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New York’s Native Elianor Launches the Beauty Box Expo Series Tour Catering to the Wedding and Beauty Industries

NEW YORK CITY— Native Elianor,  the highly successful New York-based hair and make-up industry professional and CEO of GlamMuaHds, announced the launch of her newest venture, The Beauty Box Expo, International. A series of beauty and bridal centric events, the Beauty Box Expos (BBE) are one day events designed to showcase and educate attendees through interactive experiences featuring new and established brands alongside the most innovative products and services in the wedding, hair, cosmetics and skincare industries. The series kicks off with its inaugural events in New York City on June 7th and 8th at Shadow Boxers, located at 215 West 40th Street in midtown Manhattan.

“From a very young age, fashion has been my life,” says Beauty Box Expo Founder, Native Elianor. “Since I was 12, I have been making people look and feel beautiful—whether it was through hair, make-up or styling. I wanted everyone to look fab. I started BBE as a way to reach a larger audience. Along with a great group of colleagues, I can provide advice, tips, services and more. BBE will provide the platform for all the tools needed for an individual who wants to stay on top of the trends in hair, make-up and fashion and to further their career.”

On June 7th, BBE launches the Bridal Expo. This day long event is designed to bring together future brides, grooms and couples renewing their vows with vendors and brands from the wedding community. This is a “one-stop-shop” for all things bridal—from the engagment to the nuptials to the golden anniversary and everything in between. With live wedding fashion presentations and demonstrations from noted industry professionals including: Laramie Glen, celebrity Make-up artist and Founder of Book Your Look and Aleetha Clanton, CEO and Founder of the Glass Slipper Wedding Boutique, couples get a chance to plan their wedding in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Beauty Expo, on June 8th, is a one-day beauty fest catering to industry professionals featuring panels, demonstrations, new product launches and more. The focus is to foster real connections between brands and professionals. Attendees have an opportunity to interact directly with vendors and leading experts through hands on expreineces and one-on-one meetings. Slated presenters and speakers include airbrush make-up expert Kelly King; Wailane Miller- Ellis; the CEO of Pink Blush Hair; filmmaker and producer Marc Enette; shoe design artist, John Asford; stylist and trend consultant, Styles Lewis and noted professional photographer, Jose Pagan.

Those attending the Beauty Box Expos will  also enjoy live music, savor a delectable menu provided by some of the city’s notable chefs; get pampered with free manicures, receive tips from skin care specialists; watch live hair and makeup applications from celebrity stylists and see what the latest and trendiest fashion by industry experts and more.

The Beauty Box Expo will be touring 18 cities across the United States and Canada. For more information about the expos or to purchase tickets, visit www.beautyboxexpo.com.

For sponsorship opporunties, email the Beauty Box Expos at contact@beautyboxexpo.com.

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

 

ABOUT BEAUTY BOX EXPO, INTERNATIONAL (BBE)

THE BEAUTY BOX EXPO (BBE) is a series of beauty and bridal focused events presented by New York-based hair and make-up artist, Native Elianor. Launched in 2015, the Beauty Box Expos are one day events designed to showcase, educate and provide interactive experiences for attendees featuring new and established brands alongside the most innovative products and services in the Bridal, fashion, cosmetics and skincare industries. For more information about BBE International, visit www.beautyboxexpo.com.

ABOUT NATIVE ELIANOR

Native Elianor is a New York-based hair and make-up artist that caters to the unique beauty needs of her clients. Specializing in services including traditional and airbrush make-up application, custom wig installations, fantasy hair, nail artistry, eyelash extensions, facials and men’s grooming, Native has worked on high fashion editorials, campaigns, music videos and more. A certified beauty expert featured in top- tier magazines including Elle, Portfolio, Vogue Italia, Sessions, Essence, and more.  Native’s mission is to evoke beauty every step of the way. She is the CEO of GlamMuaHds.

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CELEBRATING SURF & CURVES

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 Famed Luxury Swimwear & Resort Brand to Debut 2015 Collection during Fashion Week LA

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES–  After a recent hiatus, luxury resort and swimwear designer Stacey Williams announced today that she will be debuting her 2015 collection during Fashion Week LA next month. The capsule collection, entitled Surf & Curves: A Burlesque Experience, will mark the much anticipated return of Williams’ Stay by Stacey Angela brand. The showcase will take place on March 14th at the Runway Boutique in Los Angeles’ famed Miracle Mile.

