Saturday, July 8, 2017

Passion 4 Fashion Week Kick Off Show

Tomorrow is the BIG day for Passion 4 Fashion Week Kick Off Show!  The show will display fashions from over ten fashion designers including the special guest celebrity fashion designer Reco Chapple! This show will be hosted by the FABulous Mr. Patrick and is facilitated by Ms Nicole Rene. Passion 4 Fashion Week Kick Off Show will be a great way to get in the mode for Indiana Black Expo and a week of more fashion and fun to come!

Event Details:

Indianapolis Artsgarden (Downtown)
110 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Doors open at 4 PM 
Ticket Prices are $25 and up 

Stay in contact with Ms Nicole Rene on social media here:

Monday, May 22, 2017

NEW MUSIC: Voices by Eroc HistoryMakerz feat Caskey & Madicin!

NEW MUSIC is now available from Eroc HistoryMakerz that you definitely should listen to. Voices is Eroc's latest release that features Caskey from Cash Money/Rich Gang Records & Madicin!! 

This is Eroc's first release of 2017 and it is a hit! It's an emotion driven song that will have you questioning life, death, the choices you make and the voices inside of your head.

The song is NOW uploaded on YouTube for you to view:

After you view the video and listen to the song, remember to like and comment. Also subscribe to the Eroc HistoryMakerz YouTube page while you're there.

The visual for this song is very suitable and credit is due to Legit Looks for directing this fine piece of work. The song itself was produced by the dynamic team, History Makerz.

Download Voices on iTunes at this link:

Stay connected with Eroc:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!!

To all of the mothers in spirit and truth, always realize your strength, beauty and power. I wish I could say everything at this moment, but I am afraid that I may leave something out. 

Dear Mothers, continue to love with every being of your soul. And never forget to love yourself the same way. As we think of the shift that the world is making whenever you feel it may need to take a turn for the better tune in to your motherly senses to seek the why and how of how to implement what the world so desperately needs. 

Change begins with a thought and then the action of one individual. That individual could be you, mother. I appreciate the mothers for everything that they have already done and what they will continue to do. I LOVE ❤ you! And this rose 🌷 is for you!!

Photo Credit: Unknown

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If The Weather Doesn't Cooperate!

In the unpredictable climate of the state of Indiana often times we have to add a cardigan to our sleeveless top or swap the sleeveless top for a short or long sleeve, just to be prepared for a cool morning that leads into a warmer day.

And May 2017 is no different as the high yesterday (May 9) was 50 or so degrees and the high today was 82. 

Yesterday in the semi cool weather I spotted a co-worker wearing a boot that had remarkable style and an edge that I do not normally associate with this brand.

The boot you see here is a Sorel Women's Medina Boot II that is SOLD OUT on the Sorel website. Sorel is generally known for their rain/weather boots and this boot is no different than that. The main differences between this pair and the other styles is the heel, the clasp and the leather detachable upper.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

S Is For Seven Looks from Chanel and Saturday!!

Today, I would like to show the world seven of my favorite looks from the Chanel 2018 Resort Show. When it comes the Chanel brand the thing I covet most is their textured aesthetic. From tweed, to adornment, to embroidery, to high end accessories, it all says Chanel. Even when the brand goes for a more delicate look, the color, style and cut of the pieces work together like a charm to exude the luxurious Chanel brand theme.

A friend of mine introduced me to Chanel over 10 years ago and I picked up on their special marks right away. The looks you will view below have a bit of a Grecian theme, intertwined throughout.

Chanel is notorious for utilizing neutrals and adding a pop of color as shown above. The way in which the looks are paired, I would go out on a limb and say that Chanel is opening up their sights to the 25+ age group as a customer base. The looks feel more cool and youthful to me and less Kris Jenner (no shade) in this resort collection. 

I hope that you enjoyed the looks.

Photo Credits: Shown above
Pictures Retrieved from: Vogue Runway

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Return of Unwind Wednesday's!!

Prepare yourself, for a low-key, chill spot, like the one, that you've always wanted in the summer. Where you can go, meet new people, see some familiar ones and sip on some beverages. The situation is called Wind Down Wednesdays. And it will be held every other Wednesday from 7 pm - 11 pm, beginning May 3rd at Buddie's Bar (3740 Lafayette Rd). The hostesses are Christian Massey and Rhyan Gill and they are two nice young ladies. Admission is $12 and it comes with a complimentary glass of wine.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Us or Else Mini Movie and Town Hall!!

There is a project being presented by BET Music and T.I. tomorrow night, April 24th, 2017 at 11 pm ET/10pm CT entitled Us or Else. The project is inclusive of a mini movie and town hall viewable on two different days and two different channels. The Us or Else project could stand to have a really large effect on the community-at-large and I believe that we should watch it.

As some of you may know, in September of 2016 T.I. released an EP titled Us or Else: Letter to the System, an open letter to the world, reflecting on the recent string of killings of unarmed black men at the hand of police officers, whom are supposed to serve and protect. Protect Us or Else!

The mini movie will star T.I. and a few other Grand Hustle artists and I am assuming music from the EP will also be in the film. So tune in to BET tomorrow night for the mini movie.

