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Style + Shopping: February 20-25


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Local artist Missy Monson hosts a botanical-themed gallery show at Excelsior shop, Golden Rule

Image courtesy Missy Monson

Find out what's happening this week in Minnesota style and shopping:

Missy Monson Floral Studies: An Artist’s Reception: Home good store, Golden Rule, hosts a gallery exhibition featuring one of its resident artists, Missy Monson. The Minnesota artist will debut her new series of abstract floral paintings featuring textured brush strokes and vibrant colors--perfect for adding a shot of spring to your walls. Paintings in various sizes will be available, as well as a selection of prints. Thursday from 7-9 p.m. @ Golden Rule, 350 Water St., Excelsior, shopgoldenrule.com

Ready or Hot 2018: Fashion Meets Passion for Planned Parenthood: Now in its fifth year, Ready or Hot is back with another high-energy, high-style runway show featuring looks by local retailers, modeled by dedicated supporters of Planned Parenthood. Styled by Minneapolis style extraordinaire Grant Whittaker, this year’s event features custom Planned Parenthood-themed looks and guest speaker, Sudanese-born model Nyakim Gatwech. Tickets start at $20 via eventbrite.com. Thursday from 7-10 p.m. @ International Market Square, 275 Market St., Minneapolis

Fashion Meets Poetry: Cultivating You: Part of an ongoing empowerment series by local organization, Fashion Meets Poetry, this event features uplifting stories about finding purpose and confidence from professional boxer Lisa Van Ahn and young-adult author Aurora Whittet. The evening also includes interactive discussions, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, a beauty experienced provided by Intelligent Nutrients, a fashion segment styled by Tressie Schneider, a poetry reading, and networking. February 22 from 6-9 p.m. @ Intelligent Nutrients, 983 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, tickets are $35 to $55 at fashionmeetspoetry.com

Fluevog Pop-up Weekend: John Fluevog Shoes hosts two days of pop-up featuring handmade accessories by Minnesota makers. On Friday, designer Ashley Hay will be in store with her original line of graphic-infused accessories, and on Saturday, local boutique Showroom will pop up with a selection of jewelry and accessories by Minnesota makers. Refreshments will be served both days. Friday & Saturday from 1-6 p.m. @ John Fluevog Shoes, 2900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, fluevog.com

Still Kickin Monthly Pop-up: Shop athletic wear and branded gear from Still Kickin at its studio during this monthly pop-up event. The local nonprofit helps a Still Kickin Hero in need each month with sales from its merch. Find out more about what the brand has in store this spring on the MNMO style blog. Saturday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ Still Kickin, 79 13th Ave. NE. #210, Minneapolis, stillkickin.co

Cherry Moon Press & The Minnesota Pins Pop-up: Prince fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to snag unique Purple One merch during this pop-up event. Cherry Moon Press, created by local designer Gigi Berry, is a collection of silver-plated brass pins featuring imagery inspired by the Purple One, include a purple star reading "Baby I'm a Star" and his portrait on the cover of his iconic self-titled album. She’ll also have items from her non-Prince pin collection, The Minnesota Pins, on hand. Read an interview with Berry about her pin lines on the MNMO style blog. Saturday from noon-4 p.m. @ B. Resale, 2613 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. Shop the collection online at cherrymoonpress.com and theminnesotapins.com

Handcrafted Pottery & Japanese Donabe Cooking: Japanese-styled home goods store, Ūmei Boutique, hosts an evening of Japanese pottery featuring Miki Sakurada, a New York-based potter originally from Japan. The store will show how her pieces work with Japanese food and drink. Ūmei will also showcase its exclusive collection of Nagatani-en, a leading producer of authentic Japanese donabe clay pots. Read more about Ūmei on the MNMO style blog. Saturday from 6-9 p.m. @ Ūmei Boutique, 903 N. 5th St., Minneapolis, shopumei.com

Vintage Collective Pop-up: Shop vintage clothing and accessories collected from all around the world of a quintet of Minneapolis vintage vendors at this pop-up shopping event. Vendors include Deerheart Vintage, Tandem Vintage, Audryrose Vintage, Moth Oddities, and Turquoise Vintage. Saturday from noon-5 p.m. @ Vintage Villa of Minneapolis, 3901 39th Ave. S., Minneapolis

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