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Lincoln Black Label Ushers In Festive Summer Fun At Fash Bash 2016

August 25th, 2016 by Christen

Hundreds of Metro Detroit’s best dressed socialites, entrepreneurs and business tycoons alike enjoyed fierce fashions and a fun night out with Founders Junior CouncilLincoln Motor Company and The Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Fash Bash is an annual summer celebration of fashion and art, is one of the DIA’s signature fundraisers and one of metropolitan Detroit’s premiere, exhilarating social events that is an annual sell-out event.

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Since the inception of Fash Bash, the Founders Junior Council has raised more than $4 million for the DIA, not including their recent $1 million gift commitment announced earlier this year. Guests in fashionably chic attire enjoyed a VIP cocktail reception prior to the Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion runway show featuring the latest designer fashions in the DIA’s Great Hall.

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

 

Afterward, the Lincoln Black Label late night party kicked off with drinks, dancing, and delicious bites all night long.  The Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln Continental were the belles of the ball adding premium Black Label style and flare to the biggest style party in Detroit!

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Experience An Exclusive Musical Celebration Through Technology With Ne-Yo, Lincoln And More

 

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Fash Bash

 

For more information on the Detroit Institute of Arts or Lincoln Motor Company visit Dia.org and Lincoln.com

Dressing The Part:  Harlem’s Fashion Row Talks Design With Costume Legend Ruth E. Carter!

June 26th, 2016 by Christen

 

Making a great film requires a skillset of great storytelling, magic and an eye for style.  Finding the right look that conveys an emotion, sense or feeling not only helps tell the film’s story but costuming can make or break the success of a film, period.  In film as in real life, playing the part is only half the challenge, the other half consists of dressing the part and becoming the living embodiment of the character – a job that seasoned costume designers like Ruth E. Carter knows all too well.

 

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During the 2016 American Black Film Festival – Harlem’s Fashion Row hosted a panel discussion with acclaimed costume designer, Ruth E. Carter (Roots, Selma, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Sparkle, Malcolm X) to discuss the collaborative process of planning wardrobe for a film, and its powerful impact on the story.

 

Ruth E. Carter ABFF

 

Presented by Prudential, this unique perspective spotlighted just how influential style and design is in film and storytelling.  Moderated by Brandice Henderson-Daniel, Founder Harlem’s Fashion Row – guests witnessed the stories behind the design from Ruth E. Carter as well as inspirations behind her illustrious career in film.

 

Ruth E. Carter ABFF

Ruth E. CarterBrandice Henderson-Daniel discussing Hollywood insider costume secrets.

 

In celebration of Ruth E. Carter’s career, Harlem’s Fashion Row emerging designer – Fe Noel previewed her design presentation reflective of Ms. Ruth’s work and legacy in film.  With designs that spanned decades and beyond, Fe Noel shared her vision of designs once inspired by Ms. Carter’s career with a fresh approach that only Fe Noel can do.

 

Fe Noel Ruth E. Carter ABFF

Fe Noel shares her inspiration behind her collection presentation.

Fe Noel Ruth E. Carter ABFF

Ruth E. Carter and Fe Noel share a designer moment at ABFF.

With celebs like Mary J. Blige, Jordin Sparks & Tracy Ellis Ross fans of her collections, Fe Noel has established a brand and career designing unique pieces for the trendsetter in all of us.  Fe Noel is more than a designer and fashion collection, it’s a conceptual lifestyle brand that embodies personal style and sensibility.  Defined by simple silhouettes, plunging necklines and quality fabrics, each design exudes an innovative mix of sensibility and sensuality.

 

Fe Noel ABFF

 

Take a closer look at the Ruth E. Carter inspired collection and ABFF fashion presentation by Fe Noel below.

 

 

For more on Harlem’s Fashion Row and Fe Noel visit harlemsfashionrow.com and fenoel.com today.

 

Disclaimer: This editorial content above has been provided and compensated in part by Harlem’s Fashion Row, however; all opinions shared by author are her own. 

We’re Looking For The Next Generation Of Social Media Superstars!

