Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

A lot of things surround the Thanksgiving Holiday, even the start of this blog took place on Thanksgiving Day, 7 years ago.

There is the turkey of course, and food in general or the getting together of family and friends that I hear a lot about. The events that take place are a Thanksgiving staple as well, the Macy's Day parade, the football games and social events that may happen later in the day. But do we get together and really talk about or express our appreciation for life on Thanksgiving? Do we discuss what we are thankful for?

I decided to write a post today and say that I am thankful for everything!!! Whether it seems to be going my way or not, I choose to be thankful to be able to breathe, to have a sound mind and full operation of my limbs. I am thankful to know there is a God and to respect and appreciate a power that is higher than me.

Happy Thanksgiving Notable Styles readers, I am thankful for you too!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Midwest Fashion Week Indianapolis

After a short run in Chicago, Midwest Fashion Week will return to its hometown of Indianapolis for six full days of events during its much anticipated Fall 2014 season. Events in the Circle City will begin Monday, October 20 and will conclude on Saturday, October 25.

The full schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday, October 20 - Jazz Kitchen (5377 N College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220)
Networking seminar hosted by Faith Moore-McKinney of the Successful Thinkers Network and featuring guest speaker Cindy L. Crowder, Ph.D, associate professor and Department Chair of the Department of Human Resource Development & Performance Technologies at Indiana State University. Free admission.

Tuesday, October 21 - Jazz Kitchen (5377 N College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220)
Networking seminar hosted by Faith Moore-McKinney of the Successful Thinkers Network and featuring guest speaker Deanna Swisher, Shareholder at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.  where she leads the firm's fashion and design law team, Fosterfashion. Free admission.

Wednesday, October 22 - MDG Salon (355 Indiana Ave #100 Indianapolis, IN 46204)
Fashion show hosted by Hot 96.3 radio personality, Ms. E-Klass, and Real Scene TV host, Danielle Hester. The evening will conclude with live performance.  Free admission.

Thursday, October 23 - Artsgarden (110 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204)
Networking, shopping and runway showcase featuring the works of established designers in a live runway fashion show. The evening will be hosted by Jon Bausman, host of Real Scene TV. Tickets available for purchase online.

Friday, October 24 - Artsgarden (110 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204)
Networking, shopping and runway showcase featuring the works of established designers in a live runway fashion show. The evening will be hosted by Barry Lantz of A Lantz Design and Consulting and Jade Newton, Ms. Indiana United States 2014. Tickets available for purchase online.

Saturday, October 25 - Indiana War Memorial (431 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46204)
Networking, shopping and runway showcase featuring the works of established designers in a live runway fashion show. The night will include children' s wear designers and performance and talents for entertainment. Tickets available for purchase online.

The runway shows will be produced by Iran "Bang" Paylor and Aaron Handy, notable, professional and expert fashion show producers, directors and runway trainers who have worked with countless designers across the United States and worldwide for more than a decade. The talented and dynamic duo are also well established fashion designers and entrepreneurs for the brand Kinetic Styles. In their hometown Washington, District of Columbia they own the community based organization Models Inc. to build self-esteem, enrich young adults and create a safe place for at-risk youth and young adults to express themselves artistic development and runway performance.

Tickets for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday events can be purchased online via the following link:

To learn more about Midwest Fashion Week or to request additional information about becoming a sponsor, please visit or contact

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Revolution: Ferguson, MO!

As you may know by now, an 18 year old, unarmed, African-American teen, slated to start college this past Monday, by the name of Michael Brown, was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. There has been a massive response from the community in Ferguson, Missouri since this unfortunate event has occurred. The community uprising has involved several store lootings, burning and damaging of buildings and protests, only to name a few of the things.

And there is a strong indication, from the information that has been presented about this event to date, that the police officer was in the wrong, morally and ethically.

I am writing about this situation, because the event itself is disturbing, the frequency and lack of effort displayed by "some authorities and people" to resolve an issue without inflicting deadly force upon citizens is at an all-time high. The attempt to cover up these wrong doings by police unions and justice departments is at an all-time high. And the fact that YES, some groups of people are profiled and stopped more often than other groups because of their skin color is also a serious problem.

