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



Style Chambers Invitation Final


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.


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. 


I must admit that 2009 has been an interesting year for me so far. Most of it was spent looking at how things have been going so far and what i can do to improve upon or change them. I must admit that kind of took me off the social radar for a while, but I’M BACK!!! And with a renewed zest for all things fashion, beauty, entertainment and of course PR. It’s been a minute but I plan to make up for it royally. With that said, let me get to it.

Yesterday afternoon I got a call out of the blue from an old friend, Nailah Lymus, the design maven behind the very feminine retro line, Amirah Creations. After chatting it up for a while, we decided it would be perfect to meet up that night at SHE-Blogs’ event at shopping mecca Saks Fifth Avenue’s Cafe SFA.  I had a blast.

Hosted by Power 105’s Free (also an alum of BET’s 106th & Park), the event paid tribute to the creative genius behind SHE-Blogs, Allyson Leak. Special guests included the Executive Director of the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement (WCECA), Merble Reagan, Cultural Critic/Writer Michaela Angela Davis, Author & Co-Founder of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) andHGTV personality  Lauren Lake, and DJ/Founder of Black Girls Rock Inc. Beverly Bond (who also spun a great mix of Michael Jackson tunes, R&B and Hip Hop). Each one of these great women offered guests words of wisdom and inspiration about going forth and blazing their own trails in today’s world (definitely something I needed to hear last night).

Also seen on the scene were: Ngozi of Brooklyn’s Harriet’s Alter Ego, hot new jewelry designer Marc Clark, Maryam Basir of Biz Magazine, MTV’s Sway, and Elise Elliot of Amirah Creations and many many more. The event was sponsored byBelvedere Vodka, Sak’s, NARS and Allyson’s jewelry line Ally Marie Couture Jewelry. Definitely a good time was had by all.

But just to touch a little more on Allyson Leak and her phenomenal blog, SHE-Blogs.com is what this blog aspires to be. As Allyson herself describes it, SHE-Blogs “is dedicated to helping women all over the world become in love with life….You deserve a successful job that you adore, a great personal life, and financial abundance. SHE-Blogs can serve as an inspirational road map filled with interviews from amazing entrepreneurs, great beauty advice, and empowering articles.” Continued success Allyson on SHE-Blogs and all your future endeavors.

More to come…..


The NY PR Diva loves you, the New York Giants. I was in junior high when you last won. Thanks for brining the Lombardi back to New York.

Eli Manning, Super Bowl MVP and Super Bowl Champ

Queen said it best with:

I’ve paid my dues –
Time after time –
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime –
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face –
But I’ve come through

We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting – till the end –
We are the champions –
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions – of the world –

I’ve taken my bows
And my curtain calls –
You brought me fame and fortuen and everything that goes with it

I thank you all –

But it’s been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise –
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race –
And I ain’t gonna lose –

We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting – till the end –
We are the champions –
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions – of the world –

(We Are the Champions by Queen)