Join African Health Now (AHN) this Thursday night for FASHION FETE – A two and a half hour shopping event at the Tracy Reese flagship boutique that will include cocktails, remarks from AHN founder Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, Arise 360 TV Co-Host Lola Ogunnaike and her sister, Glamour.com Style Editor Nikki Ogunnaike, and, of course, shopping! Tracy Reese will offer all attendees 10% off all merchandise plus 10% of all event sales will be donated to African Health Now. Created in 2006, the organization’s focus is to provide information and accessibility to resources through conferences, workshops, health fairs and on-going programs that promote healthy living.
Research shows that beauty is one of the fastest growing industries at the start of this decade. If you’ve ever dreamed of launching a beauty brand or getting into the business and don’t know where to start, COCKTAILS & CONNECTIONS is a must-attend affair. I’m joining forces with a couple of my favorite beauty mavens, Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty and the Fly Cut and Tricia Lee of Polish Bar to bring you this special experience on Tuesday, June 25th
Are you interested in a career in makeup but not sure where or how to begin? Do you want to fine-tune your makeup skills for every day, special events or photo shoots? Whether you aspire to be a professional makeup artist or simply learn how to apply your makeup like a pro, the Makeup MasterClass hosted by Fashion and Celebrity Makeup Artist Rebecca Casciano is for you!
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!
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
Join us for the Michelle O 4th Year Anniversary Cocktails event tomorrow evening! Amidst much of today’s TV content which purports that women (especially black women) do NOT get along, Michelle O Brunch exists to challenge this narrative of female discord. Throughout the year, the organization highlights and celebrates women who make it their responsibility to build bridges with other women. So, in their first event of 2013, during Women’s History Month, they’ll showcase women who are currently steering initiatives that connect and support women and encourage you to network with others.
As many of you know, I’m a beauty PR and events consultant via my company, Crush Media by day and blogger by night. I’m happy to announce that one of my favorite clients, EDEN BodyWorks, is preparing to launch their new Coconut Shea Collection and I’m joining forces with the brand to spread the good word.
If you’re not busy on March 20th, I’m inviting you to join EDEN BodyWorks as we launch our Style with EDEN event series in New York City at Pranna! Witness the unveiling of the brand’s new product line and a must-see collaboration by special hair care and fashion industry guests
After 10 months of touring the country to celebrate the launch of its new JojOba collection, EDEN BodyWorks hosted its “Brunch with EDEN” series finale in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 11th. Held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A., “Brunch with EDEN” welcomed beauty mavens Patrice Grell Yursik (Afrobella), Felicia Leatherwood (Loving Your Hair with Natural Care), Dr. Kari Williams (Mahogany Revolution Hair Salon), and Cassidy Blackwell (Natural Selection Blog) as guest speakers at the invite-only affair. Here are a few pics from this AH-MAZING event that I’m sure you’ll enjoy!
If you’re in the New York City area this is for you! Our very first “In His Shoes” feature, Modern Day Matchmaker Paul Brunson is coming to BK next week to celebrate the release of his new book, It’s Complicated But It Doesn’t Have to Be.
You know how much I love Paul and his fresh approach to dating and relationships so I was honored when he invited me to be on the host committee AND serve as the event’s Digital MC! I hope you can join us for this special evening. Would love to see your beautiful faces!
In November of 2012 in New York City, Renae Bluitt, founder of In Her Shoes and Crush Media will sit down with several of the industry’s most successful visionaries to discuss the blessings and challenges of being a BEAUTY BOSS. Meet five innovative women who took their passion for all things beautiful and created their dream job!
What happens when EDEN BodyWorks takes a party bus filled with New York City beauty and fashion mavens across the state line for Jersey City Fashion Week? Fun and fashion ensues! NYC’s finest crossed the tunnel to attend the Women of Influence fashion show and charity event produced by the Tara Dowdell Group. The invite-only affair, attended by prominent women in business, media, beauty, fashion and politics was hosted at Liberty National Golf Course. The event was truly a night to remember as attendees networked and indulged in prime hor d’oeuvres and delectable desserts
The Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Foundation announces an exclusive special performance by COMMON at Farewell Summer 2012 Thursday, September 27th 2012 at Brooklyn’s famed Galapagos Art Space, in DUMBO, Brooklyn. An annual end of the summer tradition, Farewell Summer 2012 benefits the 3E: Education, Entrepreneurship & Entertainment Scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement and a desire to work in the arts & entertainment industries through entrepreneurial pursuit
The internet was buzzing today with this powerful image. The queen of Media (and mentor in my head), Oprah Winfrey, graced the 30th anniversary cover of the Forbes 400. On June 26, 2012, 161 billionaires and near-billionaires came together in New York at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, a chance for the most successful people on the planet to use their resources and the mind-set that built that success to try to solve the world’s most intractable problems.
As always, O continues to shine her light and be the ultimate Fly Female Entrepreneur inspiration!
The fashion community came out in droves to celebrate Jones Magazine’s 1st Annual Pre Fashion Night Out bash at the infamous Gold Bar in Soho, New York City. Fashionable guests included BET’s 106th & Park Rocsi Diaz, grammy winner Estelle, Rocnation artist Bridget Kelly, Author Ilyasah Shabazz, Jones fall cover model Catherine Decome, celebrity publicist BJ Coleman, Legendary Damon, model Roshumba Williams, model booker Kristan Lopez, Jones Correspondent Chasity Saunders, Jones Fashion Director Donald Lawrence, entertainment attorney/Jones publisher L. Londell McMillan, Project Runway Designer Korto Momolu, Singer Wynter Gordon, Stylist Ty Hunter, Designer Marc Clark, The Source Editor-in-Chief Kim Osorio, Designer Duo Coco & Breezy, recording artist Baiyu and many more