Paulina Petkoski started accomplishing her fashion dreams by moving to NYC, studying at FIT and then getting a highly coveted job as an Associate Designer at Rachel Roy, but she had more ideas and bigger plans for herself. Wanting to create her own namesake label, Paulina let fate bring her back to Detroit to start paving her own path in the city, just as her father once did. DG3: Tell us about yourself, Paulina. Paulina Petkoski: I am a professional fashion designer; until m
Drink, dance and enjoy the warmth as Vodka Vodka returns for its sixth year from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 7 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Small-batch distilleries samples, 400-year-old staples and innovative signature cocktails will be available for the tasting while DJ Godfather heats things up on the dance floor. This year’s installment takes the Russian-themed event to the next level with the Valentine Vixen fashion show presented by Lover’s Lane. Local design
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.
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! BUILD Next: Envisioning Your Future | Thursday, January 29 Build Institute has partnered with VisionBoards.co to provide the Build community with the tools and technologies to engage their visual mind. Attendees can expect to learn tips on visualization, how to make goal setting a new habit, clarity, motivation and more. Tickets can be purchas
Build Institute has partnered with VisionBoards.co to provide the Build community with the tools and technologies to engage the visual mind with the Envisioning Your Future workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at Build Institute. VisionBoards.co is a goal-setting platform and resource center that helps people achieve personal and professional success with the power of visualization. Attendees will learn tips and the best practices on visualization, how to make go
The She Is Project, founded by our very own board member Carlotta Tutt Holloway, hosted a party to kick off the New Year. About 30 to 40 students, budding entrepreneurs and seasoned, business veterans gathered together at newly opened Café Con Leche in New Center. Everyone enjoyed Mexican style drinks, coffee flights and desserts while networking. About an hour into networking, Carlotta had everyone shot out her name and business and we were so inspired by all of the differen
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
It’s that time of the year, again. The holiday parties are over and the temperatures have dropped well below zero, so it’s time to stay warm by all means necessary. Fortunately, the (faux) fur trend is back and we are so grateful because it’s a luxuriously stylish way to bundle up. Below, we have compiled a list of the most fabulous fur options to put into your wardrobe and as an added bonus, some items are on sale so don’t go into sticker shock until you see it for yourself.
Image from Opportunity Detroit 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! NAIAS 2015 Charity Preview | Friday, January 16 Warm yourself up on the hottest night this winter at the NAIAS Charity Preview from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cobo Center. Dress in your black tie best and enjoy a first look at everything the NAIAS 2015 has to offer all while mixing, mingling and listening to the Steve Miller