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Come join me and the Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta tonight as we discuss blogger relationships can benefit Public Relations Professionals and Influential Media Specialists! If you are in the Atlanta area this not an event you’d want to miss!
Where: 1100 Peachtree Conference Center
When: August 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
-Free for BPRS Members / $10 Non-members
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Jacqueline is a very talented fashion designer that I am honored to call a friend. In this interview I ask all the juicy questions in regards to her fashion inspirations, her brand Ja Lynette and upcoming projects.
My name is Jacqueline Lynette and my brand name is Ja Lynette. I have a B.B.A degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and a Fashion Design degree from Bauder College.
How Long Have You Had An Interest In Fashion?
I have been interested in fashion since I was in elementary school but I didn’t start experimenting with it until I was 13. I started teaching myself how to sew and style. My mom was a little annoyed by it. I would cut up and wear almost anything.
What Inspired You To Create Your Clothing Brand?
After countless seasons of project runway, I took a risk and decided I wanted to go back to school for fashion design. That was all I ever wanted to do anyway. The winter after I began my fashion program I created Ja Lynette named after myself. It symbolized me embarking on my true destiny, changing the world through fashion.
How Would You Describe The Style Of Your Clothing Brand?
The style of fashion brand is everyday showpieces. It’s like that popular music question people ask, what songs would put on your soundtrack for life. My question is what you would wear if you had to live your life routines on a big stage. My designs are performer pieces for real life.
How Do You Prepare For A Fashion Shoot Or Show?
It would take several paragraphs to explain how I prepare for a fashion show or shoot. A typical fashion show would take me 2 months to prepare and a photo shoot would take about 2-3 weeks to prepare. The list is endless which includes sketching, recruiting models, sewing the clothing etc.
Who are some of your favorite designers?
My favorite designers are Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab and Thierry Mugler
What Other Experience Do You Have In The Fashion Industry?
I have a lot of experience with styling individuals for different types of projects like photo shoots, web shows and music videos
What Are Some Of Your Accomplishments As A Designer?
The accomplishments I have as a designer is being featured in over 10 different fashions in the past 2 years. My greatness accomplishment is seeing people wearing my clothing
What Are Some Of Your Fashion Goals?
My fashion goals are to have a line launch party later this year, impact young creative individuals to follow their dreams and grow my company to a complete lifestyle brand.
Any Upcoming Projects?
The first project I have coming up is Styled By Life web series, which will display the lives of 4 female friends and their highs and lows of young adulthood. This series will be highly fashion based and will premiere in the spring. I will also be displaying my clothing this year in 2 fashion shows this summer.
Where Can People Purchase Your Stuff? Where Can People Find Your Brand on Social Media?
People can find Ja Lynette at JaLynette.com, Twitter @jalynette, and instagram @onejalynette
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I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to attend the Glambitious Empowerment Panel & Mixer, which took place at celebrity chef Rob Gayle’ Restaurant “Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café & Upscale Lounge” in Roswell, Georgia Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
Entertainment Publicist and Celebrity Correspondent Lillie Mae along side Rolling Out Magazine, BE Magazine, Its My Hair Magazine, Chef’s Rob’s Upscale Lounge and T-shirt Divas collaborated to create this phenomenal gathering of female business owners designed to give attendee the opportunity to network, discuss professional experiences, overcoming adversity, balancing work and home, and how to be successful. There were a variety of giveaways and the event collected gently worn shoes for the “40 Girls and Some Shoes” nonprofit organization.
The Panelist consisted of the owner of Tu La 2 Nail Salon Sharlinda Parker (Tula2NailSalon.com), Life Coach Wendy Nicole Anderson (PositiveInfluenceCoaching.com), Celebrity Chef & Indigenous Activist Chef Ahki (ChefAhki.com), Fashion Stylist, Blogger & Boutique Owner NeShanta Davis (StyleIsShe.com), and Creator of Bodyology Wear Kelly Burton (BodyologyWear.com).
The event began at 7 PM, which allowed the attendees to get settled, network and order delicious dishes from Chef Rob’s kitchen. I arrived at 7:30 and was immediately impressed by the ambiance of the restaurant. Dim lights, vibrant colors and the sultry sounds of the Caribbean alone will keep you coming back for more. You can check out Chef Rob’s Upscale Lounge here (http://www.chefrobscafe.com/) and trust me you will not be disappointed. The food is AMAZING! Once 8 PM rolled around, the lovely ladies on the Panel introduced themselves, discussed their brands, and their personal journeys that made them what they are today. Lillie Mae asked the Panel a series of questions such as “How do you balance being an entrepreneur and having a family life?” “What challenges did you face when starting your business and how did you overcome them?” And “How did you achieve success with you brand?” Just to name a few. Once Lillie Mae was finished, she opened the floor to attendees to ask the Panel questions of their own.
Overall, I am extremely thankful to meet such a wonder group of business women. This was a very informational event for female entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting their own business or currently has a brand of their own. I encourage everyone to Like Lillie Mae’s Giving Glam Organization Facebook Page to learn more and attend future events.
I am also glad I went here instead of attending a certain bistro & bar *hint* *hint*
Check out photos of my night here!
Photos Taken By: Rolling Out Magazine (http://rollingout.com/#_)