fashion shows

Sisterhood Showcase 2016

I had the pleasure of attending of the 2016 Sisterhood Showcase. I haven't attending in a while and I must say it was a great experience after years of missing out on the festivities.

The showcase started off with Cocktails and 
Conversations which was powered by Centric. The event included panel speakers to include Memphis's own Andrea Johnson of THE Bubble Bisto, Myleik Teele of Curlbox, Mahisha Dellinger of Curls, and Christina Stevison, the President of the Sisterhood Showcase.

photo from Sisterhood Showcase FB page.

The panel discussed everything from managing your time, financing your business, staying true to your goals and much more.
Side note- Can we get into how fabulous the stage setup is!

Photo booth fun with the owners of Dean of Fashion, Jenuinely Chic, A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge, and RBG Productions

Saturday was filled with a day of celebrities, fashion, music, and more. The attendees had the pleasure of hearing the Southern Hummingbird herself take to the stage. The oh so handsome Joe followed Tweet and gave the ladies a real treat!

Photos from One 901

The highlight for me was the fashion show of course which was produced  by the Dean of Fashion herself! The models and the fashions were the perfect finish to the event!

Model Envi Nicole backstage wearing Tanganika by Tangie

photo from One 901
Model wearing Dean of Fashion
photo from One 901

Model Ashley Bailey wearing Snatched Boutique

Of course the vendor were there with fabulous finds

My favorite set up at the Sisterhood Showcase was from My Heavenly Creations. Not only was the display beautiful but the products smelled amazing.

 I must say it was an amazing showcase. I'm excited for the president of the company and can't wait to see next year's events. Be sure to follow for like Sisterhood Showcase for more pics, videos, and updates on future events.


Style in the City- The Weight is Over Fashion Weekend

Memphis was graced by Ashley Dean- Parson with the first ever plus size fashion weekend this past week. Every day was filled with a day of fashion, business empowerment, and cutting edge ideas to push the Memphis fashion market forward. Ashley Dean-Parson is the owner of Dean of Fashion Glamtique, which is a plus size clothing boutique and full service salon. Her vision to create not only the first all plus size fashion show 5 years ago, grew into a fabulous weekend filled with wonderful events.

The first event was Hustlers in Heels! This event was all about small business empowerment and included panel speakers Andrea Johnson of The Bubble Bistro, and TaKeisha Berry Brooks of A Natural Hair Affair. These two business owners are VERY business savvy and shared key business tips and concepts to growing a successful business.

Ashley Dean-Parson (owner of Dean of Fashion and creator of The Weight is Over Fashion Weekend)

Let's just get into MS. KIM!!! She always brings it. Check out her blog Kimagine That.

Business Owners that attended Hustlers in Heels

Day 2 included a FABULOUS boat ride on the Mississippi River. Guests enjoyed the cool breeze of the river while dressed in their best attire! There was even a marriage proposal on the cruise. It was the perfect evening for romance and glamour.

Day 3 was all about the contestants of the Ms. Full Figured Fever Pageant. The winner of the pageant received a cash prize of $1000!!! The contestants were judged on poise, talent, confidence, and formal attire to name a few. 
Judging panel for Pageant included myself, designer Glen Kimbrel, and Mrs. Tennessee Plus America Yureka Lawrence-Pirtle Eds

 Ms. Full Figured 2014 Athenia Peterson and runner up Gerogeania Stewart!

Ms. Full Figure Fever 2013 Kim and designer Glen Kimbrel

The finale and the event that sealed the success of the entire week was The Weight is Over Fashion Show. The show took place at the beautiful Pink Palace Mansion in Memphis and so absolutely fabulous! Designers and boutiques included Dean of Fashion, Kouture Kreations, Houston's Thift Boutique, Style by L. Thomas, and Savvy Sisters.
The Pink Palace Mansion 

Houston's Thrift Boutique

Food Network's Next Food Star contestant Aryen Alston

Savvy Sisters

Style by L. Thomas
Dean of Fashion

Kouture Kreations

The entire weekend was great and I can't wait until next year's events. Be sure to follow Dean of Fashion on instagram at for updates, specials, and more pics from this past week.

Fashion,Art,& Beauty in Memphis

Sorry for the break in blogging guys. I have been so busy that I haven't had time. So as a reward, I have complied a list of events in the Memphis area that will fit all your fashion and beauty needs. Check out these events and support local entrepreneurs and promoters!

Come out and witness these little naturalistas rock the main stage at the 3rd Annual Naturals In The City Hair and Wellness Expo. Visit to register. Come see beautiful young girls gain confidence, display there talents, and the love for their natural hair!

The 3rd Annual Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo (#NITC3) will take place on July 19, 2014 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN! We are gearing up for another action packed weekend and sell-out event and want to see YOU there! 

The Naturals in the City Hair and Wellness Expo is the only event of its kind that takes place in the Mid-South region! Our event offers the rare opportunity for new, aspiring, and life-long naturals who live in Memphis and surrounding areas to become educated on proper natural hair care and styling, and ways to live a healthier, more fulfilling life by making informed choices regarding their diet and lifestyle.

We continue to offer this annual event to support our mission to Educate, Inspire, and Empower women, men, and children to celebrate and embrace their natural beauty from the inside out.

Join us for the NITC3 Preshow Party on July 18th at Minglewood Hall; NITC3 Expo on July 19th; and the NITC3 Women's Empowerment Brunch on July 20th at Jack Robinson Art Gallery.

TICKETS for all events available and ON SALE now at

Join us for a day of tea, fashions, and elegance. Dean of Fashion & Style by L. Thomas presents High Tea & Fashion Show. Admission is only $15 and includes style tips, hor d'oeuvres, tea, and a fashion show. Come experience something different from the average sip and shop. Vendor booths are available for $25 with a limited amount remaining. Tickets can be purchased at Dean of Fashion.

The 1st Annual Boom Project is an event dedicated to help raise funds for a local Memphis charity. This year we have chosen the Mid-South Food Bank. This two week art exhibition at Marshall Arts Gallery will help contribute to the Mid-South Food Bank's efforts to "Feed the Need".

#HelpFuelHumanity #BeatDownHunger #BoomMemphis #BoomProFeed

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Just Imagine....A summer afternoon of mixing and mingling with Memphis area Professionals while enjoying a wide variety of Sweet & Savory custom-crafted delectables by Chef Fran Mosley, all amid the backdrop of cultural and historical works of art. The Sweet & Savory Summer Business Social is the place to make new business connections and new friends, "Social" is the word of the day. Business card exchanges, prizes, unforgettable tastings, and more.

Don't miss it, get your tickets today, limited number available.

Ticket Price - $15.00

Dress: Summer Chic

About Dorothy Mae's by Haute Monde:

Dorothy Mae's by Haute Monde is a Dessert Bar and art showcase. A unique space where fine art and delectable desserts meet. Haute Monde Sweet & Savory has established itself as Memphis’s most distinctive catering service and café experience. The company features a menu of luscious desserts and savory cupcakes, gourmet coffee, tea, juice, and top-notch wines and liquors. Consumers can admire the arts & entertainment while enjoying a piece of cake or a glass of wine. The work of local artists and photographers is on display throughout the venue. Priding itself on exclusivity and catering to high society, Haute Monde Sweet and Savory has become the most fascinating destination for art enthusiasts throughout Memphis.

To purchase your tickets click the link below:

*Presented by: Dorothy Mae's by Haute Monde & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ~ Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter