Target goes plus-size

After coming under fire for its lack of fashion-forward plus-size options, Target has debuted its first dedicated plus-size line, Ava & Viv. To launch the brand, Target has enlisted a trio of influential plus-size style bloggers, Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason and Chastity Garner. The 90-piece line designed by an in-house team spans trendy, casual pieces to workwear and will trickle into stores between now and March. It’s available online beginning Sunday. (

Ruby3 hat trunk show

Anna Lee is perhaps best known as the founder of MNfashion and fashion-rock show Voltage. Last year she returned to her roots, designing hats under her label Ruby3. Lee hosts a trunk show this weekend with her newest line of sculptural felt hats that offer a modern twist on vintage — plus a sneak peek of her forthcoming Kentucky Derby collection, a collection of woven straw hats festooned with striped ribbon and big blooms. (5-8 p.m. Wed. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls.