Style Profile: Lady Ace Boogie, hip-hop artist

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 16:04 |

Linda Tellis, aka Lady Ace Boogie, wrote her first rap at age 10 and never looked back. The lyricist calls Grand Rapids home and the home team surely knows how to treat a lady. Her acclaimed debut record, Feel Good Music on Hot Capicola Records, scored three 2016 WYCE Jammie Awards, including “Best Hip Hop Album” and “Best Album By a New Artist.”

Style Profile: Abby Manchesky, interior decorator

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 15:59 |

Interior Decorator Abby Manchesky, 36, owner of Abby Manchesky Interiors, grew up on Lake Huron and is constantly inspired by nature. The Great Lakes have her heart so it’s no surprise a lot of her design inspiration comes from them. She works with natural textures and shades of watery blues and greens — her idea of neutral colors. 

Style Profile: Adrian Butler, hip-hop artist/DJ, clothing designer

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 15:49 |

Music and fashion are flip sides of the same coin to Adrian Butler, aka AB. The rapper/DJ/clothing designer lives in Grand Rapids and would love to see barbarian-style bear capes come back. Hit up one of his shows. Wear his designs. Welcome to his 30-something world.

Style Profile: Blair Badge, style blogger

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 15:43 |

Blair Badge, 29, of Grand Rapids, is a digital strategist and style blogger at She’s living a chic, monochromatic life in black and white. Fair warning: Her Instagram is a little tomboy with a sprinkling of travel and an overabundance of the sleek life.

MARCH STYLE NOTES: Simple Pleasures

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00 |

If you fancy a cup of tea, try on this gold metallic, hand-painted, lip-stained mug with gold edging. The cure for drab weather and sour moods, this refined china piece (not dishwasher safe) runs $16 and is the definition of a simple pleasure. “It’s time to take those daily routine items and make them something special or out of the ordinary,” said Spring Sweet, owner of the shop with the same name in Holland.

Queen of Hearts

Written by Missy Black | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:13 |

A royal round up of what’s red hot…

Pretty in Polar (Vortex)

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 December 2014 12:43 |

Look cool and stay warm. It’s possible, and we’ve gathered the gear to prove it. Learn to layer up and love it outside while loading up on outerwear like your life depends on it. Because a lot of times, it does.

November Style Notes: jb and me; Spring Sweet; The Concious Collective

Written by Missy Black | Friday, 24 October 2014 15:11 |

Be a part of the jb and me Style Event Fundraiser with a New Twist! On Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Both the Holland and Grand Rapids jb and me locations host a benefit for Women At Risk, which focuses on human trafficking. Think of it as a have-style-will-travel sort of theme featuring a bus at both stores.

October Style Notes: Spring Sweet; GLAM Ride

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:43 |

 Spring Sweet is getting a new move and some new bridal inventory. The new location at (56 E. 8th St., Holland) is noteworthy enough, but the lifestyle boutique will now offer bridal selections as Spring Sweet bought out September’s Bride of Holland. 

September Style Notes: Love, Blair; Gina's Boutique; Hot Mama now Evereve

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:37 |

 She’s the girl with killer style, very tomboy and rocker-chic Barbie on a super minimalist kick. She’s Blair Badge—the fashion and beauty maven at the blog Love, Blair. Here, you’ll find a palette of black, white and gray ensembles that have an air of high-fashion couture meets moody sophistication with a touch of Goth for the hell of it.

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