Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This weekend I celebrated with my closest friends for my cousin's graduation amongst many other celebrations! Super proud of the people in my life. I love you!
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J.Crew July 2010

I'm not the hugest J.Crew fan but I do appreciate quality and classic pieces in my closet. Check out J. Crew's July 2010 Catalog BELOW (as well as online). I went into J.Crew yesterday and I'm definitely using some of their merchandise for my client. Enjoy~

JULY 2010

Go to www.jcrew.com to see other pictures from the July 2010 catalog.

Alicia Keys for PRIDE MAGAZINE

Be sure to check out Alicia Keys in the July issue of Pride Magazine.
GO Mommy! She's definitely glowing...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stylin On You: Derrick Martin

Style & Grace introduces you to my bestfriend Derrick Martin from Capitol Heights, Maryland! *cue the music for our Diddy Dance* ...I'm SO happy to feature my 1st male reader because he is filled with a heavy dose of swag and a mile long of style.

At 24 years old Derrick has always WOW'd the crowd with his refreshingly cool look. Always a leader and NEVER a follower..He is today's Stylin On You STAR!

Derrick likes to describe his style as "Casual, crisp, and most of ALL tailored. I can take the most ordinary piece and make it look expensive, you've got to have the RIGHT tailor."

Derrick's overall look is unpredictable and very unique for our generation! You've got to LOVE a man who takes pride in the way he looks....

If you ask him about his style influences and icons he says, " I'm influenced when I mix old clothing with new clothing [vintage shopping]. When I watch 1950 or 1960s movies I feel inspired to mix it with my own style, especially in my generation."

According to Derrick he thinks of himself as the typical "Paul Newman meets Kanye West" kind of guy! What's NOT love about that?????

His iSTYLE iLIVE iDIE for quote is:

"LOOK Sharp + LIVE Smart"

......I love that quote! Smart is very SEXY! I hope all my Male Readers are taking notes *pen and paper*...

So what does STYLE & GRACE mean to Derrick?

"Confidence...without it the most expensive outfit is a lackluster! Confidence can turn a Hanes V-Neck shirt into a Red Carpet moment"

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Want to be the next Stylin On You Star??
Email SchuntelA@gmail.com and tell me WHY!

Style & Grace Icon: Michael "KING OF POP" Jackson


Rest In Perfect Peace to the King of Pop and the Style & Grace Icon
Mr. Michael Jackson
...may his music live on in our hearts forever...

Smooth like BUTTER!

Tired of the same ole' drinks to get your weekend started? Try the Butter Martini! Style Goddesses Nicky Hilton & Fergie love this delicious treat. Its close to perfect for a Summer Day coolin with girlfriends or family!

• 1½ oz. Ketel One Citroen
• 1 oz. Pama pomegranate juice
• ½ oz. Cointreau liqueur
• Splash of pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker, shake, strain into a martini glass and serve.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Travelling with STYLE & GRACE

Now that Summer is here to stay and we make travel plans with our family, boyfriend, girl friends, or even take a solo vacation its very important to remain stylish even while travelling. I'm an advocate for "over-dressing" when it comes to an occasion. I mean SERIOUSLY, would you rather be under dressed for a black tie event or be a show stopper? Your CHOICE. But let's do it with a heavy dose of style and humble slice of grace! I've jotted down my list of essentials when it comes to travelling...
  1. Over sized purse is necessary! You can fit your life in those things and they are a life saver. Trust me, I know.
  2. Bring your calendar just so you can keep track of the events you have to attend or business matters. My calendar doesn't leave my side *joined at my hip*
  3. Don't forget your camera!!!! Precious moments need to be remembered
  4. Travel size toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash & mints always! I DON'T chew gum! Eww
  5. Reading materials is necessary for keeping you entertained. Can't leave home without a gossip magazine or inspirational novel!
  6. Cosmetics bag filled with the bare essentials-lip balm/gloss/stick, mirror, blush, mascara & concealer.
  7. Keep the on-lookers out your face with your fashionable sunglasses! Sometimes you need the "DO NOT DISTURB" lenses on! ; )
  8. Feminine wipes, I recommend Summer's Eve! Stay Fresh!
  9. Scarf or jacket just in case the plane, bus, train or whatever your means of transportation becomes rigid.
  10. Mini snack-chips, pretzels or cookies! My bestfriend always has this so I never have to bring them. LOL

Happy Travelling!

+ Truth and Confidence are the roots of Happiness +

Mary J. Blige is EVERY WOMAN!

Mary J. Blige is really a woman with many talents and I must say I've been a fan of her since her "REAL LOVE" days...probably before my time but lets fast foward to 2010! This time she teams up with Catherine Malandrino for an fashionable cause. Blige's own foundation called, FFAWN (The Foundation For the Advancement of Women, Now Inc.) has constructed a fashionable clothing line inspired by style icons Tina Turner, Al Green, Chaka Kahn, Donna Summer and Grace Jones. The proceeds of Blige's clothing line will benefit the Women's Academy of Excellence.

Check out a few pieces from the collection!!

FFAWN's motto:

"to inspire women from all walks of life to gain confidence and skills they need to reach their individual potential"- Mary J. Blige
photos courtesy of: Fashionolic.blogspot.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Event Alert: Worn Magazine "Scotch Hop" Fundraiser

Enjoy delicious summer cocktails by master bartender Lukas Smith from Restaurant Marvin, plenty of PBR, dance to music by DJ Keenan Orr, and get a free copy of Worn Magazine's Spring/Summer 2010 Issue. (Already have a copy? Give it to a friend and come anyway!)

Where: Rooftop - Kalorama Lofts 1700 Kalorama Rd. NW
When: Sunday, June 27, 4-8pm

$10 All Included. All proceeds will go directly to helping them print their next issue.

To purchase tickets visit
*Rooftop space is limited so buy your tickets early!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Art of a Woman

On Saturday, June 19th I attended The Art of a Woman with my girlfriends Kimberly and Kimesha. We enjoyed the art, jewelry, and fashion along with networking with fabulous woman. Check out the pics below~

Meet Reggie Black from the hip and trendy Black Collection. His creative skills and "INDIVIDUAL" approach to urban culture is a force to be wrecking with. Check out the rest of his collection here: http://www.blkcollection.com/

Models were rocking fashionable swim wear!

I had the chance to meet an awesome designer by the name of Amber Ja'ski. She designs rugs and art since 2005. Her work is incredible and she is very talented. Be sure to check out her fashionable collection here: http://www.jafeldesign.com/

LIVE on the radio!

From left to right: Candace, Kimesha, Lynice & Kimberly

I would like to introduce you to my client Ms. Maryland Globe 2010, Tiffany Parker.

Always great to see her out and about! xoxo

Myself along with Vintage Boutique Owner Lynice Williams.

STILL looking for vintage? Check her out here: www.facebook/DMVntage

If your looking to save money at the gas tank check out http://beatthepump.goxft.com/

Great meeting the team of Syntek Global!

Also, I had the pleasure of meeting a fashionable girl with a beautiful spirit by the name of Desiree. Check out her fashion movement: http://www.narcissism.bigcartel.com/

Good times! Can't wait for the next event :)


Happy Summer 2010!
I hope you had an AWESOME weekend and ready to get this Summer kickin'. I'm having the time of my life & I truly grateful for ALL that's happening *praise break*..Anyways, check out this haute editorial in V Magazine's V53 "In Your Dreams" featuring designers Lily Donaldson, Jessica Stam & Doutzen Kroes by Sebastian Faena.

photos courtesy of: www.fashionolic.blogspot.com >>Check her blog! AWESOME stuff!