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Saturday, October 30

Social Sunday: WHBM President Donna Noce gives Living Beyond $300K on TheTalk

 Only one of the reasons that Fashiona enjoys working at White House Black Market...

Friday October 29, White House Black Market President Donna Noce presented Living Beyond Breast Cancer with a donation for $300,000...and gave audience members $500 gift cards.

Friday, October 29

Sole Plus in conjunction with Converse presents Art + Sole + Life

Fashiona loves art, fashion and great causes and so of course she would support ART+SOLE+LIFE. 

Last week Friday October 22, The ART+SOLE+LIFE exhibit was created to highlight the non-profit work of SOLE PLUS.  SOLE PLUS is a non profit organization that was founded on the quote by Pablo Picasso, “Art washes away from the [sole] the dust of everyday life.”

Highlights of ART+SOLE+LIFE:
~ Included a signature SolePlus "Canvas Sole" Installation,
~ Live Body Art by BAM
~ Three Complimentary Cocktail Fusion Bars

Atlanta's stylemakers, artists, photographers, and of course sneakers lovers (Jae is both a photographer and sneaker lover)  experienced an unforgettable  indoor "art walk".

All photos by Jae Walker III

*Courtesy of the Garner Circle*

Special Thanks To:

Converse, Sam Flaxx, Ambient Studio Plus, OMG Booth, Nike Reuse-A-Shoe (Over 400 pairs of shoes were donated), Ciroc, Seraphin Cognac, Redbull, MillerCoors, Atlanta Audiovisual, Remix Recycled, Black College Football Experience (BCFX), Cakes by Tatyana and Futuristic Branding Solutions

Friday, October 22

Ambermag.com brings the Adore Your Beauty to Spelman

One of Fashiona's favorite memories surrounding college is Homecoming Week...the step shows, the game, the wild "eventful" parties and the special events. 

Ambermag.com is making college memories that much more special for Spelman (recently voted the no. 1
HBCU in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2010) with their Adore Your Beauty tour. 

Fashiona's alma mater, Florida A & M University was rated number 12.
The swag bags included  IMAN makeup, copies of Heart & Soul magazine and hair care products by Mizani.
College Chick, who has known Fashiona and Sis since she was a toddler, is a Spelman student and stopped by the tent to give Fashiona the real scoop.

In her words:
"I went to the AMBERmag event briefly yesterday and today and it was really nice overall. They had a section where they were doing make-up consultations by Iman cosmetics and a section where they were styling hair using Mizani products. I'm thinking about going back to get my make-up done. There was a massage section as well and me and a friend got massages, which were really relaxing."

Wednesday, October 20

Fashiona loves stacked rings


Whether you are dropping hints for your engagement ring or buying yourself a feel good bauble or shopping for the holidays (yes they are just around the corner) Caleo Fine Jewelry has something new for you.

Here are Fashiona's favs:

18k White Halo Scallop Stack Rings with Diamonds featured with 18k White Halo Pave Stack Ring and Diamonds

(Left or Bottom) Sterling Silver Satin and Black Rhodium Stack Rings with Diamonds (Right or Top) 18k Yellow Halo Dot Ring featured with 18k Yellow Halo Pave Stack Rings in White and Black Diamonds

...BTW it is ALWAYS the season for Fashiona to get/design/ buy new jewelry.

See more of Caleo Fine Jewelry on Examiner.com

Sunday, October 17

ASCAP presents: Women Behind the Music Part 3

After posing and interviewing on the Red Carpet....ASCAP honorees shared some of their wisdom that they have collectively learned while climbing the music industry ladder.


From left to right: Rashan Ali, Kelly Rowland, Sandra Brown, Hannah Kang

Hannah Kang, GM of Grand Hustle shared with the panel and guests that she never expected to be a part of the music industry.  She was managing The Shark Bar in her early 20's and she was constantly surrounded by entertainment moguls.  Her take is that business is business... yes there are different nuances in every industry but the essentials of business remain the same. 

Attorney Sandra Brown cautions would-be-entertainment lawyers that there is A LOT of non-glamorous work that goes into representing top clients.  Those contracts have to be in the  best interest  of the client and that takes time and research.

Kelly Rowland's pearls of wisdom included: Stay true to yourself.  Keep a piece of you to yourself even in this tell all social media phase.  Kelly further explained she means that she prefers to keep her private life private...she still remains accessible to budding artists and fondly remembers clamoring for SMV's attention in Houston during the early days of Destiny's Child.

