The coming of Spring not only signals that Summer is just around the corner (short shorts, anyone?), but that it’s time to give our homes a good once over in preparation for warmer weather & sunny skies. We don’t need an excuse to redecorate, but Spring offers a way to up the ante on the cheap! Here are Atlanta-based Interior Designer Dayka Robinson’s six favorite tips to freshen up your home for Spring
On the evening of May 7th, a couple hundred of Ursula Stephen’s staunch supporters descended upon Fort Greene, Brooklyn to celebrate the official opening of the talented stylist’s new salon. The space was packed from wall-to-wall with a fabulous mix of the beauty industry’s “who’s who”, Ursula’s supportive family and friends, clients, and well-wishers. Check out this video, produced by Molaundo Jones of The Clever Agency, to get a look at how the night unfolded!
For years, Ursula Stephen has been a creative force to be reckoned with and the go-to stylist for the entertainment industry’s finest. Now, this proud Brooklyn native is poised to turn industry heads as she introduces Fort Greene’s newest beauty hot spot, Ursula Stephen The Salon. Check out the exclusive In Her Shoes interview with Ursula Stephen about her newest venture and a special salon sneak peek just hours before she officially opens her doors!
If you or a young lady you know is in need of a prom dress, PNK Elephant is offering the chance for one lucky winner to receive the Ultimate Prom Package. The winner will receive a gown, shoes, hair and luxury car service. Enter to win by writing a short essay on why you should be picked and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is May 15th
Are you guilty of talking about supporting more black-owned businesses but not putting your money where your mouth is? Thanks to New York City-based Around the Way and the mobile-app development firm Clearly Innovative, we now have access to black-owned companies nationwide at our fingertips! Around the Way is officially my newest iPhone app obsession, and will soon be yours too. Here are eight reasons why
There comes a time in every person’s life when they realize they’ve outgrown the club scene. Cheesy pick up lines? Over it. Ridiculously priced cocktails? No, thank you. Loud music? I can’t.
What’s a girl (or guy) to do when you still have years of socializing ahead of you but can’t stomach another underwhelming club night? Visit idontdoclubs.com. Created by New York City-based Genese Jamilah, I Don’t Do Clubs is the place to go if you’re looking for quality social experiences without the fuss!
While it may not feel like spring in many parts of the country, it’s definitely starting to look like it. Retail windows are giving us a glimpse of warm weather fashion and accessory designers are releasing pieces to top it all off. This morning, Tasha West’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection landed in my inbox and I must say, it’s everything my little jewelry-loving heart desires. Appropriately titled “The Balance Between,” this season’s designs are a family of Tasha West classics with a few new carefully-crafted pieces to support them.
Although she’s got her hands full with the launch, Tasha West took a few minutes from her demanding schedule to share the inspiration behind “The Balance Between” for In Her Shoes style mavens. Here’s what she had to say
To commemorate the launch of its new Coconut Shea collection, my client EDEN BodyWorks hosted “Style with EDEN” in New York City on Wednesday, March 20th at Midtown hot spot, Pranna. Guest speakers for the evening included: Celebrity Hair Stylist and Founder of Loving Your Hair with Natural Care, Felicia Leatherwood; BlackEnterprise.com Style Contributor and Image Consultant, Kéla Walker; Latisha Daring, Designer, Ashtyn LLC; and Milly Almodovar, Beauty Editor, Cosmopolitan for Latinas and founder, BeautyLogicBlog.com. The swanky after work affair gave New York City style mavens a chance to dig deep into their favorite topics: hair, beauty, and fashion with some of the best in the business.
After embracing my natural hair texture for over 10 years, I pretty much thought I had my curls figured out. I’ve learned that I have a lot of “fine” hair, so while all of the puddings and gels were great for some, they only weighed my hair down. I’ve learned that my natural hair, if not properly infused with moisture, can be as dry as the Sahara Dessert. I’ve mastered the use of cream-based curl enhancers and leave-in conditioners, realizing that when it came to products on my hair, less is truly more. And last but certainly not least, I’ve learned that when it comes to curly hair, all cuts are NOT created equal.
Check out a few behind the scenes pics from my first (but certainly not last!) Ouidad Salon experience. I walked in with a tired ponytail and left out with a great trim coupled with shiny, bouncy, and simply gorgeous curls. Don’t believe me? Just watch
Don’t you just love that rush of energy you get from listening to music that truly speaks to the soul? Back in August I wrote about one of my favorite song birds, Alice Smith, and her Kick Starter campaign to raise funds for her new album. I’m proud to say that not only did she make her fundraising goal, she exceeded it. And that album she was in the lab creating? Of course, she exceeded everyone’s expectations here too! Alice’s sophomore album, “She” is officially available on iTunes so do something for yourself today that your ears will THANK YOU for time and time again
Meet Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper, New York City-based identical twin models, actresses, and fashion designers. The ability to serve double doses of fabulosity and style is what separates these ladies from the competition and keeps their brand top of mind. Check out the dynamic duo’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection and be fashionably inspired!
Ever found yourself in a dreaded fashion emergency and wished your favorite boutiques could just come to you? Well Karla Boston, owner of Go-Go Chic, is doing just that! The concept was developed for the everyday woman who is always on the go. If you’re in the Southeast (Georgia, South Carolina, or Alabama) and need a little Go-Go Chic in your life visit www.go-gochic.com today!
As an entrepreneur, you will certainly have your fair share of stress. Deadlines, payroll, picky clients, cash flow, and many other factors will contribute to a few grey hairs from time to time. A certain amount of stress is good for you and your business because it can help motivate and increase productivity. However, too much stress can be a bad thing that will affect your health and business success. While I’m still new to this consistent workout life, I’ve already found that one of the best ways to reduce entrepreneurial stress is to lace up your sneakers and hit the gym! Following are my top 7 benefits of exercise for Fly Female Entrepreneurs. Get into it!
A serial entrepreneur is someone who starts a business, builds it, then sells it and moves on to their next idea OR a person who ventures into two or more businesses at the same time. Does this sound like you? Tune in to “Let’s Get Down to Business” featuring Larvetta L. Smith this evening as she discusses this trend with special guest and fellow serial entrepreneur, Joshua Mercer. The show airs every Monday at 8:30 p.m. CST/9:30 EST on www.tcmradiostation.com as Larvetta covers topics of interest for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs
Happy Valentine’s Day, beautiful people! While women, men, boys, and girls cross the country are using this day as an opportunity to express love to others, I’m going to flip the script a little and find out why some of the most inspiring women I know love themselves. Yes, themselves! Demonstrating self-love begins with self-acceptance and finding fulfillment from within is the first sacred step to TRUE happiness. What do some of the most respected and successful women in media, beauty, fashion, art, and entertainment love, accept, and embrace most about themselves? Let’s find out!