Former Smart & Chic Beauty Lounge proprietress and makeup artist Julie Swenson has launched her own beauty-learning annex and boutique, Julie Swenson Beauty. The annex will be a haven of education for students, seasoned artists, bridal parties and everyday women. Swenson will also offer beauty consultations and makeup applications, and will continue to carry some of her Smart & Chic product lines such as Tokyo Milk, Love and Toast, Sara Happ and Jouer Cosmetics, as well as her own eye essentials line, Stella.
- Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. the first weekend of every month and by appointment
- 1026 Grand Av., St. Paul
Twin Cities native Annie Larson made waves with her colorful, '90s-evoking knit sweaters and pompom-topped hats. Now the designer, who moved to Brooklyn last year, is launching her first line of lightweight bamboo tees. The colorful, striped knit tops are the perfect wear-into-summer piece: loose-fitting, slightly cropped and perfectly breezy.
- Available in nine "colorways," $180, at www.allknitwear.com