August 2009 Style File


Marimekko Wallpaper

Gone are the days of wimpy florals and wildlife borders—today’s wall coverings are bold and unexpected. To wit: Finnish textile company Marimekko has turned some of its famous prints into wallpaper. Choose from classic leaf designs or more modern styles like the Joonas (pictured) to reinvent one wall or an entire room. Available at FinnStyle, 651 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-333-2127, and



Find impossibly affordable jewelry and accessories at Fringe, now open in a surprising place: 50th and France. 3906 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-4922


The designs of Marc Jacobs, Just Cavalli, and others hit the runway to the tunes of R&B artist Ne-Yo on August 14 at Macy’s annual Glamorama. Proceeds from the high-style event benefit the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. For tickets, visit or call 952-893-9355.


Our feet are sorry to see Heavenly Soles go—yet another casualty of Lyndale Avenue construction.

Covered has closed its Dinkytown store, but the Uptown location remains stocked with premium denim and a new private-label clothing line, Collection by Covered.