Fashion Friday - Locally Fresh 2018 Pop Up Vendor and Fashion Showcase (Fall)

Did somebody say Friday??? Better yet, Fashion Friday!? Cheers to the weekend Milwaukee! 

“I can’t believe we made it! This is what we thankful for!” -The Carters 

In case you missed it, I want to take you all back to last weekend. Last Sunday was the “Locally Fresh 2018 Pop Up Vendor and Fashion Showcase” hosted by The Classic Shoppe & Fresh Bucks Custom Designs (& of course sponsored in part by CopyWrite Magazine). This event was the perfect setting for local designers to show us what they have available and overall I was quite pleased! Ranging from kids to extended sizes, the fashion show debuted everything from graphic tees, to tracksuits to scarves and leg warmers. With winter approaching quickly, these entrepreneurs brought the heat to the Astor Hotel ballroom! 

(It was definitely an upgrade from the last show, and the local love was real).

 Tracksuits by No Fingerprints clothing ( @nofingerprints_lp )

Tracksuits by No Fingerprints clothing (@nofingerprints_lp)

  Look by Distinctive Designs by Tomira ( @myddbt )

Look by Distinctive Designs by Tomira (@myddbt)

Special thank you to The Classic Shoppe for having us and shout out to all the brands that came out!

Check them out and grab some local merch via Instagram: 


Fashion Fridays - Let's talk about #InstaMeetMKE

Uh-ohhhhhh, back again Milwaukee! Fall is approaching and so is FASHION! With a new season comes another InstaMeet. Last Sunday, CopyWrite Magazine assembled some of the best of the best when it comes to stylists, photographers, and models to come together and create art right here on our city’s streets. Hosted by Milwaukee’s own Vato (@vatomke) the InstaMeet featured on-the-spot styling, impromptu photo shoots, guest speakers and of course the chance to get your hands on an issue of CopyWrite Magazine!

 Model: @_slim_slim Shot by @freakishnerd

Model: @_slim_slim
Shot by @freakishnerd

Events like this are important for us creatives because it encourages collaboration! There is no competition and egos are left at the door. My personal favorite thing about the InstaMeet is meeting other creatives who are passionate about their art, no matter what their avenue is. 

 Model: @rubysol_shiningjewel Styled by: Shot by: @toplothedon

Model: @rubysol_shiningjewel
Styled by:
Shot by: @toplothedon

Special thanks to EVERYONE who came out and we look forward to seeing what heat you bring to the winter InstaMeet!


To find out more about events like this and for those coming in the future, keep your eyes peeled on CopyWrite Magazine (@copywritemag) and if you’d like to be a featured stylist, photographer, or a guest speaker at the next InstaMeet, contact us via email at

Until next time, 
Keep it fly, keep it local.


Fashion Friday - Poppin' At the Pop-Up

Happy Friday to our readers!

Listen, most of us had a short week thanks to the holiday and THAT means....ITS ALREADY FRIDAY!! Fashion Friday that is.

In case you missed it (I’m judging you lol) last weekend Copywrite sponsored a pop-up shop event where the style inclined members of our city were welcome to come shop with some local retailers and cop some dope merchandise. Also, you guys had a chance to come meet the minds behind Copywrite and a few featured artists from issue 12....not to mention you could have bought your copy! (Ok I’m done rubbing it in. Lol)


Say hello to Zhané who came through and walked away with these killer shades from Distinctive Designs by Tomira! Zhané said she felt like she could throw these glasses on and be out the door with the fierceness on overload. I dig em!
You guys can follow Zhané on Instagram @zhaneezy!

Special thanks to Miss Tomira for having us and letting me style with her clothing and fly accessories! You can check out her merchandise on Instagram by following @myddbt !

Until next time Milwaukee!


Fashion Friday - Shine Bright

Hello Milwaukee!

Here we are again already for Fashion Friday! These weeks are flying by which means summer will be leaving us soon. :(

Even with last night being a bit chilly, that didn’t stop Elijah from bringing the heat! Until recently I had only seen him on social media so when we ended up at the same spot, I had to grab him for a photo! From head to toe his look hit the mark for me....did you peep his footwork?

To keep up with Elijah and the moves he’s making in fashion, you can follow his Instagram @profashional.eli and also check out some dope merch he’s recently debuted!
As always stay fly and #supportthelocal !


Fashion Friday - Milwaukee’s Finest

This week’s Fashion Friday post goes to someone that not only had a dope look but also he has achieved something pretty dope!

Eugene rocked this Frank Ocean inspired look with black distressed denim, a striped long sleeve tee, and black bandana to tie it all together. Today, Eugene’s original photography will be unveiled along with several other artists from Milwaukee to be displayed at the new Fiserv Forum downtown! NBA players, entertainers of all sorts and thousands of fans from around the world will get to see what talent Milwaukee has to offer for years to come and that’s pretty dope!

To check out some of Eugene’s work, head over to his Instagram and follow him @cartervzls !

Until next time, stay dope.


Fashion Friday - "Issa Trend!"

