MSPFW Part 1. by Lucie Jane

Fashion week is here! So far I’ve been involved in two wonderful events, The annual U of M fashion show: Twelve, and The Red Dress Event.

Twelve was amazing.  The format and layout of the runway and seating was completely different than past years and it made the event so much more professional, loved it.  Here are shots from the show of my piece:

[Photo by Amy Gee]

[Photo by Kevin C. Walker]

Backstage silliness 🙂

The Red Dress Event was a wonderful event where I was able to be the lovely Laura Fulk’s design assistant for the evening.  Laura is a good friend of mine and I have had the opportunity to intern with her, as well as model for her.

Here is me with the lovely Jennifer Scheffler, and Laura Fulk.

And one more of Laura and me…

Hope to see you all at Resurgent on Thursday!!!

xo, Lucie Jane

MSPFW Is Here!

MNfashion’s sponsored Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week has officially begun (as you know because we’ve been hyping our events all last week). The official kick off party was last night. Remember, we talked about it twice last week– The Red Dress Collection. We have some great images from the evening, which you can check out on facebook. It was a great event for a great cause. Our model Sandy was amazing– she simply looked STUNNING and we absolutely loved the realia by jen jewels that Jen styled our look with. To say that we were pleased with how things turn out would be an understatement!  We were happy to be able to support the charity and raise our glasses to celebrate fashion and philanthropy.

Even thought that is the last show in MN Fashion Week  that we will be working, we are excited to support our peers and local design friends throughout the week. We will have plenty of words and photos to fill you in if you are not able to attend everything.

Speaking of attendance, we are thrilled that the MN Fashion team curated and streamlined a calendar for the week with no overlap so that MSPFW attendees won’t have to miss a single show or event.

We’ve worked hard to create a well-edited mix of events that represent fashion and style in the Twin Cities…. All of these events are a can’t-miss and, fortunately, with our new scheduling process you won’t have to.

— Nicole Dixon, Fashion Week Director.

All events fall under one of three categories: The Shows, satellite runway shows and retail events. Voted the best local designer showcase by Minnesota Monthly, The Shows  are making a triumphant return on Wednesday, Feb. 21 with Emma Berg, Kimberly Jurek and Amanda Christine. Produced by MNfashion, The Shows have raised the bar for local runway shows and will continue that tradition this season.

Resurgent is on Thursday. You and Me will be producing their for their first-ever fashion runway show during this week hosted at the new Bar Amsterdam in St. Paul. Four designers have come together to create their first official line under the You And Me label, featuring: Camille Fashions, Katy Schmaty Jewelry, and Tim+Thom. By combining their creative efforts, they’ve created a line featuring Men’s and Women’s ready to wear clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Live Music by Loveless Aphrodite, Tiger Vs., and D.J. Encounter.

Another event that we are super excited about is the J.W. Hulme and Pierrepont Hicks event. Known for their genius creation NorthernGRADE Menswear Market, these fashionable producers will bring you SnowGRADE, a pop-up market for men, brought on by request. All vendors are American-made manufacturers. Local vendors include: Northern BrewersClancey’s Meats and FishFaribault Woolen Mills and more. It’s super hot and a great place to scope out cute duds for your man. And just a great event to scope out cute guys too 🙂

To see a complete event listing, visit the calendar.

Red Dress Collection Fashion Show

Wow…. we are both delighted and surprised that tickets for the Red Dress Collection Fashion show have officially sold out!!! We must say, we’re so excited to be a part of such an event this year and can’t wait for the evening! The wonderful Sandy Simmons will be our model for the evening, and we are so excited to bring out her fun personality in a stunning red dress!

We would never pass up an opportunity to work with the wonderful Jen Scheffler of Realia by Jen. Her jewelry works well with anything, but we are especially excited to see what she’s going to create for this show!! Here is a sneak peak of one of the many items you’ll be seeing from her! These are available for purchase online.

{realia by jen}

In addition to the runway show at 7pm, we will also have a silent auction beginning at 6pm with jewelry, makeup, artwork, fitness, and sports packages, among other items. Each auction package will include a sketch from one of the participating designers of the red dress that they created for the event!! Pretty awesome, huh?! Proceeds from the evening will benefit the University of Minnesota Physicians Heart: Women’s Heart Program.

Other designers include Christopher Straub, Danielle Everine, Laura Fulk, Emma Berg, Maritza Ramirez, Max Lohrbach, Sarah Holm, Rachel Blomgren, Thom Navarro and Tim Navarro, and models include Kaela Humphries, Laura Schara, Robyne Robinson, Allison Kaplan, Jennifer Kline, Landyn Hutchinson, Ann Carroll, Amy James, Sandy Simmons, Alexus Koch, and Dr. Jennifer Dankle.

IF YOU GOT A TICKET, we will see you there:

Sunday, February 19, 2012
6-9 p.m.
700 Hennepin Avenue N., Minneapolis
Tickets: $20-$50

Shades of Red

Among the many other occasions this February, it is also the month we raise awareness for heart disease. The Heart Truth is a US sponsored campaign to help promote and serves as a source of information. This campaign mostly focuses on women from ages 40-60, when the risk for heart disease starts to increase.

The campaign began in 2001, and as a way to promote, New York Fashion Week developed a show to aid in promoting to female audiences.

This year to kick off MN Fashion Week, we’ve brought the show to Minneosta. The Red Dress Collection, presented by MNfashion in partnership with The Heart Truth® is a runway show featuring celebrity models in original red dresses created by some of the top local designers. The show is going to be held on Sunday, February 19th, from 6-9pm at Seven Sushi and Steak Ultralounge. It’s going to be a red hot show that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to grab tickets while you can, because they are sure to sell out early!

Designers will be: Christopher Straub, Danielle Everine, Laura Fulk, Emma Berg,Maritza Ramirez, Max Lohrbach, Adrienne Yancy, Sarah Holm, and Rachel Blomgren.

Celebrity Models will include: Allison Kaplan, Kaela Humphries, Robyne Robinson, Alexis Koch, Sandy Simmons, Jennifer Klin, Landyn Hutchinson, Ann Carroll, Laura Schara, Amy James, Dr. Jennifer Dankle

For additional event information and to purchase tickets, visit

Here are a few of my favorite dresses from New York’s Red Dress Fashion show a few days ago on the 8th, and I can’t wait to see some of my fellow designer’s looks on the 19th to kick off MN Fashion Week!