Stop by the Joynoelle Atelier for a glass of bubbles and tasty chocolates for this one evening hands-on shopping experience. If the handbag or skirt design experience doesn't tickle your fancy, shop the party dresses or skirt samples from past collections.
312 West 42nd Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
Muslin patterns of all sizes will be on hand. Choose form hundreds of beautiful fabrics, Joy will do a custom fit and you decide on length and details.
Choose from many styles, handles and fabrics and design a handbag for yourself or a loved one. Joy will have your order ready in time of Christmas giving.
Eric Doolin Photography
Joynoelle is the signature line of Minneapolis based designer Joy Teiken. The Joynoelle ready-to-wear and bridal pieces are handmade and hand sewn in her south Minneapolis atelier. Every garment is individually cut, sewn and accented to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail that Joy expects.
A self-declared "lake-kid,” Joy attributes much of her creativity to spending childhood summers at her family cabin on Eagle Lake, Minnesota. Those months spent with no TV didn’t bother her and her brother: there was so much else to do and explore. The northern lake lifestyle continues for Joy today, now in the company of her son, Noel, and a big Golden Lab named Star. The lake still provides fun, inspiration and renewal.
In 1989 her mother, Jane, was dying of breast cancer. Responding to her predictable hair loss from chemo and the upcoming wedding of her brother, Joy fashioned a beret out of a vintage dress -- her first foray into the design world. Two weeks later she died, and today remains a guiding presence for Joy.
Before starting Joynoelle in 2003, Joy received her Masters in Art Education and taught high school art for many years. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Africa from 1993 to 1996, where she learned that living simply and having a daily purpose is the surest route to happiness.
Bill Phelps Photography