ANNA LEE / Workerby / @ruby3annalee Anna Lee is a Minnesota-based designer with a heart for community and a mind for industry development for independent fashion and the arts. A lifelong connector, creator, and learner, she has helped other designers and artists expand their creative endeavors through programs such as Voltage: Fashion Amplified, MNfashion, MNfashion Week, and most currently Workerby workshops and mentorships. Workerby (pronounced worker-bee) encompasses all that Miss Lee does in one 800 square foot studio. It is there she balances client design work, Ruby3 hats, painting, develops new workshops for creatives, and collaborates with likeminded souls who share her vision for a life made better through creating new art together.

ANNA LEE / Workerby / @ruby3annalee

Anna Lee is a Minnesota-based designer with a heart for community and a mind for industry development for independent fashion and the arts. A lifelong connector, creator, and learner, she has helped other designers and artists expand their creative endeavors through programs such as Voltage: Fashion Amplified, MNfashion, MNfashion Week, and most currently Workerby workshops and mentorships.

Workerby (pronounced worker-bee) encompasses all that Miss Lee does in one 800 square foot studio. It is there she balances client design work, Ruby3 hats, painting, develops new workshops for creatives, and collaborates with likeminded souls who share her vision for a life made better through creating new art together.

LAUREN KRYSTI / Lauren Krysti Photography / @lauren_krysti Collaborator. Tastemaker. Visionary. Photographer Lauren Krysti is all of these. Lauren is an award-winning photographer with nearly 30 years of experience working with retailers, advertising agencies, and editorial publications. Recent projects include campaigns for Target, Thymes, Mall of America, and Galleria Edina. With a background in graphic design and a passion for editorial photography, Lauren is known in the industry for her clean, minimal lighting and sleek, understated style. Those who work with Lauren are immediately put at ease by her calming energy, fierce determination, and ability to create strong emotional connections. Hailing from Chicago, Lauren lives in Minneapolis and enjoys connecting and collaborating with brands and makers from near and far.

LAUREN KRYSTI / Lauren Krysti Photography / @lauren_krysti
Collaborator. Tastemaker. Visionary. Photographer Lauren Krysti is all of these. Lauren is an award-winning photographer with nearly 30 years of experience working with retailers, advertising agencies, and editorial publications. Recent projects include campaigns for Target, Thymes, Mall of America, and Galleria Edina. With a background in graphic design and a passion for editorial photography, Lauren is known in the industry for her clean, minimal lighting and sleek, understated style. Those who work with Lauren are immediately put at ease by her calming energy, fierce determination, and ability to create strong emotional connections. Hailing from Chicago, Lauren lives in Minneapolis and enjoys connecting and collaborating with brands and makers from near and far.

MELANIE HAROLDSON / Melanie Haroldson / @melaharoldson Melanie Haroldson is an award winning Designer turned Creative Director with a passion for story telling through photography and styling. You can find her love for illustration, sculpture, paper arts, writing and photography influencing the unique and creative solutions in her work — featured by Print Magazine, Communication Arts, AIGA and The Show to name a few. Residing in Minneapolis, Melanie works with local agencies, studios and photographers on a project basis as well as ongoing work with her own clients. Always interested in collaborating or taking on new projects with people who value design and share a passion for what they do.

MELANIE HAROLDSON / Melanie Haroldson / @melaharoldson
Melanie Haroldson is an award winning Designer turned Creative Director with a passion for story telling through photography and styling. You can find her love for illustration, sculpture, paper arts, writing and photography influencing the unique and creative solutions in her work — featured by Print Magazine, Communication Arts, AIGA and The Show to name a few. Residing in Minneapolis, Melanie works with local agencies, studios and photographers on a project basis as well as ongoing work with her own clients. Always interested in collaborating or taking on new projects with people who value design and share a passion for what they do.