But how do we combat this issue? How do you show a child to protect themselves from an unseen circumstance? How do we infiltrate a system that is built to serve and protect, to weed out the corrupt from the non-corrupt? How do we express our concern and zero tolerance stance without raiding, looting and acting out emotionally, when the injustice seems to have such a long, history of unfair treatment with very little vindication for that treatment?

I don't know the answer to these questions, but I do know that they deserve to be asked and our children deserve a better world, so that means that we have to take the time to talk about these things. If we want to improve upon the state of the country and the world, this needs to be a just place.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE +++++++++++++++++++++

Friday, August 8, 2014

Bombshell: KeKe Palmer

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Casting For An LA Show!!

CASTING 4 FEMALE SINGLE BEST FRIENDS who appear to be mid to late 20's to early 30's to star in their own SERIES for a major cable network following their friendships and dating in LA.. Personality.. Looks.. and good friends with different dating habits. MUST LIVE IN LA AREA.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


CONGRATULATIONS to everyone that has graduated or that will be graduating this academic school year! 2013-2014 School Year ROCKS!!! I wish that I could tell you all personally to keep up the good work, keep persevering and to keep on improving!!! Make sure that you account the life lessons to be just as important as the text book ones! Learn and live outside of the system!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Run! By JayZ and Beyonce!!

This short film clip was very exciting to watch and it looked very fun to shoot!! Some of the actors and actresses that can be seen in the Carter's Run movie, (by the way that may not ever be released) are: Don Cheadle, Rashida and Kidada Jones, Blake Lively (my Serena Van Der Woodson) Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo Diaz (Huck from Scandal), Sean Penn, Emmy Rossum and of course Bey and Jay!!!! This is the link where you can view the Run, film clip! And I hope that you enjoy!! Http://

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Notable Styles Tip of the Day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Trend Alert: Cropped Jackets!

A recent trend we have been seeing all over the 2014 runways are cropped jackets. Cropped jackets typically hit your mid-waist, giving you a flattering tailored look. The cropped length of the jacket gives it structure and can hide your undesirable areas. Most jackets are ¾ sleeves so they are less constricting than a normal jacket and more appropriate for the warmer months. Cropped jackets can be worn in a variety of different ways and styles. Working a cropped jacket into your summer wardrobe can be difficult, but here are a few of our favorites that we hope inspire you!

Floral print is always great pattern choice for summer. The style of this beautiful floral print jacket is so versatile, you can pair this casual Gentle Fawn jacket with white skinny jeans or a maxi dress for the perfect summer go-to outfit. Wear it to a backyard barbeque or a casual evening with friends. It has a wide color palate, making it the perfect accessory for practically any item you may have in your closet.

Add some spunk to your outfit with this jacket from Line and Dot. We love this paired with a bright colored maxi skirt or denim cut-offs and converse for an edgy look. You can also dress it up for the office with a pencil skirt and some killer heels.

For a classic chic look, check out the Elliatt Geo Check Bomber. Perfect for a night out on the town paired with a leather mini skirt or a sexy LBD. This jacket is also perfect for a cozy night by the campfire, the fabric is breathable and soft.


For more spring 2014 trendy looks, visit Southern Hippie. Southern Hippie is a fashion forward women's boutique that brings the latest styles right to you.

Contributor: Sarah Muesse of Southern Hippie

Friday, May 9, 2014

T.I. And Tiny Take A Stroll!!

The Family Hustle stars T.I. and Tiny, step out onto Santa Monica Boulevard for a walk. The City of Angels is an ever popular spot for celebrity couples and I wonder was T.I. in town for some movie production meetings or castings maybe?

T.I. is obviously wearing an Akoo sweater and cap, denim jeans and sharp burgundy Nike boots. His better half Tamika, is wearing a sweater with her husband's image on it, a San Diego Padres hat, fitted denim pants and Timberland boots.

I think that this couple stayed true to whom they are and are also very fashionable. Do you agree? Is this couple Notable or Not?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Notable Styles Tip of the Day!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Notable Styles Affirmation!!

A Wedge Appetizer, No Lettuce!

