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
Yesterday was a perfect fall day for a road trip to Lansing for the ribbon cutting ceremony of The Runway Lansing, a fashion incubator and retail space located in a portion of The Knapps building, which had been the site of the iconic Knapps department store. The major partners behind the first fashion incubator in Michigan are LEAP, City of Lansing, Lansing Economic Development Corp., Eyde Company and Downtown Lansing, INC, with consultant Jeff Henry as the driving force beh
After stuffing 250 gift bags for FashionSpeak, we sure can’t get this unique event, focusing on the business of fashion, off of our minds and we have tons of questions popping into our brains at all times. Is the FashionSpeak checklist updated? Do we have every last thing we need to make for a great day? What are we going to wear? Heels or flats? (Flats, of course, but heels for the reception.) You know, every fashion girl’s most important round of questions before an event.
The Pink Fund’s Dancing with the Survivors took place last night and it was a night DG3 won’t soon forget. Guests were encouraged to wear pink, and as we walked into Art Van, the crowd of people was peppered with the hue, tables were covered in fuchsia tablecloths and even the furniture displays had rosé accents. The dancers were dressed in their beautiful dance costumes and walking about for everyone to see all of the hard work our local designers had put into them. Guests w
On September 17, Willys Detroit held a Meet the Designer event with designers Nancy Gibson and Jenn Murray of the classic Americana brand Edith A. Miller. This American-made clothing line is a super laid-back collection comprised of casual tanks, striped crewneck t-shirts with contrast banding that trims the neckline, and cool-girl t-shirt dresses with different types of stripes in two different places on the dress. It’s a J. Crew lovers dream – as is the rest of Willys. Nanc