Mikelah-Rose-Podcast

I’m honored to be featured on the Carry on Friends blog and podcast! Kerry-Ann is one of those friends I met and had an instant connection with. We met at a Ladies Who Brunch event and have remained connected over the last year. Not only is she a fellow blogger, but a constant inspiration so I was honored that she wanted feature me. We did a blog as a prerequisite to the podcast. I really enjoyed doing the podcast and listening back to myself I can hear how confidant I am and it was actually a boost that I needed to want to jump into doing more video. I spoke about blogging for so many years and the challenges, blog goals, life balance and how I apply my blog experiences to my career goals and day job.

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Style: Plaid & Denim

by Miss Mikelah on April 22, 2015

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 Style: Plaid & Denim | Vibes: Hanging in the heights!

Over the weekend I went out for a friend’s birthday brunch in Washington Heights, NYC; Home to many Dominicans living in NYC. The brunch was filled with people eating, drinking and rocking to Reggaeton blasting through the speakers. I remember not being a fan of Reggaeton, but like Steve Urkelto Laura Winslow, the hearing it over the years”wore me down.” I even have a few songs in my playlists it has slowing gained it’s way into my playist over the last few years.

Shirt: Signature 78 | Tank: Target | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Guess | Ring: Pieces NY | Bracelets: Forever 21

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Caribbean Blogger Spotlight Carry on Friends

Kerry Ann Reid-Brown is the founder of blog and podcast Carry on Friends. Through Kerry-Ann’s life experiences and professional acumen for connecting with people, she has developed a voice to inspire other while share her stories. Carry on Friends covers topics on personal growth, career/business growth, success and life.

What made you start Carry on Friends?

I noticed that I knew different people who were going through similar things but felt alone. I realized that because no one was sharing their experiences there was no way to know that someone is going through or went through something similar and therefore missing an opportunity to inspire or encourage others.  I started Carry on Friends because  I  have always felt that I had great people around me and I envisioned bringing them together and by creating Carry On Friends, an online community for them to share their experiences and expertise. [click to continue…]

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Signature 78

New women’s online boutique Signature 78, created by Caribbean Digital Divas Syn Dawkins and Tiffani James, launched online earlier this year with a mix of classic and trendy pieces for any occasion from independent designers curated by the fashion forward duo.

Signature 78 is a showcase for independent fashion designers and artisans; emerging fashion, music and the arts. Custom and hand-selected clothing provides a unique shopping experience that is set to the upbeat, artistic, and touch of exotic flair inspired by the co-founders’ Caribbean heritage.
Along with the boutique they’ve created a digital video series titled after their tagline #TheSignatureGeneration and the latest video features Laniece Lyew the owner of Brooklyn restaurant Milk River. See more from #TheSignatureGeneration on Signature 78’s website and check out some Fly-Caribbean-Chic pieces from their boutique.

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Prajje 1983 Go Fund Me Campaign

Haitian designer based in the New York City, Prajje Jean-Baptiste of Prajje 1983 is raising money for a new fashion project in Haiti {GoFundMe} that includes making new piece in Haiti, with local artisans.

In December 2014, Prajje presented a major fashion exhibition in Petion-Ville, showcasing Prajje 1983 past and present creations and documented the designer’s creativity and contemporary spirit.

It was also an occasion for Prajje to rediscover the reverence for the country’s majestic beauty and to fall in love, once again, with its dynamic culture. The idea for a new collection was born, inspired by two of Haiti’s most mystical goddesses “Ezulie Freda and Ezulie Dantor.” Overwhelmed by Haiti tremendous economic potential, Prajje is determined to be part of the new Haitian narrative by contributing to the country’s progress and growth. For this collection, Prajje will work with Haitian artisans to explore embroidery, beading, colors unique to the country. The ultimate goal is to create a collection in Haiti and to champion the made in Haiti brand worldwide.

 

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BLM Book From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance

The Bloggers Like Me network has launch a new e-book on blogging called From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance written by a number of BLM Girls! Blogging can be overwhelming at stage of building your blog, especially if you want to go from passion to business. Navigating the space takes much trial and error, reading other blogs for reference and supportive groups like BLM Girls. It’s more than just a beginner’s guide. Whether you want to learn more about writing better content, branding your blog, adding services, hosting an event, sponsorship, this book is a great reference for all of it, with insight from fellow bloggers. From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance has great tips whether you have been blogging newbie and need some inspiration to step your game up. Blogging is a continuous learning process so the earlier to can build your “go-to” reference the better. While technology continues to change the general principles of blogging remain the same.

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Rise Empowerment Tour 2

I had the pleasure of attending The RISE Empowerment Tour courtesy of beauty box brand COCOTique. The RISE Empowerment Tour started off as an idea between two young entrepreneurs Rochelle Graham, beauty vlogger and CEO of natural haircare line Alikay Naturals, and Angela Walker, owner of N Natural Hair Studio, The Naturalista Hair Show, co-founder of The Natural Hair Nstitute and The Natural Hair Industry Convention  (both of Caribbean descent).  Executing the tour in five major cities with assistance from fellow beauty/fashion CEOs on their city. For the New York Stop there was Dana Hill of Cocotique, Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance, Karen Tappin of Karen’s Body Beautiful and hosted by Nicole of Naptural Nicole.

RISE Empowerment Tour  is a business platform that is on a mission to help female entrepreneurs and small business owners find the resources needed to build their brand in the competitive fashion, beauty and wellness space, while giving them an opportunity to reach a highly engaged audience. Multi-influential women of color are a highly networked, motivated and influential group of successful women who will not hesitate to recommend another company, brand, service and prospect if they believe it offers value. [click to continue…]

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Haiti is quickly becoming a popular travel destination for travelers who want the alternative to regulars. Travel site Expedia is adding more deals to Haiti as they’re seeing increased travel to island {Carib Journal}

Clearly, I’m still dreaming about Trinidad Carnival… fingers crossed I can mark this off my bucket list soon. Until then recaps like this along with some nice Soca tunes will keep me motivated {Noisey}

It’s always great to see Caribbeans making stride in various industries. Jamaican entrepreneur Tristan Walker raises 6.9 million dollars to start an skincare company catered to the African-American demographic, aimed at competing with companies like Proctor & Gamble {Financial Juneteeth}

Speaking of beauty products, my favorite beauty blogger, who’s a Trinidad native, recently took a trip to Jamaica with hair brand Strength of Nature to preview products, see hair demonstrations and of course have a little fun on the island. {Afrobella}

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The Runaway Jamaica

On my last trip to Jamaica where my family and I spent half the time at an all-inclusive resort and the other half with extended family, I found myself bored at the all-inclusive after two days. We didn’t leave the resort, and were well-relaxed after day two. We wanted to experience a certain level of authenticity while away that the hotel games and entertainment just didn’t satisfy. While we knew seeing family would allow are usual experience we found ourselves missing something at the resort. I even said to my boyfriend, “I wonder if this is the same experience you get at other all-inclusives on other islands? If you never venture out of the resort there’s little to keep me stimulated after a few days.” [click to continue…]

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Machel Montanos Like ah boss

Machel Montano’s “Like ah Boss” has quickly become my theme song! The Soca star recently released a new collection of tees, tanks and caps in the song’s namesake. Check out the “Like ah Boss” collection and more available for men and women. Enjoy the Soca vibes with the “Like ah Boss” video below while you check out the collection.

 

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