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Little Black Dresses have represented the marriage of fashion & celebration for over 90 years. As we travel & dine & sip on some wine (see what we did there) , we'll be sure to make it fashionable. Don't worry...we'll throw in some color and prints as well.

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

susan major

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CONSULTANT

Life-long Learner. Curious. Office Supply Addict.

Susan is one of the coolest and most humble people that I've met. Even her dog thinks she's cool! Hehehe... Her style is effortless annnnddd...she can wear a mean pair of heels!

 

Fairly recently, I had the opportunity to assist her on a photoshoot for her personal & professional sites. Be sure to check out The Hatch Project if you are looking to create something NEW. It's quite refreshing.

 

I asked Susan our Signature Spotlight questions and here is what she had to say.

 LBDSAW: Choose 3 words to describe yourself.

SUSAN: a. Life-long learner b. Curious c. Office Supply Addict

LBDSAW: How would you describe your personal style?

SUSAN:  A little bit 1950’s and little bit rock n roll

LBDSAW: If you are a salad lover, tell me what you'd have in your Signature Salad.

SUSAN: Avocado, avocado, a delightful blend of cheeses and homemade croutons made from sourdough

LBDSAW: If you are a wine lover, do you prefer red or white?

SUSAN: Red – malbec but I am allergic to it so it has to be a really, really good cause

 

LBDSAW: If you were to create a signature cocktail, what would be in it (with or without alcohol works)?

SUSAN: I already have. It is called the PineyGinger. Pineapple juice and Ginger ale. Its popularity is somewhat stymied by the fact that we don’t go out much.  

LBDSAW: Where is your favorite place to dine?

SUSAN:  a. L uis’ Taqueria, Woodburn, Oregon b. Hands down best burrito on the planet c. And home to some of my dearest friends  - well not at the taqueria, they live in Woodburn

LBDSAW: What travel destination has been your favorite?

SUSAN: Rome, Italy  - the Villa Borghese, the Pantheon and the Forum

LBDSAW: Where haven't you been that you'd like to explore?

SUSAN: Japan, Egypt, Alaska

LBDSAW: What makes you feel the happiest? (Not a person)

SUSAN: Laying on the sofa between my pup and my best friend/husband. My toes are nestled under my pup and my head is dozing off in James’ lap. My belly is full; I am wearing my comfy pants and my favorite sweatshirt and it’s FRIDAY night.  

LBDSAW: What do you enjoy most about being a consultant?

SUSAN:love to be able to talk deeply with people; to explore their wonderings and wanderings; to take notes and to share back with them the patterns, word choices, and symbols I heard come from them. I feel honored to be a part of the elicitation of their meaning; their connection of that meaning to the planet and then to the market.  

LBDSAW: What advice would you give to someone pursuing their passion & purpose?

SUSAN: a. Stay curious, stay open, respect those that challenge you – they make you better and/or sharper. b. Shed the proverbial white pant suit. Live your life in the jeans of yourself. Timid and cautious perfection is unsustainable. Life is not forever. Find comfort in your own skin.  

LBDSAW: What's next for you?

SUSAN:am doing what I have always wanted. I just got here! I do know my near term goal is to complete my doctoral dissertation, maybe get something published…? And, I would like to go back to school (I know….) for finance, marketing and ecology.

LBDSAW: How can folks follow your journey?

SUSAN: Folks can follow The Hatch Project, my company, on Facebook, Instagram or Linked In or at my WEBSITE www.hatchopens.com  - also always welcome a friendly EMAIL smajor@hatchopens.com

LBDSAW:  Thank you so much for being our guest, Susan! We will be following your journey!

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

corinthia williams

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ENTREPRENEUR

Resilient. Determined. Nurturing.

When you meet Corinthia, you feel like you just need to hug her or someone or something! She is genuine and tireless in her efforts to be an example for those seeking to live in their passion and purpose. 

Between growing the Queens' Tribe, being the Queen of Transformation and forming an empire with her husband Stephen Williams, The Pusher, at A Dose of Power and with B-More Bougie Crab, she doesn't miss a beat.

 

We asked Corinthia our Signature Spotlight questions and here is what she had to say. 

 LBDSAW: Choose 3 words to describe yourself.

CORINTHIA: Resilient. Determined. Nurturing.

LBDSAW: How would you describe your peersonal style?

CORINTHIA: Artisitic/Creative 

LBDSAW: If you are a salad lover, tell me what you'd have in your Signature Salad.

CORINTHIA: My Signature Salad is Strawberry Spinach Salad… Delicious

LBDSAW:  If you are a wine lover, do you prefer red or white?

CORINTHIA: Red wine is my favorite after a long day of work.

LBDSAW: Where is your favorite place to dine?

CORINTHIA: My favorite place to dine is at home enjoying a delicious meal with the family.

LBDSAW: What travel destination has been your favorite?

CORINTHIA: My favorite destination is in the Florida Keys at my second home.

LBDSAW: What makes you feel the happiest?

