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2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase || Main Event 20

This is the 3rd year in a row that I was invited to the Detroit Auto Show Awards and Fashion Showcase presented by Main Event 20. I couldn’t attend the past two years, 2016 because there was a snow storm and in 2017 my late husband was in the hospital. This year, since I am a full time blogger, I decided to fully come back to our local events. You can read “LIFE AFTER LOSS—FULL TIME BLOGGING” here if you are new to my blog.

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

This professionally presented event was held in the beautiful Max M. Fischer Music Center in downtown Detroit on 1/14. Since I was a press guest, I didn’t really dress up for the party. I was just trying to be more comfortable.;)

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

The first half of the event was awards and presentations. I was quite impressed by some of the very talented young auto designers and some auto industry leaders. There is no doubt Detroit is coming back!

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

After a very nice dinner, the fashion showcase started. This year, there were 4 local fashion designers showcasing their auto industry related, or inspired, designs. Below are some of my favorite looks from the show.

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

You can see more actions on the cat walk from the short video below.

It is always fun to meet new local designers and other talents. I have to say, I fell in love with Lilacpop by Janna Coumoundouros. She is not just a fashion designer; she is also a photographer, and a jewelry designer. A very creative soul overall! All the black dresses you have seen here are from her designs.

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

I have seen some great work before from The Paper Dress Code, but I have never gotten the chance to meet the creator behind this brand. Guess what? At this event, I finally bumped into Matthew Richmond, the man who uses Car Parts, Paper, Plastic & VHS Tape and many other unique materials to create beautiful dresses. This cute dress below is all made of paper with main event 20’s logo on it. I just love his unconventional designs!

2018 Detroit Auto Show Fashion Showcase ||Main Event 20

It has been more than 2 years since I had left all of the local events due to my late husband’s sickness, followed by his passing, and then I was just trying to survive in 2017. I used to attend many of our local events and promote for the industry. You can read about all of the Michigan Fashion Events I attended here. Leave a comment below to let me know what type of events you would like to see on my blog!

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Matthew Richmond

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MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I would like to meet Steve Madden and interview him during the world premier of his documentary film in Michigan. I was like, heck YES! I love Steve Madden shoes and I loved to get the chance to know more about the person behind this popular brand. Then I suddenly realized, I knew nothing about him.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

Who is the iconic shoe designer, really? At the beginning of the film, there are a lot of people trying to figure out who he is. “I didn’t even think Steve Madden was a real guy,” one bystander says in the film, obtained exclusively by The Wrap. “I just thought it was a brand.” “I know he was in that movie, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’” said another.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

I had no clue about the movie nor him. So I spent a few days doing research on him. I found out he is a man with so many interesting stories behind him. He went from stock boy at a shoe store to global powerhouse, addict to sober, prison to redemption, he has always bounced back. Steve Madden’s life epitomizes the triumphs and trapdoors of pursuing the American Dream. During the researching process, I came across a short video captured of him working at his company. He told a young girl that if she wore a specific pair of shoes again to work, she would be fired. I was like, holy moly, what a bossy guy!

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

I was a little bit nervous about the interview. What if he gave me a hard time? I better ask some smart questions! I figured all the questions about fashion probably had already been asked millions of times, so I decided to focus on life. I also created this red-carpet look around this pair of white Steve Madden boots. It is just my way to show some respect. 😉

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story premiered at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. You can watch this short FB live story from my interview with Steve Madden on the red carpet before the film.

Posted by Grace Liang on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It turned out he was pretty nice as you can see. The director, Ben Patterson, did a great job telling us who Steve Madden really is. The film provides intimate access to Madden as it explores how he repeatedly nearly destroyed his life through drugs, alcohol, and through a single-minded determination to build his business no matter what the cost to his personal life, and even to his freedom. Throughout it all, Madden has maintained an uncanny charm, clever wit, endless creativity. After watching the whole film (You can watch it on iTunes on the release day, December 1.) I have to say, he just got another loyal fan. Beneath the fame and the fortune is a flawed man coming to terms with the sacrifices he made to build his empire.

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Steve Madden with director Ben Patterson

Below is a recording of the Q & A session after the film just in case you want to know him more. It is quite long, but worth the watch. 😉

Posted by Grace Liang on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Everyone knows the name Steve Madden, but most don’t know the man behind the ​eponymous shoe brand. “Certainly, we had a lot of obstacles, I made some terrible mistakes,” Madden said. “We overcame them personally and professionally, that’s the story I want to share and hopefully some young kids will be inspired by it, perhaps.” I have to say, his personality must be super, because even after many huge ups and downs in his life, most of his friends, employees and even his ex wife are still in his life and saying very nice things about him.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story, is a film definitely deserving of being put on your watch list.

MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story

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Photo credit: Grace Liang/Ashley Buck

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!
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Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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