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Before “The Voice” with Nicholas David

May 9, 2013

With a mane of long, fiery red locks and an effortlessly cool beard to match, Nicholas David “The Feelin’” Mrozinski — commonly known simply as Nicholas David — is best recognized...

Lay t-shirts flat to save suitcase space for summer traveling.

The Fashionista is in: leaving on a jet plane

May 7, 2013

  A heady bout of travel anxiety is the common preface to a trip well-traveled. Questions arise from the ambiguity of suitcase packing — how many blouses is really too many blouses — to...

A trip to “Maraqopa” with Damien Jurado

May 7, 2013

    What: Damien Jurado When: 8 p.m., Wednesday Where: Turf Club, 1601 University Ave., St. Paul Cost: $13 in advance; $15 at the door Age: 21+ Singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has built up...

A long tulle skirt and black heels are an easy style to wear to summer weddings.

The Fashionista is in: wedding attire

May 2, 2013

Doesn’t it seem like everyone you know is getting married? It sure seems like that to me. And the majority of those weddings take place during the summer — the season of love. You’ll...

Celebrate the Cinco in the Twin Cities

May 2, 2013

Grab a piñata, a bottle of Jose and your best pals this weekend because it’s time to celebrate America’s favorite south-of-the-border holiday: Cinco de Mayo, the holiday that...

Sophomore Julia Roberts gets her hair done on Sunday at Studio 1414 in Northeast Minneapolis for a photo shoot for the upcoming RED: Super High Fashion show that will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

A (super) high fashion show

May 2, 2013

What: RED: [Super] High Fashion   When: 7 p.m., Saturday   Where: Studio 1414, 1414 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis   Cost: $15 GA; $35 premium; $75 VIP     Fantasy meets fashion...

Spring cleaning your closet can get rid of old clothes and out-of-style pieces.

The Fashionista is in: closet cleanse

April 25, 2013

Maintaining a closet full of aged blue jeans and two times too many sweated tees from high school is equivalent to never washing your face at night: You’re clogging your sartorial pores, readers! Throughout...

Ivan and Alyosha revealed

April 25, 2013

What: Ivan and Alyosha When: 7 p.m., Monday Where: 7th St. Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door Age: 18+   The name Ivan and Alyosha sounds eponymous until you...

Apparel design sophomore Lauren Kacher, left, poses with her model, Amanda Spencer, Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Weisman Art Museum. Spencer is also a Minnesota Daily business employee. Kacher's design will be shown in the Threads Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Weisman.

The fashionista is in: a peek into “Threads“ at WAM

April 23, 2013

What: “Threads”   When: 7 p.m., Wednesday   Where: Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis   Cost: Free for University studentsstudents and WAM members; $5 general...

Lizzo, Claire De Lune, and Sophia Eris of the local all-female hip hop collective, The Chalice.

Behind the music

April 18, 2013

Pre-show, post-show and every hour in between, musicians need fuel to crank out the instrumentals we all bump to. Your pals at A&E rounded up some Minneapolis artists to find out which restaurants...

Farewell Milwaukee, a Minneapolis band

April 18, 2013

What: Farewell Milwaukee When: 8 p.m., Saturday Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door Though the band’s moniker alludes to the idea that...

The Fashionista is in: on being a shop owner

April 16, 2013

  To every budding fashionista, owning a clothing store is an ideal job. To be able to curate your own collection, albeit designed by others, sounds like the finest way to execute your fabulous personal...

Review of Envision: Artopia Spring 2013

April 16, 2013

On Saturday evening, City Pages threw one of the largest fashion events in the Twin Cities, Envision: Artopia. Taking place in the 5th floor ballroom of the Graves Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, the evening...

Summoning all fashionistas/os

April 13, 2013

I know you, reader. If you chose to read one of my blog posts you’re either highly interested in fashion or folk/indie-pop music and want to know where to have a taste each of those in the Twin Cities....

This is the way it is, muchacho

April 11, 2013

What: Phosphorescent   When: 8 p.m., Friday   Where: Turf Club, 1601 University Ave., St. Paul   Cost: $13 in advance, $14 at the door, SOLD OUT   Age: 21+                  ...

Old Chat with Young Man

April 11, 2013

What: Young Man When: 7:30 p.m., Monday Where: 7th St. Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door Age: 18+   Singer-songwriter Colin Caulfield came of age in the Internet...

