Fashion Influencer Aaliyah Jay (2 million +) talks new fashion line, success & more on Blavity TV

In a new article and video by Black culture platform Blavity, fashion and beauty content creator and influencer Aaliyah Jay is highlighted. In the clip, Aaliyah discuses the upcoming relaunch of her clothing line Twisted Saints out Q1 2022 as well as her rise as an influencer and the implications that result from her success.

Over the past 5+ years, Aaliyah has cultivated a following of over 4 million across her social media platforms. Aaliyah creates fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle content that she hopes will inspire others to be their authentic selves.

Now in LA and originally from Boston and New York, she is now venturing into the next step of her career, one as a fashion designer and correspondent. In addition to fashion commentary and vlogging, she will be relaunching her clothing line Twisted Saints at the beginning of 2022 in addition to growing her already large platforms and expanding her media profile.

SOCIAL REACH

4.4M TOTAL REACH

Instagram: 2.0M FOLLOWERS

Twitter: 296K FOLLOWERS

YouTube: 1.5M SUBSCRIBERS

Tik Tok: 303K FANS

BADGLEY MISCHKA UNVEILS THE 2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, “GIVE THE GIFT OF SPARKLE”

Badgley Mischka is pleased to unveil the brand’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, entitled “Gift the Gift of Sparkle.”

Featuring apparel, jewelry, shoes, sunglasses and fragrance, this year’s gift guide highlights 10 of Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s favorite sparkly creations, perfect for every glamorous woman on anyone’s list.

The Badgley Mischka 2021 Holiday Gift Guide photos and video were captured on October 21, 2021 in New York City.

First Lady Jill Biden was Spotted Wearing Designer Heather B. Moore’s Jewelry

On several occasions, First Lady Jill Biden was spotted wearing designer Heather B. Moore’s personalized jewelry. Moore’s approachable designs have helped wearers personalize and memorialize important people, places, and events in their lives. Her designs have won industry awards for more than a decade.

“Our approach is to find out what’s most important to the customer,” says Moore. “It might be a drawing made by one of their children, the date or place they were married, or a note from one of their grandparents. Those define who you are, and we turn them into jewelry so that they are always with you. You might start out with one memory, like the day your child was born, then add to that over the years, one piece at a time.”

Dr. Biden has been spotted wearing several different combinations of her pieces (including at least one with her children’s names), something that the Heather B. Moore collection makes it easy to do.

“We help you pick the right pieces to express your style,” says Heather. “That way, you have a fresh look for each occasion. All of our pieces are handmade in the US, too, and designed right here in Cleveland, Ohio.”

Heather B. Moore was the original designer who brought personalization to fine jewelry. In addition to making her work available through dozens of fine jewelry stores across the country, Moore also offers online design services at heatherbmoore.com for those who don’t have a local source.

“I started this company to help people cherish who they are. Knowing that the FLOTUS is a fan is a dream come true!”

eBay Sneaker Drop w/La La Anthony, DJ Skee, and Jacques Slade Launches

Last week, eBay announced “The Sleigh Drop,” a new sneaker sales event that offers exclusive access to some of the world’s coolest collections. Throughout the holiday season, three renowned sneakerheads – La La Anthony, DJ Skee and Jacques Slade – will bring their impressive collections of rare kicks to eBay, where a sneaker is bought every 4 seconds. 

This series of drops kicks off with sneaker seller SoleStage listing 700+ pairs of highly-coveted kicks from DJ Skee’s closet, like the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Off-White and the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG Pure Platinum. New items from Skee’s collection will be released every Friday during the month of November. 

