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Mask up Artfully

4 Dec

I’m amazed at some of the creative, artful masks. Not only can you stay safe wearing a mask, you can support local artists and businesses. I’m going to highlight three talented Detroiters, who are making masks.  Not only are they impressive artists, they are also accomplished writers.  I’m proud to say I know them personally.

Karen Buscemi is the founder the Detroit Garment Group (DGG), a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, providing education and opportunities for Michigan’s fashion community. She is also the CEO of Detroit Sewn, a woman-owned small business manufacturing PPE equipment including masks. Detroit Garment Group and Detroit Sewn are keeping people employed while providing a needed service. Please note the vital safety information about mask wearing on the Detroit Sewn website.

Megan Swoyer is a watercolor artist. Her designs are colorful, exuberant and just happy. You can find them on scarves, tea towels, notepads and yes masks. Click here for the 2020 gift guide. 

Dominic Pangborn is best known in Detroit for his men’s ties. But his artistry goes way beyond ties and way beyond Motown. His collections are amazing.  Please check out his website here.  Tote bags, scarves, pocket squares and just some of his creative designs. Here is a photo of a mask and matching scarf. 

These three artists, Karen Buscemi, Megan Swoyer and Dominic Pangborn, all deserve a post written just about them. I will in the future. 

For now, stay safe and mask up!

RIP: Styleline Magazine

28 Sep

 

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This is the last issue of Styleline magazine produced by The Detroit Media Partnership. It’s disappointing that another Motown magazine has disappeared. Editor Karen Buscemi did a fabulous job of keeping all of us motown fashion gurus in style. Karen, you will find a wonderful home soon. To all my colleagues,  I will miss reading you especially the kids’ corner with Danialle Karmanos, the fun reads by Julie Yolles, and touring the homes  with Jeanine Matlow and Gene Meadows. As a former fashion editor, I can sympathize with the staff. To Hour, Detroit HomeAmbassador and Chuck Bennett’s blog The Social D we are counting on you to keep publishing!

A Tender Moment

21 Nov

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Motown fashionistas celebrated the 20th anniversary of  the boutique Tender in Birmingham, Mich. Sisters Cheryl and Karen Daskas have an eye for style in shoes, handbags, jewelry and women’s apparel. They introduce emerging and established designers with panache. The story carries all the exclusive designers like Miu Miu, Lanvin and Jason Wu. But, I love it when they introduce an upcoming young designer who is featured the very next month in Vogue magazine. Here are some snapshots from their anniversary party held on Nov. 20th at the store.

Top left: Joan Epstein, me and Karen Daskas of Tender

Top right: Richard and Debbie Astrein of Astrein Jewelers and Joe Bauman, executive director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

Lower left: Cindy Kahn of Sotheby’s International Realty

Lower right: Samar Ajluni and Karen Buscemi, editor of Styleline magazine

Below: The shoe salon at Tender.

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For more party photos of this event go to http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/November-December-2013/Birmingham-Tender/

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