Fashion Limited to No defining Standards – Jasmine Green
Access granted! Many people never grasp how special life is itself. We take things for granted everyday not realizing everyday is an opportunity to love, care, and acknowledge God. When I was eight years old, my father passed away and motionless thoughts passed through my mind. What was I going to do? I always had my mom and dad by my side! My father couldn’t leave us, No not like this? The endless notations of questionable answers had driven me to be somber. My father and I were never separated for we were like peanut butter and jelly. After my father’s death, my mother began to get very sick and my sister went to college. Since my father passed and my sister was off to pursue a greater education, I had to take care of my mother. I went to the grocery store, paid bills, and took care of the cooking. At that present moment, I had misunderstood what love really was. I didn’t like to handle the “grown up stuff.” I wanted to go outside and run around until I was tired. Still holding on to the memory of my father, I continuously prayed that God would save my mother and wouldn’t take her away.
Needless, to say life had just begun for change was yet to come. Four years later, my mother passed and my mindset as a twelve year old girl had been tremendously revolted. I look back at the moments with my mom and wish I could have done it better. No words in the world could ever explain how much I miss my parents; however, I am still blessed. The obstacles in my life seemed like I wouldn’t see the break of dawn. I would have never thought I would have made it this far. The gratefulness that has taken over my life of appreciating having those appointed people in my life will be shared. I have no doubt in my mind that becoming responsible, outgoing, and creative will inspire people to be grateful also. I will be graduating from high school with a 3.4 grade point average, and I am determined to become the best I can be in all areas of life. Whether it’s developing relationships with people or just giving back.
Limitless dreams cross my mind every day. I look at everything as if there are no limits for I can have anything I put my awe-inspiring mind to with hard work and dedication. This journey allowed me to obtain a different view of the world. I realized even more that there is so much more in the world than this circle of life, that peoples hopes and dreams fail to maintain. Yes, there was plenty of times I wished my mom and dad would come to a cheerleading competitions or a softball game; nevertheless, I cannot dwell on what my past maintains. I can only consider what my future contains. The fact that I had to depend on the people left in my life required me to identify what I really want in this world. Independence! It was then that I realized that I was capable of reaching my goal- earning a college degree and having a career in Business Management while pursuing a minor in Fashion Design or Environmental studies.
When I step foot on that special campus, I will not only bring my caring spirit but I will be able to share my story with my fellow students. I want to inspire those who have their parents to be appreciative and for those who don’t, they have to be the strongest they can be. For the time will come, someone in the future generation will need my story to help them through their obstacles in life. Through my experience, I have learned to be strong in order to survive. I want to use my strengths to support others going through the same things that I went through and educate them in substantial ways. Ultimately, I would like to own my own boutique and start a scholarship foundation for children just like me whose parents have passed away. Fashion design creates an escape mechanism for my heart, which allows me to express simple ideas on pieces of fabric. I will be gladly ready to obtain the fashion that will not limit to defining standards.
ABOUT OPERATION PROM
Operation Prom is a program under the ‘Afua Foundation’ owned by Afua Sam of Studio D’Maxsi Fashions. The Operation Prom project was designed to create opportunities for deserving and bright female high school students with a reward of a custom made prom gown. The main objective of this project is to boost the confidence of these young Ladies with the aim of encouraging them to strive for better education to ensure a successful career in life. Participants would have to show; punctuality at school, dedication to school activities, be decent and well-mannered and must have an excellent GPA. Interested girls are also expected to write an essay in 500 words as to why they should win the prize of the custom designed prom dress by Studio D’Maxsi.
DJ Bally is the emerging winner of TolumiDE’s ‘For Me’ Remix Contest with 30% of the votes. Close Runner-Up with 29% of the votes was Screechpawa.
After a very competitive and public voting response to the 30 submissions hosted on the popular music and entertainment site – notjustok.com, DJ Bally takes home the gold!
Notjustok.com’s Mola OG says about the remix contest:
“ I have to admit, when this song was chosen as the song to remix, I was a bit skeptical that any producer could make this a club or dance track….I should have known better. You will be amazed to hear what these producers did to the original track which had a slow tempo”.
So what exactly does Dj Bally take home?
DJ Bally gets Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Wireless On-Ear Headphones, an exclusively designed CD single cover design with hisname/logo and never before used images of TolumiDE on the Cover, winning track will get rotation on various onlineand radio media and will be promoted via social media and to TolumiDE fans worldwide. It will also be available for sale on iTunes, amazon and all digital distribution outlets.
Top Ten Mixes:
E39 True Love
Son Of Wonder (S.O.W).
“It was truly amazing to hear mega creative talents take ‘For me’ to another level with a diverse range of re-mixes. The different creative skills sincerely made me appreciate this industry even more. It was a challenge picking the top 10, so I am glad we left it up to the fans to vote; and they picked DJ Bally. Congratulations to DJ Bally. I can’t wait for this track to make the world rotation for spring and summer”- TolumiDE, Singer/Songwriter.
