Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Weekend What's What 9/19-9/23

FASHION PASSION

This weekend offers up some of our favorite things: white-hot fashion, creative collaboration and a good party theme. There are 4 fashion packed days ahead, so start planning your look NOW - especially for Eclecticoiffeur's launch bash on Saturday; where l'étoile will be hosting a special surprise in the VIP...

We will be reporting on the fashionable festivities, so check back for highlights (and low-lights!) and recap with a nightcap. What's not to be missed? See our selected shining stars below!

xo-l'étoile

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH

Kjurek Couture Fall Fashion Show

@ Suburban World Theatre
3022 Hennepin Ave.
Uptown

8:30pm / $10

Kjurek Couture and Amanda Christine Designs present their holiday/Fall collections tonight at the attractive Suburban World Theatre. Music by Mason Little with modern dance performance by April Sellers Dance Company and Pam Plagge at intermission.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH

Rabbit in the Moon

@ Foundation
10 S. 5th St.
Downtown Mpls

10pm / 18+ / $15 Adv - $20 Door

Electronic old-schoolers Rabbit in the Moon roll into town tonight for a sensory spectacular you won't soon forget. Expect their special brand of dark electronica, vivid visuals and an amazing stage show.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH

Yo Majesty

@ 7th St. Entry
7th & 1st Ave
Downtown Mpls

Femme hip-hop trio Yo Majesty brings the beat to the Entry tonight. Mixing boppy baselines and catchy hooks with strong vocals, it's no wonder these queens were the toast of South x Southwest this year!

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FRIDAY ART PICK: CASEY JEX SMITH

Casey Jex Smith, a former Mormon missionary, is hard to define. His work is a mingle of geometric abstraction with the big cosmic questions. Straightforward and meticulously drawn with bursts of color against soft grey, Smith’s creative and spiritual perspectives are both subtle and clear. Smith’s work includes mixed media, installation, painting and drawing - visit his website to peruse an online collection spanning back to 2003.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

Love's Labourers

@ Beast House
600 Washington Ave. N
Suite 104
North Loop

8pm-Midnight / Free

mplsart.com presents "Love's Labourers". A mash-up of 6 artists and designers will work together to create one-of-a-kind garments that have creative love smeared, cut, sewn, trampled, painted and bedazzled into them. Featuring some of our absolute favorites: Jennifer Davis, Adam Garcia, Eric Inkala, Annie Larson, Ra'mon-Lawrence, Crystal Quinn and Hyperlush!

This not to be missed event is free to attend. Tickets to reserve your 1-of-1 fashion: $50, with a portion of the sales going directly to MNfashion.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST

Honeymoon

@ The Nomad
501 Cedar Ave.
West Bank

10pm / 21+ / Free

The Moongoons slink into the Nomad for the second installment of Honeymoon, their monthly, way-2-cool dance night! Get your nightmare disco on with the goons and their super-special-secret guest, who we've heard is bringing some crazy-scary jams out for this very occasion.

This months suggested attire: Zombie Aerobics!

Honeymoon is sponsored by Beautiful/Decay & l'étoile magazine!

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST

Strange Love (performance/device)

@ Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave. NE
Northeast Mpls

8pm / $18

Skewed Visions presents Strange Love (device/performance), a performance and installation event exploring contemporary and historical cultures of fear by re-animating Stanley Kubrick's Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove.

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COOL LINK: ROYAL MAGAZINE

Royal is the private journal of The KDU. (Keystone Design Union) featuring their latest and greatest plus the works of others they admire. The collective’s objective is to stir sensations in what they feel is a world gone numb. The KDU is adept at bringing the beautiful along with the message. And luckily, their definition of a “private” journal is a lusciously designed on-line magazine.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

House of Henry Champagne and Truffles Brunch

@ Picky Girl
1326 Grand Ave.
St.Paul

11am / Free

Pop into Picky Girl this morning to view new designs by House of Henry, chat with the designer, and indulge in a decadent buffet of champagne and truffles. Tres magnifique!

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

Re-Discovered Pt. 2

@ The Entry
1st Ave & 7th St.
Downtown Mpls

8pm / 18+ / $5 avd, $7 door

Change out of your couture and into your flyest gear! Felipe Cuauhtli of Los Nativos hosts Ill Chemistry (Desdemona and Carnage), Men of Leisure (Snakebird, Mike 2600, and Espada), Mavin MC, and more at this local hip-hoppin' extravaganza.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

Eclecticoiffeur Cotillion

@ Sound Gallery
414 3rd Ave. N
Minneapolis

10pm / 21+ / $10 ($15 VIP)

Stylish stylist collective Eclecticoiffeur throws Fashion Weekend's biggest party tonight at the Sound Gallery!

