Get To Know: MAU

MAU is a women’s jewelry line designed and crafted by Marianna Maurer.  Inspired by the clean lines of minimalist architecture and furniture, the collection carefully considers and balances each design by paying overt attention to function and wearability, such as a seemless clasp or the playful movement of interlocking shapes. 

Alexander Wang Is the Latest Designer to Collaborate with H&M

Alexander Wang Is the Latest Designer to Collaborate with H&M


The cat’s out of the bag.  Alexander Wang will be the next designer collaborating with H&M for its latest designer collaboration.  This marks the first time H&M has partnered with an American designer in one of its collaborations.  The collection, which debuts November 6, 2014, will be available in 250 stores and online.  If you expect to get any pieces from this collaboration, you’d better…

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Get To Know: Dear Frances

Get To Know: Dear Frances


I love when I come across a new brand that is classic enough to stand the test of time, but unique enough to stand out from the rest of what’s already on the market.  Dear Frances is a new luxury women’s shoe line designed by Jane Frances, a student of the London College of Fashion and ModaPelle Academy in Milan.  Hand made in Italy by skilled artisans with the finest materials, the luxury…

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Beauty Review: Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer

Beauty Review: Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer


As a self professed beauty junkie, I’m always up for finding new and exciting beauty products.  Wrap it in pretty packaging and I’m almost guaranteed to try it at least once.  I was recently introduced to Mischo Beauty luxury nail lacquer several months ago.  It’s a newer brand created by Kitiya Mischo King.  King, a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician and make up artist, developed the brand…

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Peter Som for Kohl’s Latest DesigNation Collaboration Available April 10th

Peter Som for Kohl’s Latest DesigNation Collaboration Available April 10th


While Target and H & M are always grabbing the headlines for their high-low designer collaborations, Kohl’s is quietly building an impressive list of design collaborations with some very talented and well recognized designers.  Designer Peter Som is the latest of join Kohl’s in its DesigNation collaboration collection.  Inspired by St. Barths, Som has created an easy, laid back collection of…

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Merit Helps You Look Good While Helping Detroit Youths Attend College

Merit Helps You Look Good While Helping Detroit Youths Attend College


Caused based fashion brands are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s fashion industry.  While we fashion lovers don’t need much of a reason to add to our wardrobes, shoppers are beginning to look for ways to do good while at the same time looking good.  Meritis one of the latest companies to enter the cause based fashion niche.  Merit is a unisex brand co-founded by David Merritt, which…

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The Latest: Mellow Yellow

The Latest: Mellow Yellow


I love yellow.  It’s such a bright and happy color.  It’s hard to look at the color yellow and not smile.  Wear a little or a lot to add instant sunshine to your wardrobe.  Here are a few of my picks for adding a little yellow to your life:

1. H & M Sweatshirt Skirt;

2. OPI in I Just Can’t Cope-acabana;

3. Mark and Graham Piazza Zip Pouch;

4. Manolo Blahnik Suede BB in Royal Mustard;

5. Zara…

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Save the Date: Fashion Speak 2014 Date Announced

Save the Date: Fashion Speak 2014 Date Announced


Detroit Garment Group Guild recently announced the date for Fashion Speak 2014.  This year, it’ll take place on October 16, 2014 at One Woodward.  Over 200 people attended last year’s event at the M@dison.  This year’s venue is bigger to accommodate a larger audience.

Fashion Speak is Michigan’s only fashion conference providing fashion education designed to keep Michigan’s talent here.  Much…

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The Latest: Pretty Printed Pumps

The Latest: Pretty Printed Pumps


It’s officially Spring!  I don’t know about you but after what seems like the longest Winter ever I’m ready to shed my boots and wear shoes.  Real shoes.  While the weather still isn’t nice enough for sandals (sigh…) it’s at least nice enough for pumps.  For now, anyway – Old Man Winter just doesn’t want to seem to go away quietly.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I love a shoe with character. …

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Receive a Limited Edition Henri Bendel Tote with Purchase: March 20-April 3, 2014

Receive a Limited Edition Henri Bendel Tote with Purchase: March 20-April 3, 2014


Henri Bendel is rewarding shoppers with one of the few promotions it’ll be doing this year.  From March 20-April 3rd, if you make a purchase of $150 or more in store or online, you’ll receive this limited edition Henri Bendel  tote in the brand’s signature stripe pattern.  Shop Henri Bendel locally at the Somerset Collection.  Not sure what to buy?  Here are a few suggestions:

HenriBendel_Handbags_Spring20141. Henri Bendel…

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