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Fashion at Hotel Ivy

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Now that’s a fashion show. Minneapolis designer Joy Teiken of Joynoelle skipped ClubDiva this weekend to team up with Monique Lhuillier for Sunday’s elegant Runway Luxury fashion fundraiser hosted by local  philanthropist Blythe Brenden at the new Hotel Ivy. It’s rare in Minneapolis to be treated to a show where the fashion commands center stage: no rock bands, no dancers or drag queens – just a runway, a few rows of squished seats, dramatic lighting and music with a beat. And judging from the well-dressed, enthusiastic crowd, the Twin Cities is hungry for more of it.
Teiken showed her versatility and love of the female figure with looks ranging from 20s-inspired to simply modern cocktail dresses.  She can drape with the best of them, and her attention to detail came across in everything from a silk organza coat dress decorated with a hand-beaded poodle and scalloped hemline to charmeuse gowns with ruffled necklines. The best part of having Joynoelle’s studio right here in town: any piece on the runway can be custom ordered to fit.
And you’ve got to hand it to Teiken: sharing a runway with Monique Lhuillier is daunting. As home to one of just two flagship Monique Lhuillier salons in the country, Minneapolis enjoys great access to one of today’s true fashion stars. No, Lhuillier wasn’t there in person – but her spring collection represented – in lovely shades of mint and butterscotch. Soft and gorgeous one shoulder chiffon gowns, strapless cocktail dresses with beading – makes a girl long for an occasion befitting the dress. The $3,400 or so to buy one would be nice, too.

In Joynoelle at Glamorama

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Who cares what the models wore. Let’s talk about me. So here’s how my Shop Girls co-host Alexis Walsko and I looked in our Joynoelle dresses at Glamorama last night, and second picture of Minneapolis designer Joy Teiken with all of her eager subjects: Alexis, Lori & Julia and me. Tune in to Shop Girls this morning on FM107.1 from 10 to noon for the scoop on the show, the party and the fashion.

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Celeb connection

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Behold: The power of the almighty pre-awards show gift suite. The promise of pictures featuring celebrities holding your product makes entrepreneurs do crazy things, like pay money to give their goods away to people quite able to pay. Removed as we are in Minnesota from such goings-on, many a Twin Cities business owner has ventured to Hollywood to get in on this career-making opportunity. I wrote in the Pioneer Press on Sunday (Jan. 14, 2007) about Ramsey-based Simply Ella infant car seat covers and clothing line, given away last week at a pre-Golden Globes party to Angie Harmon and dozens of semi-stars.

Meanwhile, Minnesota-based fashion designer Joy Teiken of Joynoelle set up her own Golden Globes suite in L.A. with smashing results. Marcia Gay Harden fell in love with the line and might want something for an upcoming premiere. Alicia Keys is also interested, as is Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood. Won’t be long before Joynoelle is all over the red carpet. But all that sucking up to celebrities and their demanding stylists does take its toll on a down-to-earth designer. “Lots of drama,” Joy said of the trip. “People not showing up for appointments or being two hours late. Thank goodness I have a fabulous assistant.”

Sbgbrooke_2 Another native Minnesotan who has learned to play the celebrity game with enviable finesse is jewelry designer Sara Goldfine of SBG Designs, who grew up in Golden Valley and now lives in L.A. (She returns to the Twin Cities for trunk shows at least a couple of times a year.) Last week, Sara participated in a Golden Globes gift suite and got her necklaces and bracelets on Brooke Shields, Paris Hilton and Josh Henderson (who plays the new two-timing teen hunk on “Desperate Housewives”) — to name a few. But her favorite celeb encounter was Ethan Embry (“Can’t Hardly Wait”). Says Sara, “He hung around to chat with my sister and me for what felt like a half an hour….told us all about his up and coming projects and how he is going to have to gain a lot of weight for a new film he’ll be working on.”

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