Posts in Culture
fashion TREND ALERT: Beauties at the Beach

At last! No more being in survival mode from Mr. Polar Vortex, but instead skipping into summer wearing the freshest of all colors: WHITE. Freshening up your wardrobe style with white creates a sense of lightness and goodness for a new beginning and change of direction in life.  The color white can also open your mind to all of the positive possibilities you can imagine.  How is that for celebrating summer by adding icing to the cake?

Read More
Take Sheer Pride - Cooper Felipe

Being able to celebrate pride in the Twin Cities every year allows people of all and any to come together in unison for a unique celebration of the queer community. There is love to go around for everyone! Here at The Volk we are accepting of all backgrounds and representation through our diverse team. For pride 2019 channel all the fierceness possible, wear your best clothes that represent who YOU are and most importantly be YOU!

Read More
Summer Cover Guy: Coty Schooley

Cool, collective, and creative is exactly how I would describe Coty Schooley. When I first met this wild and free spirit, he had a giant smile across his face and an array of patterns and colors throughout his outfit.  Both of these are what instantly captured my attention, and I knew almost immediately that he was a guy I had to get to know.

Read More
Fashion, Beauty Art : Summer 2019

Cool, collective, and extremely creative is what the summer of 2019 is looking like for The Volk. Find out what the vision for the summer 2019 issue is and what to expect this season!

Read More
Mental Health: Mother's Day Tribute

What is a mother? Is a mother someone who gives birth to a child? Is a mother someone who takes in a child who isn’t biologically her own, but raises and loves that child as her own? Is a mother someone who gives up her career to raise her children? Is a mother someone who makes sure her children are cared for while she works on building a career? Is a mother someone who provides emotional support, financial support, or both? What does it mean to be a mother?

Read More
Mental Health: Week 9 - Gratitude Challenge

Growing up, my family traveled quite often, and there have been many places, that have earned a special place in my heart: San Antonio, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; Disney World. However, there is one place in particular that really changed my life helping me explore and find myself as an individual.

Read More
Memo from Meghanlee

In this issue you will notice a very strong “woman empowerment” theme. Whether it be an all-female team creating an editorial, or features of incredibly strong women, you are certain to see femininity as you flip through every page. With our dynamic mother-daughter duo on the cover (Angela and Grace Wethor) we can ensure that empowerment and inspiration are destined to find you.

Read More
Beauty TREND ALERT: Messy Hair

If there is one beauty trend I am most excited about for the winter, it is definitely this one.  The ability to rock messy hair and not feel bad about it is just what I need as a working momprenuer. There are definitely days where it can be extremely difficult to keep my look polished and sleek. However, I will always put my best efforts forward to make sure I am presentable.

Read More
FEATURE: Sara Rogers

If you know Minnesota fashion, you know Sara Rogers. If you don’t know her by name, chances are you’ve seen her face years ago in Ribnick commercials, in a Dayton’s ad, or more recently on local television discussing the latest trends as the Mall of America’s Trend Specialist.

Read More
Holiday Style: using color therapy

Dressing in red and white holiday colors has positive, psychological benefits for those holiday blues. Why not skip the holiday blues this season, and jump into your favorite holiday outfits by adding exciting reds and snowy whites to feel the true spirit of Christmas again?

Read More
An Ethical Gift Guide

If you read my previous article (see the fall issue of The Volk), then you know that I LOVE companies that are ethical, sustainably focused, or that participate in giveback programs. As a fair trade shopper, however, I know it can be hard to find companies that are reasonably priced. With the holidays coming up, I want to accomplish two things in this ethical section:

Read More