Monday, December 31, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Eve Attire

Christmas is over but New Year's Eve is less than a week away. It's all about the glitz and sparkle. Do you know what you're going to wear yet? Pick up a few styling and ensemble ideas for the biggest night of the year at CBS Detroit!

Photo Credit: Polyvore

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Eve & Merry Christmas!!!

Love,
MDP


Monday, December 17, 2012

Purse Flats®

Photo Credit: Purse Flats

Let’s face it; a woman can never have too many shoes, especially a comfy pair of shoes! Purse Flats® understands this concept and has made it easy to look stylish and comfortable with their brand of flats. Created by business-woman Erika Wilson, Purse Flats® are designed as stylish, ballet flats that fold and fit easily inside its own trendy leather clutch bag. They are ideal for long days in the office, a dress, or even a pair of blue jeans. Essence Magazine named Purse Flats® as one of the best gifts to give for the holidays. If you want to learn more about these flats, visit http://www.purseflats.com/. As a special holiday gift, Purse Flats® is currently offering a 25% discount off all purchases made through December with the code ESSENCE25. Grab a pair of these stylish flats to go today for yourself or even the fahsionista on your Christmas list.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Michigan Designer, Camille Jeanay heads to Dubai


Local designer, Camille Jeanay  has made quite a splash in the fashion industry at a young age. She was a finalist to be cast on Project Runway season 10, this year’s Heart of Fashion Award Winner and a nominee for Fashion Group International  Detroit Women’s Ready-to-Wear Collection. She,  also has her own clothing company, Camille Jeanay Clothing Company.

Camille Jeanay is looking to expand her horizons further into the fashion industry. Jeanay has now been asked to participate in a fashion showcase in Dubai as the youngest and only African American participant. She will also be representing all of America.

Jeanay will debut the Fashion in Wonderland Collection: High Fashion Winter Design on the multiple award-winning cruise ship, Costa Atlantica, in the City of Gold, Dubai January 17, 2013.

J Winter Fashion Show, will be held for the very first time aboard the Italian multiple award-winning cruise ship, Costa Atlantica, in the City of Gold, Dubai. This unique fashion show will feature major  collections by top designers from five continents and welcome celebrated international press and influential faces from various industries.

However, Jeanay will need assistance in raising funds to cover the cost of travel to Dubai and participation in the showcase. Her goal is to raise $10,000 in donations. Donations can be as big as a dollar or as small as a hug to show your support for her. To make a donation and support Jeanay’s efforts. You can support and donate to Jeanay cause at: www.giveforward.com/fashioninwonderlanddubai.

Monday, December 10, 2012

MDP's Christmas Wish List

Christmas is just around the corner and MDP definitely has her list ready! Check out some of the must-have fashion items on MDP's Christmas list:

1) Designer Rain boots

2) New Fragrance

3) Handbag

4) Earrings

5) Fingerless Gloves

What's on your list?!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Shopping For A Fashionista

Photo Credit: Polyvore

Christmas shopping does not always come easy; each person has his or her own set of preferences. It's even more difficult to shop for that fashionista on your Christmas list. What does a fashionista want for Christmas anyway?! Find out what to get your special fashion lover for Christmas at CW50 Detroit.


Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 12/4

Photo Credit:CBS
The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS, Tuesday, 12/4 at 10/9c. Who knows what elaborate costumes the ladies will have on this year?! Will you be watching?


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ann Taylor's Student Lookbook Model Voting

Photo Credit:Ann Taylor
50 student models from 10 regions across the United States will be featured in the Ann Taylor Online Student Lookbook. The public can vote for their favorite model until Monday, 12/3 here: http://bit.ly/SoVaru

AND, one lucky voter will have the opportunity to win a $500 Ann Taylor Shopping Spree!
What would you buy with the $500?!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

World Aids Day 2012

Get tested and know your status!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

“Night of Stars Awards” by FGI Detroit

Photo Credit: Fashion Group International of Detroit Website
Some of the best in metro Detroit’s fashion and design industry will be honored at “Night of Stars Awards” ceremony. The big ceremony will take place Thursday, December 6th  at 7pm to 11:30pm. Fashion Group International, Inc. of Detroit  will host the event to recognize the brightest fashion stars. The categories in which local fashion talent will be honored include:
Accessories
Automotive Design
Fine Jewelry
Home/Interior Design
Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur
Beauty/Fragrance Corporate
Men’s RTW
Women’s RTW
Retail

Tickets are $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, visit http://fgidetroit.org/tickets. For more information  on “Night of Stars Awards”, visit  FGI Detroit.

