EVENT ALERT: Glamour in the Fishbowl (Oct 23rd, NYC)

Meet Me Series x PLS Events

Present

Glamour in the Fishbowl: Tapping Into Resources

The purpose of this day is to allow creatives, entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to meet with experts from different disciplines in the Fashion & Beauty  Industries to gain insight on how to enter into and thrive in the business. Attendees will be led towards a path of “I can” and “I will” instead of “I can’t” or “I don’t know how to” within the fashion/beauty industry.

 

DETAILS:

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

6pm-9pm

The Drama League

RUN OF SHOW:

6-6:45pm – Check-in/Welcome/Mingle

6:45-7:30pm – Panel Roundtable

7:30-8:15pm – Speed Mini Breakout Sessions with Experts

8:15-8:30pm – Mingle/Wrap Up

PANEL ROW: Fashion & Beauty

Moderator: Ayanna Dutton

Marketing Consultant

Founder of Meet Me Series | Co-Founder of Non-Corporate Girls, LLC

Panelists

Kim Dillinger

Freelance Fashion Stylist

@kimdillinger

Alexis Bennett

E-Commerce Editor at InStyle

@_alexisbennett

Nytia Baker

Senior Product Manager at Macy’s Inc | Founder of FemmeFitt

@femmefitt_

Nicole Sallis

Founder of Design+Her+Life | Author | Fashion Expert | Educator

@design.her.life

SPEED MINI BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Experts

Adrienne Blanks

Founder of GetYourNailsDid | Licensed Nail Technician

@getyournailsdid

Simone Green

Founder of Notebook Cosmetics

@notebookcosmetics

Shantini Alleyne

Certified Makeup Artist | Beauty Empowerment Coach

@shantinialleynebeauty

Delaila Catalino

Co-Founder of Non-Corporate Girls | Public Relations & Social Media Consultant
@missdelailac

Tamara Walker

Founder of Quintessential Media | Public Relations Maven

@thecurvysocialite

Evina Parrish

Creative Project Manager at Winston Retail | Director of Anive {brooklyn}

@anivebk

Enjoy small bites and cocktails as you learn more about the industries and network with creative like-minded individuals.

 

There is power in networking up and across 

 

TO RSVP CLICK HERE.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: American Legacy Network Corp Launches African-american Streaming Service

New Streaming Service Offers Access to Classic Black Films, Documentaries and Original Programming Celebrating Black History and Culture

 

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MOUNT VERNON, NY– Rodney J. Reynolds, Founder of American Legacy Network Corporation announced the launch of American Legacy Network (ALN), a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service showcasing African- American history and culture programming and original content for the whole family.

“We’re excited about the launch of American Legacy Network,” said Reynolds. “The streaming service is a natural transition in the evolution of our brand. ALN will fill the void with content designed to entertain, inspire, empower and educate the black community and will be a network that the entire family can enjoy.”

Subscribers will be able to watch well known classic Black films while discovering new and original content developed and produced by independent producers and filmmakers. American Legacy Network features documentaries, news-oriented programs and much more including original programs like Conversations with Greatness hosted by JP Reynolds, Black Treasure with Robin Myers and Say it Loud, a program geared to millennials. In the future, the network has plans to showcase historical scripted dramas.

The launch of American Legacy Network coincides with the dynamic growth of the American Legacy brand from its roots as a magazine to the expansion of the mobile truck exhibition, a curriculum guide, board game and other special events including the upcoming sport-centric mobile exhibition HBCU tour.

The web/mobile friendly version of American Legacy Network is now available at www.americanlegacynetwork.tv  for $3.99 per month. The company has plans to launch an app version that will be available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets, Apple TV, Amazon TV and Roku in November 2018.

For more information about American Legacy Network or to subscribe, visit the website today.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN LEGACY BRAND

Rodney J. Reynolds founded American Legacy Magazine in 1995 as a joint venture with Forbes Magazine.  Total readership of American Legacy was over 2 million when the print edition ceased publication in 2011. The mission of the American Legacy brand is to broaden and enhance the awareness of African-American history through the utilization of educational products, the internet, and broadcast media with the launch of the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, American Legacy Network (ALN) in August of 2018.  To subscribe to ALN, visit www.americanlegacynetwork.tvBlack History Made Every Day.

PRESS RELEASE: CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE SHOWS “RESILIENCE” WITH THE RETURN OF THE POSHGIRL POWER BRUNCH

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Panelists for 3rd Annual Caribbean Women’s Empowerment Event Announced

 

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS– Janette Brin, Publisher and Founding Editor of Caribbean Posh Magazine, announced that the third annual PoshGirl Power Brunch will be taking place on May 19th at The Moorings Marina in the heart of Road Town, Tortola.

