Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Women’s Rights in Sports!



Skylar Diggins is becoming more and more vocal about gender inequality in sports, specifically the salary differences in the two national basketball leagues of the NBA vs. WNBA. Not only do NBA refs make more than a WNBA player, the 12th man on an NBA team has a higher salary than an entire WNBA team.

Be careful not to sum up the argument to the fact that women in sports just want to be paid more, it's more about being treated fairly across the board (travel, jersey/product revenue, etc) for the performance that they put in. And fair treatment should be a part of the process. It's very unfortunate that fairness and equality are not guaranteed but have to be bargained for.

But Skylar is up for the fight. She is coordinating meetings with other female athletes to share and gather information as preparation for developing talking points ahead of WNBA negotiations.

Remember the Serena Williams Naomi Osaka US Open tennis match where Serena was penalized for what some would say were "normal" tennis match behaviors? Immediately afterward in the post match interviews she discussed gender biases in tennis and how she has a responsibility to speak up about them and bring them to the forefront.


Injustice to women anywhere, is an injustice to women everywhere.

Photo Credits: @SkyDigg4 on Instagram, CNN.com

Friday, October 19, 2018

Lupita Nyongo for Vogue Spain!!



The extremely beautiful actress Lupita Nyongo released the cover photo, and a series of additional photographs from her Vogue Spain Noviembre issue.

Enjoy the photos and the black girl magic Lupita is sprinkling in her cover story. Ciao bellas!
Photo credits: Lupita Nyongo Instagram page

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fendi Flair and Awesome Hair!



Notable Styles has been following the revamped Fendi signature print since earlier this year and the pieces are finally starting to show up on celebrities and at high end retailers.

In a couple of the images posted here, you can see Karen Civil brand manager, cultivator and host wearing the Fendi print boatneck top, leather quilted ruffle skirt and Fendi print thigh high sock boots.

Staff at N. Styles all agree that this look is a winner!

Karen Civil's hair is slayed in these photos as well, which was done by Annagjid "Kee" Taylor aka @sosheargenius on Instagram.




Photo credits: Annagjid "Kee" Taylor, Kim Weston Arnold, Indigital.tv



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pattern Indy STREET ExPO VIP Reception!


I recently attended the reception of the well received Pattern Indy STREET ExPO at 416 Wabash in Indianapolis, IN and I was floored by what I saw in regards to branding.

Pattern Indy is currently a 501c3 non-profit organization that is diligently building a community of fashion, arts, media and creatives to move the city and region forward. Pattern is most known for Pattern magazine and events.

View the images in this post to get a better idea of a brand that has a consistent message and marketing design style.







416 Wabash Summer Cocktails Menu

Previous posts on Pattern Indy. For more information on Pattern Indy follow them on the social media below:


Photo credits: Nicole McClain


Monday, July 16, 2018

Mis-match and Color Pops!!

Bonjour Notable Stallions! 

We have spotted 6 notable looks that I think will appeal to your eyes and your fashion sense. The looks can be re-created in many different ways. And if you would like Notable Styles' humble opinion in how to recreate a look of any kind - feel free to communicate with us.

Enjoy the mis-match and color pop looks from Kenzo Spring 2019 and Unravel Spring 2019 Resort below. And don't forget to comment and share your thoughts.

~Ciao!!







Photo Credits: Vogue Runway

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Passion 4 Fashion Week 2018 Begins Sunday July 15th!!

Hi Notable Stallions!! Indianapolis is hosting a Passion 4 Fashion Week (P4W) Event!! And most of the events are family friendly! So mother's and father's in the fashion business, pay close attention - the children can attend some of these P4W events with you!!

Passion 4 Fashion Week begins on Sunday, July 15th, 2018. Passion 4 Fashion will consist of fashion events (a youth fashion show, news segments, a VIP mixer, pop-up shops and more) throughout the week (see schedule below). The headlining event is a fashion show at the Indiana Convention Center in celebration of the 2018 Indiana Black Expo. This years Passion 4 Fashion Week is being coordinated by Ms Nicole Rene', Indianapolis' own, well traveled, booked, busy and blessed, celebrity stylist and creative director extraordinaire.

