Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Salsa Dancing, Street-wear, and Studiiyo23

If you know me, you know I’m super big on sports. If you know me, you also know that was a huge lie. Don’t get me wrong, I like sports! I just know somewhere between "very little" and "mostly nothing" about them. Though I was a (moderately good) track (not really) star in high school and I did run collegiate track for one day. Literally one day. That’s a great (embarrassing) story.  But I killed at my 5th grade "field day" track meet. I beat all of errybody – and no one can take that away from me!

I digress – Since then I’ve traded in my track spikes for salsa shoes.  People always tell me they’re interested in learning a little salsa  – they just don’t know where to start. Never fear my friends – I’ve got your answer. Keep reading…

Just as you enter Uptown there is a dope little spot called Studiiyo23 where urban fashion, art, culture and Jordan’s galore meet. If you are a sneakerhead, baller, basketball lover, or a Jordan fanatic - an artist, a creative, or an appreciator of urban culture  – this is the place for you. I love the shop because it is a mash-up of a bunch of really cool stuff.  There’s always dope music coming through the speakers from hip hop to Michael Jackson, always fresh gear from well-known brands to local names in street-wear, always new art from Mpls artists, and always a chill vibe. On top of all that, I’m a sucker for good design, and the space is beautiful – take a look below:

"The Treehouse" - I love the smell in here. Wood and new shoes...ahhhhh

Now for the good news: July 10th from 8-9 I will be teaching a salsa class in this fantastic space. Come learn basic salsa foundations in this art-centric, urban space. Registration is limited to the first 14 people who sign up/register! So get to it! Click Here to find out how!

It's all about "la salsa"...not so much the "cocinando"...I'm not good at that...

I am contrasting the space with some girly festivness, but still keeping a bit of a street-wear edge with the tee and sneaks. I love mixing street-wear and urban fashion with feminine details.

Inspiration ...

So there you have it - an awesome space and an opportunity to get your salsa lernin' on! Don't forget to register early and I will see you on July 10th at 8p.m.!

Look, I'm being sporty! I did shoot the ball shortly after this - I definitely did not make it. But I was close - I like to call that a "half-pointer"

Have you ever wanted to learn Salsa? If not, what's something you have been meaning to learn?

Tee- Shoegaloo
Bra top- Joe Boxer
Skirt - Bebe'
Shoes: Aldo
Ring: Forever 21


  1. Super cute! I'm glad to see your posting more often. Love your style. Keep it up!!!!

    1. Thanks much! I'm trying to stay in the swing of things :)


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