April 18th, 2016 by Christen

How would you like to learn the business, social and entrepreneurship skills in the new media industry? We’re looking for the next generation of social media superstars to join the class of 2016 summer internship program!

 
internship program

 

Do you love media, travel, entertainment, cars and technology?  Can’t stop obsessing over the newest Apple or Android gadgets?  Are you a social media butterfly? If so, we want you!

Learn how to make money using social media, create awesome partnerships with brands, review and write shareable content and engage with others in our community online and IRL!

 

Who is our next Internship Star? Someone who is…

  • Highly motivated and wants to hit a homerun every time
  • Creative and always looking for ways to innovate
  • Committed to building and developing new relationships

 

What Skills Do You Bring to the Party?

  • A desire to learn PLUS 3-5 years experience using social media preferable
  • Professional demeanor, and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful track record working with others

 

What roles do our internship stars play?

  • Superior business and clerical management impacting client accounts
  • Prospecting, cold calling, and development of new sales opportunities
  • Creation of client-focused plans to meet/exceed goals
  • Participation in team/market efforts, meetings and events

 

If this sounds like you, apply today and gain the in-demand skills that will impact your career tomorrow!

 

Internship Program Application

 

 

My Favorite H&M Dress That You Can Wear All Year Long (No Matter Your Body Type)

April 4th, 2016 by Christen

 

It’s always a treat to find a closet staple that you can wear all year long.  And when you find a piece that’s stylish as it is easy on the wallet, it then becomes a total win-win worth celebrating!

 

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Recently, during a quick trip to Los Angeles on assignment with Ford, I had a little free-time for shopping and styling and of course I brought my favorite dress along for the ride!

 

HM Dress

 

This chic cotton-blend dress is the perfect piece to layer during the cooler Fall/Winter months and easy a quick and easy dress for flawless Spring/Summer fun.  The H&M sleeveless dress is available in four colors – black, dark grey, grey and powder.  The cotton-blend jersey comes with a mock turtleneck, a breezy slit at back, and deep armholes to show off some shoulder action.

 

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So why is this my favorite dress?  It’s easy!  The curve-hugging jersey material makes any flawless look come together with ease.  Paired with a favorite leather jacket, chunky accessories, strappy heels or boots makes this dress an absolute staple for any closet no matter what size you wear.

 

HM dress

 

Find this H&M look online here and some similar looks here too.  What’s your favorite closet staple that you wear all year long?  Tell me about it in the comments!

Oprah’s Cleaning Out Her Closet And You Can Get First Dibs On Her Designer Duds On eBay!

February 19th, 2016 by Christen

Oprah is cleaning out her closet and giving fashionable fans, first dibs on her designer duds – via eBay!  In this next chapter, Oprah will be cleaning out her soon-to-be demolished Harpo Studios in Chicago and donating hundreds of pieces from the last 25 years of her tv closet on eBay.

Oprah eBay Auction

 

Standing in her 19-by-26-foot closet, she had tons of help from her bestie Gayle King and her creative director, Adam Glassman came to supervise. Fashion editor Jenny Capitain and stylist Kelly Hurliman were on hand to organize the pieces Oprah wants to keep and the pieces she’s letting go of.

 

Oprah eBay Auction

 

“You know, Adam [Glassman was] the one who made me realize I was holding on to clothes that were all about a dream I had for myself, said Oprah. “I chose them for this idea I’d gotten into my head of how someone like me was supposed to live, but they had nothing to do with my actual life. And that changed me!”

 

Oprah eBay Auction

 

The Oprah eBay auction is slated to be filled with designer shoes, handbags, coats, jackets, dresses and more.

 

Oprah eBay Auction

 

Lady O pulled out this bright coral blazer and said, “I just don’t need all this intense color, the embellishment, the heels anymore. When you’re in front of TV cameras every day, you have to stand out, but I’m in a different place now, and those things no longer serve me.”

 

Oprah eBay Auction

 

If you were a fan of Oprah’s daytime TV threads, you can place your bets in the eBay auction with proceeds benefitting The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Mark your calendars. The auction launches March 4th at 12AM EST.  Get a preview of what you can bid on via eBay today.

 

 

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This Stylish Chic Piece Will Change The Way You Wear Bangle Bracelets Forever!

