Friday, September 28, 2012

Bloomfield Hills Vintage Apparel Show: A Sneak Peek

What A Piece! 
It's a statment piece From Store B Vintage collection (Chicago)
If I were shopping this is the dress for me!

Oh how I want this dress!!! Perfectly classic with a twist, Geoffrey Beene From Store B Vintage collection (Chicago)

Loved this Floral and Velvet Ungaro Dress From Store B Vintage collection (Chicago)

Beautifully datailed Kimono from the Paris Shop

All Photos by Alvita Lozano

The Bloomfield Hills Vintage Apparel Show, a one day event is here tomorrow Saturday, September 29, at the Birmingham Unitarian Church (38651 Woodward Ave.) in Bloomfield Hills from 10 AM to 5 PM. This event is a biannual vintage dream spot for the seasoned style hunter and cost $5 dollars to get in.

The vendors bring out special back room inventory and include Paris Shop located in Royal Oak, MI, Store B Vintage from Chicago, IL, and Heads Up Vintage Collectibles from Pinckney, MI to name several. 

The photos above are a small sample of the quality and type of things you will find at the show.  This is definitely the spot to pick up a fabulous faux or real fur coat for the upcoming season, I noticed a hand full of dealers with a variety of beauties ready to go.  Chic, Hip, Glam, I found it all.  I hope you will swing by and see for yourself.  If you can't let me know and I'll put you in touch with the organizers for a future show.  Enjoy Vintage Divas!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Detroit Fashion Designer Heads To The Capsule Show In New York

Cynthia LaMaide Custom Dresses and Accessories on Model: Candace Wiwel, All Photos by Alvita Lozano

Cynthia LaMaide is one of Detroit's more diversely skilled and sought after independent Clothing Designers and known for her one of a kind knitted garments.  On a recent visit to her studio I also learned that she is serious about maintaining a sustainable approach to fashion design ( no waist and using mostly organic yarn from Italy ). 

Her resume includes costume design and styling in film as well as extensive experience with catalogue photo shoots, and celebrity wardrobe work.  "I'm a perfectionist, working with the best materials to produce a work of art that is wearable, alluring, and timeless".   Her hand work includes knitting, dying, weaving and every facet of sewing.  She also produces a variety of mixed material accessories which include scarves and jewelry.

Mrs LaMaide sells her garments to select upscale boutiques around the country and Europe.  When she travels to trade shows and participates in Art shows, her pieces sell out completely.  Her next collection is headed to the  Capsule Fashion and LifeStyle Tradeshow which will take place on September 18-20 in New York.  She will also participate in a designer trunk show at the hip Soho boutique RUIA on September the 20th.

If you happen to own her work, let me know why you had to have it and what you think of our local fashion star.  If you want to contact Cynthia for custom order and general inquiries send her an e-mail at

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sugar Man Lost And Found In Detroit: Rodriguez

Image Via: Killeraphrodite review
Let's face it, Detroit and America could use some good news right now and this movie is right on time. 
I made a point to see this film over the labor day weekend and what can I say but Only In Detroit!!! 
Rodriguez, the subject of this film is alive and well indeed and from what I can gather, starting to enjoy some of the fruit of his gifts.   Enjoy it Sir, true talent is not manufactured like our automobile industry goods are however your story is just as inspiring and keeps us all moving forward!
The film is playing right now in theaters across America and the soundtrack is also available in many formats via Sony Classics.