Passion 4 Fashion Week 2018 

Sunday, July 15th from 3-5 pm Youth Fashion Show inside Macy's Castleton Square Mall 2nd floor FREE ADMISSION! 

Monday, July 16th - FOX 59 Passion 4 Fashion Week Segment with Ms Nicole René airs at 9:45 (9:40) am.  This segment will be about how you can wear your hairstyle from the gym to the office!  

Monday, July 16th from 6-9 pm Monday Night Fashion Presented by Rémy Martin at ICON Lounge (must be 21 and over).  RSVP/INVITE ONLY - CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC 

Come out and enjoy a private night of fashion as we continue our second night of Passion 4 Fashion Week. MONDAY NIGHT FASHION presented by Rémy Martin being held at Icon Lounge from 6-9 pm. Indulge in our fashion cocktails, enjoy Exotic On The Run, and see a fashion show!!! Remember you MUST RSVP by getting your FREE ticket on eventbrite while they last! See you there!!! Get involved by using the Passion 4 Fashion Week hashtags: #Passion4FashionWeek #P4FW #MsNicoleRene #IconLounge #RemyMartin

Tuesday, July 17th - FOX 59 Passion 4 Fashion Week Segment with Ms Nicole René at 9:15 (9:10) am.  This segment will be about how to get your tummy flat for the summer quickly! 

Tuesday, July 17th from 6-8 pm at Perfect Pick by Ebony Nicole inside Castleton Square Mall 

Come out and check out Passion 4 Fashion Week as we continue with Perfect Pick By Ebony Nicole inside Castleton Square Mall on Tuesday, July 17th from 6-8 pm!!!  Come see a fashion show, Live window models, and shop until you drop!!!  Save 30% off AND when you buy 2 items or more your 3rd item will be FREE!!! This event is FREE and open to the public!!!  Join the conversation on social media using these hashtags:  #passion4fashionweek #p4fw #msnicolerene #perfectpickbyebonynicole

Wednesday, July 18th - FOX 59 Passion 4 Fashion Week Segment with Ms Nicole René at 9:15 (9:10) am.  This segment will be about Summer skin care and makeup! 

Wednesday, July 18th from 6-8 pm at Footprints Boutique inside Castleton Square Mall

Come out as we continue our Passion 4 Fashion Week with Footprints Boutique from 6-8 pm!!!  Enjoy a 30% off discount from Footprints Boutique and deals on ANY STYLE luxury lashes 1 for $20 Or 2 for $35 from Pink Lipstick & Company!!!  Be sure to stop in and shop our beauty pop up shop from Pink Lipstick & Company and see a mini fashion show!!!  Join the conversation on social media using these hashtags:  #passion4fashionweek #p4fw #msnicolerene #footprintsboutique 

Thursday, July 19th - FOX 59 Passion 4 Fashion Week Segment with Ms Nicole René at 9:15 (9:10) am.  This segment will be about Summer time men's and women's MUST HAVE accessories! 

Thursday, July 19th from 6-8 pm at Runway Diva Boutique 2719 E. 56th Street 

Come out as we continue our Passion 4 Fashion Week with Runway Diva Boutique from 6-8 pm.  Come out and enjoy 50% off of your ENTIRE purchase, pop up shops from Sac De Dame (purses) and Shoez Galore AND a mini fashion show!!!  Join the conversation on social media using these hashtags:  #passion4fashionweek #p4fw #msnicolerene #runwaydiva #runwaydivaboutique 

Friday, July 20th - FOX 59 Passion 4 Fashion Week Segment with Ms Nicole René at 9:15 (9:10) am.  This segment is all about SUMMER FASHION with Macy's Castleton!!!  Tips on how to look like a Celebrity for Less in the summer heat!!!  

