Still looking for a place to count down to 2010 tonight? The Crystal Ball at International Market Square will feature a fashion show with Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman and Christopher Straub from "Project Runway."
New Year's Stylin' Eve!
Still looking for a place to count down to 2010 tonight? The Crystal Ball at International Market Square (275 Market St., Mpls.) will feature a fashion show with Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman and Christopher Straub from "Project Runway" and local designs by Kjurek Couture, PFT Couture and Amanda Christine. At the door, tickets are $50 (general admission) or $80 (VIP). Details at www.nyempls.com.
Style Star: Violet Garvis, 7, of Minneapolis
Spotted at: Starbucks in Uptown
This cool 7-year-old knows how to pick an outfit. Her look was inspired by a patchwork hat from Claire's (a gift from her cousin). She paired it with a top and pants by Splendid, a Gap jacket and Ugg boots. Her favorite celebrity with style: "Taylor Swift in silky white dresses."
Sales and events
Start 2010 with bargain prices on high-end clothing during the Nordstrom Designer Finale (Mall of America, 952-883-2121). You'll get 65 to 70 percent off a selection of fall 2009 designer apparel (Collectors and via C, level two), including pieces that are brought into the store for the event.
Through Jan. 15, everything at Shorty's Loft (the Shops at Excelsior & Grand, 4590 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-473-0404) is 50 percent off, including denim by Anoname, jewelry, tops by Sweet Pea and jackets by Nick & Mo.
You have until Sunday to score 20 to 40 percent off everything at Birch (2309 W. 50th St., Mpls, 612-436-0776). Get deals on organic and sustainable clothing and accessories, including Patagonia, Icebreaker, Ibex and Earth Creations.
At Arafina (Galleria, Edina, 952-925-1565), you can shop the clearance sale on dresses and sportswear with bonus discounts. Through Friday, get 10 percent off one clearance item, 20 percent off two items, 30 percent off three, and 40 percent off four or more.
Make your outfit complete with a stop next door at Pumpz & Co. (Galleria, Edina, 952-926-2252). Its fall/winter sale on shoes, handbags and accessories has been marked down to 50 percent.Photography contest: Window dressing
Here's a contest for photographers (amateurs and professional). Cliché (2403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-870-0420) chose four Minneapolis College of Art and Design students to design its window displays through Jan. 23. The displays consist of winter themes, hanging sculptures and modern/abstract designs. Photographers can submit a picture of the window displays at the store. E-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "Window Display Photo Contest." Creativity and originality are encouraged. The top three photos will be chosen Jan. 20, and three winners will receive gift cards for $100 (first place), $75 (second) or $25 (third).
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