It pays to read the fine print in national publications, because Minnesotans have been getting plenty of ink.

Earlier this week, a silk chiffon dressing gown by Minneapolis designer Joy Teiken of Joynoëlle was featured in a glossy Women's Wear Daily insert, WWD Intimates. "It's nice to have people notice me again," she said. Before stepping out of the national scene to have a son in 2008, Teiken was in the publication five times for her clothing designs.

"We called in dozens and dozens of lingerie designers and picked out the ones that were most appropriate for the shooting," said Bobbi Queen, the publication's senior fashion editor. "[Teiken's] things are quite special."

Two Twin Cities accessories designers had their items in national publications recently. In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the "cherub" clutch by Laura Nelli of Nelle is featured, and InStyle's "Hair" special issue highlighted Shayla Boger's Livesavvy floral Liberty-inspired headband.

Twin Cities salons also received a major national shout-out: In a beauty article about "America's Best Hair" in the August issue of Elle magazine, Jon Charles in Minneapolis and FiveTwoSix in St. Paul were listed among the top 100 salons.

Target creates style app

Putting together an outfit without toiling away in a dressing room has never been easier than with Target's Merona: My Look Maker. The interactive Facebook application lets users mix and match looks from the Merona collection. (Note: The line is available in women's sizes, not juniors.)

With basics in multiple categories (sunglasses, shoes and dresses), you have many options to mix and match. Plus, the app offers "stylist tips" such as, "Play with complementary colors like yellow and violet to turn basics into contemporary looks." Once you create an ensemble, one click will take you to the products on Target.com. You can inspire others with your style sense by submitting the look to an online gallery.

Visit www.facebook.com/target and click on the "Merona" tab, or go to www.target.com/merona for a link.

Makeup on the road

Need a touch-up? You're in luck, because next week Bare Escentuals will offer "quickies" throughout the Twin Cities.

A pink van that transforms into a pop-up makeup counter will park at various locations. Makeup artists will offer on-the-spot make-unders that will focus on complexion and include bareMinerals matte SPF 15 foundation. All participants will receive a free product sample.

University of Minnesota's Sorority Row (Tuesday), Southdale (Wednesday), St. Paul Farmers Market and Shakopee Derby Days Business Expo (next Thursday) and Mall of America (Aug. 6), www.bareescentuals.com/quickie.

Design your own shorts

As with tuxedos and formalwear, it is much simpler and more fun for men to find a swimsuit. Here's a cool option: Shortomatic (www.shortomatic.com). The customizable board shorts let you select your own photo, color palette and design elements. Starting at $99, they'll be the talk of the pool party.

SALES AND EVENTS

THURSDAY

Karma clearance sale: Get 25 to 75 percent off summer merchandise.

Through Sunday. 867 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-291-1997.

Lafayette 148 trunk show starts: The fall 2010 collection will be available, including petites and women's sizes.

Through Aug. 8. DUGO, Galleria, Edina. 952-746-4440.

Lonnie Lovness trunk show: Meet the designer and see an expanded selection of her offerings.

6 to 8 p.m. Local Charm, Mall of America (first floor, south), Bloomington. 952-854-6562. RSVP to lcmoa@yahoo.com to be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Denim event at Mode: The outlet will be featuring James Jeans, Karmel & Alden and Kasil Denim for $40. Plus jeans will be given away.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7788 Main St., Maple Grove. 763-391-6102.

Monique Lhuillier Bliss trunk show: Brides looking for luxury on a budget will want to check out the exclusive 2011 preview. The line retails for $2,640 to $3,500.

Through Saturday. Monique Lhuillier Flagship Salon, 3928 W. 50th St., Edina. 612-929-0747.

Brazilian swimwear: A fashion show featuring designs by Tekno Doll Swimwear, jewelry by Embrace-U and eyewear by OGI.

7 p.m. Poolside rooftop at the Calhoun Beach Club and the View, 2730 W. Lake St., Mpls. No cover. www.iammoody.com.

La Sale at La Bratique: Get 20 to 70 percent off select designer lingerie from Chantelle, Anita, Elixer, Simone, Le Mystere, Prima Donna and Simone Perele.

Through Monday. 5007 France Av. S., 2nd floor, Edina. 612-325-6620.

Über Outlet sale: This month's sale features kids' shoes and baby and maternity clothes.

Through Saturday. 6015 S. Lyndale Av., Mpls. 612-869-0930.

FRIDAY

Über Baby summer sale: Selected apparel and shoes will be 30 percent off.

Through Aug. 15. 1628 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park. www.uberbaby.com.

"Fresh Faces" beauty event: The Apple Valley Kohl's will offer beauty consultations with experts Dina Butcher, Kathy Snyder and their team. There will be before and after photos to capture your makeover, gifts with purchase and free bra fittings.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 14926 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. Call 952-997-3000 for an appointment.

CONTINUING

Handbag trade-in: Donate an old handbag and you'll receive a discount of $25 on a new Brighton handbag originally priced at $100 to $150 or $50 off a Brighton Handbag priced at more than $151. 

Through Aug. 1, Brighton Collectibles, Galleria, Edina, 952-920-8430. 

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177

sglassman@startribune.com