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Detroit Rose Candle Co. Was started in September of 2013 by local actress, and artist Deirdre Skiles. The candles are hand poured in the historic Eastern Market neighborhood of Detroit, MI. Each candle is built with all natural vegan-soy wax, and premium fragrance oils. Scents are an homage to Michigan's fresh summers, rich autumns, and soulful winters, and are inspired by Detroit culture both past & present.
With scents ranging from Lavender Love, to Leather, to Bergamot, to Milk and Honey, to so many more, there is a scent for each and every soul, and each and every home.
For a full list of local Detroit Stockists, or to order one of he amazing scented candles online, visit the Detroit Rose Candle Co. Site, here.
Leviticus Jewelry is an inspired collection of pieces created by designer Tara Levitin. Named in homage to her brother Levi and the childhood nickname she once conjured for her older sibling, her line is imbued with a slightly dark, gothic sensibility.
Browse through her provocative collection and discover subtle historical details woven into Levitin’s very modern work. Moved by pieces from the past, from one-of-a-kind vintage baubles she’s unearthed at estate sales, to the storied black jet (mourning) jewelry popularized in the Victorian era, Levitin’s design direction reflects a sentimentality with a patina rich in history, yet current and on the cutting edge.
Created with metals such as black rhodium, silver, rose gold, and gold, since 2005 Leviticus Jewelry has graced the pages of publications such as Elle, Nylon, Allure, Daily Candy, More, and Inked, and has been worn by the likes of Kat Von D, Ginnifer Goodwin, Juliet Huddy and Leigh Lezark.
Douglas & Co. Detroit is a lifestyle from the heart of Detroit where life is lived.
We offer quality handmade leather products, made in Detroit. Our products are designed and built by people in the city where they live; created with less than 20 products per series. Our mission is to partner with surrounding communities to educate, train and develop individuals with skills to create quality leather products. Douglas & Co. Detroit believes in the the fine craft of handmade leather goods.
Each item that Douglas & Co. Detroit produces is a labor of love that is deeply rooted in Detroit. One hundred percent of their manufacturing process takes place locally from start to finish, including the cutting, stitching and packaging. This enables customers to walk away with more than just a product; they also receive the intrinsic satisfaction of owning goods fashioned from a deep rooted passion. Each finished piece radiates with the heartfelt time spent massaging the leather, sewing and loving every step along the way.
You can view the entire collection at www.detroitandco.com
Homes Eyewear are made in Detroit from the city’s deconstructed housing stock. This city has roughly 70,000 abandoned homes still standing, and within those contain plenty of usuable materials, literally lying around, waiting for a breath of new life.
Founded in 2012, Homes are made at their headquarters in Eastern Market, Detroit. The 60 step, labor-intensive process blends CNC technology, hand-craftsmanship and proven woodworking techniques to create a beautiful and all around sustainable pair of sunglasses.
The materials extraction process takes a lot of work in and of itself, before it even hits the Homes Shop. Once harvested and catalogued, the wood is processed to remove nails, paint, char and other debris. The boards are hand picked by Homes at Reclaim Detroit, and are hand cut into wood veneers, which are then transformed into the frames offered today.
The boards selected at Reclaim Detroit vary in species and age, most of which were old-growth wood, harvested during the logging boom of the 1800 and 1900s. While homes, both in the early 1900s as well as present day, are constructed using mostly softwoods (white pine, douglas fir), many do contain hardwoods, which are ideal for use in frame building. Your frames’ finish will vary with grain character and color, as well as the life of the home they come from, and how they’ve weathered the years of use and/or neglect. No two pairs of Homes Sunglasses are exactly alike. Each handmade pair is however subject to the same rigorous quality inspection, ensuring your sunglasses were made with the utmost care and attention to detail.
Purchase the Kercheval Frame (above) and any other style that Homes has to offer at their site here.
Since 2006, Made by Niki has been delighting a loyal following of fans with ground-breaking, award-winning lingerie. Thanks to Niki, shapewear is now something you can show off, underwear can be worn as outerwear, and you can go to work wearing a million pieces of string.
Designed in the heart of the English countryside, adored all over the world, Made by Niki is deeply rooted in a brave, experimental ethos, dedicated to bringing you something new every time you experience it.
Shop Made by Niki's Current Line anytime day or night, here.
Accessories for the Modern Day Marie Antoinette, with a wicked sense of style.
Handmade in Dallas, Texas, Vox Populi Jewelry is bourgeois, kawaii, and absolutely over the top... Everything a girl could dream of for an accessory line.
Vox Populi has a vast array of accessories from studded sunnies, to custom harnesses, and gorgeous headpieces.To view the current line, or for custom harness orders, view Vox Populi here.
Because you should all know by now, just how much I love lingerie...this week, I present to you another of my favorites, Majo Rey. Majo Rey is the Uruguayan lingerie brand of Maria Jose Rey.
Majo Rey was started in 2005 with the first collection, made-in house. The spirit has remained the same over the last ten years, as all Majo Rey Intimates are made in-house to ensure high-end production, and quality control of each garment, with an emphasis on quality materials and construction techniques.
From gorgeously designed seasonal pieces to exclusively designed pieces, Majo Rey gives you the chance to customize your intimates – Tailoring a la carte. The brand prides itself on quality and versatility, and creates lingerie which you may wear as outerwear as well.
You may shop the current collections, or place a custom order on Majo Rey's Site, here.
Self- Proclaimed "Professional Weirdo," Sara M Lyons is a 28-year-old Artist, Illustrator, and Nail Decal Designer from Southern California.