The POSHGirl Power Brunch is a one-day event created as an intimate gathering focused on inspiration and empowerment with some of the most influential women from across varied industries including fashion, beauty, finance, and marketing sharing their unique stories about their journey to business success. Attendees get an insider’s view designed to educate, motivate and embolden. This year’s theme is “Resilience”– fitting after the region’s 2017 hurricane season.

“The POSHGirl Power Brunch is quickly becoming the leading empowerment event in the Caribbean, and we are just ecstatic about the level of interest from around the Caribbean,” says Janette Brin. “It’s a posh style event that is fun and exciting it provides a great networking opportunity to further our entrepreneurial endeavors. I just felt like we as Caribbean Women needed this. Caribbean Women of Power and Influence coming together for a day of enrichment, encouragement, and empowerment is just amazing.”

The host of this year’s event is radio and media personality, Nikki Z of Jamaica who will lead the diverse group of speakers from across the Caribbean. The 2018 class of panelists are:

  • Yvette Noel-Schure, Schure Media Group (Grenada)– Beyonce’s publicist and returning panelist
  • Davina Bennett, Miss Universe 2nd Runner Up/Miss Jamaica Universe
  • Leslie-Ann Williams, MD, FACP, CEO & Founder Healing Wings International (Trinidad)
  • Alison Hinds, “Queen of Soca” (Barbados)
  • Kristin Fraser, Trefle Designs (BVI)
  • Jaye Applewaite, luxury bridal designer (Barbados)
  • Stephane Burke, Country Manager, CIBC First Caribbean Bank (Antigua & Barbuda)

The sponsors for 2018 edition of POSHGirl Power Brunch include CCT BVI, Banco Popular, Rufred Forbes & Associates, itiba Beauty, BVI Tourist Board, CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Bella Blooms, Island Magic, Road Town Wholesale BVI Ltd, Cointreau, Grey Goose, LaMarca, Premier Dental and KDL Designs. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit http://caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch2018.

 

For sponsorship and general inquiries, email Janette Brin at jbrin@caribbeanposh.com.

For press inquiries, email Tamara Walker at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

 

ABOUT CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE

Launched in 2005, CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE is a quarterly publication that is the voice of the Caribbean woman. The magazine gives its audience a unique look into the identity and influence of the Caribbean region and its place within global society through features on style, beauty, travel (around the region and worldwide), food, culture and more.  The readers, who are affectionately referred to as POSH Girls are global citizens who are confident, edgy, and fashion forward. POSH’s content aims to inspire and empower by highlighting the Caribbean woman and by promoting the #POSHGirl movement.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: WE ARE KREYOL

I Am Kreyol Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $30,000 for Production and to Create Empowerment and Sustainability in Haiti

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BOSTON, MA—High fashion womenswear label, I Am Kreyol (Kreyol), recently launched a crowdfunding campaign that embodies its core purpose—creating a movement and giving back. Utilizing Indiegogo, the brand looks to raise $30,000 to not only produce the collection it recently showcased in London but to also start creating economic stability and sustainability in Haiti. Kreyol looks to begin production in April.

Founded by Joelle Fontaine, I Am Kreyol is a fashion brand dedicated to ALL WOMEN that was inspired by the Haitian cultural ideals of freedom, resilience and strength. The brand seeks to empower not only the women who wear the beautiful designs but also the women who help produce it. “My mother, Yolette, and I left a beautiful life in Haiti in the midst of political unrest in the late 80s when her fashion boutique was burned down. She lost everything and had to begin again,” said Fontaine. “Over these past few years, we have been creating, with a goal to maximize and grow the I Am Kreyol fashion brand. Our mission is simple. We seek to empower women to change their narrative and create the life they envision. Our garments are made to enhance our customer’s inner beauty and sense of confidence while impacting the lives of women back home. We are seeking to produce our garments in Haiti to work with skilled artisans to provide the opportunity for sustainable income and creativity in the workforce.”

I Am Kreyol has received recognition from top tier press including Conde Nast Traveler, Teen Vogue as well as features on the ‘Best of Boston’ lists for Improper Bostonian (2016) and Boston Magazine (2017).

Kreyol is looking to produce Lotus, the capsule collection it showcased during London Fashion Week. Inspired by the beautiful flower with the penchant for growing in some of the harshest of environments, the Lotus collection illustrates a woman’s tenacity to be strong, resilient and powerful even in the midst of adversity. The spring/summer collection features vibrant colors and distinct prints made of luxurious fabrics. Kreyol will be hosting a collection preview at the style-centric fashion boutique, Wolf & Badger, in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood on April 7th. Brooklyn based Haitian songstress Riva Nyri is slated to perform. To RSVP to the event, visit: https://goo.gl/jdc3Uw.

