September 24, 2015

As a fashion & lifestyle blogger {~however new to the blogosphere~}there are opportunities popping up constantly & offers to try new interesting products & services in order to share experiences with readers. Now let's be honest, we all want to build valuable relationships but disctretion is definitely necessary. Luckily enough ROCKSBOX, an awesome jewelry rental service, contacted me about giving them a test...

April 27, 2015

So it's been quite a while since my last post & my true MCM's have wondered where I've been :) (Thanks a mil for asking!) I was totally consumed in the works for my partnership with The Tom Joyner Foundation. The foundation's annual art gallery fundraiser takes place on The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise. I premiered 15 pieces in my new original art series called "The Vision Project", while on board and I receive...

February 6, 2015

Since moving down here to South Florida 5 years ago, I have met some wonderful individuals & families. One of my absolute favorite sister-friends is Ngozi Selassie. We met through her husband's yoga class & remain connected, she's the only one who does my hair and she really became like instant family. I have been buying hand-crafted jewelry from Ngozi for years so I figured it was time for a major shout out.

 

Mia...

January 13, 2015

Never underestimate the power of a good gemstone from a great person! Felicia Woods is the owner of Enchanted Jewelz, my favorite beading & gemstone store in South Florida and she recently gifted my boyfriend and I some of the flyyest gemstones ever. She gave me a Carnelian, which is an excellent stone for entrepreneurs as it promotes "motivation and endurance, leadership and courage" (1).

Enoche received Agate the mo...

January 6, 2015

Miami Culture Maven: Hi Loreal so nice to sit with you to talk a little about your line Goddess Fashion Factory, you know you're one of my favs in Miami. So please tell us how you got started.

Loreal Banks: Well in 2003 I got my first sewing machine & I actually started learning to se in my church. Then in 2005 I attended American Intercontinental University to study fashion marketing & fashion design. So I've been in...

January 4, 2015

Seeing the beauty of African inspired makeup has always instilled a sense of pride within me. A pride that wasn't always so easy to claim. As a young African-American woman with roots in Jamaica, we often hear black skin & thick hair being related to things of ugliness & shame. I cannot find the words to express how grateful I am for the fashion phenomenon that is African inspired makeup. 

 

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