Envision Spring 2012 @ Graves 601

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 | Author: Amanda | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Incase you missed the show, here’s what we did:

Envision Artopia Spring 2012

Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Author: Amanda | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m proud to say that I’ve been involved in the bi-annual fashion show, Envison Artopia, since they first debuted in 2007!  Allison and Jessica, owners of Ignite Models and producers of the show, have grown the event into one of the top rated fashion events of the year and include 6 boutiques and over 15 local fashion and accessory designers.  This is a group of well organized professionals and with almost 30 sponsors, it’s sure to be around for many seasons to come.

Only a few days away, this seasons Envision Artopia is showing boutiques and designers Spring/Summer 2012 collections.  I will be showing a 50′s meets 70′s vibe on the runway with a few new pieces added to the collection.  Don’t miss out!  All of my pieces will be available for purchase after the show so make sure you call dibs on your favorite look before it’s gone.  See you there  :)

ENVISION: Artopia Spring 2012
Saturday, April 14th @ Graves 601

One of the Many Reasons I Love Minneapolis

Posted: April 11th, 2012 | Author: Amanda | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

A local magazine with national appeal, Metro Magazine is always up-to-date and on-trend with fashion and food.  On the cover, a dash of peppermint schnapps makes a mojito mid-western, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Ballet Prelijocaj’s Snow White, and 3 of Minnesota’s best art crawls of of the summer.  Here’s a peek at their April 2012 fashion spread ‘Electric Feel’:

Stella McCartney blazer ($1,565) from Neiman Marcus. Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller blouse ($315) and skirt ($255) from Bumbershute. Michael Kors necklace ($165) from Nordstrom. Gorjana ring ($84) from Covered.

Hinge skirt ($98), Rick Owens tank ($495), Michael Kors gold bracelets ($95 and $85) and Kate Spade red bracelets ($88 each) from Nordstrom. Rebecca Minkoff silk jacket ($348) from Ladyslipper. Post & Co. leather belt ($120) from Grethen House. Alexis Bittar crystal encrusted bracelet ($295) from Neiman Marcus. Kenneth Jay Lane green stone ring ($66) and Kara Ross crescent cuff ($215) from Ladyslipper.

Lanvin blouse ($2,495), Marc Jacobs pant ($328) and Givenchy “Pandora” bag ($1,945) from Nordstrom. Alexis Bittar dome ring ($245) and Kara Ross white bracelet ($195) from Neiman Marcus. Pink enamel bracelet ($158) from STYLEDLIFE. CC Skye gold spike bracelet ($150) from OPM.

Helmut Lang blazer ($645), Nixon gold watch ($158) and Michael Kors zipper necklace ($95) from Nordstrom. Joe’s Jeans pant ($158) from Neiman Marcus. Sheila Fajl earrings ($70) from Ladyslipper. Rings (red stone $28, gold geometric $22) from Covered.

Rachel Zoe blazer ($450), Equipment blouse ($208) and BCBG skirt ($158) from Nordstrom. Jimmy Choo sandal ($750) and Alexis Bittar ring ($175) from Neiman Marcus. House of Harlow necklace ($75) from OPM. Gold matchstick bangles ($72, set of three) and cuffs ($68, set of three) from Carrier Pigeon.

styled by Molly Roark, photographer and creative director Jenn Cress, fashion editior Sarah Baumann, Hair Jenn Hughes, Makeup Romeny Chan, Model Jessica Corvinus from Arquette, photography assistant Jake Freeman, and styling assistant Danielle Morris

Another reason I love Metro Mag, in their January issue they gave me the ‘Keeper Award’ for 2012  :)

Festival 2012

Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: Amanda | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

With Coachella just a few days away, festival season is upon us.  Taking inspiration from tribal neon, 70′s boho, 50′s pin-up, and pastel watercolors, festivals are the best place to show off all of the fun trends happening for the Spring/Summer season.  Experimentation is always fun at these events and bright colors are key at outdoor concerts.  Great places to shop include nastygal.com for cheap and vibrant dresses and separates, net-a-porter.com for key pieces that you will wear all season long, and shopbop.com and revolveclothing.com for fast shipping and on-trend apparel.  Have fun experimenting and don’t be afraid to try something new!

Color Inspiration Spring/Summer 2012/13

Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: Amanda | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »