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Ready or Hot: Fashion Meets Passion for Planned Parenthood 

Thursday, February 21, 7 - 10 p.m.
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55405

Tickets ranging from $30 for an individual to $2,000 for a private table.

Ready or Hot, a celebration of body positivity, accessible health care and fashion in support of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) returns to International Market Square on Thursday, February 21 from 7 until 10 p.m.

This is no ordinary fashion show. Ready or Hot is a rallying cry for social justice and accessible health care for people of all ages, genders, and races. Featuring gorgeous body-positive styles that honor all shapes and sizes, this is a radically-inclusive fashion show for the future.

Hosted by Grant Whittaker and Allison Kaplan, the runway show highlights the hottest looks from Twin Cities retailers, modeled by 46 dedicated and diverse Planned Parenthood supporters.

In addition to incredible and diverse styles gracing the catwalk, Ready or Hot attendees enjoy hor d'oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails. The couture-curious can also shop the Planned Parenthood Boutique, the event’s immensely popular pop-up shops featuring clothing, jewelry, and other accessories from local retailers and artisans.

Proceeds from sales at the Planned Parenthood Boutique help the organization provide expert reproductive health care and comprehensive sex education throughout Minnesota.

Founded in 2014, Ready or Hot is an evening designed to both entertain guests and raise awareness of Planned Parenthood’s mission.

Now coming into its sixth year, the event is known for showcasing unique and body-positive looks. Through its diversity of styles and models, Ready or Hot celebrates the community by featuring a variety of shapes, sizes, cultures, gender identities and expressions. The event is not only a place to find some of the hottest styles in the Twin Cities, but it’s also the most inclusive and representative fashion show around.

The show is also known for its bold statements and fashion-forward styles. In 2014 Planned Parenthood featured condom couture for the first time. The dresses at first do not appear unusual, but take a closer look, and what appears to be tassels, texture or lace are condoms made into a gorgeous designer outfit. This year, condom outfits are proudly created by a fashion design team from the University of Minnesota, including students Maxine Britt, Ian Harris, Madelyn KenKnight, Abigail Talapa, and Darunee Thao.

Every year, Ready or Hot also features high-profile guests who appear throughout the evening and in the fashion show, including The Voice semi-finalist Kat Perkins; the Broder brothers (Charlie, Danny, and Thomas); fashion designer Lindsey Hopkins; Project Runway alumni Danielle Everine and Samantha Rei; Richard Moody, event producer and stylist extraordinaire; and Sandy Simmons, Fashion Group International-Minneapolis St. Paul director; Erinn Farrell, Liz Giel, Bethany Iverson and Alex West Steinman, co-founders of The Coven; Arwyn Birch and Teresa Fox of Glam Doll Donuts; Jayne Haugen Olson, editor in chief of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine; Allison Kaplan, editor of Twin Cities Business magazine and show co-host, as well as Grant Whittaker, producer, creative director and host of Ready or Hot.

Ready or Hot would not happen without the inimitable creative team.

Grant Whittaker, Producer, Creative Director, and Host

Grant Whittaker of the fashion consulting and production company Grant Whittaker Style has been the creative force and fashion guru behind Ready or Hot since the beginning. 

Allison Kaplan, Fashion Co-Host

Editor of Twin Cities Business magazine, Ali walked the runway for Ready or Hot’s debut in 2014, and co-hosted the show every year since. 

Denny Kemp, Model Stylists

Denny Kemp and his team are back for a fourth year as the exclusive hair and makeup stylists for Ready or Hot. 

Erin Maye Quade

2019 Ready or Hot Ambassador Erin Maye Quade is a former Minnesota State Representative who quickly established herself as a fierce advocate for working families, championing paid family leave, expanding access to affordable child care, ending childhood hunger, eliminating gun violence, and investing in treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues. Erin was the first LGBTQ person to be endorsed on the ticket of a major political party in Minnesota. Erin lives in Apple Valley with her wife, Alyse, and their two rescue dogs, Sota and Jeffers.

