Oh, Detroit, how I’ve missed you!
After almost one year of being out of the scene, I attended my first fashion-networking event! Last Thursday I went to The She Is Project’s “New Year Do You” event held at Detroit is the New Black. The energy was high and fun as people shopped items from fashion designer Tracy Reese and networked with other female entrepreneurs. Attendees also had the opportunity to give a 15 second pitch on their business. I actually thought this was mandatory until I realized it was only me and four other women giving a pitch to a room of 25+ business owners. Why miss that opportunity?!
Another highlight was seeing the other Detroit fashion bloggers whom I haven’t seen in forever! Hey, Leah and Jordan!
The rest of the night consisted of more mingling which I’ve missed so much during events! I love hearing about other people’s start-ups, brands, dreams, and visions. Detroit IS NOT dead, y’all! Carlottah Holloway, The She Is Project’s founder, ended the night with a toast to 2016 being one of the best years yet. I believe that. Cheers!
Fast forward two nights later and I found myself at Thrift on the Avenue’s (TOTA) and UnitedFront’s Sip, Swop, Shop event where you literally could sip on champagne, bring and swop items from your wardrobe with others, and of course, shop TOTA’s vintage gems and UnitedFront’s eccentric pieces.
They auctioned off a rack full of new and gently used clothing which was SO entertaining- let me tell you! Guests (kindly and politely) fought for certain items while throwing paper play money in their air. While the model catwalked around the store, screams of “$20! $25! $70!” filled TOTA’s shop.
Actually browsing through TOTA’s store is a blast, too! There’s never really a dull moment looking through racks of vintage blazers, faux fur coats, completely sequined dresses, pencil skirts, and kitten heels.
Thanks, TOTA, for opening your doors to us once again!
Make sure to follow The She Is Project and Thrift on the Ave. for more news and upcoming events!
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
– Hebrews 10: 24, 25