TThe "Dessa" lipstick will launch on Sept. 15 at Icehouse in Minneapolis. DJ Barb Abney of 89.3 The Current will keep the party going throughout the evening, and musical guests Aby Wolf and Ashley Gold will perform, backed by Dessa's live ensemble of Dustin Kiel, Sean McPherson, and Joey Van Phillips. Guests can also expect prizes, giveaways, and other entertainment at the event. The launch party begins 8 p.m., with a $5 cover. Limited VIP tickets are available for a pre-party meet and greet with Dessa, from 7-8 p.m., for $35. VIP tickets include drinks, hors d'oevres, and full tube of the "Dessa" lipstick. This is a 21+ event.
Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis
Details and tickets at http://www.elixery.com/
Sponsors of the event include The Elixery, Metamorphosis Make-up Artistry, Icehouse, 89.3 The Current, redshoes26 design, and Impress Events.
Preorders for the lipstick will start on Aug. 21st at http://www.doomtree.net and http://www.elixery.com.
More about The Elixery
The Elixery is an artisan cosmetic house that creates unique, hand-blended products from scratch. All products are formulated, developed, and compounded in-house, and each ingredient is sourced to be free of animal testing. Founded by chemist Karoline Wells in 2009, the focus of the company is on the simplicity of beauty, the elegance of science, and the dignity of manufacturing.
More about Dessa
Dessa is an essayist, a rapper, a speaker, and a proud member of the Doomtree crew--Minneapolis' ascendant hip-hop collective. Her first full-length album, A Badly Broken Code, was enthusiastically received by NPR, the Chicago Tribune, and the Utne Reader, who called her "a one-woman powerhouse."
Off stage, Dessa has been equally ambitious in her pursuits as a writer, speaker, and thinker. In the first half of 2012, she delivered the keynote address for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum; the commencement address at the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts; received the AWARE award for her promotion of gender equality; and completed tours of North America and Europe.
More about Crist Ballas
A childhood passion for the classic Universal monsters coupled with a love of the fine arts led Crist Ballas toward the rather unconventional study of makeup. A student of the legendary Dick Smith, Ballas is an innovator in his field, and is known for his work in natural, beauty and ultra-realistic character makeups.
In 2009, Ballas was part of the Academy Award® winning make-up team for JJ Abrams Star Trek, and in 2011, he received his first Emmy® in recognition of his work for a MN Twins campaign. His high-profile work includes the films "The Straight Story," "Sweet Land," "Batman & Robin," "A Simple Plan," and "End of Days."
More about redshoes26 design
redshoes26 design is a full-service creative resource that specializes in branding and collateral, custom wedding and event invitation suites, illustrations, greeting cards, and mixed-media art. Owner and Creative Director Christy Johnson is primarily a graphic designer, but mixes into her work her talents as an illustrator, photographer, collage artist, and writer/editor. http://www.redshoes26design.com
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