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Press

2016

City Pages– April 20, 2016
Best Fashion Show “Lark” and Reader’s Choice Best Local Fashion Designer “Samantha Rei”

Glamour UK– April 2016
Samantha Rei – Autumn/Winter 2016-17 || Vancouver

Vogue UK– April 2016
Samantha Rei – READY-TO-WEAR AW16-17

Pioneer Press– April 5 2016
Lipstick release party highlights Samantha Rei collection

Minnesota Monthly– April 2016
Samantha Rei Debuts Fall Collection, Exclusive Lipstick Line with Elixery

BLK & SAINT– March 31 2016
SAMANTHA REI Vancouver Fashion Week

Hello Vancity– March 23 2016
Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 Top Trends From Runway to Street Style [Favorite Look Head-to-Toe]

Olio by Marilyn– March 18 2016
Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 16

Metro News– March 16 2016
Vancouver Fashion Week: Designer shares struggle with depression

Model Style Magazine– January 2016
Designer Special – Samantha Rei

Minnesota Monthly– January, 2016
Samantha Rei Hosts Sample Sale, Talks Her Upcoming Collection

Minnesota Monthly– January, 2016
Top 7 Fashion Collections of 2015

North Nabe– November 20, 2015
Meet Samantha Rei Crossland, Twin Cities Clothing Designer

John Fluevog “Flueblog”– October 27, 2015
SAMANTHA REI BOOK SIGNING IN MINNEAPOLIS

Hastings Star Gazette– October 13, 2015
Former resident making waves in area fashion world

Minnesota Monthly– September, 2015
Fashion Week MN in Review: LARK

Trending with Tressie– September 27, 2015
In Review: Lark fashion show. Part of FWMN

Huffington Post – September 21, 2015
Inside the Whimsical World of Twin Cities Fashion Designer, Samantha Rei

Minnesota Monthly – July, 2015
Local Designer Samantha Rei Pens Book on Steampunk Fashion

Urban Perspectives – May, 2015
Show 40 – Ebony Fashion Fair

The Eclectic Identity – May 20, 2015
For the Love of Fashion – MSU ATD Fashion Show

l’etoile – February 20, 2015

String Theory: Black Pearls, Black Hearts, and the Mpls Fashion Family

Vita.mn – March 9, 2015
SAMANTHA REI CROSSLAND ON FASHION, FUSS AND PHILANTHROPY

Being Zhenya – February 17, 2015

black pearl lounge. samantha rei’s and apatico’s f/w collection 2015

Trending with Tressie – February 16, 2015
Fashion Show Review: Black Pearl Lounge – Samantha Rai and Apatico F/W 2015

Curious North – February 16, 2015
GRAND REVEAL: SAMANTHA REI’S BLACK PEARL LOUNGE

Minnesota Monthly – February, 2015
In review: Samantha Rei’s “Black Pearl Lounge”

City College News – February 9, 2015
Apparel Technologies alum named 2014 ‘Artist of the Year’ by City Pages

Pioneer Press – January 30, May, 2015
When Lolita fashion got old, designer Samantha Rei evolved

2014

City Pages – December 23,2014
Artists of the Year: The Best Visual Artists, Performers, and More from 2014

Jahna Peloquin – October 7,2014
In Review: Minnesota Fashion Awards & Rumble on the Runway

City Pages – September 30,2014
Writer and Designer Novala Takemoto Talks Lolita Fashion at Full Fashion Panic [Video]

Lav.fash – September 29,2014
Lav.fash™: ENVISION the Next Level

Good Day Ellie May– September 27,2014
Work it Mpls!

Kylee and Christian – September 19,2014
Envision 2014

l’etoile– September 17,2014
In Review: Envision

Minnesota Monthly– September 15,2014
Review “Envision” Fashion Show Hits All the Right Notes

Vita.mn – May 21,2014
Retrorama Hops on the “Soul Train”

l’etoile – May 19,2014
Review: RetroRama 2014

Made in Minnesota – April 28,2014
Envision Artopia

Lucky Mag – April 21,2014
Envision Mpls 2014

KARE 11 – April 24,2014
In the Know: Envision Spring 2014

Minnesota Connected – April 21,2014
‘Circle of Design’ Fashion Show Amazes Guests

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

2013

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