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.
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