Friday, July 20th from 6-9 pm at Nap or Nothing AND 28 Boutique inside Lafayette Square Mall 

Come out as we continue our Passion 4 Fashion Week with Nap or Nothing AND 28 Boutique from 6-9 pm inside of Lafayette Square Mall!!!  Come out and enjoy 28% off of your purchase from BOTH Nap or Nothing AND 28 Boutique, check out our featured Lip Candy Line shown on the models, AND see a fashion show with TWO BOUTIQUES COMBINED!!!  Join the conversation on social media using these hashtags:  #passion4fashionweek #p4fw #msnicolerene #napornothing #28boutique 

Saturday, July 21st at 4:30 pm inside the Indiana Convention Center on the Interactive Stage 

Come out as we end our Passion 4 Fashion Week with the Summers HOTTEST MOST ANTICIPATED show, the IBE Fashion Show featuring designers and boutiques across the Midwest AND YES from Paris!!!  Shop right from the runway!!!  Check out our models wearing Silk Cosmetics during the show!!!  Join the conversation on social media using these hashtags:  #passion4fashionweek #p4fw #msnicolerene #ibefashionshow #doitfab #thebestisupnext #nikkiblainecouture #brownsugardreamz #stereocrate #SCE #theurbanegroup

Designers are as follows:
  1. WHS Apparel 
  2. Chokolate by KoKo Brown 
  3. Sonny Bates
  4. MINI BREAK WITH JAZZY JEWELRY 
  5. Michelle's House of Design 
  6. Arrington Designs 
  7. B Gals Couture 
  8. MINI BREAK WITH SHOEZ GALORE 
  9. PRSVR 
  10. Marchell Lavon 
  11. MINI BREAK WITH JULIAN SEMAJ
  12. TwisteDenim by Bridgette Love
  13. Gothic Dimensions by Erica Lee 
  14. Kerapa Klothing, Co. 
  15. MINI BREAK WITH SAC DE DAME 
  16. Anjel's Boutique 
  17. Mike Sylla Couture 
I hope to see you out at the events! Remember to use the #hashtags on your social media posts of pictures, videos and more!

To connect with Ms Nicole Rene' and follow Passion 4 Fashion Week on social media:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Confidence of Youth!

This past Friday, I was able to watch a group of young ladies aged 6-14 display their talents, as part of a celebration for the last day of camp. These young ladies were amazingly confident. These young women gave it all they had. The skill level varied amongst them, but the one thing consistent through out was their confidence and sense of self.

con·fi·dence - a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.

Interestingly enough, every single one of the girls that participated in a group performance showed a determination and rigor that should be commended.

Only when the groups relegated down to solo acts did a small dose of shyness, become detectable. In the shadow of shyness, determination and fearlessness still reigned supreme.

The confidence that I saw exuding from the girls on Friday, was admirable. And the youngest children in the groups seemed to be the bravest of all. Confidence is a trait that often times, fades away as you age and gain more exposure to life. Although, we should make sure that our daughters and sons are confident as they go out into the world daily.

Build, nurture and help the people in your life maintain a confidence that is unwavering. A great place to find examples of strong confidence is in the innocence of the youth of today.

Photo Source: Unknown

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Notable Styles and More: Hair Stylist Feature - Nicole Bullock

Nicole Bullock is a hairstylist out of Indianapolis, IN. She has been a hairstylist for 20 years. She specializes in classy, stylish, and modern hairstyles for today's modern woman. Her first memory of wanting to be a hairstylist was at 12 years old. Nicole loved being able to emulate the latest styling trends of her favorite artists at the time. She also loves making women feel and look their best, which is the most gratifying experience of her career. 

In recent years, Nicole has fallen in love with servicing natural hair including her signature blow-dry and silk-press. She started her hair journey over two years ago and it has indeed been a journey. Nicole appreciates being able to help other women with embracing their natural hair while providing guidance on what works best for their individual texture. 

Please follow Nicole Bullock's hair page on Instagram @styledbynicolet. For booking visit her StyleSeat www.styleseat.com/nicolebullock


Monday, May 21, 2018

Boss UP Business and Entertainment Conference!

Everything Underground has partnered with Youth to Youth's Exchange, for the 2nd Annual Boss Up Business and Entertainment Conference. The partnership extended the international initiative into Africa. Our partnership hope is to continue to showcase excellence that all people appreciate. The conference is May 24th - 27th, at Cowork Indy located in Downtown Indianapolis. Our emphasis is on empowering entrepreneurs in every generation with motivation and resources. You are invited and there is something for every professional at every age. 

