Spring is knocking at the door, so plan your wardrobe accordingly: If you need a high-end piece to add to the mix, check out the ritzy Chanel trunk show at Nordstrom (10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon., Mall of America, Bloomington, call for appointments, 952-883-2121, ext. 1350). It features the current spring collection, so you'll be able to wear the selections very soon.
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Meet the newest reality show star in the state. Originally from Charlottesville, Va., "Make Me a Supermodel" contestant Colin Steers currently lives in Northfield, Minn., and spends his days as a neuroscience student at Carleton College. Ironically, this model/student dichotomy seems perfectly appropriate for the Clark Kent lookalike. He made his debut on the Minneapolis fashion scene last weekend at Metro Magazine's Fight Night. New episodes of "Make Me a Supermodel" air on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo and the first episode replays today at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. We spoke by phone to get the scoop on the premiere.
Q What did you learn about modeling?
A Everything. Some of the other kids were, like, "I don't have very much experience, but here's my portfolio." I attached some Facebook photos to my application. This is not comparable.
Q What was the hardest part?
A I have pretty terrible posture. I'm used to wearing a heavy backpack and walking to school with my head down. To hold my head up straight with this powerful runway walk, which I had never seen before, it doesn't come naturally.
Q Any advice for aspiring models?
A Try it! You never know what someone who's casting a show or a photographer is looking for. Even if you've been rejected, everyone has a look that might work somewhere. ... Also, be cool, stay in school. I'm still planning to go back to school. That remains important.
Q In the first episode, what did you think when Tyson went out on a limb for you during judging?
A I heard a lot of people doubting me and to have someone like Tyson stand up for me -- it was a load off. If Tyson thinks I can do this, he probably knows what's going on.
Q Any goals now?
A Yeah, my ideal goal would be a successful enough model to keep modeling for a long time or be able to pay for medical school when I'm done for it. Medical school is expensive. I'm planning to move to New York when the show is done. Some of the other guys from the show and I might get a place together in some sort of hilarious sequel.Style Star
Juliana Allen, Eden Prairie
Spotted at: Bébé Babble's Hula Girl Party
It was moms' night out at kids' store Bébé Babble. Journalist/mom Juliana Allen wore a Tory Burch dress from Nordstrom with shoes from LK Bennett in London. Sassy enough to hold her own in the sea of adorable kids' clothes.
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