▶️Repost from @ifashionpanel,
From the #iFashionPanelNY community perspective of Panel II towards the tail end of the discussion on achieving sustainable international growth.
• Our only instruction to attendees were to rock what is representative of their #brand and makes them comfortable in their skin, they delivered #BeyondTheStandard in abundance •
Respect again to @shopmuehleder, @melissapbernier of @bernierlegal, @reneefredrique , and #MenOfNash @blackbirdjeans and @alexandernashnyc for paying forward best practices🙏
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@alleynyc #Diversity #Fashion #InternationalFashion #Branding #BusinessOfFashion #iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion (at AlleyNYC)

▶️Repost from @ifashionpanel,
From the #iFashionPanelNY community perspective of Panel II towards the tail end of the discussion on achieving sustainable international growth.
• Our only instruction to attendees were to rock what is representative of their #brand and makes them comfortable in their skin, they delivered #BeyondTheStandard in abundance •
Respect again to @shopmuehleder, @melissapbernier of @bernierlegal, @reneefredrique , and #MenOfNash @blackbirdjeans and @alexandernashnyc for paying forward best practices🙏
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@alleynyc #Diversity #Fashion #InternationalFashion #Branding #BusinessOfFashion #iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion (at AlleyNYC)

▶️Repost from @ifashionpanel,
A great shot of the ever so eloquent #MenOfNash @alexandernashnyc and @blackbirdjeans discussing the necessary nature of growth in and mentorship within teams on Panel II of #iFashionPanelNY last night.
• This Panel on “From Local Independent to Internationally Interactive” also included the strength of @shopmuehleder, @melissapbernier of @bernierlegal, and the moderator @reneefredrique. •
#BeyondTheStandard
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@alleynyc #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Style #Interactivity #Diversity #Fashion #InternationalFashion #Branding #BusinessOfFashion #iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion (at AlleyNYC)

▶️Repost from @ifashionpanel,
A great shot of the ever so eloquent #MenOfNash @alexandernashnyc and @blackbirdjeans discussing the necessary nature of growth in and mentorship within teams on Panel II of #iFashionPanelNY last night.
• This Panel on “From Local Independent to Internationally Interactive” also included the strength of @shopmuehleder, @melissapbernier of @bernierlegal, and the moderator @reneefredrique. •
#BeyondTheStandard
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@alleynyc #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Style #Interactivity #Diversity #Fashion #InternationalFashion #Branding #BusinessOfFashion #iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion (at AlleyNYC)

Here is a toast to #iFashionPanelNY in the form of cupcakes with some of the members of my family!
• Each of these women and @PRnaudia are inspirational women of light, strength, and beauty who have provided their unconditional support of my pursuit of @ifashionpanel and beyond. I referenced in the 1st panel that people who help keep you accountable are a blessing, these #dreamcatchers are a significant part of my #life where words only begin to suffice. You ladies are a #blessing. •
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#iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion #Style #Diversity #Interactivity #Fashion #FashionChat #AlleyNYC #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Friendship #Sisterhood #Family #SupportSystem #NHDaily #NaturalHairDaily #Love #Life #Cupcakes (at AlleyNYC)

Here is a toast to #iFashionPanelNY in the form of cupcakes with some of the members of my family!
• Each of these women and @PRnaudia are inspirational women of light, strength, and beauty who have provided their unconditional support of my pursuit of @ifashionpanel and beyond. I referenced in the 1st panel that people who help keep you accountable are a blessing, these #dreamcatchers are a significant part of my #life where words only begin to suffice. You ladies are a #blessing. •
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#iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion #Style #Diversity #Interactivity #Fashion #FashionChat #AlleyNYC #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Friendship #Sisterhood #Family #SupportSystem #NHDaily #NaturalHairDaily #Love #Life #Cupcakes (at AlleyNYC)

To anyone who could not reach me on my cell after 4PM, this was more than likely my exact face somewhere in @AlleyNYC for @iFashionPanel!
• From the moment the first person arrived until the last person left #iFashionPanelNY, I. Made sure that I tapped a shoulder and told them that I appreciate them for being present. People always have a “choice” so when they choose to support your dream, they need to know it. Therefore, to any call missed by the eve last night, I apologize, but this audience had my undivided attention🙏 •
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#Style #Diversity #Interactivity #Fashion #FashionChat #iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion #AlleyNYC #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Dream #NHDaily #NaturalHairDaily #Undercut #ProtectiveStyle #Life #Love #Moi  (at AlleyNYC)

