BIZ TALK PART 2, RED ALERT ‘S SUPPORTING BLACK BUSINESS EVENT

”I am back ! ”to blog about DJ Red Alert’s monthly networking events , which occurs every 1st Thursday of each month . This time part two was mainly small business vendors , black owned ,”of course ”. There was small media outlets such as Bronx Net TV, and independent photographers and bloggers such as myself and a host of anyone trying to get involved in something positive  . It’s all about economic growth and brotherly and sisterly love . Although  I must say sisters we need to stop with the  eye rolling and dead stares at one another and simply embrace each other with genuine love .  ”I just thought i throw that in there .

But I had the pleasure of meeting three charismatic sistahs , small business owners , whether a hustle on the side I love the themes . My first stop was a vendor called ”Her Secret

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MY TWO PIECE PURCHASE FROM HER VAULT YES I LOVE IT

 Vault” . Her table screamed sexy! She has a colorful spread of the most exotic custom bathing suits . The colors exploded  like a skittles rainbow. She was pleasant , favors La La Anthony to me . ”The soon to be divorced  La La ‘.(funny shade). I purchased the a two piece bathing suit. I was amazed that she had big booty girl sizes . And yes it fits , ”cant wait to wear it . The theme of the suits were very Eygptian-like . The material was strong and silky like . I was glad to have supported her . And her gift bags are adorbs! Did I mentioned she also had sexy body-con dresses too for the curvy girls.

 

My next vendor stop was ”Bougie-nista” ,the name alone tickled my fancy , because  I am totally boujee/or bougie.  She was dressed in her bougie apparel , Hat , glasses , the shoes all custom-made I had to snap her eclectic sense of style .Its everything I would wear

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gucci shades styled by Bougie-nista

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Owner of the Vault Online Boutique

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gucci -inspired

gucci inspired purse and shoe Bougie-nista

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MZ Billie Books owner of SHADEY BIZ

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support small business contact information included in the pictures

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MZ Billie Books ,left Tasha Monique middle, right owner Bougie-nista

r to stand out and be yourself .

 

My final vendor stop was ”Shady Biz”, ”Ms Billie Bookz”. She was rocking her funky fresh Glam T-shirt smothered in bling . ”Bling catches the eyes of girls”. And her Bedazzled out shades were in their trendiest form . Her shades were perfect for any fun party, shopping , being cute kinda wear . Must support Guys .

Well that’s all I have for his go around . I will include their business-findings in the pictures added .Until then , I am signing off ,please share and like and comment !

CREDIT INSERT : ENJOY MY INSERT OF NICKI MINAJ AND BEYONCE’S ”IM FEELING MYSELF”

BIZ TALKS , SUPPORTING BLACK OWNED ESTABLISHMENTS

Welcome to part 2 of my networking event that will take place every first thursday of each month . Red Alerts ”Lets Connect is a forum that connects black ownerships and starter-ups in the Harlem community . It  consists of Black owned banks , vendors and guest speakers such as well-known influencers like Ralph McDaniel .It was unselfish community of love and support fun and great networking . I can’t wait until the next event . It’s about pouring love back into our community villages with all the national gentrification going on the black community must thrive from one another and support one another . Please enjoy some of the visuals at the lounge MIST located in Harlem .

Ralph McDaniels

kenya nicole (me ) with Ralph McDaniels

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REDD COLLECTION /DOPE HAIR COLLECTION VENDOR

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DOPE HAIR / REDD COLLECTION VENDOR

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ART POP UP .SHHH LIFE AND L.A.V.A VENDER

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EVENT PLANNER/ DIAMOND VIDEO

OMG SO GOOD , IM A SUPPORTER

BLACK BRAND OWNER OF MR. BIGGS WINE /CEO

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SAMPLE TIME FOR MR BIGGS WINE

The Original Start Ups : DJ REDD Alert & Uncle Ralph McDaniels ,

The title  alone should not have you asking who are these two Pioneers . I give you a quick history lesson both ,( remember it s a blog , not a book ) ha !ha!. ”Kool DJ Red Alert New York is recognized as one of the founding fathers of hip hop and culture. and […]

”Not So Vip”, But The Party was Lit.

