Thrifty Portraits

Have you ever had to get professional photos taken whether it was for your engagement, head shot or even a family portrait? If so, did you know what you were going to wear or did you ask the photographer what to wear? This actually happens to many people! Most of the time, too, you want […]

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Thrifty Traveler

By Guest Blogger & Stylist Melissa Hernandez Erickson Who’s been traveling this summer? I am sure a lot of you have, especially with this weird summer Minnesota has been having. How many of you had difficulty packing? Or maybe you just dread it all together when that time comes? Then I would keep reading!   […]

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Event Wear!

Hi everyone! Melissa here. Some of you may know me because I’m 1 of 3 personal shoppers for the Thrift Stylist program here at Arc’s Value Village! OR, maybe you have just seen me around because I’m there during the day almost every weekday. OR maybe my face looks familiar because I’ve been reposted on […]

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Anahata Collaborative

Looking for space?   We recently did a photoshoot (it was fun…we laughed a lot as the photo indicates!) at Anahata Collaborative and can’t say enough about it! “ The space feels bright and airy, and fosters imagination, inspiration and creativity” as described on the website. “Anahata Collaborative Venue is an industrial space in an […]

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Stylist Spotlight: Melissa

Follow our team of stylists on Instagram  @ThriftStylists  (plural because we are a team!)     Today we are delighted to feature our thrift stylist Melissa, who believes working for The Arc is rewarding. She gets to help people inside and out with their style, and finds the charitable aspect motivating. Melissa is local from […]

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Stylist Spotlight: Sara Stamschror-Lott

Follow our team of fun and fashionable stylists on Instagram @ThriftStylists (plural because we are a team!) Today we are delighted to feature our thrift stylist Sara Stamschror-Lott! Sara hails from Lake City and now lives with her wonderful family here in the Twin Cities. Sara has worked with Arc’s Value Village for a few years […]

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You Are What You Wear

Responsible fashion is so in right now. By Laura Madden Sustainable fashion. When you hear those words, what comes to mind? Eco-friendly? Ethical? Fair Trade? Often, people paint a visual of hippy-style 1970s garb, or something that lacks style and sass – the furthest thing from fashionable. Choosing sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing style. If you […]

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Young Vision

Lights. Camera. Action. That’s just where the story begins for Cinematographer Gabe Hostetler. Gabe’s use of timing, color, sound and motion reveal something otherwise missed. His layers of video, voice, music and sound touch the senses. His quiet intuition guides his creativity. In this world of self-promoting selfies and self-proclaimed producers his work is a […]

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Style Show Co-Emcee Anahita Champion

We are pleased to announce the co-emcee of our spring style show is Anahita Champion! As an on-air talent, emcee, and event correspondent, Anahita has captured the attention and admiration of thousands of viewers and collaborators. Anahita has interviewed Hollywood A-List stars, athletes and entertainers on the red carpet at events such as the Starkey Hearing Foundation […]

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The Magic of Determination

  Are You Determined? I’m what one might call “selectively determined.” I don’t always choose to exercise my strong sense of determination, but when I do – watch out. Things will happen. So when do I choose to be determined? I am NOT determined when it comes to physical activity. Me when running for longer […]

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