Samantha Rei

Clothing Designer Female Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
My Website: Samantha Rei
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About Me

Samantha R. Crossland began her fashion design career with her label “Blasphemina’s Closet” in 2000. After closing “Blasphemina’s Closet” in September of 2013, she started anew with her new eponymous label “Samantha Rei”. “Samantha Rei” embodies the sweetness and femininity that has come to be expected from the designer.

Samantha Rei draws her inspiration from such illustrators as Chris Riddell, Brom, Tony DiTerlizzi, Brett Helquist and Mihara Mitsukazu as well as stories like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White. Her hero Alexander McQueen along with designers Vivienne Westwood, Hirooka Naoto, John Galliano, and Anna Sui have all influenced her style.

In 1998, Samantha began attending the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota, choosing to hone her skills as an illustrator and painter so she could pursue comic book art. After graduating in 1999, she spent some time at the College of Visual Arts (CoVA) in Saint Paul to major in illustration before continuing her education at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College for Apparel Technologies. She’s been featured in Huffington Post, Shojo Beat, the American Gothic and Lolita Bible, Gothic Beauty, Glamour UK and Vogue UK. Samantha was named one of 2014 City Pages “Artists of the Year” and 2016 Best of the Twin Cities “Best Fashion Show” and Reader’s Choice “Best Local Fashion Designer.” In 2015 she authored and illustrated a how-to book on subculture fashion design called Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design and Illustration.

Samantha strives to help women feel confident, strong and comfortable in their own skin. She believes they can all be beautiful warriors.

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♥ Fairshadow Photography - 804823
♥ Photosynthetique Imaging - 713253
♥ Lucinda at BeingFab - 612858
♥ Liz Downs - 1257109
♥ Mari Lanae - 1047745
♥ Aesthetic Alchemy - 478325
♥ Revel - 126861
♥ Taylor Houska - 1242543
♥ Bionic Unicorn Jewelry - 1634805
♥ Romolo Celli - 1141787
♥ Kidtee Hello - 19246441
♥ Ophelia Darkly - 769805
♥ RedRum Collaboration - 226008
♥ Laura New - 751285
♥ Aranwen - 877432
♥ Charlie Bones - 784171
♥ Randall Photography - 637963
♥ Ginger Zero - 1737864
♥ Kidtee Hello - 4702
♥ Ophelia Darkly - 769805
♥ Pop Pics - 1435043
♥ Twigglet - 15869
♥ Meagan Marie - 81595
♥ Tim P Photo - 360842
♥ Shien Lee - 30590

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Dirty Boys   4 pics
Escaped from Wonderland   78 pics
Inspo   18 pics
Models to Work With   1 pics
Samantha Rei's list of killer photos   90 pics



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