To anyone who could not reach me on my cell after 4PM, this was more than likely my exact face somewhere in @AlleyNYC for @iFashionPanel!
• From the moment the first person arrived until the last person left #iFashionPanelNY, I. Made sure that I tapped a shoulder and told them that I appreciate them for being present. People always have a “choice” so when they choose to support your dream, they need to know it. Therefore, to any call missed by the eve last night, I apologize, but this audience had my undivided attention🙏 •
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#Style #Diversity #Interactivity #Fashion #FashionChat #iFashionPanel #SMWiFashion #AlleyNYC #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Dream #NHDaily #NaturalHairDaily #Undercut #ProtectiveStyle #Life #Love #Moi (at AlleyNYC)

This one close-up is the epitome of my stance the majority of @iFashionPanel  @alleynyc yesterday eve.
• I can not thank the media partners, panelists, and #iFashionPanelNY community in attendance enough for your time, energy, and light! •
#IWillBeSharingHighlightsForAWhileSoPleaseBearWithMe
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#BeyondTheStandard #Style #Interactivity #Diversity #Fashion #FashionChat #iFashionPanel #AlleyNYC #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Love #Life #Moi (at AlleyNYC)

This one close-up is the epitome of my stance the majority of @iFashionPanel @alleynyc yesterday eve.
• I can not thank the media partners, panelists, and #iFashionPanelNY community in attendance enough for your time, energy, and light! •
#IWillBeSharingHighlightsForAWhileSoPleaseBearWithMe
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#BeyondTheStandard #Style #Interactivity #Diversity #Fashion #FashionChat #iFashionPanel #AlleyNYC #GarmentDistrict #NYC #Love #Life #Moi (at AlleyNYC)

"It was all a #dream…"
*in my biggie voice*😂
Sincerely though, all I keep hearing in my head during the commute home as I rest my head on the most trusted shoulder is,
“when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coehlo
Repost from @sophiadomeville, So proud of my fellow unicorn @phnx_aficionado  event @ifashionpanel at @alleynyc tonight! 
Great room filled with fashion industries finest and talented! 
#ifashionpanel
#Fashion 
#BeyondTheStandard #paneldiscussion (at AlleyNYC)

"It was all a #dream…"
*in my biggie voice*😂
Sincerely though, all I keep hearing in my head during the commute home as I rest my head on the most trusted shoulder is,
“when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coehlo
Repost from @sophiadomeville, So proud of my fellow unicorn @phnx_aficionado event @ifashionpanel at @alleynyc tonight!
Great room filled with fashion industries finest and talented!
#ifashionpanel
#Fashion
#BeyondTheStandard #paneldiscussion (at AlleyNYC)

Pictures and captions like this, 🙏 text messages from my circle of a family before meetings, brainstorming sessions amid open wifi hotspots, broken bread from where none existed, and shared resources where the fractions are few are the reasons why dreams are becoming a reality.
• As my sister here eloquently stated, the majority of our journies “are not televised”, but it doesn’t make the struggles any less real. I have a GREAT though small circle that I do not see nor speak to often, but inspire and encourage me daily. •
TO ALL READING THIS, STAY ENCOURAGED. THE WINDING ROADS ARE NARROW IN PATH TO OUR GOALS BUT WE ARE DOING IT!
Repost from @sophiadomeville, There is no feeling like going after your dreams and accomplishing goals at one point you thought were unreachable. 
NOTHING. 
I want to take the time and congratulate my fellow unicorn,  kindred spirit,  sister, confidant, creativeprenuer and honestly best friend @phnx_aficionado for going after her dream @ifashionpanel  and making it happen. 
Many of times people see the collaged images, twitter feeds and Facebook posts thinking everything is amazing on all accounts. 
Just a glimpse of the positive aspects.

In reality, it’s ALOT of sacrifices, missed family occasions, getaways with close friends, misconception from folks who “think” they know you, lack of food, sleep deprivation, sickness,  disappointments, in my past experience lost of a home but as a DreamCatcher we still push on.

