Fall Fashion: Found in Translation

Like the pleasingly quirky results of foreign phrases reinterpreted, redefining elements of fashion trends can create a personal narrative that's yours alone. Here, English versions of classic Russian proverbs set the stage for an unexpected storyline.



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Set and character styling by stephanie potts. hair and makeup by gjysta nuculaj (mijo-a' beauty studio, rochester). models' wardrobe by rebecca voigt. character and extras casting by mary ballard casting, royal oak.

STREET SCENE: Future home of Gold Cash Gold restaurant, Michigan Avenue, Detroit. // Special thanks to the iGROUP for providing background talent, all of whom are from Michigan. // On mime: Wool beret, $72, The Claymore Shop, Birmingham; 248-642-7755. // Converse High-Tops, $45, Journeys, Troy; 248-822-7159. // Striped long-sleeve T-shirt, $48, American Apparel, Royal Oak; 248-547-1904. // Bottom right: Children’s baseball jersey, $16, American Apparel; 888-747-0070.

CHESS: Photographed at Grosse Pointe Coins and Stamps, Grosse Pointe; 313-885-4200. // Left: Armani Collezioni suit, $1,895, and John Hardy ring, $595, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Boss Hugo Boss shirt, $195, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000. The tie is vintage.

CIGAR CLUB: Gem Theatre, Detroit; 313-463-4215. // Far left: Robert Graham smoking jacket, $595, and Vitaliano Pangaldi ascot, $148, at Paul Cicchini Custom Clothier, Birmingham; 248-646-0535. Versace shirt, $225, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000. Theory pants, $255, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. David Yurman ring, $495, at Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-7700. // On man standing up next to fireplace: Burberry tuxedo jacket, $895, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000. Theory pants, $195, and John Hardy ring, $295, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Bruno Piatelli bow tie, $55, at Paul Cicchini Custom Clothier, Birmingham; 248-646-0535. The shirt is vintage. // On man seated facing the camera: Gucci jacket, $4,300, and pants, $1,250, at Gucci, Troy; 248-643-7630, gucci.com. Versace shirt, $255, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000. Vitaliano Pangaldi ascot, $148, at Paul Cicchini Custom Clothier, Birmingham; 248-646-0535. Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, $15,800, at Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-7700. // On her: Michael Kors coat, $3,295, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Sue Wong dress, $475, and Jimmy Choo shoes, $2,195, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000. David Yurman ring, $1,700, at Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-7700. // On scene extras: Tapper’s Private Label ring, $7,530, at Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-7700. Rolex “Daytona” watch, $16,900, at Greenstone’s, Birmingham; 248-642-2650. Sunglasses, $175, at SEE, Birmingham; 248-649-6400.

BLUEPRINTS: Orson Starr House Historical Museum, owned by the City of Royal Oak; 248-542-1774. Docent: Don Calder. // Edison vintage lightbulb, $18, Anthropologie, Troy and Birmingham. Historic blueprints provided by Kahn Detroit, Detroit; 313-202-7000, and Victor Saroki & Associates, Birmingham; 248-258-5707.

BODYGUARD: Future home of Gold Cash Gold restaurant, Michigan Avenue, Detroit. // Christopher Allen, aka, ICE, owner and founder of Renegade Xtrm Fitness; 248-238-4058. // Man in middle: Etro shirt, $420, John Varvatos vest, $198, John Hardy ring, $295, John Hardy cross necklace, $350, worn with Stephen Dweck ring, $132, and John Varvatos shoes, $275, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Torino belt, $165, at Paul Cicchini Custom Clothier, Birmingham; 248-646-0535. // At right: Paul Smith shirt, $190, Konstantino ring, $595, Konstantino cuff links, $415, and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $595, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Valentino pants, $1,295 with suit, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000. The tie is vintage.

BAR: Location: Marshall’s Bar (“Where the locals go”), Ted G. Kapuscunski, proprietor, 14716 E. Jefferson, Detroit. // Liquor from ml. Spirits, Birmingham; 248-723-4455. // On him: Paul Smith suit, $1,595, and Tom Ford shirt, $550, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, $15,800, and David Yurman ring, $975, at Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield Township; 248-932-7700. The tie is vintage. // On her: Givenchy blouse, $1,830, and The Row leather pants, $1,700, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. Lanvin earrings, $690, at Tender, Birmingham; 248-258-0212. Alexander McQueen bag, $795, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000.

HOTEL: Southland Motor Lodge, Riverview; 313-285-6666. // Paintings, fan, lamp, lamp table, and radio from Retro Image, 14246 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-582-3074. // On her: Cosabella bustier, $150, at Neiman Marcus, Troy; 248-643-3300. // In Room: Valentino shoes, $795, and Alexander McQueen bag, $795, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Troy; 248-643-9000.

Vintage clothing & jewelry from: Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak; 248-548-6154. | Designer Resale Boutique, Ferndale; 248-840-2569. | Regeneration, Pleasant Ridge; 248-414-7440. | Retro Image, Dearborn; 313-582-3074. | Council Resale, Berkley; 248-548-6664.

Set props from:
Eastern Market Antiques, Detroit; 313-259-0600. | Oddfellows Antiques, Berkley; 248-399-6098. | Liquor and cigars from ml. Spirits, Birmingham; 248-723-4455, mlspirits.com. | Retro Image, Dearborn, 313-582-3074. | Council Resale, Berkley; 248-548-6664. | Vogue Vintage, Pleasant Ridge; 248-546-1555. | Royal Oak Flea Market
(Sundays at the Royal Oak Farmers Market), Royal Oak; 248-246-3276. | Ralph Lauren, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-637-7656.

 

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