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by Kimberly West | Influencer. Lifestyle Expert. Consultant. T.V. Host. Ambassador of #Fashion #Beauty and #Lifestyle Brands.

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR ALL-NEW WELLNESS HOUSE EXPERIENCE

WHAT: The 2019 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and the largest celebration of global Black culture, announces the 1st ever Wellness House experience. The ESSENCE Wellness House is comprised of programming targeted to mental, physical and relationship wellness inclusive of group workouts  by leading fitness instructors spanning fitness genres such as […]

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Local DMC works to Showcase Birmingham through a new Lens

Encouraging residents and tourist to see ALL of Birmingham through a new lens!  Destination Birmingham will launch its “Get to Know #MyBirmingham” program on Saturday, July 13th with the first annual Street Art Scavenger Hunt.  Its all part of their effort to provide Birmingham with community events that force interaction, tourism, and out-of-the-box concepts.  In addition, the program acts […]

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YOLANCRIS COUTURE FW19: Paris Fashion Week

The Couture FW19 collection presents a hidden, dark, darkly romantic spring with a Gothic touch. Inspired by the stories of Edgar Allan Poe and the illustrations by Harry Clarke and Aubrey Beardsley, the colorful characteristic of the brand gives way to a black and white that are fused and contrasted in forms that are reminiscent […]

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July Fab Finds Checklist: 5 Essential Items That Will Make You Go Shopping

I wanted to draft a checklist of Fabulous Finds for the month of July.  These are items on my fashion radar and can inspire anyone’s wardrobe. The pieces selected are all reasonably priced and easy to wear.  Happy Shopping!  Chunky Dad Sneakers   2.  Knot Headbands   3.  Leopard Pieces   4.  Valentino Inspired Thong Sandals […]

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Nia Long Protective Twist Braids: Photo of The Day

Nia Long showcased her new summer hairstyle. We all remember the days of mom braiding our hair for the warmer months. It was a protective style and you knew better than to sweat out your braids when playing outside with your favorite cousin! That reason alone is why this picture gives us “all the feels” […]

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YUIMA NAKAZATO Couture Fall Winter 2019 Fashion Show: Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Yuima Nakazato has been striving to realize a future vision for humanity in which “Eventually, each and every garment will be unique and different”. His quest for the pursuit of this radical idea, this democratization of haute couture, began in 2016.  Upon rendezvous with Spiber and THE EUGENE studio, the journey begins anew. Fashion, science, […]

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ESSENCE ANNOUNCES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO SPEAK AT THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENCE FESTIVAL IN NEW ORLEANS

Today ESSENCE Communications, Inc. announced that the 2019 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola will host exclusive keynote conversations with five of the leading Democratic contenders in the 2020 Presidential race, including Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Former Representative Beto O’Rourke and Senator Elizabeth Warren.  These live ‘Presidential Spotlight’ segments will take place on Saturday, […]

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FW19' Denim with a Wild Side: Kut from The Kloth

The Fashion-forward, influencer-loved women driven brand, Kut from the Kloth, is making headlines this fall with rock star flares, printed denim, and textured jackets. This fall and winter are all about the details, and the newest pieces from Kut from the Kloth cover the trends on every fashionista’s must-have list. An online clothing boutique beloved […]

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COMMON, DAPPER DAN, JUNE AMBROSE AND MORE TO SPEAK AT ESSENCE FASHION HOUSE

The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival is set to debut the ESSENCE Fashion House, a premier destination focusing on owning our style, culture, and impact.  Happening Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 8th at Gallier Hall in New Orleans, fashionistas will experience a cutting-edge curation of runway shows, trunk shows, and pop up shops brought to you by household names and rising Black […]

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