Style Notes: The Language of Jewelry

Written by Missy Black | Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:52 |

Sure, jewelry is fun — but can it tell the world who you are? Pieces of Me thinks so. The jewelry company creates cuff bracelets and earrings that empower people by building their self-confidence. With 30 different icon designs each representing a specific personality trait, “you see the icons and they are a reminder of your strengths. It’s a boost of positivity,” said Elsa Vogel, founder of the company. 

Get the scoop on these items and more locally made jewelry.

The Road Less Traveled: New shopping destinations

Written by Missy Black | Tuesday, 06 September 2016 23:49 |

If you’re looking at the same storefronts and racks and coming up empty, seek style inspiration elsewhere. Forget the familiar and head outside of your comfort zone for some destination shopping off the beaten path. 

This month's featured items are from Sweaty Wisdom and The Amiga Shop, both women-owned businesses based in Grand Rapids.

West Michigan Style File: Fashionable people, places and things

Written by Missy Black | Friday, 11 March 2016 15:01 |

We've rounded up fashionable people, places and things from around West Michigan, including boutiques, designers, curators and more.

Life in the Fab Lane: Michigan Fashion Studies for the Fervent Fashionista

Written by Elma Talundzic | Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:51 |

If you’re finally ready to make fashion less of a hobby and expand that passion for fashion beyond Project Runway marathons, there are a few Michigan colleges specializing in the fashion biz to get you started. 

It’s time to step out of that lavish walk-in closet and actually learn the trendy trade. 

Style Profile: Latesha Lipscomb, makeup artist

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 18:33 |

Alert: Business woman on fire over here. Latesha Lipscomb, 37, of Grand Rapids, is the sole proprietor for I Got Face Cosmetic Concierge, located at 209 South Division, Grand Rapids. She’s an intoxicating mix of muse, makeup, model and maven — she’s all about the hustle.

Style Profile: Daniel Parker, DIY fashion blogger

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 18:26 |

Daniel Parker, a Grand Rapids native, is an agency director at The Matthew Agency, located at 77 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids. He won’t tell us his age but will explain the stylish life via his blog, How does he roll? “15 minutes late with Starbucks.” 

Style Profile: Ann Van Weaver, hair stylist

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 18:19 |

Ann Van Weaver is style crush material. She’s 33, lives in Eastown and is a stylist at Brindle & Blonde salon, 600 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. A stylist for more than 10 years, she creates with her hands, enjoys craft beer and likes to see as many bands as possible.

Style Profile: KL Christoffersen, hair stylist

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 18:05 |

Kaite Lyn “KL Christoffersen received her cosmetology training from the Newaygo County Career Tech Center and then jumped off in the deep end. She’s the co-owner of two Grand Rapids-based salons: Cheeky Strut, 216 Grandville Ave. SW and Siren & Proper, 217 Grandville Ave. SW. Christoffersen also created “Fluid Hair Painting.” 

Style Profile: Dann Boyles and Chip Minor, owners of Rebel Reclaimed

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 18:00 |

Living the dream at their day job, Rebel Reclaimed, 1409 Robinson Rd. SE in Grand Rapids, both Dann Boyles and Chip Minor are the area’s frontrunners in home décor and modish gifting. You’ll find Boyles ordering from artists and vendors and creating displays while Minor charms customers.

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