Monday, November 26, 2012

MDP's Top 3 Cyber Monday Deals

Photo Credit:Google Image Search

Cyber Monday Deals!

1) Victoria Secret
* $30 off $150 purchase & free shipping on $50 purchase


2) Kate Spade
*75% Off! If you spend $200, then you'll receive free ground shipping and $5 for regular ground shipping!


3) Macy's
*Extra 15% off & free shipping for purchases at $75
*An extra 25% to 40% off clearance


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Fashion: Top 4 Items You Should Have

Photo Credit: Nordstrom & Macy's(edited via Instaframes)
1) Sweater
-Whether you are at the parade or at home, a sweater is fashionable,  comfortable, and fuss-free for the holiday.

2)Jacket/Coat
- Michigan weather is forever changing from day to day so make sure to bundle up with a light jacket or coat. It's necessary for the multiple family dinner trips.

3)Gloves
-Fingerless gloves are very trendy and fashionable. They are also functional for keep warm and multitasking.

4)Flat Boots
- Flat Boots are necessary for the Thanksgiving parade or trips to and from the car for dinner.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fashion Advice: Ask MDP!



Photo Credit:Raquel Parks

Thanksgiving is around the corner and what better way for MDP to honor all her wonderful followers than by giving back?! Do you have a pressing fashion question or dilemma? Turn to MDP for friendly guidance. MDP will give you her most honest, fashion- conscious advice! Follow MDP on Twitter to send a direct message or to tweet the fashion question directly to @MetroDivaPages. You can also follow MDP on Facebook and post your fashion question as a comment! The cutoff time is Tuesday at exactly noon. Any comments or fashion tweets sent after noon will, unfortunately, not be qualified for a response. All fashion responses will be responded to by the end of Tuesday at 8p.m. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Steve Harvey, King of Classic Style

Fashion is so easy to buy but style comes from within and takes a great deal of preparation. And there are some men that give women a run for the money with their style and grace. Steve Harvey is one of those men. Read about Steve Harvey's signature style and find out how you can look as put together as he does on CW50 Detroit!

Photo Credit: Google Image Search

Monday, November 12, 2012

The 2012 Styles In The City Fashion Conference and Expo

Photo Credit: Styles In The City
Styles In The City 2012 is coming to town for November 24th and 25th. The conference will be held at the beautiful, The Westin  Hotel in Southfield.

The list of speakers include:

•Ken Harris: President of Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce
•Jillian Blackwell: CEO of Jillian Blackwell Marketing Agency
•Le’Ticia F: ERollins Group Creative Director
•Tommey Walker: Graphic Designer and Branding Specialist
•Myron Watkins: Creator of 5yve Media
•Charlie Wollborg: Creator of Curve Detroit
•Teia Harris: Founder and Owner of Love Publicity
•Darnell Macon: Co-owner of TalkOfDetroit.com
•Latrice Delgado-Macon: CEO of The Styling Closet
•Ebony Rollins: CEO of ERollins Group

There will also be a list of designers and boutiques that will be participating in the event:

•Francine Houston
•Retarded Velvet
•Wanda Grace
•Fotoula Lambros
•Dirt Label
•Caruso Caruso
• Geoffrey Mac, the headlining designer 

On November, 24th, the conference begins at 4pm but doors open at 3:30pm. The conference is free to the general public. To attend the conference, register at www.stylesinthecity.com.
The VIP Charity reception on November 25th begins at 6:30pm. The fashion show begins at 8pm while doors open at 7:30pm.

VIP and general admission tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite website: http://erollinsgroupstylesinthecity.eventbrite.com/ General admission tickets are $35 and VIP charity reception tickets are $50. A portion of the proceeds will go towards benefiting S.A.Y Detroit.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012!

Election Day is here!!! Make sure your voice is heard. VOTE!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Lipcolors

Photo Credit: Chanel website
Add attiude to your pout this season with earthy and bold colors! A touch of color can add diversity to your look. The key to picking the right shade is  to simply try different colors and brands until you find the one that suits you. But, in case you're in need of a little guidance, check out these 4 hot Fall  colors for some inspiration!