“This holiday looks really different, and these drops give sneakerheads access to highly coveted pairs that you can’t get anywhere else,” said Garry Thaniel, General Manager of Sneakers at eBay. “Supply chain challenges have reshaped the season, and shoppers are craving the rare, the unique and the hard-to-find, especially when it comes to enthusiast categories like sneakers.”  

eBay will continue to give the gift of grails throughout the month of December, dropping the personal collections of Jacques Slade on December 3 and La La Anthony on December 17. eBay shoppers can visit eBay.com/TheSleighDrop to browse the collections. 

eBay Sneakers  

Across the entire sneaker category, eBay has made buying and selling easier and more trustworthy for buyers – and charges no seller fees for listings over $100. The recent launch and expansion of its Authenticity Guarantee service ensures all new and pre-owned sneakers sold for over $100 in the U.S. are fully vetted and verified by an independent team of industry experts

Follow @eBay and @eBaySneakers on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.

 
By the Numbers

  • eBay’s sneakers category continues to grow at double-digit rates
  • A pair of sneakers is bought every 4 seconds on eBay 
  • Pre-owned sneakers are selling 15% faster, month over month, on eBay   
  • The women’s sneaker category grew more than 80% on eBay over the past year 

Source: Numbers based on eBay North America (U.S. and Canada) Jan-Jun 2021 sales data.

About eBay
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY)  is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2020, eBay enabled over $85 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

ESSENCE DIGITAL COVER FEATURES ACTRESS ZAZIE BEETZ

ESSENCE’s hot new digital cover features Emmy-nominated actress Zazie Beetz who stars in the upcoming Netflix original film, The Harder They Fall. The stunning actress, who is as known for her loosely structured textured hairstyles and natural makeup as she is for playing “Domino” in Deadpool 2 and “Van” in the FX series Atlanta, looks resplendent in Versace, Giuseppe Zanotti, Alexander Wang, Lagos KSL and more. In the story, A Reluctant Star, she talks to ESSENCE’s Senior Entertainment Editor Brande Victorian about chasing excellence and not fame, choosing acting and being accepted in the entertainment industry so quickly:
  • The Rise of Her Profile“It was an adjustment in terms of what I felt I deserved and what I earned. I questioned whether I had earned my place yet. ‘Was I just lucky?’ That was very tortuous for me for a long time…”
  • On Choosing Acting“After I graduated, I was like, ‘I’ve spent so much time acting. I can’t not try it.’ I think after high school, I was like, ‘I can’t get trapped in this. What are my other things?’ And then I had an opportunity to see those other things–and I chose acting again…”
  • On Fame“The amount of people that are famous nowadays is so much more than 10 or 20 years ago, and there’s a much larger sort of gray space in terms of mid-fame, mid-level and B-list celebrity versus A-list celebrity. Sometimes I wonder, ‘Am I continuing down the path of no return?’ Like, would I want more? Would I not want more? But I’m speaking about it in terms of fame rather than artistry. What is arrival? I don’t really know, but I think there’s a lot more I want to do…”

Forever 21 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Forever 21 is proud to continue to support Stand Up To Cancer and hopes to rally its shoppers to help build on last year’s success.

From 10/1/2021 – 10/31/2021, for every specially marked SU2C Collection item sold, Forever 21 will donate $1 to SU2C, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $5,000. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to support the organization by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar at checkout at Forever 21 retail locations nationwide.

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (behind skin cancer) among American women. In the U.S., about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has dedicated over $54 million in funding to breast cancer research and Forever 21 is proud to continue to support this organization in 2021.

Le Diner en Blanc Birmingham 2021- The Magic City Sparkled #DEBBHAM

This year’s Le Diner en Blanc Birmingham 2021 was a beautiful event. Registered participants partied downtown in the Uptown area.

Attendants were excited to not only wear all-white attire but to decorate an elaborate tablescape that showcased their individual styles.

Leading up to Le Diner en Blanc Birmingham there were several phases that took place.  Everyone registered to secure their seat, accepted the official deb invitation, and of course, wore white outfits.

Simple enough right?  The hosts, Lynda and Jasmine Allen, owners of Destination Birmingham, along with a team of influential volunteers (including myself) collaborated to create a memorable evening!

Bienvenue!

There were several surprises during the event; other than setting up for the all-white picnic.  First, a marching band dazzled the audience.  Second, there were sparklers and it doesn’t get any better than that! 

