Fashion Speak 2014 Featuring Keynote Speaker Tracy Reese

Fashion Speak 2014 Featuring Keynote Speaker Tracy Reese

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Fashion Speak 2014 is all set for October 16, 2014.  I was beyond excited to hear that women’s wear designer and Detroit native Tracy Reese will be this year’s keynote speaker for the event.  Last year’s event was awesome and it’s looking like this year’s event might top it.  Tickets are available now.  You should probably purchase your ticket now because last year’s event sold out.  To learn…

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Get To Know: Paperwhite

Get To Know: Paperwhite

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Paperwhiteis a women’s apparel line designed for the modern woman who integrates charm and personality into her everyday style.  Founded in 2008, the brand originally launched as a women’s shirt line to fill a void in the market.  In 2011, the brand presented its Spring collection as a full line, bridging the gap between missy and contemporary.  Paperwhite, currently under the creative…

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Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale Now Online

Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale Now Online

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You know what I love about the internet?  It truly does democratize the playing field (to an extent, anyway).  Brands and experiences once enjoyed by a select few can now be enjoyed the world over because of the internet.  Case in point – the Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale – what was once exclusive to New Yorkers and those willing to make the pilgrimage to New York at the right time of year is…

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Three Pre-Fall 2014 Collections to Shop Now

Three Pre-Fall 2014 Collections to Shop Now

Summer is in full swing – the weather is warm and there are back yard barbeque and pool parties a plenty.  Not to rain on anyone’s parade by Fall is right around the corner.  Many Pre-Fall 2014 collections are already available online.  Here are a few of my favorite Pre-Fall 2014 collections that are currently available for those of you who just can’t wait to get your hands on Fall appropriate…

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Beauty Review: Herbivore Botanicals Purify

Beauty Review: Herbivore Botanicals Purify

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I picked up Herbivore Botanicals‘ Purify a few weeks ago when I was at Willys Detroit.  As a beauty product junkie, I don’t need much of a push to try a new product, especially one for oily/blemish prone skin.  Purify is a balancing serum for oily/blemish prone skin.  While it might sound ridiculous to add oil to oily skin, oil cleansing is very common among a lot of oily skin suffers and I know…

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July Bookclub Pick: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

July Bookclub Pick: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

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It should come as no surprise that Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GirlBosshas turned up Detroit Style Review’s bookclub reading list.  I had been waiting for this book’s release since I heard it was coming out on May 16th.  As you may or may not know, Sophia Amoruso is founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, an online women’s boutique for kick ass women.  What started out as a vintage shop on eBay has turned…

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Productions Plus: Marrying Fashion and Cars for Over 30 Years

Productions Plus: Marrying Fashion and Cars for Over 30 Years

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Lexus 2014 Product Specialists

When you think about cars, chances are the last thing you think about is fashion.  Whether you realize it or not, the connection between cars and fashion has been there for a very long time.  Since the early 1900s, car companies have used attractive, well dressed models at auto shows as part of the overall display.  Car companies, however, didn’t give those models…

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Detroit Bruce Weber Exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Bruce Weber Exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts

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In 2006 famed fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber was in our fair city shooting Kate Moss for W Magazine.  It seems that Weber was so taken by the magic and resilience of Detroit and its residents that he shot photos of some of the people he met and places he visited while here on assignment.  Weber returned last year to partner with Shinola on a campaign.  Upon his return, Weber…

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A Primer Made to Beat the Heat: Skindinavia Makeup Primer Oil Control

A Primer Made to Beat the Heat: Skindinavia Makeup Primer Oil Control

I’m always on the lookout for good beauty products.  Recently I had a chance to test drive a new primer, courtesy of Skindinavia – the Makeup Primer Oil Control.  I used it the day I shot the pictures for DSR Apparel; I knew it would be sunny and I’d be outside for hours which would give me a good idea how well the product would stand up not only to my oily skin but also to hours of sunlight.  I…

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DSR Apparel Has Officially Launched

DSR Apparel Has Officially Launched

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The wait is over – DSR Apparel has officially launched.  For the past six months or so I’ve been hard at work launching DSR Apparel – a t-shirt line for the empowered woman.  After several setbacks and many ups and downs, I’m proud to see DSR Apparel come to reality.

I had wanted to launch a t-shirt line ever since 2005, but kept finding every excuse in the book why I couldn’t do it – I didn’t…

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June 2014 Book Club Pick: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

June 2014 Book Club Pick: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

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Hi folks.  I know it’s been a while since my last post, but it’s been for a good reason, I promise.  And very soon, I’ll reveal why.  But now on to this month’s book club pick – Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie.  My friend Tasha of ICB Consults and Imperfect Conceptsrecommended the book to me and I’m glad I bought it.  As you may know, Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS – the…

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White Shoes that Don’t Suck

White Shoes that Don’t Suck

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As the weather creeps towards warmer temperatures it’s time to switch to lighter colors.  I’ve heard from a number of women how much they hate white shoes; not because they hate the color, but because they just couldn’t find any white shoes that weren’t hideous.  Honestly, after thinking about it for a while I had to agree.  I even had to ask myself, “When was the last time you wore or even…

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Listening In Style: Flips Audio HD Headphones

Listening In Style: Flips Audio HD Headphones

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Style no longer ends with what we wear and how we dress.  Companies are recognizing that style conscious consumers want to express their taste with everything they purchase, from their clothes to their furniture – even their tech accessories.  I recently had a chance to test drive Flips Audio’s stylish HD Headphones.  Flips are the first headphones of its kind that convert from personal…

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Beauty Review: Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner and Moisture Masque

Beauty Review: Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner and Moisture Masque

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I recently received some product samples from Agadir.   As I’ve previously documented, I’ve been wearing my hair “al natural” since 2013.  Admittedly, I’m probably one of the worst naturals in the history of natural hair — I don’t know my hair “type” — I just know it’s thick and curly and thirsty.  So when I’m looking for products I look for products that will help tackle all three.  I had been…

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Interview: MacKenzie-Childs Creative Director Rebecca Proctor

Interview: MacKenzie-Childs Creative Director Rebecca Proctor

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MacKenzie-Childs Creative Director Rebecca Proctor will be making a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus in Troy May 7th from 12pm-4pm (2705 Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI).  MacKenzie-Childs is the number one selling holiday brand at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.  Detroit Style Review had an opportunity to connect with Proctor just ahead of her personal appearance to discuss the new…

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