Lisa I am so FREAKING proud of you for continuously creating the possibility of having it all and turning your dream into a reality! 
The work never stops but let’s enjoy the present together! 
I love you!

Tonight we will celebrate over a popped bottle of fiji and maybe a veggie patti! (Inside joke but I’m serious)
#Family
#MyInnerCircle
#ITrustFewPeople
#FemaleEntrepreneur
#AkomaSisterCircle

Pictures and captions like this, 🙏 text messages from my circle of a family before meetings, brainstorming sessions amid open wifi hotspots, broken bread from where none existed, and shared resources where the fractions are few are the reasons why dreams are becoming a reality.
• As my sister here eloquently stated, the majority of our journies “are not televised”, but it doesn’t make the struggles any less real. I have a GREAT though small circle that I do not see nor speak to often, but inspire and encourage me daily. •
TO ALL READING THIS, STAY ENCOURAGED. THE WINDING ROADS ARE NARROW IN PATH TO OUR GOALS BUT WE ARE DOING IT!
Repost from @sophiadomeville, There is no feeling like going after your dreams and accomplishing goals at one point you thought were unreachable.
NOTHING.
I want to take the time and congratulate my fellow unicorn, kindred spirit, sister, confidant, creativeprenuer and honestly best friend @phnx_aficionado for going after her dream @ifashionpanel and making it happen.
Many of times people see the collaged images, twitter feeds and Facebook posts thinking everything is amazing on all accounts.
Just a glimpse of the positive aspects.

In reality, it’s ALOT of sacrifices, missed family occasions, getaways with close friends, misconception from folks who “think” they know you, lack of food, sleep deprivation, sickness, disappointments, in my past experience lost of a home but as a DreamCatcher we still push on.

Lisa I am so FREAKING proud of you for continuously creating the possibility of having it all and turning your dream into a reality!
The work never stops but let’s enjoy the present together!
I love you!

Tonight we will celebrate over a popped bottle of fiji and maybe a veggie patti! (Inside joke but I’m serious)
#Family
#MyInnerCircle
#ITrustFewPeople
#FemaleEntrepreneur
#AkomaSisterCircle

is thankful and blessed to say that it is only a couple hours way from #iFashionPanelNY II @AlleyNYC this evening!
• To all of those who are confirmed, check-in starts at 5:30 & the opening remarks for the 1st panel starts promptly at 6🙏
• Since we are thankfully down to the last handful of available seats (literally 6), my team and I can openly say that the RSVP access code to any fashion professionals seeking to still confirm is onthelist
• Lastly, we have an excellent guest panelist that my team and I are looking forward to introducing for Panel II!
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND SEE YOU SOON!
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Peace and Light,
Li “Phoenix”
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#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion #Style #Fashion #Branding #Partnerships #FashionLaw #SocialMedia #Diversity #PanelDiscussion #NetworkingMixer #GarmentDistrict #NYC
 (at AlleyNYC)

is thankful and blessed to say that it is only a couple hours way from #iFashionPanelNY II @AlleyNYC this evening!
• To all of those who are confirmed, check-in starts at 5:30 & the opening remarks for the 1st panel starts promptly at 6🙏
• Since we are thankfully down to the last handful of available seats (literally 6), my team and I can openly say that the RSVP access code to any fashion professionals seeking to still confirm is onthelist
• Lastly, we have an excellent guest panelist that my team and I are looking forward to introducing for Panel II!
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND SEE YOU SOON!
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Peace and Light,
Li “Phoenix”
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#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion #Style #Fashion #Branding #Partnerships #FashionLaw #SocialMedia #Diversity #PanelDiscussion #NetworkingMixer #GarmentDistrict #NYC
(at AlleyNYC)

#WhiskeyWednesdays @AlexanderNashNYC was the ideal way to stretch a great day into a good evening.
• #StyleConversations • #Whiskey • #Soccer • #CorporateStandards • #Illustrations • #Life •
#BeyondTheStandard (at Alexander Nash)

#WhiskeyWednesdays @AlexanderNashNYC was the ideal way to stretch a great day into a good evening.
• #StyleConversations • #Whiskey • #Soccer • #CorporateStandards • #Illustrations • #Life •
#BeyondTheStandard (at Alexander Nash)

• Good morning friends, #aficionados, & daydreamers🍵🌎,
Repost from @ifashionpanel, recently noticed this great candid #BTS moment from yesterday that was captured by @layou_kruso of the @madebysoka team!
• This picture will be pixelated and all upon being printed, but will be framed. •
#MadeBySoKa #SoBrooklyn #iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion #SS15 #Style #Presentation #BehindTheScenes #EventProducers #Models #Photographer #Designer #GenerationYNot (at La CAYE)

• Good morning friends, #aficionados, & daydreamers🍵🌎,
Repost from @ifashionpanel, recently noticed this great candid #BTS moment from yesterday that was captured by @layou_kruso of the @madebysoka team!
• This picture will be pixelated and all upon being printed, but will be framed. •
#MadeBySoKa #SoBrooklyn #iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion #SS15 #Style #Presentation #BehindTheScenes #EventProducers #Models #Photographer #Designer #GenerationYNot (at La CAYE)

You officially know that you have had the best meal that you have had since the holiday season when you are still thinking about it the next day👏
• Thank you to every single wonderful person at @LaCaye_BK for being the epitome of #hospitality to @iFashionPanel and welcoming me to break bread there. My favorite quote of the night was when I said, I feel so much love here, you’d swear I was down south. One of the owners then replied, “it doesn’t get any further south than #Haiti!” with a smile. Drifting into here with @sophiadomeville a few years ago was definitely meant to happen and continuously falling back in the door has been necessary ever since. •
Respect to them for their time, energy, space, cuisine, and spirit of celebration.
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#LaCaye #CreoleCuisine #Brooklyn #NY #Restaurant #Garden #EventSpace (at La CAYE)

You officially know that you have had the best meal that you have had since the holiday season when you are still thinking about it the next day👏
• Thank you to every single wonderful person at @LaCaye_BK for being the epitome of #hospitality to @iFashionPanel and welcoming me to break bread there. My favorite quote of the night was when I said, I feel so much love here, you’d swear I was down south. One of the owners then replied, “it doesn’t get any further south than #Haiti!” with a smile. Drifting into here with @sophiadomeville a few years ago was definitely meant to happen and continuously falling back in the door has been necessary ever since. •
Respect to them for their time, energy, space, cuisine, and spirit of celebration.
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#LaCaye #CreoleCuisine #Brooklyn #NY #Restaurant #Garden #EventSpace (at La CAYE)

Good morning friends, #aficionados, and daydreamers🙏
@iFashionPanel embarked on a new venture yesterday with an iFashion Feature Presentation of the beautifully dope next gen #designer, Karen de Frietas Fraser of @MadeBySoka during a Pre-Panel #PressDinner.
• I am #blessed to say that my right hand in event crime, @PRNaudia, the MUA @AshlynMerovee, 7 beauties who modeled, Thursday panelists @kaneodesigns of @EllementsMagazine and @JonneJohnson, photographers @addvic_e, and #CatsMeowMedia, @sophiadomeville and the attendees of the panel truly were an immense ray of light @LaCaye_Brooklyn! •
This picture (aka new screensaver) is of @beautybetweenthelines, I, and @harlemsfashionrow. Chinaza is a spiritual warrior and beauty blogger who quite literally prayed with me in #BryantPark when I was working on logistics a few months ago with no wifi except for that of under the stars. Brandice is a beacon for diversity in #fashion whose career I have followed and admired for 7+ years. To have her attend and provide encouragement for my leap of faith meant beyond measure.
• The Most High doesn’t always bless us with a lightening bolt in the sky, but with everyday people who bear strength and light to shine and encourage you through shadows and bring others into your ray to pay it forward. All praises and thanks. Please pardon the short essays as I ride this high. •
#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion (at La CAYE)

