Leading Lady Spotlight: Sarah Larson Levey

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Detroit native Sarah Larson Levey is shaking up the fitness industry with her unique and fast-growing yoga company called Y7 Studio. Read below to find out what inspires this driven leading lady. {SS}: What is your current profession?  {SL}: I am the co-founder of Y7 Studio. I started Y7 to create a safe space where everyone can practice […]

Leading Lady Spotlight: Christina Bellas

Christina Bellas, founder and CEO of Make-Cup, is a designing woman on a mission to revolutionize the beauty industry. While traveling throughout the Midwest in her previous role as a clothing designer for hotels and casinos, she became determined to find a better way to carry and contain her makeup. The solution she invented is […]

Leading Lady Spotlight: Ojas Akolkar

One of our newest companies to join the Styleshack "Shop Local" Marketplace is, eco chic Detroit based fine artisan brand called, Tribalfare.  It has been a pleasure getting to know the owner and founder of Tribalfare, Ojas Akolkar. She is a creative, smart and savvy business woman with a warm smile that can fill an […]

Leading Ladies Spotlight: Jill Applebaum and Jillian Ressler

As a startup founder, I am constantly on the go with all my gadjets… from office to home and back to the office. From laptop to phone and even my working glasses (yes I need to wear glasses while using the computer). I find everything is contanstly smudged up. Last year I found the perfect solution, […]

Leading Lady Spotlight: Stephanie Freedman

A "Leading Lady" stands for innovation, determination, and authenticity. All of those characteristics make up a beautiful soul and this week's Leading Lady, Stephanie Freedman, Founder and Director of Freedman Communications. She is an expert in Branding, Integrated Business Strategy, PR and all the elements that make up Marketing, these days.  I was fortunate to spend a gorgeous Sunday afternoon with Stephanie, […]

Leading Lady Spotlight: Mariana Keros

The world of Fashion is extremely competitive. Much of what we saw in "The Devil Wears Prada" – long hours, crazy demands, and a long line of others just waiting for you to fail so they can take over, is true. And Mariana Keros, a fashion industry expert and the trusted voice in Trend Forecasting and Product Development, has been in […]

Leading Lady: Elizabeth Belkin

In true leading lady style, Elizabeth Belkin is sharp, smart, and always chic. I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth, back in August at the DIA, during one of Detroit's most fashionable nights,  Fash Bash 2016.  After our initial conversation what stood out in my mind besides her amazing sense of cool sophisticated style, is her, genuine way […]

Leading Lady: Color and Grace

  It's hard to believe that a woman as beautiful and stylish as Grace would have ever been mistaken for a boy! However, growing up in rural China, Grace was not exposed to the world of fashion. She lived in her brothers hand-me-downs, until she moved to Shanghai and fell in love with all things fashion while becoming […]