Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Detroit Caliber Collection


                                               
                                                        Photo Credit: Jewelry for a Cause, The Caliber Collection














Make a statement in true Detroit style while supporting a worthy cause with The Detroit Caliber Collection. The Detroit Caliber Collection is a line of jewelry that was created with a purpose. The Caliber Collection has 7 different lines with Detroit being among one of the lucky places in the country to have its own line. Launched in 2012, the Caliber Collection was created by Jewelry for a Cause by founder and the designer, Jessica Mindich.

Mindich is a former lawyer and mother of two from Connecticut looking to make a difference in this crisis that is devastating America. She says, “The idea behind Caliber was to take illegal guns, weapons of destruction and hate, and transform them into something positive. By joining forces with the City of Detroit, we are using the serial numbers from 50 premise guns and the metal from shell casings to create a line of jewelry that will help take more illegal guns off the streets of this great city.”

                                          
                                                Photo Credit: Jewelry for a Cause, The Caliber Collection




















Proceeds from the sale of each Detroit Caliber Collection item goes back to the city to fund future efforts to reduce illegal gun violence in Detroit. The Detroit collection currently includes bangles, cuff bracelets, and cuff links. Each piece has a style that is as unique and as edgy as Detroit. The designs are truly spot on. I love the cuff links and the bangles with diamonds the most. Honestly, I find the entire collection and cause amazing.

                                                                  DETROIT BRASS CUFF LINK 
Photo Credit: Jewelry for a Cause, The Caliber Collection


The best part about this collection is truly how it represents Detroit and gives back at the same time. Every item would make the perfect gift for a loved one for any special occasion, as well. It’s simply cool. But don’t just take my word for it; check out the website! For more information on the collection and cause, visit Detroit Caliber Collection and Jewelry for a Cause websites.

“D” CUFF ROSE GOLD-PLATED

Photo Credit: Jewelry for a Cause, The Caliber Collection

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

History Today: Misty Copeland

                                                   
Often times, Black History Month celebrates the past but does not always recognize history in the making or that has happened currently. I would like to celebrate today's moments. A perfect example of that is Misty Copeland. Misty Copeland became the third African American soloist and first in two decades with the American Ballet Theatre in 2007. She began doing ballet at the age of 13 and would gain many awards for her developing talent. She has danced in several ballets and continues to do so today. Her beauty, her talent and struggle to survive and flourish in the art of ballet is applaudable. She is proof that anything is possible and history is made everyday.

Monday, February 9, 2015

INK Detroit shows love in the D!

Photo Credit: INK Detroit

Show some love for the D this Valentine’s Day with INK Detroit’s I ❤ Detroit® accessories and apparel! INK Detroit was established in 2005 by Steven Mansour and graphic artist, Paul Marcial. INK Detroit offers a plethora of items that signifies Detroit Pride and Love.  I ❤ Detroit® has a fashionable and diverse range of items that express plenty of love for the D. From coffee cups to simple t-shirts, there's more than enough to choose from. more importantly, the items make amazing gifts for friends, family, and significant others. Some of my favorite items include the Detroit phone case, the red  sweatshirt that’s off-the-shoulder, and the black t-shirt with the red heart. To pick you favorite items and for more information on the Detroit brand, take a look at a few pics below and visit INK Detroit’s official , visit http://www.inkdetroit.com/.

Photo Credit: INK Detroit

Photo Credit: INK Detroit
Photo Credit: INK Detroit

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Black History Month!

Photo Credit: NYPL. Org( love this image)