The Leadership Music Conference was an amazing event for music artists and everyone interested in working in the music industry. The panel consisted of highly successful individuals in varying roles within the music industry. The audience members were able to hear key advice from Angela Yee, Datwon Thomas, Vashon “Rap” Straws, Yasiel Davis, ItsBizKit, and Walter J. Tucker.
The Conference was curated by Showcase King in partnership with TNB Music. The event was held on April 14th and above are exclusive interviews with some of the panel members.
People En Espanol magazine held an intimate conversation centralized on Afrolatinidad experiences with three amazingly talented women, Lala Anthony, Selenis Leyva, and Melii . All three women spoke about personal experiences throughout their lives growing up as an Afrolatinidad.
This conversation was extremely informational and many people will undoubtedly find the stories to be relatable. From trying to alter nose shapes to peers talking badly about them in front of their faces speaking Spanish thinking they didn’t understand the language.
Lala Anthony is a television personality, actress and author. Selenis Leyva is an actress most recently on the hit show “Orange Is The New Black.” Melii is a recording artist who recently released her debut project titled, “PhAses.”
Although, they are all successful they have all been through similar struggles that continuously help shape who they are as women.
Lala Anthony talks about pursuing her dreams and surviving Marcy projects in Brooklyn. Harlem artist, Melii talks about mental health and the importance behind her music which is very open about her emotions. Selenis Leyva is a very proud Bronx Latinidad and gave examples of how she taught her culture to others and believes everyone should unite.
Towards the end of the pane, audience members were allowed to ask questions to the women. Several women could relate to their experiences and wanted advice on how to shed more light on the topics and concerns of Afrolatinidads’.
Guests were presented with free bevarages and snacks such as wine and olives. The presentation was compelling from start to finish and there was so much to say no one wanted to leave. After the conversation, Melii took pictures with some of the fans.
If you are an Afrolatinidad women, can you relate to the experiences discussed in the panel?
You can follow these ladies on instagram, Lala Anthony: @lala, Selenis Leyva: @selenislayvaofficial Melii: @melii.
The 2nd edition of FASHINNOVATION @ NYFW took place on February 13th, 2019 at the Tribeca Rooftop. The informative and innovative FASHINNOVATION was founded by Marcelo & Jordana Guimaraes.
Guests were greeted by both founders and various innovative business owners each displaying their innovative brands in their pop up section. Some of the pop ups in attendance were Bumble, ‘imi’ by Imogen Evans, eSTYLAR, Hickies, YouCam Makeup, Valeria Amaral, Constanza+LAB, DOU.K, Shopcountr, Elena Reidman and Calin New York just to name a few.
Attendees had the opportunity to purchase items,
learn about different innovative businesses and hear from several panels with over 40 speakers combined. The FASHINNOVATION Keynote speaker was Grammy-nominated Ryan Leslie who is also the CEO of Superphone. Superphone is an application that allows you to grow your network through text messaging. The Opening remarks of FASHINNOVATION were led by Lillian Liu, Manager of Partnerships, UN Global Compact.
Each panel presented an innovative perspective to ordinary situations encouraging attendees to think out of the box. Some of the featured panels included were Disruptive Fashion & Advanced Technology, Women Empowerment & Fashion Tech Style, Humanizing Homelessness, Marketplace, E-commerce, Digital Platform and Celebrities/Influencers in Fashion. Many wonderful conversations were had on stage from speakers who work at Levi, Google ATAP, J. Crew, Launchmetrics, EatGoodNYC and so many more.
There was a live performance by DeeMo, a singer, actor and motivational speaker. Deemo may seem familiar to you as he’s an actor on “Gotham” which airs on FOX television and “Shades Of Blue” which airs on NBC.
The fashion and technology displayed at FASHINNOVATION was incredibly fascinating. ‘imi’ by Imogen Evans created her brand with sexual assault victims in mind, symbolizing the silence they once had to keep. Her designs have been featured in Vogue, Nylon, Hunger and more! Visit https://www.imibyimogenevans.com for more information.
Valeria Amaral has a social conscious clothing line that gives 10% of the proceeds of each sale to a non profit organization, Goembrace.com that helps victims of human trafficking.
Bumble is an app designed to help users connect with people on a business, friend and dating level all depending on what you are looking for. If you are moving to a new city and you need new friends, if you want to try to stir up your dating life or if you want to grow your business, visit https://bumble.com.
Constanza + Lab features clothing with superpowers! Yes, you’ve heard that correctly. You can download an app and control different lighting on your clothing based on your mood. This innovative clothing can be found on http://constanzamas.com
These brands are the now and the future. You do not want to miss all the new innovative fashion emergence into the world. Visit these sites and let me know what you liked!