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.


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!


Naturally Me’s Chaundra Smith is a Top Ten Finalist in Microsoft’s Office 365 Contest


DURHAM, NC—August 16, 2011 –  Chaundra Smith, founder of the Durham-based certified vegan beauty company Naturally Me (www.naturallymestore.com) , recently was announced as one of the top ten finalists in Microsoft’s “Office 365: Ready for Work” Contest (www.facebook.com/office365) in which five small businesses have the opportunity to win $50,000 each and Office 365 free for a year.  An added incentive, the five winners get to spend a day with a Microsoft executive, who will work alongside the small businesses helping them along the road to success.

“If I am fortunate enough to be one of the 5 grand prize winners it will take my business to the next level,” Chaundra said.  “It will give Naturally Me the opportunity to make more people aware of the company and all of the good that we try to do in our community.”

Smith began Naturally Me in 2008 when she was forced to turn a passion into a profession after being laid off. Always one to look for a silver lining in all situations, Chaundra used this situation as a catalyst for a new opportunity. It is her positive outlook that has taken this natural and certified vegan beauty line to the next level. Featuring a host of bath and body products for the entire family (including pets), Chaundra and her staff still make each item by hand with the finest natural and vegan ingredients coupled with a touch of love.


But Chaundra Smith’s passion not only lies within her craft but within her community. Through Naturally Me, Ms. Smith routinely gives back to the community through a variety of ways including a series of scholarships for single parents through her alma mater, Durham Technical College, her on-going promotion “To Soldiers With Love,” a promotion where Naturally Me customers can send thank you notes along with much needed toiletries to members of the Armed Forces stationed overseas; as well as donating products to With Friends, Inc. a Gastonia (NC) based shelter for teen moms.

Winners of the Ready for Work contest will be announced in September.