October 2011 Style File


Puttin’ on the Ritz

Ritz Theater’s Holiday Bazaar kicks off the shopping season

You said it last year, now it’s time to follow through: you will not be shopping at midnight on December 23, dodging half-crazed shoppers and carrying eight bags full of Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish. Begin shopping—now!—at the Ritz. Loosen purse strings with a cocktail and take in a fashion show featuring local consignment boutiques. Afterward, browse fashion and beauty gifts. Just look at the stress and money you’ve saved. That’s a gift in itself. Oct. 22, $24-$27. Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-623-7660, ritzdolls.com


Cozy Cashmere

Hazel & Haverly mixes vintage craft and modern style

Crochet designer Kedrin Likness has a knack for using her vintage craft to make modern wares. Under her premiere line, Attagirl by Kedrin, she whips up cool, casual, cold-weather accessories. Her new line, Hazel & Haverly (the first and last name of her two grandmothers), is decidedly more up-market, made from a custom-dyed cashmere blend. The collection, inspired in part by Black Swan, is elegant, sexy, and practical—a delightful list of adjectives for fashion. Don’t miss the Birgitta legwarmers and Serine skirt/caplet. etsy.com/shop/hazelandhaverly

Katie Dohman is a St. Paul freelance writer and editor focused on lifestyle stories. Formerly the lifestyle editor for Minnesota Monthly, she’s also contributed to Zagat, the Star Tribune, Experience Life, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, and BloomaBlog, among others.