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Press

2013

AgencyNORD- January 30,2014
Time/Travel Fashion Show at Union Depot

Twin Cities Daily Planet- November 21,2013
Samantha Rei empowers women through fashion

Already Pretty- November 15,2013
Fascinating and Fashionable: Samantha the Eclectic Clothing Designer

l’etoile- October 28,2013
In Review: Time/Travel Fashion Review 

Mpls St Paul Magazine - October 24,2013
St. Paul’s Got Game

l’etoile- October 22,2013
String Theory: Time/Travel Fashion Preview 

Murphy News - October 9,2013
LOCAL FASHION SHOW HIGHLIGHTS EYE-POPPING DESIGNS

Walker Art Center Blog- October 3,2013

Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week Showcases High Fashion

Carly Aplin - September 30,2013
The Shows | Night One

l’etoile- September 30,2013
String Theory: The Shows, Night One (REVIEW)

MXDWELL- September 29,2013
MNFashion’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Fashion Week

City Pages- September 27,2013
Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week: The Shows, September 2013

City Pages- September 26,2013
Stunning looks at MSPFW’s the Shows, 9/25/13

MXDWELL- September 24,2013
Local fashion designer Samantha Rei

MN Daily- September 24,2013
The fashionista is in: It’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week

HAUS Salon Blog- September 24,2013
MN Fashion spotlight on: Samantha Rei

Curious North – September 16,2013
Fall Fashion: Samantha Rei

MXDWELL – August 28, 2013
Samantha Rei: Founder of Blasphemina

CityPages – June 10, 2013
Voltage returns with an electrifying show at First Avenue

Twin Cities Live – June 7, 2013
$50 Designer’s Fashion Challenge [VIDEO]

The international Pageants – March 1, 2013
GO RED Fashion Show, Minnesota Fashion Week

Vita.mn – February 26, 2013
SOLID NIGHT NO. 2 OF THE SHOWS

l’etoile – February 26, 2013
MSPFW in Review: The Shows, Night Two

The PR Percolator – February 26, 2013
MNFashion The Shows Night 2

City Pages – February 26, 2013
MNfashion’s the Shows: Night two [VIDEO]

l’etoile – February 25, 2013
#MSPFW Vine’d

Minnesota Daily – February 23, 2013
Review: MNfashion’s The Shows, night two

Vita.mn – February 22, 2013
RED DRESS COLLECTION WARMS HEARTS AT THE GRAVES

l’etoile – February 18, 2013
MSPFW in review: The Red Dress Collection

I’ve Got Your Style – February 11, 2013
Best Dressed Aegis Oscar Party

The International Pageants – February 11, 2013
Minnesota Fashion Week Go Red Fashion Show

Cloud Orchid Magazine – February 1, 2013
Steampunk Issue w/Coverage of Teslacon Fashion Show

Ali Shops – MSP Magazine – January 30, 2013
MN Fashion Week + Macy’s Flower Show

Vita.mn – January 28, 2013
Mpls-St. Paul Fashion Week Announces Lineup

City Pages – January 28, 2013
MNfashion announces its Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week lineup

Point of Fashion – January 6, 2013
Coordinates: Disneyland + Second Star

2012

L’etoile Magazine – December 30, 2012
A Few of Our Favorite Things: The Best of 2012

Star Tribune – December 26, 2012
Out of the nursery, onto the runway

The CW Twin Cities – October 1, 2012
Video: The Shows, Part 3 | Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week

L’etoile Magazine – October 3, 2012
MSP Fashion Week in Review: The Shows: Emma Berg & Samantha Rei

Minneapolis Egotist – October 1, 2012
Review: MNFashion: Final Wrap-up

Vita.mn – October 1, 2012
Review: MNFASHION SHOWS END ON DRAMATIC, SOMBER NOTE

City Pages – Dressing Room – September 28, 2012
Review: Emma Berg and Samantha Rei close out the final evening of The Shows

Twin Cities Live – September 24, 2012
Minnesota Fashion Week

L’etoile Magazine – September 24, 2012
l’etoile’s Guide to Fashion and Shopping: MSP Fashion Week, Part II

Vita.mn – September 21, 2012
Fall Entertainment Preview

City Pages – Dressing Room – September 19, 2012
50 Shades of Minnesota: 50 reasons why Minnesota is sexy

Le Petit Connaisseur de la Mode – May 25, 2012
Madame Butterfy-inspired fashions at Minnesota Opera kickoff

L’etoile Magazine – May 25, 2012
Local Fashion Files: RetroRama in review

Style Is Art – May 25, 2012
Retro Style – RetroRama

City Pages – May 25, 2012
Retrorama 2012 Slideshow

Pioneer Press – May 25, 2012
Photos: “RetroRama” at the Minnesota History Center

City Pages – May 25, 2012
RetroRama in review: Modern designers combine politics and fashion

L’etoile Magazine – May 24, 2012
Local Fashion Files: RetroRama 2012 Designer Preview

Star Tribune | Style – May 23, 2012
Stylepoints: Political posturing

City Pages – The Dressing Room – May 22, 2012
Samantha Rei of Blasphemina’s Closet prepares for RetroRama

Vita.mn – May 17, 2012
Retrorama

MSP Magazine – April 3, 2012
Tempo’s Cio-Cio Sassy

City Pages | The Dressing Room – March 29, 2012

2011

L’etoile Magazine – October 10, 2011
Blasphemina’s Closet Open House

Vita.mn – October 6, 2011
Fall Fashion Week Spread

L’etoile Magazine – October 4, 2011
MNfashion Week in review: l’étoile presents “Bright Society”

L’etoile Magazine – October 2, 2011
MNfashion Week in review: Full Fashion Panic!

