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.

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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.

VOLUME 3 PART 2

Designer Ana Segura returns to New York Fashion Week with “Rocker Chic” Collection 

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NEW YORK CITY— Ana Segura, famed intimate apparel designer, announced today she will be debuting a new capsule collection featuring ready-to-wear pieces during next month’s New York Fashion Week. The presentation style showcase will take place on February 8th at The Armory, located at 529 W 42 nd Street in midtown Manhattan. 
 
Known for her sexy yet stylish lingerie assortments of the past, this new collection entitled “Rocker Chic,” represents a departure from Ana’s past as she shifts her attention to ready-to-wear with a focus on pieces that can easily transition from day to night and ultimately to the red carpet. This collection features a strong intimates aesthetic combined with a sleek black and gold palette. “After taking a break to

start a family, I decided it was time to return to my true love and passion,” says Segura. “This collection signifies my growth throughout my career—displaying my background in lingerie but showcasing styles made for a woman who loves to be in the spotlight. The collection is edgy and elegant. Rocker Chic reflects me as it features pieces that I would personally wear.” 
 
To complement this season’s collection, Ana has teamed with New Jersey-based Voa Salon for hair services for the featured models, milliner Gwen Green of the Hat Studio, Juwelen V by Vanessa for accessories and footwear from Signature by John Ashford. Interior design and visual art phenom, Laura Diaz will provide the set design for the presentation. This season’s presentation has been sponsored by Stadium Soundz. 
 
There will be two opportunities to view the collection. The first session takes place from 3p to 4:30p and the second from 5:30p to 7p. For press inquiries or to RSVP, contact tamara@qmedia-pr.com . For sales inquiries, contact annieslimited@gmail.com . 
 
 
ABOUT ANA SEGURA 
 
Born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, Ana Segura is a contemporary, luxury fashion designer whose talent was born of a rich family tradition in fashion. She honed her craft and matured as an artist at the famed High School of Fashion Industries in New York and later at Florida’s Lynn University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Design. 
 

Ana has become known for her distinctive style that evokes a uniquely creative vision to that pays homage to rebellious eras in fashion history. Her collections preserve the femininity and sophistication of the Baroque, Rococo and Victorian eras while rejecting the rigidity and conservatism of those times. The result is a sultry and a distinctively ladylike style aimed at sophisticated, uninhibited and provocative clients who “Dare to Imagine.” For more information about Ana Segura or to view the collections, visit 

 

ENTERING THE CHAMBER OF STYLE

South Florida Event Series Kicks Off with Fashion ‘Day Party’ in Miami

 

Miami, FL—STYLE CHAMBERS, South Florida’s newest event series geared towards the fashion, art and culture inclined, announced the date of their official kickoff event today. Hosted by Styles Lewis, a New York-based image consultant and co-Founder of Style Chambers, the intimate launch event will take place on August 13th in Miami’s Downtown Historic District.

The inaugural event, Style Chambers: Miami Edition, will be a fashion centric “day party” offering guests a chance to network with industry professionals, enthusiasts and influencers from the area and beyond. Attendees will also get an insider’s view into upcoming trends in the industry with a featured panel of experts moderated by event series Co-Founder, Tresa Chambers including:

  • Rory Lee, internationally recognized make-up artist and beauty business maven
  • Tamara Walker, New York-based Fashion & Beauty Publicist & Blogger
  • Styles Lewis, New York-based Image Consultant & Co-Founder of Style Chambers

Also as part of the event’s agenda, Microsoft will be hosting a workshop for entrepreneurs entitled, Build an App in an Hour beginning at 3p. Representatives from the Aventura location will conduct the tech focused mini-seminar. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register via the Style Chambers website.

Prior to the debut event, Style Chambers has partnered with AM 880, The Biz (Bloomberg Radio) to launch a new radio program, Fashion Friday: The Business of Style. The show has featured creative entrepreneurs, including Greg Shugar, founder of The Tie Bar and co-founder of The Thread Experiment; Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Miami’s Prizm Art Fair; Producer of the Miami 48 Hour Film Project, Cathleen Dean, up-and-coming fashion designer, Yasser Faraco, and other business owners, who share their experiences starting and growing their business, finding their markets and ways they contribute to the style and culture of Miami, the country and the world.

Style Chambers: Miami Edition is sponsored by Garrin Evan Studios, Seduce Ultra-Premium Vodka, Tenth Muse Enterprises, Orealjinal Events, The Network Music Conference, Quintessential Media, and the Curvy Socialite. On-site registration will be supported by Microsoft Aventura.

During this private, invitation-only event, taking place at 111 NE 1st Street in downtown Miami, Style Chambers will be embarking on a philanthropic endeavor by raising funds to support programs offered by the nonprofit, Our Girls Enrichment Program. The organization is designed to instill self confidence in girls through workshops & mentoring. OUR GIRLS volunteers are makeup artists and other professionals who use the love of beauty & fashion to make a difference.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email Stylechambers.biz@gmail.com for additional information

 

 

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ABOUT STYLE CHAMBERS

Style Chambers produces live events, broadcast and digital content that reaches affluent taste makers passionate about fashion, art and culture. For more information about Style Chambers, visit http://www.stylechambers.biz.

CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN WOMEN IN DESIGN

 

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Caribbean POSH Magazine Adds Fashion Showcase to Inaugural Empowerment Event

Caribbean POSH Magazine just announced a surprise addition to this weekend’s agenda for the first annual Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI which is set to take place on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.

In conjunction with Sabelle Boutique, one of the sponsors for the inaugural event, Caribbean POSH Magazine will host a fashion show highlighting some of the talented women designers that the region has to offer. Attendees to the POSHGirl Power Brunch will get an exclusive look at the newest collections from:

  • Trefle Designs, a Tortola (BVI) based swimwear brand by Kristen Fraser that has been seen on many a celebrity including Chrisette Michelle and Beyoncé
  • Fiona Compton, award winning Lucian designer, photographer and artist, Fiona Compton to reveal her new signature line.
  • Menen I Designs, an emerging ready-to-wear women’s line based in the British Virgin Islands by Markita Turnbull-Smith
  • Meiling, the world famous fashion brand by Trinidadian, Meiling Esau known for dressing high profile personalities including former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliams and Wolfgang Puck as well as her participation (alongside award winning costume designer Peter Minchall) in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Atlantic Olympics

 

Fiona Compton, who is also be a panelist at this year’s Power Brunch, has teamed with Caribbean POSH to auction of one of the pieces from the Paradise Prints collection of which the proceeds will benefit the Family Support Network, a non-profit whose mission is to help those affected by domestic violence in the British Virgin Islands—continuing the overall mission of the event of supporting women in the community.

The Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI looks to grow and host events in various destinations. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, visit www.caribbeanposh.com/powerbrunch.

 

 

 

A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

Cover Reveal & Pre-Order Offer for Sandra Richard’s New Children’s Book, Rice & Rocks

 

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New York, NY— First time author, Sandra L. Richards, teamed with “mommy” bloggers and children’s lit enthusiasts, Pragmatic Mom and Here Wee Read for the exclusive cover reveal of her highly anticipated debut children’s book, Rice & Rocks.

Published by Wise Ink, Rice & Rocks brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s literature as it celebrates tradition, culture and diversity. The book tells the story of Giovanni whose friends are coming over for Sunday dinner and he’s embarrassed that his grandmother is serving rice and beans. He does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat different versions of rice and rocks—reveling in the varied traditions of different culture while highlighting the delicious similarities that links us together.

The picture book will be released in print and eBook formats on August 16th, 2016 and a special pre-order offer for signed copies is now open on the author’s website. For every five books sold, Sandra will donate one to a children’s literacy organization.

The cover and the book in its entirety features the illustrations of recent Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) grad, Megan Sullivan. Rice & Rocks marks Megan’s first published work.

 

ABOUT SANDRA L. RICHARDS (AUTHOR)

Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rock, Sandra brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s books. Sandra, an American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.

Sandra is also Executive Director and Head of Diverse and Multicultural Marketing, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Richards served as the Development Officer, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Learn more about Sandra L. Richards by visiting her website.

 

ABOUT MEGAN SULLIVAN (ILLUSTRATOR)

Megan Kayleigh Sullivan graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a degree in Illustration. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist, and aspires towards a career in the film and animation industry as a concept artist, character designer, or visual development artist (or d., all of the above). She enjoys traveling, writing, telling stories, and hula-hooping. Visit her at her website.

INDULGING IN PARADISE

SULA NYC Launches Home Fragrance Collection Featuring Scented Candles, Room Sprays and Diffusers

SULA NYC, the organic argan oil based beauty brand, recently announced its foray into the lifestyle arena with the launch of a line of scented candles, room sprays and diffusers.  The lifestyle collection began selling this month on the brand’s website, www.sulanyc.com.

SULA NYC is known for high quality, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients which it is now bringing to its home fragrance collection. Like its beauty collections, the lifestyle products will feature ingredients sourced from around the world coupled with Swiss made scents allowing consumers to “transform any space into a paradise for the senses,” with long lasting sensual fragrances. The premier collection will feature the three scents the brand is known for: Tokyo Moonlight (a gentle blend of jasmine, white ginger, teak and amber), Amazon Dew (a lush blend of wild orchid, fresh lilies, green tea, and Jacaranda wood) and SULA NYC’s signature scent, Fruit of Desire (a fragrant blend of osmanthus, bergamot, mandarin and ylang ylang flowers). Each item within the lifestyle collection retails for under $50. SULA NYC has partnered with a sleep and loungewear designer on sleep masks and headbands made of 100% Peruvian Pima cotton as part of the new line of gift sets that will debut in April 2016.

To shop the SULA NYC Lifestyle collection, visit www.sulanyc.com/collections.

 

ABOUT SULA NYC

SULA NYC is beauty and lifestyle brand featuring organic and natural ingredients sustainably sourced from around the world. The boutique brand has a well-established presence in throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. In 2014, SULA NYC JAPAN opened two day spas in Tokyo and Kyoto. SULA NYC SURINAME will be launching a day spa in late 2016 as part of the Jacana eco-resort in Paramaribo. For more information about SULA NYC, visit www.sulanyc.com.

 

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