Through The Looking Glass: Where Curls Meet Fashion

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IAmMoody is very excited to let you know we have been brought on board to be part of the MN Fashion Week by Twisted Hair Salon and Spa.

Fashion Week Minnesota #FWMN. Presenting a runway show that will feature collections from Local Motion,Primp, Haley Lord,Mimi Nuygen Larue’s and Minq. Hair by Lorraine Massey and Twisted Hair Salon and Spa., and accessories designer Liz Oie.

  • Dinner Catered By Crave
  • Special live performance by Luna & Walter, Pocket Watch, Nollie Ocean, and Alicia Keys and Beyonce Impersonators
  • Wine paring with your curl types by Amusee Wine
  • Book signing, Meet and Greet with Lorraine Massey
  • A portion of the event proceeds, 50% presale ticket, and 10% of vendor sales will benefit our non-profit partner, Keep A Child Alive.


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KFAI’s Will Wright Interviews The Dandies

Just because you’re a guy doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous. Richard Moody, a local event planner and a Delta Airlines worker, created “The Dandies Project,” a group for men who like to look their best and give back to the community. KFAI’s Will Wright reports they like to do it their way — dandy style.

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


“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

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

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.

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


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

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
Realia by Jen
Nani Nalu
J. W. Hulme Company
The Bow Tie Shoppe
Tommy Bahama
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