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fun interaction  with Tammy and Tommie / manager Nelson 

 This latest blog  should  peak your interest . June 17,2017 of what i would call my reunion back to my controversal city , Trenton NJ.  I attended Anthony Walkers  Summer Jam kick off for the town , an all-white affair  ; Love & – social-lite Vixens,  Tommie Lee , & Tammy Rivera were  the guest . Both looked smashing and delicious (yassss) . I  especially loved that Tammy did not wear white She wore a hunter green body cat suit.  And my super-shero Tommie  wore a sheer-trench coat , which  looked to be a two piece bikini underneath . Before the  mayhem when I first arrived , DJ Self was thumping all the jams , He definitely bought the ambiance . I was expecting a little more branding for the Vip area . I didn’t  see Tommies ”L

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peekaboo  style / Tommie Lee 

e’Don wine” , or didn’t hear Tammy’s new hit song ”All These Kisses Playing” (love this single). And most importantly , a free-drink ,at least one on the house . I guess what they call  VIP is  different then what the  New York City scene  offers.  I would  have had a little  more  bragging  to do .   And I was  slightly  disappointed that  an orderly  line was not established for at the least Vip persons to get their picture-taking . It was more like the Walking Dead attacking their prey . And you could not use your credit card to buy your drinks , (its 2017 ) !

I waited  patiently because I do not engage in  thirsty behaviors  . However I did get to chat with the ladies  during the crowed take over .. a quick ”hi Tammy”, (as seen in the picture) and ”happy birthday ”to Tommie.

Overall the party was Lit , and the ocean of white looked good . And my feet hurt like hell from dancing .

Janelle Monae ,”She did That”!

Janelle Monáe is a 360 degree of soon to be a legendary iconic artist ball of  “DAM!”. A queen from Kansas City that literally pushed through her blueprint of life.  Who would have thought she would go from  the cliché of New York City Broadway To Hotlanta (Atlanta ) Stardom . Capturing the eyes of Big Boy ,joining a local circuit band . He was admirably impressed. From there she created her own collective compilations of music catalogs. From Sean P. Diddy , Prince , OutKast (group) , Erykah Badu,  Esperanza Spalding,  Solange,  and Miguel. Ms Monáe is a force to be reckoned with . Standing outside her box , because she would not let you box her in . I would say she rolled out her own dam red carpet without permission .

She was honored at the  CFDA Awards earned the nickname of “fashion’s Oscars” for its star-studded guest list and attendees’ elaborate fashions. She listed a few A-listers as being her sheros Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Monáe was honored by the CFDA Board of Directors for her contributions to January’s  2017 Women’s March .

She also paid tribute to her family Unknown-4Unknown-3Unknown-1Unknownproudly boasting and humbly praising the fact that her mom was a janitor and father a trash collector and step father a postal worker . Which lit fire to her iconic fashion sense . she stated ”My family wore those uniforms with pride , dignity while continuing to provide for herself and sister “. My tribute to Ms. Monáe is not enough to add to her never ending accomplishments . She is not just a woman she is a movement .

 

 

Von Boozier, Shoe Extravaganza!

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recently attended the shoe launch of the double debonair Von Boozier twins  February 17, 2017. Though , I have always wanted to meet them , Their accolades are covered in celebrity credits. I was excited this time to show up . As i walked  into The Refinery Hotel the Quero store sat cozy in the corner of the Hotel. The ambience was serene and quaint . The shoes were planned out like soldiers in formation . The most delicious pairs of shoes I had ever seen . Each shoe hand crafted /custom done. From the rich colors of browns , reds, blues, greens . There were custom leather bags  ,and wallets satchels to name . 

The very thought of it being  created by two successful  men was not surprising to me . My people (black people) created almost everything . (research with shade lol). I am definitely gonna purchase this well made product, Once I have save my coinage . The night was filled with socialites , spectators and fabulous folk like myself ha!.  I enjoyed the company of the  Atmosphere , wishing the twins the best in all their endeavors.

#GETYOURFASHIONLIFERIGHT

The Love Is In The Skin Your In, Get to Know Terrence Terrell.

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Hey Guys ! Its has been a minute since I  have written a blog . How ever this one is special , because  It’s not about Fashion . It’s about a talented man , black man who didn’t always believe in himself. Terrence Terrell; model, actor, and added; Arthur . Terrence Terrell did not always  believe himself . You may know him from major video plays  with Beyoncé , Lady GaGa , Nbc ,Showtime, Fox  show appearances. And currently Criminal Minds.

But Before the bright lights and big stars , Terrence has not always love who he was , like most of us ,(women). Society will have you believe that only women have self-love issues . He grew up feeling awkward and known as the ugly duckling . Well we know what happens in that story . She /he turns into the swan . Terrance was teased about his nose , head, his voice . All the negative drama is enough to stagnate ones life. But he manages to overcome all theses adversities  into triumphs . By rising bigger than his flaws . Terrence has released his new book called ”Blacky’. An uplifting story about a young boy’s journey to self-confidence . It’s about a young man realizing how to appreciate himself .  This was a much-needed positive piece of love to add to our children and adults of our society.

Terrence just wrapped up his feature in Arianna Grande’s video ,”Everyday”. And still appearing on new episodes of ”Criminal Minds.”