My Local Looks for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

By Hoda Salameh

I know, I know… I’m a tad bit late on this post but things have been super hectic lately, and I wanted to make sure I got this up before the new year! For those of you who don’t know, I had the honor of attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York from September 5-12, 2013, when the Spring/Summer 2014 Collections were debuted.

I was on a mission to represent various metro Detroit boutiques and local designers with my wardrobe. It only took two checked-in bags, one large carry-on and a hat carrier to fit everything, but I made it happen!

Every time I would tell people my ensemble was from metro Detroit, they couldn’t believe you could find such unique fashions in the Motor City. I’m glad I could help expose some of Michigan’s hidden gems because Detroit truly deserves to be on the fashion map. Here’s a look at the outfits I wore during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:

Day 1: Gena Conti Millinery headpiece; Lyudviga Couture from Russia With Style dress and belt; Nino Bertera bracelets.
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Photo Courtesy of Julia Xanthos of NYDailyNews.com

Photo Courtesy of Julia Xanthos of NYDailyNews.com

Day 2: Vintage 1970s flocked skirt from Chi-Chi and The Greek; vintage harness and earrings made by local designer Barbara Borin, both from Paris Antiques.
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I’m pleased to note that this look was published in the Huffington Post Street Style Segment. Check out the captured image:
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Day 3: Vintage couture jumpsuit from Mariposa’s Clothing and Accessories; Nino Bertera cuffs.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.20.21 PMDay 4: Vintage 1960s hat and dress from Chi-Chi and The Greek; vintage sunglasses from Paris Antiques; wristlet from ALDO, metro Detroit locations.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.21.57 PMDay 5: Lyudviga Couture From Russia With Style dress; Book Clutch from Kate Spade in the Somerset Collection (a gift from my amazing fiancé); headband put together by yours truly!
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Day 6: Lyudviga Couture From Russia With Style Anastasia top and skirt; Nino Bertera earrings and cuff.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.25.02 PMScreen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.25.44 PMDay 7: Derrick Webb of VG Brand skirt; vintage sunglasses from Chi-Chi and The Greek; jewelry from H&M, metro Detroit locations.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.26.36 PMHere are some other outfits I wore while in New York:
Vintage blouse (comes with long dress) from Paris Antiques; vintage collar necklace from Lost & Found Vintage.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 7.39.58 PMVintage caftan from Lost & Found Vintage; Nino Bertera necklace
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Lyudviga Couture From Russia With Style dress; Nino Bertera necklace; Heavenly Honies Detroit map cuff.
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I received my fresh hair fix by noted hairstylist and metro Detroit native Eva Scrivo.Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.12.48 PM
Headpiece from Gena Conti Millinery.
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Vintage dress from Paris Antiques; vintage earrings from Lost & Found Vintage.
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Lyudviga Couture From Russia With Style dress; Headband from Anthropologie, metro Detroit locations.
IMG_3899Vintage dress from Paris Antiques; Earrings from H&M, metro Detroit locations.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.31.04 PMDerrick Webb of VG Brand hi-Lo crop-top
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.31.44 PMLyudviga Couture From Russia With Style metallic blazer and lace shorts.
Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 6.33.00 PMT-shirt from Goods Detroit; Lyudviga Couture from Russia With Style leather sleeves; vintage skirt from Paris Antiques; Nino Bertera necklace.
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Which metro Detroit shops and designers are your favorite? I would love to hear from you!

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