INSIDE SOUTH FLORIDA’S CHAMBERS OF STYLE

Fashion &  Marketing Duo Launch New Tastemaker Event Series; Kick Off Promotions With Radio Show Partnership on 880 The Biz

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MIAMI, FL– June 6th, 2016– What do you get when you marry the cutting edge style and influence of New York with the sexiness and thriving nightlife of Miami? Enter South Florida’s newest event series, Style Chambers. Co-created by Florida-based marketing expert, Tresa Chambers and New York-based fashion stylist, Styles Lewis, Style Chambers produces events that bring together fashion, art and culture tastemakers and influencers from the region.

“It’s exciting to create opportunities to bring emerging entrepreneurs in the creative economy together with their markets in South Florida,” said Chambers. “From here, they have the chance to gain visibility nationally and internationally.”

“South Florida, particularly the Miami area, is full of talented creatives.” said Styles Lewis.”Teaming with Tresa to create Style Chambers allows me to help showcase these individuals in a way that is done in places like New York and gives these professionals a global platform to shine on.”

Launched earlier this spring, Style Chambers will host their Miami event in August. In advance of the  debut, 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 features creative professionals in fashion, the arts and culture who will discuss 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.   

Under the the guidance of well known producer, Wanda Myles (NPR/WLRN), Style Chambers has already put together a great line of guests for the show. The premier episode aired Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm. Rebroadcasts will be available on the station’s website at www.880thebiz, via iHeart Radio or the Style Chambers’ Facebook page.

Creative  entrepreneurs interested in being featured on Fashion Friday should contact Style Chambers at Stylechambers.biz@gmail.com.

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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 www.stylechambers.biz.

 

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EMPOWERING WOMEN: Broadening the Definition of Beauty in Fashion and the Media

On the heels of adding author to her list of titles with the release of her debut book, The Art of Dressing Curves, celebrity stylist Susan Moses is now adding the distinguished position of advocate to her resume with the launch of Empowering Women NYC, a platform to advocate for the equal representation of ALL women in fashion, beauty and the media. The groundbreaking organization officially launched on Monday, May 9th with the “Body Inclusivity & Diversity Summit,” held in the most fitting of locations, the United Nations.

Susan gathered over 300 of fashion, beauty and the media’s top thought leaders and influencers to openly discuss how to be “agents of change,” and how to continue to democratize the industry that has slowly began changing its antiquated standards of what is deemed beautiful at the UN’s Prestigious Delegates Dining Room.

Guests of the inaugural Empowering Women NYC luncheon were first treated to the showing of the spring capsule collection of the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection which was held out on the terrace. The models for the show included the who’s who of the Curvy Girl lexicon including models Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine, bloggers GabiFresh and Nicolette Mason and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks, who served as the designer’s muse and closed the show.

Following the show, the afternoon’s epic agenda continued with the attendees listening to an eclectic mix of stellar speakers and panelists hailing from the fashion, beauty, creative and media worlds. Some of the diverse class of speakers included:

  • Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine
  • Linda Heasley, Chief Executive Officer, Lane Bryant
  • Jill Scott, three-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter and Actress
  • Sherri Shepherd, Comedian, Actress and Host of The View
  • Emme, the first plus supermodel, Body Positive Activist
  • Ashley Graham, Model, Designer, Body Activist
  • Mikki Taylor, Author &  Editor at Large, Essence Magazine
  • Brian Beitler, Chief Marketing Officer, Lane Bryant
  • Christian Siriano, CFDA Designer
  • Danielle Brooks, Actress and Star of Orange is the New Black and Broadway’s Color Purple

Lane Bryant served as the afternoon’s title sponsor with other notable brands including Bond NO 9, MSA Models, True Model Management, Beauty Blender, Mattel, Decade Citizen, Yandy.com (whose Chief Marketing Officer Charley Clemens was on hand to fete the launch of Empowering Women NYC), EMME, Glamour Magazine, Ashay Media and Kusmi Tea.

When asked about her vision for Empowering Women NYC, Founder Susan Moses responded, “It’s imperative that we continue to nurture the value of all women equally regardless of size, age and ethnicity in fashion, beauty and the media at large.”

For more about Empowering Women NYC, visit http://susanmoses.com/empowering-women-nyc/.

For more about the Art of Dressing Curves, visit: http://susanmoses.com/the-art-of-dressing-curves/.

ABOUT SUSAN MOSES

Susan Moses is a celebrity stylist who has styled for numerous magazines, television shows, films, and red carpet events. Her clients include Britney Spears, Queen Latifah, Brandy, Kathy Bates, Wynonna Judd, Jill Scott, and many others. She is a former stylist for Mode magazine, was named one of the “Six Plus Fashion Power Players on the Rise” in Ebony, and has appeared on HSN to help the network’s plus-size audience dress. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information about Susan Moses, visit her website, www.susanmoses.com.

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CARIBBEAN POSH MAGAZINE ESTABLISHES THE REGION’S PREMIER WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT

2016 Power Brunch: BVI Sets Precedent for First Event of Its Kind in The Caribbean

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Caribbean POSH Magazine recently wrapped the very successful premier edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl POWER Brunch: BVI earlier this month which was held on Scrub Island, the exclusive private destination resort. The first event of its kind in the region, the Power Brunch was created by the magazine’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Janette Brin, and took place April 2nd.

Following the mission of the magazine, the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch was designed to be an outlet for women to support and invest in each other and establish relationships as well as friendships that can carry on beyond their business endeavors. The first edition of the empowerment event surpassed expectations with over 100 women attending.

