“Vintage clothing allows you to express yourself in more of an individual way. With a Vintage piece, there is a huge possibility no one else will have it or rock it the way you do.” -Ramona
Flossy’s Suitcase is a family labor of love for Nandi and Ramona. They opened the doors to their Vintage and Re-Sale shop in October of 2013. Both had a dream of having a store that reflected their passion for Vintage clothing, antiques and brick-a-bract. Between them, they have over 20 years of Retail, Personal Styling and Customer Service experience.
Flossy’s Suitcase is a hidden gem located at 12521 Woodward Avenue, in Highland Park, Michigan.
Ace is a New York native, a drummer, scientist, producer, and DJ. Though passionate about many things, in music he loves House and Techno. He focuses on bringing new vibes to the sound, especially having an extensive background in Rock & Roll and Jazz drumming. He loves the music, the art, and the community, but overall he’s just a Brooklyn boy looking for some affection.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Horrorchata is a drag queen, event producer, fashion icon and DJ extraordinaire living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder of Be Cute, Brooklyn’s biggest underground queer dance party, Razor 5000, a themed performance party that travels around the country, and — of course — the co founder of Bushwig Festival. Bushwig is the only drag festival in Brooklyn and the festival to which Lady Bunny herself passed down the Wigstock torch. Horrorchata has DJ’d for hundreds of parties across the United States and Europe, including the legendary Tranny Olympics in London. Bringing you Brooklyn freaky clown Latina drag, Horrorchata has captivated audiences around the world. She was named one of the top 100 most influential people in Brooklyn magazine and previously won “Drag Queen of the Year” at the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards.
Anthony Jasper is a disc jockey, drummer and producer of electronic and acoustic music, originally from Michigan. Collecting records and sharing them with the dance community has been his passion since his first residency at Ann Arbor’s Club Oz in 2003. In 2005 Anthony began working in New York City, continuing to play dance parties radio shows and club gigs. While living there he played regularly with the Brooklyn’s Burning group at Sputnik, Sweet Revenge, Donny’s, APT, Outpost and the former Limelight. He was a resident at Starvue Loft for their first year and an integral part of the venue’s beginning. In 2015, Anthony relocated back to Detroit to continue expanding his musical efforts. He currently plays drums and DJs at venues such as Tires, St. Cece’s, The Yellow Wall, Russell Industrial Center, Bagley Vision, Northern Lights, Motor City Wine, The Magic Stick, Milwaukee Hotel and others. This winter he is working on the development of a new venue and new recording projects.
For several decades, Brenda Jackson, owner of VintageFabulosity, has been combining her passion of shopping and knowledge of fashion to produce a collection of vintage clothing and accessories, that spans over a century of iconic designs, textiles, and museum quality designer pieces. Many of her ‘wearable art’ pieces were created by such avant-garde designers such as Giorgi Armani, Coco Chanel, Christain Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Emilo Pucci, Valentino, and Elsa Schiaparelli. Brenda and her collection have been featured in magazines and books.
VintageFabulosity is located at: Eastern Market Antiques, 2530 Market St., Detroit, MI 48207
Cristin Richard is in the movement of artists whose work is related to the body and identity. Her interventions, whether under the form of sculpture, performance, film or collage, examine the human condition and the fact that the body is physically and mentally determined in this condition.
With the idea of fashion as sculpture, Cristin Richard blurs the line between fine art and fashion. She believes that fashion allows one to create a second skin. It speaks to history, and provides an escape that is rooted in the truth to one’s own identity. One can transform themselves, allowing them to approach society in their own unique way. Through these observations, the artist develops and analyzes the subject of the appearance of one’s self, and also that of one another.
Cristin Richard was born in Detroit (MI), USA, where she currently lives and works. She studied at College For Creative Studies School of Art & Design, Detroit, (BFA). Richard has taken part in numerous exhibitions in the States and Europe where she has received a certain recognition for her work.
Thanks to a deep-seated love of their craft, Lost and Found Vintage has gained the reputation of being the best vintage clothing store in Michigan. Searching high and low, from dirty basements to dingy attics, the Lost and Found staff works tirelessly to find the best vintage clothing in the country and bring it home to their Royal Oak storefront.
Lost and Found Vintage is located at 510 S. Washington Avenue, in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Grace LaVier is a Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer born and raised in metro Detroit, who from a young age has been consumed in the art of fashion and clothing. Fashion to her is more than just what you throw on in the morning but an expression of ones self, it’s a form of art. When Grace see’s a model or person, they are a canvas and the clothes are her paint. She draws inspiration from the streets of her favorite cities, New York, Paris and Detroit. She combines street style with the avant-garde looks seen on the runway. Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Givenchy are just a few designers that influence on her dramatic styling flare. Grace attended Columbia College in Chicago and received her Bachelor’s of Art degree in Fashion Business. She has been working in the fashion industry since 2007. Currently, Grace resides in her home city of Detroit, working in the film industry, costume designing and styling both movies and commercials.
Hairstylist Tanya Walker is a member of the local 798 (New York) and local 38 (Michigan) unions. In her early years, she worked as a hairstylist on many Broadway plays such as Cats, Crazy For You, A Christmas Carol, and Phantom of the Opera. She then returned to Michigan to open up her own hair salon. In addition to owning her own salon she has also worked on a number of major productions in Michigan such as Scream 4, Oz: Great and Powerful, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and many others, her most recent was Batman v. Superman.