Also, a photography backdrop was designed by local business Swanky D’s and The Pixel Room BHM, Selfie Museum.  This definitely made Le Diner en Blanc Birmingham hashtag/picture ready! 

The evening entailed an endless amount of dancing and laughter.  After such a dynamic night, the magic city’s ready to start planning the 2021 event. 

Au voir!

Le Diner en Blanc Birmingham 2021 Photo Recap:

If you like this post, click here:  THE MAGIC CITY #DEBBHAM EXPERIENCE: LE DINER EN BLANC BIRMINGHAM 2019

ANNE KLEIN PRESENTS A SEE IT NOW – BUY IT NOW DIGITAL PRESENTATION FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Iconic American Brand, Anne Klein has always embraced women and the multifaceted lives they lead. This Fall, the brand celebrates all women with a See It Now-Buy It Now video and shoppable lookbook. All styles featured will be available on anneklein.com over the next few weeks.

Featured in the campaign is multi-hyphenated model-frontline nurse-wife, Maggie Rawlins. Rawlins traveled from her North Carolina home to New York City to work in several hospitals in Queens when the pandemic first hit. She’s also made a splash as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit rookie.

TO VIEW VIDEO AND LOOKBOOK:

Log on to – CFDA Runway 360

https://runway360.cfda.com/designers/anne-klein/anne-klein-fall-2021

Forever 21’s Fall Fashion Vibes

Sharing our latest and greatest obsession– Forever 21’s Fall Fashion Vibes. This collection features all-things-fall including flannel jackets, cozy sweaters, suede boots, + more!

Forever 21 Fall Fashion Essentials:

SERAYAH UNVEILS NEW COLLABORATION WITH JESSICA RICH FOOTWEAR

Multi-hyphenate artist, actor, entrepreneur SERAYAH unveils her special collaboration with Jessica Rich footwear. Available today, shoe-lovers will be able to shop from Serayah’s hand-picked shoe selection from the Jessica Rich brand.

The Starz drama series, “Black Mafia Family,” actress Serayah says, “I absolutely love Jessica Rich Collection, and what better way to show that than a collaboration. Each piece I chose is a personal favorite and all-year-round must-have.”

Jessica Rich’s fearless footwear sets the tone for any occasion. The luxurious, high-quality heels can be seen on runways and at Sunday Brunch. Known for her signature, clear PVC heels, shoe lovers can’t get enough! In addition, Jessica Rich has been seen on many A-list celebrities including Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Normani, Saweetie, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Hedi Klum, Rita Ora and more.

For more information on Serayah x Jessica Rich Collaboration visit: https://jessicarich.com

CONNECT WITH SERAYAH

INSTAGRAM 
TWITTER
TIK TOK

ABOUT SERAYAH

Serayah is a show-stopping trifecta of talent in Young Hollywood as a multifaceted actress, singer, dancer and entrepreneur. The rising superstar is best known for her breakout role of ‘Tiana Brown’ on FOX, iconic series “Empire,” and several other acclaimed roles in the space and television and film. Serayah is not only a talented, beautiful and intelligent actress but also an incredible music artist.

Over the past three years, Serayah has begun to flourish as a music artist, writing and co-producing her songs and videos. Her hot first single, “Driving Me,” released in August of 2017, was such an independent phenom that the producers of Freeform’s hit show “Grown-ish” decided to play it in Season 1 of popular series. Driving Me (+1.5M views) had so much traction it garnered radio play in both huge markets in Los Angeles and New York as all well as other major cities across the nation and caught the ears on shows such as MTV’s “TRL” and “Wild’ In Out”. Serayah also dropped her single “So Good” in July 2018, which also left fans wanting more music from the young and talented artist. As she prepares the release of new music leading up to her highly anticipated debut project, Serayah can be seen on the STARZ new series “BMF” produced by Curtis “50 Cents” Jackson this Fall and more. With her immense social following of millions and status as “One to Watch,” there are no limits when it comes to Serayah as she keeps soaring to the top on-screen and with her music.