To support the I Am Kreyol campaign and to see key pieces from the Lotus collection, visit their Indiegogo page at: https://goo.gl/itik6a.  To view and shop past collections, visit www.iamkreyol.com.

 

ABOUT I AM KREYOL

I Am Kreyol is a woman’s high fashion brand that represents ALL WOMEN: their Freedom, Resilience & Strength. We empower through beautiful designs that makes one feel unique, like a piece of art & through economic stability & sustainability for artisans in our homeland of Haiti. We believe that we are our sister’s keeper & that through garment production, we can provide opportunity & exposure for skilled women workers to be able to live the life they desire. Kreyol has been featured in Teen Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveller as well as on the 2017 Best of Boston clothing designer  2016 Improper Bostonian Best of Boston lists. To learn more about the fashion line, visit: www.iamkreyol.com.

 

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SPRING ISSUE OF MODA MANTRA FEATURING LIRIS CROSSE HITS NEWSSTANDS TODAY!

MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE, the high fashion publication featuring modest style, released its Spring issue today. Featured on the cover is plus supermodel Liris Crosse (wearing the gorgeous designs of couture fashion brand Erica Vanessa NY)—the recent model winner of Project Runway Season 16. Dubbed the “Plus Size Naomi Campbell,” Liris is also known for her acting talent. Crosse is known for her work in The Best Man and Baby Boy as well as on the YouTube series, The Key of Awesome.

The spring issue gives an insider’s look at New York Fashion Week and the newest collections from luxury streetwear brand, INSHALLAH CLOTHING and the bespoke designs of urban footwear artist, ULTAMICITI. Moda Mantra goes global with its feature of 2017 Rise Art & Design Competition winner, Tracy Dizon of the Philippines and her unorthodox womenswear line, Miss Hanoi.

Moda Mantra Magazine is available for purchase on Magcloud.

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PRESS RELEASE: AMERICAN LEGACY LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN ON GOFUNDME

American Legacy Looks to Raise $500K to Launch Network Dedicated to African American History, Culture and Education

 

MOUNT VERNON, NY—MARCH 19,2018American Legacy Founder, Rodney J. Reynolds, announced the kickoff of the crowdfunding campaign to launch American Legacy Network (ALN), a vehicle to produce and distribute African American- centric content focused on history, culture and education. The brand looks to utilize GoFundMe to raise $500,000 to launch the network in 2019.

“This past February we saw hundreds of thousands of people flock to the movie theatre to watch the film Black Panther,” Reynolds said. “The support of the film from the black community was not only eye opening, but showed what could happen when our community becomes galvanized behind an idea. Shortly after the film’s release my publicist called me and said ‘Rodney, imagine if everyone who went to see Black Panther would make a $10 donation to American Legacy Network, you’d have the capital needed to launch in 2019!’ I thought for a second and responded by saying ‘you know you’re absolutely right’, hence the reason for this fundraising initiative.”

The money raised will allow American Legacy to produce and acquire original content that will air on the network and on the network’s on-demand platform. In addition to the network, Reynolds’ and his team are developing a feature film based on the life of pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman—which already has a script developed and plan to begin shooting a trailer later this year.

ALN and its On Demand Platform will include the following content along with other programming focused on travel, food, livestreamed cultural events and more:

 

  •        Classic Black Films & Historical Documentaries
  •        Conversations With Greatness hosted by JP Reynolds
  •        Black Treasure with Robin Myers!
  •        American Legacy SPORTS presents
  •        Your Black History News Updates
  •        American Legacy LEGENDS
  •        Talking ‘Bout The Blues

 

To support the launch of American Legacy Network and to find out more about the Bessie Coleman biopic, visit their GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/ALXLVOD. Viewers can visit www.vimeo.com/americanlegacynetwork to watch ALN’s current content.

ABOUT AMERICAN LEGACY

American Legacy Magazine was founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Reynolds’ RJR Communications, Inc. and Forbes Magazine.  Total readership of American Legacy was over 2 million when the print edition ceased publication in 2011. The mission of the American Legacy brand is to broaden and enhance the awareness of African-American history through the utilization of educational products, the internet, and broadcast media with the launch of the American Legacy Network in 2019.  To watch American Legacy Network content visit www.vimeo.com/americanlegacynetwork. Black History Made Every Day.

AMERICAN LEGACY’S MOBILE TRUCK EXHIBITION MAKES A STOP IN THE WINDY CITY.

Rodney and rev Jesse Jackson

American Legacy Magazine Founder, Rodney Reynolds, with Reverend Jesse Jackson whose Rainbow PUSH Coalition hosted the magazine’s mobile truck exhibition today in Chicago. Next stop…Louisville!