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9-Time Grammy Nominated Songstress Ledisi to Celebrate Design Essentials® for 25 Years of Beauty, Innovation and Style, TODAY!

9-Time Grammy Nominated Songstress Ledisi to Celebrate Design Essentials® for 25 Years of Beauty, Innovation and Style, TODAY!

 

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August 16, 2015 (ATLANTA)-Nine-time Grammy-nominated songstress and newly appointed Design Essentials® national beauty ambassador-- Ledisi-- makes her first appearance at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show on Sunday, Aug. 16.  In celebration of Design Essentials® 25th Anniversary, Ledisi will be on hand for the following: 

  • Conduct on-stage loc styling session presented by her personal hairstylist Michelle London using Design Essentials® products; 
  • Host a Fan Meet & Greet at the Design Essentials® VIP Lounge; 
  • Host an "Intimate Truth" Empowerment Session, sharing her journey toward self-acceptance, love and success; and 
  • Serve as the guest host for Design Essentials® 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala.

All of the above mentioned Design Essentials® presentations featuring Ledisi will take place at the Design Essentials® Beauty Pavilion located in Theater 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building C, beginning at 3:30pm. 

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prior to the start of today's event, there will be an opportunity to participate in a host of mini events,  including a special VIP autograph signing with Ledisi herself, and a chance to meet Michelle London, the woman behind Ledisi's fabulous Locs. 

Finally, the event will be capped off with the 

Design Essentials® 25th Anniversary Gala

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which gives you the amazing opportunity to join  Ledisi and the beauty industry's elite as they recognize the accomplishments of Design Essentials® and the legacy of the McBride Family. The event will be held at the beautiful 200 Peachtree venue. 

 

Rihanna Announced as a Contributing Creative Director and Punk & Poet for Stance...

Rihanna Announced as a Contributing Creative Director and Punk & Poet for Stance...

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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 15, 2015  -- Today Stance announced that Rihanna has joined the brand as a contributing Creative Director and named as a Punk & Poet brand ambassador. As a creative partner, Rihanna will design multiple seasons of her signature women's collection throughout a multi-year partnership with Stance. 

"I've had a great relationship with Stance for a long time and ‎I am happy to be working with them on such a fun and creative project," said Rihanna. "This is an exciting new venture."

To celebrate the kick-off of the relationship, Stance has released two limited edition styles in a print called Murder Rih Wrote. Both styles are 3-of-a-kind sets, meaning there are 3 socks in the set, each with slightly different graphics that make for a mix and match collection. 

The first limited edition style, in which Rihanna is pictured, is a combed cotton over-the-knee silhouette. The second is the Murder Rih Wrote crew sock which is available in both men's and women's sizes. Each crew set is individually numbered, making it a true collector's piece, with only 1,500 sets produced. Both styles are available now exclusively at Stance.com. 

"Rihanna epitomizes what it means to dress by your own rules. She is a fashion pioneer and we are excited that she has made Stance her next canvas," said Candy Harris, SVP of Stance's Women's Division. "This is a seminal moment for the sock category because together Rihanna and Stance have the ability to take an accessory you've never thought about and transform it into one you can't live without." 

Rihanna's first complete Stance sock collection will be unveiled this fall and will be available globally. As a contributing Creative Director, Rihanna will also work on various creative projects with Stance throughout the life of the partnership. 

To get exclusive updates on Rihanna's creative contributions to Stance, follow @stancemuse on Instagram and Twitter, and Stance Muse on Facebook.

ABOUT STANCE

Embracing "The Uncommon Thread" as its mantra, Stance turned socks into one of the world's most exciting categories in less than five years. Stance's founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group they call the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different. Stance was named the official sock of the NBA starting in the 2015-2016 season, and will be launching its first underwear line later this year.


Optimum Amla Legend Announces Partnership with Tracee Ellis Ross....

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015  -- Award winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross has partnered with Optimum Amla Legend, a leader in salon-quality hair products for multicultural women. Currently on ABC's Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her style sensibility, engaging humor and vibrant Instagram account. She will be lending her talents to create style content including interviews, hair tutorials, and more on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter as well as participate in key brand activations and live events.

"I've worked closely with the Optimum Amla Legend brand in the past and my hair truly loves the products. Amla Legend keeps my hair hydrated and healthy-looking. No matter what hair style I choose, Amla Legend leaves my hair with so much movement and bounce. Hydration is the key to gorgeous hair," says Actress Tracee Ellis Ross. "I'm so excited to be part of their family and to help bring Legendary Amla style to the consumer."