The Town hall is a conversation style discussion that will cover many topics such as: police brutality, the role of the black church in inner-city communities, the image of African-Americans in the media, the responsibility of the artist and how to take back our own communities.

Moderated by CNN correspondent and political activist Angela Rye, this panel includes commentary and discussion with T.I., rapper Talib Kweli and social justice champion Tamika Mallory and airs exclusively on BET Jams and BET Soul on Tuesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fashionista's Guide To Style In Real Life This Saturday!!

Celebrity Stylist & FOX 59's Style & Beauty Expert, Ms Nicole Rene, will be joining forces with Celebrity Style Guru, Laura Govan to host a Fashionista's Guide To Style In Real Life.  This Celebrity Style Class will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1 PM - 6 PM at Bella Marcia located at 120 E. Market Street(Downtown Indy - 2nd Floor).  

This event will be infused with make up tips on how to take your look from day to night provided by FOX 59's Style & Beauty Expert, Ms Nicole Rene.  Followed by tips and tricks on how to properly accessorize your wardrobe by Fashion Stylist & Owner of Do It Fab, LaVonnda Raines.  Concluded with how to style your wardrobe on a budget "In Real Life" by Celebrity Style Guru & Reality TV Star, Laura Govan.  There will be an interactive style session that allows the attendees a chance to practice some of their new learned tips.  A small selection of local boutiques will be in attendance to assist with the fashionistas' ambiance and speak on behalf of their brand.  

Laura Govan has been seen on the HIT Reality TV Shows, Basketball Wives:  LA (VH1) and The Next:  15 (TV One).  Her influential love for style has reached millions through her social media platform.  She is a Style Icon for many and she encourages her fans to live and embrace their personal styles.  Laura has hosted the Fashionista's Guide To Style In Real Life in major cities such as:  Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; AND MANY MORE!

This particular class is normally over $400 in other cities, Indianapolis will be able to enjoy this experience for the GREAT value of $125!  Active college students with a valid school ID will be able to attend this class for a special discounted rate.  Group rates are available and seating is extremely LIMITED.  To reserve a seat for this class, please contact Mr Los Kirk at 317-610-7604.  

Don't forget the After-Party at Bartini's!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring 2017 MIdwest Fashion Week Events

After a successful run in Chicago, Midwest Fashion Week is returning to Indianapolis for its Spring 2017 season with three days of exciting events combining networking, charitable giving and fashion presentations by the students, local and international designers. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Industry Insiders: 
Fashion, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Epic Ultra Lounge, 8215 Center Run Dr, Indianapolis, IN

Meet Indianapolis' influential fashion stylists and boutiques in an evening of fashion presentations. Discover the latest styles while networking and enjoying food, fashion and music!

FridayApril 21st, 2017

Student Designers Fashion Presentation,  7:00pm - 10:00pm.

Bella Marcia,120 E Market St Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN

Fashion presentation showcase featuring the works of student designers. The night will include influencers, student fashion, and a cash bar.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Trunk Show with Elda de la Rosa, 11:00am - 2:00pm.

The Secret Ingredient, 5631 N Illinois St. Indianapolis, IN

The new collection from Elda de la Rosa will be presented in the form of a trunk show with pieces available for purchase.

Elda de la Rosa is a highly prominent and recognized, couture designer from Chicago with a national and international following. Her gowns, Elda de la Rosa Couture, are featured across fashion circles and are regarded among the best hand-crafted garments seen in today's high fashion world. 

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Runway Fashion Show, 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

Indianapolis Arts Garden, 110 W Washington St. Indianapolis,
IN 46204

Runway showcase featuring the works of four established designers in a live runway fashion show. The night will include influencers, and live performance. Featured designers include: Vivien Jackson, Catou, Elda de la Rosa, Dana Bitto

Tickets are now available online with a portion of the proceeds going to the season's charitable partner, the DirectEmployers Institute, a local organization that brings learning to life by uniting public and private employers, schools and other nonprofit organizations that have a passion for creating a diversified workforce for Indiana students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged due to underrepresentation or disabilities. 

General admission tickets are available at the door for $30 or in advance at an early bird price of $20. VIP tickets are also available for purchase at the following link:

Midwest Fashion Week, has been a staple in the Midwest Fashion and Lifestyle culture for over 5 years and is based right in Indianapolis. It will be to your benefit to get out and enjoy at least one of the events.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Building Your Esteem One Affirmation At a Time!

I recently posted an image on Instagram listing three base sentences that can be used as the root for your affirmations. The I AM, I CAN and I WILL. Once you have purveyed your mind and have identified what you are, what you can do and what you will do, write those things down. This exercise is helping you connect the vision of yourself in the unseen to the realm of the seen. 

Affirming yourself is important to do at least on a daily basis, because there are many things in the world that chip away at or challenges who you are, even if we are unaware of this fact.

To remain grounded in the truths and convictions of who you are and want to be, repeat your affirmations to yourself daily. Your self esteem and confidence deserves to be fed by you, the one energy source that is most important to it.