ICYMI: A Giant Mural of Minneapolis Music Icon Prince!

ICYMI: A Giant Mural of Minneapolis Music Icon Prince!

The 100-foot-tall work by Miami artist Hiero Veiga was officially unveiled!

While the Interstate 35 bridge and several downtown buildings let their purple lights shine, Prince’s sisters Tyka and Norrine Nelson spoke to a large crowd gathered by the mural.

Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

“This street and this city mean so much to us,” Tyka Nelson told the crowd. “You showed up, and you showed out.”

Before the speeches, DJ Mickey Breeze, 20, spun Prince tunes, and people partied to live music by Dr. Mambo’s Combo, a veteran Twin Cities funk band with which Prince would occasionally sit in at Bunker’s Bar in the North Loop.

Awash in purple with hints of pink and gold, the mural features in the lower right corner Prince with a prominent Afro, an image based on a 1977 Robert Whitman photograph taken before the singer signed with Warner Bros.

“I wanted a narrative,” Veiga said. “And I wanted to have the symbol but not so obvious.”

Other speakers included Twin Cities arts consultant Joan Vorderbruggen and marketing executive Sharon Smith-Akinsanya,who worked for Prince in the 1990s. She began a campaign for the mural with his blessings in 2015, the year a Bob Dylan mural went up on a private building at Hennepin Avenue and 5th Street in downtown Minneapolis. The Prince mural was also privately financed.

 By Jon Bream, Star Tribune


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Summer Style: MartinPatrick 3 in Wonderland! – Minneapolis, MN

Summer Style: MartinPatrick 3 in Wonderland! – Minneapolis, MN

Artfully curated stylish men’s and women’s apparel, fine home furnishings & elegant interior design across an expansive 22,000 sq ft space. Stop by the store to see their stunning new window displays!

Summer Style: MartinPatrick 3 in Wonderland!


MartinPatrick 3 is an internationally recognized boutique located in the North Loop of Minneapolis that offers inspired men’s and women’s apparel, home furnishings, and interior design services. Everything we do is a matter of bringing out the best in every person who walks through our doors.

Apparel ranging from elevated casual garments and sneakers to custom suits is intermingled with accessories, contemporary furnishings and artwork, The Loupe fine jewelry and watches, an array of men’s and women’s apothecary, even modern literature and gifts, all presented as styled moments across our 22,000 square foot space. We also offer personal shopping, All Seasons custom tailoring, our own barbershop Marty’s styled by Jon Charles, and mid to high-end residential design services through our interior design firm MartinPatrick 3 Studio.

Our space is always evolving, but our intention remains the same. We’re dedicated to building a one-of-a-kind experience where the curious are rewarded, where style is limitless, where everyone is welcome to find pieces of themselves amongst our distinctive assortment, and where life is celebrated as the greatest form of art.

MartinPatrick 3

212 Third Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN



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The Soft-Wave Bob Is Breezy, Boho, and About to be Everywhere

The Soft-Wave Bob Is Breezy, Boho, and About to be Everywhere

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In fact, that’s one of the times a soft-wave bob works best. The unstructured shape complements outgrown strands, especially if you like a more laid-back, undone look. But equally the breezy styling can help loosen up ultra-neat cuts, like a freshly chopped blunt bob, and give it a much more relaxed vibe.

Beach waves have headlined for years, but for summer 2022 this offers an even subtler cool-girl take that’s more minimal and less deliberate.

Here are nine of our favorite ways to wear the soft-wave bob.

The caramel soft-wave bob

Influencer Estela Newbold paired soft-wave sections at the front of her hair with pretty caramel money-piece highlights.

Baby braid soft-wave bob

Digital creator Steph Hui teamed naturally wavy hair with cute baby braids framing her face.

Side-parted soft-wave bob

Laura Harrier’s hairstylist opted for side-parted soft-wave bob, flicking extra waves over the other side for volume and to emphasize the gently waved texture.

Shaggy soft-wave bob

Actor Ella Purnell rocked loose, scrunched, unstructured soft waves for a rebel take on the style.

French soft-wave bob

Model Marsella Rae’s soft-wave bob is a cheeky French bob length, hitting at the lip and making the most of her naturally wavy texture.

Semistraight soft-wave bob

Actor Zoey Deutch’s soft-wave bob is a little more structured. It looks like S waves have been styled in, then combed out to leave a much looser, softer wave.

Messy soft-wave bob

We love model Amrita-Karma’s slept-in texture. It’s the hair equivalent of no-makeup makeup—slightly styled but still very natural-looking.

Tucked soft-wave bob

Model Kaia Gerber’s soft-wave bob looks beautifully undone—like it’s been tucked behind her ears and left to air-dry to encourage some natural movement.

Blunt soft-wave bob

Rose Byrne’s more structured soft-wave bob features one giant wave that’s been stretched out and loosened up. It’s a pretty way to emphasize her sliced blunt shape.

