February 2011 Style File


Prime Retail

Coastal fashions find a home in the North Loop.

If Minneapolis can sustain world-class theater and nationally renowned chefs, it can support top-notch style, too. That’s what Jamal Guy concluded when he opened Prime|Culture. Housed in the back of the chic spa Blink for Beauty, the shop is on par with its East and West Coast counterparts. Hot lines like Hall of Fame and rare collector shoes give the store an edge while Guy—who is also a deejay—keeps the vibe going by spinning turntables and streaming ESPN, making this a high-class man cave. blinkforbeauty.com

Scarlet Fever

Red is the color of love for a reason: It makes hearts race. Though red lips are timeless, you might say the color is enjoying a renaissance—from coral to ruby to black cherry.


Russian Red is one of MAC’s all-time best sellers. True red-lip fans love the matte finish. MAC lipstick in Russian Red, $15, maccosmetics.com

 We’ve flirted with coral the last few seasons, and it’s got staying power. Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in True Coral, $45, tomford.com
 This moisturizing red won’t leave telltale feathering and is very flattering on blondes. Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour in Gabrielle, $30, chanel.com