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

Sisu | Brave + Beautiful Runway Show

UPDATE: VIP tickets are sold out but you can still get general admission tickets at Eventbrite.

On November 15th 2014, from 630-10pm Sisu will host the Brave + Beautiful Runway show as part of its one (1) year celebration. Sisu is an amazing boutique in Woodbury MN that aims to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. An atmosphere where women can relax and feel at home as they shop for a specific occasion  or just because. So during the event laugh, be comfortable, have a good time… and when you post about it use their hashtags: #shopwithsisu #sisustyle.

Not only is it a great experience going through their website and learning about Sisu, it gets better as you read the details for the Brave + Beautiful Runway Show. As mentioned in the Facebook event; “Proceeds from event + raffle ticket sales will benefit Tubman a local non-profit that helps women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health. (For more information on Tubman and their services, please visit www.tubman.org. )”. I am extremely excited to be a part of this event celebrating Sisu and supporting Tubman.  

For more info on tickets or raffle items, click below:
BUY TICKETS
RSVP + FACEBOOK EVENT
Twitter – @ShopWithSisu
Instagram – shopwithsisu Pinterest

“Some might call it backbone, spunk, stamina, or guts.  Whatever you choose to call it, sisu is a measure of integrity that surpasses the hardship and sees through to the end. It is an inherent characteristic or mindset that anyone can possess.” – Shopwithsisu.com

If you didn’t know about Sisu, now you know. When you get a chance explore shopwithsisu.com or visit the retail location below. Their hours are Monday- Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 12pm- 5pm.

2170F Eagle Creek Lane
Woodbury, MN 55129
shop@shopwithsisu.com
(651) 436-2076

Summer Breeze – Fashion Show – Calhoun Beach Club

Summer-Breeze - Rooftop-Fashion-Show-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.