Archive for April 2011 | Monthly archive page

This month’s Arts, Beats & Eats is our 1 year anniversary! Come out and help us celebrate how far we’ve come and how far we are going.

Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts, Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health, political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art, network, spoken word, wine tasting and music while shopping local vendors.

I also will be doing Arts Beats & Eats Best Dressed Spotlight where I will give the  best dressed gentleman of the night a style feature on Kings Rule Together.

Live Artist: Sharp With Art Group

Spoken Word Artist: Voices In Power


Babycakes Couture



Symphoni Design Studio

Abstract Thought


Mary Ann’s Daughter

Mijourne Jewelry

A Girls Best Friend


The Penn Relays is the first & oldest relay meet in the country. It has become a tradition here in Philadelphia which brings alumni & tourists here to watch the races and enjoy the city. This year Nike Sportswear has teamed up with Villa to give  individuals a chance to not only be a part of this event but also a chance to add their own fashion sense to it as well.

Be sure to stop by Sneaker Villa on April 29th-30th at 1018 Market St to customize your own personal NIKE Sportswear x Penn Relays 2011 track jacket.

Myself  and a few friends @ “More Then A Hoodie” Nike Sportwear event @Ubiq earlier in  the year.

The award winning stage play VI Degrees written by Kash Goins has been running since 2008. Donja R. Love was the first director Kash let ensemble a new cast and crew. Donja and co-director Heather Thomas had a lot on their hands to bring this notable play to life. The best thing about working with Donja is that all of his plays have a powerful meaning behind them. VI Degrees is about the significance of H.I.V. in the black community & the fear we have with being truthful and honest to ourselves.

As my second time around being a costume director I’m learning that when styling a full cast of a play you must understand the character just as well as the person who is playing them. In this play there were 10 characters and each person has to look the part to make his/her character believable. With the help of fellow stylist Tiffany Pinkney, Kia Denise & Dougie Newton my job was a lot easier. Thanks guys!

The next play I will be working on is “How To Kill A Child & A Demon” written by Donja R.Love running Saturday May 21st (2pm & 8pm)  and Sunday May 22nd (2pm & 8pm)

See photos from VI Degrees

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“What might there be in his bag?”

Try a laptop, books, magazines, iPad, iPod, charger, etc. When you’re out & about  all day you need something to carry all of these things & why not have your bag be an extension of your style? It is not rare to see a man holding, carrying or having a bag around his shoulder as it once was. Any gentleman of style knows that a bag is a key style accessory and there are a variety from briefcases, bookbags, messengers, duffle bags and more. With a nice selection of bags they not only help compliment your outfit but keep your pockets from becoming too bulky.

Check out these Street Kings and their baggage

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GoKash Productions and Recycled Love Productions present the award-winning stage play “VI Degrees”, with an all NEW cast, and all NEW director!

Donja R. Love has done it again and has brought me along as the costume director for his reenactment of the award winning stage play “VI Degrees” written by Kash Goins showing April 19th to April 24th.

This will be my third time working as a costume director with Donja  as I styled  The Nigga Files, System Report & now VI Degrees, Donja is a tremendous writer and director and working with him has been such an enriching experience. You do not want to miss seeing his creative vision come to life.

Check out VI Degrees on stage at:

The Adrienne Theatre – Skybox (3rd Flr.) 2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA

Showtimes: Tues 8pm Wed 8pm Thurs 8pm Fri 8pm Sat 2pm and 8pm Sun 2pm and 8pm

Tickets ($18 – $23), get yours now at: