Retro Style – RetroRama

What is better than tiny Gimlet cocktails, vintage clothing, shopping, bingo, and a fashion show filled with local MN fashion designers?  Why, nothing of course!  I had an evening full of retro eye candy last night at the annual RetroRama event held at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. 

Of the many things to see at RetoRama, the fashion show was my favorite.  The show highlighted vintage looks made current by local MN designers.  The impressive list of designers included: Emma Berg, Danielle Everine, Max Lohrbach, Samantha Rei, and Christopher Straub. 

Getting dressed was my second favorite activity of the evening.  I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to wear my retro tweed and velvet full skirt, and I finally had my chance last night.  I scored this skirt at an estate sale in the Summit Hill neighborhood in St. Paul years ago for the bargain price of $15.  Last night I chose to pair it with gobs of pearls (faux), black satin gloves, geek chick D&G glasses, a wide black belt, and my red t-strap heels.  My retro partner in crime and fellow interior designer, Kasey Reynolds, joined me wearing a little black mod dress, red-toed stacked heel pumps, and a fabulous red patent fold-over clutch. 

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