Photo Credit: Jae Walker III
Rashan Ali moderating the panel discussion

Platforms were the footwear of choice.  Rashan had on a floral print that Kelly complimented her on and Ms. Rowland rocked a pair of black suede platforms.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of ASCAP presents: Women Behind the Music.

Friday, October 15

ASCAP presents: Women Behind the Music Part 2

ASCAP presents: Women Behind the Music was about honoring women that have achieved greatness in the music field.  Tuesday night...they looked absolutely fab on the Red Carpet.

Atlanta's DJ Traci Steele was amazing on the turntables and wore a bright yellow top, black mini and chunky bracelets.  Rashan Ali wore a black jersey pant suit with a low, low black...her skin is flawless.

Photo Credits: Jae Walker III
 Left DJ Traci Steele, Right Rashan Ali

 DJ Traci Steele

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Mega Star of the night Kelly Rowland very graciously held interviews with all the press including Fashiona.  Kelly shared with her that she was wearing a boat neck black dress and YSL platform heels and "vintage Kelly" gold jewelry.  

Part 3 will have excerpts from the panel discussion.

Wednesday, October 13

ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music Part 1

Tuesday  October, 12, Fashiona was delighted to attend  the Atlanta leg of the ASCAP presents: Women Behind the Music. Honorees included:
  • Singer/Song Writer Actress/Kelly Rowland
  • Entertainment Attorney Sandra Brown
  • Hannah Kang, General Manager of Grand Hustle Records. 

Fellow FAMU alumni Rashan Ali moderated the panel discussion.

Photo Credit: ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music

From left to right: Rashan Ali, Sandra Brown, Nicole George( Head of ASCAP Rhythm and Soul) Kelly Rowland and Hannah Kang

Indeed these honorees mean business when they are representing clients, negotiating deals or navigating a still macho industry.  

All three honorees and moderator Rashan were beautifully dressed, well coiffed and showcasing a mean shoe game...all three honorees looked every bit of the power brokers they are...

Part 2 will have Jae's pics and who was wearing what!

Saturday, October 9

Opi Pink of Hearts 2010

Need a nail color to match all the pink you are wearing this month?  Look no further than Opi. 

For the fourth year, mega nail polish brand Opi has teamed up with Susan Komen for the Cure.  The 2010 Pink of Hearts is a  blush pink with a shimmery finish and is available until October 31, 2010.

The Pink of Hearts 2010 edition features the pink ribbon cap in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Opi has committed to a $25,000 donation to Komen for the Cure

Want to try this color? Check out Opi's amazing Fashiona approved virtual site.  You can customize your skin color and your nail length.  To try on the Pink of Hearts 2010 edition, click on Pinks and then choose middle column and the third shade from the top.

Be fashionable and support a worthy cause!

Wednesday, October 6

White House Black Market offers the Give Hope Collection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Fashiona is very pleased with all the designers and boutiques  that have created merchandise to support the cause. 

White House Black Market (where Fashiona works) has the lovely Give Hope Collection.  White House Black Market is legendary for its black and white classic pieces but this limited collection consists of a tote bag, a watch, a statement necklace and an embellished tee shirt all in Breast Cancer Awareness Pink.

You can score some great novelty additions to your wardrobe and support the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation...fashion with a purpose...Fashiona's favorite cause.  

If you are in Atlanta, come meet Alicia "aka" Fashiona and shop the Give Hope Collection at Cumberland Mall@ 678-556-0861.

Sunday, October 3

Fashiona at the N-Secure Movie Premiere

Thursday September 30,  Fashiona went to the premiere of N-Secure at Atlanta's Atlantic Station.   The movie itself was pretty good, putting a new twist on the  "tried and true" plot of gold digging women and  a controlling, insecure, half-baked man.  The movie set in Memphis, TN was an additional character to the film, highlighting some great blues musicians and clubs. 

All photos by Jae Walker III

Of course...Fashiona really goes to premiere to scope out the Red Carpet and see who wears what.

First surprise of the night was the arrival of  music legend Millie Jackson, wearing a black embrodiered coat, a long curly ponytail and a gold necklace.

The lovely Elise Neal and Caryn Ward were photographer favorites.  Elise wore a navy blue J. Mendel dress accented with rhinestones,  shoes from Bebe, and a Betsy Johnson bag.  Caryn Ward, best known from her recurring role on The Game, wore a nude palette from head to toe.  

 Elise Neal

Caryn Ward

Model Josechu shared with Fashiona that he is Mexican, Chinese and Afro-American, loves Atlanta, is a Saints fan and was wearing a Ben Sherman jacket. 

Fashiona is sure that ladies in Atlanta love him too... 

Model Josechu 

N-Secure opens nation wide on October 15.

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