Hello Summer

"Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil." ―Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Summer is finally here, the kiddo is out of school, and I took my first vacation in a couple years. I was finally able to get away for a full week, to do nothing but relax and enjoy myself. Something that was much needed, and much appreciated. Last year, I had a vacation planned, but my daughter was hospitalized and we had to cancel. This year, after many days of praying, we made it. We went on vacation!

STOP Dreaming


Happy Thursday folks!  For me, today has been full of self encouragement, self motivation, and planning.  Lately I've found myself coming up with ideas and concepts, and then talking myself out of them for reasons to include: not enough time, I'm already doing too much, how will people receive my idea, etc.  Well, as of today, I decided that I will make the time, I'm not doing too much, and whether people catch on to the vision today, or tomorrow, they will catch on.  Having said that . . . . I'm going for it, and I encourage you to do the same.

Queenin at the Duke Mansion


Happy Sunday loves!  It's Mother's Day weekend and I thought this a great time to share my complete look from my cover shoot for my publication, Queen City Magazine.  If you haven't noticed yet, I absolutely love the color blush (and any pastel for that matter).

Announcing Carolina Curly


Calling all naturalistas and natural lovers!  I'm so excited to announce my fall event, the Carolina Curly Natural Expo here in Charlotte, NC.  We're now accepting sponsors, vendors, and even have FREE tickets available through May 31st. [continue reading]

RECAP: Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch


On Sunday, April 30th I hosted my 4th annual Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch and it was a royal success!  A room filled with elegant spring d├ęcor and 150+ ladies decked in brunch attire to include fascinators, pearls, pumps, and poise!  I am beyond humbled for your continued support in my endeavors and can't wait for the next event.  Pictured here with my featured Pretty, Poised, and Pink panelists, Essense Heel (left) and Crystal Govan-McCorkle (right).  Check out my official recap and pics inside.

Queen City Magazine: Spring '17


It's finally here . . . . . I'm so excited to announce that Queen City Magazine is now a PRINT publication. Since the website launch last fall, I've worked hard and prayed about the direction of this venture and God made possible, what I had written off as impossible. 

Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch


SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 30th 2017 at 1pm for the Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch

It's that time again!  Join me and my stylish gal pal friends for the 4th annual Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch hosted at the luxurious Hampton Inn and Suites on Sunday, April 30th beginning at 1pm. I'm so elated to host my annual brunch once more and I encourage you to attend.  The event will feature fabulous dressed women, breath-taking scenery, and gracious gifts. 

EVENT RECAP: click HERE

Branding Beaute


As many of you know, or have come to learn, my business is 3 fold, consisting of Branding - Beaute - and Brassieres.  Essentially what that means is that I do alot . . . . a whole lot, lol.  One of my most passionate areas is my focus on branding and the visual representation that my business, and my clients put forth.  Last weekend, my client, Mug Mane, celebrated the official launch of their brand with a Beards and Babes Day Party at Club One CLT and it was a HUGE hit!

Blushing with Love


Valentine's Day is officially here and the celebration of courtly love is being plastered all over social media with balloons, candies, hearts, and flowers.  For many of us singles, it's just another day (really not a big deal to me although I love love, I'm just not in it), BUT if I were cerebrating in the festivities with a special someone, here's what I would have wore.

It's a date!


Valentine's Day is fastly approaching, and for many of us single's it's just another day to remind us that we're NOT in a relationship.  But this year, let's do something different, let's not be content in the fact that we don't have a date, but let's go on a date.  Matter of fact, let's go on several dates!

Elle Johnson Co. Skin Care


Hey, hey, hey everyone!  I have a special announcement to make on today, as I've been working behind the scenes on this project for some time now.  Introducing . . . . . . Elle Johnson Co. Skin Care!  My very own line of botanical based luxury skin care developed for all skin tones and types.

Dainty Dames Lingerie: Glam Night Out (GNO)


It's officially 2017, and I'm excited to kick the new year off with an event for my most intimate of brands, Dainty Dames Lingerie!  On Saturday, February 4th, I'll host a day of love for all things lingerie, titled as GLAM NIGHT OUT (GNO), and I'd love for any and all lingerie enthusiasts to share with me.  

FREE DOWNLOAD: Style Standards


Welcome to 2017!  We made it through the ups and downs of 2016, and we're motivated and determined to make this new year a phenomenal success.  Instead of kicking off the year with a style post (which I'm still going to do, but later in the week), I thought I'd start the year by gifting you with what I call my Style Standards