”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
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
gucci shades styled by Bougie-nista
Owner of the Vault Online Boutique
gucci inspired purse and shoe Bougie-nista
MZ Billie Books owner of SHADEY BIZ
support small business contact information included in the pictures
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”
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 .
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 proudly 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 .
So i finally got my DSQUARED 2 heels! Just like the one my girl crush Ms. Rhianna Fenty had on . I waited 24 days for these beauties to arrive from Germany . And they were worth the wait .
When they arrive they were heavenly! The light busted through the box , while my jewels sparkled like it was Christmas ,the light literally burst through the box (kidding ) . As my heels slept in a pair , I noticed my heavenly heels came with a shoe bag in black . I tried my 10 1/2 heels on and it was like butter in bottle. The shoes also came with extra crystals to add , just in case a crystal falls off . Overall I am very pleased with my shoes .
By the way I added a funky pair a fur kittens from The Rainbow store in Harlem. they added that Hollywood touch to the scene.I must pair these fur girls with the perfect ensemble for a hot night of fun .
priced at $115/ fur heels $40
enjoy the link song Im feeling myself , featuring Beyonce and Nicki Minaj
I 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.
Every year the ladies of the Black Entertainment Circle get to come out and show off their sexy fashion trends at the Soul Train Music Awards. However the one outfit that caught everyone’s eye was the sexy classy Elise Neal . This native Memphis Tennessee ballerina drifted in this white jumpsuit . She definitely had the body to rock it . But it was not executed correctly , I am no fashion critic ,( ”working on it tee tee”). The tailoring needed just a little more love to it . Nothing wrong with a nag , tuck , pull. And the train made it so hard for the diva to walk . So it made her look like a spilled glass of milk . Instead of a tall cup of sexy leche’,(ha!). But i loved that it was different and it stood out so it wins with me . I love her as an actress and strong black woman . That’s it for Kenya’s fashion Korner .
So I stopped at one of my favorite stores to pick up a few needed items . And low and behold I seen a classic bag ,not just any bag It was an Adrienne Vittadini bag . It was the only one left. So i had to have it of course , $200 dollar retailed and I bought it for half that price . Then as i walked through the overwhelming shoe section ,there was a beaming light. ”Converse”! I screamed it in my head. I had to have those too, $40 . There is nothing like a good sale . So divas never pass up a good sale , chances are you will not see what you want again . Because some other shopper will grab it.