10 Michigan companies making masks with style

A year ago, over even six months back, no one could’ve predicted the fashion trend sweeping the nation would be face masks. Yes, they are a necessary precaution during the pandemic, but in typical American form, they are now taking on stylish looks as well. Fabric masks can be washed and reused, yet for style’s sake, there

10 Michigan companies making masks with style2020-07-04T10:36:27-04:00

The Lip Bar opens flagship store in Downtown Detroit

Periodically we hear stories of surviving a shark bite, but what if you battle five sharks at the same time? Can you survive? That’s exactly the challenge entrepreneur Melissa Butler faced after her lipstick business was brutally attacked during a 2015 appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank. Kevin O’Leary implied that her products amounted to clown makeup, and

The Lip Bar opens flagship store in Downtown Detroit2020-03-04T15:04:04-05:00

Master jeweler Ted Lepczynski draws inspiration from Michigan

Michigan Jeweler Ted Lepczynski’s artistic journey began over 40 years ago when he served as an apprentice under old world master jewelers at the Meyer Jewelers Headquarters in Detroit.  Ted’s role included participating in the manufacturing, repair and finishing of fine jewelry. In 1979, Ted made a move to a smaller upscale jewelry company in Troy, where he

Master jeweler Ted Lepczynski draws inspiration from Michigan2020-03-04T14:33:04-05:00

Michigan Fashion and Media Summit hosts first conference

It’s not every day in these parts when arrivals to a business conference are met with a bag of makeup and beauty samples, by greeters bedecked in chic black and white attire, at a registration table sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger, but that’s exactly how a recent day began at the Ross School of Business at the University

Michigan Fashion and Media Summit hosts first conference2020-03-04T14:24:43-05:00

Wolverines plan new fashion conference

As the state, and particularly the Detroit area, continues to strive toward national and global recognition as a center for style, students at the University of Michigan are working on creating more opportunities to transfer fashion knowledge from academia to real world experience. Enter the Michigan Fashion Media Summit (MFMS), a brand new initiative that is arguably

Wolverines plan new fashion conference2020-03-04T14:28:29-05:00

Style stars from Michigan

Joe Faris is a season 5 alum of the popular reality show, Project Runway. Over his 30-year career he has designed for several high-profile fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Donna Karen, Pelle Pelle, Double D Ranch, Schott NYC, and Kid Rock’s brand Made in Detroit. In 2009 Joe moved closer to his goal of a helping

Style stars from Michigan2020-03-04T14:18:57-05:00

Local designers secure Shark Tank deal

Local entrepreneurs, Steven Mazur and Eric Huang, found success on last night’s episode of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. The duo’s Detroit-based clothing company secured an investment from Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, for their line of premium shirts designed for shorter men. Mazur (5’6”) and Huang (5’8”) are vertically challenged themselves,

Local designers secure Shark Tank deal2020-03-04T14:22:39-05:00
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