Her influences include Archie Comics, Cult Film, Punk Rock, Pop Culture, Skateboard Graphics, Barbie, The Occult, and Regina George. Much of her work focuses on femininity and vice, both celebrating and challenging the concept of Traditional Womanhood.
Sara’s nail decals (and all of her other itmes) are available via her shop, as well as a variety of e-tailers and brick-and-mortar retailers worldwide.
Marge is a Minneapolis, MN. based designer and seamstress that specializes in her incredibly unique Hoods.
Marge can create custom designs for you, ranging from a Hood to just about any other Fashion Piece you may need.
View Marge's Lookbooks, or inquire about a custom piece at her website, here.
URB Clothing is a German Based Clothing Company founded, and created by Joe & Sara Urb.
URB gained notoriety for it's Melting Tights, comprised of Nylon, Baby Powder, and Medical Latex. Over the course of the last few years, many companies have tried to replicate Urb's aesthetic, but none quite compare.
Urb has recently started branching off from the Melting Tights, and has added some very intricate, high fashion pieces to it's new line.
Be sure to check out the full line of Melting Tights, as well as the current line --for both women AND men, at the Urb Shop, here.
This week's WCW focuses on the work of a local Detroit Legend, Jenny Risher.
Jenny Risher is an advertising and editorial photographer. Her continual strive for perfection, fresh style, and natural sensibility has afforded her the opportunity to photograph for many illustrious clients.
Her arguably most popular project to date is her book, Heart Soul Detroit, a self produced venture in which she interviewed and photographed 50 iconic Detroiters, including Iggy Pop, Smokey Robinson, Jack White, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Lily Tomlin, Alice Cooper, Bill Ford Jr, Lee Iacocca, Eminem, Tim Allen and many others.
Jenny currently has several other projects in the works, including one that yours truly has been fortunate enough, and honored to be part of.
For more information on Jenny, to view upcoming projects and past works, or to contact her for booking, visit her website here.
You can purchase Jenny's Book here.
New Yorker Pamela Love began making jewelry in her Brooklyn apartment in 2007. Since then, she has created a full production facility and design studio in Manhattan’s garment district.
The line is committed to sustainability and localized production. All gemstones and semiprecious stones are ethically sourced and almost all metal used is recycled. The entire jewelry-making process, from design to sampling to full-scale production, is completed domestically with the majority of it done in-house at Pamela Love’s Manhattan studio.
View and shop the current entire collection here.
Founded in New York City in 2004 by makeup artist David Klasfeld, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics started with a pair of Lip Balms. As an artist, Klasfeld wanted to develop products that met the needs of artists who weren’t satisfied with the traditional options found on the market, through a commitment to innovation in color, texture and selection.
OCC strives to be on the forefront of colour cosmetics, while honoring both our professional makeup artistry and cruelty-free heritage. OCC is proud to be 100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free, as internationally certified by PETA.
This week, I'm taking the Woman Crush Wednesday Post in a very literal route, with J. Isobel de Lisle.
J. Isobel de Lisle, Izzy to her friends, is a phenomenal Internationally Published Photographer in the South Jersey, Philadelphia Area. Her interests in Horror, Sci-Fi, and Bondage are very prevalent forces in her works. Izzy has a knack for making even the most grotesque images radiate astonishing beauty. Her talent and creativity are bar none.
This Shit is Fucking Classy.
Sugarbones is the original artwork of Canadian Artist, Cheyenne Federiconi. Be it stickers, patches, buttons, airfresheners, or prints, Sugarbones has something that will please the independent, strong woman inside you, while also ensuring you have something cute and aesthetically pleasing (and a bit intimidating)!
Vegan Friendly, handmade apparel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hellmouths first appeared as the gaping jaws of monsters in Anglo-Saxon Artwork and Mediaeval Theatre.
Most examples before the 12th century were English, and it is speculated that they originate from the Pagan Myth of Fenrir, the Wolf-Monster.
Taking the Norse spelling of Hel, and bringing to life through fashion, Helmouth Apparel is handmade to order in Pennsylvania.
Since 2008, Hopeless has been creating handmade lingerie and sleepwear, from a small home studio in Melbourne, Australia.
Designer Gabrielle Adamidis is inspired by old films, modern art, the ocean, everything 1980′s, and loves B-grade horror. -Which is all very apparent if you follow her Instagram!
Hopeless Lingerie is cruelty free, handmade (orders are hand sewn in Melbourne by Gabrielle and her small team,) luxurious and beautiful. You may view and shop the collection in it's entirety at the Hopeless Lingerie Website, here.
Purrfect Pineapples is a Cruelty Free Lingerie Company based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned and operated, by fashion designer Erika Shuhendler since 2004; all garments are professionally sewn and serged for a high-quality, high end product.
Purrfect Pineapples offers a wide array of styles, prints, designs, and sizes ranging from Small to Extra Large. Purrfect Pineapples also offers custom ordering for Plus Sizes and Corsets!
View, and order, the Purrfect Pinneaples Collection in it's entirety here!
This week my WCW Post is going to cover two of my favorite crushes, Travis Haight's amazing Photography, and a few gorgeous babes... such a great combination.
With Degrees from both Arizona State University, and the Art Institute of Phoenix, Travis boasts extensive Digital and Film Knowledge. His high level of knowledge, and experience is very evident in his portfolio, which also showcases his creativity and talent.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Travis produces astonishing images with a very diverse clientele, and is available for hire for Freelance Projects.
View his amazing portfolio in full, or contact Travis for hire on his website.