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

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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.

Summer Sparkle: DSW Taps Chrishell Stause For Fun, Flirty Capsule

DSW is teaming up with actor, realtor and Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause on a curated capsule of footwear and accessories that will bring back high wattage glamour in a big way this summer. Launching today, June 17th, the Chrishell x DSW Collection features a selection of strappy heels, flats, metallics, whites and bold colors and tie dye accessories from various brands and designers, including Marc Fisher, Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson and more!
Known for her feminine, fun and flirty style, Chrishell ensured her collection was fashionable without sacrificing function, offering trendy as well as timeless options and a touch of her signature sparkle.
“I am thrilled to partner with DSW so I can show people how to get that designer look without the designer price tag. Shoes don’t need to break the bank to be amazing! As we get into the summer season, it’s time to start getting dressed up and back out in the world. “ says Stause. “Of course, you want to look great, but you also need to feel great to pull off the look! Even on casual days, wear at least one thing that makes you happy.”
The Chrishell x DSW Collection is available at DSW.com and all 500 store locations, the 10 piece shoe and accessories collection is all under $100 and ranges in price from $35 to $75.

Top 3 Sexiest Short Prom Dress Styles for 2021

Are you having a prom this year? If so–congratulations! If not, you should still attend the prom and see all your friends looking gorgeous in their prom clothes.

Sexiness and Lingerie are the two most important traits in a modern woman’s life, which were improvised further by Sisters The Label at Miss Runway Boutique. A girl should always look sexy, whether she will work or just hang out with friends. It was kind of hard for me to choose the best three styles for my collection because there were so many great styles this year.

One Shoulder Styles

The one-shoulder trend is a versatile style that can be worn with jeans or evening outfits. While you may think that wearing one piece of clothing on your shoulder is incorrect, just remember that all trends begin as an experiment and sometimes don’t work out for the best. In this case, the trend has definitely stood the test of time and wearable fashion.

Even as the age of the two-tone prom dress comes to a close, one-shoulder dresses are already beginning to emerge as a prom fashion staple for 2021. While this style looks just as stunning on some women as the lovely A-line dress with a skirt, it’s having its moment in the limelight this year because society has deemed it trendy enough to warrant a spot on any prom-wearing senior’s checklist.

The Bubble Hem

The bubble hem prom dress is back and better than ever. One of the main components to any prom outfit is by far the dress, so you must choose the right one to make you look glamorous and give you all kinds of confidence, but not too much that it would risk ruining your night! Your dress needs to be fabulous enough for the opening night event at Tony’s Place.  This year, spice up your night by donning a bubble hem prom dress this season that will make everyone else turn their heads at your fabulous outfit.

The ’80s called, and they want the bubble hem back. How do I know? I get people asking about it all the time. Perhaps it’s their fascination with retro fashion that brought about this resurgence, but one thing is for certain: the bubble hem prom dress is back and better than ever.

The Strapless Dress

So, you’re in the market for a strapless gown to wear to that special occasion in your life but aren’t sure which styles will flatter? From poofy to poufy, the strapless dress is one trend that never goes out of style. But how will you know what styles are best for you? There’s a reason the strapless dress never dies — because it’s so versatile. This trend was reinvented over and over again, from different necklines to form-fitting silhouettes.

What I love about strapless dresses is that they can be functional, fashionable, and beautiful. They give you the option of wearing them for any special occasion, including weddings, parties, dates, or regular workdays.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Jewelry Expert Weighs In Top 5 Gifts for Mother’s Day From Alexandra Marks Jewelry

In a year that’s been filled with so much gloom and doom a little sparkle goes a long way.  Chicago-based brand Alexandra Marks Jewelry has an impressive array of Mother’s Day gift options, all of which are sure to make Mom smile.

Specializing in “the look of real,” the AMJ collection is made from ethically-sourced sterling silver and cubic zirconia (the brand’s fine jewelry is made with solid 14k yellow, white & rose gold + conflict-free diamonds.)

From dramatic to dainty, basic to blingy, AMJ has something for every Mom – and every price point.  Owner and Mom to daughter Izzy, Alexandra Marks offers some recommendations for Mother’s Day gifts:

Pearl Dot Hoop Earrings ($56)

A modern take on the classic hoop!

Measuring 28mm, these earrings are made with White Fresh Water Pearls and are available in Rhodium-Plated or 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver.

Gardenia Stud Earrings ($88)

Way better than any bouquet!

Measuring 16mm in size, these stunning earrings are available in Rhodium-Plated or 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver.