Rouge Allure Velvet by Chanel $32.50

Scarlet Ibis by M.A.C Cosmetics, Marilyn Monroe Collection $16.50

Desert by Dolce & Gabbana, Classic Cream Lipstick $30.00

Magnetic Magenta by Estée Lauder $25.00

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Preparing Your Vote

It's 7 days til election day! Get ready and make sure to review the issues to know where you stand before the big day of voting!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Self- Examination Video

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember everyday and every month the importance of staying healthy. By implementing regular breast self-examination, we as women, can help prevent breast cancer and even detect early stages of breast cancer. Click play, below, to watch the informative video on how to perform a monthly breast self-examination by Online Education Database.

Photo Credit:kate.net


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 Presidential Fashion

Photo Credit: Huffington Post(Edited via instagram)
Michelle Obama and Ann Romney have definitely been keeping aspiring fashionistas in awe of their outfits during this major presidential race. On Monday night's last presidential debate, the First Lady wore a gray and black lace Thom Browne dress. While Mrs. Romney wore a emerald green floral print dress by Oscar de la Renta. Both women presented two distinct styles that are as different as the two presidential candidates. Which look did you love the most?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Nail Colors

Photo Credit: Raquel Parks(Black Onyx by O.P.I)
Despite the odd Michigan weather, autumn has officially arrived. Therefore, it's not only a time to slip on layers but it's also a great time to embrace warm, fresh colors for the season. What better way to implement color into your look than with eye-catching nail colors?! There are so many earthy and vibrant colors to choose from. But here are my top 5 favorite nail colors for autumn:

1) Moonlight Madness by Orly
This burgundy color is rich, luxurious, and compliments every skin tone. It's a color with plenty of wow and is a perfect autumn color.

2) First Mate: Anchors Away by China Glaze
Navy blue is very in this season so it only make sense to have the color on your nails too!

3) Pink-a-boo by Essie
A dash of light pink is unexpected, bright, and very fresh look for the season. It's flirty and fun.

4) Naughty or Nice by Orly
Black is classic, mysterious, and sexy. It's a bold color that needs no real embellishment.

5) Royal Rajah Ruby by O.P. I
The deep and eye-catching purple mixes just enough darkness and pop of color for the autumn.

What are your favorite autumn nail colors?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BrianneFaye For The Fall

Photo Credit: BrianneFaye
 
Fall is the season for soft warm fabrics that are stylish yet keep you cozy from the cold Michigan weather. What better way to accessorize than with a colorful scarf and crocheted hat? BrianneFaye is a local collection that presents beautiful pieces and a unique variety for accessorizing any look. The collection has  showcased in  DFW 2012 and is sold in various boutiques  in Michigan. To learn more about this distinct collection and the designer behind it, visit CBS Detroit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Styles In The City is coming!

photo credit: Styles In The City

Stay tuned to MDP for all the details of the November event!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Spoiled Girl Boutique Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Photo Credit:The Spoiled Girl
Shopping that supports a worthy cause! The Spoiled Girl  boutique is donating a portion of its October sales from all pink attire (including bracelets, rings, scarves, dresses, bags, and etc.) that's sold to the Shades of Pink Foundation. The owner of the fashionable store, Laura and her daughters,  Megan and Lauren, (who are also co-owners) will be hosting an event Saturday, October 13, from 10am to 6pm.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be food to nibble on while shopping to raise money for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds, from every item sold during the October 13th event, will be donated to the Shades of Pink Foundation.

“We really love the fact that we can use our business that we love so much to give back” says co-owner Laura Curis. “My daughters and I opened The Spoiled Girl to share our love for fashion and affordable items to the community so now that we can expand and give back. It’s a lot of fun to support such a great cause.”

The Spoiled Girl is located at 48883 Hayes Road on 22 Mile  in Shelby Township, MI.
For more information on The Spoiled Girl, visit  www.ShopSpoiledGirl.com or call
586-24-7-GIRL. The hours are: Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday 10am-8pm, and Friday to Saturday 10am-6pm.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Voter Registration

Attention all!!! Are you registered to vote?! Take less than a minute to find out! It's the last day! Visit Michigan.gov/vote

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Columbus Day!


Shopping on the go with Saks!

Photo Credit: Raquel Parks

A fashionista is always on the go which can make it hard to shop for essential and gotta-have items. Yet Saks Fifth Avenue has made it easy to search, shop, and buy, straight from your phone! Saks has an easy-to-use app that's available in Apple's App Store. Download and explore!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Detroit Fashion Week Recap!

