71 POP Grand Opening (Picture heavy post!)

71 Pop Creator Margarita Barry & I
PR Director, Asia Willis & I

Hey Ladies,

Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer for the grand opening of 71 POP. Margirita Barry (pictured above) is the creator of 71 POP a new pop up retailer where Margirita will feature and sell her designs as well as items created by local designers. The shop was created after Margirita discovered a need for local artists and entrepreneurs with selling and marketing their items. Asia Willis the PR director for the event twitted that she needed volunteers for the event, so I quickly offered to help in any way I could.

I worked the door and welcomed guests as they arrived to the event. It was so wonderful seeing that so many people came out to support the unveiling of 71 POP!  Being that I worked the door I didn't have time to take any pictures until the event ended, but here is what I managed to capture.

I was able to find a youtube video of the ribbon cutting and  you can see more of the crowd in it. It is at the bottom of the post.

This “pop-up shop with a twist” will be Midtown’s first-ever collaborative pop-up retail solely dedicated to emerging and local designers. Aside from running all day-to-day operations, we’ll provide our designers with free marketing and consulting, a virtual online pop-up shop, and a launch event. The goal is to have 71 creatives launch 71 pop-up shops at 71 Garfield street over the next few years. Its companion website 71Artists.com, will highlight its impact by documenting the 71 artists who set up shop in the space through video content. source
The Grand Opening launched with 4 artists. Margarita Barry's, BohoModern line created from organic recycled materials. Mike Hans, Street Culture Mash, inspired by street art. Philip Lauri, DETROIT LIVES, clothing and posters with Detroit messages and Emily Thornhill, Homeslice, clothing made from organic materials.
Margarita Barry: BohoModern
Philip Lauri, designer: DETROIT Lives

Emily Thornhill, designer: Homeslice


Mike Hans, designer: Street Culture Mash

Street Culture Mash
Margarita B. being interviewed by FOX2Detroit
I was so honored to be a part of such a great launching of what I hope to be an awesome store and opportunity for Detroit artists to sell and promote their brands. I wish I would have had time to capture the crowd that came out. It was truly standing room only. It was amazing to see so many people young and old, of different backgrounds all genuinely excited about 71 POP. It was truly awesome. I'm sure this will not be the last you all hear of Margarita and the other artists.

Here's What I Wore
Picture taken once I made it back home.
Blazer/Earrings: Thrifted   Dress: F21+   Belt: Dots   Shoes: ShoeTime   Bangles: Random
Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Everything looks great, including you! I love the dress and the pop of color with the blazer is perfect!

  2. Very cute, love the polka dots! and that's so great that you were able to volunteer to help out! her designs look fun.

  3. Inez, you look so purtttyyy!!!! Love that dress. The polka dot and pink blazer combo is so fab! Gorgeous!


  4. you look stunning that poka dot dress is gorgeous you go girl!!!



  5. I love events like these. Your outfit is so effortlessly chic, dots and a pop of color, what every girl needs :-)

  6. Loves it! The outfit came together nicely, shoes included! The dress looks great, I gave in an took mines to the seamstress, smh.

  7. I love that Detroit is doing so many great things!! Your dress was darling and the pop of pink with the blazer made the outfit complete.

  8. I want a polka dot dress.. so nice , you look great ...

  9. I love the polka dot dress...I want one! and the pink blazer and neutral shoes..very chic. The event looked fun and I love the concept.

  10. Looks like a really cool store! Love that dress and the blazer is really something special! Love the color! You look lovely diva!


  11. I love this look. Work it out girl. LOL


  12. My office internet explorer wouldn't let me comment so I downloaded firefox so that I could tell you that I am loving your polka dots and that pink blazer... you're killing me making want to fly out there and pick that blazer up real quick :D

  13. I am loving the polka dots dress with the pink blazer! So cute! That place looks like fun too!

  14. 71 Pop! The name speaks for itself and your blazer is POPPIN with then Polka Dots!!! U GO GIRL!!!! :))

  15. What you wore is soo chic. Love the dress and the pink blazer is cute hun. I can see me wearing something like this to church lookin like a modern first lady. I'd jump at the chance to visit this store. Congrats to the owner and best wishes to the local artists.

  16. Inez thank you so much for helping out with the event, you did an amazing job and looked fabulous doing it! Thanks for all of your kind words, and sharing 71 POP with your readers. Glad you enjoyed the event and the shop!


  17. Inez,
    Thanks so much for all of your help! You did an amazing job and I truly appreciated your assistance, plus you looked fab!! Cute blog..Keep up the great work! btw..here is a link for some additional photos, including crowd shots!! https://picasaweb.google.com/118247247616642018095/71POPGrandOpening?authuser=0&feat=directlink

    Thanks again,

  18. Super cute store and your polka dots and coral look FANTASTIC together! You have a beautiful smile! Kiah

  19. I love the pink blazer you paired with your dress...it gives it POP!! :)


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