Stay by Stacey Angela has always represented the jet-setting women in my life who live to look fabulous,” Ms. Williams said.  “My brand makes women feel confident and sexy—like our favorite fashion icons throughout the years.  We are all iconic in our own way. The re-launch of Stay by Stacey Angela showcases the icon in all of us.”

Credited by some for creating the “crochet” wear trend, Stay by Stacey Angela established itself from its onset as a sexy, edgy brand for the jet-setting woman with her own unique style sense. Found in the most chic boutiques in fashion capitals around the world including Los Angeles, Miami and Tokyo, this distinctive line graced the pages of some well-known publications including the Miami Herald, Lincoln Road Magazine, Complex, and NYLON as well as featured on Vh1 and America’s Next Top Model. Ms. Williams’ creations are quickly becoming coveted pieces by the celebrity world and has been spotted on the famed curves of Natalie Stewart (the “Floacist” of R&B duo, Floetry) and Angie Stone.

A huge fan of vintage fashion, pinup culture and the sex appeal of burlesque, the Surf & Curves collection was inspired by the beauty of women in all their various shapes and the desire to create the confidence to go with it. Teaming with Lauren Tyler, the principal make-up artist of IV Valentine Makeup Artistry, Inc. and the Founder/Curator of Afro-Pinup— which celebrates brown women in burlesque and performance art, Stacey Williams will be presenting the capsule collection during an evening of fashion, shopping and cocktails at Runway Boutique, located at 807 South La Brea Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Hosted by the personality behind the celebrated blog, The Curvy Socialite, Tamara Walker, the event will bring together some of LA’s most influential tastemakers, fashion insiders and press while raising awareness about Epilepsy, one fashionista at a time. The presentation will take place from 5 to 9pm on March 14th for an intimate gathering of invited guests.

For more information about Stay by Stacey Angela, contact Stay Media at staymedia46@gmail.com or Quintessential Media at tamara@qmedia-pr.com.

ABOUT STAY BY STACEY ANGELA

Designed by and named after Stacey Williams, STAY BY STACEY ANGELA is a high end swimwear and resort label based in the New York area. Catering to the fashion forward jetsetter with a unique sense of style, the brand features luxe, one-of-a-kind pieces crocheted by hand. Found in boutiques the world over, Stay by Stacey Angela has becoming synonymous with edgy, sexy apparel that celebrates a woman’s curves in all her beautiful shapes and sizes. Credited by many as the creator of the “crochet” wear trend, Stacey Williams has quickly established herself as the go to designer for today’s travel-centric woman.

ABOUT RUNWAY BOUTIQUE

Inspired by the symbiotic relationship between art, music and fashion, RUNWAY BOUTIQUE encapsulates the truest definition of culture by providing a medium for designers and artists to showcase their talent throughout the store, via fashion shows and during boutique events. Empowering women through fashion, Runway Boutique embraces every style of woman to make her fabulous.

ABOUT AFRO PINUP & IV VALENTINE MAKEUP ARTISTY, INC.

Lauren “IV Valentine” Tyler is the Principal Makeup Artist/Activist for IV Valentine Makeup Artistry INC. in the New York Metro area. She has been an industry professional for 11 years with experience in stage, video, film, runway, and fashion/editorial. For more information, contact Lauren at 973.433.6668.

Afro-Pinup, founded and curated by Ms. Tyler is the celebration of brown women in burlesque and performance art. Brown women in performance art have opened doors for many of the notable and acclaimed women of color in film, television, music and fashion. For more information, visit the Afro-Pinup website.

ABOUT THE CURVY SOCIALITE

THE CURVY SOCIALITE is a lifestyle blog that covers a wide range of topics including fashion, beauty, health & fitness, food, travel, entertainment and current events. Tamara Walker is the personality behind the famed lifestyle blog. A regular contributor to various publications including Raine Magazine, Lucky Magazine and Examiner.com, Ms. Walker has been featured in a variety of media outlets including the New York Post and Ladies’ Home Journal. For more information visit The Curvy Socialite Blog.