CORINTHIA: I feel the happiest when I’m around loved ones.

LBDSAW: What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur?

CORINTHIA:  I enjoy the freedom of being creative, spending time with loved ones, and touching lives.

LBDSAW: What advice do you give to someone pursuing their passion & purpose?

CORINTHIA: The advice I would give to them is never give up on your dreams, stay consistent, and always give your best.

LBDSAW: What's next for you?

CORINTHIA: My next step is to grow the Queens Tribe on a National Level.

LBDSAW: How can folks follow your journey?

CORINTHIA: Folks can follow my journey on

FACEBOOK @simplyuevents IG @coachcorinthiawilliams WEBSITE www.adoseofpower.com

LBDSAW:  Thank you so much for being our guest, Corinthia! We will be following your journey!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

tameka freeman

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ENTREPRENEUR

Resourceful. Loyal. Generous.

 

Hey, Olive Poo!! Tameka is my Bestie, y'all. I am so very happy and proud that she is thriving as a Professional Shopper through Fashion Repeat by TSF! Do any of y'all know a SHOPAHOLIC?!? Well...I believe that Tameka takes the cake on this one! I'm talking about enough clothes to fill a warehouse and that's only for the stuff she buys for other people. She needs a separate warehouse for her own things.

Seriously though, folks. It's a blessing that she has been able to turn her passion for fashion into a blossoming business through Facebook Live Shopping events, her website and more! Keep pushing, Bestie! Luh U Hear!!!

 

I asked Tameka our Signature Spotlight questions and here is what she had to say. Happy Shopping!

 LBDSAW: Choose 3 words to describe yourself.

TAMEKA: Resourceful, loyal, generous

LBDSAW: How would you describe your personal style?

TAMEKA:  Frugal and Fashionable

LBDSAW: If you are a salad lover, tell me what you'd have in your Signature Salad.

TAMEKA: Spinach with almonds, dried cranberries, sliced pears, blue cheese crumbles with a strawberry vinaigrette 

LBDSAW: If you are a wine lover, do you prefer red or white?

TAMEKA: White (Moscato) 

 

LBDSAW: If you were to create a signature cocktail, what would be in it (with or without alcohol works)?

TAMEKA: Apple Martini with a few splashes of Pear Vodka and homemade Maraschino Cherries.

LBDSAW: Where is your favorite place to dine?

TAMEKA: I have a few but if I had to choose one: Pricci in Atlanta 

LBDSAW: What travel destination has been your favorite?

TAMEKA: The Rocky Mountains when I was a child.

LBDSAW: Where haven't you been that you'd like to explore?

TAMEKA: A Tropical Island

LBDSAW: What makes you feel the happiest? (Not a person)

TAMEKA: Doing what I love whether volunteering for a non profit, being a caregiver for seniors or interacting doing a FB Live. I love people.

LBDSAW: What do you enjoy most about being a Professional Shopper/Entrepreneur?

TAMEKA: I love the excitement of shopping and finding Fashionable pieces at a bargin and sharing with my fellow shoppers.

LBDSAW: What advice would you give to someone pursuing their passion & purpose?

TAMEKA: Do what makes you happy. You will have your rough moments but it will be so rewarding.

LBDSAW: What's next for you?

TAMEKA: I will be doing private showings and continuing FB Lives. Blog is coming! I want to share the whole process.

LBDSAW: How can folks follow your journey?

TAMEKA: F: Fashion Repeat by TSF IG: @fashionrepeatbytsf Web: FashionRepeatbyTSF.com

LBDSAW:  Thank you so much for being our guest, Tameka! We will be following your journey!

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

erica hampton

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MUSICIAN/ENTREPRENEUR

Resilient. Caring. Bubbly.

When you meet Erica, for the first time, you immediately feel her energy and warmness. She's the kind of woman that makes you want to be a better person. Attentive, genuine and compelling are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this beautiful force. Listen to her sing a few notes and I am sure that many of your worries will melt away.

 

Erica is on an unstoppable mission to be her best self and LBDSAW is here for it ALL! We asked her our Signature Spotlight questions and here is what she had to say. 

 LBDSAW: Choose 3 words to describe yourself.

ERICA: Resilient. Caring. Bubbly.

LBDSAW: How would you describe your style?

ERICA:  My style would be unique, sporty, fashion forward & chic! I love to have space & room in my clothing; but always stand out with pieces that make a bold statement! 

LBDSAW: If you are a salad lover, tell me what you'd have in your Signature Salad.

ERICA: I’m obsessed with colors and unexpected flavors. My signature salad would consist of Spring mix lettuce, caramelized pecans, apples, feta cheese, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, turkey bacon and some type of protein topped off with a Balsamic dressing! 

LBDSAW: If you are a wine lover, do you prefer red or white?

ERICA: Red wine for the win! I will live my best sangria life on any occasion! 

 LBDSAW: If you were to create a signature cocktail, what would be in it (with or without alcohol works)?

