Style Architects Trend Report Spring 2014

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TREND REPORT Spring 2014





on the clock with style-architects: a week at a glance


featured wedding: kaylee + ryan


featured wedding: allison + brett


twin cities stylish people


A spanish Garden Party


transforming your space: A spring refresh


trend alert: Collarless jackets


our services

Letter from the TEAm

polished paloma

organic embellishments


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A LETTER FROM THE TEAM It’s safe to say that we are happy to bid adieu to the bitter days of puffy parkas, mukluks, chunky knits, and the everlasting Polar Vortex. Let’s welcome the longer, brighter spring days with open arms. Of course, with a new season comes new trends to embrace and the Style-Architects team can’t wait to share our take on them with you. After all, it’s what we know {and love} best! Our collaborative team of lifestyle experts showcase swoon-worthy trends through handpicked local goods from our favorite Minnesota stores in the Spring 2014 Trend Report. We also offer bits and tips for sprucing up your space as well as hosting a summer paella-themed party. Here’s to a season filled with plenty of sunshine, outdoor entertaining, and a spring in your step!

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Christina Holm-Sandok President + Creative Director

Catherine Loose

Rachelle Mazumdar

Director of Fashion

Director of Weddings + Events

Tim Creagan Senior Wardrobe Stylist

Emily Klipp Wardrobe Stylist

Judith Kostroski

Dayna Johnson Senior Event Producer

PAIGE Frandsen Event Assistant

Carlyn McClure

Prop Stylist

Production Manager

Natalie Johnson

Madeline Johnson

Wardrobe Stylist

Content Manager

Laura gobel

Ranosha Coffelt

Styling Assistant

Contributing Editor

Ashley Barlow Graphic Design Assistant

Ashley Ringaman Graphic Design Assistant

Kayd Roy Brand Consultant

Brittany Obee Contributing Photographer

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Table Credits: Silver-Leafed Harvest Table: Rudy’s Event Rentals The Silver Gatsby Linen: Mani Mela Chiavari Chairs + Couturier China: Ultimate Events Wrap Black Napkin Ring: Crate + Barrel Bellagio Granite Napkins + Zenith Flatware: Après Party and Tent Rental Florals: Martha’s Gardens

Crocodile Clutch Covered Uptown

Ashley B Jacket Bumbershute

Bella Figura Invitation Paperista 5 Style-Architects

Wooden Bauble Necklace Forage Modern Workshop

Burlap Throw


The Foundry Home Goods

For you forever lovers of neutrals, look past your go-to black + white this season and play in the grey area. Whether worn solo or paired with bold brights, this delicious blend of purple and grey calls for endless styling possibilities.

Marc Jacobs High Top Sneakers Pumpz & Co.

Tie -Dye Romper Hackwith Design House

Side Table Pharmacie Spring 2014 6

Table Credits: Silver-Leafed Harvest Table + Hand-Painted Distressed Chairs: Rudy’s Event Rentals Silver Metal Charger + Aspen China: Après Party and Tent Rental Amethyst Bookends + Agate Coasters: Jonathan Adler Uno Chartreuse Napkin + Format tray: CB2 Striped Agate Coaster: Roam Pure White Ceramic Vases: West Elm Florals: Martha’s Gardens

Cluster Ring Parallel Pulse

Clutch Mary Frances Accessories

Agate Coasters Jonathan Adler 7 Style-Architects

Reece & Blair Bangles l’atelier couture bridal

Amethyst Bookends Jonathan Adler

ORGANIC EMBELLISHMENTS Step it up this spring with a little help from Mother Nature. From jewelry to home decor, natural accents like crystal, agate, and geode are the gems to covet.

Agate Necklace Melly

Embellished Sandals Caruso

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Table Credits: Silver-Leafed Harvest Table: Rudy’s Event Rentals Tasseltries: Hackwith Design House Gold Riviera Runner + Silver Metal Charger: Après Party and Tent Rental Florals + Mercury Votives: Martha’s Gardens Chiavari Chairs + Fringe Chair Caplets: Mani Mela Tom Dixon Candle Set: Roam Surat Flatware + Amelia Neutrals Napkin: Crate + Barrel Menu + Placecards: Paperista Vanessa China: Midway Party Rental

Fringe Keychain Russell + Hazel

Knit Blanket Forage Modern Workshop 9 Style-Architects

Fringe Tank Covered Uptown

Oblation Invitation Paperista

Root-Needles Necklace Anthropologie

FRINGE That’s right, fringe is no longer reserved for the hippie or the cowboy. This year, NYFW designers proved that this flapper-inspired trend adds instant flair to any ensemble.

Tess + Tricia Necklace Roe Wolfe

Leather Tribal Tote Grethen House

Miriam Haskell Earrings Pumpz & Co.