Bold Blue Evil Eye Necklace

The Evil Eye is not only an ancient symbol of protection but it’s a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2021! The symbol is said to ward off negative energy and bring luck to whoever wears it.

Measuring 32mm x 20mm, this vibrantly colored piece is made with Round Brilliant Cubic Zirconia and Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver.

Free Form Gemstone Opalite Stud Earrings ($84)

These studs are casual with a tiny touch of glam – perfect for the Mom who doesn’t want anything too sparkly but wants something more than a basic stud.  The color of the center stone go from a milky white color to a light blue depending on the lighting.

Measuring 10mm in size these post-backed earrings are available in Rhodium-Plated or 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver.

Butterfly Necklace ($112)

Butterflies are a symbol of change, new beginnings and fresh starts – a lovely sentiment for any woman beginning the journey of motherhood.

Measuring 20mm x 18mm, this necklace is available in Rhodium-Plated or 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver.

These pieces – along with countless others – can be purchased online at www.alexandramarksjewelry.com and shipped anywhere in the country.

Inauguration Day 2021 White House Style: A Whole Movement

The hair, those masks, bold accessories, and tone on tone looks was an entire movement!  Inauguration Day 2021 did not disappoint despite the circumstances. We stood by to witness several firsts. Madam Vice President Kamala Harris became the first African-American and South Asian woman in office, and a member of the first African-American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Everyone showed up to view this monumental event but the tables quickly turned as the Former First Lady Michelle Obama stunned everyone with her gorgeous hair, jumpsuit, and statement belt.

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Meanwhile, women on social media participated in a phenomenon by wearing a strand of pearls and classic, Chuck Taylor sneakers. It was amazing to see everyone support of this nation-wide, historic moment!

First Lady Jill Biden was a class act wearing a tweed coat, coordinating gloves, and handbag from designer Christopher John Rogers.

Yesterday was a fashionable moment that left a mark on the hearts of those across America!

Join the conversation tomorrow via Instagram Live during the new video series: Lunch with Kim. Instagram @kwest1908

Get Ready for Socially-Distant Events and Wear A Cute Midi Dress #GirlsNight

As a mature woman (smile) I have fully embraced this season with a few beauty and style essentials.  These are items that get me started when selecting an outfit.

Personal Stylist Tip:  Knowing your beauty and style essentials is critical to achieving a put-together look!

Kim’s Beauty & Style Essentials:  Feel Free To Steal Them!

  • Favorite piece of shapewear.
  • A classic denim jacket.
  • The right push-up bra.
  • Self-tanning oil or bronzer to cover any unforeseen spots.
  • Favorite lipstick (the shade you have seen in my IG photos)
  • Great tube of mascara or pair of wispy faux, eyelashes.
  • Comfortable pair of high-waisted leggings.

The Just Chill Midi Dress:

One thing is for sure, I love a cute Midi Dress.  It compliments all figures and can be dressed up or down.

In the shared photo, I wore a Shredded Denim Jacket to cover the arms for cooler temperatures.  Get ready for all of your socially-distant events and wear a flattering Midi Dress.

Just Chill Midi Dress from IT GIRL GANG

 

 

Affordable, Fine-Fashion, Hypoallergenic Jewelry: Misayo House Exquisite Jewelry Collection

Luxury jewelry tends to carry two myths: one, that it’s expensive and two, that’s it’s a frivolous purchase.  For those looking to shatter these concepts and look good at the same, Misayo House has the exquisite jewelry collection for you.
Made out of the highest quality hypoallergenic materials and stones, Misayo House jewelry is additionally double-plated in either genuine rhodium or 14-18 karat gold (white, yellow, and rose gold). The result is a high-end look that lasts.
Formed on the premise that fine-fashion jewelry can still be attainable, founder Idunnu Tomori carefully creates and curates pieces that rival their high-end counterparts without the hefty price tags.
What’s more beautiful than these jewelry pieces is the good they do for children in need. A portion of each purchase supports the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This cause is near and dear to Tomori’s heart as her younger daughter required a bone marrow transplant in 2017.
Misayo House also continues to support other charitable organizations by participating in nationwide fundraisers, “Shop For A Cause” events.
Why the Jewelry You Wear Right Now Matters
If you thought jewelry was an accessory only to be worn outside of the house, think again. Add some accents to your Zoom and video calls to stand out via your webcam that only shows your shoulders and up.
Choose from Classic Hoops in silver or gold to play up your look or for a hint of shimmer, Classic Stud Earrings compliment any outfit.

