11Honore Comes to Detroit

Treat yourself to a special shopping experience with Candice Simons of J'adore Detroit, who is hosting at the Foundation Hotel in collaboration with Christos Garkinos (star of Bravo’s series Dukes of Melrose) and 11HonorĂ© (an upscale, size-inclusive brand).

The event will be held at the Foundation Hotel Friday, May 11, 2018. Private shopping times are available, by appointment, from 11-2 p.m. An opening reception will welcome guests to the pop-up from 5-8 pm. The collection will be open to the public, for shopping, on May 12th.

Why does this matter?
• 67% of American women are “plus-size”, meaning size 14 or larger. (That’s over half your readers!)
• There is a scarcity of larger sizes that stems from a deeply rooted stigma in the fashion industry — many designers either ignore or reject requests to offer their styles above a certain size. 
• 11HonorĂ© is revolutionizing the world of plus-size fashion. The upscale brand gives women size 8 and up, the chance to shop high fashions from c…

Winter Fashions by BLANK ITTI BLANK

When winter graces Detroit, it rarely comes on light a note. Winter comes in with a roar of winds, snow and below zero temperatures.

Don't worry you can still be warm, cozy and oh so stylish in the winter fashion collection by Detroit Designer, Leslie Pilling for her brand BLANk ITTI BLANK.

Leslie had an intimate showing of her winter weather necessities at Orleans and Winder 2501 Russell St #200, Detroit, MI 48207. I am happy to say that all the pieces in the collections are a necessity. From the extraordinarily soft faux fur coat to the faux fur arm cuffs, head wrap and muff.

While the items are faux fur you can see that they do not add pounds of bulk to your figure. The pieces are lightweight enough to wear anywhere for a length of time. I enjoyed wearing the faux fur arm cuffs. I enjoy wearing a cape usually my arms/wrists are exposed. Wearing fur cuffs from BLANK ITTI BLANK solves that issue for me.
Like to sleep in decadence, Lesile has even …

Working For The Camera

I had a wonderful spring/summer filled with exciting adventures. I also got a chance to brush up on my modeling skills working with HIPS Resale Boutique. HIPS is actively looking for women to stop in and try on their clothes and be photographed and featured on the HIPS facebook, and blog pages.

It's a great way to earn some awesome clothes. Also if you want to try out modeling this is your chance to get in front of a camera. I have been modeling since I was 16. I worked at local malls during the holidays and the summer walking the runway and earning clothes for school.

Interested in giving modeling a try, contact HIPS today.

Here are some of the looks I shot for both HIPS locations in Clawson and St. Clair Shores.

Swing Into Spring - Daytime Looks

The only thing predictable about Michigan weather is it changes so fast that one has to dress for all four seasons in one day.

However, we have had a mild winter, and while the calendar says spring, the weather has been as fickle as ever. Nevertheless, I can always count on finding pieces from my favorite resale store or re-purposing items from my closet to whip up a new outfit no matter what the weather.

The leopard outfit is from HIPS Resale at the Clawson store, 110 S. Main St. Clawson. The bag, and the shoes as well.

 I have always wanted to try on a tutu skirt and HIPS now carries tutu skirts from  Society+ I can say the skirt fits great. Plenty of room in the waist. I had on the sz. 26. I paired the skirt with flats and a metallic shirt, all from HIPS Clawson store. The one thing I can say about wearing this skirt is it's FUN!

 Out and about running errands on a sunny day. Decorative t-shirt and wide leg cropped pants. I received lots of compliments on this look. It's f…

Pantone 2017 Color Of The Year-Greenery

Pantone is ushering in 2017 with a burst of color. Greenery is the hue upon which designers, fashionsitas and the like will build their wardrobe's, makeup and interiors around for the next 12 months.
Greenery is a eye catcher in my opinion. The color bursts open with freshness, unlike 2016's subtle hues of Rose Quartz and Serenity. With Greenery already appearing on runways and in makeup and even furniture I find that it echos Pantone's color from 2016 Green Flash. While Greenery is a bit more demure of a hue it gives a person a taste of spring no matter what the season.

 Play with this color. Don't let it overwhelm you. Not sure what to pair greenery with? Maybe a denim skirt, or a black pencil skirt or really go for a pop of color and pair greenery with something along the lines of teal. So long as you are comfortable and feel great go for it.

JCPenney To Launch Plus Size Boutique

J.C. Penney is set to enter the plus size arena by launching a new plus size section called, "The Boutique" on October 9th with sizes ranging from 14-24 and 1x-3x.

Plus Sizes are not new to J.C. Penney stores. But with all the recent press on plus size models and clothing options J.C. Penney is set to re-brand it's plus size offerings.

While J.C. Penney has over 1000 stores "The Boutique" will only be offered in 12 stores at this time.

Clothing options will range from career, ready to wear to evening. Plus size clothing will also be available online

Fashion D-Fined Exhibit

The Detroit Historical Society presented, "Fashion D-Fined" an exhibit that featured the past, present and future of Detroit fashion.

The opening reception gave attendees the opportunity to meet Detroit designers and to see their work  on display.

The exhibit features designs from some legendary designers who hail from Detroit such as Anna Sui, Tracy Reese, John Varvatos and more.

The exhibit runs until Spring 2016. For more information visit



 Designer Tracy Reese

 Designer Janna Coumoundouros

 Designer Christina J. Paul

 Designer Anna Sui

 Designer John Varvatos

  Designer Vicki Sarge