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 , @AnnTaylor on Twitter or @Anntaylorstyle on Pinterest. Nearby locations can be found on

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

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

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

To learn more about Rebekah Lea’s jewelry designs or to view the jewelry collections, visit

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!

Photo Credit: Google image search