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Menswear-Inspired | [shades of] Black + White Trend September 17 2014, 0 Comments

New York Fashion Week | Street Style | Spring 2015 Shows
5 Trends we adore this Fall [2014]
1. black + white
2. wide brim felt fedora hats
3. monochromatic layers
4. layering different textures
5. menswear-inspired silhouettes

Open + First Thursdays in the NE Arts District of MPLS September 03 2014, 0 Comments

Visit our Studio + Shop tomorrow and other artisans in the NE Arts District for First Thursdays.

Remember, we're only open to the public one weekend a month! This month we're open the following dates + hours:
Thursday, September 4th, 5-9pm
Friday, September 5th, 12-5pm
*not open Saturday, September 6th this month*
Velvet Moon | Studio + Shop
in The Casket Arts Building
681 17th Avenue NE, Suite 218
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
Free and open to the public

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries open their doors and invite you into their studios. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-Art-A-Whirl is a great experience for the art collector and browser.

Open Studios from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at:

First Thursday Specials

  • Two 12 Pottery and Gifts - We will offer our usual store discount, and on top of that, all books are 20% off including books on sale! 212 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, 612.331.1556,
  • First Thursdays at the Red Stag Supperclub featuring Happy Hour 3pm - close and late night music at 10pm. 509 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis.

a peak inside our studio + shop | by L&E Photography August 17 2014, 0 Comments

Velvet Moon Studio + Shop in Northeast Minneapolis
Visit us this Friday from 5-9pm to celebrate our FIRST birthday!
Photos by L&E Photography

studio re-design | scandinavian + modern bohemian July 26 2014, 0 Comments

circular fitting room with drapey curtains
cowhide rug + scandinavian sofa couch + faux furry throws
large woven baskets for storage
round mirrors
unique baskets + rustic wood tables + plants
inspiration for Velvet Moon's Shop + Studio redesign | scandinavian + modern bohemian
design elements: circular fitting room, cowhide rugs, faux fur throws and pillows, round minimalistic mirrors, rustic wood decor, large and unique baskets for storage, clean and simple sofa couch, pendant lamps, crystals and plants.


Visit Our Studio + Shop July 23 2014, 0 Comments

[our northeast minneapolis studio + shop]
[diy jewelry ring + wall display]
Visit our studio + shop this weekend in Northeast Minneapolis!
Visit us at our studio + shop in Northeast Minneapolis | open one weekend a month!
Come by and check out our new arrivals + instore exclusives this July during the following dates:
July 25th, 12-5pm
July 26th, 10-2pm
Velvet Moon | Studio + Shop
in The Casket Arts Building
681 17th Avenue NE, Suite 218
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413


Loungewear Inspired Streetwear July 14 2014, 0 Comments

loungewear-inspired streetwear


Wide Eyed Legless x GMV Collaborative Tunic Panel Dress June 25 2014, 0 Comments

A collaborative design by Madelynn Furlong, of Wide Eyed Legless blog, and our in-house label, Gina Marie Vintage. This limited edition tunic dress features deep armholes, top stitching on the front panel, and an oversized fit. Handmade in Minneapolis.
Offered in cream & black. The cream tunics have a more structured fit while the black tunics have more drape to them. Only 12 were made total.
Exclusive to Velvet Moon & releasing Thursday, June 26th!

Martha McQuade Trunk Show | at Velvet Moon Pop Up Shop June 15 2014, 0 Comments

Join us for a cocktail and the viewing of Minneapolis designer, Martha McQuade's Summer collection, Canvas. Shop her exquisitely handmade designs using mostly organic and hand dyed fabrics. 
Date: Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Velvet Moon Pop Up Shop
3922 West 50th Street in Edina, MN
View her entire collection here!

Happy Hour | this Thursday June 09 2014, 0 Comments

Summer Lookbook + Edina Pop Up Shop! June 04 2014, 0 Comments


Visit us at our POP UP SHOP for the month of June in Edina, Minnesota at 50th & France!

Not local? Stay tuned for a special discount code to shop with us online!

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Velvet Moon | Summer Lookbook
Photography: L&E Photography
Model: Tamara W.
Clothing: featuring USA made + modern bohemian clothing and accessories by LACAUSA, Gina Marie Vintage, and Janessa Leone.

MPLS POP UP SHOP! May 14 2014, 0 Comments

Visit us at our Minneapolis Pop Up Shop this weekend for a chance to try on those pieces you've had your eye on! We will have everything from our online shop + more; a curated selection of garments & goods that have been both made in the USA and elsewhere. Modern bohemian tunics, dresses, kaftans, kimonos, accessories, candles, and healing crystals for the free-spirited woman. 
Velvet Moon Studio | 681 17th Ave. NE, Suite 218 MPLS, MN 55413
Friday, May 16th 5-10pm
Saturday, May 17th 12-8pm
Sunday, May 18th 12-5pm
*Our pop up shop is a part of Art-A-Whirl; make a day of it by visiting other local artisans in the NE neighborhood*
Not local?
Celebrate with us by shopping online until this Thursday and receive 15% OFF storewide by using our coupon code: PREPOPUP at checkout!

divine light | featuring GypsyLovinLight April 25 2014, 0 Comments

Velvet Moon + Gina Marie Vintage featured on GypsyLovinLight
Photography – Bobby Bense, Helen Janneson Bense
Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense
Location – Sorrento Beach, Western Australia
Outfit Details
Silk Dress + Lace Kimono – Velvet Moon
Temporary tattoos| Gypsea | Namaste | Om – Skin Feelings
Flower crowns – Flower Gypsies X Sweet 1985
Crystal necklace – Asile Jewellery via Chinta Cafe
Amethyst slice necklace – Nik Dreamer
Moon’s Vengeance Indian Necklace – Child of Wild
Crystal necklace – Myee Carlyle SOLD OUT (similar)
Morrison Belt – Stone Cold Fox X LuvAJ SOLD OUT (similar)
Bangles – Free People | Sunahara
Anklet – Roadtrip Jewellery
Hat – Lack of Color


Menswear-Inspired | [shades of] Black + White Trend

- New York Fashion Week | Street Style | Spring 2015 Shows - 5 Trends we adore this Fall [2014] 1. black + white 2. wide brim felt fedora hats...

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