To listen to the different mixes of the top 10 dj’s and producers, visit –
Calling all Deejays, Producers, Studio Engineers, Musicians or creative music lovers everywhere!
It’s time to get the creative juices flowing. TolumiDE is throwing open
a remix contest for her recently released single ‘For Me’ which will be hosted on the popular music and
entertainment site – notjustok.com.
TolumiDE is looking for originality, creativity and quality of appeal. The
winner will receive
1. ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ wireless on-ear headphones
2. an exclusively designed TolumiDE ‘For me’
Remix album cover with winner’s name and TolumiDE photo
3. the winning track will be distributed to various online and radio
media, promoted via social media, and to TolumiDE’s fans worldwide
4. Remix will be madeavailable on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital outlets
What to do in 2 steps:
1. download the A cappella mp3 track at www.tolumidemusic.com/contest
2.Upload your remix entries as 320 kbps mp3 no larger than 8MB to www.soundcloud.com/tolumide/dropbox .
Top 10 entries will be selected for fans to vote on notjustok.com. Deadline for entries is March 15; 2012. The winner
will be selected based on votes from notjustok.com. Everyone is encouraged to vote and share the voting link.
Over 300 guests attended including Fashionistas, Artists and Creative people attended the grand opening of the newest ‘concept’ store in Miami. At the 6,000 square feet, design-driven, showroom-style store owned by Alessandra Gold, the space was buzzing.
Music from Miami DJ, EKB; Erin K. Bailey, while sipping on drinks provided by SX Liquors and Nuvo with cupcakes from Contenti Cupcakes. Jamaican dancehall sensation, CeCile, listed in Europe’s top 10 on the black charts with her new album “Jamaicanization’, also one of Alessandra’s top clients, premiered her new music video, “HEY” (directed and produced by Alessandra Gold) at the event.
The store includes a professional photography studio where international models shoot daily, music videos are produced, and editorials are shot for magazines such as Nylon Mexico and Latin America, MIAMI, Guise Magazine, Florida International, New You, and M2 Woman (New Zealand)
Alessandra Gold and ICY PR would like to thank every guest and member of the media who came and also the sponsors; international Venezuelan chef Gabriela Machado owner of Copperbox for the delectable appetizers (www.copperboxmiami.com), Contenti cakes for the delicious cake bites and Sxliquors and Nuvo for the alcoholic beverage.
Jamaican dancehall sensation, CeCile, also one of Alessandra’s top clients, will be gracing guests with her songs and premiering her new music video, “HEY” (directed by Alessandra Gold). The Event in sponsored in part by Copperbox, Contenti Cupcakes and Nuvo.
About Alessandra Gold
Brazilian-born and Fashion Institute of Technology trained, Gold has made a serious name for herself in the world of fashion and shoe design. Gold’s creations now adorn the feet of known celebrities worldwide. Her work can be seen at New York’s Fashion Week, the trendiest boutiques around the world and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, the New York Post, Apparel News, Nylon, and others. Gold is the founder of the Alessandra Gold Brands (Brazil/Asia/USA), the Creative Director of KruZin (Asia), and is involved in projects such as styling, directing videos, creating brands, consulting and representation for various businesses. The Alessandra Gold Concept Store (AGCS) has opened its doors last December during Miami’s Art Basel with a sister store named ‘Rooms’ in Taipei. More info: www.alessandragold.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 786.518.3357 – 3358.
For Me’ will premiere on BET’s 106 & Park at 1pm GMT on Monday, February 13th
TolumiDE is an award winning RnB/Soul Afro-Pop Singer-Songwriter born in Canada, raised in Nigeria, resident in Washington DC, USA.
The soulful vocalist offers songs in English lyrics, with the occasional interjection of African language showcasing inflections of her African heritage. Connect with TolumiDE on her Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reverbnation pages and through her website- www.TolumiDEmusic.com
AiRis has released another new single. Right on time for Valentine’s Day!
‘Olowo Ori Mi’ which means ‘My Lover’ was produced by Shizzy and Victor ‘Spankie Doodle’ Oganua.
Olowo Ori Mi is an upbeat Afro-pop romantic song laced with AiRis’ soulful vocals with Yoruba infusions.
With the sexy saxophone and dance instruments, Olowo Ori Mi is sure to make this V-day one to remember!
AiRis is a singer and songwriter who stepped into the African music industry scene in 2009.
