Minnesota Monthly On 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

The IAmMoody team produced the 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. The reviews are starting to come in. Jahna Pelquin from Minnesota Monthly posted her thoughts about the Ebony Fashion Fair Fashion Show IAmMoody produced along with a amazing team of designers, stylists, hair, makeup and models.

Ebony Fashion Fair Exhibit Comes to the Twin Cities - Minnesota Monthly

Photo: A.J. OLMSCHEID

“With that being said, the Ebony Fashion Fair is a hard act to follow—which is why I can’t recommend the exhibit Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair highly enough. It’s on view through August 16 at the Minnesota History Center…”

Ebony Fashion Fair Exhibit Comes to the Twin Citie
http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/Blogs/Twin-Cities-Style/May-2015/Ebony-Fashion-Fair-Exhibit-Comes-to-the-Twin-Cities/

Dandies Project Featured On MsHale

The Dandies Project continues to turn heads. Kari Mugo of Minneapolis African Community Newspaper Mshale recently interviewed Richard Moody, 2014 Dandie Amara Kamara and photographer Nick Gallop to learn more.

She also reviews the 2015 Dandies Project book launch event that took place at Coup D’etat in Uptown.

The event brought together members of the art, fashion and business world in a one of a kind networking event at one of Uptown’s new hottest spots.

The Dandies Project makes a colorful splash at Coup d’Etat
Mshale -The African Community Newspaper

Only a few copies of the 1st printing of the 2015 Dandies Project are available. Order your’s now!

Mother’s Day Fashion Show

A very special fashion show for Mother\’s featuring great Uptown businesses
– Atmosfere
– EyeLovePhoto
– Goorin Bros.
– IamMoody
– John Fluevog
– Kowalskis Market
– Lowry Hill Liquors
– Unparalleled Parking

RSVP by emailing karen.stoeckel@n2pub.com

Mother's Day Fashion Show

Keith Ellison Fundraiser April 9th 2015

I am proud to be part of the host committee honoring our amazing local Representative Keith Ellison. If you are reading this and would like to attend please contact me. We need to keep him in office. I appreciate your support.

Ellison Equality 2015

MLK Networking & Music

MLK Networking & Music

IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, come celebrate King’s life and legacy. Enjoy an evening of lively conversation with fellow professionals and community tastemakers
at the historic James J. Hill House.
Find out about the exhibits, events and other resources on African American history offered by the Minnesota Historical Society— including Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, a traveling exhibit opening in May at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

January 17, 2015 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free Event

Light refreshments & cash bar

YOU MUST RESERVE A SPOT TO ATTEND THIS VIP EVENT! Priority deadline is Jan. 10, 2015.
RSVP to mnhs.org/tastemakers.

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102

Shifting Perspectives – Adetomiwa Gbadebo

Adetomiwa Gbadebo

I really like a new and upcoming artist Adetomiwa Gbadebo. His work is being featured at the Exit Realty Metro offices in Uptown and he just was invited to join the MIA MAEP as Board Member.

Below is a description of an upcoming event he is part of. I hope you consider supporting him along with our amazing local arts scene.

~ Moody

Shifting Perspectives is a cross-discipline multicultural concert series focused on recognizing, accepting, and celebrating differences between artistic disciplines, cultures, and communities.

Join us for Part 1 of this exciting 4-part series which will focus on the creative intersections between visual art and music. Watch the ‘unveiling’ of a new work by The Fire Arts Center, a free improvisation inspired by film and projected images, and the creation of a new painting inspired by the audience and music alike.

Collaborating Artists:
Heather Doyle, Metalsmith, Artistic Director – The Fire Arts Center
Wing Young Huie, Photographer, The Third Place Gallery
Adetomiwa Gbadebo, Yorùbá Artist, MIA MAEP Board Member
Tyler Cessor, Saxophonist, Founder – Shifting Perspectives

Tickets
https://www.vitalculture.com/shiftingperspectives

Sabathani Horizons Youth Program 2014 Christmas List

Our friends from the Sabathani Horizons Youth Program emailed over the kids Christmas List before the Moody’s 24th Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive. Don’t forget we are also attempting to help Domestic Abuse Project. Please review the list and help if you can!