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W. M. Stone Enterprises Selects QUINTESSENTIAL MEDIA and STILETTOS & SOUNDS as PR Agencies Of Record

Melissa Harville-LeBron, CEO of W. M. Stone Enterprises

NEW YORKW. M. Stone Enterprises, a New York-based entertainment conglomeration, announced today it has chosen Quintessential Media and Stilettos & Sounds LLC as its Public Relation Agencies of Record.

Quintessential Media and Stilettos & Sounds LLC will work with W. M. Stone Enterprises to build the company’s CEO and Owner, Melissa Harville-LeBron’s presence as a sports, music and entertainment leader.  While doing so, both agencies will also work to build the visibility of the company’s subsidiaries Coutra Music Group (a boutique label specializing in Classical & Brazilian Jazz, R&B and Pop music) and E2 Northeast Motorsports (the first multicultural, competitive developmental racing team licensed by NASCAR). Through a joint effort, Quintessential Media and Stilettos & Sounds LLC will manage media relations through leadership initiatives and social media programs that will help raise brand and personality awareness.

“W.M. Stone has a great story to tell. We have been known primarily for our presence in the music and entertainment industries,” said LeBron, W. M. Stone Enterprises’ Founder and CEO. “What many don’t know is, our company is breaking ground in Sports—particularly in Motorsports. I personally selected Quintessential Media and Stilettos & Sounds LLC for their expertise in fashion, music and the non-profit sectors. They possess a clear understanding of the direction needed to grow our brand.”

The relationship with W. M. Stone Enterprises also heralds a new strategic alliance by Quintessential Media and Stilettos & Sounds LLC —veterans specializing in brand management/development, social media, public relations and event production. All parties will collectively focus on the firm’s business to provide solutions that integrate their advisory services and expertise.

“This is an historical time for W. M. Stone Enterprises and all involved. I am looking forward to working alongside this team on their ground breaking initiatives,” said Li Milan, Creative Director of W. M. Stone Enterprises. “Ms. LeBron and the team are working extremely hard at bridging the gap between the current NASCAR viewers and Pop Culture.  Diversity is the key element and W. M. Stone Enterprises is in possession of it. “

“Having the opportunity to partner on such an important journey with Ms. LeBron is why we are in the business of Public Relations,” Tamara Walker of Quintessential Media stated.  “We are looking forward to helping W. M. Stone Enterprises establish its presence across all industries.”

“Having W. M. Stone Enterprises as the newest client on our Stylishly Loud roster is an honor. We welcome Ms. LeBron and her team as we assist them on their mission,” said Shani Faure of Stilettos & Sounds LLC. “Ms. LeBron and her company are blazing a unique trail in the arenas of sports and entertainment.”

ABOUT W. M. STONE ENTERPRISES

W. M. Stone Enterprises is a multifarious entertainment conglomeration that serves as a platform for talent within the music and sports industries. With over 20 years of experience in entertainment, W. M. Stone Enterprises is headed by Melissa Harville-LeBron, and is the parent company to subsidiariesCoutra Music Group (a boutique label specializing in Classical & Brazilian Jazz, R&B and Pop music) and E2 Northeast Motorsports (the first multicultural, competitive developmental African-American and Latino racing team licensed by NASCAR).

SIENA MEDIA GROUP is now QUINTESSENTIAL MEDIA

As you may have noticed ( and as the subject line has stated) we have a new name. The firm you knew as Siena Media Group is morphing into Quintessential Media. The transition into fully using our new name will be completed by January 31st, 2015.

Aside from our company name, over the next few weeks we will be debuting a new logo, website and more. We will still offer the same level of dedication and service that we have become known for– we’re just growing and getting better.

EVENT ALERT: Hearts of Gold 18th Annual Gala

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Join hosts Soledad O’Brien, Rhonda Ross and Amy Carlson as they celebrate 20 years of fighting against homelessness at the 18th Annual Hearts of Gold Gala. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hearts of Gold, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless mothers and their children. Founded in 1994, the organization has helped more than 12,000 homeless mothers and children. Hearts of Gold helps families transition out of shelters and to thrive on their own.

