Wednesday, April 30, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

Be Still & Be Beautiful:  Makeup, Meditation & More!

Our Fashion Law friend Simone Butterfly is always doing fabulous things in the Capital City!  Later this week, she's giving you the chance to kick back, relax, and be fabulous.  

Check out the details, and be there if you're in D.C.!

Simone Butterfly: Fabulous, Freelance Fashion Investigator
Second Baptist Church Women's Club presents
Be Still and Be Beautiful
Meditation, Makeup & More 
May 3, 2014 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Second Baptist Church Lower Audtorium
816 Third Street, NW | WDC 20001

Learn 5 easy ways to Meditate at home 
Tricks to Update the Makeup you use Daily
Lash Extension Demonstrations

Lash-Up gift certificates 
“Be Beautiful” door prizes

$15 adults
$5 children (16-18)
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen I will be exalted in the earth.
 (Psalm 46:10) 

Let's learn how to quiet your mind through meditation.  It is in stillness that we are revived so that we can continue to support and actively love our God, our families, our friends and ourselves.

Second Baptist Church of Washington was founded in 1848.  Rev. Dr. James Edward Terrell is the Pastor.  As the second oldest African American Baptist church in Washington DC, Second Baptist Church was started 14 years BEFORE the slaves in the District were freed. According to oral tradition, the building was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The church ran a day school after the Civil War and later established a Sunday School Lyceum, attracting such nationally prominent speakers as Frederick Douglass and Rev. Adam Clayton Powell.  The Women's Club of Second Baptist Church is chaired by Mariessa Terrell.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Sports

A Defining Moment for the NBA--

Saturday afternoon basketball fans and players were startled to hear Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling had been recorded making racist comments to his girlfriend about African-Americans--a group making up a majority of his team and making millions for him.  Apparently people who know Sterling well enough were not surprised, as he has had a past of racist actions and antics.

With the NBA Players' Association (NBAPA) not having an Executive Director since Billy King's departure, NBA legend and Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson has taken the lead in ensuring the union is an equal partner in Commissioner Adam Silver's first major issue as the league leader.  After meeting with Silver yesterday, Johnson said the NBAPA has 5 priorities he discussed with the Commissioner:

1.  Sterling should not attend any games for the remainder of the playoffs. 

2.  The NBAPA would like a full account of all prior incidents of racism on Sterling's part, and why no sanctions had taken place in response to them.

3.  The NBAPA wants Commissioner Silver to explain the full range of sanctions available through his broad set of powers.

4.  Assurance from the league to the players they will be fully engaged in the process of resolving this matter.

5.  Certainty the process in handling this matter will be done quickly so as to not distract from the playoffs any further and allow everyone to get back to basketball.    

The NBAPA is pressing the need for 2-way accountability--requiring the league and its owners to be held to the same high standards they are when representing the league on the court and off.  

To show their solidarity, the Clippers staged their own silent protest before yesterday's game against Golden State.  In addition to the Clippers players, who were obviously in a tough position, other players, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and retired great Michael Jordan all voiced their support of the team.  Many have agreed there is no room for racism in this league--let alone anywhere else.  Many fellow owners, like Jordan, have denounced Sterling's alleged comments.  

We hope this is resolved quickly, but fairly through the league's due process.  This is a defining moment for this great league.  Let's hope they continue showing their excellence and integrity.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Fix

USMC: Fashionable Fighters--

Just in time for the weather to warm up, the United States Marine Corp is ready as always.   After 2 years of being barred from rolling up their sleeves (and often showing off Eagle-Globe-and-Anchor tattoos), the Few and the Proud have been cleared to again roll up their sleeves.

The short sleeved look was one unique to the USMC.   They felt it, like many other traits, set them apart from the other branches of our country's military.  Commandant Gen. James Amos said the change had been in review for some time, and after discussions with Board members, now was the time to act.  Frustration with the mandate had not gone away as they though it would.  More changes could be in the works, as Gen. Amos frequently takes questions and comments via Facebook and Twitter.

Surely after a season of polar vortices and snow, the Marines will be glad to roll up their sleeves as they protect our nation.

Semper Fi.

Monday, April 21, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Sports

Get Well Suits for Sager!

NBA sideline analyst Craig Sager is widely known for his flashy suits. He keeps things vibrant courtside, while getting the skinny from players, and sometimes distracting them with his attire.

It was recently announced the Atlanta-dressed reporter is battling leukemia. While missing him dearly around TNT, his fellow basketball broadcasters decided to support his fight by dressing in Sager-inspired attire. Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaq, and anchor Ernie Johnson rocked their best Craig impressions to show solidarity and wish him a speedy recovery.

You can send your well wishes using #GetWellSager.

Get well, Craig. Can't wait to see those suits back on the sidelines. 

*To enjoy more Sager suits, check out this Tumblr.

Monday, April 14, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

Fashion Law on the International Stage!

On the heels of last Friday's Fashion & Design Law Symposium at John Marshall Law School, Shelley Whitehead of The Legal BombSHELL and I will be presenting on International Fashion Law at the Chicago Bar Association tomorrow!

Fashion Law on the International Stage

Join us as Victoria Watkins and Shelley Whitehead compare fashion law and protection for fashions in America, Canada, and Europe. Their discussion will touch on recent case law and will provide resources for attendees who may confront fashion law issues in their practice.

Time:12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by:YLS Creative Arts, YLS International Corporate & Trade Law
MCLE Credit:Yes

Come out and listen live if you can.  Or, find us on the webcast!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Promotes

Sewing Into Dreams Future Fashion Designer Competition--

We are all about encouraging our youth to follow their dreams, and it's up to us as adults to nurture their talents.  The Sewing into Dreams with Stitches of Hope organization is doing their part in helping youth hone their fashion design and modeling skills.  Their Future Fashion Designer Competition has already kicked off, but there's still time to get in and be part of this amazing program.

Check out the details below, and get designers you know involved.  Not only do the designers benefit from the competition, but St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does, too.  Win-win.   

For more on Sewing into Dreams, click here!

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