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Thursday, January 18, 2018

BossLife Ball 2018


On January 14, Hollywood made its entrance to the beautiful city of Houston for a great cause. Big names in the entertainment and the business world showed up to support  5th Annual Boss Life Ball Foundation gala

The evening kicked off with an exclusive red carpet that was produced by Lemon-Lime Light Media  http://www.lemonlimelightmedia.com and featured special guests such Slim Thug, LisaRaye McCoy, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Houston Texans Player Deshaun Watson,  Original Houston Texans Player Chester Pitts, Comedian Ali Siddiq, Aventer Gray of Lakewood Church, Television Personality Miss Mykie, and honorees Bun B, Tillman Fertitta, & Daymond John. 

















Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee expressed happy thoughts towards The Boss Life Foundation prior to awarding the foundation with a proclamation. “Boss Life is the kind of foundation that brings all of you, the prestigious boxing world, the faith community, business, and many of us together.”

Throughout the night The Boss Life Foundation presented Boss Awards to those who have excelled in their industries. Tillman Fertitta (the owner of the Houston Rockets, and CEO of Landry’s Inc. and The Golden Nugget Casinos), Daymond John (Businessman and TV personality on ABC’s Shark Tank), Bun B(Houston Rapper & Philanthropist), Madd Hatta of 97.9 The Box, and Industrial Welding Academy, were all honored for their leadership and success. The acceptance speeches of the night definitely left lasting impressions on attendee’s hearts. Jimbo and J Mac, from 97.9 The Box, kept their speech entertaining with an impromptu freestyle.

At the end of the night, Daymond John made sure everyone was still focused on the issue at hand and did not forget to donate to The Boss Life Foundation scholarship fund, “It doesn’t matter how much you give no one knows but you. But please text right now to donate because the recipient could be your child or a family member. Wouldn’t it be great if your child was the next Daymond John or the next Slim Thug? Well with education and you all’s help that can happen.” Supporters can still donate by texting their donations to 832-514-6473

Boss Life Ball was made possible by Justin Martin of IJustGotHit.com, Central Houston Automotive Group, Active Athlete, Premier Media Partners, Lasting Empressions Events, Tart Enterprise, The Boss Life Foundation, Keynote Peach Moscato, and The City of Houston. 

For more information about this amazing foundation please visit https://www.bosslifefoundation.org 

Thank you for reading. See you on my next post

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Meet Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 winner Theresa



Ashley Stewart is known to be the go to store for fabulous, Fashion forward fits for plus size divas. This year the fashion giant started a competition called Finding Ashley Stewart where they went around the country to pick plus size fashion enthusiasts. The finalist were then flown to New York for the star studded finale. This is where Theresa Larsen, a Virgin island native and mother was crowned and became the first Finding Ashley Stewart 2017. 

On December 7th I had the great pleasure of doing a phone interview with Theresa all thanks to the PR queen of Houston Latorria Lemon of 

lemon lime light media   Take a read on how the interview went


Akellochic: Hello great to talk to you

Theresa: Hi nice to talk to you too

Akellochic: First I want to congratulate you on being the first Finding Ashley Stewart 

T: thank you it’s exciting 

A: How did you go about auditioning for the competition 

T: Am a plus size model, and was encouraged by a friend to audition for the competition. I missed the Atlanta auditions due to a modeling gig I had so I had to drive to the Nashville one

A: wow you drove that shows commitment


T: it was about 4 hour drive. So drove there and made it as a finalist

 

A: So let’s just dive into it. What advice you give plus size girls, women especially the ones aspiring to be models


T: I  live by a motto, Size dose not limit your aspirations it will enlarge them. You are beautiful no matter what size. So go for it


A: that’s a great way to look at thing. What would you say are the advantages or disadvantages of being a plus size model compared to the main stream size 2 models. Though there is definitely a movement for plus size being more accepted 


T: There is definitely is definitely a movement. But I feel the advantage would be it is more relatable. Most women in America are a size 10. So it relatable and more realistic. In addition it helps plus size women boast confidence. And thanks to stores like Ashley Stewart that cater to plus size women. 


A: absolutely. It is definitely relatable. Where do you see yourself in the next 5years.

 

T: I definitely want to build my brand and improve it. Be more out there and help other plus size women be more confident. Help them accept themselves for who they are. 

I also want to bring awareness to the Virgin Islands after hurricane Irma hit, as a Virgin island native. There is still a lot of work to be done


A: those are great aspirations. Speaking of hurricane Irama is there a place one can go to help with the cause? 


T: sure there is a face book page operation rebuild Virgin Island. Whatever little you can give please do. 


A: Thank you so much for taking your time to talk with me. Please share your social media handles 


T: thank you for having me. My instagram is Iamtheresalarsen, Facebook: Theresa Larsen

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A: thank you so much. And again congrats and keep being fabulous 

T: thank you


Thank you for reading be sure to check out the holiday look book on 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

H3o Benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey




It’s been six weeks since Harvey turned the streets of Houston into rivers, homes and business flooded. It rained non stop for 5 days. I know most of you are hurricane Harvey updated out and you pretty much have read all there is to read. And quite frankly the experience was such an out of body experience that I really don’t have a choice but to make this short and to the point. 

Harvey humbled me. The out pouring support the city of Houston received was moving. I had the greatest honor of attending the H3o benefit concert put together by the IT PR and one of the most kind, hardworking and inspiring women I know Latorria of Lemon Lime Light media. It was hosted by Cynthia Bailey star of the biggest housewives franchise Real Housewives of Atlanta and her sister Maroley. Cast mates such as Porsha Williams, Shamea  were also in attendance as the camera crew for the show were taping the event.  Victims of hurricane Harvey were also in attendance and all the proceeds for the night went to helping those affected. 

With so much going on in the world now it is comforting to know that despite our differences in culture, ethnicity, race all that ceases to matter and we come together in the name of humanity. Thank you so much Latorria, for allowing me to be a part this event for a great cause. I continue to pray for those affected with hurricanes in the islands, Puerto Rico, Miami and the victims of the senseless shooting in Vegas. 

Enjoy pictures from the event bellow. Thank you so much for stopping by 


















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