City Pages – September 30, 2011
Photo Gallery – ‘Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits’ Full Panic Fashion Show at MCAD

le petit connaisseur de la mode – September 6, 2011
Editorial: Tomahawk Tassels in “Steampunk Time Travel”

Minnefasholis – July 28, 2011
Blasphemina’s Closet brings Luxette to Minneapolis–and closets around the world

le petit connaisseur de la mode – June 28, 2011
Editorial: Blasphemina’s Closet goes Retro

NY Times – June 10, 2011
Blasphemina’s Closet image on the inspiration wall of Bare Escentuals CEO Leslie Blodgett

MNHS – May 25, 2011
RetroRama2011 at the Minnesota History Center

Geektress – May 23, 2011
Not Your Average Cosplay: Recycled Vintage

Spoils of Wear – May 15, 2011
RetroRama

le petit connaisseur de la mode – May 14, 2011
Recap: RetroRama 2011

CBS Local News – May 12, 2011
Not Your Grandma’s Underwear … Oh Wait, It Is! (RetroRama)

Art of Wore – March 8, 2011
L’ecole de la Mode

Vita.mn – March 5, 2011
Thursday: Blasphemina’s Closet Fashion Show

Panic! at the Disco – February 6, 2011
Ballad of Mona Lisa: Designer Megan Maude in Blasphemina’s Closet Fascinator as video extra

Dark Beauty Magazine – January 29, 2011
Love Sucks – Valentine’s Issue

Kotaku – January 19, 2011
Special Project: Meagan Vanburkleo as Mad Moxxi

Examiner – January 16, 2011
Blasphemina’s Closet’s Samantha Rei talks about first solo fashion show

2010

Examiner – December 31, 2010
Special Project: COSPLAY FEATURE – MAD MOXXI

L’etoile Magazine – November 21, 2010
In Review: MIA Third Thursday with MNFashion

MN Daily – November 18, 2010
MNfashion and the MIA challenge local designers to seek inspiration from art

L’etoile Magazine – November 18, 2010
Third Thursday Preview: An interview with designer Samantha Rei

le petit connaisseur de la mode – October 11, 2010
MIA’s Third Thursday presented by MNfashion: Samantha Rei

Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits – 2010
Guest Page – 10th ANNIVERSARY BASH!
L’etoile Magazine – 2010
Wanderlust: l’etoile’s Fall MNFashion Week photo editorial 2010

LOL/OMG – September 20, 2010
This Week in (Uploaded) Pictures

Vita.mn – September, 8, 2010
September 24: SGMS: Full Fashion Panic at MCAD

Maxim – 2010
Booth Babes of Comic-Con 2010 – Meagan Vanburkleo as Mad Moxxi from Borderlands
(Page #9 – hat by Apatico)

L’etoile Magazine – April 29, 2010
Kiss Me, Cake: l’étoile Spring editorial 2010

Time Out New York - March 2010
“Wonderland in Spring” hosted by Dances of Vice and Samantha Rei

Metromix NY – March 2010
“Wonderland in Spring” hosted by Dances of Vice and Samantha Rei

Courtesan Macabre – March 2010
DoV Wonderland Write-up

Gothic Beauty Magazine – 2010
March 12th: Issue 30

Fox 9 Morning News (MN) - 2010
Minnesota Designers Create Alice in Wonderland Costumes for Tim Burton

Showcase Minnesota – 2010
“Alice in Wonderland”-Inspired Fashions

2009

Choklit Chanteuse – 2009
CoutureLust

Fashion Revue – October 7, 2009
Japanese Street Fashion: Lolita

Coup de Main – 2009
Walk into Blasphemina’s Closet

Twin City Scene – 2009
Fruity Fashion at MCAD

Secrets of the City – 2009
Couture Noir: The Darkened Bazaar

L’etoile Magazine – 2009
MNFashion Week recap #1 & MNFashion Week recap #2

OUCH Magazine – Emerging Designers – 2009

Vita.mn – 2009
Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits

Le Petit Connaisseur – 2009
Local Neo-Victorian Designers on MPR

Interview with Minnesota Public Radio Marianne Combs – 2009
More is more when it comes to neo-Victorian fashion

The Gothic and Lolita Bible: Wedding Issue – Volume 4 – 2009

2008

The Gothic and Lolita Bible – Volume 4 – 2008

Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits – Guest 2008

The Gothic and Lolita Bible – Volume 3 – 2008

MyNerdGirl.com – July 2008
Website Launch – Samm Sangster: Her Passion for Fashion and Bucking Convention

Minneapolis Community and Technical College Website – July 2008
Student profile: Samantha Rei, Apparel Tech

The Gothic and Lolita Bible – Volume 2 – 2008

Ann Bancroft EXPLORE! – April 2008
The 4 Corners of the World on Kare 11 Saturday morning news. More Pictures from the Event

Minneapolis St Paul Magazine – February 2008
Style Parlour – Fashion: Designing Divas

Photos by J.Dhein – 2008
Club DIVA 2008 VIP Party

FAME Digest – 2008
Club Diva 2008 VIP Party

Shojo Beat Magazine – January 2008 Issue

2007

Interview with Street and Corner for Zirkus – A Dark Carnival of Fashion – November 2007

RX Metropolitan Magazine – December 2007 Issue: Zirkus – A Dark Carnival of Fashion

Shojo Beat – October 2007 Issue: High Style Low Budget

Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits – Guest 2007

Pacific Rim Magazine 2007 Issue

Women’s Press – April 2007

Shojo Beat Magazine – January 2007 Issue: Recommended by Editor in Letters Section