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Don’t forget to make a necklace your centerpiece! The LovedBlessed, and Thankful necklaces are best sellers. For an elegant look, check out the Pave Crescent necklace in gold and silver.

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Misayo House also carries a stunning collection of bracelets and rings.

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About Misayo House: Idunnu Tomori started her Atlanta-based business in 2015 to share her love of classic, timeless, and chic jewelry. Misayo, which means “Beautiful Generation” in Japanese, is the middle name of her older daughter, Tara. She stepped away from her decade-long career as a mental health therapist to care for her younger daughter Toni, who was born with Sickle Cell Anemia. In 2017 Toni had a Bone Marrow Transplant which is the only cure for Sickle Cell complications and her donor was none other than her big sister. Tomori began raising money to help provide support to other families at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where Toni was being treated. Misayo House affirms her passion to give back as a portion of proceeds is donated to the Aflac Center and other nonprofit organizations.

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: Your Ultimate Diamond Buying Guide

What does the word diamond mean?

Derived from the Greek word Adamas, the word diamond means invincible, and for good reasons too. Research shows the world’s youngest diamonds are about 1 billion years old, with the oldest ones dating back as far as 3.3 billion years!

Are you getting ready to buy a diamond for the first time? If you make the right choice, you’re setting yourself up for countless years of joy. However, if you buy the wrong diamond, you’ll be stuck with a lifetime of regret.

Don’t worry, though, after reading our diamond buying guide you’ll be able to shop with confidence! In this article, we’ll review what to look for in terms of quality and preference. We’ll also review the top buying mistakes, so you can avoid making them!

Read on to learn exactly what to look for when buying a diamond.

What to Look for When Buying a Diamond

First, our diamond buying guide wouldn’t be complete without going over the 4 c’s; color grade, carat weight, clarity grade, and cut grade. You can use the 4 c’s to assess the quality of a diamond you’re about to buy.

Diamond-Cut

The cut of your diamond can be shallow, ideal, or deep. The different angles of the cut will determine your diamond’s ability to sparkle.

Carat Weight

The carat weight doesn’t have anything to do with the size of the diamond. Instead, carat lets you know how heavy the diamond is. While carat is an important buying factor, your main focus should be on the cut, clarity, and color.

Clarity and Color

It’s hard to find flawless diamonds, however, you can find diamonds that have a crisp, clean look. The cleaner a diamond looks, the better it’s clarity is. Next, the color of your diamond should look either colorless or weight.

Diamond Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a diamond is an emotional decision, and it’s easy to make a mistake if you’ve never bought one before. Here are some of the top mistakes you should watch out for:

  • Choosing price over quality
  • Only looking at colorless diamonds
  • Dismissing melee diamonds

While it’s good to have a diamond buying budget, you shouldn’t let price dictate your decision. If you planned on saving 3 months’ salary, go ahead and save 4 months so you’ll have a little wiggle room. You can also shop for wholesale diamond jewelry to help you get the best deal, while still getting a stunning piece of jewelry.

Next, don’t obsess over getting a completely colorless diamond. Instead, consider buying a diamond that has a hint of color. As long as the color is subtle it won’t compromise the quality of the piece, plus it’ll cost a lot less.

Finally, don’t discount the impact of buying a melee diamond. While melee diamonds are smaller than traditional diamonds, they can still be stunning when you set them in the right band.

Different Diamond Shapes

The cut of your diamond is different than the shape of your diamond. You can split diamond shapes up into 2 main groups; fancy shape diamonds and round diamonds. However, within those 2 groups, there’s a lot of unique shapes you can choose from.

Here are a few of the different shapes you’ll have to choose from:

  • Princess
  • Cushion
  • Asscher
  • Oval
  • Emerald
  • Heart
  • Pear
  • Marquise
  • Radiant

You’ll find that round diamonds cost more than fancy shape diamonds. You have to pay more for round diamonds because jewelers lose a lot of the rough stone during the shaping process. Round diamonds also cost more because they have a higher level of brilliance and sparkle.

However, fancy shaped diamonds are also a magnificent choice. Fancy shaped diamonds, like the princess cut or heart shape, can feel more personal, and they’re trending in the fashion world.

What to Look for When Buying a Diamond Ring

If you’re buying a diamond ring, you must see the diamond loose. When the diamond’s out of the ring band it’ll be easier for you to assess it’s quality. You should also double-check the ring size of the person you’ll be giving the diamond to.

