Road to Fashionopolis with MSP Magazine
I don’t know a lot about fashion. My wardrobe consists of mainly black clothes. I purposely do that for three reasons. One, it helps me blend in with the shadows in the background so no one can see me while I’m photographing something. Two, I can wear any kind of jewelry with black outfits, and shiny, pretty, gigantic necklaces are my thing. Three, I just don’t have the talent to put something fun together and black on black seems like a safe bet.
I appreciate the talent it takes to put together amazingly creative outfits, and I wish I had just a smidgen of that talent. That’s why I find fasion shows so fun! It’s fun to see how another artist puts a wardrobe together. I never think to put different patterns together, or mix colors in a way that seems so wrong but looks so right.
The Road to Fashionopolis is a clever series of fall fashion pop-ups leading up to the main Fashionopolis show at Aria Minneapolis on October 9th, 2019. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Editor and Chief Jayne Haugen Olson, Show Producer Grant Whittaker, and Personal Stylist Jodi Mayers took to the stage at Ridgedale Center for one of the three pop-ups this week to talk fashion. London fasion to be specific. Each pop-up had it’s own theme city.
The Ridgedale Center fashion show featured trends inspired by London punk, Savile Row and the Royal Family. Before the fashion show began, tea was served, sweets from Lolli and Pops were given out, fashion sketch artist Jennifer Marlin was onsite to sketch attendants in their attire, multiple mall vendors came out to showcase their companies and a giant selfie station was created by Girl Friday to take that Instagram needed shot.
Big thanks to Gretchen from Rocket Science Events for connecting me with the event! I love working with her and her company! They are amazing at putting together such fun events!