All Dolled Up: Meet Ypsilanti's Alex Tinsley

Alex Tinsley resides in Ypsilanti, where she maintains her fair complexion by working on patterns for her knitting website and, less frequently, writing for her fashion and lifestyle blog, Tinsley says she dabbles in the dark arts — fortune telling, tarot cards, crystals, and the like — although she confesses that she "doesn't actually believe a whiff of it." Of her style, she cites Marceline the Vampire Queen as her fashion icon, and adds "it's midnight somewhere."

Top, TJ Maxx: $9

Pants, Anthropologie: $40

Shoes, thrift shop: $12

Hat: Hand-knit, pattern available at

Quill Necklace, New York street vendor: $15

Bat Skull Necklace, $32

Crystal Necklace, Precious Hardware at the Rust Belt Market: $45

Bag, Navali: $99

Sunglasses, garage sale: $3


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Lee DeVito

Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in Hour Detroit, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged...
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