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

Melodie Monrose

Fresh Face Melodie Monrose! Her stunning beauty is a mix of elegance, sophistication & quirkiness. This French newcomer has to be the most impressive of all: She’s a style.com Top 10 new face!, She made COACD’s Top Ten!, & On E! news they mentioned Melodie in a little segment about fashion week. She was one … Continue reading

Mia Aminata Niara

Hailing from France by way of Senegal, Mia Aminata Niara is what I would call a Tender Beauty. She’s long, she’s lean, she’s strong, and she’s gentle. She Gives Face and Attitude. She transforms! She’s Wonderful. Women or Girls always ask me what it takes to be a model. I will say it takes Self … Continue reading

We Love Jeneil Williams

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about anything. Since The beginning of my Mom’s recovery from her illness I have relocated to My hometown of Detroit. It’s been interesting to say the least. I am happy to add that I am now totally immersed in its rich art scene. And after a very … 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

Q Management: Sonja Wanda

Sonja is from Norway born in Sudan. She has worked in London, New York, Paris, Milan, etc. According to her FMD (Fashion Model Directory) profile, she has been doing shows since ’03. Some of her more notable shows are: Dries Van Noten, Akris, Vivienne Westwood, Alvin Valley, Baby Phat, Fendi, Iceberg, Imitation of Christ, Jeremy … Continue reading

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