Photo Credit: Raquel Parks

Detroit Fashion Week kicked off its 8th year ,last Wednesday at the Detroit Yacht Club. Did you miss it or looking to reminisce? Then head to CBS Detroit for a full recap of the Detroit Yacht Club event with plenty of pictures and details.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ann Taylor's Online Student Lookbook Model Search

Photo Credit: Ann Taylor website

Do you love fashion? Have a mean runway strut? Do you or a friend have what it takes to model for Ann Taylor's Online Student Lookbook? There's only one way to find out!

Female students in Ann Arbor are encouraged to enter for a chance to be selected as one of the 5 female college models for the Ann Taylor Online Student Lookbook. Students will need to access the Ann Taylor Facebook Page between 9/20/12 - 10/9/12. Students should click on the Style for Students tab, fill out an application and submit a photo that depicts their personality and style.

The five winning students, chosen from each region, will be contacted  by Monday, 10/15 from the Ann Taylor team with more details about their makeover and photoshoot.The Top Five Student Models with the most votes will be announced in December, 2012.

 The selected winner from those five will win a $1,000 Ann Taylor shopping spree. University of Michigan students, Elisabeth Wilson and Katherine Jennings have been  selected by Ann Taylor to represent the brand on campus this semester as Student Ambassadors.

Each ambassador will coordinate together on-campus and in-store events this fall.
Also, students will continue to  receive 20% off every full-price purchase in-store until graduation. Present a valid student ID at any Ann Taylor store to receive the discount. Good luck to all those entering!

For more information on Ann Taylor, visit www.facebook.com/AnnTaylor , @AnnTaylor on Twitter or @Anntaylorstyle on Pinterest. Nearby locations can be found on http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/stores.jsp.


Friday, September 21, 2012

1 Year with CBS Detroit!

It will be 1 year tomorrow writing for CBS Detroit!!! I'm so grateful and thankful for the great opportunity!!! Thank you to all my loyal followers and readers!

❤Raquel Parks

Monday, September 17, 2012

Detroit Fashion Week 2012: Behind the Scenes

Photo Credit: Detroit Fashion Week-Brian Heath
Detroit Fashion Week 2012(DFW) is returning for its 8th year from 9/23- 9/29. There are a list of designers returning and appearing for the first time for DFW 2012! To get the scoop on everything you can expect at this year's event, visit CBS Detroit! To purchase tickets, visit the DFW website.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Getting Glam for Fashion Week with Rebekah Lea Designs

Photo Credit: All photos by Rebekah Lea Designs
New York Fashion Week is in high gear and Michigan Fashion Week is only a few days away therefore it’s never been more important to look fashionable! And any fashion lover knows that accessories are key to pulling together a look. Jewelry designer, Rebekah Lea is making it easy for a fashionista to accessorize her look during causal day out or even while sitting front row for the runway. Her collection of distinctive and glamorous pieces is sure to make a statement!

The prices for the Rebekah Lea collections start from $480 and go up to $10,000.
Check out 3 of the show-stopping pieces from Rebekah Lea’s collection!


Why wear a pair of sunglasses to a runway show or after-party when you can make an entrance with this eye-catching crystal mask? This Swarovski mask is from Rebekah Lea’s Special Order Collection. It’s made of Sterling Silver and real Swarovski Crystal and
available for $3,000.00 on RebekahLeaDesigns.com.

Add some sparkle and pizzazz to your shoulder with this intricate, beautiful shoulder cuff! It’s one-of-a-kind piece  will  definitely turn heads and certain not not be seen on anyone else! This shoulder cuff is made of Brass, Sterling Silver, Orange CZ’s and Gold Fill Chain. The shoulder cuff is also from the special Order Collection Shoulder Cuff and is available for $1,400.00 on RebekahLeaDesigns.com.

Glam up your look with a touch of diamonds that make your ears sparkle! Whether your sitting front row or out on the town, these earrings are the perfect touch to any look. The intricate shape, paired with the use of champagne and white diamonds and green tourmaline create a stunning earring! These “Award Season Earrings” are from the TRV collection and are available for $6,500 on RebekahLeaDesigns.com.

To learn more about Rebekah Lea’s jewelry designs or to view the jewelry collections, visit http://www.rebekahleadesigns.com/

Friday, September 7, 2012

Michigan Fashion Week 9/13-9/15!!!