Ready or Hot is a radically-inclusive fashion show that celebrates the beauty of every person, regardless of size, shape, age, gender, or race. Our models are community change-makers and everyday champions who support Planned Parenthood and are fiercely committed to the fight for reproductive rights.

Abou Amara ● Jose Ayala ● Arwyn Birch ● Keke Boudreaux ● Amy Chen Hou ● Juju Cummings ● Sica Dawn ● Joey Dybevik ● Francesco Di Caprio ● Erinn Farrell ● Teresa Fox ● Liz Giel ● Hannah Haaland ● Bryan Harwood ● Matt Hatch ● Lisa Heath ● Tom Hoffman ● Maria Isa ● Rawnson Ivanoff ● Bethany Iverson ● Myron Johnson ● Jewel Laura ● Jaden Lehman ● Ali Martinez ● Erin Maye Quade ● Roan McQuigg ● Mercedes Moreno-Ferrer ● Julia Odima ● Jayne Haugen Olson ● Coryn Petersen ● Maxwell Poessnecker ● Samantha Rei ● Deeva Rose ● Abigail Samuel ● K. Davis Senseman ● Tony Severt ● Eden Swartz ● Dan Swartz ● Libby Tikalsky ● Juan Torres ● Bill Underwood ● Elsa Vega Perez ● ALLurrr’em VelvIT ● Holly VerHage ● Alexis Walsko ● Alex West Steinman

Runway Sponsor: TRUCE

Pre-show Reception Sponsor: Fleur de Junk

Bar Sponsor: KNOCK, inc.

Condom Couture Sponsor: ONE® Condoms

Trendsetter Sponsor: The Coven

Trendsetter Sponsor: bdh+young

Media Sponsor: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

A very special thanks to our corporate sponsors, including TRUCEFleur de Junk, KNOCK, inc.ONE® CondomsThe Covenbdh+young, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

To become a sponsor of Ready or Hot 2019, please contact Rachel Neymark at [email protected] or 612-821-6137 to learn more.

Bumbershute ● Chloe + Isabel Jewelry ● Flip ‘em The Bird ● Goldfine Jewelry & Little G ● Larissa Loden ● Local Motion ● Mottla Grace ● Mya Lambrecht Jewelry ● Queen Anna House of Fashion ● Roe Wolfe ● Scarborough Fair Shop

All are Welcome Here ● bluebird boutique ● Bumbershute ● Cake Plus-Size Resale ● Dugo ● Gretchen Ventura ● Grethen House ● Joynoelle ● Local Motion ● MartinPatrick3 ● Mona Williams ● Mya Lambrecht Jewelry ● Queen Anna House of Fashion ● Ragstock ● Ribnick Fur ● Roe Wolfe ● Scarborough Fair Shop

All are Welcome Here ● Bartmann Group ● City Girl Coffee Company ● The Coven ● Denny Kemp Salon Spa ● Fly Feet Running ● Global Protection Corp. ● Illume ● InVision ● Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ● Roe Wolfe ● Smitten Kitten ● Thumbs Cookies 

Planned Parenthood’s nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and doctors are among the best-trained and most experienced experts in sexual and reproductive health. We offer personalized care in a supportive environment.

Wellness and Preventive Care

  • Annual Exams
  • Birth Control (Free shipping on refills)
  • Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
  • Breast/Chest Exams and Mammogram Referral
  • PrEP for HIV Prevention
  • Fertility Awareness Education

Labs and Tests

  • Cervical Cancer Screenings (pap tests)
  • Pregnancy Testing and Options Counseling
  • HIV Testing, Education, and Referral
  • Testing and Treatment for: 
    - Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Infections (STIs)
    - Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
    - Vaginal Infections
    - Bladder Infections

Vaccinations

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis B

Reproductive Procedures

  • Abortion Care
  • Colposcopy and LEEP
  • Vasectomy
  • Miscarriage Management

Social Media

Facebook: @PPMinnesota
Twitter: @PPMN
Instagram: @PlannedParenthoodMN
YouTube: Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Official Hashtag: #ReadyOrHot2019

Questions

Registration: 612-821-6106
Online: https://www.readyorhot.org
Email: [email protected]

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries contact Jennifer Aulwes at [email protected] or call 651-755-9557