Event highlights include:

• Cocktail reception and moveable feast

• Runway fashion show featuring designer’s Tracy Reese Fall Collection 2014

• Live and silent auctions, with special items including Business Class Tickets on Lufthansa, Fine Dining Packages,

Broadway package with backstage meet and greet

• Music by master DJ Johnny Dynell

For more information or for tickets visit: http://www.heartsofgold.org/20.html

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE…

Independent Woman Owned Film Company Set to Screen First Documentary, DIE, CRAZY, FAT

NEW YORK, NY—OCTOBER 2, 2014— America is a country obsessed with trends and fads in everything from fashion to beauty to healthy…even religion. According to industry experts, the health and wellness industry is gearing to be a trillion dollar business by 2017 with most of those dollars as a result of female purchasing power. Buona Donna Productions, an independent film company, takes a look at the journey of eight women on their quest to “healthy,” in the riveting new documentary DIE, CRAZY, FAT. Buona Donna will host a private screening on Thursday, October 30th at MIST Harlem in New York City.

“With America’s obsession with diet, exercise and its ever-growing misconceptions, I felt it was vitally important– especially for women– to understand the basics of good health,” said Buona Donna co-Founder, Tonya Conrad. “Faced with my own personal struggles, I wanted to expose the conflicting opinions in the medical and health industries and share insightful anecdotes that would allow others to determine for themselves the true meaning of healthy living; ultimately feeling inspired to take control of their own health.”

Co-founded by Tonya Conrad and Nichole “Nikki” Nichols, Buona Donna Productions is focused on creating films,  programming and other media forums to enhance and enrich the lives of others through the exploration of complex issues that have an impact on their lives including race, class, gender, spirituality, sex and more. Through DIE, CRAZY, FAT, the duo takes a in depth look at physical and mental health, diet, body image and spirituality through the eyes of both themselves and six other women across a diverse spectrum of age, race, and marital status.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception to celebrate the completion of the documentary followed by the screening of the two hour long film.  The reception begins at 6pm followed by the screening at 8pm. For more information about the event or to request tickets email tamara@sienamediagrp.com or visit the film’s fan page on Facebook.

ABOUT DIE CRAZY FAT

DIE, CRAZY, FAT is a riveting documentary showcasing the raw human progressions and set backs of eight women on a quest to a healthier self through physical, mental, lifestyle and spiritual changes. During the transformation process, these women make on new choices, and testing different alternatives pertaining to health and diet. Along the way, some of the participants find themselves vacillating between what the experts define as healthy and what their own minds and bodies feel that healthy is resulting in conflicting beliefs on what has become accepted doctrine over the years and what they are now discovering for themselves. Documenting an emotional six week journey, DIE, CRAZY, FAT will undoubtedly make an indelible mark amongst women of all demographics and ethnicities. Follow the film and its stars on Facebook on the documentary’s fan page.

ABOUT BUONA DONNA PRODUCTIONS

Buona Donna Productions (BDP) is a comprehensive film, television and social media company with offices in New York and New Jersey. The company’s managing partners, Nichole “Nikki” Nichols and Tonya Conrad, founded BDP on the basic principal to deliver creative and thought-provoking pieces that enhance communities and enrich the lives of others. BDP collaborates with a diverse new and established artists to bring to life creative works with unique character and individualism to the world. The company’s mission is to develop and produce projects utilizing both the talents of the managing partners as well as women and men from diverse backgrounds and to explore distribution as well as collaborative opportunities with other brands and producers. Production services provided by Buona Donna Productions include Film (short, full-length, documentaries and educational), Television (series and advertising), Social Media, and Photography (stills, sessions and print ads).

CREDITS

Participants

·         Tonya Conrad (Director)

·         Nichole “Nikki” Nichols (Director)

·         Ebony Garris

·         Vanessa McDonald

·         Suzanne Milani

·         Ife Mtume-Rodriguez

·         Kim Racine

·         Sandra Rankin-Fernandez

Professionals

·         Dr. Cheryl Hardy (Psychologist)

·         Desiree Lee (Master Food Analyst)

·         Chaka Ra-Amon (Physical Trainer)

·         Carol Robinson (Certified Yoga & Pilates Instructor)

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