People's Art Fest

Every year, the Russell Industrial Center holds a wonderful event known as the People's Art Fest. The parking lot and some of the studios inside become taken over by vendors in booths, dancers, spray painters, DJ's, artists, magazines, and god knows what else!! This year, WOUND is taking over quite a large space with Angela McBride of Peace Love Spandex and will keep the studio open for passerbys. A new changing room, beverages and snacks, a beautiful green showroom, and the like will be open to all. So come on by, look for some crazy swagger, hang out and have fun! We all will, and that is a promise!

Canfield Street Market

City Bird, a wonderful supporting wonderful artists, such as WOUND menswear. Check out there website, head on in to the store. Guarantee you will not leave empty handed.  At the Canfield Street Market, the streets were loaded with people as they all checked out the stores and the awesome deals. We were involved, were you?


What do you get when you mix whales, a heart shaped balloon (better than a box, eh Kurt?), spray painted tee's, anagrams, Sarah's first quilt ever made, mixed drinks, awesome pizza, and put it all in Motor City Brewery? You get T.T.T.T.T., an art show thrown by Sarah Lapinski. Whale stuff animals, some spray painted tee's made up the collection.

Positive Attitude

More to come!!

Fashion Garage, Take dos

Here's what ya'll missed! Or if you were there, here are the memories we created!
Thrown at Femelia Couture's Showroom at 420 Hilton St, this pop up sale was a total hit!

Angela McBride and Kelly Lynn
Gone fishin'!
DJ Jefferson
Baby J looks for accessories for a styling gig
The front
Femelia Interns
Baby J (green) and J Star (sprinkles) danced with hangers while wearing crowns to attract drivers. It worked.


The Roof is on Fi-yah!

We've been poking around the Russell, investigating our neighbors. Found a pipe organ repair shop, massive glass blowing, secret fancy recording studios.  Glorious!

The purpose was to get on the roof and scout for Vice Magazine's online video site.  What started out as an innocent styling gig turned into a crazya$$ day of exploration.  My girl, Ko, was the fixer and supplied Vice with the local talent.  Rob comes over to hit the rooftop, per their request, and I make it happen with a little sweet talking:)  They call to cancel everything until the next day so we unwind and shot some product for the Etsy. As we wrap the shoot a call comes in to alert us that the Vice Squad is due to arrive in 10 minutes.  Woah!

Regroup.  Angela goes to greet them.  They descend upon her with a mike.  I finally meet up and she is shell shocked.  I'm then thrown in front of the camera to have an on camera conversation with a Mr. Johnny Knoxville.  Double woah!  A sweet, affable host, we rise to the challenge and offer up some local Detroit knowledge and pride.  Job well done!

Unfortch, not a picture was taken and the footage will most likely end up on the cutting room floor.  However, we went to new heights and made the decision to spruce up the front room, giving us a proper showroom.


Update:  We felt the need to go up again, this time with local singer/songwriter Patrick Davy, owner of some sweet one-of-a-kind early Wound and newer custom goods.  We're now scouting for our fashion DVD...

The Wall is Greener...on our side!

I've been holding it down in the Russell Industrial Center for almost 4 years now.  That in itself feels like a major achievement.  I have not done this alone.  As of late, I've had the dedicated help of 2 young, passionate, talented guns: Justin and Justin and more recently Joe.   And can I just say having Angela around has been an amazing boost and blessing!  That girl gets things done and quick!

Many of our discussions revolve around professionalizing our businesses.  One sure way, is to have an amazing showroom to welcome people and set the stage for sales, whether it be for their project or our product.

Motor City Sewing is divided into 2 spaces.  The front room has a closet and loft (thanks to former studio mate and all around amazing person, Jeannine Shinoda) and 185 sq. ft. to shout out our abilities and accomplishments.  Stay tuned for developments in our remodel...think flooring...Cheers!