NYFW S/S 2018-Cindy Monteiro

Photos and article by Jovanna Reyes Cindy Monteiro unveiled her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at the NYFW First Stage. It was the designer’s first showing during NYFW, although she has shown at Paris Fashion Week. Her collection was light and breezy made up of natural fabrics and an amazing attention to details.  Her use of diverse…

TANK melts the Mainstage at Circle of Sisters Expo

We’ve saved the best for last Curvystas!  The Circle of Sisters Expo ensured that the Mainstage audience was not only entertained but wooed when Tank hit the stage. Tank covered most of his top hits and treated the crowd to his shirtless and infamous gyrations.  A treat for all the Tank fans!

CIRCLE OF SISTERS NYC 2017-PHOTO RECAP

WBLS’s Annual Circle of Sisters Expo was held at the Jacob Javits Convention in NYC.  This year top celebrities graced the stage on panels, on the Mainstage and seminars.  Vivica Fox, Evelyn Lozada, Stephen Bishop and Rotimi started the morning with Talk TEA with Celebs.  Remy Ma, Papoose, JJ Hairston and his wife Trina discussed…

STYLE FILE: MELANIE FIONA IN CONCERT AT CIRCLE OF SISTERS

The Circle of Sisters held their annual expo this year at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.  The event was hosted by WBLS 107.5 FM, 1190 WLIB AM, and WQHT HOT 97 FM with sponsors varying from AARP, Metro Plus to Shea Moisture.  There were panels, concerts and several other individual events to attend, including special…

NYFW Namilia S/S 2018 and their Vulval Collection

The photographers were setting up super early for this show on the riser.  They knew that Namilia would deliver an extraordinary fashion event and the designers did not disappoint.  Before the models graced the runway in their sky high pearl and gem studded platforms, Disney songs from Beauty and the Beast was played and then…

Generation Beauty by Ipsy

  Influencers, beauty bloggers, makeup companies, top makeup artists and excited fans were the key participants in Generation Beauty by Ipsy.  Gen Beauty 2017 was the largest celebration of beauty ever.  Screams would bellow across the floor signaling the arrival of a top celebrity blogger or for a vendor throwing goodies into crowded booths. Young…

OWN’s Queen Sugar premiere at Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC

The Urbanworld Film Festival, held at the AMC Empire theater in Times Square, NYC, premiered the midseason of OWN’s Queen Sugar.  The red carpet featured cast members, Rutina Wesley, Kofi Siriboe, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Ava DuVernay and director Julie Dash.  The screening was followed by a Q&A. moderated by author Michaela Angela Davis.   More photos…

Urbanworld Film Festival debuts Marshall the Movie in NYC

Photos and article by Jovanna Reyes Chadwick Boseman portrays Thurgood Marshall beautifully as the first African American justice and attorney to argue Brown vs. the Board of Education before the Supreme Court.  Urbanworld Film Festival premiered the film in NYC on September 23rd at the AMC Empire.  MARSHALL, reflects his early career before he became…

American Beauty Star premieres on Lifetime with Adriana Lima, Sir John, Sarah Brown and Russell James

    Article and photography by Jovanna Reyes A new competition series American Beauty star premieres tonight at 10:30PM(Eastern) on Lifetime.  The international supermodel and executive producer, Adriana Lima, will host along with celebrity makeup artist, Sir John, Sarah Brown(former Vogue Beauty Director) and renowned fashion photographer, Russell James.  Every week celebrity and beauty influencers…

NYFW 2017-Project Runway Season 16 Finale

Photos and article by Jovanna Reyes Who made that amazing multicolor bathing suit with the removable skirt?  Who made the beautifully embroidered modest bridal ensemble?  Those are the questions left unanswered after the Project Runway Season 16 NYFW Finale.  Six of the Project Runway finalists were chosen to showcase their best collection for NYFW at…