Lakshmi in Rome: Photo Shoot with The Fashion Screen

This photo and video series was shot by the lovely Eleonora Albrecht. Eleanora is an Italian model who started her career at the tender age of 14. Modeling led her to study the painstaking art of haute couture at L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, where she had the opportunity to work with both Dior and Lagerfeld Gallery.

Eleanora has also worked in film and television, and has a passion for movies. Her blog, The Fashion Screen, is a fusion of both of her loves: Fashion and cinema.

Featured in this shoot is our Lakshmi lipstick (yes, THAT Lakshmi lipstick – Michael’s favorite shade.) Eleanora wears it beautifully!


Dress: Hoss Intropia
Shoes: Gucci
Jacket: Vera Mont
Photos and video by Simone Olivieri
Make Up Artist: Raffaele Squillace

Posted in Fashion, Makeup Artistry, Photoshoot

National Shoe Day – Art Shoes!

Ok, we just learned that March 15th has been declared “National Shoe Day.” Seems like everyday is a national-something-or-other day anymore!

Anyway, in honor of the grand occasion, we present a series of random, delightfully bizarre pieces of shoe art for your viewing pleasure. And remember, kids: Always match your lipstick to your shoes! (Ok, not really, we just made that up.)

You’re welcome.

via the Shoe Bakery:

via the Shoe Bakery:

Kobi Levi slide shoes

Kobi Levi slide shoes


Fantich and Young add dentures to mary janes

Posted in Fashion, Funny

March 26: SALE! Elixery (& Friends) Spring Cleaning


We’ve been talking about having a big inventory clearance for a long time now, and we know some of you have been eagerly waiting for it. Well, now it’s happening, thanks to the awesome organization by redshoes26, who hand-picked the makers for this event.

Join us and other amazing luxury makers at Chowgirls Parlor in Northeast Minneapolis for a huge inventory reduction and craft supply sale. We’ll have our discontinued lipsticks and packaging for low prices as well as other fun products you may have never seen before.

If you’re a crafter or maker, we’ll also have supplies such as essential oil, fragrance oil, jars, bottles, and even micas. You’ll also find some candles and jewelry supplies and who knows…? Come on over and find out!

Other makers include:
Karin Jacobsen Design
NEAL Jewelry
Ink Orchard
Minneapolis Chandlery
StormSister Spatique
Made by Michelle Brusegaard
Marisa Martinez
Nelli Designs
Vandalia Street Press
Danielle Sakry
…& More!

Plus: Snacks and drinks by Chowgirls.

See you there!

Thursday, March 26
5-9 PM
Chowgirls Parlor
1224 Second St NE
Minneapolis, MN

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Tough as Nails! New RollerGirls Nail Lacquer and Ticket Giveaway

IMG_0548The Minnesota RollerGirls are tough as nails, and now they have their own nail lacquers to prove it.

Now YOU have a chance to get lacquered with the RollerGirls – enter to win two free tickets to the bout on Saturday, December 13, plus a RollerGirls nail polish of your choice!

Sorry, this giveaway is closed – but stay tuned for more!

Photo: aRiana MuRillo photogRaphy
Makeup: Candra Ruiz Makeup Artistry
Models: Shiva Shankn (face and hands); hands of Killsey McMurder, Betty LaRude, Scarmen Hellectra & Naughty Kitty

Posted in Contests and Promotions, Events, Giveaways, Photoshoot

Rebel Rebel XI: A Tribute to Bowie and Cats


Join us at the annual Rebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy at the First Ave Mainroom. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Feline Rescue, a no-kill shelter for cats.

Friday, June 6, 2014
Doors open 8:00pm

First Ave Mainroom
701 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10.00 advance | $12.00 at the door

Hosted by:
Presented by:
89.3 The Current, Moxie and Tee Squared

Proceeds benefit Feline Rescue

The Band: Musical Director John Eller (The Shiny Lights), Chris Perricelli (Little Man), Chris Lynch (The Shiny Lights), Kent Militzer (The Blackberry Brandy Boys), Nadine DuBoise, Leslie Ball, Hugo Klaers (The Suburbs), Noah Levy, Tommy Alsides, Al Bergstrom, Joseph Pettini, Ochen Kaylan
HiFi Horns (Kevin Nord, Laurie Glaser, Matt Darling, Paul Odegaard)

The Singers: Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses, Chan Polling (The Suburbs, The New Standards), Steve Brantseg (The Suburbs), Maurice Jacox (Willie and the Bumblebees), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Jonathan Tolliver (Black Diet), Ciaran Daly (The Idle Hands), Orion Treon (Phantom Tails), Tickle Torture, David Campbell (The Blackberry Brandy Boys, E.L.nO.), David Russ (E.L.nO.), Liam Watkins (Driftwood Prye), Reed Wilkerson, Lori Barbero, Steve Price & more to be announced soon!

Special Guests:

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BUST Magazine Fair, May 4th – Brooklyn


Sunday, May 4th, 2014
11am – 6pm
New York, NY
Brooklyn Night Bazaar space
165 Banker Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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HAMMS Event – May 3, 2014


HAMMS Event is a one-day, dog friendly, crowdfunding market for men and women. In 2013, the founders of HAMMS gave $5000 in ticket sales to one lucky maker to help take her business to the next level. Come out and support local talent!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The former Hamm’s Brewery Shipping Docks (top floor of the Everest Building)
713 East Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Tix available here.
$10 advance/$15 at door

Becky Sturm – Hamm’s founder and owner of StormSister Spatique will be selling Elixery products at her booth, so swing by and support a Minnesota Maker!

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Elixery: City Pages ‘Best of the Cities’ Winner!

Holy cats! We won a Best of the Cities Award! Thank you, City Pages.


Photo: Hair/Makeup by the amazing HAUS Salon.

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ARENA Bikini – Cherry Bomb Fashion Show

ArD_ARENABikini_Web-1600x540-SLDR.131120Join the Elixery crew on Friday, March 21st at the Arena Bikini Cherry Bomb Fashion Show! Proceeds from tickets benefit Arena Dances.

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Party at Honeycomb Salon – Elixery + Lulu Organics

20120826_product_129Last time Honeycomb Salon had a party, it was so much fun we decided to join them again – and this time we’re brining our supersecret Lavender & Date Anti-Aging Serum!

The serum has a potent combination of traditional herbs such as a powerfully anti-aging extract of Date, along with a hydrating and detoxifying cocktail of Calendula flowers, Burdock roots, Cleavers, Elderflowers, and not one but two varieties of soothing Lavender. This is just the stuff to re-energize your tired, dry winter skin and chase off fine lines.

To make the party even cooler, Lulu Organics will also be in house to launch their luxurious Hair Oil – an all-natural blend of Organic argan and organic olive oil infused with nourishing extracts of horsetail and rosemary for dry, thirsty hair.

Estheticians Anne Marie & Daniella Mendez will be offering complimentary mini-services throughout the evening, so book your free appointment today – or just stop by, have a drink and say “hi”!

See you there!

Honeycomb Salon
3504 Nicollet Ave. S, MPLS, MN 55408
*RSVP today to schedule your complimentary services

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