Where you see nautical stripes and American heritage, Grant Whittaker imagines red sequined marching band jackets with white tights and combat boots. Grant is a true original, and we're so lucky to have him in the Twin Cities - styling, producing, shaking his booty, and encouraging everyone to embrace the inner diva. When you look good, you feel good - whether that's a simple, fitted dress with sexy heels...or, perhaps gold sequined bikini bottoms over lace tights and a fishnet top. The second annual Fashion Ball at the Ritz Theater was an entertaining romp through spring trends with superfly dance segments by Ballet of the Dolls. So amusing to see Grethen House and BluePeg designer threads taken downtown. Joynoelle closed the show with a sharp new collection of bridal fashions.