What to Look for When Buying Diamond Earrings

If you already have a diamond ring, you can look for diamond earrings that echo the details of your engagement ring. For a more modern look, consider getting sleek diamond stud earrings with bezels in all metals.

Don’t Lose Your Earrings

Finally, 20% of jewelry owners state they’ve experienced the loss of fine jewelry when traveling. Luckily, you prevent putting yourself through the agony of losing your earrings by buying sturdy earring backs.

Read the Grading Report

Understanding the grading report is a big part of what to know when buying a diamond. The grading report will give you details about the diamond that goes beyond the 4 c’s.

Here are a few pieces of vital information the report will provide:

  • Shape
  • Carat weight
  • Proportions
  • Polish
  • Symmetry
  • Finish
  • Light performance

If you’re getting a small melee diamond, you’ll likely be receiving a diamond dossier report, which is more compact. However, no matter what type of report you receive, it’s important it comes from the Gemological Institute of America.

Gemological Institute of America

Oftentimes the diamond grading report will come from a jeweler who was trained by the Gemological Institute of America or GIA. Working as a nonprofit organization, GIA’s is an impartial 3rd party interested in evaluating the quality of gems and diamonds.

The objective assessment is a must-have when you’re purchasing any type of diamond. If the jeweler isn’t able to provide you with a grading report, you should take your business elsewhere.

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Congratulations! Now you know exactly what to look for when buying a diamond.

What’s 1 new thing our diamond buying guide was able to teach you? Were you surprised to discover that the cut of the diamond is a completely different thing than the shape? Or how about how important it is to see the diamond loose so you can truly assess it’s value?

By knowing what to look for, and what mistakes to avoid, you can be confident in whatever choice you make. For more tips like the ones in this article, check out the rest of this site.

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Lifestyle Alert: 8 Back to School Strategies and oNecklace Bead Bracelet

Life has been pretty busy but this is one of my absolute favorite seasons.  Fall is filled with pumpkins, football games, and trick or treating.

One aspect that has changed due to COVID-19 is the kids attending school.  Every family has made individual choices based on their household.  The similarity amongst everyone is the ability to adjust due to the circumstances.

I have implemented a few strategies to keep everyone’s sanity and wanted to share them below.

Back to School/Virtual Learning Strategies:

1.  Set-up a digital learning space with individual crates for each child.  Crates should be labeled.

 

2.  Create a school binder with all of the teacher information and print schedules.

 

3.  Know the log-in information for each child.

 

4.  Create a daily schedule and put it on a whiteboard.

 

5. Put snacks in a basket for individual grabbing.

 

6. Create a lunch schedule according to in-school lunches.

 

7.  Have a Chromebook/computer tutorial with each child to foster independence.

 

8.  Set alarms in a child’s cellphone for them to join Google Meets.

 

If there’s no homework, kids can do afternoon art projects or go outside!

 

Also, don’t forget that companies like Target, Publix, and Amazon are offering delivery services for various products!

 

oNecklace Circle Initial Bead Bracelet:

I adore a beautiful bracelet.  It’s a simple touch of sparkle that can pull an entire outfit together!

oNecklace shipped an Initial Bead Bracelet that was perfect for my current jewelry collection.  The company allowed me to personalize this particular piece and of course, I added the letter K.

This bracelet is high-quality and coordinated well with my cardigan, camisole, and high waisted jeans.

oNecklace Initial Bead Bracelet

Just like the style bloggers would say, “The bracelet is stackable.”  That means combining several bracelets of varying styles for one accessorized look.

oNecklace Bead Bracelet

Visit oNecklace to purchase a one-of-a-kind, personalized bracelet.  It’s the perfect gift idea as we celebrate the holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Trends: The Fashion Forward Face Mask

Face masks are fast becoming the 2020 fashion trend. Lady Gaga appeared at the MTV VMA awards show early this week, wearing a different matching face mask with each wardrobe change (it’s Gaga, there were 7!). It’s a fashion movement borne of necessity rather than the advancement of trends. It’s reported that two-thirds of all US adults started to wear masks regularly between this past March and June. It will be a while before full-reopening; meanwhile as Americans venture out of their houses to enjoy socially distanced drinks, and the return of the drive-in movie, choice of face wear is now the thing to check for before leaving the house. Designers are taking notice, with new fashion-forward facial coverings on the high end going for $450.

Rakesh Tammabattula is the founder and CEO of QYK Brands, a manufacturing company of several beauty and wellness products that tapped into producing PPE surgical face masks, respirators, goggles, hand sanitizers, and more as the pandemic took a full swing.