Hour Detroit's Best Dressed 2013
If you're reading this on 11/13 (and if you bought tickets), the evening will find you at the Fillmore for a Best Dressed shindig that our esteemed friends at HOUR Detroit will be throwing - and if you do find yourself in those environs, keep an eye out for Tony Roko and the acclaimed photographer/designer Elise Mesner. Mr. Roko will be painting Elise as she poses in a dress of her own making and hopefully the results of that enviable commission will be on view shortly. "I'm transforming vintage pants into a giant evening gown," explained Elise, "and Tony is transforming that into a live painting and both of us collaborated on all of it." Speaking of commissions, our pal Tony has just received two others worth noting. First, a portrait of Henry Ford to mark the 150th anniversary of that gentleman's birth and the centennial of the assembly line. Second, Jay Leno ( a man who definitely likes Detroit cars!) will be getting Steve "Bullitt" McQueen for either his study or that overflowing garage of his. Speaking of the Tonight Show's roster for 11/13, we've just been informed that two talented local kids named Julian and Annalisa Pavone will be demonstrating percussion skills of the first order. Bang that drum loudly!
Vintage jumper was donated to me from the lovliest lady: Nalicia Patterson. Nalicia has a great eye for super unique vintage finds and runs a vintage store call Resurrection Vintage. She kindly let me revamp the jumper into an amazing dress. Big thank you to Nalicia!