My name is Anna Lee and I am a Minnesota-based milliner (Ruby3) and creative director (Workerby) with a heart for community and a mind for industry development for independent fashion and the arts.
I started this blog six years ago (2010) when I was in the midst of running MNfashion, an organization I founded to support the emerging fashion industry in Minneapolis, MN. At the time I was seven years in to creating, collaborating, and connecting with the community and was looking to what was next for me professionally. I was interested in being able focus more on designing hats for my hat line Ruby3. While I have finally gotten around to focusing on Ruby3, much has happened in the interim. And although I have been somewhat absent from the MN fashion community up til now, my desire for a viable fashion industry has not waned. And so, I write.