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2.18.11 Sample Sale! saturday feb. 19, 2011………1-5pm

Carrier Pigeon Jewelry, Needle & Black (Formerly Red Shoe Clothing) and Raul Osorio will be selling samples, overstock and one-of-a-kind pieces up to 50% off.

Preview and purchase exclusive Needle & Black leather holsters/accessories and clothing, select items from Carrier Pigeon’s Spring 2011 Collection and Raul Osorio’s entire Pale Rider and SCENEaSOTA collections.

Over 100 items on sale.
Contact designers separately for specific inventory.

www.needleandblack.com

www.carrierpigeonjewelry.com

www.raulosorio.com

location:

Needle & Black/Carrier Pigeon Studio
1618 Central Ave NE Ste 223
Minneapolis, MN 55413

(it’s a white brick building with Diamond’s Coffee Shop in front.  park in back and come in the loading dock that says “1618.”  take the stairs immediately to your right, we’re right at the top!)

8.27.10 Studio Launch Party!

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Needle & Black (formerly Red Shoe Clothing) would like to officially announce and celebrate our new studio mate, Carrier Pigeon Jewelry!

about CP……………..
The forces of nature, history and evolution inspire Carrier Pigeon Jewelry. Carrier Pigeon’s designer, Lauren Neal revels in making new and unique jewelry using old-world techniques. Eclectic and experimental, Lauren makes jewelry out of everyday found objects, organics and curiosities. Her designs are iconic metal forms based on the combination of clean line minimalism and naturally occurring shapes. The resultant style is both brutal and feminine, lending itself to a dynamic expression of beauty…and quite a few unisex pieces.
Lauren, trained as a metalsmith, has been designing and hand making jewelry in Minneapolis since 2008. From her studio she continues designing jewelry with mystery and a message.

Carrier Pigeon will have 38+ pieces for sale from 50.00……………….
Needle & Black will offer the first run of brand new screenprinted t-shirts (24.00), a size run of the printed tanks pictured below (68.00), Red Shoe shirts (10.00), and other samples, etc.

Please come and bring friends!  hope to see you there.

www.needleandblack.com
www.carrierpigeonjewelry.com

*studio exclusive* Needle & Black tank

*studio exclusive* Needle & Black tank

Needle & Black custom jacket, Carrier Pigeon epaulet.

Needle & Black custom jacket, Carrier Pigeon epaulet.

Needle & Black tank dress

Needle & Black tank dress

5.03.10 THE DEATH OF RED SHOE

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image courtesy of Brian Bradshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red Shoe Clothing, Co.  Presents:
The Death of Red Shoe

Friday, May 14th, 2010
8 p.m. / Free
(to be held during the Opening Night party, 5pm-10pm…….see more info below)

@ Thorp Building,
1618 Central Ave NE
Northeast Minneapolis

Local fashion designer, Kerry Riley, will present a fashion show/retrospective entitled “The Death of Red Shoe” at the opening night Art-a-Whirl party at the Thorp building.   The show will take place at 8pm on Friday, May 14th.

An Art-A-Whirl newcomer, Riley recently moved her studio from her apartment to the Thorp building, the birthplace of Art-a-Whirl, late last year.

The fashion show will feature a combination of past, present and mostly future Red Shoe looks.  A dress and leather holster from the first Voltage Fashion show will be one of the examples of past looks.   The first part of the show will be dark, but colorful, and evolve into a much lighter, optimistic, blank canvas ideal.

THE “DEATH” OF RED SHOE?

A few months ago, Riley began the process of trade marking her long-time business name and logo.  Shortly thereafter, she received the bad news: someone else had “Red Shoe” trademarked since the year she was born.

“I wouldn’t have even had a chance!” laughs Riley.  “It was my only solace moving forward at that point.”

“It’s been very challenging to come up with a new name.  I’ve been passing around a list of possible names to people to get their opinions, but I’m still undecided.  I may unveil the new name at the show.  If not, I, like Prince, will have to be just a symbol for awhile,” Riley laughs; referring to the button & needles logo she’s currently in the process of trade marking.

“Although it is a ‘death,’ this show will be uplifting and show my optimism for the future,” Riley says.

ABOUT RED SHOE CLOTHING, CO.

Red Shoe Clothing, Co. is the playground for Minneapolis design maven, Kerry Riley.   While studying in London at the American Intercontinental University, Riley worked under legendary British designer Zandra Rhodes. After completing her BA in Apparel Design in 2001, Riley honed her skills as an assistant designer and patternmaker at one of the leading dancewear companies in the country, Satin Stitches.

Since then Red Shoe was born, earning a reputable following by creating classic, tailored, professionally constructed clothing and leather accessories for both men and women.   The label’s designs have been displayed in countless fashion events such as Diva MN and the Midwest’s premier fashion show, Voltage: Fashion Amplified every year since its inception in 2004.  Riley has also designed costumes for a number of Zorongo Flamenco productions, the Sandbox Theater, and currently teaches a weekly Fashion Class at Old Arizona.

Visit www.redshoeclothing.com

jewelry for the show provided by Carrier Pigeon…………www.carrierpigeonjewelry.com

For additional information or high-res images contact:

Kerry S. Riley, Owner/designer
e-mail: kerry@needleandblack.com
phone: 612-636-5779

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RED SHOE’S FASHION SHOW WILL BE HELD IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS FABULOUS ART-A-WHIRL EVENT:

In the BIG SPACE (located under the VIC CHIMNEY)
OPENING RECEPTION
Sponsored by Red Stag & NEMAA
For artists and guests (open to the public)
5:00pm – 10pm

Featuring:
FASHION SHOW:  THE DEATH OF RED SHOE – Friday 8pm
Fashions by Kerry Riley | Red Shoe Clothing Co. | 612-636-5779 | kerry@needleandblack.com | http://www.needleandblack.com/
Red Shoe Clothing Co. was established in 2002 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Head designer Kerry Riley studied in London under Zandra Rhodes, worked as an assistant designer/patternmaker at a leading dancewear company and moonlights as a professional photographer. The red shoe label has earned a reputable following by creating well-fit, professionally constructed, ready-to-wear custom clothing and leather harnesses for both men and women.

Also showing in the Big Space:

EXPERIMENTAL ART presented by Northern Lights + and Art(ists) on the Verge
http://northern.lights.mn/programs/aov2/ (ongoing)
Contact: Steve Dietz | 952.994.4118 | stevedietz@yproductions.com

SOAP FACTORY BROADCAST   www.soapfactory.org (ongoing)

FORECAST PUBLIC ART   http://forecastpublicart.org/  (ongoing)
Contact:  Jack Becker  |  651-641-1128  |  jack@forecastpublicart.org
SMELLS LIKE ART:  26 Bethel University students will be showing their senior thesis work. www.bethel.edu/galleries (ongoing)
Contact: Michelle Westmark m-westmark@bethel.edu

TAKE YOUR FASHION PHOTO:  courtesy Costume the Cities and TBD

Sherri  Dahl and the Accumulated Objects Gallery crew will build the tornado sculpture out of the discarded bicycles donated by One On One Bicycle Studio (117 Washington Avenue North | 612- 371-9565 | http://www.oneononebike.com/ contact: Gene ) Sherri  will then create a painting of the bike sculpture during the opening reception.
Sherri Dahl
Accumulated Objects Gallery
accumulatedobjects@gmail.com
612-670-5969
www.flickr.com/photos/accumulatedobjects