CLIENT PRESS: Amber Poitier in The Village Voice’s SHEER

Super excited for ‪our jewelry‬ client, Amber Poitier , whose pieces are featured in the debut issue of The Village Voice’s new ‪‎supplement, ‪Sheer‬! The new section features Esparanza Spalding on the cover and features the Zoe cuff (pgs 32-33) and Large Basket Earrings (contents and pg 36)!

PRESS RELEASE: Contemporary Jewelry Brand, Amber Poitier, To Debut During New York Fashion Week

Amber Poitier Official Invitation


New York, NY— Amber Poitier, high end contemporary jewelry brand, announced today that it will debut its premier collection during New York Fashion Week. The gallery style presentation entitled Breathe.Pray.Love, will take place on Tuesday, February 16th in Manhattan’s trendy NoMAD neighborhood.

Launched just last Fall by New York based designer Alicia Appleton, Amber Poitier draws its inspiration from nature and the city. The line features handcrafted pieces constructed of wood, metal, leather, and acrylic shaped in chic, modern yet edgy designs.

Breathe.Pray.Love, the line’s first collection—inspired by the memoir and film, Eat.Pray,Love—is a metaphor of the designer’s journey in the fashion world. Breathe being a representation of letting go of her twelve-year stint in corporate fashion (exhale) and embarking on a new path (inhale). Pray depicts Appleton’s search for direction, peace and happiness. Ultimately, Love is exemplified in the collection that showcases her renewed passion to create.

“Corporate fashion simultaneously educated and jaded me,” Alicia said recently. “The creation of the Amber Poitier brand and the new collection has rejuvenated my love for designing again. It has allowed me to step into my purpose.”

The invite only event which begins at 5:30 PM, will feature an art gallery style presentation where guests are invited to stroll through the displays of texture and color to experience and shop the collection.

For press inquiries or to RSVP, contact For sales inquiries, contact



Launched in September 2015 by Alicia Appleton, Amber Poitier is a high end contemporary jewelry line featuring innovative handcrafted pieces constructed of leather, wood, metal and acrylic. The burgeoning accessories brand draws inspiration from nature and the city resulting in chic, modern yet edgy collections. For more about the brand, visit




Just in time for the new year,  emerging jewelry line, Amber Poitier, launched its new advertising campaign which was hot by famed New York photographer, Jose Pagan.

The new imagery also is featured on the brand’s newly revamped website.

To see the full campaign, visit

amber poitier winter 2016 campaign

Amber Poitier 2016


Photographer: Jose Pagan Photography
Creative director: Nailah Lymus
Model: Ayana Wildgoose
Mua: Alicia Smith




Happy 2016!

We here are Quintessential Media hope you had a healthy and happy holiday season.

We’ve hit the ground running with a great placement for out clients AMBER POITIER (jewelry) and Terilyn K Bridal (Plus Size Bridal) in the January issue of CURVYSTA Magazine!

Check out the new issue at

Curvysta Magazine Jan 2016

EVENT ALERT: Noir et Blanc to Host 108stitches by Harriette Cole Spring Trunk Show


Join Noir et Blanc NYC and 108stitches by Harriette Cole for a Spring trunk show on June 18th!

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


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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INVITE: New York Fashion Week Emerging Designers’ Trunk Show

INVITE: New York Fashion Week Emerging Designers' Trunk Show

Join us for a day of shopping and an evening of cocktails at the New York Fashion Week Emerging Designers’ Trunk Show hosted by the ultra chic Noir et Blanc boutique in Manhattan.

Featured designers include sexy lingerie collection Ana Segura Signature and plus fashion phenom Amber Poitier.

Interested in attending? RSVP at

Check out Jypsea in the November issue of Philadelphia Magazine

 Check out the Tamara (named after yours truly) Clutch/Tote in November’s issue:

As Seen In Philadelphia Magazine, Tamara Clutch/Tote in Pewter
As Seen In Philadelphia Magazine, Tamara Clutch/Tote in Pewter
The Tamara is made to be carried as both a clutch and a tote…Fabulously multi-functional!
Made of sumptuous pewter leather trimmed in SUPER-LUXE tan snakeskin and a SUPER-LUXE cranberry suede lining with pocket.
Features bamboo bangle bracelet handles and magnetic snap closure. Distinctly oversized, measuring 15″ long and 7″ tall when folded (clutch) and 11″ tall when open (tote).

Buy it here: