Who We Are
Shannon Lazovski - Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor
Shannon is DFN’s Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor with 19 years of experience in the fashion & beauty space. She started Detroit Fashion News in 2010 and has been perfecting its digital footprint and sharing the stories of Michigan talent (and beyond) ever since. Shannon is also the Editor of DetroitMommies.com, a parenting and lifesyle blog, and is known for her original fashion, beauty & travel blog, Glamorous Moms. As a writer, Shannon is known for her service & product reviews, travel reviews, fashion & beauty trends, and styling advice for women and moms on the go. She is currently the President & Founder of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, the CEO of beauty brand Glameselle, and a Co-Executive Director of Detroit Garment Group. Shannon has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and has been featured on numerous media outlets both locally and nationally.
Borjana Alia - Contributing Expert in Culture & Trends
Borjana Alia is a student at Michigan State University double majoring in Journalism and
Apparel & Textiles where she pursues her dreams of becoming an esteemed fashion journalist.
Along with her studies, she is a Fashion Director for VIM Magazine, a completely student run
fashion magazine at MSU. As a first generation Albanian-American, she is very passionate about
her work and is interested in a future of covering fashion shows, speaking with designers and
fully immersing herself in the fashion world. In her free time she enjoys reading, making
collages and cuddling with her cat, Benjamin Edward.
Mallory Knee - Contributing Expert in Everyday Fashion
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.
Maria Alkhalil - Contributing Expert in Styling & Luxury Fashion for Women
Maria Alkhalil, a brand and personal stylist for women is the founder and CEO of the Style Project by Maria Alkhalil and programming Co-Director of Fashion Group International Detroit. Maria has a unique knack for styling women and a true talent for understanding how fashion can change a woman's life. Maria is very active in fashion communities abroad and is a member of AICI (Association of Image Consultants International), a stylist of GlamHive, and a stylist of ShopShareTV.
For more than 10 years, Maria has been creating and shaping the right style and image for high-profile clients from all over the world. She is certified in personal style by the New York University of Art and Design, has earned a Masters Degree of Biology and a Masters Degree of Economy. Having once lived in Russia, she knows the peculiarities of the European style very well, and with her extensive retail and personal styling experience, she loves helping her clients find joy in shopping and getting dressed every day.
Now, Maria is bringing her expertise and talent to Detroit Fashion News and we couldn't be more thrilled! Welcome to #TeamDFN Maria!
Rebecca Grewal - Contributing Expert in Development & Design
Rebecca Grewal is the Director and Founder of Michigan Fashion Proto LLC (a garment development and production facility in Lansing) and Founder and Creative Director for Revir LLC (a Michigan made clothing line). Rebecca returned to her hometown in 2009 after working for thirteen years in the New York fashion industry. While in NYC, she specialized in creating fashion brands for celebrities and designers. Rebecca has worked with some of the fashion greats including Vera Wang, Lori Goldstein, Jill Stuart, and many more. She led design, trend and graphic teams while traveling the world for trend, development and production management.
This first chapter in her career perfectly prepared her for what she loves and does today: designing and managing her own collection while also guiding emerging designers through the design, development and production process.
Rebecca returned to Michigan with a focused goal of developing a thriving fashion industry in her home state. She has created a resource to help others achieve success, created national USA partners in production to help promote her clients in achieving production success as well as successfully launched her own collection at revirusa.com - which is opening its first retail store for Revir in Northville, Michigan Summer of 2021.