This weekend is chock-full of fun and fashionable things to do, so if you’re itching to hit the town, these events will keep you busy! Drinks x Design: Graphic Design | Thursday, February 12 The Start Gallery connects new artists with resources and prime space to exhibit and they will be hosting February’s Drinks x Design for a Drink & Draw! AIGA Detroit will provide markers, colored pencils, crayons and more and all you need to do is bring your creativity. This event is for
This weekend is chock-full of fun and fashionable things to do, so if you’re itching to hit the town, these events will keep you busy! Faces of Slow Roll @ TMV | Thursday, February 5 Do you love Slow Roll in Detroit? Is all of this snow and cold weather making you miss the days of a bike ride in the spring? Well, you can go and get your Slow Roll fix from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday night. TMV Group is hosting a private showing of Detroit photographer Eric Perry’s new series, “Fa
Business incubators are nothing new. In fact, the first U.S. incubator opened in 1959 (and is still operational today). However, fashion design incubators are a more recent development, with the most well known, created by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, only running for a handful of years. Today, fashion design incubators are cropping up all over the country, but I could argue that no city could benefit from its own fashion design incubator as much as Detroit.
Libby Hopper of Goldeluxe Jewelry moved to New York City to learn everything she could about jewelry design and production. She had a great job with a small designer, but decided she wanted to use the skills she acquired and put them to use for something a little more personal. Libby packed her bags, headed home to the mitten and set up shop in Detroit. DG3: Tell us about Goldeluxe Jewelry? Libby Hopper: I originally took an interest in jewelry about six years ago. I had alwa
Andrea Rosenfeld of Detroit Art & Business Institute is offering local artists an exciting opportunity! She’s been asked to find a local product to include in a swag bag for a Detroit corporation. The company is giving gifts to its employees and wants to include a local artist who has created an item inspired by the city in which they work. "I'm really excited about this particular art brokerage opportunity I'm offering because this call will bring local artist's designs to H
Using the cross roads at the stores inception as the name for Orleans + Winder is the only simple thing about this newly opened boutique. Unique and avant-garde merchandise litters the space, and the shop holds shows that intersect fashion and art. Based on what we can see via social media, it’s an intriguingly mysterious place so, naturally, we had to find out more. Erin, one of the partners of Orleans + Winder, was born and raised in Michigan, traveled Europe after high sch
Shelley Van Riper went to school for fashion but ended up in the corporate world working in an office setting that had her searching high and low for classic, professional apparel. While she made do with what she could find, her constant search had fueled the fire to get back to her first love and actually create what she was looking for. Shelley left the corporate world, but always kept it as inspiration, and Alchemy Detroit was born. DG3: Congratulations on your very recent
Located near the back of the First National Building in Detroit, the Somerset Collection CityLoft has taken up residence and brought more than 30 retailers with it. With stores including The Lego Store, 7 For All Mankind, Aveda and The Detroit Shoppe, it is truly one-stop shopping for you, family and friends. “[CityLoft] is a great addition to a lot of the retail that is coming in downtown Detroit,” said Dan Mullen, vice president of development, Bedrock Real Estate Services.
Image from Model D Media This weekend is chock-full of fun and fashionable things to do, so if you’re itching to hit the town, these events will keep you busy! Detroit Young Professionals Annual Holiday Party | Thursday, December 4 Celebrate the holiday season, network and get some holiday shopping done at the DYP Annual Holiday Party at 7 p.m. hosted by Willy’s Detroit and Shinola. Enjoy complimentary snacks and hors d’oeuvres, free engraving for all purchases at both stores
If there is one thing I’ve learned in my lifetime, it’s that you can’t please everyone. And based on the comments generated from online news stories, there are some people who will never be pleased. I like to think that a proper education would help to enlighten some of these commenters, who would come to see the one-sidedness of their pissy remarks, but if you’ve ever read any of those comment threads, you know as well as I do that trying to change someone’s one-sided thinki