Posts in The Industry
fashion TREND ALERT: Ruffles

I think besides the mustard color trend, this trend is hands down my favorite. This week’s trend we are focusing in on ruffles! Read on, to see how ruffles were worn on the runway at fashion week, learn how to style the amazing ruffle tee from The Volk Boutique, featuring some dramatic ruffles and of course shop the trend from not only The Volk Boutique but other local MN brands that are owned by amazing women! Let me know in the comments, what you think of this feminine trend!

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beauty & fashion: April Must-Haves

Oh Hello April! With the snow almost completely gone, now we can really start to welcome spring. Whether you’re spring cleaning out your home, in need of a new wardrobe or in looking to add something fresh, and colorful to your closet, I have you covered with my top five picks for the month of April. Again this month, everything is from small Minnesota businesses, owned by women.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Winter Launch 2018/19 Magazine

In this issue you will find more Minnesota brands, bringing our vision of community to life! From cozy oversized knits to vibrant pops of animal print and the color red, you are certain to find something you’ll love.

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A December To Remember: Fashion Show

The Volk's annual Holiday fashion show is only a week away and this year we are raising money for Threads for Teens MN, while showcasing well over 140 diverse looks down our newly curated runway.

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What is Responsible Fashion?

I remember struggling with this when I transitioned to a slow fashion lifestyle almost two years ago. There are many nationwide companies you can shop from (Patagonia, Eileen Fischer, Tribe Alive, Everlane, People Tree), but I wanted to highlight a few local options you can utilize:

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Fashion TREND ALERT: Grey Suiting

If there is one trend I encourage everyone to try out this season, it would be the simplicity of grey suiting. This sleek and professional trend can be seen both on the runway as well as in local stores and boutiques, really solidifying the diversification of this trend.

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Beauty: Time's Up Let's Make a Difference Today!

In the height of the TIME’S UP movement, representation matters and representation for women with developmental disabilities cannot be forgotten. People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assaults at rates more than seven times those for people without disabilities. It’s one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, and it’s hardly talked about at all.

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The Good, The Bad and Alexander

When you first glance at Alexander you will have one of two scenarios play in your head: one, you are put off by his large assortment of tattoos, or two, you see his body as a walking canvas and are instantly intrigued to know more.  The moment I saw him, I knew I had to get to know him.  Just as I assumed, his plethora of tattoos represent the story of his life; and man oh man, is it a story to tell!

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The Good, The Bad and Vanessa

Many may become anxious with her Resting Bitch Face, but believe me when I say that is merely all it is. Behind the non-expressive mask, Vanessa Lawson is a young woman working on self-love and building her own version of a success story. Her drive to succeed isn’t just for herself, but for her family as well. She wants to help provide for and inspire the people she loves most in the world. For those of you who don’t take the time to get to know Ms.Lawson, you are truly missing out on a fantastic addition to your life.

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Let's Kiss Summer Goodbye!

My absolute favorite time of the year: autumn! For whatever reason, I have been eagerly waiting, at the edge of my seat, for autumn to finally grace us with its presence. Maybe it is because my daughter is finally at an age where we can partake in fun family activities, or maybe it is because Midwest fashion is taking over the industry with trends featuring classic plaids, denims, and, of course, as many layers as possible! Either way, I am thrilled to welcome autumn back in style.

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Discussing with Daphne

The best combination to have is brains and beauty, and Daphne Jalteco has just that. The former Miss Minnesota Latina (2017) has not only created her own business but has also been the first in her Latin-American family to go to college; which makes her a perfect candidate to be our summer 2018 cover girl. Check out the fun Q&A Editor-in-Chief, Meghanlee Phillips, had with the beautiful Daphne!

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Message from Meghanlee

I would be lying if I said putting this issue together was super easy. It definitely wasn’t. Maybe it was because we had an April snowstorm that kept me stuck inside for longer than I would have liked. Or maybe it was because I procrastinated on things that I should have done a while back causing me to rush around like a chicken with its head cut off. Regardless, I am extremely happy and proud to finally send this magazine to print.

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