ERICA: I would definitely call my signature cocktail the “Songbird” cocktail. It would be a combination of any type of citrus vodka, lemonade and a mango/agave syrup of your choice over ice. Delish! 

LBDSAW: Where is your favorite place to dine?

ERICA: I love sushi! My favorite sushi spot would have to be Ra Sushi (Baltimore or Atlanta location)

 

LBDSAW: What travel destination has been your favorite?

ERICA: I loved Puerto Rico!!! So much flavor and hospitality there. I felt like I was at home. Can’t wait to go back and visit. 

LBDSAW: Where haven't you been that you'd like to explore?

ERICA:  I would love to head to Paris! I’ve heard magical things about Paris and would love to experience it one day and also perform there as well. 

LBDSAW: What makes you feel the happiest?

ERICA: When I’m on stage. My music is what keeps me going in this world. When I’m on stage performing, all of my worries disappear and it’s just God and I. Pure Bliss. 

LBDSAW: What do you enjoy most about being a Musician/Entrepreneur?

ERICA: I enjoy the value I receive and give on a daily basis. Connecting with people from all walks of life and growing from the conversations, ideas and creativity daily is what I enjoy most. The growth. 

 

LBDSAW: What advice would you give to someone pursuing their passion & purpose?

ERICA: Never let rejection stop you. One aspect in my career that I would slightly alter would be handling rejection better in my past. Always remember rejection helps you go back to the drawing board and come back 1% better every time. Embrace it and grow from it; but never let it stop you. 

LBDSAW: What's next for you?

ERICA: What’s next for Erica Victoria? Wow! I have so much in store! But right now I’m working on my EP “The Sunflower that Finally Bloomed“ which will consist of 5 songs about my journey through life. I’m also going to be doing some voiceover work, live theatre and launching a plus size athleisure line. So much ahead so be on the look out!

LBDSAW: How can folks follow your journey?

ERICA: Please follow me on IG/Twitter and Clubhouse: @lyricallyee & @Lyricallyeesoundfitness for my plus fitness brand updates. I’m also a Wellness Coach, so if you want to get your health & wellness intact, here’s my website for health/wellness options . WEB: LYRICALLYEE

LBDSAW:  Thank you so much for being our guest, Erica! We will be following your journey!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

neo lynch

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DANCER/TRAINER/COMPETITOR

Energetic. Peaceful. Determined.

Neo has the kind of energy that makes you sit back and take notes. As a Former Professional Dancer for the likes of Diddy, Ciara and Beyonce (Yes, you heard what I said), you know that she is on point. She has modeled for me in the past on several MRM projects and I had the opportunity to make her a FIERCE competition bikini that made your draw drop seeing her grace the stage in it. I mean...look at her NOW! She competes on a National level in bodybuilding and SLAYS. How she does what she does is beyond me. I guess that determination is truly key!

Neo answered our Signature Spotlight questions and here is what she had to say! Let me go and do a squat or lift a dumbbell or something! Geesh...

 LBDSAW: Choose 3 words to describe yourself.

NEO: Energetic. Peaceful. Determined.

LBDSAW: How would you describe your personal style?

NEO:  Comfortable and casual. Low maintenance with a splash of pizazz. 

LBDSAW: If you are a salad lover, tell me what you'd have in your Signature Salad.

NEO: Spinach, chicken or steak, croutons, Caesar dressing

LBDSAW: If you are a wine lover, do you prefer red or white?

NEO: I’m a Merlot girl!

LBDSAW: Where is your favorite place to dine?

NEO: The Little Inn at Washington. Any low key restaurant with music surrounded by chicken wings, cheesecake and good friends in Atlanta, GA!

 

LBDSAW: What travel destination has been your favorite?

NEO: My favorite place in the US is Atlanta, GA.

LBDSAW: Where haven't you been that you'd like to explore?

NEO:  Krakow, Poland

LBDSAW: What makes you feel the happiest?

NEO: Being able to share my talents, gifts, knowledge and passion with others to help them live out their dreams! 

LBDSAW: What do you enjoy most about being a Dancer/Trainer/Competitor?

NEO: I absolutely love being on stage!

 

LBDSAW: What advice would you give to someone pursuing their passion & purpose?

NEO: Trust the process. Once you accept it’s going to be hard, it suddenly becomes easier. Figure out YOUR life’s purpose and find a way to earn money doing it. There are so many ways your purpose shows up, so don’t get stuck in a vision of what that “job” might look like. Be open to every opportunity. 

LBDSAW: What's next for you?

NEO: I’m teaching at 7 dance studios this summer and doing personal training. I’m thrilled to be able to live in my purpose through dance and fitness and reach more people! Personally, I’m focusing on rebuilding my physique to continue competing on a national level in the sport of bodybuilding.

LBDSAW: How can folks follow your journey?

NEO: IG @NeoLynch

LBDSAW:  Thank you so much for being our guest, Neo! We will be following your journey!

 

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