Author: Missy Black

Missy Black won the prestigious Young Authors and Best Penmanship awards in elementary school and it just went to her head. The career path was set. She’s a Grand Valley State University graduate with an emphasis in creative writing. She’s been in the magazine world for around 17 years acting as an associate editor and fashion and style editor for various local publications. She’s written food and book reviews, poetry, lifestyle pieces, horoscopes and has a side gig as shoe copywriter extraordinaire. She resides in Rockford with her husband (a Grand Rapids Magazine Hunk winner), son and rascally mini dachshund.
Read More

Business Moves with Marie La Mode

Liz Haan, owner of Marie La Mode, is living in jumpsuits—it’s the easiest get-up, slip one on and you’re done (your only stressor now is shoes). Also on repeat are high-waisted denim and graphic tees. These are her favorite looks and lately, she’s wearing them in her new brick and mortar store on Cherry Street as she adapts to a different pace than what she’s become used to.