Beauty and the Muse

Detroit Design Festival: Kickoff Party

Posted on: October 1, 2013

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The College For Creative Studies, Downtown Detroit

September 17, 2013

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(Right) One of the featured dress designs from local designers.

(Left) A designer from Paris and his work. He said my style inspired him 🙂

ddf2 It was a full crowd at the DDF Kickoff Party.

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I was G’ed up for the evening. Rockstar lifestyle all the way.

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My blazer is from Torrid and pants from Rainbow Clothing. My earrings are handmade.

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I found some fashionistas and fashion-misters in the audience.

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I love to see rock star glam. Lined stockings and a bad ass mohawk.

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Striped and plaid. And all black everything with an awesome top hat.

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Best dressed gentlemen of the evening. He even designed his own wooden bow-tie. Straight awesomeness.

 

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