Co-sponsored by l’étoile magazine, this Velvet Goldmine-inspired event is sure to motivate with a best-dressed contest hosted by the Cities’ most modish blog, The Minneapoline. The rest of the details? Glittering décor, glittering people and hot, hot tunes by DJ Naughty Wood, Jonathan Ackerman, Solid Gold and Attitude City. Dress to impress people, because all eyes will definitely be on you.

l’étoile party tip! Be a VIP! For a fiver you can upgrade your revelry. Come join l’étoile in the VIP lounge where special drinks, and special experiences, await. wink

Sponsored by l'étoile magazine, MNfashion, The Minneapoline, VitaminEnergy, Effen Vodka and vita.mn.


This week Jahna, Kelsy and Di made time in their busy party planning schedule to answer a few of our questions...

What do you think about the evolution of the local fashion scene over the past few years?

Fashion has always existed in the Twin Cities, but it needed connecting forces (i.e., MNfashion and l'étoile) to turn it into a community. Voltage was one of the big turning points because it gave visibility to local fashion, and now MNfashion is taking it to the next level by providing tools designers need to become successful. Plus, being a relatively smaller city, everyone is involved in multiple projects, and collaboration is one of the keys to a creative environment.

What would be EC's dream job?

Styling team for Karl Lagerfeld.

Can you give us a hint or two about what to expect at the Cottilion?

It's our coming out of sorts, so we are putting our work out there and wrapping a fabulous party around it. It will have a Velvet Goldmine feel, with great music, multiple dance floors, and hidden rooms. Be sure to dress the part for our Best Dressed contest (sponsored by the Minneapoline and l'étoile). Think glam rock, glitter and all the fixins. The winner gets to be styled by eclecticoiffeur and featured in the l'étoile blog.

What is the must-have fashion accessory for fall?

Fur stoles and opera-length gloves.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

Vintage Yard Spectacular!

@ Paul's Yard
2821 Pleasant Ave.
Uptown

10am-6pm

Still searching for that certain somethin' somethin' for your Fashion Weekend costume? Well, this should be your first stop. Our good friend Paul, previously a vintage clothing dealer and all around cool cat with excellent taste is getting rid of major stock! Find vintage/mod clothing for men and women, vintage Nikes and other shoes, awesome records and cd's, books, furniture and much more!

Bonus: Over 30 Vintage leather jackets will be up for grabs - get there early!

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

Bonde Do Role

@ Triple Rock
629 Cedar Ave.
West Bank

9pm / 21+ / $10 adv, $12 door

Brazilian electro-funk outfit Bonde Do Role graces the stage of the T-Rock tonight! We adore this group’s sassy sound and sassier good looks.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

North by Northeast Music Festival

@ Club Underground/Spring Street
355 NE Monroe St.
Northeast Mpls

2pm-2am / 21+ / $8

12 bands and 12 hours is the rumor. And since the information came from a reliable source, we believe! Held in the parking lot of the Spring Street Tavern, this outdoor music spectable features Kid Dakota, Ouija Radio and many more!

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

Oliver Lieb

@ DC House of Love
Secret Location
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10:30pm / 18+ / $5

Another all-night dance party brought to you by the pros over at DC Productions. What makes this party different? Well, German techno legend Oliver Lieb (aka Solieb, LSG), will be spinning a SIX HOUR SET, yes, you heard us right, six hours! Not only that, but this event will mark the end of an era - the DC House of Love will close it's doors after this final and fitting blow-out.

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SUNDAY MUSIC PICK: THE BLACK GHOSTS

Hot London Electro-poppers and remix-masters the Black Ghosts are a latest fave. The juicy chill-out beats are an ideal soundtrack to the strangest of situations.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD

MNfashion Workshop: Fashion Illustration

@ The Textile Center
3000 University Ave.
Minneapolis

1-5pm / Space limited / $30

This four hour workshop introduces fashion illustration and professional presentation techniques - a must-have skill for any serious fashion designer. Instructor Star Rial, a successful designer and stylist, will give you the hands-on training you need. The workshop is hosted by MN Fashion, a new resource for local designers looking to take the leap from passion to Fashion Avenue.

To register, e-mail info@mnfashion.org

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD

Mercedes Gordon Benefit

@ The Fine Line
318 1st Ave. N
Downtown Mpls

5:30pm / 21+ / $15 minimum donation at door

Mercedes Gorden was severely injured in the I-35 bridge collapse on August 1st. Her injuries included shattered feet, broken ankles AND legs, plus a fractured spine. Thanks to a network of excellent friends, and a wonderful fiance (Transmission's Jake Rudh), there is a benefit tonight in her honor to defray mounting medical costs not covered by insurance.

Mind you, this is no somber event. 10 years ago Mercedes’ injuries would have cost her her legs, but today she’s mere months from leaving the wheelchair behind, so let’s celebrate! Headlining the show is none other than hometown heros Tapes n' Tapes, along with a stellar supporting lineup of bands, plus Transmission live!

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1 comment:

nyteowl said...

nice music pick, nice events ladiesssss. ill be at yo majesty..honeymoon, transmission beni and anyhting else I can fit in there without falling over face first