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April 20, 2014 / Tamara

Happy Easter from Siena Media Group!

Happy Easter from Siena Media Group!

April 9, 2014 / Tamara

NEW WORK: Renessta Olds Styles Priyanka Chopra for April issue of Raine Magazine

NEW WORK: Renessta Olds Styles Priyanka Chopra for April issue of Raine Magazine

Celebrity stylist, Renessta Olds, does it again with this amazing cover and spread for the April issue of Raine Magazine featuring famed model and actress, Priyanka Chopra

April 5, 2014 / Tamara

EVENT RECAP: NYJTL’s Future Leaders of Tomorrow Panel

This past Thursday, New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) played host to the Future Leaders of Tomorrow event at Bronxwood Prep Academy (Bronx, NY) featuring some of the city’s top influencers hailing from fashion, publishing, education, activism and entertainment. Hosted by veteran gospel singer and producer Sheila Carpenter, the speakers included:

  • Author and life coach, Fila Antwine
  • Fashion designer, Alicia Appleton
  • Producer, Alonzo Brown
  • Sports analyst, Stephen A. Smith
  • Educator and activist, Aiesha Turman
  • Actor and former athlete, Otis Winston

Students gleaned tips on how to break into their favorite industries as well as what it takes to be successful.

From left to right: Alonzo Brown, Alicia Appleton, Fila Antwine, Tawana Butler of NYJTL, Otis Winston and Aiesha Turman

From left to right: Alonzo Brown, Alicia Appleton, Fila Antwine, Tawana Butler of NYJTL, Otis Winston and Aiesha Turman. 

March 31, 2014 / Tamara


Wise words courtesy of Chaundra Smith, founder of Naturally Me.


Here are some wise words from Naturally Me founder Chaundra Smith who is currently being featured in an online exhibit with the National Women’s History Museum. Congratulations!

March 27, 2014 / Tamara

PRESS: SK WILBUR featured on the


Recently, the “handbag architect,” Wilbur Pack, Jr. of SK WILBUR sat down with Staci at the to talk about the new collection and his crowd-funding campaign with Before the Label.  

Check out the interview here.


The Happy Collection from SK WILBUR

March 26, 2014 / Tamara



Brooklyn’s Aiesha Turman and the Black Girl Project are celebrating today with news that they have been nominated for a Ujima Award

The Ujima Awards are given to an individual, group, or organization who has made significant contributions above and beyond to the empowering and advancement of the community.

Congratulations to the Black Girl Project!

March 26, 2014 / Tamara

EVENT: NYJTL 21st Century Program To Host “Leaders of Tomorrow” Panel featuring Stephen A. Smith, Aiesha Turman & Alicia Appleton

(Courtesy of NYJTL)

New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) will host the inaugural “Leaders of Tomorrow” panel featuring sports broadcaster Stephen A. Smith, who will address the students in the NYJTL 21st Century learning after-school program at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy on April 3, 3:00-6:00 pm.

In addition to Smith, the panel will include author Fila Antwine, educator and artist Aiesha Turman, actors Orlando Brown and Otis Winston, and fashion designer Alicia Appleton. The panelists will speak about their professional experiences and will answer questions from the students.

“This panel is a new special event for the students to have exposure to various professions,” said Tawana Butler, NYJTL Site Director at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy. We are looking forward to organizing additional panels to engage the students.

The NYJTL 21st Century Learning program operates weekdays during the school year at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy serving 185 youth, ages 13-18.

The 21st Century Learning program provides free year-round tennis instructions and after-school activities to underserved New York City school children offering academic enrichment, including daily homework help, and teaching valuable life skills integrating healthy living and wellness education to promote the benefits of physical fitness.

For more than 40 years, NYJTL has offered comprehensive school and community-based programs throughout New York City serving more than 45,000 youth from ages 6-18. NYJTL is the largest tennis and education-themed community organization in the United States. NYJTL also hosts the Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Championships, which is the largest interscholastic tennis tournament in the United States.

If you are interested in attending the “Leaders of Tomorrow” panel, please contact Scott Luftig at 347-417-8157 or



March 25, 2014 / Tamara

EVENT: Black Women in Media Awards Ceremony & Panel



Black Women in Media (BWIM), a New York-based organization whose mission is to celebrate and recognize the achievements of women of color in the media, announced today that its inaugural awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 29th at Le Skyroom at the FIAF/French Institute Alliance Francaise in Manhattan.
Included in this year’s class of honorees is the famed Health & Sustainable Living Expert and “Chief Eco Officer,” Yoli Ouiya of the natural living website Yoli’s Green Living (
March 19, 2014 / Tamara


Chic New Look for TCC Unveils Sleek New Look


ST. LOUIS, MOThe Cubicle Chick (, an online blogazine focused on careers, work/life management, everyday technology and water cooler topics, announced the official unveiling of its newly rebranded site.