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On the clock with Style-Architects: a week at a glance


Sprucing up our office for a prop styling blog post

Perusing the beautiful gowns next door at l’atelier couture bridal

Saying yes to Yes To’s new product launch at The Bachelor Farmer

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Conducting our weekly PR pow-wow in our sunny space

Dreaming of a beach getaway on set with Artful Living Magazine


Admiring one of our featured weddings in MN Bride Magazine Posing for the camera with Rue Magazine Spring 2014 12


Freshening up our office inspiration boards

Playing at Parc Boutique’s Get Social event Working hard on set with Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Friday Getting inspired at the lovely Hackwith Design House studio

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Taking an afternoon lunch break at Whole Foods

Showing off our jewels at an all team meeting


Fueling an early morning meeting with a pop-up breakfast from Seven Sundays

Swooning over this beautiful bouquet for our bride by Munster Rose

Scouting for a photoshoot at the Walker Art Center Spring 2014 14

KAYLEE + RYAN New York Rangers player, Ryan McDonagh and his high school sweetheart, Kaylee Keys, share many of the same interests including a love for their home state of Minnesota, a strong Irish-Catholic background and their undeniable hockey skills. Now living in New York, Kaylee and Ryan knew their dream wedding would hold true to their Minnesota roots and include Irish and urban New York touches.

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Vendor Credits: Full Service Planning + Design: Style-Architects Photography: Canary Grey Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Victory Chapel, St. Catherine’s University Reception Venue: Aria Caterer: Create Catering Gown: Marchesa, l’atelier couture bridal Floral: Martha’s Gardens

Videographer: Sunset Blue Productions DJ + Lighting: Level 11 Band: Synergy Hair + Make-Up: Emily J Hair and Make-up Dessert Bar + Cake: Cocoa & Fig Linens + Chargers: Linen Effects China + Flatware: Ultimate Events Invitations + Day-Of Paper: Beau Papier by Gateaux, Inc.

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Vendor Credits: Event Design + Coordination: Style-Architects Photography: Photogen, Inc. Venue: Minneapolis Institute of Arts Caterer + Cake: D’Amico Catering Floral: Just Bloomed Linens, Ghost Chairs + Candelabra Rental: Linen Effects Chiavari Chairs + Staging: Ultimate Events Draping: Avant Décor Gown: Vera Wang, l’atelier couture bridal Bridesmaids’ gowns: Bella Bridesmaid Men’s Attire: Joseph A. Banks Hair + Makeup: Denny Kemp Salon Officiant: Maren Aspaas Band: Roster McCabe Invitations + Day-Of Paper: Kelly Lampe

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A shared passion for their hometown of Minneapolis and its art and music scene made the Minneapolis Institute of Arts the logical choice for Allison Rufsvold + Brett Cadogen’s wedding. Their need to stray from the predictable didn’t stop with the venue when they selected Roster McCabe to provide the lively guest entertainment. Allison’s structured Vera Wang gown and love of ghost chairs added additional artistic elements to the day. Spring 2014 18

Twin Cities Stylish People


Style is so much more than having the right outfit

Hackwith Design House

or knowing the hottest brands. Style is who you are,

Owner + Designer,

people who are stylish in their own way. Here’s a

“I only design pieces I can see myself wearing over and over again and can be styled many different ways.”

peek at a few notables that made an appearance

- On what inspires her designs

what you do, and how you do it. The Style-Architects team has been fortunate to get to know so many

on our blog.

Wing Ta Owner + Photographer, Canary Grey Photography “[My style is] uncomplicated and fun. I really like the juxtaposition of different styles and patterns together. The key is to feel great in whatever you wear.” - On her personal style

Anthony Lickteig


Master Stylist, Juut Salonspa

Owner, Parc Boutique

“Every man has a personal style,

“Getting to know my customers on a personal relationship level. It’s like having your best friends come over.”

whether he realizes it or not. Once that has been acknowledged, [he must] identify what that style is.” - On how men can update their look

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- On her favorite aspect of owning a boutique

LISA PECK Owner + Designer, Lilu Interiors “Life is short so you should have fun, take risks, do what you want and surround yourself with soul-supporting beauty.” - On what she has learned in life thus far

Jason Hammerberg

KATE ARENDS Blogger, Wit + Delight

CEO + Founder, Hammer Made

“I believe in trends because I think they’re exciting and about living in the present moment, but style is timeless.”

“I love looking closely at the colors in nature, paintings, cultural dress, wallpaper - when I’m in that mode, almost everything is inspiration.”

- On embracing trends

- On where he turns for inspiration

Elizabeth Dehn Editor in Chief, “The elusive combination of all-natural, effective, and completely luxurious that I coveted but couldn’t find.” - On her inspiration for creating a skincare line

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a spanish


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Styled by Style-Architects

As seen in Midwest Home magazine June/July 2013 issue Photos by Allen Brisson-Smith/Greenspring Media Food Styling by Kimberly Colburn Floral by Flora Bella

Location courtesy of David Heide Design Studio

Table, Sideboard + Chairs courtesy of The Vintage Type Event Rentals

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Hosting an outdoor dinner party is the perfect way to celebrate on warm summer nights. Step outside the traditional entertaining box this year by throwing a Spanish-inspired Paella party complete with tapas, sangria, and a vibrant setting sure to impress your guests! Choose the right palette Shy away from the expected explosion of reds, turquoises, and oranges. We suggest using a muted, pastel palette mixed with vibrant florals that will give your table a jolt of spring freshness.