"Tracee brings the many dimensions of our consumer to life. As a multicultural brand, Optimum Amla Legend's consumers come from varied backgrounds with varied hair textures, and we are excited to give her the resources and products she craves," says Nicole Fourgoux General Manager, Multicultural Beauty Division, L'Oréal USA. "We are delighted to be working together with Tracee to create meaningful and dynamic content in a way that only she can."

Optimum Amla Legend is a high-performance range of hair care products infused with Amla Oil from the legendary Indian superfruit, which is high in antioxidants, and renowned for its natural rejuvenating properties of intense nourishment and conditioning.  Each product in the line is formulated with the perfect balance of ingredients for high salon-quality performance and results without weighing hair down.  A brand catered to all textured hair types, Amla Legend is known to rejuvenate hair with supreme strength and legendary impeccable shine.

"Amla Legend is all about the Amla; this superfruit has been used for centuries by Indian women for hair as well as overall well-being. We are happy to have Tracee share this secret of healthy, stronger, more nourished hair and its multitude of uses," says Michelle RyanSenior Vice President of Marketing, Multicultural Beauty Division, L'Oréal USA.

Follow @AmlaLegend on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to stay up to date with all Tracee Ellis Ross exclusive Amla Legend content. #AmlaLOVESTracee, #AmlaOil, #LegendaryStyle, #AmlaLegend.

The L'Oréal USA Multicultural Beauty Division is a dynamic portfolio of brands dedicated to serving the growing multicultural market, including Dark and Lovely, Carol's Daughter as well as Optimum Amla Legend.

About Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the new hit ABC comedy series "Black-ish". For her role, Ross recently won the 2015 NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series". Ross is best known for starring on the hit sitcom "Girlfriends" which ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network and garnered her eight NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins in the category of "Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series". Other credits include turns in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" on stage in New York and LA; guest starring roles on ABC's "Private Practice," CBS' hit crime drama "CSI," and HBO's "LIFE Support" with Queen Latifah; and feature films "Hanging Up" with Jennifer Connelly and Marcia Gay Harden, and Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls". Outside of her film and television work, Ross is a dedicated and passionate motivational speaker who also boldly utilizes her digital platforms to engage the next generation of women. Through her social media and her official website (Traceeellisross.com), Ross inspires the soul, body and mind of her followers.

CLEVELAND BROWNS REVEAL NEW UNIFORMS

CLEVELAND BROWNS REVEAL NEW UNIFORMS

The Cleveland Browns revealed their new and revamped look by displaying nine different color combinations with nine different current Browns, which consists of notable players such as hometown heroes Donte Whitner and newly acquired wideout Brian Hartline.  The players ranged in size going from the 5'8" Taylor Gabriel to the 6'7" Joe Thomas.  With a fan base that hasn't had much to cheer for in years, the Cleveland Browns organization hope to change the perception around the NFL as being one of the league's most down trodden organizations with a fresh new image and outlook in hopes that in some capacity it also aids in a positive direction going forward.  Here's a closer look at them

Joy Villa to Walk & Perform at LA Fashion Week....

Joy Villa to Walk & Perform at LA Fashion Week....

Musical artist Joy Villa is preparing for the opportunity if a lifetime. After having commanded the red carpet at the 2015 Grammy Awards, Villa is now gearing up to walk at LA Fashion Week. She will be modeling yet another dress from Andre Soriano. 

Andre Soriano crafted the Orange snow fence dress that had everyone chattering. One who believes in individuality, Villa enjoyed and soaked it all in. She'll now be wearing another creation by the designer for LA Fashion week. 

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Adding to the honor of walking in the show, Villa will also be performing her new single, Vagabonds. The single is featured on her newly released EP, "I Make the Static"!

ABOUT JOY VILLA


Who is Joy? True to the lyrics of her song "Vagabonds", Joy Villa is a singer songwriter who's never slowing down. Having lived in Hollywood, Seattle, Las Vegas, and now residing in NYC, touring extensively since 2012 to Asia, Australia the US and Europe. 


 Joy's favorite genre has always been rock and roll, and she considers herself lucky to be a female that looks different than the normal "Rockstar".  A classic renaissance woman, she also paints, models, acts, dances, composes poetry, and writes screenplays and books. 


Joy grew up with an Italian father and an African American mother, blending two cultures to create a perfect mix. This "mixed life" outpours in her musical influences, listening to everything from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, to Blondie and Nirvana as a child. 


Joy is a natural music and theater performer, discovering her knack for the stage at the age of 5, in her first theater musical. Joy loves writing songs and has collaborated on numerous projects around the world with producers and other artists.


Joy blends alterntive rock, electro pop, and a dash of hip hop into finely written tunes that aim to motivate, inspire, and get the juices flowing n her fans. Kinky, unexpected, vibrant, spiritual, and bold, Joy Villa is a true entertainer, and feels blessed to be giving her many global fans "The Joy Villa Experience”.