Grand Theft Autopilot

Here’s the problem with Grand Theft Auto (and a solution). Its not that Grand Theft Auto is stealing minds. The problem is that the program allows you to experience fear in an artificial context. I have found that fear is much more exhilarating and useful when it is real. I took up mountaineering, for example, […]

Voltage 2008: Fashion Amplified

Voltage: Fashion Amplified pumps up the volume with the blending of two art forms: music and fashion. First Avenue is showcasing local fashion gurus along the catwalk with the native Minnesota sounds of The Haves Have It, Zibra Zibra, Bella Koshka, MC/VL, White Light Riot and Birthday Suits (who also sport the fashions of the […]

The Surreal Bourgeois Life of Eluded Love

Ra’mon-Lawrence A. Coleman Hometown: Chicago, Il. (born and raised on the South Side) Alum of the distinguished School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ra’mon-Lawrence A. Coleman received concurrent Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Fashion Design and Performing Arts. Previous to this he attended the University of Iowa, where he studied Biology and Art […]

Exclusive Sneak Peek of Voltage 08

Unbeknownst to most folks, there was a public preview of the Voltage ’08 fashions at last night’s 10,000 Arts Party. Mostly I spent the evening being a bugaboo to the models backstage. (Don’t they look irritated?) But I also managed to take these snapshots of the looks:   My favorite dress of the night was […]

Danger, Danger, and Whatnot

In these cold, bristling days of the early year (when there’s no holiday in sight), it’s good to have something to anticipate … And so, in defiance of depressing January, this offering: an illustrated list of some, but not all, of the designers for this spring’s Voltage local fashion show, courtesy of Nic Marshall Photography. […]

The Faces of Minnesota Fashion

Joy Teiken, the brains behind the local label Joynoelle, opened her new studio and storefront yesterday eve. You’ll find it at 312 W. 42nd St. in South Minneapolis. Here she is, looking as carefree and chic as ever while taking a short break from basking in the glory of it all:   And here’s Teiken’s […]