Photo Credit: Michigan Fashion Week

After months of anticipation, the 1st Michigan Fashion Week, ever ,will be held from 9/13 to 9/15. It’s the place to be for all fashionistas! Get your heels and outfit ready! For all the details on MFW, visit CBS Detroit.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

NYFW is in full swing 9/6-9/13!!!





Photo Credit : Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week website

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York is here and no fashionista wants to miss it! To get a glimpse of all the amazing collections live, you can visit Youtube. To view the full schedule of each designer show and everything NYFW-related, go to their official site.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 9/6/12

Photo Credit:FNO website

What better way to prepare for the excitement of NYFW and MFW in the upcoming days than with  Fashion’s Night Out (FNO)? FNO is retuning  for its 4th year with all the retail therapy you can take! FNO is Thursday, September 6 so grab your handbag and running heels for a night of shopping on the town!

There are various stores and boutiques in Michigan that will be participating in the nationwide FNO event.
Birmingham and Somerset Collection Mall are among the many places that will be participating in all the FNO fun.

Birmingham shoppers could win a Birmingham shopping bag full of gift certificates from the participating stores and the first 150 guest will get shopping bags. Stores that are participating in FNO at Somerset will have special in-store events that include hors d'oeuvres, sips, prizes, and gifts with purchase.

Oliver Brown Clothing is also joining in on the FNO fun with their store event!

All Clothing will be $5-$20 for FNO, only!! Each customerwill be entered into a giveaway for a $25 gift card with a purchase of $25 ormore! AND if that’s not enough there will be light refreshments, giveaways,complimentary eye make-up services, and even more to enjoy.

Needless to say, there will be plenty of shopping excitement for fashionistas to indulge on. Don't miss out! For more information on FNO events in Michigan,visit  http://www.fashionsnightout. com/fno/outside-nyc


Fashion Month!!!

Photo Credit: Brian Heath
September is a big month for fashion in not only NY but also in Michigan! As a native Detroiter and fashion lover, I look forward to covering and enjoying the very best the fashion industry has to offer in the state of Michigan. It’s truly never been a better time to be a fashionista in Michigan! I will definitely keep you, my readers, in the know about everything fashion related. Stay tuned to MDP for all the details on the hottest and biggest fashion events in Michigan! Are you ready?! I AM!

♥Metro Diva

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dress With Dignity

Photo Credit:Dress With Dignity. Dwell With Dignity

Nothing is more rewarding and important than giving back. It's even more exciting when you pair fashion and style together to support a worthy cause!  Dress With Dignity  is a non-profit organization that's dedicated to helping others through rehabilitating, reupholstering, and re-purposing used furniture while providing beautiful homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Dress With Dignity is essentially utilizing its knowledge, experience, and connections to provide for families in need. The organization is currently hosting a closet raid and needs help. To learn more about how to help and about the organization, visit the following Examiner link.

Michigan Fashion Week Tickets

It's 16 days til Michigan Fashion Week!!! Do you have your ticket yet? Visit http://www.michiganfashionweek.com/ to purchase your tickets now!

Photo Credit: MFW instagram


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dressing For The Change Of Season

It’s that awkward time of the year where temperatures are soaring high one minute and dip to a sudden chill factor the next minute. It makes it impossible , especially in Michigan weather, to prepare a fashionable and fabulous look. However, there’s’ no need to fret because there’s a way to look great for this in-between-type-of weather. Wondering how? Check out CBS Detroit for tips on some items that will carry your signature look from summer to fall, no matter what the weather brings your way!

 Photo Credit: Photobucket.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dot by Marc Jacobs

This delightful, new fragrance (Dot) by Marc Jacobs is perfect for lingering summer temperatures yet vibrant and fresh for the fall. Dot is available in 1.7oz for $69 on Bloomingdale's website.

Photo Credit: Google Image Search


Thursday, August 16, 2012

50% off at Oliver Brown Clothing!!!

Attention fashionistas!

Oliver Brown Clothing is offering 50% off clothing for the remainder of August! Shop online or their store.
Oliver Brown is located at 8033 E. Ten Mile Road Suite 109 Center Line, MI 48015. Phone number: 586-920-2067

The hours of operation are : Wednesday through Friday and 11:00-7:00 pm on. Saturday 10:00-6:00 pm. The store is closed Sunday through Tuesday.
For more info, visit www.OliverBrownClothing.com.
Photo Credit: www.OliverBrownClothing.com