Upcoming Event in Atlanta!

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I am absolutely thrilled about this play and can’t wait to take my daughter and invite my girlfriends.

Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina is a poignant and entrancing play inspired by some of the greatest black ballerinas that have ever graced the stage.

The Backdrop:

The word ‘ballerina’ traditionally invokes the image of a beautiful and radiant Caucasian woman dancing with classical grace. However, that misconception has been shattered forever thanks to ballerinas like Misty Copeland – a dancer who has made history as a member of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and as the first African American Female Principal Dancer. Ms. Copeland, along with Lauren Anderson (Houston Ballet), Aesha Ash (New York City Ballet), and Janet Collins (Metropolitan Ballet) are known as trailblazers, who have been breaking the barriers with fortitude and grace.

The History:

The story line of Blue Butterfly is mesmerizing. On April 4, 1968, the world as we knew it was changed forever. The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a profound impression on thousands of individuals, and a call for change and freedom resounded from coast to coast. The central character of the play, Anya Duport (an upper-class, Caucasian and gifted ballerina) feels increasingly suffocated by her overpowering mother. She searches for her own sense of ‘change’ and ‘freedom,’ and ultimately finds herself in the arms of Samuel Christopher Jackson, a black man. Together, they create something incredibly precious – a daughter who will one day become the first African-American ballerina.

The Play:

Based on Marian L. Thomas’ acclaimed book, Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina will offer a memorable performance from June 17 through June 19, 2016, at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA. It is a love story that delivers a powerful and emotional story of secrets, betrayal and forgiveness. Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss – Bouldin, Blue Butterfly – The Black Ballerina is guaranteed to touch the hearts of all women – and the men who love them – everywhere. With the book already getting rave reviews, the play is anticipated to attract an unprecedented attendance.

*Picture and wording courtesy of http://www.bluebutterflytheplay.com*

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Bill Cunningham New York-Fashion Documentary Series-Event Recap

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Hello Beautiful People!!

I am slowly developing this huge passion for the art of photography ever since I purchased my Canon Rebel T3i a few years ago and just recently my Samsung Galaxy camera. I think I love the idea of capturing a moment in time and being able to freeze that moment forever. I am always looking to learn and become better at whatever has my interest and my pursuit of trying to become a novice photographer is no different. I do know one thing, in order to become great at anything you have to learn your craft and what better way to perfect your craft than to study the best and by the best I mean Bill Cunningham.

I had the opportunity to attend the Bill Cunningham New York-Fashion Documentary Series that was presented by SCAD yesterday evening and what a fashion treat it was. This 80+ New York Times photographer who is best known for his candid and street photography of fashion trends but mainly the day to day style of people hurrying about their lives in New York City. Every day of his life he stills pedals around Manhattan on his bicycle taking amazing pictures of all the fashion that is presented on the sidewalks and crosswalks.

I left this documentary with way more knowledge of Bill and the history of fashion for that matter. Did you know that in 1960 was the first time photographers actually started taking pictures at fashion shows? The routine was that designers of fashion houses had to take their own photos and send them in to magazines for them to choose the pictures they would use. I was thinking what a huge difference of what we see at fashion shows today the “pit” has about 100 photogs at each show now. Bill is really a big deal in the world of fashion and maybe the only one that can stop Anna Wintour in her tracks by calling her name and she stops!

SCAD will be hosting a series of interesting documentaries about all things fashion. I highly recommend that if you can catch one please do so. The next series will feature the fashion house of Dior and I posted a blog earlier with all of the information. I will leave you with one of the many quotes by Bill Cunningham that I love. He is really amazing and full of information if you are into fashion you should Google Mr. Cunningham and follow him on http://www.nytimes.com/video/on-the-street

 

“FASHION IS THE ARMOR TO SURVIVE THE REALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE”- Bill Cunningham

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Upcoming Event! Dior and I-Fashion Documentary Series presented by SCAD

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Hello !

