Let me tell you-
I had a straight DISLIKE for Detroit, only because of the pre-existing notion that it was crime central, recession haven, & only known for Emienm. In the soon to be 7 years (Gosh time FLIES!) I’ve lived here, Detroit is a cultural beacon in it’s own right. I didn’t know that art & fashion ran rampant here. I didn’t know that Slum Village, J. Dilla, & Dwele were Detroit born & raised. I didn’t know that once Detroit was literally FASHION CAPITAL. Thankfully, I was proven wrong. I chose the Z Lot because of what Detroit stands for: Strength, Spark, & Intrigue. I had fun shooting on the roof top with my fave photographer/frat brother, Jerome (seriously check him OUT).
Men’s Jean Jacket: Forever 21 | Racer Back Dress: Forever 21 Similar Similar | Jeweled Clutch: Cameo De Bore:Sale | Heels: Target | Earrings: Target Similar | Photograghy: Jerome Pack
Royal Oak is known for it’s vibrancy, it’s nightlife, & it’s quaint dining. BUT it’s also known for their bright blue wall which WAS home to the retailer American Apparel. When I FIRST moved to Michigan, y’all don’t know how ecstatic I was visit: their provocative clothing, quirky accessories, & eclectic staff made me feel like I BELONGED. When I heard that the end of American Apparel was looming…I had to make one last pit stop to the Cali-inspired store & take advantage of the blue wall (as well as the 80% off sale!).
Salute American Apparel…you’ll be sorely missed.
Sunnies: Nordstrom | White V Neck Tee: Forever 21 | Block Heels: Just Fab | Black Blazer: H&M | Skinny Jeans: H&M| Clutch: Love, Cortnie |Watch: Michael Kors | Photographer: Jerome Pack
Hello All! Welcome to Unapologetically Chic! I’m elated to be back fully blogging (been on hiatus since 2010) & will later create a Youtube so EVERYONE can have in sight on all things, chic & beautiful…UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
Me? I’m just an Afro-Latina outta St. Louis whose blessed to be a honorary Detroit Girl.
I shot these pics in front of the GORGEOUS wall of Museum of Comtemporary Art Detroit (or MOCAD) & the haunting walls of The Detroit Institute of Arts! It was BLISTERING COLD…but shooting with my wonderful Fraternity Brother made it more fun!