Joe Faris & Syma Chowdhry

Joe Faris & Syma Chowdhry

Friday October 7th is National Denim Day.  It started 15 years ago by several Lee Jeans employees.  They wanted to spread awareness about breast cancer.  As some of you may know (from previous posts), my family has been affected by breast cancer, so this is near and dear to me.

National Denim Day is one of largest single-day fundraisers nationwide.  You can participate by donating money and wearing jeans tomorrow.

Even though this unofficial holiday was started by Lee Jeans, you can wear any pair of jeans you own.

On Friday, our managers at CBS Detroit are encouraging the on-air team to wear jeans on the show.  We are donating $5 to wear denim.

I thought it would be a great idea to not only support breast cancer awareness, but also support a local business.

Enter Joe Faris from Motor City Denim.  Joe was recently featured in Ambassador Magazine.  He was on the fourth season of the hit TV show “Project Runway.” Joe is from Troy and has stayed here to develop his brand.  The denim line is made in Michigan.

Joe Faris at Motor City Denim

Joe Faris at Motor City Denim

He and I loved the idea of me flaunting his jeans on-air!  They are so comfortable, which is a nice change from my other outfits.

After heading to his office/denim facility, I started trying on a million things! I was like a kid in a candy store!

I got a great pair of Motor City Denim jeans called the “Woodward.”  He names his clothing pieces after all-things Metro Detroit.

It is such an honor to get fitted by the actual designer of the clothes.  When he was fixing the jeans on me, I thought to myself, “I hope I’m doing his design justice!”

They are incredibly comfortable and cute.  Inside, the pockets are the American flag.  How patriotic!

In conclusion, I hope you wear jeans on National Denim Day.  You can donate at

You can pick up a pair of Motor City Denim at Caruso Caruso in Birmingham or here:


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