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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


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 )”. 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:
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.” –

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

2170F Eagle Creek Lane
Woodbury, MN 55129
(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

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

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.