More than 1,200 dogs will be shown at the Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park, November 19-20. Participating dogs come from every American Kennel Club’s recognized group: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding. Handlers come from across the country to participate–junior showmanship is for handlers 9 to 17 years old. Local handlers Dick Rueter and Lee Roehl have taken over the vendor chairperson’s duties this year; Reuter shows Cairn terriers, while Roehl shows Bichons Frises. This year’s show will feature an exhibit of rare and newly-recognized breeds. For more information visit www.minneapoliskc.org. “The Komondor is representative of some of the rare breeds that can be seen at the show.”
Fashion Students Showcase at Girlfriends Expo & Getaway
“We’re planning a visual smorgasbord!” says apparel design student Brianna Westlund. “Each of us brings a unique and distinctive sense of style and design to the cutting table.” Girlfriends Expo & Getaway (November 18-19 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino), is presented by current apparel design students and graduates of St. Kate’s Fashion and Apparel program. Models will strut the runway wearing 25-40 different looks; casual ready-to-wear and business clothes to cocktail ensembles; updated retro-inspired apparel; evening wear; and whimsical, edgy alternative fashions. Westlund emphasizes that today’s fashion industry places greater emphasis on personal style and panache rather than focusing on creating ‘age appropriate’ clothing. “Few of us believe that we should place restrictions on who can wear what, based upon their age group. We feel that the emphasis should be placed not on what is worn but how it is worn, and how it makes you feel.” Visit www.thegirlfriendsexpo.com.