Style Trend: Luxe Embellishment

Glitter, sparkle, pop, twinkle, these are just a few of the words used to describe fashion stylings that have a special quality about them. Luxe embellishments are the new trend for this coming fall season; let’s take a moment to look at what this means exactly.

Luxe is a term meaning luxury, quality and upper class. An embellishment is just a fancy name for an accessory. The basic concept here is that it has a sparkle to it whether it is a luxurious fabric that has a brilliance to it, or perhaps has sequence, flashy gems or some other quality that amplifies the radiance. Embellishing fashion has no bounds, shirts, skirts, handbags, necklaces, ear rings, patterns, bold colors, jackets, pants, scarves, rings, even your dogs leash can be embellished.

Some examples include this black and light gold bag from Rebecca Minkoff which can be purchased for an easy $325 from Revolve Clothing. The black leather sets a nice base allowing the light gold grommets to give it the soft metallic pop to have a luxe embellishment.

Neiman Marcus makes an amazing Alexis Sequined Tank which a gorgette material, cut to have a plunging neckline, naturally sleeveless and allowing for a flowing form rather than a fitting form like a traditional tank. This tank has just enough shimmer to stand out but not so much that it’s a show stopper and is available for just $148.

There really is no set color to the shimmer, be it gold, silver or some other primary color, it appears that the source of the glimmer isn’t as important as the overall effect it gives. Some people don’t enjoy wearing “flashy” apparel, so perhaps an accessory is more their style. Take the Elaborate Necklace from Donna Karan, this stunning piece has beaded glass applied to a panel of satin, giving it the form and elegance that it demands. The staggering $1,500 price tag is likely out of most people’s budget, but it is quite the necklace.

Luxe embellishment is about the pop and sparkle, so whether you make it flashy with light catching gems, make it subtle with a reflective fabric or make it barely seen with a shimmering under-nothing, make it yours.

Fashion Takes Balls…

Fashionistas, Fiber Artists, Design Gurus, and Party People unite for a Cause!

We hope you can join us for this high fashion evening filled with the best in knitwear and handcrafted accessories from designers and divas from the Twin Cities and beyond!


StevenBe presents this electric evening in support of the StevenBe Creative Community FoundationMix and mingle with a pre-show reception that includes live models, gourmet snacks, and a “zebra carpet” photo op in your favorite knits!

Our show will have you on the edge of your seat as professional models work the stage in handmade creations from around the corner and around the world. Be inspired as you are surrounded by wearable art, music, and the commentary of StevenBe himself.

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Emerging Designer Showcase

Join MNfashion for a lively showcase of work from a hand-selected roster of emerging Twin Cities designers. Six apparel and six accessory designers will be paired together in a mini three-look spring/summer 2013 runway segment. Two collections will be shown each half hour to music by DJ Robert James, hair by Heidi Knoke and makeup by Nicole Patterson.
  • Apparel by Claire Ward and accessories by Sarah Bahr
  • Apparel by Lindsey DeWitt and accessories by Kelly Schultz
  • Apparel by Nicola Watson and accessories by Hannah Bartz
  • Apparel by Mary Pranica and accessories by Stacie Yokiel
  • Apparel and accessories by Lizzie Hillmann
  • Apparel by Jessa Manthe and accessories by Erika O’Brien

    September 24, 2012 7:00-10:00 pm, suggested $5 donation
    Venue: Atrium at Grain Belt Bottling House
    Address: 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

The Fetching Ball

Music for Marriage Equality

Join the Dakota and Minnesotans for Equality for a wonderful night of food and music, hosted by Brian Oake of Cities 97!

Featuring performances by Jonatha Brooke, Chastity Brown and Keri Noble.

Doors are at 5:00, with music starting at 7:00. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales go to Minnesotans for Equality.

You can extend your donation by purchasing the $39 three-course dinner when you purchase your tickets.

Use this link to find more information and purchase tickets:

Isles Brigade “Getting out the VOTE”

Isles Brigade is a Neighborhood Volunteer Group working on behalf of the Obama Campaign in the East Isles, Wedge, Lowry Hill & Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhoods.
We are Obama’s Ground Game, recruiting other volunteers to the campaign, knocking on doors informing voters of Obama’s accomplishment and generally making voters aware of the importance of this Election. We are about getting people motivated to vote  for Obama
The Party at the Social House on September 12th.
  • Hosted by Richard Moody for the Isles Brigade’s “Get out the Vote” Event (GOTV)
  • Guests will be asked to Sign Pledge to Vote Cards & if they would like to Volunteer their time helping in the Get Out the Vote (GOTV), as we get closer to the Election Date
  • Meet some Democratic Candidates who will visit the party
  • Join other Obama supporters in a social setting.
When: Wed, Sept 12, 2012
Where: Social House
2919 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Social House will have :
4pm-6pm — Happy Hour
7pm-9pm — 1/2 price on small plates
7pm -9pm –$4 house wine
9pm -midnite –Late happy hour