Monday, April 11, 2016

What Sparks Your Passion: The Business of Style & Design - Thursday, April 14th at D.NOLO

Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul presents..
What Sparks Your Passion: The Business of Style & Design

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at D.NOLO

                      Minneapolis, MINN. ( March 25, 2016) – Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul (FGI-MSP) is pleased to present "What Sparks Your Passion: The Business of Style & Design" on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 pm at D.NOLO in the hip North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Conducted in collaboration with Fashion Week Minnesota, the evening will begin with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from Cave Vin and a chance to mix and mingle with fashionable young professionals. Following the reception, guests will listen to an in-depth discussion with an accomplished panel of style and design superstars, sharing stories of what sparks their passion. 

Moderated by Allison Kaplan, Senior Editor of Shopping + Style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, the panel will include Tom Horgen, Variety section Editor and Reporter at the Star Tribune, Jayne Haugen Olson, Editorial Director for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Sky magazine - the onboard lifestyle magazine for Delta Air Lines, John Mooty, Founder of Wilson & Willy's, a Minneapolis retailer focused on collaborating with local manufacturers to produce unique, substance-driven products, Jasmine Stringer, founder of the internationally recognized lifestyle brand "Carpe Diem with Jasmine" and author of “Seize Your Life" and Veronica Clark, founder and owner of D.Nolo, a lifestyle and women's clothing and accessories retail space with a shop-within-a-shop concept.

What Sparks Your Passion: The Business of Style & Design is open to the public. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and networking from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and the panel will begin at 7:00 pm with a question and answer period from 8:00 - 8:30 pm. Advance tickets are $15 for FGI-MSP members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, please visit: D.NOLO is located at 219 N 2nd St in the North Loop of Minneapolis. Complimentary parking is available.

D.NOLO opened its doors in October 2013 and has become one of the fastest growing co-op destinations in the Midwest. This exceptional open-ended retails space in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood offers one stylish environment and multiple shopping experiences. From fashion-forward womenswear retailers to home furnishings and eyewear, the diverse selection of brands and product offerings truly make D.NOLO a one-stop shopping destination. D.NOLO currently houses eight cutting edge retailers: area, bluebird boutique, bumbershute, Ciel Loft & Home, Invision, kindred, rosegold, and Witt + Bliss. Please visit for further info.

Cave Vin is a new-American, family owned restaurant located in the southwest Minneapolis neighborhood. Please visit for more information.

Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul is the regional chapter of the worldwide organization.  Its membership is comprised of people working in the fields of design and aesthetics  –  fashion, d├ęcor, floral design, food, beauty, and architecture, to name a few.  The monthly events are open to the public and cover a broad range of topics and industry networking opportunities. This event is hosted by the local organization as it builds toward its 80th anniversary celebration this year. Please visit to learn more.

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