Name/Gender Age Christmas  Wish List
1 Angelica R. – Girl 8 1. Remote Control Helicopter
2. Slippers
3. Gift Card
2 Cory F. – Boy 7 1. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
2. Legos Set
3. Remote Control “Helicopter or Truck”
3 Eduardo P-A. – Boy 5 1. Remote Control Helicopter
2. Legos
3. Remote Control Car
4 Emily R. – Girl 5 1. Beados
2. Monster High Dolls
3. Doc-mobile “Hispanic”
5 Iyana G. – Girl 7 1. Legos Set for Friends
2. American Doll “African American”
3. Art and Craft Projects
6 Jaden A. – Boy 7 1. Remote Control Helicopter
2. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
3. Air Hog Car
7 Jahvontea D. – Boy 7 1. Nintendo 3DS
2. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
3. Gift Card
8 Miyon F. – Boy 5 1. Gift Card
2. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
3. Remote “Fire Truck or Helicopter”
9 Zechariah C. – Boy 7 1. Blade Blade  Toys
2. Gift Cards
3. Legos
10 Janaya F. – Boy 7 1. Easy Bake Oven
2. Vtech Learning Game in Pink “Handheld Electronic Game”
3. Big Head Doll
11 Aneja B. – Girl 6 1. American Girl Doll “African American”
2. Legos Friends
3. Scooter or Guitar
12 Judah M. – Boy 5 1. Sony ZX Series Headphones
2. Pearler Beads “Art and Craft Project”
3. Gift Card
13 Joseph M. – Boy 6 1. Tablet “handheld computer”
2. Sony ZX Series Headphones – Blue
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “Combat Gear”
14 De’Audrea – Girl 6 1. C.D. Player
2. Loom Art Set
3. Jewelry Maker
15 Chelsea R. – Girl 9 1. Beados
2. Nerf Rebelle
3. My Password Journal
16 Jaden H. – Boy 10 1. Legos Set,  (Advance)
2. IPod  “MP3” Player
3. Game for the Wii “U” – Assassin Greed
17 Jeremiah C. – Boy 9 1. Legos Set
2. Zombie Toy
3. Ninja Turtle Toy
18 Tahnaya S-G.  –  Girl 9 1. Legos for Friends
2. Crayola Premier Inspiration Art Case
3. Nerf Reelle Agent Bow Blaster
19 Tatyana H. – Girl 9 1. Barbie Doll “African American”
2. Scooter
3. Easy Bake Oven
20 Ayleen M-A. – Girl 8 1. American Girl Doll, Hispanic “With all the Stuff”
2. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
3. Back Pack
21 Aketzally M-A. – Girl 8 1.Tablet “Handheld Computer”
2. Gift Card
3. Art and Craft Project
22 Nimely K. – Boy 9 1. Gift Card
2. Remote Control Helicopter
3. Batman Beyond Gotham “Video Game”
22 Lisa F. – Girl 9 1. Sewing machine “Sew Cool Machine”
2. Wubble Bubble Ball3. Gift Card
23 Jamal G.  –  Boy 10 1. Bike2. Music Player3. Art and Crafts Projects
24 Daanish A. – Boy 8 1. Star Wars Toy Set2. Big Hero 6 Toys3. Legos Stars Wars
25 Alexandria R. – Girl 12 1. Slippers “Med, size 9 or 10”
2. Music Player or Gift Card
3. Candy – Chocolate or Other Sweets
26 Atreyu S. – Boy 10 1.Zekrom  EX Collectors Tin “Pokemon Cards”
2. Mario Craft  7
3. Sonic All-star Racing Transformed
27 Diamond T. – Girl 11 1. Suspenders “2 sets” Clothing Fashion
2. Overalls “Clothing”
3. Sewing Machine
28 Imon R. – Girl 12 3. IPhone 4 Phone Case
2. Bath and Body Works, Perfumes and Lotions
3. Eye Make-up and Nail Set, or Gift Card
29 Seon D. – Boy 10 1. Pokemon Cards
2. Pokemon  X Preowned  for “3ds” video game cd
3. Mario Card 7 for 3ds video game cd
30 Trey B. – Boy 12 1. Gift Card
2. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
3. Head Phone
31 Zion O-K. – Boy 11 1. Leos Star wars
2. Pokemon  Cards
3. Tablet “Handheld Computer”
32 Sidua B. – Boy 12 1. Gift Card
2. Remote Control “Helicopter or Truck”
3. Legos
33 Moriah M. – Girl 10 1. Earbuds  ”Head Phone”
2. Snap Circuit Light
3. Basketball
34 Cecelia K. – Girl 11 1. Rainbow Loom and Kit
2. iPad “Handheld Computer”
3. Gift Card