HILARY DAVIS / Hilary Davis Design / @hilarydavisdesign Hilary is an art director and designer based in New York. She loves working with brands that hold a special place in people's hearts, but need a refresh – or a redefinition. Her contagious enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit bring projects from concept to completion. Growing up in the Midwest taught her the power of honest communication combined with a steely work ethic. Traveling (to a country on the other side of the world, or a new town upstate) inspires and motivates her to continue learning. As an alternate creative outlet, she plays electric violin in rock bands.

HILARY DAVIS / Hilary Davis Design / @hilarydavisdesign
Hilary is an art director and designer based in New York. She loves working with brands that hold a special place in people's hearts, but need a refresh – or a redefinition. Her contagious enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit bring projects from concept to completion.

Growing up in the Midwest taught her the power of honest communication combined with a steely work ethic. Traveling (to a country on the other side of the world, or a new town upstate) inspires and motivates her to continue learning. As an alternate creative outlet, she plays electric violin in rock bands.

KELSY OSTERMAN / KLO Hair / @klohair Stylist yet sculptress, Kelsy specializes in building an infrastructure that supports the raw and human element of hair. She reallocates weight and density until everything falls into perfect form. Inspired by hair's natural growth patterns and characteristics, Kelsy builds around the boundaries between motion and stillness, treating hair as a natural medium influenced by the environment. Kelsy's passion is in creating a sensory experience through an appreciation for the hair journey.

KELSY OSTERMAN / KLO Hair / @klohair
Stylist yet sculptress, Kelsy specializes in building an infrastructure that supports the raw and human element of hair. She reallocates weight and density until everything falls into perfect form. Inspired by hair's natural growth patterns and characteristics, Kelsy builds around the boundaries between motion and stillness, treating hair as a natural medium influenced by the environment. Kelsy's passion is in creating a sensory experience through an appreciation for the hair journey.

FATIMA OLIVE / Fatima Olive Beauty / @fatimaolivebeauty Fatima Olive is a professional freelance editorial makeup & hair artist whose career spans a broad spectrum of the beauty industry. Fatima began working in the salon industry and because of her ability to combine makeup artistry and hair styling Horst Rechelbacher invited her to join Aveda. Fatima has worked developing and shading makeup products, consulting for both national and international brands, as well as creating beauty content for companies. At the heart of it Fatima is a beauty pragmatic—a woman who loves showing other women how to look their best with great products and simple techniques. Ask Fatima Olive to define beauty, and she’s got it down: “Beauty is magic, confidence, and power. Beauty is imperfection. It’s appreciation for what you have, not what you don’t have. Its unique.” That doesn’t mean that a little smoke-and-mirror effect can’t help, though.  

FATIMA OLIVE / Fatima Olive Beauty / @fatimaolivebeauty
Fatima Olive is a professional freelance editorial makeup & hair artist whose career spans a broad spectrum of the beauty industry. Fatima began working in the salon industry and because of her ability to combine makeup artistry and hair styling Horst Rechelbacher invited her to join Aveda. Fatima has worked developing and shading makeup products, consulting for both national and international brands, as well as creating beauty content for companies. At the heart of it Fatima is a beauty pragmatic—a woman who loves showing other women how to look their best with great products and simple techniques.

Ask Fatima Olive to define beauty, and she’s got it down: “Beauty is magic, confidence, and power. Beauty is imperfection. It’s appreciation for what you have, not what you don’t have. Its unique.” That doesn’t mean that a little smoke-and-mirror effect can’t help, though.

 

GINA MARIE / House of Gina Marie / @houseginamarie At the House of Gina Marie we embody an ethos- one of taking flight to fearless exploration, of maintaining an anchor to sustainability, of community building, of heart. You’ll discover Gina Marie’s tailored women’s apparel & accessories that harken the lady-like aesthetics of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. For a life lived to its fullest, with style of course. Like these spirited personalities, we value perseverance, independence, culture, and fortitude. Gina Marie is committed to the responsible design of dresses and separates to be unequivocally yours. Gina Moorhead honed that trait peculiar to folks born of extreme weather conditions, fog and rain to commit themselves, to push forward and see their passions realized. Those in her world know her by her smile, infectious liveliness, passion and drive that translates to her work. Gina Marie designs reflect her spirit- modern, beautiful, independent, bright and Nordic- a mirror of the life she lives.

