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"Manipulate your life as you see fit" is the mantra behind The Dirt Label, Royal Oak's newest street wear apparel and accessories retailer. The intimate art gallery–themed store, located at 319 Washington Ave. in downtown Royal Oak, packs an array of fashion items for men and women. The Dirt Label brand is garnering an upsurge of attention, not only for its ability to blend vibrant art and loud messages in apparel form, but also for its celebrity following. Tell us about The Dirt Label. Where did the name come from and what is the overall style of the brand? The Dirt Label is a lifestyle brand that consists of apparel and accessories. When we came up with the name The Dirt Label, we were trying to figure out how we could leave a mark on the fashion industry. We thought, What better way to leave a mark than with dirt? How did you get started? I started the line in 2008 in my mother's basement. The Dirt Label went by the moniker Abstraction Fashion at the time. We featured hand-painted garments and were well received locally. As our brand grew, we reinvented ourselves and generated a national buzz. What sets…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

About Us

FRONTPAGEDetroit.com FRONTPAGE Detroit is Metro Detroit's preferred lifestyle resource. The full color tabloid is packed with original content aimed at today’s stylish, active African American consumers. Our editorial team is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the urban community. The weekly content features profiles of today’s urban executives, thought leaders, entertainers, trendsetters and taste makers. The tabloid is then broken down into digestible sections relevant to the lives of its readers in the workplace, finance, fashion, music, film, TV, sports, health, beauty, automotive and more. The Michigan FrontPage can be found at any of the locations listed below (and many more): Our office: 479 Ledyard, Detroit MI (down the street from the new Cass Tech) Phone: (313) 963-5522 Rian English - Managing Editor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AJ Williams - Web Editor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Stephanie Grimes Washington - VP Integrated Marketing/Sales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Friday, 12 October 2012 15:02

Walking in Faith

This weeks cover story is all about the idea of taking a leap of faith. Some say faith is a noble and virtuous act characterized by strength of soul and spirit, whereas others more skeptically define faith as "belief without evidence." Ultimately, for me, "faith" is synonymous with inner trust and confidence. Thus, taking a leap of faith is essentially a personal willingness to take a chance. The most difficult part? Trusting in one's own strength and ability to handle whatever that leap might bring because, let's face it: change can be terrifying. And yet, we all want to take chances. We dream of making big changes. Because while its scary to leave what's safe, it's even more frightening to contemplate a life unfulfilled. You may already be contemplating a personal transformation. Or perhaps you are mid-leap. Either wayHere a little inspiration as you contemplate acting on your dreams. 1. "Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have." - Louise E. Boone2. "Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be only afraid of standing still." - Chinese Proverb3. "Why do you stay…
Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:33

Little Ms. Manners

  Rian English, FRONTPAGE Detroit Managing Editor Everyone remembers (in a negative way) the waitress who treated them poorly or the person who chews with their mouth open at at Christmas dinner. Your reputation is all you have and it is critical to maintain it in a positive way. You want people to think of you in a positive light, and much of that has to do with the way you treat them and your actions. They will remember you and appreciate you because of your manners and etiquette. Manners and etiquette create the dividing line between the civilized, and the uncouth.   This week our cover story features Enitan O. Bareola II. Bareola is a famed author with a significant online following who has taken up the manners mantle and made etiquette trendy once again. I have a personal connection to Bareola's message, because for most of my life, my mother taught etiquette classes right in our home. While I was fortunate to learn when and how to use every utensil imaginable, by the time I was 12, I loathed sitting through my mothers classes. Today, I am beyond grateful for information she dispensed and I am prepared to…
Thursday, 02 August 2012 20:37

A Word from the Editor

RJ English - FRONTPAGE Detroit Managing Editor Hello FRONTPAGE Detroit readers! This week I come to you on a serious note. As the primary elections draw near, I want to address the importance of voting. Voting in any type of election, from local elections to Presidential primaries, provides an important way to voice your opinions regarding elected leaders and overall policies; voting also helps you decide your own future by electing a person who might reflect your own views. The ability to vote exists as one of the most cherished Constitutional Rights that many our ancestors fought for, marched for, and died for. By not voting, you give away your right to influence the government overall. More importantly, however, not voting takes away the will of the majority that governs this country, but replaces it with the will of the minority. With my words in mind, please go out and cast your vote this Tuesday August 7, 2012 and select the next leaders of our region! All the Best,RJ English
Friday, 13 July 2012 22:17

A Word from the Editor

RJ English - FRONTPAGE Detroit Managing Editor This week at FRONTPAGE Detroit we are completely focused in fitness! Shawn Blanchard, one of three dynamos who started a group called Run This Town, graces our cover and talks about the program. Run This Town is a networking and exercise group that is transforming lives, connecting people, and creating a grassroots movement that is meant to facilitate networking through fitness and fitness through networking. I truly LOVE this concept and have been attending the workouts each Saturday. With health and wellness on my mind, I'm challenging all our readers to get out this weekend and exercise! For those who need a little extra boost to beat "the lazy days of summer" here area few tips to overcome summer's most common workout pitfalls. The Excuse: "I'm Not Feeling Great."Tip: Using the injury/ sick route is a common scenario to avoid hitting the gym. Popular ones include, 'It's that time of the month. I have a headache. My stomach hurts.' There is a difference between feeling sore or sick and actually being injured. Just because you feel a little achy doesn't mean you have an excuse to not work out. It is important to…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 20:34

A Word from the Editor

Summer has (finally) arrived in Michigan and let me say I am simply ecstatic! The temperature is well into the 80s, bright colors are back in style and I can officially start rocking my favorite Elie Tahari wedges again! It seems as Michiganders we dream of these days all winter long and when warm temperatures arrive, we spend every second we can soaking up all our great state has to offer. And speaking of local offerings, I am completely obsessed with all the farmer's markets that seem to have sprout up over night. And I'm not the only one. Many restaurateurs, like Paul Jenkins Jr.--owner of What Crepe? has taken advantage of the wonderful fresh fare Michigan has to offer, ultimately dishing it to customers in the form of divine culinary creations. Just thinking of the Mushroom Madness crepe made with tender Cremini mushrooms makes me want to hop in the car and head that way now! In addition to the temperature rising in Michigan, things are certainly heating up in local politics. In a few short months voters will head to the polls to vote for new leadership in congress, and, of course, elect the 45th president of the…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 04:35

A Word from the editor

Summer has (finally) arrived in Michigan and let me say I am simply ecstatic! The temperature is well into the 80s, bright colors are back in style and I can officially start rocking my favorite Elie Tahari wedges again! It seems as Michiganders we dream of these days all winter long and when warm temperatures arrive, we spend every second we can soaking up all our great state has to offer. And speaking of local offerings, I am completely obsessed with all the farmer's markets that seem to have sprout up over night. And I'm not the only one. Many restaurateurs, like Paul Jenkins Jr.--owner of What Crepe? has taken advantage of the wonderful fresh fare Michigan has to offer, ultimately dishing it to customers in the form of divine culinary creations. Just thinking of the Mushroom Madness crepe made with tender Cremini mushrooms makes me want to hop in the car and head that way now! In addition to the temperature rising in Michigan, things are certainly heating up in local politics. In a few short months voters will head to the polls to vote for new leadership in congress, and, of course, elect the 45th president of the…