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Style in the City:Holiday Glam Party

Last night myself and Ashley Dean-Parson of Dean of Fashion hosted a holiday party for some of our guests and donated items to a family in need this holiday season. Above I am pictured with Paris. Her mom is going through a few health issues this holiday season and we invited her out to enjoy an evening with us. We gifted her with items that inluded clothing from Lollipops and Dots and a stocking stuffed with all kinds of goodies. Check out a few pics from last night's event. 

Happy Dean of Fashion Shopper

Happy Style by L. Thomas Shopper
Cassandra of C. Dixon Makeup was beating faces all night. Here she is treating Mrs. Yvonne (Paris's grandmomther) to a brow shaping session.

Myself and Elnora of the Beyond Beauty Group.

Ms. Full Figure Fever 2014 Athenia Peterson 

Happy Shopper from Style by L. Thomas

Ms. Jennie. She is the fabulous owner of Jenuinely Chic and was a vendor last night.

Crystal of Corset Cutie! She has the best corsets and also does handmade beads.
Ashley and Elnora

Veronica Fuzz and her to delicious cupcakes from Squeaky's Sweet Treats. The peach cobbler cupcake is....omg!!! 

Fly, Fab, & Fashionable

It has been a moment since I spotlighted a fellow lover of fashion on the blog and decided to bring it back with a bang!!! Meet Mr. Glen Kimbrel. Glen is the owner of D & G Klassy Designs and has a style that is miles above most here in Memphis. 

When asked  where is style comes from he states....

"My fashion is inspired by what makes me feel good. I like to create my own style. I sometimes dream of things in my sleep and wake up the next day and began creating it. I like things that are different but I like to keep it Klassy."

Kimbrel is the owner of a traveling boutique D&G's Klassy Designs. His motto- we will Design you with klass in mind.

If you have the vision Glen will bring life to your accessories( bow ties neckties, cuff links, design socks, lapel pins, and more.
For women and kids he specializes in Klassy silk oversized Corsages, Klassy mesh corsages, hair bows, tutus, and he can also take your old church hat and redesign it.

Glen is also preparing the first networking and fashion show for D & G Klassy Designs. If you are interested in taking part in this event contact Glen via the number listed above or check him out on social media
D & G Klassy Designs

Style in The City- Grand Opening of The Candle Bakery

I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the sweet, chic, and fabulous Candle Bakery. The Candle Bakery is owned my David and Tiffany Greenlee. The Candle Bakery features candles that are fashioned after your favorite cupcake and cookie flavors. The candles are so delicious looking, that many people often mistake them for yummy sweet confectioners. 

Not one to disappoint, the delicious and sweet scents that come from these handmade candles will more than fill your sweet tooth.  With each soy based candle offering at least 8 hours of burn time, the delicious smell of these candles will last and last. 

In addition to cupcake and cookie shaped candles, The Candle Bakery also sells traditional shaped candles and room spritzers. 

The owner Tiffany Greenlee (l) and the lovely ladies of the Candle Bakery.

Happy Shoppers

The Owners of The Candle Bakery David & Tiffany Greenlee

You can stop by the bakery at 2838 Hickory Hill Ext. Suite11
                                         or shop online at

To Attend- Where & What To Do This Month

The month of November is packed with an array of great events in the city of Memphis! Check out the following events and happy attending!!!!

November 7 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Email for volunteer opportunities. 

Join us for the Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk. A celebration of art and neighborhood featuring works by more than 100 visual artists, music, dance and spoken word performances, and artists’ demonstrations. 

Free and open to the public
Family friendly
Food Trucks
Beer & Wine available for purchase

Bee Specs Styling Agency Presents:
"Fashion With a Touch of Soul" 
feat. Chicago's own Elliott Henderson "Block Soul & The Block Soul Band"
General Admission: $10
Door Tickets: $15
Hosted By: RO Rollingwithro Spv
Designers Included: 19 Boutique, PRPL Clothing Co., Stonewashed Custom Clothing and more.
Food will be served, and our bartender will be Al's Professional Bartender Services 
Attire: 90's but it isn't required.

Come join us as we open THE MOST unique candle store in the city of Memphis. Where we turn ordinary candles into extraordinary masterpieces!!
All Hand-Crafted my the owners DavidandTiffany Greenlee
2838 Hickory Hill Ext, Suite 11 in the Apple Tree Center Plaza

Chef Fran would like to invite you join her for Champagne Brunch on 
November 9th, 11:00am-3:00pm. 
The Brunch Buffet features a Mimosa Bar, Sausage Quiche, Spinach & Pepper Quiche, Waffle Bar and Omelette Bar just to name a few items from the Haute Monde Sweet and Savory Bar. You'll also get a chance to sample her signature treats from the Dessert Bar. 
Located at 333 Beale Street. 
$20.00 per person

The Best in Sketch and Improv Comedy is back!! Join us on a new night and a new venue. We'll be bringing you nonstop laughter all night long........Come Get This Funny!!!!

Every 2nd Monday starting November 10
1770 Dexter Springs Loop

Hosted by MzVivacious
Admission 10.00
Drink Specials

Ladies, this night is for YOU! Join us as we come together for a night of FUN and empowerment to help us all grow and learn from one another. Not only will we have good food, great drinks, but you will definitely receive encouragement and empowerment for your LIFE.

You will receive valuable information on getting the most of your life and tips that will help you prepare for the future no matter your circumstance. Learn how to take your vision and make it plain.

The theme for November is "reNEW Your Mind for Your Purpose"

Our own Pruitte Twins will once again bring you valuable nuggets of information. Our guests speakers who will also share empowering information are: Takeisha Berry-Brooks, Ashley Pickens,Megan Mottley & VaShaunna Renee. A special guest host will be announced!

This will be a night full of fun, empowerment, networking and relaxing! Come ready to have fun, network and leave ready to grow in your journey!

Cupcake Cutie Etc.
7140 Stage Rd
Novemeber 14
7:00 p.m.

A Vegas themed networking and promotional event for the beauty and dance industry. 2 Runway shows (produced by local hair stylist, nail techs, make up artists, and fashion designers), Show girls, 6 Burlesque inspired performances, poker and black jack table (playing for sponsor donated gifts vs cash), Live Performance by Jo'zzy (Missy Elliot and Timbaland new artist), Music by DJ DNyce. Appetizers, full bar, and so much more!!!

Club Shadows
154 Beale St
November 16

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. 

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.

Savvy & Chic Business Corner- Serenity by Sonya


Wildberry handcrafted soap, bath bomb, and candle
Mango Butter, Pound Cake,  Passion Fruit, and Lemongrass.....these are just a few of the scents you can purchase at Serenity by Sonya. Serenity by Sonya is a lifestyle brand built by former Virginian housewife Sonya Holmes. As a housewife, Sonya had a love for candles and in 2009 turned that love into a business. She did so well with candles that she slowly added more items to her product line. Today her brand is booming and the addition of skin care products, jewelry, clothing, and shoes is making Serenity by Sonya a household name. 
Coconut Lime Bath Bomb

When asked what is the secret to her fast growing business, Sonya says-  I stick by my slogan : Every woman deserves a little Serenity. It brings me great joy and satisfaction seeing women happy with their purchase.

You can visit Serenity by Sonya at 1985 Kroger Rd. Suite 13c located In West Memphis, Arkansas.Also visit the website Serenity by Sonya

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
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