Fresh off the Corner: CSG celebrates its 1 year!

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A couple of weekends ago the good fellas at Corner Store Goods invited the AO team out to the illustrious Burn Rubber shoe store for their 1 year anniversary/Pop Up shop event. Hosted after-hours, the brand showed love to its folks, introducing some new pieces from their collection, ranging from tees to hoodies, just in time for the fall. The spirits were flowing, the mood was lovely, and the fellas behind the brand kept everybody in the loop.

I briefly spoke with the crew about the brand, with its origins coming from the owners all meeting up at MSU; two of them being brothers and growing from there as a collective after sharing a common idea. Through the love of the people, the line has already came far with their pieces going fast and of course them being housed in one of the most popular sneaker stores in Michigan, Burn Rubber. A tall feat indeed for only a year, the brand seems to not be losing any steam with theirs designs harping in between boldness in design patterns while maintaining a subtle look that’s perfect for every day wear. Continue Reading

Fashion Tips with JB: That’s That Shit I Don’t Like.

As a fashion blogger, I try to keep an open mind when comes to the ever-changing sartorial world. When culottes came back, I was apprehensive at first, but I embraced the short pants. When dark lipstick became a thing, I tried out many shades until I fell in love with my now go-to lippie (which is Transylvania by NXY). The point is, I’m hesitant to completely denounce a trend as an absolute fail. However, there are *five* this I can say with 100% certainty that I H-A-T-E. This list includes two God-awful pair of shoes, two beauty faux pas, and one blast from the past that should have never made a comeback. Ladies and gentleman, I present the “That’s That Shit I Don’t Like” list.

  1. Kitten Heels: OKAY, SO, kitten heels suck. Why on Earth would you want to wear a flat shoe with a breath of a heel on it? I use to work at a shoe store and every time a woman would ask me to help them find a pair of kitten heels, a part of me would die a little. Replace your plain kitten heels with a great pair of nude pointy-toe heels, they literally go with everything. I’m currently obsessed with my Steve Madden ‘Pallass” pumps; they’re a great height, a fair price and they’re very comfortable.

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THE ESSENCE OF DETROIT ON CORNER STORE GOODS

From Their Block to Yours: Get to know Corner Store Goods.

I firmly believe in supporting small businesses, especially when they’re small, local ones. The only thing that would motivate me more than a small, local business is a black owned & operated one. Enter Corner Store Goods: launched on the 15th of July, Corner Store Goods is the New Detroit.

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It a clothing brand that is inspired by the hunger & pride young Detroiters have. But, it’s more than “just a clothing brands”, it’s a culture. Created by Jonathan & Wesley Brooks along with Dwayne Carson, Phillip Drake, Damani Gatewood and Conrad Ohenzuwa, Corner Store Goods is, as Johnathan says, “…directly connected with Detroit culture.” Their first of three installments aptly titled Continue Reading