l'etoile is proud to announce a couple big dealios! This month we've scored some pretty sweet accolades from our pals at both Metro Magazine AND Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Both glossies put out their "Best of 2009" issues and l'etoile made 'em both! Fancy! We'd like to thank our fabulous staffers and readers who so passionately support arts and culture in the Twin Cities -- you guys make the scene! And keep your eyes peeled on l'etoile this year, as we plan to launch a new, more dynamic website before 2010 so we can cram in even more coverage of what makes our cities so special.
Peep the excerpts from both mags below. Thanks Metro and MnMo! l'etoile hearts you longtime!
From Metro Magazine's Best of 2009 issue:
Metro 100: l'etoile magazine
Such events are the medium through which boutiques and the local fashion scene collide, especially when they have the stamp of approval from professional party-throwers like (70) l’etoile, an online magazine with the biggest Rolodex in town. “Drawing attention to independent designers and boutiques is a win-win situation,” says l’etoile editor-in-chief Kate Iverson, who helps promote and produce roughly two events a month. “If the little guys can make enough money to grow and evolve, they’ll eventually be spending that money to take their business to the next level, which means buying more goods and services from the medium guys, who in turn buy from the big guys.”
From Minnesota Monthly's Best of 2009 issue:
Best Social Director: Kate Iverson
It's commonly believed that Kate Iverson has not slept in years. How else can you explain the fact that the indefatigable Iverson has helped produce or promote just about every cool arts and fashion event in the Twin Cities, from Art-A-Whirl to Project Runway showcases to Fall Fashion Week at International Market Square. All this while compiling a popular weekend guide to hip happenings as the editor of L'etoile magazine online. In everything she does, Iverson strives to open up an oft-exclusive scene to the rest of us. "I want people to be excited about the scene, to feel like they're a part of it," she says. "Events should encompass the cool vibe of the Twin Cities without being pretentious."