There are some very stimulating panel discussions, workshops, and interactive activities scheduled. We kick off things off Thursday, with the meet and greet for Team EU with Lexi Jones. Lexi Jones is a EU member, Life Coach, Purposepreneur, Financial Advisor and Motivational Speaker. She will deliver the weekend opening keynote at 7 pm "Purpose & Profit: The New Normal". 

Friday night will be hosted by Author, Youth Activist and Internet Media Producer Jacquie Lynette. Friday is created to support and encourage the youth, families and mentors are required to attend with registered youth. Youth night starts at 6 pm and includes food, door prizes, live DJ, group discussions, Open Mic, youth performers, motivational speakers, academic standouts, athletic standouts, youth activists, games and various business owners and entrepreneurs who will be sharing information on their industries. 

Saturday is filled with an array of powerhouses from entrepreneurs and business owners to international business leaders and CEOs for Fortune 500 companies. Kicking off the day at 9 am, we have a variety of activities scheduled through out the day. Our weekend with panelists experts include Freeway Rick Ross - Author, Cliff Johnson - CEO of Cliff Johnson Insurance Agency, Lexi Jones- Purposepreneur, Deatra Stevenson - Philanthropist, Larry Williams - Black Chamber Indy and Pastor John Girton - Trailblazer Honoree - Servant Leader. Sherry Sims - Founder of Black Career Women Network and 2017 Trailblazer Award Winner. This year Sherry will be hosting two workshops during the Boss Up Conference the first is "Brown Girl's Ambition" and the second "Brown Girls Ambition: Side Hustle Strategies. 

What would the world be without the Fashion and Beauty industries? Not only are the aesthetically pleasing but the Fashion and Beauty industries are both multi billion dollar industries. Starting off will be the 'Beauty and The Beast' business Panel Discussion and Networking at 5:00 pm. Next is the "Fashion Faux Pas Business Panel Discussion and Networking at 6:30 pm. With panelists such as Master Barber and Educator Keith Potter. Celebrity Makeup Artist, Esthetician and Micro Blading Educator Rachel Langford and Hairstylist, Salon Owner and Founder of the Fuqua Institute of Beauty Culture, Jacqueline Fuqua. Celebrity Fashion Designers Nikki Blaine and Margaret Williamson, Unzip Magazine Editor and Designer Dlang Ferguson, International Model Scout and Runway Coach Pilar Ammons along with New York Fashion Stylist and Consultant DaNisha Greene who will be moderating both panels. The beauty and fashion business panelists will be discussing getting into and staying relevant in the industry, the Do's & Don'ts, New age Networking, marketing strategies, and making better money moves. 


2018 Boss Up Business & Entertainment Conference Schedule 


Thursday May 24th

6pm - 9pm Networking & Lexi Jones


Friday May 25th 

6pm - 10pm  Youth Night- Mature Youth Aspiring Artist and intellectuals


Saturday May 26th  

9 AM Sherry Sims -Cincinnati Black Career Women Network

'Brown Girls Ambition Side hustle Strategies

10 am Keynote & discussion with Cliff Johnson from Cji Insurance

                     

                   11 am Lunch


12:30 Opportunity Starts in the mind.

Freeway Rick Ross- Author, Entrepreneur, Network Guru

Rev. John - Pastor, Radio Talk Host, Visual Artist (graphics-video), Community Leader

Cliff Johnson- owner CJI ,Insurance 

Shirona Gunawardhana - Black Culturists, Broadcaster 


Workshops

1:00 Sherry Sims , Brown Girl's Ambition: Business Boss Moves

3:00 Delores Thornton,  Book Writing and New Authors Workshop

2:15 -2:30 Business Pitch- Open Forum

Entrepreneur and career strategies, long term and short term goals.. 

