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Fashion Blogger Alliance

#FashionBA

August 2, 2015

Toasted Oak Grill & Market

Novi, MI

1st Fashion Blogger Alliance Brunch

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I ordered a sweet latte with fancy sugar stick.

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Me, Lil Miss JB Style, and Mel

So we were just about ready to quit–well, I know I was. “The style blogging industry is dead in Detroit,” I whined. I’d had enough. I was invited to the Style Expo and was a style judge. This is where my stylish fate was sealed…I met Jordan. We took some selfies, and then she explained to me what she was trying to do. I was interested.

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Eden, myself, Jordan, and Mel

We talked, and talked some more. Then we began brainstorming. We met some other cool bloggers along the way. We all complained how there wasn’t enough or this and wasn’t enough of that. We made up our minds that we needed backup and decided to put a call out for other creatives.

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A lot of cool style bloggers from the D!

We only expected it be us four…plus two or three others. To our surprise many bloggers were available and interested!

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Eden photobombing. Ha!

Shout out to Toasted Oak Grill and Market in Novi for accommodating us rowdy girls.

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So our goal is to create a support system and creative platform for Detroit style bloggers to connect to with each other as well as business.

Bloggers Bellow: Style Trifecta

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We talked about important stuff. lol

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There’s always time for selfies.

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Blogger: Colour & Grace

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Mel, Jordan, and Bruna of Style Mile

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Blogger Usies: Chic In The Tropics

So, we had an overwhelming turnout! Thanks to everyone who attended and made this meetup possible. We will be hosting a blogger meetup at least once a month. And we are excited to see what creative endeavors arise from our new alliance.

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My little sister made the cover of O.N.E. Mile’s first zine!

 

April 11, 2015

The Garage

O.N.E. Mile Project

7615 Oakland Avenue

Detroit, MI

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Me, Jean-Louis (Artist and Editor), and Jannah at the launch party.

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Don’t you just love Tyson’s smile?

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I made my mom pose. lol.

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Some fashionable partygoers.

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Halima and I. We’ll be working together soon.

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My new best friends, Matthew and Allen. We make a style trio.

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Outfit Breakdown:

Turban: Forever 21

Necklace: Deb’s

Undershirt: Regeneration

Shawl jacket:  Burlington Coat Factory

Dress: Wal-Mart

Purse and Sandals: JustFab.com


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