GINA MARIE / House of Gina Marie / @houseginamarie
At the House of Gina Marie we embody an ethos- one of taking flight to fearless exploration, of maintaining an anchor to sustainability, of community building, of heart. You’ll discover Gina Marie’s tailored women’s apparel & accessories that harken the lady-like aesthetics of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. For a life lived to its fullest, with style of course. Like these spirited personalities, we value perseverance, independence, culture, and fortitude. Gina Marie is committed to the responsible design of dresses and separates to be unequivocally yours. Gina Moorhead honed that trait peculiar to folks born of extreme weather conditions, fog and rain to commit themselves, to push forward and see their passions realized. Those in her world know her by her smile, infectious liveliness, passion and drive that translates to her work. Gina Marie designs reflect her spirit- modern, beautiful, independent, bright and Nordic- a mirror of the life she lives.

EMMA BERG / Emma Berg / @emma___berg Emma Berg lives in Manhattan and is a Minneapolis native, with a background in studio art and costume design. She has been creating limited run collections for nearly a decade, each with a unique story and perspective. Her collections strive to inspire individuals to be or do something beyond their current place of comfort.

EMMA BERG / Emma Berg / @emma___berg
Emma Berg lives in Manhattan and is a Minneapolis native, with a background in studio art and costume design. She has been creating limited run collections for nearly a decade, each with a unique story and perspective. Her collections strive to inspire individuals to be or do something beyond their current place of comfort.

STEPHANIE LAKE / Stephanie Lake Design / @stephanielakedesign The fifth scholar in the world granted a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Dr. Stephanie Lake worked internationally as a decorative arts curator and Sotheby’s auction specialist before turning her attention to jewelry design in 2007, launching her eponymous firm that year. Her one of a kind designs are informed by her work in Paris, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles, examining some of the world’s most extraordinary collections and collectors. Her namesake jewelry salon is located within the Mona Williams boutique at the Mall of America. In addition to helming Stephanie Lake Design, Dr. Lake is the author of the highly-acclaimed and definitive Cashin monograph, Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It (Rizzoli). Heralded by the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and by the New York Journal of Books as training “a white light on one of the most brilliant designing minds of any century . . . the bar has been raised.” Lake has been named “Best Jewelry Designer” by numerous publications of record and maintains her studio, private showroom and Cashin archive in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.  

STEPHANIE LAKE / Stephanie Lake Design / @stephanielakedesign
The fifth scholar in the world granted a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Dr. Stephanie Lake worked internationally as a decorative arts curator and Sotheby’s auction specialist before turning her attention to jewelry design in 2007, launching her eponymous firm that year. Her one of a kind designs are informed by her work in Paris, London, Istanbul, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles, examining some of the world’s most extraordinary collections and collectors. Her namesake jewelry salon is located within the Mona Williams boutique at the Mall of America.

In addition to helming Stephanie Lake Design, Dr. Lake is the author of the highly-acclaimed and definitive Cashin monograph, Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It (Rizzoli). Heralded by the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and by the New York Journal of Books as training “a white light on one of the most brilliant designing minds of any century . . . the bar has been raised.” Lake has been named “Best Jewelry Designer” by numerous publications of record and maintains her studio, private showroom and Cashin archive in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.

 

HANNAH TODD / Caryn Models / @hannah_toddd Hannah is a model with an appreciation for telling stories through photographs and film. She enjoys collaborating with photographers to create a story, or mood, behind every shoot she does. "The beauty of modeling is that I can be twenty different characters, whilst still remaining myself." Hannah values the industry because of its opportunity to expand and create new friendships and travels.

HANNAH TODD / Caryn Models / @hannah_toddd
Hannah is a model with an appreciation for telling stories through photographs and film. She enjoys collaborating with photographers to create a story, or mood, behind every shoot she does. "The beauty of modeling is that I can be twenty different characters, whilst still remaining myself." Hannah values the industry because of its opportunity to expand and create new friendships and travels.

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