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Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis After Party

Memphis's own Cynthia Daniels has created an amazing event to celebrate urban business elites in Memphis. The Top 40 under 40 is just one of the ground breaking events that Cynthia has created for the city of Memphis. Remember Memphis Black Restaurant Week, she did that too!

The Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards honors African-American in Memphis who offer unique and innovative solutions to social problems, as well as those who shine in their respective professions. This awards gala serves to not only spotlight these remarkable Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals and their outstanding achievements, but to also raise funds and awareness for the initiatives of Cynthia Daniels & Company, a small business founded to bring consciousness in the community through event planning. Now while the awards gala is SOLD OUT, you can still attend the after party. 

Cocktail attire is suggested for the after party. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes because DJSwagg Memphis will be there for the turn up. In addition to that, Hors d'oeuvres will be  provided by Chef Shanon with Chef 4 A Day Catering, and there will be an open bar complete with signature cocktails, 
  Tickets for the after party can be purchase at 40 Under 40 After Party

Congrats to all the award recipients and to Cynthia Daniels for another fabulous job well done. 

Top 40 under 40 urban Elites.

Memphis Fashion Design Network &The Flicker Street Art District

Join MFDN and The Lab, a fashion design incubator located in the heart of Memphis as they present an open house for the fashion savvy.

Friday, October 14th
5:30-8:00 PM
64 Flicker St.
The Lab by Memphis Fashion Design Network
+ Flicker Street Studios
+ Urban Earth Garden Center
Open houses with drinks, appetizers, art, music, and shopping!

T I E N A                                                            
Tiena Gwin is the Creative Director of TIENA.                                              
Tiena Gwin is a wife and a stay-at-home mom and has
dreamed since childhood of starting her own line.  TIENA was
created as a result of the Emerging Memphis Design Project
at Memphis Fashion Week. Feminine, memorable,
sophisticated, and long-lasting pieces are at the heart of what
TIENA expresses to the world.  Tiena embodies clothes that pull
at your heart strings and evoke the spirit of expressing your most
feminine self.  

Clothes are designed in Memphis, TN and made in the U.S.A.
by a sustainably produced small batch process

Beg and Borrow
Monte Stewart launched a successful custom clothing company for men in 2010.  The wives and girlfriends of his clients often wished they too could choose from the hundreds of available fabrics to design their own clothes and the Beg & Borrow Apparel shirtdress was born!
  • Design the fit and length you like
  • Choose from hundreds of beautiful fabrics
  • Create your own unique style by selecting features such as pockets, monograms, epaulets, collar type, and cuff options
  • Embellish your dress with an embroidered name in the collar
  • Enjoy an easy to wear style and dress it up or down with accessories

Trend Corner- Olive Green

The hottest color for fall and winter 2016 is green, but to be more specific...Olive Green! This beautiful shade of green is popping up on the runways and in boutiques everywhere. Don't miss the trend! Shop this trend at the following boutiques:

The Shredded Dress from JustNTyme $49.00

Olive You Dress from Style by L. Thomas $35.99

Long Sleeve Jumpsuit from Major Pieces Boutique $28.00

Karin Jacket from Renee's Armorie $28.00

Saddle Up Top from BEV $25.00

Savvy & Chic Business Corner- Kimberly's Nail Care

Model, diva, fashion extraordinaire, and the former Ms. Full Figured Fever, is only a minor list of hats that entrepreneur Kimberly Branch wears. A Native of Memphis, TN and graduate of Lemoyne Owen College with a degree in Business Management, Kim is a fully licensed cosmetologist with 12 yrs of experience. 

 Kimberly started doing nails as a little girl. She fell in love with the glitter and glam of nails after watching her mom and her girlfriends have girls night out. When asked how did she take her childhood love of nail care into a career, Kimberly states..."As I got older and found out about cosmetology schools I went for it. Pampering and caring for people and their beauty needs was my passion. I wasn't going to stop until I got it right. From the nail filing down to polishing."

Shellac Manicure w/Design

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art
Minx Nails

Full set with nail art

 The advice Kimberly would pass on to upcoming manicurist "is never give up on your dream of nail care. This field is so important to the human body. Polish can turn a girls frown into a smile. One simple hand or foot massage can take you very far. Just remember to give great customer service along with quality work."

Contact Kim for all your nail care needs.

Kim_NAILDIVA on instagram
Kimberly Branch on facebook
(901) 314-4100 by phone 

Services provided include:
Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylics, Gels & a wide range of creative designs.
Kimberly is also certified in MINX and Shellac services. 
Additional services include eye lash enhancements and waxing. 

Savvy & Chic Business Corner- Mary's Sweet Heaven

The latest addition to the Savvy & Chic Business Corner is a master when it comes to creating delicious cakes, cupcakes, and basically any sweet treat you can imagine. Mary's Sweet Heaven, is without a doubt heavenly. From her whimsical makeup inspired cupcakes to her elegant wedding cakes, you are sure to find the perfect cake with Mary's Sweet Heaven.

Mary Cheers-Williamson
Owner of Mary's Sweet Heaven

When asked what inspired her to start her own business Mary states,
"After I got married in 2007, my husband was working 3pm-11pm and sometimes 11pm-7am, needless to say I was BORED.COM! We were living in a small town in West Tn and I needed something to do...I tried sewing, but it didn't work out. Well, long story short, I volunteered to make a cake for a baby shower, and after that I was into baking! When it became more than a hobby, my husband found a culinary school in Nashville, and a few months later we moved and I was in school!"

Using the freshest ingredients available Mary is able to create cupcake towers, cupcake floral arrangements and simple but elegant wedding cakes.

Her favorite part of her business.... "I really enjoy the happiness that my sweets bring people. I love when I can take an idea and turn it into an edible masterpiece!"
Want a cake?
You can reach Mary via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mcheerswilliamson
or by calling 615-852-6853

Savvy & Chic Business Corner- Sweet Treats by April

Sweet Treats by April has the biggest, juiciest, tastiest berries.....ever!! Featuring cheesecake filled strawberries and chocolate covered grapes,Sweet Treats by April is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Owner of Sweet Treats by April

Started as a favor to dip berries for her former boss, Sweet Treats by April has been filing the sweet tooth cravings for many now in the city of Memphis. When asked how she grew her business so quickly April states, "More and more people asked me to make berries for them and business took off from there." And it's no surprised that April's business is growing and delighting the bellies of all that taste her berries, she uses the biggest, ripest, reddest berries she can find. Look at the size of these berries!!!!

Mardi Gras themed berries

Cheesecake filled berries

Pretty in Pink Glitter Berries

Assortment platter of fresh dipped berries

She also does special orders! Drunken Fruit Bowl!! This bowl features berries soaked in Red Berry Ciroc.

You can place an order if you are in the Memphis area by calling 731-212-0086