Her work brings a unique mixture of pop and soul to the African music industry. Her sound addition to the music industry opens a new door for the African Entertainment Industry internationally. Media interested in setting up an interview with AiRis about the new release should please contact us at info(at)icypr.com or telephone: 305.549.3676. www.airismusic.com
For more information, please contact ICY Public Relations
Soulful Afro-Pop Singer/Songwriter TolumiDE has dropped another cool single from her musical stables. TolumiDE emerges with ‘For Me’, an easy listening soulful single that tells a ‘girl meets boy’ story, a dreamy expectation of a girl and her musings with lyrics that reflect the anticipation of finding that right partner with divine help. It is a song many women can relate to about the search for the ideal partner. It’s the new girl anthem for finding and looking forward to love.
TolumiDE is also excited to announce the launch of her brand new website www.TolumiDEmusic.com to showcase her work and her new image. Styled by Project Runways Season 3 contestant Johnathan Kayne, TolumiDE’s new campaign shots were orchestrated by International Public Relations firm, ICY Public Relations with lead photographer Melissa Hart-Cosper.
The new website provides the media and fans with a place to read, see and hear current news about TolumiDE, from her music videos; brand new editorial images; a blog/news page; and an events page to see performance images.
Following the rave reviews and positive response to her previous title track ‘My Love’ from her 2010 album release; ‘For me’ is produced by Erik “EZee” Dennis, Mark Baker & TolumiDE, guitar by John Bashengezi and mixed and mastered by Blaise Tangelo. ‘For Me’ is on the “My Love album and is available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. To listen to ‘For Me’, log on to www.TolumiDEmusic.com.
TolumiDE is an award winning RnB/Soul Afro-Pop Singer-Songwriter. She was born in Canada, raised in Nigeria and resides in Washington DC, USA.Her Debut album, “My Love” is a sonic collage of music genres: Soul, RnB, Afro-pop, Contemporary Gospel with sprinklings of Jazz, Reggae & Hip-Hop Music. ‘My Love’, is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. The soulful vocalist offers songs in English lyrics, with the occasional interjection of African languages showcasing inflections of her African heritage.
And what better way than with a splash of culture. IJORERE brings this holiday season, exotic Ankara Note Cards.
Pronounced E-Jaw-Ray-Ray and derived from a Yoruba-Nigerian meaning, Ijo Rere is actually two words made one. ‘Ijo’ means Day and ‘Rere’ means Grand. IJORERE sums up how your special occasion should be… A day that is Grand.
Pascal House of Bling is now blinging (with 300 Swaroski stones) Dr. Dre Beats headphones.
“Bling in the Holidays“
Pascale’s “bling” creations range from computers, custom ordered branded shirts, cell phones, cameras more. Inspiration for Pascale’s exceptional jewelry and pattern designs comes from beautiful colors, various moods and interesting shapes. She incorporates these elements with both current trends and her own ideas to convey glamour, sophistication and fun. This season’s collection will have the addition of new “Swarovski Elements” colors; Citrine, Purple Velvet, Capri Blue, Topaz, Peridot, Jet hematite, Olivine, Sun and Fuchsia.
Celebrities such as actress Lauren London, music artist Lil kim, The Queen of Comedy Sommore and reality T.V. Star, multi-hyphenate, Khloe Kardashian, have been seen in signature “Pascale” Swarovski crystal bangles and custom order “Bling Bamboo” earrings in an array of colors and styles. Pieces from her collection are also sold in the Dash boutique in Calabasas, CA.
Hosted by America’s Next Top Model All-Star, Bianca Golden and Performance by Platinum Recording Artist Mike Posner at Resorts Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, NJ.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ —The recently concluded Supermodels Unlimited Magazine’s BoardWalk Bash in Atlantic City, New Jersey held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 was a successful event with over 400 guests in attendance. Hosted by America’s Next Top Model All-Star, Bianca Golden, the event took place at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The evening featured a couture eveningwear “Bling it On” Fashion Show by Diane and Company Boutique of Freehold, NJ. The Oxygen Network was on site to film the fashion show for Season 2 of “Jersey Couture”. Platinum recording artist, Mike Posner also performed and engaged the crowd with his show stopping hit singles including “Cooler than You” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”.
Supermodels Unlimited Magazine’s BoardWalk Bash was held to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation. The United States Army was in attendance to collect toys in exchange for entry into the event. Almost 500 toys were collected throughout the evening and a retired veteran also saluted the crowd.
“It was inspiring to have top designers, celebrities and performers come together to support Supermodels Unlimited Magazine’s charity of the evening, Toys for Tots. Everyone involved in the event helped make the holiday season brighter for many families struggling in today’s economy.” – Kimberly Clark, Supermodels Unlimited Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.
ABOUT SUPERMODELS UNLIMITED
Supermodels Unlimited Magazine is a bi-monthly publication and the only magazine on the women’s market that focuses on the entire beauty industry. Each issue is packed with fresh fashions, celebrities, modeling advice, new faces and more. For more information on future events, please visit: www.supermodelsunlimited.com.
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