20, day-of $25   Fashion weeks of the world have officially commenced. Across much of the...

Sad or smiley, Marissa Nadler's voice takes the modern singer/songwriter approach to powerful heights

Sing Me a Sad Song

September 15, 2011

  WHAT: Marissa Nadler with James Vincent McMorrow WHEN: 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept 17 WHERE: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S COST: $12/$15   The female singer/songwriter aesthetic may not...

Culture Compass – Braids, Hookers and Blow, Gordon Lightfoot

September 15, 2011

  Thursday Braids 7th St. Entry 8 p.m. $10 Braids is an experimental art-pop group from Canada who crafts their music around complex rhythmic stylings and nontraditional vocal structures. I know what...

Wanted: fashion show volunteers

September 8, 2011

There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer and sometimes paying it forward can yield desirable results like, say, free tickets to premiere fall fashion show "Envision: Artopia Fall 2011." The...

Tom Tom Club still have the heart and James Brown soul.

Still feelin’ it

September 8, 2011

WHAT: Tom Tom Club with Psychedelic Furs WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. WHERE: First Ave, 701 First Ave N.      COST: $23 Amid a musical movement centered on synthesizers, punchy...

Designer Gina Marie Landes displays one of her shirts on a modeling form Friday afternoon in the studio she shares with her mother in North East Minneapolis.

Vintage En Vogue

September 8, 2011

Within fashion magazines, scrutinizing the subtleties and changes in runway style is fun âÄî nay, exhilarating âÄî but when it comes to maintaining a relevant wardrobe, itâÄôs a...

Show Review: Yuck at the Varsity Theater

July 20, 2011

Hundreds of miles away in Chicago, the able men of A&E were ending their Pitchfork odyssey with a powerful TV on the Radio set. Back in the humid, sub-Saharan hell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, I ventured...

Cold Cave are bringing the '80s back.

Turning back time

May 5, 2011

WHAT: Cold Cave with the Kills WHEN: 6 p.m., Thursday WHERE: First Ave, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $16 The synthesizer had its heyday 25 years ago. The danceable hits of groups like Duran Duran,...

Clothes that speak louder than words

May 5, 2011

Fashion is often taken at face value, and in some sense thatâÄôs OK. ItâÄôs accurate to say that much of it is purely concerned with aesthetics (e.g. the tailoring of a jacket, fabric choice,...

DIY pop-stars OK Go have advice for UMN's graduating class:

Cyberspace cowboys

April 28, 2011

  WHAT: OK Go WHEN: 7:15 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Riverbend Plaza, 300 Washington Ave. SE. COST: Free It all began with a videotaped dance rehearsal that was meant for some inside laughs among friends....

Fashion here, right NOW

April 28, 2011

  WHAT: Fashion NOW: Spring Fashion Party WHEN: Thursday, April 28 8 p.m. WHERE: Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $15 in advance; $20 at the door Top 40 radio-sponsored...

The couture and the movement

April 21, 2011

WHAT: Sol Inspirations: Eco Fashion Gala WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m. WHERE: The Depot, 225 Third Ave. S COST: $35/$15 with a college ID All the glory of the green movement hits the runway in Minneapolis...