Good morning friends, #aficionados, and daydreamers🙏
@iFashionPanel embarked on a new venture yesterday with an iFashion Feature Presentation of the beautifully dope next gen #designer, Karen de Frietas Fraser of @MadeBySoka during a Pre-Panel #PressDinner.
• I am #blessed to say that my right hand in event crime, @PRNaudia, the MUA @AshlynMerovee, 7 beauties who modeled, Thursday panelists @kaneodesigns of @EllementsMagazine and @JonneJohnson, photographers @addvic_e, and #CatsMeowMedia, @sophiadomeville and the attendees of the panel truly were an immense ray of light @LaCaye_Brooklyn! •
This picture (aka new screensaver) is of @beautybetweenthelines, I, and @harlemsfashionrow. Chinaza is a spiritual warrior and beauty blogger who quite literally prayed with me in #BryantPark when I was working on logistics a few months ago with no wifi except for that of under the stars. Brandice is a beacon for diversity in #fashion whose career I have followed and admired for 7+ years. To have her attend and provide encouragement for my leap of faith meant beyond measure.
• The Most High doesn’t always bless us with a lightening bolt in the sky, but with everyday people who bear strength and light to shine and encourage you through shadows and bring others into your ray to pay it forward. All praises and thanks. Please pardon the short essays as I ride this high. •
#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion (at La CAYE)

I can not not wait to share more pictures with you guys from the IFashion Feature Presentation & Press Dinner that happened @LaCaye_BK earlier today!
To each of you incredible individuals including, @MadeBySoka, the beautiful models who braved the breeze that are tagged in the last two posts, @jonnejohnson, @ellementsmagazine, @kaneodesigns, @skeestylus, @addvic_e, @beautybetweenthelines, #CatsMeowMedia, & more, I thank you beyond measure. You are each #BeyondTheStandard🙏
• I also can’t wait to share the experience (inclusive of consecutive toasts) the venue shared with me after the elegant smoke settled and the last attendee departed from the garden •
#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion #GodMoves (at La CAYE)

I can not not wait to share more pictures with you guys from the IFashion Feature Presentation & Press Dinner that happened @LaCaye_BK earlier today!
To each of you incredible individuals including, @MadeBySoka, the beautiful models who braved the breeze that are tagged in the last two posts, @jonnejohnson, @ellementsmagazine, @kaneodesigns, @skeestylus, @addvic_e, @beautybetweenthelines, #CatsMeowMedia, & more, I thank you beyond measure. You are each #BeyondTheStandard🙏
• I also can’t wait to share the experience (inclusive of consecutive toasts) the venue shared with me after the elegant smoke settled and the last attendee departed from the garden •
#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion #GodMoves (at La CAYE)

• is still taking in the sheer inner beauty and light of all of the wonderful individuals who made today a possibility. 1 down, many more to go… in particular Thursday’s panel🙏 •
Repost from @ifashionpanel,
iFashionForward from @ellementsmagazine, Beautiful pieces by @madebysoka at the @ifashionpanel Presentation & Press Dinner // #ellementsmagazine #designer #model #nyc
• @longlegkristy, @adoch, #BranaDane, @crystal_grant, @miss_quoia, and @ahintofj are our rockstars of the evening. Thank you for rocking #SoKa with strength and light! •
PT II of … @lacaye_bk #iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion (at La CAYE)

• is still taking in the sheer inner beauty and light of all of the wonderful individuals who made today a possibility. 1 down, many more to go… in particular Thursday’s panel🙏 •
Repost from @ifashionpanel,
iFashionForward from @ellementsmagazine, Beautiful pieces by @madebysoka at the @ifashionpanel Presentation & Press Dinner // #ellementsmagazine #designer #model #nyc
• @longlegkristy, @adoch, #BranaDane, @crystal_grant, @miss_quoia, and @ahintofj are our rockstars of the evening. Thank you for rocking #SoKa with strength and light! •
PT II of … @lacaye_bk #iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion (at La CAYE)

• I’m beyond words with thanks and appreciation •
Repost from @ifashionpanel, #iFashionForward from @jonnejohnson, @ifashionpanel @madebysoka
• Thank you @longlegkristy, @adoch, #BranaDane, @crystal_grant, @miss_quoia, & @ahintofj for being the dopest #models ever today •
Part I of … @lacaye_bk
#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion (at La CAYE)

• I’m beyond words with thanks and appreciation •
Repost from @ifashionpanel, #iFashionForward from @jonnejohnson, @ifashionpanel @madebysoka
• Thank you @longlegkristy, @adoch, #BranaDane, @crystal_grant, @miss_quoia, & @ahintofj for being the dopest #models ever today •
Part I of … @lacaye_bk
#iFashionPanel #iFashionPanelNY #SMWiFashion (at La CAYE)