Artist · Entertainment · Entrepreneur · Events · Music · Pittsburgh

The Humble DJ-ColeBlooded!!

What a wild turn of events it has been since the start of my internship with WAMO100! I’ve gotten to network and meet so many talented people that are stationed and present here in the city of Pittsburgh, but y’all already knew that. Someone in particular that I would love to introduce is one smooth cat, frost name Doug but he goes by DJ ColeBlooded.

With him just finishing his sophomore year at Robert Morris University this young gifted man has made a grand presence for himself through the use of his music mixes. With his mixtapes Open for Business 1, 2 & 3 featuring local artist Jimmy Wopo on 2nd mix and Gunna and Lil Uzi Vert on the 3rd, he’s been able to show off his musical talents. His mixtapes are available and can be downloaded on Spinrilla and DatPiff.

From deejaying events presented by Mr. Smalls and Faresh Brand: Maxo Kream to the Tilt party: Trapaganza this young man is on the verge to greatness. Be on the look out for what he has in stored for the city of Pittsburgh. Smooches!!

Make sure to check out his mixtapes Open for Business 1, 2, & 3!! Available now on Datpiff, Soundcloud and Spinrilla!

www.Dj-ColeBlooded.com

Instagram: @djcoleblooded

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Community · Events · Family · Lifestyle · Pittsburgh

August Wilson Block Party!!

It’s a party it’s a party it’s a party!!

What an amazing turnout for the hill district community in celebration of one of their own, August Wilson to be exact! the 3rd Annual August Wilson Celebration: Hill District Block Party. There was local artist, improv open acts, poets, music, food vendors, and business stretched out between Devilliers and Roberts on Bedford Avenue.

After recently receiving the NAACP Image Award Wednesday evening, Devyn Swain along side Kim El, Crystal Noel, and DJ Selecta; with help from Blakk Steel, hosted the event and kept the crowd engaged and happy thee entire time. There were grand performances, one was that of Ibeji Drum Ensemble, who were all drumming in style. K- Dance Theatre put on thee cutest dance performance. Some spoken word was given by hosts Devyn and Crystal Noel. Food trucks were up and down the block, from vegan to Caribbean and everything in between. Vendors of diverse services and products were available throughout the entire event.

A beautiful mural, pictured above, was painted that included Donnie Kyte, Owner of Mollys World Boutique and creator of IkeWear36 Brand…20 years later, still going strong!! There was this dope face painter of Beanies Face Painting that was there doing kid faces. My baby got to get painted as a unicorn, so freaking cute! But my fave part of all was getting to meet Kelli Shakur, remember that name, owner of FroGang LLC.

“FroGang is a movement that UNAPOLOGETICALLY promotes, empowers, and encourages the wear of Afros and natural hair. The movement allows black women and young girls to redefine what black beauty is through their OWN eyes.” -FroGang LLC

Overall, a great event to attend and experience. So many Hill natives in attendance. The Hill District has a lot of history and still is creating history everyday. Black love is dope! Smooches!!

www.frogang.org

www.augustwilsonbirthdaycelebration.com

Entrepreneur · Fashion · MOdel · Photography · Pittsburgh

The Best of Both: Less Travel & DLW Photography!!

“Im tryin’ turn it around, start this thing from the ground…&& as long as sthe you’re down i know….”

Davon Watson thee sweetest, humblest person ever to meet. He has started a venture that’s known to many but travel by a few. He is the owner of creator of the most recent clothing line “Less Travel” and because he’s the hack of all trades he also is the owner of his owner photography company as well called “DLW Photography”.

Me and Davon met earlier this year in February at a networking event called The Ultimate Powershoots: Valentine Day Edition. Which was created and put together by the beautiful, Nabila El-Bey, definition check her out for the next event to come in May 2018. She is the queen of connections!

Davon remains consistent with his work and he keeps his images simple and engaging allowing for the consumer and customer to crave for more. He’s recently expanded to his line creating more style geared towards females and males, whereas before it was more of a unisex approach allowing for wider range of awareness.

Photo credits by Davon..of course! Make sure to check him out soon because business is growing and business is booming! Follow on Instagram and Facebook for all updates and featured releases to come!

Facebook @LessTravel @DLWPhotography

Instagram @less_travel_better_commute @dlwshots

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Fashion · MOdel · Music · Pittsburgh

Fashion Review: L.A.F.A.C.T Brand!!

