Braylon Edwards, who enjoyed a 13-year professional and collegiate career faced with success and controversy, now speaks out. The tall, handsome former wide receiver has released a new tell-all book, “Doing It My Way,” chronicling his outspoken life as a Michigan Wolverine (he was recognized as the top college wide receiver), an NFL receiver (he played for Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Seattle), and his personal life. On Wednesday, a little more than a hundred people came out in the rain to celebrate Braylon’s new book at a book signing party at Fort Street Galley. Guests noshed on pizza and salad as Braylon took photos, signed books and addressed questions during short program emceed by his mother, Malesa Plater. “I’m not trying to teach a lesson other than I want to inspire people to be true to yourself – do it your way,” says Braylon. “Doing It My Way” by Braylon Edwards (Triumph Books, $26.95)  is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

The Met to exhibit Southfield collector's fashion treasures

We were thrilled to be seated next to Sandy Schreier at a dinner party during the weekend. Schreier, who lives in Southfield, is a true diva of fashion, not just locally, but globally. She has one of the foremost private collections of 20th-century high fashion in the world that she’s curated for more than a half a century. As a result, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in New York will celebrate Schreier with an exhibition titled, “In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection.” On view from Nov. 27, 2019, through May 17, 2020, the show will explore how Schreier amassed a trove of 20th-century French and American couture and ready-to-wear, not as a wardrobe, but as an appreciation of a form of creative expression. “This is a dream come true for me,” said Schreier, whose impressive personal wardrobe is completely separate from what she collects. “I’ve always appreciated fashion as an art form. I’m honored to share this with the world.”

The exhibition will include 80 of Schreier’s 165 promised gifts to the Met, covering 96 years of fashion history. Items on display will include pieces from Fortuny, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, and Jeanne Lanvin. “Journalists are coming from all over the world to interview me,” adds Schreier. “There have been articles in Vogue Magazine and the New York Times. I’m so excited. I hope everybody has a chance to go and see the exhibition.”

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