A SPECIAL NIGHT OF STORYTELLING 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 3-7PM
Minneapolis Institute of Art | 2400 3rd Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN

Unveiled Beauty is the premiere, storytelling event for compassionate, open-minded women who seek connection and are inspired by women's bravery.

On November 3rd, we celebrate the evolution of Unveiled Beauty’s platform and reveal the premiere product launch of Unveiled YOU!, a 12-week, empowerment program.

Our special evening will take you on a journey through life, darkness and hope as the women in our community unveil their stories. Lisa Harris, founder of Fashion Meets Poetry, will grace the stage to re-tell her story and share what inspired her to create this powerful platform. Join us to be inspired, build authentic connections and develop a newfound relationship with your own story. Portion of all ticket sales and sponsorship go directly to our exclusive charity partner, Dress For Success Twin Cities.


What to expect:
Themed event that takes you back in time to Old Hollywood

  • Elegant cocktail hour set to jazz vocals by 2019 Miss Minnesota America, Kathryn Kueppers
  • Interactive photo opportunity
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • Program emceed by Maria Johnson, best-selling author and founder of Speaking Mastery
  • Former Unveiled Beauty speakers share their stories
  • Panel discussion with former Unveiled Beauty speakers
  • Poetry reading
  • Networking
  • VIP ticket holders will receive an Exclusive! invite to an Unveiled Beauty Happy Hour on Tuesday, October 29 from 5-7PM to connect with other women in the community (further details via email), PLUS FREE empowerment bag which includes 1 book from a local woman author and preferred seating on the night of the event.

This event will be held at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Open to the public, women ONLY.
Events often sell out.
Attire is whatever makes YOU feel fabulous!
Advanced ticket purchase required.
Street parking and ramp available. 

 

We believe storytelling has the power to heal the world.

 

Fashion Meets Poetry is a women's empowerment and storytelling organization that makes heart connections.  Our mission is to help women ignite their bravery, reclaim their personal power and build authentic connections through storytelling and vulnerability. We fulfill our mission through powerful and inspiring events, empowerment and coaching programs, plus social media and online influence to create healing and empowering experiences. Today, Lisa's goal is to provide tools and experiences for growth-oriented women to connect with their inner voice and build heart connections. 
Core Values:
Authentic | Diversity | Inclusivity | Empowerment


Special Guest Performance 

KATHRYN KUEPPERS | MISS MINNESOTA 2019

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Kathryn is a Presidential List graduate of Saint Paul College with an AAS in Culinary Arts. She currently attends Minnesota State University - Mankato, pursing her degree in Family and Consumer Science Education (FACS). She hopes to work and teach in the area of food education and literacy, and most importantly, teaching life skills to students.

A jazz lover at heart, not only does Kathryn sing jazz but Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald are at the top of her play list. She performs with a jazz group called Ella's Cats, and when not with the Cats, she can be seen performing with her awesome jazz pianist, Phineas Pope. Kathryn also presents a kids cooking segment on Children's Hospital Star Studio called "Snack Attack with Kathryn" with the Dude.

In June of 2019, Kathryn won the title of Miss Minnesota 2019. She was a double preliminary winner capturing both the talent award and the evening wear/social impact statement award. She received over $11,000 in educational scholarships from the Miss Minnesota Scholarship program.

During Kathryn's year of service, she will be promoting her social impact initiative, The Invisible Crown, The Legacy of Miss America, bringing an informative and positive message about the Miss America Organization.

Credits: Photo by Paula Preston Photographer | Hair by James Peterson | Makeup by Penny Wells

Speakers & Topics

Former Unveiled Beauty Speakers take the stage to re-tell their stories
(click HERE for bios and topic descriptions)

LISA HARRIS

Bravery is Not Reserved For Heroes
June 29, 2017
(Twin Cities)

AMBER ROSE BJERKE

Vision: The Power and Strength Within
November 11, 2017
(Twin Cities)

MARTY JO ENDRES

Moving Past the Labels
April 12, 2018
(Twin Cities)

MANDI MOON

Breaking Barriers
May 16, 2019
(St. Cloud, MN)

Panelists

Former Unveiled Beauty Speakers take the stage to discuss the power of the platform
(click HERE for panelist bios)

 

JOANNA CARLEY

What If You Would?
October 11, 2018
(Twin Cities)

FABIANA PETERSON

Choosing Perspectives
March 10, 2019
(Twin Cities)

MJ BERST

Climbing Utah
March 10, 2019
(Twin Cities)

KELLY ANDERSON

Creative Self Discovery
April 28, 2019
(Twin Cities)

BEATRICE ADENODI

Reclaim Your Power
June 2, 2019
(Twin Cities)

Evening Emcee

MARIA LYNN JOHNSON

Maria Lynn Johnson works with ambitious women in business who are ready to master their positioning by knowing WHAT to say and HOW to say it. The founder of Speaking Mastery, she is a highly regarded expert on speaking and promoting your personal brand with purpose. Maria brings 25 years as an award-winning corporate training leader working for Fortune 500 companies, learning how to develop just the right language, presentation style, and messaging to fit your unique personality. In 2012, Maria walked away from her corporate job to follow her passion of helping businesswomen think bigger and step into higher levels of success. She is the bestselling author of The World's Greatest Speakers: Insider Secrets on How to Engage and Move Your Audience to Action. www.marialynnjohnson.com

Our Team

CEO & FOUNDER 
LISA HARRIS

Lisa Harris is the Founder of Fashion Meets Poetry. After over 18 years leading major branding initiatives, product development, strategy and retail buying for several Fortune 500 companies and nationally recognized brands – she published her first book, Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories from a Poetic Heart. This book launched an entire platform of empowerment and community engagement to support women.

Lisa has produced 18 events presented by Fashion Meets Poetry since launching her book and celebrates her 3rd year of the Unveiled Beauty: Cultivating YOU! women's empowerment events which has expanding into St. Cloud, Minnesota with more communities on the way.

EVENTS PRODUCER 
BEATRICE ADENODI

Beatrice is a creative entrepreneur, brand and marketing consultant, and owner of Mirror Ink Productions, a production firm that specializes in planning, strategy and logistics and Mindless Behaviors, a human liberation organization that raises awareness of deeply rooted issues and sparks communal conversations. For the last 15 years, her unorthodox strategic approach has produced innovative solutions and broken down communication barriers. Working on local, national and international projects has given Beatrice a greater understanding of human behaviors and patterns which has led to her expansion of Mindless Behaviors to include writing, consulting and events.

Beatrice joined this platform in early 2018 as a Fashion Meets Poetry Brand Ambassador, has volunteered at almost every event since then and is a former Unveiled Beauty Speaker (June 2019).

ART DIRECTOR 
TRESSIE SCHNEIDER

Tressie has transformed her deep love for beauty and fashion into a successful thirteen year career as a fashion editor, stylist and makeup artist. Tressie is the artistic director and creator of Trending with Tressie, a beauty & fashion website and online boutique as well as the editor of The Trend Report - TwT, a high fashion editorial magazine. She has also worked on many published editorials and at New York Fashion Week.

Tressie joined this platform as an Unveiled Beauty Speaker (June 2017), styled our Unveiled Beauty X Fashion Show (2018) and is now an official part of our Fashion Meets Poetry team.

Exclusive Charity Partner

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

 

THANK YOU ALSO TO THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS
Photography: Chris McDuffie Photography
Art Direction (website photography): Tressie Schneider, Trending with Tressie
Hair Stylists (website photography): Gina Watkins of Suite Spot Collective
Makeup Artisans (website photography): Amanda Otis with Fox Face Studios