In Her Shoes is a proud media sponsor of Amber Magazine’s upcoming “Survival Secrets of Game Changers” event tomorrow in New York City. Join us for an intimate discussion with Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson, Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller: By Invitation Only, How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, who will be interviewed by Monique Nelson, CEO UniWorld Group, the first African American woman CEO of the very first advertising agency targeting African Americans in the U.S. Both Alexandra and Monique are living their dreams. Admission is $45 and includes a complimentary copy of Alexandra’s book!
On June 23rd, 2012 at Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus) Lutney Hall, Founder of Hip Hop 4 Life Tamekia Flowers-Holland hosted her annual Shades of Beauty Women of Inspiration Brunch & Awards Ceremony. The fundraiser event recognized and honored phenomenal women and girls who positively impact their community, personify self-esteem and self-respect, and continue to be an inspiration to girls everywhere. 150 women and girls were in attendance and some of the honorees included: Michaela Angela Davis, Adrienne White (Disney), and Celebrity DJ Deja Vu.
Looking for something to get into next Saturday? Young adults in the Tri-State area are invited to connect with thought leaders and influencers at the 2nd Annual Rising Affluent Conference at Columbia University Faculty House (64 Morningside Drive, New York City) on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM. Masterminded by Kyle McCullers and Michael Cooper, the Rising Affluent Advancement and Achievement Conference is the premier conference event for young professionals to network, grow, and develop themselves for professional advancement and personal achievement
It’s that time of the year again, ladies. Jones Magazine’s Annual Best in Beauty Awards issue has hit newsstands! New York City’s beautiful people came out to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated issue last week at the Lali Lali Salon. Guests sipped on CIROC and enjoyed fabulous free makeovers courtesy of IMAN COSMETICS. Everyone from model Eugena Washington (featured in the current issue), Samantha Black, and Michaela Angela Davis, came out to support. DJ Amanda Seales rocked the turntables providing the unforgettable soundtrack for the evening
To showcase the power and potential of positive media, Dream Variations in partnership with LivelyHood, presented “Know This! with Ariana LIVE,” a live talk show event at The Beats Store in Soho last Tuesday, April 24. In Her Shoes was a proud media sponsor of this highly anticipated event which featured guests such as actors Yaya DaCosta and Dorian Missick, viral video blogger and frequent Anderson guest Franchesca Ramsey, music journalist Hillary Crosley, and a live musical performance by Grammy-nominated artist, Muhsinah
Dream Variations, in partnership with LivelyHood, will present Know This! with Ariana LIVE, taking place at The Beats Store at 67 Greene Street in Soho on April 24, featuring actors Yaya DaCosta and Dorian Missick, viral video blogger and frequent Anderson guest Franchesca Ramsey, and a live musical performance by Grammy-nominated artist, Muhsinah. The live talk show event, taking place from 7-10pm and streaming live via the internet, doubles as a fundraiser for Know This! and its production company, Dream Variations and a portion of the proceeds will go to Harlem-based youth organization, The Brotherhood-SisterSol
Join Nicole Moore of TheHotness.com on May 2nd as she chats it up with some of the fearless female journalists who wrote the narrative of how the world came to know hip hop, culture, fashion, and itself: Karen Good, Kierna Mayo, and dream hampton, with an introduction from Jamilah Lemieux
Petals-N-Belles’ LIMITLESS 2012 one-year anniversary event held Wednesday evening at New York City’s Greenhouse raised over $10K to help support its 2012 spring and summer mentorship programs. The evening, attended by over 300 guests, was hosted by actress and TV personality Rocsi Diaz with Event Chair and ESSENCE Magazine Editor-at-Large Emil Wilbekin and Co-Chair Bevy Smith with music by DJ Kiss
On March 17th EDEN BodyWorks hit the road to introduce its new JojOba collection to industry movers and shakers with the launch of its “Brunch with Eden” event series. Women from the beauty, fashion, media, and entertainment industries are gathering in the brand’s key markets to get up close and personal with the JojOba collection, enjoy a delectable brunch complete with cocktails, and rub elbows with fellow influencers. Next stop, Atlanta!
Taking a much needed break from the runway shows during New York Fashion week, an eclectic mix of beauty and fashion media, influencers and tastemakers came together to celebrate the bi-annual Cocktails & Couture at Caravan Stylist Studio. Hosted by Cocktails & Couture Founder and veteran beauty expert, Lianne Farbes, guests were treated to blowouts by BabyLiss, manicures by Oasis Day Spa, beauty products by Tarte Cosmetics, travel cases by CupCase Your Bras, skincare products by Proactiv, cocktails and sweets by Hpnotiq, hors d’oeurves by Honeybun Catering, music by DJ Belle DE Jour and a rocking gift bag provided by top beauty brands
Last Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the kick off of AMBERmag.com’s Speaker Series, Survival Secrets of Game Changers hosted at Uniworld Group’s Brooklyn headquarters. Featuring Style Strategist Rachel Johnson and Style Expert Daisy Lewellyn, the event drew over 100 New York City movers and shakers in the fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries.
The night was filled with inspiring insights, valuable lessons and offered the guests a chance to connect with two of the fashion industry’s Game Changers
The Curly Girl Collective’s “Curl Crush” brought out some of the city’s classiest naturalistas for a night of speed dating, scavenger hunt fun, fab product giveaways, and curly girl-inspired cocktails. Hats off to the ladies of CGC for yet another stellar event. Honored to have been a part of the magic as a featured “curl crush” and can’t wait to see what type of awesomeness you have in store for 2012!
A gorgeous fall evening. A room full of prolific female writers and creative visionaries. I can’t imagine a more inspiring way to celebrate my 10 year anniversary in New York! “Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora” opened yesterday at Restoration Plaza’s Skylight Gallery. It’s a must see!
Last weekend in Chicago was absolutely beauty-full! As the perfect follow-up to Friday evening’s “Treasure Our Tresses” event, celebrity makeup artist Tia Dantzler hosted her first ever “Beauty Elixer” workshop for makeup artists, stylists, and industry peers. While makeup and styling isn’t my area of expertise, I still managed to walk away enlightened and empowered since much of what was discussed can easily be applied to any career. Tia and her well-curated panel of seasoned industry professionals (including our girl, Afrobella), provided guests with insider tips on getting into the business, branding, strategy, social media, PR and marketing
Last Saturday evening the South Loop’s CityPoint Loft was the place to be for Windy City natural beauties. EDEN BodyWorks joined forces with beauty bloggers “The Mane Source” and “Natural Chica” to host one of the city’s hottest natural hair meetups to date. EDEN BodyWorks VP of Marketing, Ylorie Anderson, spearheaded the event with PR support from yours truly (via Crush Media). In one word, the night was magical! Over 150+ women converged onto the CityPoint Loft for a night of natural hair trivia, mixing and mingling, EDEN BodyWorks product testing, delectable eats, and natural hair-inspired cocktails.
Special guests included: celebrity makeup artist, Tia Dantzler; the “godmother” of brown beauty blogging, Afrobella; YouTube darlings, Vaughn and Meechy Monroe (The Monroe Sisters); and natural hair expert and makeup artist, Rachel Odom