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.

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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. 

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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.

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!

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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

The O List’s Fortune & Frame Collection Comes To Alabama

Fortune & Frame is giving Alabama residents a new way to bring together fashion and self-expression, with lockets that open to reveal messages they’ve personalized with a meaningful quote or saying for those who mean the most to them. 

The original idea for her message-holding jewelry came about when founder Gretel Going got a fortune she wanted to hold onto but had nowhere to keep it. What started as a handful of fortune-holding lockets has since taken on a life of its own. Just this month, Oprah described Fortune & Frame’s lockets as holding “Words of Wisdom” in The O List. 

Fortune & Frame’s pieces are now carried by a number of stores across Mobile, Saint Louis, Oxford and others.

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

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.

The Inclusive On-Trend Fashion Brand Filled With Hope and Inspiration

Rose Paulino designs women’s apparel for all shapes and sizes. The namesake brand of one of the hottest Latinx designers today, its community-driven mission is front and center.
Not only is the clothing line focused on empowering women, its founder is also giving back to the foster care community from which she came, emboldening kids to focus on their dreams. A portion of sales is donated to kids in foster care organizations.
Rose herself has come a long way from foster care, the environment that inspired her dreams of becoming a designer. She’s been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Tatler Magazine, and House & Garden for her distinct style and approach to fashionAll designs are made to order with uniquely crafted prints and patterns.
Model Carmen Carrera is a brand ambassador and launched activewear with the brand.  Check out a few of Carmen’s offerings below along with other best-sellers.
  • A best-seller!
  • Give your mornings and evenings the complete comfort they deserve with this gorgeous women’s black silk pajama set
  • Revel in the comfort and luxuriously cozy feel of beautifully soft silk fabric
  • Its relaxed fit lets you wind down from your day with ease
  • You’ll love the little touches of sophisticated detail found in the customized textile
  • Price: $60
  • Featuring brand ambassador and model Carmen Carrera
  • A two-piece black sports bra and leggings activewear set
  • Sold as a set, mix and match the sizes based on preference
  • The armored sports bra and leggings are made of 100% lycra
  • Durable with good breathable quality
  • Price: $75
  • Activewear featuring Carmen Carrera
  • This black and white armored sports bra and leggings outfit is sold as a set
  • Made to order from 100% Lycra, mix and match the sizes based on preference
  • Price: $75
  • A dramatic fringe-trimmed denim jacket
  • The style has a western accent with chest patch pockets, a slit back, and an oversized fit
  • The perfect denim jacket for the fall!
  • Price: $86
  • Inspired by Rose’s childhood hometown, New York City
  • The top and bottom set is super cozy, trendy, and stretchy
  • This set is sure to make heads turn and give you a trendy look that will enhance your personality and boost your confidence!
  • Price: $93.99