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
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
Husband and wife duo Shane and Melissa Douglas started with a passion for handmade leather goods, which blossomed into Douglas & Co. Detroit. Their goal: to create leather products as beautiful as the people who surrounded them in the city of Detroit. Each item created by Douglas & Co. Detroit is a labor of love deeply rooted in the city as 100% of their manufacturing process takes place locally. We spoke with Shane and got the scoop on their luxe new line that launched this
Image Courtesy of Irene Mahmud Lili Camaj of Little Miss Obsessive has grown her brand in a non-conventional way. Exclusively using social media, Lili has managed to bring her line of accessories out to the masses and bloggers. Celebs including Aubrey Anderson (Lily) from Modern Family and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa) from Gossip Girl have been captured sporting Little Miss Obsessive. We chatted with Lili to gain a little insight on how she did it and she let us in on her secret.
We are beyond thrilled to learn about the Detroit Built Pop Up Shoppe, organized by Michele Varian, owner of Michele Varian Shop in Soho, NY; DG3 friend Sarah Lapinski, owner of Motor City Sewing and Design and Wound Menswear, who also participated in our Samurai: Beyond the Armor fashion design competition; and Paulina Petkoski, another good friend of DG3, who is the founder of PlaygroundDetroit.com. Detroit Built is an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are