The inaugural event, hosted by MTV Tempo host, model and St. Croix native Janeisha John, presented a diverse group of influential and dynamic women. The 2016 Class of panelists included:

  • Chantelle Fraser, Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels
  • Chardelle Moore, FOX45/CW Baltimore (TV Personality & Producer)
  • Yvette Thomas-Henry, General Manager of the Four Seasons Atlanta
  • Patricia Reinders, Founder & CEO of SULA NYC
  • Sachkia Barnes, “Chief of Ideas,” Barnes Public Relations
  • Fiona Compton, Designer, Photographer & Artist

Each panelist told her unique story about her journey in the world of business and entrepreneurship and what she felt it takes to be successful. Through tears and laughter, the women shared lessons learned and wisdom garnered in the pursuit of their dreams.

In addition to the panel, attendees enjoyed an exclusive fashion show, highlighting the design talents of Caribbean women including Kristen Fraser of Trefle Designs (BVI), Markita Smith-Turnbull of Menen-I Designs (BVI), Meiling Esau of Meiling (Trinidad & Tobago) and Fiona Compton’s new luxury line Paraiso (St. Lucia).

Rounding out the exhibition highlights, guests were also invited to attend the POSHGirl Pop Up Shop which reinforced the message of support and empowerment of the region’s businesses (#ShopCaribbean) by featuring products from Trefle Designs (BVI) and featured sponsor, itiba Beauty (St. Croix, USVI).

“I felt like it was time for us as Caribbean women to get together in sisterhood and get motivated to have the best year, the best career, the best life, the best us over all–period,” Janette Brin said when asked why she launched the Power Brunch event. “This event is an unapologetically fun and stylish way to celebrate today’s career woman.”

The 2016 edition of the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch: BVI was sponsored by CCT BVI, Korbel California Champagne & Cointreau distributed in the BVI by Road Town Wholesale Ltd, Bella Blooms, Trefle Designs, Sabelle, itiba Beauty, Smiths Ferry Services, and AZP Productions.

For more information about the Caribbean POSHGirl Power Brunch or sponsorship and speaking opportunities for the 2017 edition, contact Janette Brin at jbrin@caribbeanposh.com.

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

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Caribbean POSH Magazine’s #PoshGirl Power Brunch

 

Caribbean POSH Magazine will be hosting its first annual ‪#‎POSHGirl‬ Power Brunch in April in the British Virgin Islands.

Stay tuned for for information on how you can attend.

Sponsorship and Vending Opportunities Available.

 

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“BEAUTY”FULLY BOXED

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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.

MAKING HER MARK IN “HER”STORY

Wise words courtesy of Chaundra Smith, founder of Naturally Me.

 

Here are some wise words from Naturally Me founder Chaundra Smith who is currently being featured in an online exhibit with the National Women’s History Museum. Congratulations!

“DARING” TO DREAM

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The Ladies Who Lunch Heads to Atlanta

 

NEW YORK, NY – June  2013—The Ladies Who Lunch (www.theladieswholunch.org) founder, Latisha Daring, is bringing the movement to Atlanta. The third stop on a four city tour, the Ladies Who Lunch is an empowerment lunch series that focuses on women entrepreneurs who aspire to impact their communities and the world-at –large through their business ventures and strategic partnerships. The Atlanta event will take place on June 15th at the Renaissance Midtown Atlanta Hotel, located at 866 Peachtree Street in northwest Atlanta.

An afternoon of empowerment, the Ladies Who Lunch is brings together some of the most dynamic women across a diverse spectrum of industries to share their experience in the world of business and entrepreneurship  and  what it takes to be successful women in business with an intimate crowd of like-minded women. Panelists will share their stories, lessons learned and wisdoms garnered in the pursuit of their dreams. Guests will have the chance to get an insider’s knowledge that will motivate, educate and inspire them to craft their own dreams. The fabulous women of the Atlanta panel are:

 

  • Nicole Garner, the principal of high profile event planning, fashion and lifestyle public relations and marketing firm, The Garner Circle PR
  • Marisa King Redwood,  the “brand architect” and CEO of Buzz Brand Marketing, Inc.
  • Tammy Williams, the quintessential storyteller and the founder of the ground breaking Open Rivers Studios
  • Dr. Heavenly Kimes, leading Atlanta area dentist and founder of Heavenly Dental Associates, inc., author, speaker and business powerhouse

 

Debuting at the last event in Washington DC,  Ladies Who Lunch will featuring the Marketplace, a curated collaboration of unique brands and products—highlighting local brands that marry viable business strategies with successful execution in presentation. The overall mission of the Ladies Who Lunch is about supporting dreamers. Latisha has been a supporter of independent designers and small businesses since 2000– particularly as the former owner and buyer for the well-known boutique, Pieces of Brooklyn. She has played a major role in helping to build brands both nationally and worldwide by introducing new talent to consumers for over a decade.

“Our goal in presenting Ladies Who Lunch is to sow the seeds of change that leave a lasting footprint on the community,” says Ms. Daring, the design mind behind the emerging high end women’s wear line, Ashtyn.

Ladies who Lunch with Latisha Daring will be hosting their last event for 2013 later this month in Chicago. For more information about the luncheon series or to purchase tickets, visit www.theladieswholunch.org.

For sponsorship opportunities, email Latisha Daring at info@theladieswholunch.org.

For press opportunities, email Tamara Walker at tamara@sienamediagrp.com.