Growing up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, you would likely find me with my best friend Tanya cruising down I-5 blasting music from the Ramones, Nirvana, or Rancid. I was influenced by the growing punk and grunge movement of the 90s and MTV was my visual source of style inspiration. I found the slept-in, ragbag grunge style to be intriguing, as well as the freedom rockstars had in wearing whatever they wanted.
Fashion designer Anna Sui played an integral roll in amplifying the trend into ready-to-wear. While her initial goal was to “dress rockstars and rockstar’s girlfriends,” her designs expanded into stylish looks for everyone from the artists on stage to the fans in the crowd. To this day she has maintained the rock n’ roll edge in her designs and continues to bring out the inner rockstar in all of us.
When I interviewed Sui during her latest exhibit, The World of Anna Sui at the Mint Museum, childhood memories were ignited. As I strolled through the exhibit admiring each collection, recognizing styles I used to wear, a familiar song played overhead. It was “Come As You Are” by Nirvana, but this time I wasn’t cruising down 1-5, I was on my way to chat with an iconic designer that defined the style of the decade.
Watch our interview and get to know more about renowned fashion designer, Anna Sui by clicking the video below!
I was thrilled to partner with Neiman Marcus Charlotte for an intimate event highlighting the 2021 Spring Trends.
It felt great to gather (safely) and talk all things fashion over light bites and mimosas! ? Many thanks to the Neiman Marcus event team, my trusted assistant, the beautiful guests, our amazing model Amani Madden who rocked each look, hair by Royalty Beauty Bar, MUA Krysta Medley, floral backdrop by Aisha Thomas Events, music mix by Luke Calvin and event photos by Shot By Lindsay.
Hosting an in person event felt good. It was the adrenaline rush I didn’t know I needed. I did however forget when I take the stage, dancing is likely to happen and well, between that and talking for an hour, ya girl was parched! ?????
UNCF raised $2.3 million, thanks in part to Oprah’s generosity!
Celebrating 75 years of service to the nation, more than 1,000 guests adorned with fascinators and hats attended UNCF Charlotte‘s sold-out 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon, raising a record-breaking $2,300,000 in support of education.
Fashion auteur and media personality Stacee Michelle interviews the legendary Oprah Winfrey on the red carpet at the UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon before her big announcement.
Global media leader, producer, actress and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey headlined the signature fundraising event presented by Wells Fargo and bestowed an unrivaled moment by matching live fundraising efforts to donate $1,149,000!
Working as the wardrobe stylist for Charlotte Hornets player Bismack Biyombo’s editorial feature was an enlightening experience. Hearing all about his basketball journey and the great work his foundation does in the Congo is truly inspiring.
“The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.” – Bismack Biyombo
DID YOU KNOW?
Biyombo opened his first school in 2017 in the city of Goma called the Kivu International School. The school serves about 500 primary and secondary students, teaching them in French and English, has 21 modern classrooms, WiFi, a library with more than 8,000 books, a gym, and a first for the DRC—a covered basketball court. He plans to open a second school in Lubumbashi and has also begun to refurbish six hospitals! [Read the Full Article Written by Greg Lacour for Charlotte Magazine Here]
It was so much fun being the wardrobe stylist for the launch of Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell’s Marvel’s Spider-Man & Adidas international sneaker campaign. The D.O.N. Issue #1 will release on Friday, July 5 online and at all Adidas Basketball retailers internationally. Check out the promo video and a few BTS clips below! Great working with photographer Joao Canziani, Grand Army, and the rest of the production team!
You’ve probably owned at least a dozen pairs over the course of your life, but it’s hardly been a hundred years since they’ve been around. Sneakers, trainers, tennis shoes, plimsolls – whatever you call them, athletic shoes from Bootbomb have made their mark on the way we live and dress since their invention in the early twentieth century. The sneaker’s ascent reflects some of the most significant pop-culture developments of the last few decades — from the impact of advertising and mass production, to the influence of hip-hop and the NBA. Try the top waterproof shoes for comfort and quality!
After the devastation of WWI, governments had to confront more than just the colossal loss of life. The war had demonstrated how physically unprepared their populations were for battle, prompting a large-scale push for fitness.
As people rushed to the gym, opportunistic industrialists started mass-producing sneakers, bringing down prices and democratizing what had once been the domain of the wealthy.
The annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball is a premier fundraising gala and a major social event, focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through UNCF. Hosted by UNCF Charlotte and a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in Better Futures® for us all by getting students to and through college.
In Charlotte, the Masked Award Honorees were: Grammy Award Winning Singer and Songwriter, Anthony Hamilton; Chief Policy Officer & Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of Lyft, Anthony Foxx; Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP, Curt W. Fochtmann; and VP, Chief Data & Executive Information Officer, Bank of America & UNCF Board Member, Laurie Readhead.
The Hamiltones provided entertainment for the evening and put on an amazing show!