Jahna Peloquin is a lifelong Minnesotan who has been active in the Twin Cities fashion community since 2005 as a stylist, journalist. and producer. The daughter of an art instructor and a chef, she has an innate love of art and French cuisine, and enjoys oral histories on counter-culture, reading up on her family tree, tap dancing and going up North.
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Josie Franske is the editorial assistant at Minnesota Monthly, and she's lucky enough to spend her days writing about everything she finds beautiful, delicious, and inspiring. After a (brief) foray into the world of high-end fashion buying, she's found her place in her native Minnesota and spends her free time discovering new style and culinary treasures in the Twin Cities and writing about it all.
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Fatima Olive is a freelance makeup and hair artist for commercial and editorial fashion photo and video shoots. She held posts as global makeup artist at Aveda, and Beauty Expert for Marshall Field’s and Macy’s. She’s worked on Christy Turlington and her work has appeared in Glamour, Marie Claire, and More. But at the heart of it, she’s a beauty pragmatic–a woman who loves showing other women how to look their best with great products and simple techniques. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and her seven-year-old makeup artist in training. Fatima's work can be found at fatimaolive.com
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Shannon Darsow has is a proud Minnesotan-born hair and make-up artist who has worked both nationally and locally in advertising since January of 2000. Her work has been featured in InStyle, Self, Macys, Target, and more. She began her foray into the advertising world in 1995 as an international and national fashion model with work in Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Austrailia, and doing shows alongside the likes of Linda Evangelista. Shannon’s passion is using her artistry to highlight what is beautiful about the people she is working with. She met her husband in 1999, and went back to school to finish her B.A. in marketing and advertising. Shannon finds daily inspiration in their three kids. Shannon's work can be seen at shannondarsow.com