 

I wanted to share with you about this amazing upcoming event that is presented by SCAD that will take place in Atlanta on Wednesday October 14th. I had the pleasure of attending a documentary last night on famed photographer Bill Cunningham and it was amazing! If you are a lover of fashion I recommend that you attend this FREE event located at the SCAD Show (formerly the 14th Street Playhouse) which has been revamped into a breathtaking theater. This event is free however you will have to register with Eventbrite (search for Dior and I-Fashion Documentary Series) today! Of course you can thank me later!

 

Event Details

SCADshow
173 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

 

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“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different.”


Givenchy Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I Love!

Fashion Week in New York is Everything!

So if you are in fashion I know you have heard that Givenchy gave away free tickets to view the spring summer 2016 collection in New York. I my friends was not one of the lucky %$#@ chosen however I wanted to post my favorite looks that I love from this collection. Now out of the 88 looks presented this was a difficult task, however I manage to pull out 4 to keep with my theme. If you have a chance you would want to view the entire collection because it is something to see. Check back for more of my “4 Looks I Love” from my favorite designers.

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*Pictures Courtesy of GPSRadar*

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New York Fashion Week Is Coming!!!!!!!!

New York Fashion Week

 

Happy Tuesday and Welcome September!

You already know what this post is about right??? You guessed it NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2016!

I am very excited to be attending NYFW in September because I have always attended in February where old man winter was hmmmm not so nice so to be there in warmer weather is exciting. I honestly didn’t have any plans to attend this year however a good friend of mine was like “let’s go”! I was still debating if I wanted to go because I wasn’t prepared for this season, I didn’t send out any requests for invites and my wardrobe was not NYFW ready to say the least. I begin to get my thoughts together and see how I could make this work so I started thinking to myself….”wait a min you HAVE to go this year this is a moment in history for you”!

My first NYFW attendance was the last time the shows were in the tents at Bryant Park, my second NYFW attendance was the first year that they were showing at Lincoln Center and now this year will be the first time showing in downtown in two new spaces Skylight at Moynihan and Skylight Clarkson Square. Now I tell you this was not planned but wow what a moment in history for me will this be because of the many “firsts” I have experienced at NYFW. I have managed to score some invites to shows that will be at the Skylight but I am more excited to be in attendance of some shows that will showcase emerging designers since my PR firm specializes in representing fresh new talent.

I am also looking forward to the street styles that will drape the sidewalks and turn them into catwalks right in the heart of things. I will be tweeting and putting pictures up on Instagram so stay tuned to all my social media accounts to get a glimpse of what’s going on during NYFW 2016. I have posted some pictures from Bryant Park and Lincoln Center and can’t wait to post new pictures of Skylight. If you can’t make it up to NY to be in the hustle and bustle then you can enjoy the shows live by following www.newyorkfashionweeklive.com you will have the best seat in the house.

 

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“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different.”

 

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Manish Arora Fall Winter 2015 Womenswear- 4 Looks I Love!

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This designer is new to me, however not new to the adoring fans of his brand. I was excited when I first focused my “peeps” on his Fall Winter collection today via GPSRadar. The colorful rainbow and outlandish ornaments that adorned his pieces were like a real life fantasy world. I wish that I could have posted all 43 looks of his collection because it is something to see I tell you! Outfits were covered in crystals, patches of fake fur, fake grass and smashed up Christmas ornaments (ok maybe not) were mixed all up and turned out FIERCE!

Manis Arora Look 2

Manis Arora Look 3

Manish Arora Look 1

Manish Arora look 4

*Pictures Courtesy of GPSRadar*

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Legendary Designer Oscar Avelino de la Renta ( July 22 1932- October 20 2014 )

Oscar De La Renta

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself”

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.”

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The fashion world has lost one of its greatest and well respected legendary designers to cancer on October 20th 2014. Oscar Avelino de la Renta will forever remain in our hearts and his extraordinary designs will forever cascade down runways everywhere. I with millions of others love his work and collections he presents year after year he will truly be missed.

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Oscar de la renta pre fall 2014

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oscar de la renta tableware

xoxoxoxox to you Oscar de la Renta!