Women’s International Film Festival Blossoms During Women’s History Month

By Akela Moore

As we enter a new month, I want to take a moment to reflect on this past month March especially March 8th as we celebrated International Women’s Day. For me, it was the first March as a woman in her 30’s that I really appreciated being a women and what we have to offer in media, music, entertainment or any industry to speak of.

Cast & Friends of Culture of Fear

Though my focus is on media, attending the Women’s International Film Festival premiere of Culture of Fear was so empowering and of course fun. Directed, written and starring Kayla Tabish, the film was a thriller that took place in the present but embodied past eras. There were no cell phones, the atmosphere in the bar in the movie felt like we traveled back to the 20’s and even though the suspense had me glued to the screen, I was stuck on feeling like it was 2000 before we all walked around with our heads buried in our phones when we walk. Kayla Tabish’s character is a very vigilant reporter and watching her try to protect those around her and find the truth was remarkable. (more…)

Virgil Abloh heads to Louis Vuitton

By Amber Monaé

Visionary Virgil Abloh has had many collaborations with big names like Champion and Kith while being the creative director for Kanye West and for his own streetwear label, Off-White, yet he just struck gold with his latest news. Breaking glass ceilings, Abloh was just appointed Louis Vuitton Menswear designer. He is the first African American to head the mega European brand.

Leanne Marshall FW 2018 Review

By Amber Monaé

Former Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall held her FW 2018 collection on a bright and airy Valentine’s Day at Spring Studios. Just like the day the collection displayed light and flowy pieces with daring slits and necklines. Lets just say this collection was a must see. I enjoyed the lengthy collection of cerulean blues, yellow tones and dusty hues. Take a look.  (more…)

Mint Swim FW 2018 Review


By Amber Monaé

Friday night I headed to the popular reality star turned swimsuit designer, Draya’s, Mint Swim fashion show. Lawd, can I just say when I arrived it was nothing but pandemonium. There were so many people trying to get in and so many like myself with an actual seat ticket that had to push our way through. It was ridiculous! Once inside though the pandemonium continued and at that point I was just ready for the show to start.  As usual we got a taste of sexy barely there swimsuits. Take a look! (more…)