On Saturday, April 07, 2018, fashion designer Nicole Bell of KoKo Mystique held a launch party full of fashion, food, and fun and I was so honored to be a part of the event as her brand consultant!
*Hey ya'll! I had to take a blogging break while I worked at the box office of the Cleveland International Film Fest for a few weeks because it was just too much to keep up with, but I did do some wonderful fashion stuff and decided to do a quick recap of events...
I volunteer with the Renee Jones Empowerment Center and was invited to host a fashion show at the Columbus Statehouse on March 23, 2018 for the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Summit and it was a success! We tried to do it back in January but had to evacuate the area immediately due to the weather but it was postponed for March, which made it even better to showcase spring fashion!
Q&A with Fashion Designer Nicole Welch
Nicole Welch aka "Coco/KoKo" is a fashion designer who combines custom made fleece and patent leather to create one of a kind pieces. She started sewing only four years ago after receiving a sewing machine as a birthday gift from her husband and has been grinding ever since. A dream come true, Welch has witnessed her business grow rapidly in the past two years stating, "I put together my first fashion show in November 2014, for a girlfriend's women's empowerment event and it was the scariest most exhilarating feeling I have ever experienced!" Now a pro and relaunching her fashion brand find out how this Cleveland, Ohio native turned her fun loving hobby into a fashion forward business...
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All too often as a society we overuse words and phrases, bestowing power and prestige to those who don't deserve the title based on popularity and "likes". Words like- GENIUS, STYLE ICON, ROCKSTAR, BOSS... In some rare instances these words are necessary to instantly describe a certain individual who is worthy. 'Boss' certainly describes Ashley "Lava Flame" Hall, CEO of Flame Entertainment, rapper, songwriter, radio host and community organizer.
Few things remain the same in the name of change, but one event that has consistently been going on for the past forty three years in Cleveland, Ohio has been fashion designer Mrs. DeeDee Tufts-Carter's Designer's Palace Pre- Valentine's Day Celebration! I attended last year's show and was razzle dazzled and this year it was no different held on February 11, 2018, at the Ken Ferguson Party Center. You already know it was full of life, glitz, glamour and FASHION!
Q&A with Fashion Designer Akili Cooper
Meet Akili Cooper- Columbus, Ohio designer and the creator of the Jahi by Akili high fashion brand who is somewhat of a child prodigy. He has been sketching since the sixth grade, sewing since the ninth grade (under the watchful eye of his seamstress aunts) and designing for and showing in fashion shows since the age of 16. Akili has no signs of slowing down now, while choosing to focus on expanding his clientele, finishing school and naming a fragrance after his super supportive mom! Akili took the time out to answer All the Fly Questions...
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