MNFashion Kick-off Season by Lucie Jane

Its coming! MNFashion week is coming soon! This season’s fashion week will be held September 22 through 28th. There are trunk shows, boutique open houses, etc, and best of all: The Shows! The Shows are a series that MNFashion has been producing for the past year or so, showcasing successful local designers by putting on a show with full collections. This year designers include ArielSimone, Christopher Straub, Blasphamina’s Closet, Emma Berg, and others. Find out more info, and buy tickets, here.
This past Sunday I had a great time modeling for the lookbooks and promotional material for two of my all time favorite designers: Christopher Straub and ArielSimone! Christopher’s line showcases his talent with digital prints and gowns, and Adrienne’s line features some of her famous and unique swimwear. Here are a few sneak peaks below!

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Hope to see you at the shows!
xoxo Lucie Jane

KTWIN’s Friends of Fashion This Thursday!

Anheuser-Busch/Golden Light Presents….. KTWIN’s Friends of Fashion!

  • Day: Thu, May 3, 2012
  • Showtime: 9:00 PM
  • Doors open: 8:00 PM
  • Days until show: 3
  • Ages: 18 & Over
  • On sale now
  • Ticket Prices*: $20

The K-TWIN Friends of Fashion Event comes to The Brick in Downtown Minneapolis Thursday night, May 3rd! Only a limited number of tickets will be available for one of the most amazing fashion shows of the year. The K-TWIN Friends of Fashion Event features:

Local designers!

Christopher Straub, Realia By Jen, and ArielSimone.

Local Stores!

Bessie’s Boutique, Pink Champagne and more.

Local Performers!

Tim Mahoney and John Swardson- all wrapped in your favorite rock hits!


Tickets on sale now at The Brick box office and at the K-TWIN studios.

The K-TWIN Friends of Fashion Event brought you by: I Am Moody Productions, Jungle Red Salon Spa and Gallery, White Bear Lake Suzuki, DP Hue JB Hudson Jewelers and Golden Light. Go to for more info.

* Service and handling fees are added to the price of each ticket


Christopher Straub’s 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Fashion Show Benefiting the Child Neurology Foundation

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of working with incredibly talented designer, Christopher Straub.  Those of you who don’t know Christopher, should.  He was on season 6 of Project Runway and has been unveiling beautiful creations to the world ever since his debut with fame.

 {L-R: Brittany McKee, Christopher, me} Love!

This is the second time I have worked with Christopher as an assistant-turned- model.  In both instances, he has asked me to work behind the scenes with him as an assistant but half way through the day, low and behold, I turn into a model. :)This time, he had me try on his “extra” piece that was pulled from the show, just to see how it looked.  Turns out it looked perfect and I was put in the show, as the 21st model.  Christopher was joking back stage how I always end up modeling for him, no matter what my “official” title is.  It helps to have an assistant who also models, right? Love him!

Here is a shot of me on the runway!  Photography by Mike Feltault, Minneapolis2night.

Here’s another shot from Mary O’Regan’s blog, Art of Wore . She is the senior fashion editor at Metro Magazine and I have had the pleasure of working with her a few times in the past– she’s lovely.

Please check out my blog for more photos!

by Lucie Jane

Living the Golden Life with 96.3Fashion Now!!

This past Thursday we had the wonderful opportunity to show in the seasonal 96.3Fashion Now show at the Fineline Music Café produced by IAmMoody Productions and sponsored by Michelob Golden Light. ArielSimone has been showing with the station since its runway show inception back in 2009 and the shows have just been getting better with each passing season. We love showing at the Fineline because of its cozy atmosphere, great stage lighting, and upstairs section, which was the VIP area with free food and Golden Lights!

Once again, we got to work with the amazing Christopher Straub, and for the first time Design Collective showed some looks! We got the chance to really connect with one of the Design Collective designers Marissa Bridges. Also showing in that segment were a few other designers from the local boutique. Keiona Cook also showed looks. Although she is a newcomer to the Minnesota fashion show scene, she has been designing for private clients for quite some time now. Second Debut had a section of furs and dresses, which was kinda fun. Jungle Red Salon was on the hair that evening.

Last and certainly not least, we have to mention that ArielSimone and Golden Life looks were fashioned with jewels and gems from our girl Jennifer Scheffler, the designer of Realia by Jen. We met through IAmMoody at an event last year and have been collaborating ever since. This is the second fashion show that we have done together and her jewels go perfectly with our customer (you’ll notice them a lot in our photos)! Basically, we love Jen and her bling SO MUCH it makes us want to cry– no joke! How awesome is it that she got to waltz down the runway with these two pieces of eye candy by her side?!

The show started without a hitch, thanks to the timely and professional IAmMoody Production team– which only added to the already great reputation of the show. Because of the radio station’s obvious connections in the industry they always have popular artists come perform live at the show, this season we got to see Brunette, who strutted around the stage barely clothed! They sounded great, but looked like video vixens, not the next top musical group.

For our segment we showed half of a collection (6 looks) for the current Fall/Winter season. Our trends for the season include long skirts, nude colors, and sheers. We created a lot of separates for this collection–which is different for us, but separates are selling great right now, so we gotta give the people what they want!

{Peter Jamus Photography}

You can find more photos of the show by clicking on these links. Or by checking the ArielSimone Facebook Fan Page or the 96.3 NOW Face Book Fan Page.

Drooling yet? Check for all our looks on etsy— they will soon be ready for purchase! And Realia by Jen can also be purchased online or on etsy as well , since we know you’ll need some bling.