Wardrobe Care and Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus – Lifestyle Tip

Most people never make it to the dry cleaner as often as they need resulting in a pile of laundry in the closet or laundry room that is waiting to be dropped off for cleaning. Instead of reducing the availability of your wardrobe simple because of the inconvenience of a trip to the cleaner, you can now refresh dry clean only clothes with a spritz, tug, smooth and hang dry.

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With a quick spray of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on your clothes, you can tug out any visible wrinkles, smooth the fabric, allow your garment to dry and be wrinkle, static and odor free in less than five minutes. Silicones in Downy Wrinkle Release Plus grip the fabric fibers in garments making it possible for them to slide against each other rather than being frozen in a crease. And instead of running to the dry cleaner after every few wears, you can refresh clothes and get more life out of them before your next trip to the dry cleaner.


Beyonce and Designer Laurel DeWitt Crown – Hymn For The Weekend

Designer ​Laurel DeWitt, known for one of a kind metal apparel and regal crowns and headdresses, is excited to ​give you the behind the scene details on Beyonce’s crown in the new Coldplay video, “Hymn For The Weekend.​”​ Styled by Zerina Akers, Beyonce dons a hand sculpted Laurel DeWitt crown highlighted with metal flowers, entirely hand-cut, hand-rolled, and hand-painted to create a stunning display of incredibly meticulous metal work.

The crown is specially made of lightweight metals for Beyonce​.​ The crown took nearly a month to conceptualize and create. The handwoven metal structure serves as a the foundation and is reflective of the designers sculptural aesthetic. The focal point, the metal flowers, showcase the Spring/Summer 16 transition into colors and metal floral applications. This serves as Beyonce’s debut in Laurel DeWitt.

Ms. DeWitt, inspired by global regalia, is self-taught in the craft of metal mastery. With fashion at top of mind – wearable, elegant clothing with metal at its core – this upcoming season will not be one to miss.

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Ann Taylor Pashmina Scarf – International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Ann Taylor will be offering a new Pashmina Scarf, hand-spun by women in a remote community in the Indian Himalayas who have mastered the artful process of collecting pashmina wool, hand-spinning yarn, and individually dying each piece.
The women who created the scarf are beneficiaries of Ann Taylor’s 100K women commitment, a project that provides the opportunity for women in this village to develop job skills and live full lives every day, providing for themselves and for their families.
Through the Responsibly ANN commitment, Ann Taylor is dedicated to empowering 100,000 women in their global supply chain community by providing health and financial education, giving women all over the world the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Pashmina Scarf ($128) is made from 100% Pashmina and will be available in Off-White, Pale Grey and Rose Mist. It can be purchased at AnnTaylor.com beginning March 1 and will also be available at select retail locations.

Monica Brown Cover and Interview – Uptown Magazine


“When you embrace you, you embrace it all.”

Monica is clearly embracing it all right now – her family, her fame, and the success of her eighth studio album, “Code Red.” We have a Code Red over here with how she’s SLAYING us with her new cover and photo spread in “Uptown.”

In the interview, she explains “As I think back over everything I’ve accomplished in my career—the awards, opportunities and exposure are all there, of course. But, what gives me unspeakable joy is the fact that I’ve touched countless women, and some young men, along the way with my music and my message.”

Photo – Uptown Magazine

And if anyone knows music, it’s Monica. She’s been dominating the R&B scene for over 20 years since her debut with “Don’t Take It Personal.” She knows that in order to make it to the top of the charts, or the top of any field you need to have the traits of a leader. Check out the video below to see Monica describe what individuals need to succeed and be a leader in their field.

Ralph and Ruso SS16 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week started with a beautiful collection of couture gowns. Ralph and Ruso, the luxury goods company showcased designs with an ornate, beaded flair.  The Spring/Summer 2016 Collection featured cape style dresses,  chiffon robes, and organza ribbon wave skirts.


Regeneration and rebirth was the theme for Ralph and Ruso SS16 Collection.

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Kourtney Kardashian on The Ellen Show – Lanvin Jacket and Shorts


If you missed Kourtney Kardashian on The Ellen Show we have a short clip below!  Kourtney looked fabulous wearing a Metallic Suit created by the designer Lanvin.  She was effortless with her sleek hair, natural makeup, and scrappy heels.


Kourtney Kardashian – The Ellen Show

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Pandora Jewelry at Westfield Annapolis Mall – Charity Event

Join PANDORA Jewelry at Annapolis to shop for a cause on Saturday, January 30, from 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. Consumers are invited to celebrate the wonderful philanthropic work of PANDORA.

PANDORA Annapolis Mall has teamed up with Seeds 4 Success in efforts to support children living in Annapolis public and subsidizing housing by providing positive opportunities so they become healthy, successful adults. 10 percent of all proceeds made during the event will be donated directly to the organization.

All guests are welcome, no RSVP is required. Light fare and refreshments will be served, and a raffle to win a $250 shopping spree on a next visit at PANDORA Westfield Annapolis Mall will take place.



WHAT:                                      PANDORA Jewelry at Westfield Annapolis Mall
Hosts Seeds 4 Success Charity Event



WHERE:                                   PANDORA at Westfield Annapolis Mall




WHEN:                                      Saturday, January 30, 2016

                                                    11:00 A.M. – 7 P.M. EST



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World-renowned for its hand finished and contemporary jewelry at affordable prices, PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets jewelry made from high-quality materials. Designed to inspire women to embrace the self-creator within, PANDORA is a partner in helping to explore and craft a unique personal story to complement any style, every day. PANDORA’s unique and detailed designs combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology are sold in more than 90 countries across six continents through approximately 9,500 points of sale, including more than 1,500 concept stores. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA is publicly listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange. Self-creators are encouraged to express and share their curated PANDORA jewelry inspiration with hashtag #PANDORAstyle on their social channels and shop the collections .  Connect with us and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Guiding children living in Annapolis public and subsidized housing so they become healthy, successful adults. Seeds 4 Success Inc. was founded in 2008 by a group of Annapolis women who wanted to create more positive opportunities for the youth living in the Annapolis public and subsidize communities. Seeds 4 Success currently has four programs: Eastport Girls Club, I am a Reader, Parent Challenge and Alumni College Access.  S4S youth participants will demonstrate increased: (1) academic success, (2) social skills, (3) exposure to positive places and people, (4) health habits, (5) personal goal-setting and attainment, (6) volunteerism/community involvement, and (7) social connection/social support. Participating parents/guardians will demonstrate and report increased: (1) involvement in their child’s academic success, (2) parenting skills, (3) personal and family goal-setting and attainment, (4) social connection/social, and (5) family cohesion.


Black Opal Cosmetics – True Color Perfecting Primer


I have been a fan of Black Opal Cosmetics for many years.  To start, I like my foundation to match the exact color of my skin tone.  I also seek to wear a foundation that provides moisture and full coverage.

For the last two months, I have been using True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation.  The liquid foundation’s amazing and my face has never looked better!

Now that we’re in the winter months, it’s time to change my moisturizer, foundation, and primer.  Black Opal has created True Color Perfecting Primer  which has extra emollient ingredients to hydrate the skin and refine the appearance of pores.

Check back here in two weeks, I will be testing the beauty product and sharing on my Youtube channel.

South Moon Under Harbor East Host Fashion Styling Event

South Moon Under in Harbor East hosted an event for aspiring fashion stylist on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Event attendees included guest speaker, James Sanders (celebrity stylist) fashion bloggers and local fashion professionals.


Attendees participated in a fashion police segment hosted by the guest speaker, James Sanders and a styling panel consisting of Taliah Ferguson, Jenni Pierre, Carisa Hatfield, and Kimberly West (myself.) The event included a styling session, giveaway, and questions/answer session.


Guests enjoyed muffins and mimosas; they also received gift items from South Moon Under, The QG, and StyleSplotation.  

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Special thank you to South Moon Under for hosting the event in collaboration with the Style by James Tour and Kimberly West & Co.