Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!





Hope you all have a Fun & SAFE Halloween!! Here is a *Classic* from one of the all time greats that NEVER gets old....... Enjoy!!

Michael Jackson- Thriller

Uploaded from Youtube "Michael Jackson" Vevo page

Friday, October 26, 2012

5 Days, 5 Looks.... Vogue's "IT Girl": Simone Tetteh


I've ALWAYS loved Vogue Magazine, but when I ran across this article on their site, I fell in love with the magazine more after learning about this uber fabulous natural chica! Simone Tetteh is the Booking Associate at the magazine and although her job requires her to cast the hairstylists and make up artists for the photo shoots, doesn't mean she can't be fly while doing so.

Check out the link below to see her complete head to toe looks for the week!

5 Days, 5 Looks: Simone Tetteh

Monday, October 22, 2012

Recap: St. Louis Fashion Week!

Happy Monday!

I had such a good time blogging for St. Louis Fashion Week! I got to meet lots of fab people, see the hottest trends for the Fall, party VIP style and get "behind the scenes" exclusives. The purpose of St. Louis Fashion Week was not only to show "what's in" for Fall, but to support 3 local charities... Haven House St. Louis, St. Louis Children's Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with 100% of the proceeds from each night of the runway shows held at Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis Galleria and Macy's at St. Louis Galleria. This year's sponsors included Brown Shoe Company, Effen Vodka, Bud Light Platinum, Monster Energy, Chevy, Macy's and more.

Take a look at what all went down from the shows I attended!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Behind the Look: My St. Louis Fashion Week *GLAM* Squad

Saturday Night: Liquid Style Show


Thursday Night: Fall in Fashion Show



Who knows what I would've worn (something cute...of course) if I didn't have my Aha-Mazing style team come through, and I have been looking fabulous all week thanks to this group of talents ladies!

My whole look came together perfectly with respect to the different themes that were put together for fashion week and I received so many compliments.







Tuesday Night: ProjectDesign! Show




















I wanted to give you all a behind the scenes look at who these fashionistas are and some of the services that they provide.

Enjoy....

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

STL Fashion Week.... Marble Nail Tutorial


I'm so excited to be the Fashion Media Blogger for all of the events for St. Louis Fashion Week! So in honor of all the fabulous-ness that will be going down , I am dedicating this week to Fashion Week from my AMAZING style team to highlights from the events!!

Today's post is a nail tutorial of my cute nails that I did in preparation for fashion week. I wanted to do something that incorporated Fall, Fashion and Fun, so I hope you enjoy and make sure you try it yourself :-)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Product Review: Alaffia Skin Care Line


I was honored to have the opportunity to review Alaffia's Rooibos & Shea Butter Skin Care line because of their wonderful community empowerment movement to give back. Alaffia is a company that promotes "fair trade Shea Butter" which means that they only "practice fair and ethical procedures to ensure that producers in poor countries receive a greater percentage of the price paid by consumers for their Shea Butter. They also strive to empower women in West Africa by looking at what the women have to offer (their unique skills, traditions and knowledge) and compensate them at fair value for these skills. As a result, they gain income and livelihoods to support their families, while maintaining traditions and managing a sustainable resource." (taken from Alaffia.com)




For the past 2 months, I have been using the line faithfully. At first, I was skeptical because when it comes to my skin, I don't like to mix and match products because of the harmful effects that it could have, but these products proved true to what they stand for....

Antioxidant Facial Cleanser: I was worried when I used the cleanser for the first time because it was so creamy and moisturizing and I didn't think that it would be deep cleaning enough to get all of the impurities from the day off. Of course I was wrong, it did remove all of the dirt and make up from the day and I verified this by using an astringent to see if there was any dirt left over...NOPE!! It also made my skin feel good and not dried out because of the African wild honey and aloe.

Antioxidant Facial Toner: The toner is in the form of a mist spray which was new for me because I'm used to using a toner with a cotton ball. It is very refreshing and I like to use it throughout the day as a pick me up when my skin is looking dry. Some of the ingredients are Rooibos tea, Shea leaf extracts for protection, astringent witch-hazel and African wild honey for moisture.

Antioxidant Facial Cream: I love this facial cream because it is not greasy and penetrates deep in the skin and doesn't sit on top so you can actually see the results of it working to improve elasticity. It contains Rooibos tea, African wild honey, and virgin coconut oil.

This is a product that I will continue using and I suggest you all give a try. If not their skin care line, their many other products from hair to body.

Visit www.alaffia.com for more info on their products and their community initiative.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Jeannie Jones



A Diva, as Beyoncé Knowles so rightfully put it is "a female version of a hustler." She grinds hard for hers, is very persistent, doesn't take "NO" for an answer, throws herself in the ring with the big dogs and of course leaves the stragglers behind. But at the same time, she is very compassionate; helping those who want to help themselves and returning what was given to her. She is humble; not letting the success and fanfare get to her head and ALWAYS remembering where she came from. A role model; serving as a positive influence for the younger generation showing them that with hard work and perseverance, you can do ANYTHING!

Jeannie Jones aka "J.Kitty of the City" is a Radio/TV Personality, Actress and Media Executive from Washington, D.C., who began her career as a Journalism major at the University of Maryland. Her first major break happened in Norfolk, V.A at 103 Jamz radio and WAVY-TV 10 (NBC.) Jeannie then went on to create "Meow Media" which is responsible for producing her syndicated entertainment report "Jeannie's Juice," Kitty Lounge Radio and the PBS documentary "Our Children are in Pain." Meow Media in association with "Ready, Set, Impact" Global Multimedia Firm specializes in: Publicity, Radio/TV, Film and Music Production, Publishing (Meow Music Mix/ASCAP,) Casting and Management.

Jeannie's talents extend to voice-overs for the WNBA and spokesperson for several major corporations including IPod, Coca Cola, GMC, Anheuseur-Busch, MAC Cosmetics and L'Oreal Paris. She is also a featured music critic (WTTG-Fox 5 Morning News, BET, The Washington Post and XM satellite,) a motivational speaker and community activist through the "Jeannie Jones Position to Transition Series." She has also received numerous awards including the NAACP Leadership Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,  American Heart Association, and Cecile House for Haiti to name a few.

The KaShonna Files chatted with Jeannie for an exclusive look into the journey and life of this amazing woman!