BE INSPIRED. BE ENTERTAINED. CELEBRATE THE WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY!
EMPOWERMENT | FASHION | POETRY

Join us for a powerful evening of women’s empowerment! Fashion Meets Poetry combines empowerment with a one-of-a-kind fashion show celebrating the 1-yr anniversary of the book: Unveiled Beauty; Handwritten Stories From a Poetic Heart by Lisa Harris. This unforgettable evening will begin with two inspirational speakers paralleling our Unveiled Beauty: Cultivating YOU events. After a short break, the night transitions into a fashion show inspired by Lisa’s poetry with custom-designed looks by local and nationally recognized Twin Cities designers and everyday women as models.

Signed copies of Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories From a Poetic Heart will be available for purchase at the event.

UNVEILED BEAUTY X FASHION SHOW
DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: LUSH, 990 CENTRAL AVENUE NE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Open to the public.
Advanced ticket purchased required. Men and women welcomed.
Limited seating. 
Street parking available.

Our Mission:
To create an empowering space for women to embrace the journey of
life and the beauty of oneself through storytelling, knowledge & sisterhood.

Fashion Meets Poetry, led by founder Lisa Harris, is changing the landscape of women’s empowerment by using the power of poetry, beauty & fashion combined with stories of bravery from everyday women. Lisa’s goal is to empower and to provide the everyday woman a platform to share her personal stories of Bravery.

 

Topics & Speakers

 

VISION: THE POWER & STRENGTH WITHIN
Have you ever had a vision about life or someone else’s life, only to witness it come true?  Was it exactly as you saw or a form unexpectedly similar?  Visions happen in all our lives, and it is important to recognize these as life enriching opportunities that give us perspective, learnings and hope.  Join us as Amber Rose speaks about the importance of acknowledging vision and where to turn as it all comes plummeting together.  Sharing real life stories thru some of her life’s greatest challenges, she is willing to be vulnerable on the stage in front of her peers, and welcomes you to join us for this riveting presentation.

AMBER ROSE BJERKE
Amber Rose is living out her vision of being a career woman and giving back. Raised in North Dakota, she was born into a family of entrepreneurs, agriculture and real estate professionals and later earned her degree in marketing/communications/leadership from the University of Minnesota. Professionally, she works with companies on large branding and marketing initiatives. With +15 years experience in the Twin Cities, Amber Rose has made quite a foot print as she continues to develop as a leader within the industries she serves. Proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Women’s Council of Realtors Twin Cities and Spare Key, she is the #1 fan of her son and the charities and clients she supports.

FEAR: KICKING IT TO THE CURB
Do you want to accomplish your dreams, but are paralyzed with fear? Are you tired of telling yourself you’ll start tomorrow? Are you sick of the devil on your shoulder holding you back from greatness? We all posses the power to accomplish our goals and dreams, but we have to learn how to put fear in it’s place so we can live our purpose. Jessica Mae will share some of her own struggles with fear, how they have shaped who she is today, and how she uses fear as a tool to propel her forward. She will share some tools she uses to be able to acknowledge the lies fear tells us and some key takeaways on how to kick it to the curb.

JESSICA MAE
Jessica brings over 12 years of experience in makeup artistry to the Twin Cities and shares her expertise with many young artists. As a professional makeup artist, her work can be found in several publications and most recently on the runway at New York Fashion Week. In 2011, she created WarPaint International, a beauty agency which specializes in luxury on-location beauty services for weddings, special occasions, photo shoots, runway shows and corporate lifestyle clients. As founder and creative director, Jessica and WarPaint International have won several awards, including: The Knot Best of Weddings (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), NAWBO Achieve! Awards: Innovation in Retail (2015), The Knot Hall of Fame (2017), and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 under 40 (2017). With a name like WarPaint International, the company’s culture embodies confidence and empowerment. “Life is a stage, Prepare For Battle!” www.warpaintinternational.com

 Featured Designers


MERCEDES BERGMAN - designs featured in several Fashion Week MN events, co-founder of La Chouchou Productions

JACQUELINE AMISSAH ADDISON - talented local designer whose first full collection, Akua Gabby launched in Fall 2016

SAMANTHA R. CROSSLAND - local and nationally recognized designer featured for years in the Twin Cities at numerous Fashion Week MN events and Vancouver Fashion Week (2016), author of Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design and Illustration, and recent contestant of Season 16: Project Runway on Lifetime TV (2017). Designs under the label Samantha Rei. www.samantharei.com

Dresses featured in the UNVEILED BEAUTY X FASHION SHOW will be exclusive, custom-designed dresses inspired by the poetry in the book, Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories from a Poetic Heart. Each designer will feature two original looks.

Our Team

VISIONARY & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
LISA HARRIS
Lisa is a successful corporate woman turned creative entrepreneur. For +18 years, she has been defining strategic direction, guiding product development, and leading marketing initiatives as a former regional director for Sanrio, Inc. and a buyer for Target Corporation. In 2015, Lisa boldly followed her dreams and set out to publish her first book, Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories from a Poetic Heart (released 2016). Fashion Meets Poetry was founded that same year to focus on empowerment, poetry, and fashion. Lisa is an inspirational speaker, visionary behind Unveiled Beauty: Cultivating YOU women’s empowerment events and Unveiled Beauty X Fashion Show. Today, Lisa’s passion is to inspire and support women with a focus on building confidence and helping them to reach their highest potential in life and business.

SPECIAL EVENTS PRODUCER
AMBER ROSE BJERKE

Amber Rose is living out her vision of being a career woman and giving back. Raised in North Dakota, she was born into a family of entrepreneurs, agriculture and real estate professionals and later earned her degree in marketing/communications/leadership from the University of Minnesota. Professionally, she works with companies on large branding and marketing initiatives. With +15 years experience in the Twin Cities, Amber Rose has made quite a foot print as she continues to develop as a leader within the industries she serves. Proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Women’s Council of Realtors Twin Cities and Spare Key, she is the #1 fan of her son and the charities and clients she supports.

FASHION SHOW PRODUCER
GRACE TAIT
Grace is a seasoned event planner serving the Twin Cities. With a calming presence, she manages the many moving parts involved in event planning with ease. Growing up in a military family and moving over ten times throughout the United States and the Middle East, Grace thrives on meeting and working with new people. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she became the event planner for Icehouse, a Minneapolis music venue. When not at Icehouse, Grace has worked as an associate producer on several I AM Sarah Edwards productions including: I AM Kindness, I AM Back to School and I AM Fabulous along with planning special events and fashion shows on her own. Grace also spends her free time as a long time volunteer for Brighter Tomorrow, an outreach for families with cancer. 

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THANK YOU ALSO TO THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS
Public Relations: Anahita Champion
Photography: Chris McDuffie Photography