Summer Breeze – Fashion Show – Calhoun Beach Club

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Relax and enjoy a stylish evening… As we prepare to welcome summer, Fashion Group International of Minneapolis St. Paul is planning a stylish evening show casing the best swimwear & summer wear offered by local boutiques, with stylish accessories by local designers. These top trends will be modeled on the rooftop poolside at the Calhoun Beach Club.

We hope you’ll join us…

Buy Tickets
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-breeze-rooftop-fashion-show-tickets-11493837377

Special Thanks…
Calhoun Beach Club
MC – Ali Kaplan & Grant Whitaker
Stylist – Richard Moody
Hair & Makeup – Susan Swanson
Music – Vaughn Lovely
Photography – Chris McDuffie
Aviv Vodka
Eyemusement
Realia by Jen
Nani Nalu
J. W. Hulme Company
The Bow Tie Shoppe
MartinPatrick3
Bumbershute
Motto
Atmosfere
Tommy Bahama
MINQ
Urban Eatery
Honest-1 Auto Care

Presented by Fashion Group International of Minneapolis / St. Paul and co-sponsored by The Calhoun Beach Club & Aviv Vodka

Dandies Project Press

The Dandies Project is creating positive buzz.  Check out some of the media coverage below.

“The Dandies Project” is a hardback, full-color photo book of Twin Cities men of color who, according to the project’s visionary exemplify class, style and sophistication. Complete with the gentlemen’s bios, the book tells a story with pictures and words.”

The Dandies Project: New coffee table book highlights fashion-forward men of color
By Harry Colbert, Jr., Insight News

Added Moody, “If we can get young men to understand it’s about application. You don’t need to have a lot of money to have style, but you have to have a style to present yourself with to get in the door.”

Fine and dandy: New photo project spotlights stylish men of color
By Jahna Peloquin, The Journal

Don’t forget to like the Dandies Project on Facebook

Visit the Dandies Project Website.

 

Nicole Henry at the Dakota Jazz Club

“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…. time and again she invested familiar songs with an extra fillip of conviction and made you reconsider the words.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“…the vocal love-child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan.” – Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

Nicole Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole’s beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries.

Nicole Henry, vocals
Terry Burns, bass
Joe Elliott, guitar
Sean Turner, piano
David Chiverton, drums

Her 2004 debut CD release, The Nearness of You, won considerable attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, where they named Nicole Best New Jazz Artist of 2004. The following year, Nicole’s Teach Me Tonight reached #1 in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. Finally, 2008′s The Very Thought of You substantially expanded her American audience, reaching #7 on Billboard’s jazz chart.

Growing up in a musical family in Bucks County, PA, Nicole immersed herself in the arts early on, singing in school and church, and studying cello and ballet. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Communications and Theatre, Nicole launched a successful acting career, appearing in commercial roles as well as a series of voiceover assignments. But she directed her strongest passion toward the development of her full-time singing career which was quickly rewarded in her present hometown, when the Miami New Times named Nicole “Best Solo Musician 2002.” She continues to be a winner on every stage she graces.

Get your tickets at http://dakotacooks.com/event/nicole-henry/