June 22, 2011
Here are the official shots from my styling gig with BLAC Mag for songstress, Monica Blaire & her cover story! This June issue is still available on a street near you! Copp one before July hits! Peep it HERE for distribution locations in the metro Detroit area.
Photographer: Shawn Lee
Make-up: Leila D’Amato
Wardrobe Stylist: Ris Tena
Jewelry: Nneka Jackson
Skirt by: Angela McBride – Peace Love Spandex
Convertible top by: Fotoula Lambros Design
May 4, 2011
I’m giving ya’ll a glimpse behind the scenes with Detroit’s finest songstress, Monica Blaire (MB), for a B.L.A.C. Magazine photo shoot. I came in as the shoot’s wardrobe stylist after MB approached me about some style concepts she wanted to execute. I was all over it. If you are familiar with this artist, then you know she is all soul, energy, & magic! I’ve witnessed the wonder that is Monica Blaire as she has lit up stages across the city, & it’s an honor to style her up.
MB’s funky spirit is right up my alley; she has that quirkiness & heavy artistry that I am all about. Plus we are both members of the local hip hop community here in Detroit, so it was easy for us to connect. Collaborating with Detroit’s industry finest like jeweler Nneka Jackson, make-up artist Leila D’Amato, & hairstylist Mo, along with Monica Blaire was just magic in the making. Not to mention photographer Sean Lee & the rest of the crew in the house made it bang out for some reason? Maybe it was the fancy hor d’oeuvres on set? Or the wine? Or the triple fermented beer? ha.
For MB’s looks, I brought in pieces from Detroit designers, Fotoula Lambros Design & Angela McBride’s Peace Love Spandex, along with pieces from my own personal collection of garments. Nneka Jackson, B-Flyy Creations jeweler, customized a neck piece on the spot! That’s how we work! Peep a sneak peek at the BLAC mag shoot below. Keep an eye out for the printed issue on the streets soon!
March 10, 2011
photo via: clear mag itunes app
Location: Royal Oak, MI
“Locally produced Clear Magazine, an international high end fashion, art and design magazine, is now digital! We are looking for artistic interns in assisting in the production of graphic design, web design, and marketing, an emphasis on digital is a plus. Three positions currently need to be filled; graphic designer, marketing/social media, and web designer. Interns should be interested in, and have knowledge of, the world of fashion, style, design, and/or public relations.
–Graphic designer must have experience in Adobe Creative Suite, packaging files, and typography
–Web designer should have knowledge in HTML, Word Press, FTP sites, with an emphasis on digital formatting
–Marketing intern should have knowledge in public relations, social media, advertising
Ideally looking for interns with light school load or recently graduated. Ideal if intern can work five days per week, three days minimum. Student will work in energetic work environment, side by side with magazine staff. Office is located in trendy Downtown Royal Oak.”
Email your resume HERE.
Location: Ferndale, MI
Position: Graphic Design Intern
“Metro Parent Publishing Group and B.L.A.C. Detroit are excited to offer a spring/summer internship opportunity. The internship is available to students majoring in graphic design, advertising design and illustration. You’ll be exposed to the daily processes of producing two monthly publications, designing promotional campaigns for local events and creating web media.”
Email resume & 3-4 work samples to email@example.com
December 9, 2010
Real Detroit is known for being on top of what’s the haps in the city in just about every spectrum of lifestyle & entertainment. For just that reason alone, I am in absolute honor to be part of the team, for their views in cultural advocating is right up my alley.
You may wondering what the difference between my two blogs will be, between Motown Couture & RI$I$M. RI$I$M was meant for a more widespread cultural coverage that should equally include the hip hop lifestyle, music, art, ETC. It may be hard to tell since it seems that all of RI$I$M’s content in the last year is completely fashion related. Forgive me, I am only one person, & the fashion world has completely consumed my time as of late. RI$I$M’s goal is to expose jewels dug from underneath the mainstream by especially presenting original content, whereas Motown Couture will be more absolute Detroit fashion driven, filled with more discussion topics rather than post-coverage like in RI$I$M. You can expect, perhaps, some cross posting between the two sources. However, as time spends, I hope each blog brings about a separate fulfillment for each its own reasons.
Be sure to check out Motown Couture at least weekly on RDW‘s official website at www.realdetroitweekly.com! I am very open to suggestions, discussion topics, feedback, fashion questions, etc! So feel free to leave a comment any which where. Looking forward!
August 7, 2010
Sunday, August 8 2010
@ 5eGallery, 2661 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
Fashion photographer Piper Carter is looking for girls with great hair to shoot for Essence Magazine. Jewelry & accessories provided by B-Flyy Creations. All walk-ins welcome. Natural hair expected (meaning preferably no lace-fronts, sorry ladies). Please arrive ready to shoot. For questions, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
July 9, 2010
TRENDZIC Magazine Model CASTING CALL
Friday, July 9, 2010
5:00pm – 7:00pm
10001 Jos Campau
Trendzic Magazine is not your typical fashion magazine—it is an inimitable experience which serves to educate the masses on the countless misconceptions geared towards the urban lifestyle, through fashion. Become a part of this experience!!!Trendzic Magazine Photography by the: Outstanding Davide and Ken Anderson!!! Check out their Facebook pages!!
Attire is fashionably Casual
Prior exerience beneficial but not neccessary
links: facebook event