Jerome Dreyfuss shut down the game completely with this wedge sandal. It is black leather, with perforations throughout the leather revealing the nude undertones. The gathered ankle adds a visual effect that would complete any tapered leg pants or a midi skirt look with sass and class!! Since the shoe has an almond toe, make sure that your pedicure is right ladies.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Jay Z and Beyonce: On The Run Tour!!

The musically inclined couple, Jay Z, singer of Magna Carta: Holy Grail and the crooner of the most recent self-titled album Beyonce, have finally solidified reports that a Summer North American Tour was on the rise and have released dates and locations of this ground breaking event. I hope that the duo will plan, to go to great lengths to provide their fans with a matchless experience, as this opportunity does not come around often. With both artists having a range of chart toppers and even duets to pull from, there should not be a dull moment in this concert.
The tour schedule is as follows:

June 25: Miami, Fla.
June 28: Cincinnati, OH
July 1: Foxborough, Mass.
July 5: Philadelphia, Penn.
July 7: Baltimore, MD
July 9: Toronto, ONT
July 11: East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 15: Atlanta, Ga.
July 18: Houston, Texas
July 20: New Orleans, LA
July 22: Dallas, Texas
July 24: Chicago, Ill.
July 27: Winnipeg, MB
July 30: Seattle, WA
Aug. 2: Los Angeles Calif.
Aug. 5: San Francisco, Calif.

And tickets can be purchased here.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mod Puppy Print and Denim Skirt Trick!!

Notable Styles Tip of the Day!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Notable Styles Tip of the Day!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Black and White is In and with Sammy Dress You'll Win!

The perfect way to transition from winter into spring is by wearing lightweight tops and blouses in the seasons hottest trends and colors. Check out this blouse, doesn't it look nice? It is wide black and white vertical stripes, with small pearlized buttons and a lady-like scoop hemline.

You can belt this top or wear it, as styled in these pictures, paired with bright color leggings or black ones. It is a perfect style to wear, anywhere for example, to work or an outing.

 This awesome top is priced at the very reasonable cost of $11.48. Follow this link to order and get more information on this item.

Model: Michelle Pisaneschi and unknown
Photos Courtesy: Nicole McClain and

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nike City Pack!!

This shoe (NYC) is the 2nd release from the Nike City Pack, with the first release being London. I admire the aqua polka dots, tangerine and cobalt blue combination and beige undertones of this Air Max.

Do you think it's Notable or Not??

Notable Tip of the Day!!

H and M Conscious Collection Spring 2014!

H and M believes that they can help sustain fashion and the earth in the same breath and so they present, their Conscious Collection. Below, you can read H and M's exact words about this Collection:

"Help support our actions for a more sustainable future in fashion. At H&M it's not only about the fabric you feel between your fingertips, it's also about the environment and the people around us. We believe that together we can create real and long-term changes whether it's in our day-to-day activities, our support of local communities, or the launch of more sustainable collections."

This collection is lightweight, has a boho chic kind of vibe, is definitely sophisticated and most items are priced below $34.95.

I hope that you enjoy this collection. And if you want to see some EXCLUSIVE Conscious Collection pieces, you may want to download the app.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Notable Styles Looks of the Day!!

The Notable Styles Looks of the Day are brought to you by Erica Mitchell of (Mary, Mary), Keyshia Cole and Beyonce!!

I hope that you enjoy these looks much as I did!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Menswear Monday!!

Let's celebrate Menswear Monday by showcasing some Notable menswear styles.

Men often have a limited number of options when it comes to choices so the details in menswear are extremely important.

View the images below and I hope that you enjoy the styles. If you would like assistance in duplicating any of these looks or obtaining a similar look contact me at

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Notable or Not!

Men, I think this is shoe that could be worn in Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Sneakers From London!!

The house of Versace out of London posted these beauties on their Instagram page. What do you think of them? Notable or Not?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Essence Covers!!

Essence will be paying homage to Ledisi, Solange and Erykah Badu with three beautiful covers of each lady!!

The covers feature each unique woman in an encapsulating way. I love the colors and how much their individual style choices ROCK!!

Congratulations to Essence to pulling off a wonderful idea in an amazing way!!