HNYBM Launch went BOOM!

August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011, marks the day that honeyBOOM street boutique came in with a bang! Detroiters came to celebrate the vintage line’s launch at the Magic Stick rooftop, The Alley Deck on an overcast afternoon. I wasn’t too worried about the sprinkly forecast, there was a roof over the rooftop, & it was to remain at a steady high 70s. Also, come to find out, all the photographers loved the clouds – better for photos, apparently.

The models got wet & wild during the fashion presentation as they splashed in a pool at the end of the presentation platform. Conveniently, the pool water was really warm! Some of the models even lingered to swim in the pool after the presentation was over lol.. See some of the photos here, taken by Detroit Metromix! Launch credits on the flip!

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-Documentary Screening-

Friday, April 8th, 2011
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.
315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
-Free to the Public-
Doors open at 7:30pm | Documentary at 8:00pm
~ with Q&A following ~

Including live performances by:
Hardcore Detroit Dance Crew & Monica Blaire

*Saturday, April 9th, 2011 | Jit Workshop | 2pm-3pm 
The N’Namdi Center
52 E. Forest Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

A one-of-a-kind documentary highlighting the founders of Detroit’s leading dance legacy: the jit. Combining historical footage and exclusive interviews, get a glimpse of the Jitterbugs’ past, career, and how a key contemporary is carrying the torch, featuring a bonus instructional on jit steps and style.


January 14, 2011

On 1.11.11, Bay area based vocalist Jayne Rio launched her website at Along with the launch of her site is a free download of her track “Game Over” featuring female MC, Hopie Spitshard – all Bay Area representin’!

Jayne is a long time friend of mine -since elementary school- & I’m proud to support her to this day. For some audible treats, be sure to visit

“Spunky, loving, vivacious — are just a few words to describe up and coming singer and performer, Jayne Rio. Jayne’s illuminating vocals backed with her eclectic style have rightfully earned her a golden ticket on American Idol Season 5, her own YouTube channel with over 2 million views and 10,000 subscribers, countless performances around the world, and a continually growing dedicated fan base. Her inexplicably raw talents in combination with her sparkling spirit and devoted work ethic make her an inspiration, a timeless personality, and a fresh breath of originality. Jayne Rio is more than just a singer and performer – she is the embodiment of what it means to be a true artist.”


December 12, 2010


Friday, December 17, 2010
DSE @ Grand
202 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI

Presenting Ken & Dana Design B-Side Graffiti 2.0 collection & lookbook. The designers based out of New York have taken their new B-Side collection under the influence of their environment. These funkdified pieces are available for coppage at their online shop. We are really feelin the Rebel Handcuff Bangles & Krush Necklace. The lookbook demonstrates how to wear the hip-hopish jewelry by balancing it out with a more girly look with some subtle textures.. Really though, you can funk it out how you want.

K&D states in their show of collection:
“As an encore to our original collection, we drew inspiration from the stencil technique. An alternative to time consuming murals, stenciling focuses on multiplicity & reaching the masses.

Moved by this idea of democratic design we have created a collection of accessible jewelry that channels our urge to paint on stuff.”

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The ever so brilliant, Erykah Badu, was always one to express her personal style in the most eccentric of ways. As a true artist, she spreads her creative energy as far she can take it. With music as her main platform, she makes sure to balance herself out with visual aspects and functional aspects of expression..

With that being said, Ms. Badu is soon to release her highly anticipated, first-ever accessory line, Funktional Art! The large gold earrings you see in the photo above is the centerpiece of her first jewelry line, to be called “Baduwings” or “Earwings.”

As she explains through a Billboard interview at 2010’s Lollapalooza, “It’s the beginning of a new thing for me, I’m working with different designers to come up with things that fit me and fit the fans who support me and fit the women who feel free and can fly.”

Funktional Art is said to be released late-August or September on You may be able to catch her Earwings at her latest live shows at the merch booth. There is talk of Badu arranging to sell her goods at boutiques in Dallas, New York, Chicago, London & Paris.

“I’m Erykah Badu… and I am here to stay, a staple, a midwife. I feel like this is the beginning for me, so I don’t know what’s next.”

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Detroit Fashion Week just launched a new website look. Though content is still under construction, you can now visit the site to find information on how to be a model for the DFW runway (casting call info below).

The Premiere Event For Detroit Fashion Industry. DFW will bring it’s 6th year of wonderful fashion runway showcases to Metro Detroit September 19 – 25, 2010. Save the date!


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