Spring Jam is missing its peanut butter

April 10, 2013

  This morning, the folks at SUA announced the lineup for the U's infamous weekend of Spring Jam. Drum roll, please -- Thursday, April 25 - Greg Bates with Kayla Conn Friday, April 26 - Theophilous...

The fashionista is in: at home fitness

April 9, 2013

We’re approaching the end of the year: six weeks left of lectures, lecterns and listening to professors list the elements of a stellar public relations campaign. Then we ditch the PDFs and book bags...

The Kids Grow Up

April 4, 2013

What: Cold War Kids When: 8 p.m., Friday Where: First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $20 in advance, $22 at the door; SOLD OUT Age: 18+   The Cold War Kids have been making waves on...

Culture Compass: Aziz Ansari and a New York childhood

April 4, 2013

Thursday What: “Bhopali” When: 5 p.m. doors open, 5:45 p.m. show begins Where: Mayo Memorial Auditorium, 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis Cost: Free   It’s the fourth day of National...

Philanthropy gives you WINGs

April 4, 2013

What: Flight of Fashion 2013 When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday Where: Loring Pasta Bar, 327 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis Cost: $50 in advance; $60 at the door; $85 for VIP   This year marks the fifth annual...

Doris Day turns 89, 90 or 91

April 3, 2013

Though the exact year of Doris Day’s birthday is ultimately unknown and under speculation, the day is verified as April 3rd, so happy birthday, Doris! The iconic Hollywood singer and actress of the...

Rolling Stones finalize North American tour

April 3, 2013

Okay, ya’ll – today marks the day you can officially let the tears roll. The Rolling Stones announced the next set of dates and locales for their “50 and Counting” tour, and unfortunately...

The Fashionista is in: defying April showers

April 2, 2013

Say it with me, “April showers bring May flowers.” This we know and this we accept. In our minds we limit the heavy rainfall and monsoon minutes to a span of four weeks, though it too often...

Q&A: Wavves

March 28, 2013

What: Wavves   When: 7 p.m., Friday   Where: 7th St. Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis   Cost: $16 advance, $18 door (Sold out)   Age: 18+   With the release of their album...

Left to right: Jennifer Ball, assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Bruno Chaouat, associate professor in the Department of French and Italian; Jacqueline Schiappa, doctoral candidate and graduate instructor in the Department of Writing Studies

The Daily’s Singled Out: Hot Professor Edition

March 28, 2013

Is it in the gaze from behind their wide-framed spectacles? Their smooth vocal delivery of the sociological perspectives of race in the mid-1960s? What about the flawless curve of their cursive letter...

The Fashionista is in: you, me and a fashionable celebrity

March 26, 2013

We admire them on and off the big screen, away from the stage and aside from their Photoshop figures. Acknowledging that celebrities are mere mortals like you, me and the guy workin’ late nights...

Bartender John Weinberg prepares a pitcher of beer on Tuesday, May 12, 2013 at O' Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul. O' Gara's will celebrate its 72-year anniversary this St. Patrick's Day.

A St. Paul St. Patty’s Day

March 14, 2013

As one of the most anticipated holidays for those with a palette whet by dark ales and fish ‘n’ chips, St. Patrick’s Day sneaks its way into the hearts and minds of non-Irish folk through...

Album Review: “Mala” by Devendra Banhart

March 12, 2013

Album: Mala   Artist: Devendra Banhart   Release date: March 12   Record label: Nonesuch   Nonesuch Records released “Mala,” Devendra Banhart’s latest full-length...

The Fashionista is in: Spring into action

March 12, 2013

Taking a stroll down memory lane this week, we rewind back to September  2012, when the elitists of the fashion industry unveiled their ideas for what spring wardrobes should look like. Sifting through...

Hoodie Allen. Photos by Diana Levine (www.dianalevine.com)

20 questions with Hoodie Allen

March 7, 2013

What: Hoodie Allen When: 6 p.m., Sunday Where: First Avenue, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $21/SOLD OUT Age: All ages   Steven Markowitz is a Jewish guy from Long Island, but under the rap...

The lovely band quirks

March 7, 2013

  What: The Lovely Bad Things   When: 9 p.m., Friday   Where: 7th St. Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis   Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door   Age: 18+   Brought together...