Founded by former HR manager, Danyelle Little, The Cubicle Chick (TCC) is geared toward the working parent who is trying to create balance within their home and work lives. In the four years since its launch, the site has become wildly popular garnering national attention with features on many national mainstream media and online outlets including CNN, Huffington Post Live, ABC News, HLN and more.

With its recent makeover, The Cubicle Chick’s new look reflects the site’s objective of being an online resource to working parents, parentpreneurs and those who are contemplating a family and wondering how to balance it all. TCC now has a new logo and mantra (“Work. Play. Live Your Life to its Fullest Personally & Professionally”) as well as a more user-friendly manner of navigating the site with its cleaner more streamlined layout.

The newly rebranded site can be viewed at


Chic New Look for TCC

Chic New Look for TCC




The Cubicle Chick (TCC) is a career and lifestyle blog focused on a variety of topics pertaining to work, family, technology, and style. The TCC audience uses the site as a resource to keep abreast of the latest career news and trends, everyday technology, water-cooler topics, and helpful tips for families to help better manage their personal and professional lives. For more information visit




March 11, 2014 / Tamara


lemon + tangerine = Citrus

New York Based Handbag Architect, SK WILBUR, Launches Crowd Funding Initiative


NEW YORK CITY—MARCH 11TH, 2014 – SK WILBUR, the newly launched accessories line from New York, is celebrating the premiere of its Spring 2014 tote collection, “Happy” with the launch of its very first crowd funding initiative via Debuting this week, the initiative gives the fashion savvy consumer the opportunity to purchase the line’s signature tote a month before it is available in stores.

Inspired by the designer’s love of music (particularly Judy Garland’s Get Happy) and his passion for color, Each piece of the SK WILBUR collection is handcrafted showcasing the commitment, attention detail and passion for his craft that “handbag architect,” Wilbur Pack, Jr. puts into every piece. His classically designed and decidedly fun pieces are manufactured in New York —an homage to the great tradition of style and design that the city is known for.

The HAPPY Collection is based on Wilbur’s firm belief that “everybody is a star.” With that mindset, he has made it his mission to create beautiful accessories for today’s woman. Simple yet meaningful, the collection marries a bold modern look with a clean, classic style. The complete line features four silhouettes made of cotton canvas and leather (the tote, the cross-body, the clutch and the mini)—each one perfectly suited to fit the lifestyle of a fashion maven on the go—all at an affordable price (from $15 for the mini to $250 for the signature tote).

“With times being so challenging right now, the tote is a great way of bringing a little bit of’ happiness ‘into one’s life without breaking the bank,” said the designer, Wilbur Pack.

SK WILBUR is offering an exclusive opportunity to share in the brand’s happiness through this campaign before the signature HAPPY Tote hits stores. The totes will retail for $250  in store, but this month the fashion savvy  will be able to get one exclusively for $150 plus shipping—a 40% savings. Each tote measures 15” tall, 19”across, 7”deep with a cotton lining and has handles that are 23” long. Also, each bag has an inside pocket perfect for easy access to your phone, wallet, mints or anything that you might need in a hurry. It is available in four different color combinations (Black/Cream, Red/Navy, Lemon/Tangerine, and Tan/ Mint). The tote bags will be produced within 4-6 weeks after the campaign ends.

It is Pack’s hope that people will embrace and support this endeavor as the monies raised via the Before the Label initiative will be used to expand the line.  Until then, New York’s stylish women will be able to get their “purse on” with the limited edition HAPPY collection which will be available a select few boutiques around the city. The campaign ends March 28th.

To back SK WILBUR’s campaign on Before the Rack, visit:



Wilbur Pack, Jr. is no stranger to the New York fashion scene. Originally an apparel designer, Pack recently transitioned exclusively into the accessories market with the launch of his handbag collection in 2013. He has been profiled in industry “Bible” WWD and included in numerous daily newspapers, websites and fashion blogs across the country from The Los Angeles Times to New York Post. Wilbur has been spotlighted on E! Entertainment Television’s Fashion File was a featured competitor on the fashion design reality series 24 Hour Catwalk airing on LifetimeSK WILBUR counts R&B music legend Patti LaBelle and actress/entertainer Lonette McKee among the celebrities clamoring for his distinctive designs.

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