People over 30: Put a dress on and go to a fashion show! The 20somethings who partied past midnight at the Envision
show on Saturday night (which included some really fab, very wearable pieces from Bumbershute
, Local Motion
and others) think we're lame. Not helped by the fact that I took my 20-year-old intern as my date (you looked great, Megan!) when my friends - and babysitter - failed me. We've got to represent. I've already pointed out some highlights for MNfashion Week
but after going backstage at the Ritz Theater
yesterday and seeing the Ballet of the Dolls dancers prepare to strut their stuff to Mary J Blige in 8-inch platforms, it's worth suggesting again that you get tickets to Fashion Ball
for April 23 or 24. This is the first time Glamorama vets Myron Johnson and Grant Whittaker have done a fashion week event and it looks like it's going to be a blast. Besides the theatrics, they'll be showing collections from Grethen House N'Etc
and J. Novachis
.Tickets are $30 and proceeds support Ballet of the Dolls. Also of note: Laura Fulk's April 20 show
, originally invitation only, has been opened up to the public. Click here
to get on the list while the gettin's good. Last year, Fulk's presentation, while entirely conceptual, really raised the bar locally for serious fashion show production. Now that she's aligned herself with business partners focused on getting her clothes into stores nationally, it will be interesting to see how all the elements come together. YOU could witness a designer in the making. And wouldn't it be refreshing to do something other than dinner and a movie?
SO excited about the Fashion Ball! I'll be there the 23rd!
Posted by: Jill | April 15, 2010 at 02:12 PM