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Thursday, June 30, 2011

FLD LAUCH Event Highlights!

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The beautiful Sunday Detroit sun, shined onto New Center as we prepped, like no other day before. Makeup and Hair set up their stands, as well as stylists assembling the back and front stage spectacle yet to happen! At the 11am hour, Laura Rose, lead Stylist, Alex Emilio employee, and Tigi Ambassador, along with her two lovely assistants took the reigns of the longest, loveliest hair around town.  Barbara Dayo, owner of Dayo Salon in Birmingham, joined by Russell, her right hand manette, as they primped and pampered the faces of the FLD gals, for for their Spring/Summer12 Preview debut.  Lead Wardrobe stylist, Anna Goldstone, of Flair By Anna , with the wonderful assistance of Stylist Benny Lumpkins dressed mannequins that filled the lush landscape at New Center Park.

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Lorne of LORNE"S LEATHER
and THE FAKE TAKE bandmate,
Mr. Lawrence

Anna Goldstone,
Lead Stylist



Photo: Metromix

Photo: Metromix

Photo: Metromix
Photo: Metromix
Photo: Metromix
Photo: Metromix
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Photo: Metromix

Photo: Metromix

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Jennifer Dobransky in a
Bamboo/Cotton
Sheath dress
Metromix Men in Action:
Robert Del Valle &
Shaun D. Pezeshki
 FLD is proud to have launched amidst concrete, green grass, historic architecture, as well as some of Detroit's finest tastemakers and industry professionals. Metromix Detroit was live on the scene, snapping shots around the park and on the descending runway. Here are a few of the many great photos from the eve! For the full spread, click here for Shaun D Pezeshki's photos for METROMIX.
Photo: Metromix
Thank you to everyone who made it out, especially the FLD DOLLS: Alexandra Pasquinelli, Briana Benevides, Evie Hollerback, Cecilia Wang, Jennifer Dobransky, Orion York, Olivia, Amanda Lajcaj,
Photo: Metromix

Thursday, June 9, 2011

TRAILBLAZIN' ALL THE WAY ---> IN 944 MAGAZINE

I recently was contacted  had the privilege of saying what and how I felt about Detroit! The pleasure was all mine to sit in front of my mac, sip a cup 'o joe, and answer questions about the City I have known and loved all my 28 years as a Ferndale gal.

Not much to brag about, some would say, living in the same city for all of my life.  But it is!! I have seen, first hand, the rise and fall of communities, and the revolution that is currently taking place around Metro Detroit. The Industrial Revolution.

Ferndale, the city I know as my hometown, lies feet north of Detroit Proper.  A 6 lane Highway connects the East with the West, and is infamously known by fellow Detroit native, Eminem, in the movie 8 MILE. Ferndale, today a thriving, diverse, artsy community, was a different place in the 80s which is when I grew up.  Neighborhoods were torn by the influence of Erotic/Fetish/Homosexual Activity that occupied the Woodward & 9 Mile Corridor in the 70s.  What most didnt know is that Ferndale was an immigrant community too.  My family, the Greeks, were here by the dozens in the 80s and 90s.  My Elementary School was home to the City's only "GREEK SCHOOL" which took place two nights a week after regular "ENGLISH SCHOOL".

Over the last twenty or so years, the urban sprawl that fled from Detroit in the 80s, made Ferndale what it is today. A vessel between uptown grace and downtown edge.  Funny.  That is kind of how I view myself.  Most people claim to be a product of Detroit.  Technically, I am the product of Ferndale, and fashionably proud to claim it.

For the full TRAILBLAZERS article, click here.
For all things 944 from Detroit to Vegas, LA to Atlanta, and more, click here.