This story originally appeared on Glamour U.K.


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Paisley Park: Celebration Is Making Its Triumphant Return – Chanhassen, MN

Paisley Park: Celebration Is Making Its Triumphant Return – Chanhassen, MN

Celebration is making its triumphant return in 2022. Like past years, guests can anticipate world class music, celebrity panels, and an opportunity to experience Paisley Park. This year, Celebration will be held the first weekend in June—just as it was when Prince planned them himself in the early 2000s.

Prince Mural & Celebration Launch Party

Celebration weekend will kick off on Thursday evening, June 2, with the highly anticipated dedication of a new Prince mural in downtown Minneapolis on Ramp A (on the southwest corner of 1st Avenue and 8th St., across from First Avenue). Following the dedication, the W Minneapolis – The Foshay and The Living Room set the stage for an exclusive night in Celebration of Prince. All ticket holders will receive private access to the hottest party in Minneapolis. Sip signature cocktails and step in front of the camera for a one of a kind photo experience. Plus, hit the dance floor with your favorite sounds from one of Prince’s personal DJs, Lenka Paris.

Amp up your night as a VIP ticket holder to include insider access to the 2nd floor balcony and VIP private lounge. Go behind the scenes as you view personal artifacts from Paisley Park and the Prince collection. VIP guests will receive a commemorative gift, only available at this event. Light appetizers and your first drink are included with VIP ticket access.

Panels & Concerts at Paisley Park

Beginning Friday morning, June 3, both tiers of guests will have a full list of activities at Paisley Park showcasing a variety of people Prince worked with throughout his career. Highlights include headlining concerts on Friday night by BrownMark with members of Mazarati, and on Saturday night by Prince “Live on the Big Screen” performing a never-before-seen early 1992 concert at Glam Slam with live accompaniment by members of The New Power Generation.

Friday and Saturday at Paisley Park will also feature Q&As with artists who worked closely with Prince, including his former wife and NPG dancer Mayte Garcia, longtime photographer Randee St. Nicholas, collaborator and Purple Rain co-star Jill Jones, longtime Paisley Park Studios engineer Tom Garneau.

Ticket Holder Experiences

All Celebration ticket holders will have access to a walk through tour of Paisley Park. These times are limited, but will allow you to experience the museum along with an exclusive exhibit of Randee St. Nicholas’s photographs curated just for Celebration and “The Beautiful Collection” of Prince’s incredible collection of custom shoes. Every guest is also invited to our Outdoor Social on the Lawn. Food trucks, lawn games, time to connect with other Celebration guests, and even a chance to test your Prince knowledge! Each day you will have an opportunity to win unique prizes as you play against your fellow attendees.


VIP Only Experiences

VIP ticket holders will be immersed in “Real Music By Real Musicians” while attending private in-studio recording sessions in Paisley Park’s iconic Studio A with members of the NPG. They will also experience exclusive playback sessions of previously unreleased music from Prince’s legendary vault led by audio engineers Chris James and Josh Welton. Celebration weekend will be capped off with a special Jazz Brunch for VIP ticketholders, which will showcase the musical stylings of Prince collaborators and Twin Cities gospel legends The Steeles at the Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday morning, June 5.


Meet The New Face Of Mackage: Quannah Chasinghorse

Meet The New Face Of Mackage: Quannah Chasinghorse

Chic Report: Mackage has revealed its Spring Summer ’22 campaign, featuring in-demand model-to-know Quannah Chasinghorse. Shot in southern California on the shores of Malibu by Tyler Mitchell, the Indigenous beauty is the perfect fit for the brand’s purposeful and driven ‘Protect What Grounds You’ campaign.

According to the brand, change-making and barrier-breaking Arizona-native Chasinghorse was the ideal muse for the campaign, as beyond her prowess on the catwalk and on billboard, she’s also “the voice of a generation.” The 19-year-old added: “I prefer to be called a ‘protector’ and not an activist because it’s a deeper concept. As a protector, I’m protecting my ways of life, reviving what was almost lost and fighting for what we are on the brink of losing to capitalism, climate change and colonial erasure. I’m protecting our lands, and keeping traditions and culture alive for the future generations.”

Beyond reconfirming the brand’s commitment to its values and cementing its status as a power player in the luxury outerwear space, sustainability and earth-friendly practices are front and center in the campaign. The new collection features staples like airy vests and elements-ready blanket coats, all of which are derived from innovative 100% recycled nylon E3- Lite and Re-Stop. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or the city streets, these lightweight but hardworking materials have you covered.

“It’s so important to partner with brands and businesses that will not only do the work to uplift you as a person, but also uplift what you believe in,” Chasinghorse added. “Mackage is focusing on sustainability, recycling and, most importantly, doing the work. That’s the beauty of this campaign: it’s not all about me, it’s about community.”


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