2:45 PM 

Lexi Jones - Transformational International Speaker  Business Coach Best Selling Author

Sherry Sims-Founder of Black Career Women's Network | Career Strategist | Champion for Black Women at Work

Deatra Stevenson -  Co Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series "Whatever you are Thinking Think bigger" Philanthropist

Faith McKinney- America's #1 Personal Media and Brand Strategist |Television Producer at Real People Real Voices


4:00 PM 'Money & Music' Panel & Discussion 

Andrew Hunt - CEO of NumbersMediaTV 

St. James - Stop Beefing Radio

Sid "Uncle Jams" Johnson - owner of MECAP Management 

Banji "DJ BNasty" Aderiye - Blend Master DJ 

Dro the Writer - Owner Of Tapestry Films

Lucky Smith - Owner 24/7 Magazine 


5:00 pm 'Beauty and The Beast' Panel Discussion 

Keith Don Potter – Master Barber and Educator

Rachel Langford - The Makeup Coach
Jacqueline Fuqua - Founder of The Fuqua Institute of Beauty Culture
Britney Tipton - Celebrity Lash Tech & Entrepreneur 
Hope Hall - CEO and Founder of Diamond Virgin Hair Co

6:30 pm 'Fashion Faux Pas' Panel Discussion 

Nikki Blaine – Fashion Designer and Boutique Owner

Dlang Ferguson – Fashion Designer and Editor In Chief for Unzip Magazine

DaNisha Greene- Fashion Consultant and Creative Director

Margaret Williamson - Celebrity Designer and Mompreuner PRSVR

Pilar Ammons - Model Scout and Runway Coach of Simply Pilar Modeling


Location: Cowork Indy 120 E. Market St. Indianapolis, IN


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Makeup Tips For 2018!!



Hola Notable Stallions! We are excited to present to you a makeup tip guide. A guide that was put together to assist those interested in learning new ways and making improvements in applying their makeup. This guide will never go out of style. So bookmark this post and the guide itself to access it whenever you need to.

Specifically, this guide is comprehensive on 50 makeup tips every person should know. It is over 7,000 words and packed with practical tips. Makeup guide.

Notable Stallions I hope that you enjoy this post and the makeup guide.  

Monday, January 29, 2018

Voting Guide for College Voters!

This is the year of the 2018 Midterm elections. There are some resources listed below that will help you navigate the process.


Navigating the Election Process for Students and First Time Voters - https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-and-first-time-voters/


Vote. Vote Smart.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!

As we celebrate the life of an important soul today, Notable Styles and More (NSM) wanted to post the work of Daniel Rerala.

There are several articles written on this site depicting the life and the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, if you prefer a biography style post feel free to read previous articles.

In 2018 the question remains how can we utilize history as a resource and integrate it with examples, messages, circumstances and experiences from recent times.

The images below do an excellent job of relating the words of Dr. King to the atrocities of current times. Thank you Daniel Rerala and Amanda Seales @amandaseales for posting it.




Notable Styles and More Legacy



Today, Notable Styles and More would like to celebrate Bernice King as a legacy figure. The youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Coretta Scott King (who was the mere age of five years old when her father was assassinated) is established in her own right. Miss King is currently a minister and CEO of the King Center.

Miss King had her first United Nations speaking engagement when she was 17. Bernice has also participated in non violent demonstrations and is still active within the community of Atlanta, GA where she resides. She was elected as the first female president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 2009 but due to differences she declined the role.

Months later King became CEO of the King Center. King's focus as CEO is to ensure that the nonviolent philosophy and methodology (Nonviolence 365) is integrated into various areas of society including: education, government, business, media, arts and entertainment and sports. King is also the CEO of First Kingdom Management, a Christian consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Bernice King was recently spotted on an episode of Jermaine Dupri’s (So So Def) Rap Game where she can be seen encouraging the contestants to be mindful in their choices of lyrics and to stay motivated and determined. This woman is an strong example of legacy representation.

We wish her the best and offer our continued support in her future endeavors.

Ready Jet Go!



Layout Created by: Nicole McClain

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Notable Styles and More Legacy

Notable Styles and More is starting something nuevo with a series of posts that will reflect on a legacy!

Not that we particularly planned it this way ;) ;) 😉😉, but the initial post will showcase King Combs, birth name Christian Combs none other than Sean Diddy Combs' youngest son.

King Combs almost looks identical to his father and is following in the footsteps of his father with his efforts to pursue the music (on Bad Boy's label) and fashion business.

King Combs music can be found on TIDAL and other music outlets as well as visuals and interviews can be watched on REVOLT.

Watch out for more fashion influence from this young man, as he recently was featured in an ad for Dolce & Gabbana and walked in fashion shows in the Spring/Summer 2018 NYFW season.

Read further for more on King Combs and to view images.