Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fashion History

Beverly Johnson made history in 1974 when she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue.


Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Oscars Fashion

MDP had her predictions for Oscars fashion and feels for the most part she got it right! There was plenty of bright colors and tasteful, skin baring dresses. But there were certain looks that stood out from the rest. Here are the four winning Oscar looks that MDP found to be her favorite.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fashion History

Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer that created the ivory wedding gown that Jacqueline Kennedy wore on her big day to John F. Kennedy. Although many were not aware of this fact and she received little credit, Lowe would find success in the fashion industry. In 1960 she opened her own store called Anne Lowe Originals in the Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

MDP'S NYFW 2013 Fall Picks

I loved so many of the NYFW collections! There are so many great looks and it's impossible to pick favorites. But, here are 5 designer collections that instantly spoke to me from NYFW:

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*Nanette Lepore’s collection had everything you could want in a fall collection: prints, color, and texture. I especially loved the red rose print and the leather skirt paired with a plum colored wool and leather jacket. It was just enough variety for Fall.

*Bibhu Mohapatra created a very feminine collection that featured a theme of modern glam with a nod to 1930s elegance. The pencil and swing skirts with splashes of color , fur and silk made the collection pop.

*Jason Wu's Fall perspective was all about the everyday woman. His collection was a blend of high-glam fashion and sophistication. Wu emphasized clean whites, classic black, and fur. His collection could easily be seen on any woman on her way to work or after-five.

*Oscar de la Renta’s collection was very luxurious and was all about accenting the waistline. The collection  featured a flared skirt (peplum essentially) accents on several jackets and tops that was simple but beautiful. He also used tall bowl hats and mixed earthy colors with brilliance of bright colors. It was all very chic.

*Prabal Gurung focused on the colors of burgundy, army green, and black in his collection. The peplum, fur, and leather accents created a strong, edgy yet ultra feminine collection. I like to think of this collection as Fashion Warrior.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Winter 2013 Trends

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NYFW Fall 2013 kicked off last Thursday with plenty of impressive designer collections and trends to love! It's hard to believe that this time last year we were all  marveling at what designers had in store for us this season on the runway. As temperatures continue to chill down it's certainly worth reflecting back on Winter 2013 most stylish trends. Visit CBS Detroit for the latest Winter 2013 trends.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fashion History

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Patrick Kelly was an American fashion designer , born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He studied  art at Jackson State University and attended the prestigious, Parsons Design NYC. Kelly would go on to work with Yves Saint Laurent chairman, Pierre Bergé. Kelly found major success with his flamboyant fashion designs in Paris during the late 1980’s. He would become the first American and the first African American to be admitted as a member of Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porte (leading force of the French  Ready-To-Wear fashion industry).



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fashion History

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(This post was deleted by accident so I've re-posted it.)

Donyale Luna  was an American model  born in Detroit, Michigan. Her exotic beauty gained her recognition as a model and actress. In 1966, Luna became the first African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She would pave the way for many models to follow her in years to come.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mercedes-Benz NYFW Fall 2013 starts today!



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Visit http://newyorkfashionweeklive.com/ for a live stream of NYFW's designer shows from 2/7 to 2/14!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is a week away and therefore the pressure to get that loved one a special gift is on! If you’re stumped on what to get or are looking for some fresh ideas then check out  these  3 amazing items!

Nothing beats a long day than a warm, relaxing bath with all the essentials! Make his or hers Valentine’s intimate and special with a luxurious, soap and sponge shower set from Cleanlogic. Cleanlogic offers a moisturizing glycerin soap featuring Nopal Cactus extracts with a antimicrobial sponge that gently exfoliates the skin.

The soap and sponge are available in three scents: Cucumber Melon, Lavender and Peach Berry for  $4.49  on www.CleanlogicBodyCare.com.

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Michigan weather can be unpredictable  and extremely cold in the winter. What better time to get away? Kensington Tours offers custom tours and cruises to beautiful, exotic destinations.  Lay under the sun while cruising in the Bahamas. Take a quiet, scenic stroll in Italy. The possibilities are endless!

The prices range from $820 to $1,296 per person for 4 days Visit www.KensingtonTours.com to book your custom trip.
Photo Credit : Rebekah Lea
Diamonds are classic and truly are a girl’s AND guy’s best friend. Check out Rebekah Lea’s jewelry selection featuring unique designs and stones that are sure to make  him or her smile. Whether it be rubies or sapphires, you can’t go wrong. Pick your one-of-a-kind piece at http://www.rebekahlea.com/.



Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Black History Month




Stay tuned to MDP for interesting Black History Month facts. Afterall, it's not just black history; it's OUR history.

Friday, February 1, 2013

National Wear Red Day 2013

Slip on your favorite red pumps , sweater, or sleek red dress for a very worthy cause today! Today marks the first Friday in February which is National Wear Red Day. By wearing red today, you support the fight against heart disease. It's a special cause that all fashionistas should support so put on your red today. To learn more about the fight against heart disease visit: goredforwomen.org/wearredday