Earlier in the month, March 17th to be exact I was invited by local apparel designer Jacquay Hosey, known as artist Blak King Folk, to attend the 007: The Assassin Fashion Show put together by the Stampede School of Modeling and A Disease Called Hope in theDistrict of Columbia.

L. A. F. A. C. T stands for Ladies Are Fascinating Alluring Captivating Tantalizing; a understanding in which he believes is true for the most if not all women. His brand became a reality on the 2nd of February 2015, catering to the continued growth of the women around him, while using business to attract even more.

Essentially, business has grown, now reaching out to men, his style of fashion is street with a mix of lounge. Definitely a brand that can be worn daily; it’s simple and clean look allows for you to expand on your style while supporting his branded apparel. With an exception of a few specialty pieces like the one I’m wearing with the purple trim of leaves.

Catch up with him in Dallas, April 29th and Atlanta, May 6th to see what he has in stored next!!!

www.blakkingfolk.com

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Artist · Entrepreneur · Fashion · MOdel · Music · Pittsburgh

007 The Assassin: L.A.F.A.C.T Clothing!!

What a great weekend of voyage and connection in The District of Columbia that is! I got the chance to support L.A.F.A.C.T; local brand designer and musical artist Jacquay Hosey who goes by performing name Blak King Folk. L.A.F.A.C.T clothing brand is a fashion line that targets all markets, and was founded to empower young women and girls and create opportunities for them in fashion.

The fashion show called 007: The Assassin was presented by Stampede School of Modeling & A Disease Called Hope on March 17th, this past Saturday. There were so many talented designers from the DMV area, such as Greek Junky, Amorous by Lanee J., DJS Lifestyles, VI II IV Clothing, Hotmomma Designer…just to name a few.

A while back I had previously supported Jacquay’s album cover for “Playas Ball” as well as an model extra in one of his music videos “Any Day Can Be The Day” which peeked views of over 10k within the first month.

It’s not easy to brand yourself but we all must give credit where credit is due and this king is a artist whose managed to brand his own image on his own terms with his own vision. This calls for a future fashion review!! Smooches!!

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Facebook: Blak King Folk

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Entrepreneur · Fashion · Lifestyle · Pittsburgh

Fashion Review: Ladies IkeWear36!!!

So I got a chance to link with Donnie Kyte, owner of Molly’s World Boutique and creator of IkeWear36, and was able to get a few new pieces from the release of their new ladies collection. The colors chosen to spark the excitement went well with the cultural shift we have been experiencing in recent days. The material used with this line gives great with wear. The lips printed on the back pockets give an extra spice. Also these pieces are transitional so you won’t be stuck in seasons and events with this multipurpose style!!

These pieces along with other pieces can be found and purchased both online and in store at www.mollysworldboutiques.com.

Molly’s World Boutique

2101 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

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Business · Entrepreneur · Fashion · Lifestyle · Pittsburgh · Public Figure

20 Years…Ike Wear!!

The Hill district has been a key place for the city of Pittsburgh. Once being known as little Haiti to then little New Yorker because of the melting pot it became, The Hill district has been known to produce greatness! From the Jazz music influencers like Art Blakey, Erroll Garner to hip hop; such as Mel Man and Jimmy wopo, sheesh we’ve even created sport leagues. The Hill was a center for the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement before the civil war. With all this greatness it was bound to be tampered with.

That’s where Donnie Kyte comes into play. The key is to do for self. Self sufficiency is freedom and this man has been free for 20years. A vet in the game and one of the many influencers from and on the Hill District. And mannnnnn, nephs he’s dope!!!

Growing up in the heart of the city he knew he wanted to live life and not behind the walls of the jails created for us. What started as a way out from an idea gradually yet quickly became a plan for Donnie Kyte, owner of IkeWear, to sustain himself, his family, and community. He makes history everyday because he is history!

IkeWear36 is more than just a brand it’s a movement based on unison and self sufficiency. IkeWear36 sells apparel clothing back to its community. Appealing to the men and women of the district and surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a family affair because he even caters to the children, next up shoes and accessories. You can purchase his brand along with other black branded business at his Centre Avenue location called Molly’s World Boutique.

Click the link below to hear his story of where he started, how he over came it, where he’s at now, and his plan to go further! Smooches!

Molly’s World Boutique

2101 Centre Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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