Little Flower Soap Co. handmade body and beauty products from all natural ingredients Made with love in Detroit, Michigan

This past weekend I enjoyed the Maker Fair Detroit at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. I stopped by one of the vendor tables that caught my attention initially from its very simple and chic display. As i approached, the aroma drew me in: natural soaps in various fruity flavors, chocolate flavored lip balm, pink grapefruit … Continue reading

SPRING 2014 READY-TO-WEAR Tracy Reese

By Brittany Adams (Originally posted in style.com) http://www.fabsugar.com/photo-gallery/31644503/Tracy-Reese-Spring-2014 (Full Gallery) Tracy Reese typically works the sweet angle, but this season she headed in a more sensual direction with a vibrant collection infused with Afro-Cuban influences (three standing drummers accompanying the mambo-filled soundtrack drove home the show’s theme). “It’s about just really being able to bring your personality to the … Continue reading

NABFEME and WOMEN WHO JAM PRESENTS… SISTER’S BEHIND THE BEAT #Detroit at The Charles H. Wright Museum Saturday June 28th, 2014

Grateful and honored to be speaking this Saturday at The Charles H. Wright Museum with all of these Awesome Women in “The Industry” for “Sisters Behind the Beat”. NABFEME & WOMEN WHO JAM PRESENTS… SISTER’S BEHIND THE BEAT Featuring Detroit’s Most prominent Women in Music, Entertainment and Business LAUNCH EVENT for #NABFEME Detroit Chapter and featured panel! PLUS CHAMPAGNE … Continue reading

DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY HOLDS OPEN CASTING CALL FOR RUNWAY MODELS for The 32nd THE AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL

  DETROIT, June 22, 2014 – DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY AT THE 32nd AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL – Michigan’s premier annual fashion event – will host an open casting call to find existing and undiscovered models for its runway shows, taking place August 16, 2014 at The Charles H Wright Museum. The casting call will take place 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, July. 08, 2014  in … Continue reading

NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!!! DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY @ THE 32nd AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL Emerging Designer Showcase

Are you an up and coming designer between the ages of 18-30yrs? Here’s the platform to launch your career. DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY @ The 32nd THE AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL Emerging Designer Showcase   NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!!!   Featuring the freshest cultural apparel design talent representing the African diaspora – providing a unique opportunity to expose … Continue reading

Beauty In Nature: Designer Profile on Tracy Reese (Detroit flower girl)

TRACY REESE – MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SPRING 2012 COLLECTIONS Her inspiration, she explains is “A feminine yet relaxed mood is achieved through the juxtaposition of romance and sport, comfort and flattery. Subtle hues of khaki and blush mixed with pastel shades of waterfall, misty blue and aqua tears gradually intensify to deep saturated tones and neon … Continue reading

Motown 50th Anniversary / Donayle Luna

Berry Gordy formed Motown on today in 1959! Can you believe Motown is 50 years old?! I decided to dedicate today’s post to Donayle Luna: the first African-American on the cover of British Vogue in 1966. Yes she was from Detroit!!!!!! It was during this time that the idea or concept of Black was being … Continue reading

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