Let me holla at you guys about something near and dear to my closet and I! Usually I will shy away from trends because it takes away the ability to be original and unique. Today, I am making an exception. Color blocking!

With the release of the Finesse remix, we were reminded of our colorful past that was the 90s and color blocking was huge then. Color blocking features bold sections of different colors being displayed on a piece of clothing.  The bold pattern can even be dated back to the 1980s but due to a conflict of interest (Ahem, I’m a full-blooded 90s baby), I won’t even go there. 
Check out some dope shots of my favorite color blocking moments in the past.

Follow me on Instagram to check out more of what I think is fly and show me what you’ve got! I’m watching. 

Love MKE,


Fashion Friday with a twist...of honesty

Something Different!

Yoooooo! First off, let's give a shout out one time for the fact that its FRIDAY! Two times for the fact that it’s FASHION FRIDAY! 

I missed you guys last week and to be honest, I’ve been in a funk. Nothing too serious but self-doubt has been eating me up. I enjoy being fashionable because its an enhancement of who I am. I express myself through clothing as I am painfully shy. Lately, I have been questioning if I have what it takes to work side by side with some of the designers and stylists of Milwaukee who have inspired me. Do I have the potential to join the ranks of the very best?

Today, I would like to embrace the glow up! What would we say if given the chance to speak to our younger selves? I say to this 19-year-old Jacob to always believe in yourself no matter what. I would tell him that your path is not determined by what others expect from you. Always know that individuality is what sets you apart from the pack. 


I encourage you all to keep pushing towards what fulfills your spirit. Never let your current situation situate your future destination!

Love MKE,


Fashion Friday - Classic Man with @theclassicshoppe

Back at it again! I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July festivities but I got some more heat for you! 
This week I want to show some love to a local brand, The Classic Shoppe! This week, I was feeling myself in this dope t-shirt from @theclassicshoppe. Usually I have a tough time with getting the right fit with tees but they definitely got me together. Sporting their unisex “Notorious” shirt, I felt the 90s blood running through my body and as a 90s baby, that’s right up my alley!  


I reached out to The Classic Shoppe to get the scoop on what they’re about and who their audience is and they provided me this statement from their website, “So it all started when our founder was shopping in a popular contemporary store one day and an overwhelming sense of frustration set in. As she flipped through rack after rack, she became more and more fed up with not being able to find what she was looking for; not one thing represented her. She did not want to wear something with a band she never listened to or a face of someone that she really did not have that much in common with, just because the colors matched what was needed to complete an outfit. And when she did find a rare gem with a person or a quote with whom she could identify, it seemed like it was the same person or quote, just served up different ways. She began to wonder if the culture she loved and respected was truly appreciated or just being picked and pruned to fit into some trend. So she made her own trend, but in reality it was nothing she made and it is far from a trend. It all boils down to this: if we don't honor and preserve our culture, who will? Keep it classic. xoxo”


Its for the culture and I’m here for it! To join the movement and get your hands on some of their merch, you can visit to view all of their products ranging from fanny packs to hoodies! Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram @theclassicshoppe and use the hashtag #JoinTheMovement to show them how you rock the brand! Milwaukee, until next time!

InstaMeet MKE (Recap) by BrenEnd Films

You should have been there!

InstaMeet MKE sponsored by CopyWrite Magazine was lit! The energy, creativity, and of course style was in full effect. Even though the photographs, social post and personal anecdotes spreading around the city are enough to make any fashion head or photographer jelly, BrenEnd Films has put together a recap video to show everyone what you really missed.

(& he indeed killed it!)

If you like what you see, you definitely wont want to mix the next one. Check it out and let us know what you think.


Fashion Fridays - Ladies in Red

With the success of the very first InstaMeet MKE event came a lot of creativity! In case you missed it, this past Sunday, different models, photographers, and stylists united in downtown Milwaukee to create art! With on the spot styling, makeshift dressing rooms, and even climbing to the roof of a building, there was no boundary when it came to getting those dope shots. 
Among the models that came out, I met Nadjah (@nadjahhasan), Lorena (@heavyheavy.lowlo), and Shienne (@Shiennegh)

Both dressed in red and black berets to match, Nadjah (left) and Lorena (right) caught my eye while being photographed on a roof so I had to capture them together. Both remind me of the boldness that was the 1970s!


I asked the ladies to describe their personal styles to me and Nadjah said. “My personal style is all on how I feel...I love how no matter what I wear if I am comfortable and I’m feeling it it doesn’t matter who loves it and who doesn’t.”
 Lorena explained, “I would describe it as fun and spunky. I love changing it up all the time.”

Near the end of the event, I spotted Shienne whose look put me in the mindset of New York City during the 70s! Her multi patterned dress and red beret went very well with a denim heeled boot. 
Shienne told me, “My style is pretty laid back. I like it mix vintage pieces I find thrifting with modern. Also I love to wear converse and vans cause I love to be casual and comfortable.”



I hope to see you at the next InstaMeet and learn more about our fashionable friends here in Milwaukee! Make sure you’re following @CopyWriteMag and @VatoMke on Instagram to stay in the loop for more events like this.