Break the rules of matching When done right, you can still achieve a cohesive look with mismatched décor. At the table, use an eclectic mix of dining room chairs with different colored woods, shapes and textures. You can mix things up on the table as well with varying colored and textured plates, glasses, and vases. Don’t forget that furniture, servingware and decor can be rented so you aren’t limited to items you already own.

Entertain your guests through interactive stations Impress your guests by renting a 36” diameter paella pan and burner set-up, ready to go from The Kitchen Window. Guests will enjoy the live demonstration as they sip their sangria from a build-your-own sangria bar.

Set the mood Start with swanky Spanish tunes from the Gipsy Kings to energize your guests and then wind down the evening with Andres Segovia’s lyrical classical guitar. Your guests will be sure to stay and socialize long after the sun goes down, so make them comfortable with comfy lounge furniture with a variety of pillows, again, all of which can be rented. 23 Style-Architects

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Styling by Judith Kostroski Photography by Sara Kiesling

Transforming your space: A spring refresh Along with longer, brighter days and fresh blooms, spring also brings a plethora of new home décor trends. This season, our team is swooning over clean, modern-meets-rustic spaces that we are seeing all over our favorite home blogs and magazines. Here are three ways to nail down this sleek and organic look in your very own space.


Keep it Neutral. Brighten up your space with warm neutrals and earth tones. Balancing out your décor with natural palettes will add softness to any room as well as make it appear larger.


Organic elements. Add a touch of Mother Nature to your home by taking a woodsy approach to modern design. Embrace minimalism by adding in small succulents or air plants or go all out with a tall fiddle fig tree. For you not-so-greenthumbed, you can achieve this by incorporating other natural elements such as a wooden coffee table or containers filled with sand and feathers.


Newer Isn’t Always Better. Add some vintage charm to your home this spring with dreamy, nostalgic décor elements. We suggest hitting up your favorite vintage shops. Timeless antiques are great for adding some personality and sentiment to your home.

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Trend Alert


JACKETS Looking to add the perfect lightweight jacket to your spring wardrobe? The collarless jacket is all the rage this season. Whether paired with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or go-to LBD, it’s time to stop hiding behind your bulky winter coat and invest in a “sans collar” jacket perfect for spring. Styling: Emily Klipp Model: Megan McCarty Jackets (from left to right): Anthropologie, Hot Mama, Fashionologie Hair + Makeup: Twin City Pretty

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sporty chic

classic prep Spring 2014 30

OUR SERVICES Style-Architects is a boutique creative services company dedicated to providing our clients with imaginative and awe-inspiring weddings and events as well as distinctive styling services for both individuals and businesses. With a discerning eye for all things creative, our team of event planners, lifestyle experts, and stylists collaborate to effectively articulate your desired image. Our authentic approach is anything but predictable.

Style-Architects offers wardrobe styling services for the individual


seeking assistance in expressing or defining a personal style, as well as editorial expertise, visual styling and image consulting for businesses.



From boutique lookbooks to product and wardrobe magazine editorials, our team of stylists specializes in exceptional photoshoot conceptualization and production.

From planning and styling fashion shows to merchandising your boutique {and everything in-between} we style to sell, ensuring our work is always consistent with your business messaging.



Whether in preparation for a special day or because a nudge is needed to jumpstart a closet clean-out, we work with you to identify and meet your personal styling goals.

Whether you want to refine your team’s dress code or you are part of a networking group in need of fresh wardrobe content or individualized coaching, leave it to us to customize an approach to fit your needs.

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Style-Architects provides a boutique event design and planning experience


to ensure that your wedding is a beautiful reflection of your style and personality. DESIGN + BRANDING SERVICES

FULL SERVICE Allow us to do what we do best - plan your wedding from start to finish. We help you identify your vision, develop and execute a cohesive design, create your budget, and allocate dollars for the greatest impact. Don’t worry, we’ve got it all covered, from contracts, vendor management, and timelines to every logistical detail.

We work closely with you to create a cohesive vision and then turn that dream into a reality. From invitations to décor, color schemes to tablescape designs, we provide visual assistance for all the important decisions in creating your desired look and feel.

WEEK-OF-COORDINATION We provide you with tools and resources to ensure your planning is on schedule, conduct a complete audit of your planning to confirm every detail is addressed, and coordinate the day with two professionals on-site to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Whether a special occasion or a fabulous party, Style-Architects

EVENTS From intimate dinners to glamorous soirees, Style-Architects offers unique, imaginative event design and meticulous planning services. Our collaborative team tailors each event to reflect your special vision and orchestrates all the little details to help bring your vision to life.

is all about creating memorable celebrations that capture the personality of the host or honoree.

As a full-service event production and design firm, we embrace all types of events. Not only do we plan amazing showers, rehearsal dinners, and graduation parties, we have planned events as unique as a cancer survival celebration. Whatever the reason for revelry, we’ll make it memorable! Spring 2014 32

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