It is true that your spirit shines through in whatever you do, and for Dinah Hall, her star is blazing! Check out more about this fierce fashionista on her boutique blog, and make sure you book an appointment to let her “make you feel (and) look pretty too!”
Jackson knows that looks and talent alone can’t help you make it in this industry—you have to really want it. His list of credits proves that he does, but what he loves most about his job is the growth and change. “Having the opportunity to step outside of myself,” he says in regard to what he loves about acting and with modeling? “Being able to prove my supporters right who have always felt that I possessed a “unique” look.”
“My mother has never been unemployed since being a mother! She has always worked the 11PM – 7AM (graveyard) shift for as long as I can remember.”
Her infectious personality and positive energy will serve Aquarius Williams well when she couples with Paris “The Duchess of Beauty” Murphy and model/actor Alphonso Jackson to co-host Eye Candy Glam Studios Mother’s Day Makeover & Trunk Party, Sat. May 12.
Aquarius is an inspiration for women everywhere—she’s been on her own since she was 17, she’s the a single mother of a son, a college graduate, an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and she has received a Who’s Who Award and Roots Scholarship.
As if that were not enough, Aquarius founded QTalks! with the desire to ignite a change. QTalks!, An Atlanta-based talk show, which has taken the road less traveled, by promoting positive entertainment with the purpose of creating an environment that empowers individuality. The show does not promote negativity or gossip. QTalks! shows a different “unseen” side of celebrities, athletes, musicians, philanthropist, and independent artist. QTalks! foundation is built on spirit and the transfer of great energy, from one individual to the next. Aquarius believes in having fun, laughter, and enjoying life as it is intended to be!
As a matter of fact, that is one of the things she loves most about what she does—”being absolutely free to inspire and empower individuals through a platform I created.” A platform bolstered by her personality and, what she describes as “the ability to transfer genuine energy to the masses”.
Mother’s Day Moment
“My grandmother, who operated from wisdom and integrity, she told me, to view people the same. (She would say) ‘Everyone has to put their pants on, one leg at a time” Therefore, however small, medium, large the good Lord blesses me, I will see people for who they are, not what they are & possess.”
Get to know a little bit more about our partners for Saturday’s Mother’s Day Makeover & Trunk Party! Just click on the image or links below to learn who they are, where they come from—and what their mothers mean to them!
Fierce Fashionista, Stylist & MUA Dinah Hall
Gary, Ind. native Kara Taylor has come a long way from her industrial roots. The Lawrenceville, Ga. native is the owner and operator of Xquisite Footwear & Fashions and started off selling ladies’ shoes and handbags at private events.. Xquisite Footwear & Fashions offers the latest in trendy fashions. They feature a large selection of women shoes for every occasion. They have done major shows such as For Sister’s Only, Shorty’s Rip The Runway with Ms. Juicy from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Ms. Renne Knorr with the 19th Hole Magazine was also featured on 11 alive in Xquisite Footwear and Fashions clothing and we’ve also provided wordrobe for Ms. JJ of The Ms. JJ Show.
Mother’s Day Moment
“My mother, grandmother & aunt were three of the most important people in my life growing up. These classy women instilled in me self confidence and self love at and early age.”
For Chef Adr’ain Harrow of Unique Syrups, cooking is in his blood. The 26-year-old comes from a legacy of culinary masters—his mother is a baking and pastry chef, his aunt is a vegan chef, his father is a southern chef, and his great-grandmother owned her own butcher shop. During his 11 years in the food service industry, Chef Harrow has been a sous chef, worked one of Cincinnati, Ohio’s top ranked restaurants as lead chef, and now, pastry chef and business owner, with his catering company Unique Gourmet and Unique Syrups.
Chef Harrow is all about quality. “I’m always using fresh locally grown products, and always researching the top innovative dishes from all over the world to bring you pure culinary goodness!” the Le Cordon Bleu alum professes. “My goals for breaking into this niche market of the food industry are to be humble, use the finest ingredients and be loyal to my product.”
In addition to his passion for and hereditary influence on his work, Chef Harrow genuinely LOVES what he does. “I love that my industry relieves my stress because when I pick up a knife and start cutting I feel like I’m in an oasis.”
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Even if Beyoncé had not named her first born after the peaceful, yet bold and beautiful color we would still love this indigo hue. Blue is the season’s BIG color trend, but it’s complemented by green too!
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Modified retro was a recurring theme on the Spring 2012 fashion preview scene, and we love the funky, fierce, multicultural modified twists on this ’70s-era statement style.