Tunesday, March 5th

March 5, 2013

You guys like new music, right? Here’s a list of some of the latest full-lengths that dropped, you guessed it, today (or today-ish). Dust off your headphones and beat the blizzard with a latte and...

The Fashionista is in: bikini beat

March 5, 2013

Wherever your plane ticket reads or your Dodge Neon drives, sunshine and bliss is just shy of two weeks away. And that requires new sunscreen — UV ray protection is sexy — and new swimsuits. Leading...

Sing with me, sing for the year

March 2, 2013

OMG it’s Friday. And because Rebecca wrote the rules – it’s her world, we’re all just livin’ in it – it’s imperative that we’ve gotta get down on Friday....

Smoldering sounds from the dark and folky blues duo, The Ericksons, will fill the Amsterdam Bar and Hall this evening as one of three acts to play the second installment of Local Current Live. Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kochsiek are sisters who blend their voices for an impeccable hushed harmony that is instantly pleasing to listeners.

A blend of past and present

February 28, 2013

The union of The Ericksons was created after an encounter with life’s harrowing realities, the death of a loved one. The two women turned to innate musical talent for catharsis. They produce music...

Everybody hates the Princess of Genovia

February 28, 2013

We’ve all had a nice chuckle or two about Anne Hathaway’s nipples protruding—ah, Anne, your headlights are turned on—and her Gollum-esque, “It came true…” coo...

Deer in headlights

February 26, 2013

  What: The Deer Tracks   When: Tuesday, 9 p.m.   Where: 7th St. Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis   Cost: $8 advance, $10 door   Age: 18+   When Sweden natives David...

Review: MNfashion’s The Shows, night two

February 24, 2013

  Yesterday evening the fashion elitists of Minneapolis flocked to the North Loop to cap off a seven-day stretch of feathers, fringe and local designer collections. Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week...

Designer Max Lohrbach cuts material for one of his pieces Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Minneapolis. Lohrbach will be showing his work in the first night of The Shows at Aria.

Designer Highlights: Four to look for

February 21, 2013

What: The Shows When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday Where: Aria, 105 N. First St., Minneapolis Cost: $25   Fashion will come to life this evening and the next in the most anticipated event of the...

Model Lindsey Kuehl displays one of Anna Louise Sviben's designs at FLUX, the College of Design's 45th annual apparel design senior fashion show, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Rapson Hall.

Students in Flux: Review of the University of Minnesota senior fashion show

February 19, 2013

An evening of fashion, fiction and fantasy, Saturday marked the 45th annual University of Minnesota apparel design’s senior class fashion show: Flux. Seventeen design students have been developing,...

The Fashionista is in: Menswear quiz

February 19, 2013

Where my well-dressed fellas at? I know you’re out there, guys; perhaps you’re buried underneath some stodgy high school tees and University of Minnesota sweats, but I see through that. I believe...

Flux: Senior Fashion Show 2013

February 16, 2013

This Saturday marks the 45th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show thrown by the University of Minnesota’s Apparel Design senior class. For the past six months, 17 individual designers have been working...

Fashion forecast: Fall 2013

February 14, 2013

Despite a raging blizzard gifted from Ms. Mother Nature, models stomped the runway, critics peeped the delicious designs and fashion enthusiasts braved the storm all in the name of Fall 2013 ready-to-wear. New...

Hump day horse ride

February 13, 2013

It’s Wednesday, and it’s the day before Valentine’s Day. And it’s slush-ridden outside—icky. Many of us are shaking in our boots with a vexing cycle of exes drifting through...

The Fashionista is in: get hearts pounding

February 12, 2013

In two days we will find ourselves immersed in chocolate, truffles, champagne and love — and disdain for some — all in the name of St. Valentine. Feb. 14 is the date on your calendar either...

A Bite of the Apple’s Style

A Bite of the Apple’s Style

February 12, 2013

Twice a year the fashion luminaries of the world descend upon New York City in an effort to bring together the finest fashion for the upcoming seasons. This year, the industry elite gathered together at...

55th Annual Grammy Awards: the nominations

February 10, 2013

Beautiful people, phenomenal talent and the potential for the tabloids' wet dream, the celebrity nip slip, all come together for one night of musical bliss. You've got it, the Grammy's are...

#NYFW #MBFW

February 8, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year: New York Fashion Week! The collections preview fall fashions of 2013, and after only two days of designs, skipping spring and summer and heading straight into...