Who We Are
Shannon is the Founder and Owner of Detroit Fashion News and is a professional blogger of 16 years. She is the CEO of Glameselle Beauty, The Lazov Agency and the owner of GlamorousMoms.com, and DetroitMommies.com. She is also the Founder & Owner of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, a local non-profit supporting women and children in the community. She loves to promote products and brands she adores and is a trusted voice. Shannon has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and has been featured on numerous media outlets both locally and nationally.
Mallory Knee is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things beauty and fashion. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.
Brittany graduated college with a BFA in Fashion Design & Visual Merchandising. I’ve spent the past 7 years working directly in the fashion industry starting as a stylist, then moving to visual merchandiser, to retail manager, to the current profession of fashion buyer. I’ve modeled for fashion shows, media, tv, and magazines to view fashion from the opposite perspective of the designer. “For the past 3 years I have been the Metro Detroit blogger behind my blog, Bedazzled Britt. I’ve covered everything from store openings, to fashion shows, concerts, local events, the North American International Auto Show, you name it! I I write about whatever inspires me in that moment, but I love supporting local fashion most of all. My end goal is to become a well-respected Michigan made fashion designer!” Brittany can be followed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @bedazzledbritt.
Bidisha, also known as “Mermaid Bidisha” on social media is a full time IT Business Analyst who also loves the power of Instagram and YouTube. Her journey as an influencer started with beauty blogging and then led to vlogging as she loves to make videos on makeup, fashion and travel. It is really true that we find time for things that make us happy, and writing fashion articles and sharing beauty & fashion videos are two things she enjoys the most. Bidisha firmly believes women play an equally significant role in society like men do. She strives to empower and guide her female followers in the right direction to encourage them to be independent and confident women. Bidisha can be followed on YouTube and Instagram @MermaidBidisha
As a graduate from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of
Communication in 2016, Arriel Franklin has honed over 5 years in public
relations and communications. Her other areas of interest such as
fashion and entertainment are also amongst the areas in which she has
obtained knowledge. Growing up putting together high-priced pieces of
clothing with low priced piecing of clothing, such as resale, became a
true hobby for Arriel. Money was never an issue because she knew with
the creativity that she had, she would be able to create or re-create a
look that she had envisioned. During college, her vision of owning her
own clothing line catered to women, came to mind. She wanted to
produce a line that women could appreciate, for any occasion. She is
currently excelling her knowledge in the fashion industry, as well as,
becoming astute in what women need, pertaining to fashion, so that
one day make her vision become a reality. As for hobbies writing,
dancing, cooking, and building genuine relationships is what Arriel truly
Shelly Johnson is a Metro-Detroit Freelance Journalist that is impassioned with curiosity to learn. Her personal profile stories of fashion designers and artists are her favorites, because they inspire her to stay current and creative in her own wardrobe and she enjoys people. As a busy mother of three, college-bound boys, Shelly is young at heart, loves and running and gets inspiration from nature, travel and timeless objects of art. She has written magazine and newspaper columns on fashion, as well as interviewed local and national fashion designers to understand many creative aspects of the craft. Shelly is a former fitness instructor and is invigorated by elevating others to be their best, because happiness is contagious. She considers fashion to be an adventure and is intrigued by the hunt for that perfect statement piece or elegant and timeless garment or jewel that tells a story of it’s own. She admires the endless freedom of expression in fashion as a wonderful affirmation of individuality and culture. Although Shelly loves simplicity, the sparkle of all things Parisian speak to her soul. Her favorite colors are red and orange.
Cheryl Zemke is a Multi Award winning established fashion designer, owner of C. Creations Custom Sewing & Design, and the Creator/Senior Editor of Dedicated Magazine. Cheryl was born and raised in southern Michigan, alumna of Lawrence Technological University BSBA, Associate degree from International Academy of Merchandising and Design and has been in business for herself since 2002. Cheryl brings her years of experience in fashion and design to Detroit Fashion News and looks forward to bringing readers the newest information and stories in the world of fashion, arts, and the community. You can follow her on Facebook/Instagram @c3fashions and @dedicatedmag, Twitter @cherylzemke, and website www.cherylzemke.com.