February 15th, 2016 by Christen

Keeping technology close is now easier than ever before. If you’re like me, you were an early adopter of the tech-infused wrist wear. Remember the calculator wrist watches from back in the day? Digital advances has changed the way we infuse and incorporate technology in our everyday lives, from fitness counters to smart watches we’re keeping our gadgets closer than ever before. Recently, I’ve had the chance to get my hands on one of the hottest wearable accessories that reminds me of my favorite jewelry accessory – a bangle bracelet. The elemoon bracelet.

 

elemoon

 

elemoon is wearable tech powered by imagination, emotion and you! It is an elegant bracelet that doesn’t just track your steps or display time. It also enables you to change its light design to match any outfit or occasion, to alert you with important calls and texts, and to help you find your phone!

 

elemoon bracelet

 

Setting up the bracelet is pretty easy (you can register via Facebook or input your contact information manually.) Once set up is complete, you can easily pair your elemoon bracelet with your smartphone using the free elemoon app availabile in iTunes or Google Play store. Using my bracelet, I create unique tones/designs to match my favorite #OOTD! It’s so chic that even while powered off, its compliments other accessories like my Apple Watch perfectly!

 

elemoon bracelet 2

 

The elemoon bracelet is a connected jewelry piece that you can wear to a cocktail party or out doing everyday activities that you love.

 

elemoon

 

Retailing for $399 – this is a piece of jewelry that you’ll want to get as much wear as you can, and with beautiful craftsmanship you’ll definitely want to show off as much as you can. Want to get your hands on an elemoon bracelet of your own, preorders are available at elemoon.com

 

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#StyleHack – The Modern Girl’s Guide To Thrifted Style With Dryel

January 15th, 2016 by Christen

As a busy woman on the go,  managing clients, deadlines all while looking cute doing so the pressure (and struggle) can get real, real quick.  There are times, we could all use a few life hacks or reset buttons for an edge up on everyday life.  Lucky for me, I got the chance to upgrade the way I keep clean with the ultimate style hack for anyone with a busier than normal lifestyle.  Discover how to find affordable style with Dryel and how it’s changed the way I keep my style so fresh and so clean below.

Dryel

Style With Dryel – A Thrifter’s Asset

If you’ve ever rummaged through racks and racks of coats, dresses or shirts at a vintage shop, then you know there’s a certain aroma that most thrifted items can’t help but have.  I can’t begin to share the countless times that I’ve gone into thrifting boutiques and found one-of-a-kind pieces that I wanted to wear the same day.  While there are some dry cleaners that offer same day service, you’d be hard pressed to find one with nearly convenient hours as your in-home dryer machine. With Dryel, your next thrifted find is as good as new and ready to wear after a few minutes in your dryer.
style with Dryel
Throughout the years, I’ve learned the best way to keep evolving your style is to know the trends, but also know what works for you.  My style fluctuates from diva glam to sporty chic on any given day, from my favorite vintage Roberto Cavalli mink coat and leather Yankee ball cap, to my vintage inspired H&M jacket and thrifted fur collar — I love mixing it up every chance I get.  (The funny thing about my style is that I typically get the most compliments on a look that I barely invested much effort into!  #EasyChic). No matter what, the one thing that never changes is just how good Dryel’s at home cleaning system comes through in the clutch!
style with Dryel

A meeting that turns into a late night gala invitation?  Dryel handled it.  A thrifted Buffalo plaid smock perfect for a last minute girls day out? One quick cleaning later, instant style with Dryel handled it.  With Dryel’s easy to use cleaning system, I’m able to spend less time and money making trips to the dry cleaners and more time enjoying the things and people I love.  Dryel is more than a modern girl’s style hack, it’s a money-saving and time-saving hack that has changed my life!
Dryel is easy to use, cost effective and it extends the life of your closet – what more could you ask for? Clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching.  You’ve seen how I keep my winter, spring and summer style chic without breaking the bank with Dryel, now how about you?  You can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target or get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.

A Chic Holiday Gift For Him That Jimmy Fallon And J. Crew Approves!

November 20th, 2015 by Tech Staff

If you’re looking for a quirky stocking stuffer gift to take your man’s style to the next level, J. Crew has the perfect gift for you.

Jimmy Fallon, the host of “The Tonight Show,” had a vision for something that would take his style to the next level, so he whipped up a prototype and approached J. Crew with an idea: an iPhone case and a pocket square in one.

Pocket Dial

 

And thus the limited-edition Pocket Dial was born —because carrying your phone in your pants is so 2014. And since one pocket square is never enough, J. Crew even created interchangeable extras (the Pocket Redial) in classic patterns that are at home in any suit pocket. But you won’t just look good, you’ll feel good too: All of the net proceeds benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenya-based charity that protects Africa’s elephants from ivory poaching and extinction.

 

 

How does the man in your life balance his tech and style?  Would this be a new gift you’d like to give this season?  Share your thoughts below!

I Found The Perfect Winter Boots For Me And Him At Simon Premium Outlets

November 16th, 2015 by Christen


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Simon Premium Outlets through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Simon Premium Outlets, all opinions are my own.

 

simon premium outlets

 

It’s no secret the Simon Premium Outlets have an amazing selection of stores like Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Coach, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Nike, Burberry, Vera Bradley, The North Face and more – but did you know that there are over 65 locations housing hundreds of premium stores throughout the US?

 

This past week, I traveled to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in search of the perfect gift for my brother. He’s one of my closest siblings and with his birthday coming up, he really deserves a nice gift.  I know that he’s had his eyes on a pair of exclusive Timbaland boots that were released and sold out almost immediately – so the challenge was to find these limited-edition winter boots just for him.  After searching high and low throughout a few different stores, I finally located the Timberland boots perfect for him.

 

 

The exclusive Timberland boots are crafted with premium Quartz leather and organic dyes. They’re the most creatively designed and chic Timberland boots to date. Over the last couple of weeks the Internet has gone nuts over the new wing boots by Timberland officially called the Icon 6” Waterproof Brogue Boot. I actually discovered the Brogue boot for the first time on Facebook and immediately fell in love with the color, intricate design and silhouette of the boot.

 

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There’s just something about the wingtip on a chestnut-colored Timberland boot that looks and feels just right.  I fell so in love with his gift that now I wanted a pair of my own! But first, I had to enlist the shopping help of my Facebook friends.  Who says chic Timberland men’s boots aren’t for girls?  After an overwhelming response to my tom-boy Timberlands – I definitely had to grab a pair for myself!  They say it’s better to give than to receive – but I think giving a gift and buying a gift for yourself is a win-win for everyone!

 

 

Find the perfect gift this season for a loved one (or for yourself) at the closest Simon Premium Outlets location near you.  Want to score a sneak peek of VIP exclusive coupons and sales? Get social by following Simon Premium Outlets on Facebook and Twitter or visit premiumoutlets.com online today.

 

 

Is It A Necklace Or The Next Best Tech Accessory Ever?

October 22nd, 2015 by Christen

Dipper Audio Necklace

 

Discovering tech accessories that compliments your chic style is always a nice treat, but when it’s a chic accessory that not only compliments your style but fills a tech need in your everyday life it’s a super stylish bonus!  What if you could disguise your everyday gadgets into a seamless accessory that’s appealing to the everyday eye?  Say hello to the Dipper Audio Necklace!

 

 

Dipper Audio Necklace

 

This gorgeous piece of jewelry/tech is a bold statement necklace and audio headphones rolled into one. The Dipper Audio Necklace has already reached $39,673 of their $50,000 goal on Indiegogo – which means that they’re days away from being seen around the necks of fashionably chic geeks everywhere!  The necklace looks like a chic, on-trend chevron statement piece but has a hidden high-tech surprise. You just lift and separate the chevrons to reveal the earbuds + audio jack. When you want to keep your earbuds untangled and out of the way, just stow them back inside the pendant. The headphones themselves deliver “high-quality sound that rivals other audio brands.”

 

Dipper Audio Necklace

The headphones come in gold or gunmetal and feature a built-in mic and a volume control remote so you could use them as a much more stylish sub for your current iPhone buds.

The Dipper Audio Necklace is definitely the perfect marriage of form and function. Their mission, after all, is to make “tech essentials into fashion accessories that women love to wear and never want to take off.”  Check out more from the brand via the video below!

 

 
 

 

Dipper Audio Necklace
What do you think about this chic tech accessory?  Will you be rocking this new way to wear your headphones soon?  Share your thoughts below! 

 

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