Fashion Friday Spotlight: The House of Fenty Baudelaire Parker

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An American Fashion label that specializes in luxurious goods for men and women, The House of Fenty Baudelaire Parker is taking over the fashion industry day by day. Founded in 2012, this elegant label consist of three lines: Fenty, Baudelaire and Parker. My favorite line is “Parker” containing high-end handmade gowns, specializing in luxury items only. Every piece of garment is high quality and sewn with extreme detail from the designer himself, Nathanael Alessandroni.

Mr. Alessandroni uses his gifts and multi talents to hand make garments. Summer of 2013 Alessandroni started to design for celebrities such Pia Toscano, Darcy LePier, Mel B, Nikki Leonti, Ashanti, and Ivy Levan.

“I’ve been designing since June of this year outside of Costume Design and these are my accomplishments so far in the fashion industry…Never give up on your dreams…it all starts with you…can’t wait to show you who’s next! Very excited for the future of Fenty Baudelaire Parker” Alessandroni stated on his Instagram post from a week ago. As The House of Fenty Baudelaire Parker grows, Street Intell will keep you updated on their every move as they succeed within the fashion industry. 

Saving the Earth one Artist at a time- Daniella 

Current Vibes: @AlejandroChal | Ballroom Riots

Dope new artist out of LA, Alejandro Chal.

Get into what sounds like a heavily 90s inspired mix.

Lost in the Shadows so far is my personal favorite, I can easily see it being amplified in some DJ’s club mix or bringing life to any haute runway performance. Anyways enjoy for yourself and leave your comments below.

Check out the official Ballroom Riots video:

A.CHAL – Ballroom Riots Music Video from Remote Forest Films on Vimeo.

Connect with A.Chal on Twitter: @AlejandroChal Instagram:@A_Chal and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/achal.music

Current Vibes: @justSZA [[Fresh out the TDE camp]]

You’ve seen her pretty face featured on our Instagram reposts for her fresh and saucey street stlye but this natural gem is more than just a pretty face.

Glide into the vibes of SZA and make sure you stay up on the the newest signee emerging out of the TDE camp.

Connect with SZA on Twitter/Instagram: @justSZA and Tumblr: seeszarun

The ‘Natural Hair’ revival has made its way to the DMV

For decades, African-Americans (and other races) have struggled with the unanswered questions and frustration of managing their natural textured tresses. From the days of hot combs and texturizers to modern Dominican blow outs and harsh chemical relaxers the challenge of taming the curl has been something sought after by many people. In the past 6 or 7 years there has been a growing desire for many African-Americans in becoming more conscious and self-aware. The beauty that blossomed from that is the push to learn how to take better care and maintain basic beauty and health regimens in organic and holistic manners. Out of that birthed what many know as the “Natural Hair movement” or what we refer to it as the “Natural Hair revival.” Spreading  across the US, in major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta, natural hair enthusiasts have been popping up all over the place. Coincidentally, it is certainly nice to see that the natural hair revival has made its way back into the nations capital..

Just about every where you go now you can see aisles and shelves of hair care products lined in stores dedicated to helping grow, enhance or straighten natural hair. Now the importance of having these products is good but knowing how to use them is the real challenge. However not to worry there are certified brave souls (natural hair bloggers/vloggers) that are kind enough to test out these products and provide a review. That however can be tricky but to take it a step further there are certified natural hair stylists, yes we said it, stylists that specialize in treating your kinky, coiled, and curly tresses. What a beautiful thing to have options!

Speaking of options it is nice to see more people taking note to the importance of hair and health education for people of color who choose to wear their hair in its natural state. The District’s Natural hair community is budding, with tons of different natural hair shows, expos, and events popping up; it is easily becoming a black woman’s [and man’s] dream. Being born with kinky, coiled, or even curly hair doesn’t come with an instruction manual so it’s comforting to know that many people are committed to writing up that Draft.

Living HERstory: Carla Renée

Here at Street Intell we like to spotlight people doing extraordinary things in and around the DMV area. We want to encourage you all to support Mademoiselle Phenomenal as she makes her way to the big screen. She has a tremendous story of overcoming and conquering cancer 3 times and it is refreshing to see how she has made it to this point. Join us as we help her and the rest of the cast members celebrate the release of Carlos Roman’s Sci-fi action thriller, Signals 2. Click the image below to connect with Carla Renée.

Carla Renée

Air force veteran, entrepreneur, teacher, performance poet and actress; a true renaissance woman.

We will see you all this Saturday at the Movie Premiere. Line for tickets forms at 9:30 and the film viewing is at 10:00 am.

#INHMD DM(V) edition hosted by @KoilsbyNature

On May 18th, the DMV Natural hair community came together and received a dose of fabulous, at the 2nd Annual [INHMD] International Natural Hair Meet-up day. Curlies from all over the area made their way to fellowship and enjoy a day full of networking, shopping, giveaways and workshops.

As I entered the venue I was greeted by lovely members of the Koils by Nature team. There was a detailed agenda provided outlining a variety of workshops hosted by Felicia Leatherwood. Just beyond the lobby was a room full of vibrant entrepreneurs. Many of the vendors were African-American which made my heart jump. I was able to survey the room and check out vendors ranging from spa and skincare services, apparel, jewelry and body essentials. All were eager and willing to support the budding community of women rocking their hair naturally. The event consisted of sessions and workshop setup to inspire and inform all the attendees on better skin and hair care practices.

I sat in on the panel discussion and Q&A. The Event host Pamela Jenkins of Koils by Nature was a fire cracker; keeping the crowd engaged and in laughter. She was clever and witty in addressing audience questions on important topics. The panel was stock full of amazing and distinguished women like Veola Jolly of Do You Naturally, Erin Martin of Bag Ladies Radio, Andrea of Zuriworks, and Diane Ramsey of Sisters with Beauty; just to name a few.

Check out a brief street team video clip below of Koils by Natures’ Founder, Pamela Jenkins as she responds to audience questions and comments.

There were also some local bloggers/vloggers and community natural hair personalities in attendance. My experience was great! I can not wait for next years event! It’s refreshing to see so many women come together to help each other learn and grow. We need more events like this, I met remarkable individuals and received invaluable information.

blogger 1
Founder of The Naturalista Hair Show, Angela Walker
blogger 3 Kandid Koilz blogger, Kisha Mason

Check out some of the amazing vendors that were on site:

Koils by Nature
http://www.koilsbynature.com
Instagram/Twitter: @KoilsbyNature

Shea Butter Like Whoa
http://www.sheabutterlikewhoa.com/
Instagram: SheaButterLikeWhoa

Pampered Pits
http://www.sydellecosmetics.com

Sisters With Beauty
http://www.sisterswithbeauty.com
Instagram: SisterswithBeauty

Chi-Chi Sophistication
http://www.chi-chi-sophistication.com
Facebook: Chi Chi Sophisication

PrettyLittleWire
http://www.facebook.com/prettylittlewire
Instagram: @PrettyLittleWire

Todd Parsons
http://www.parsonstodd.com
Instagram:@theearringguy
http://www.facebook.com/parsonstodd

Glow Wellness Spa
http://www.ConstanceGlow.com

Lamik Beauty Products
Available in Macy’s
http://www.lamik-beauty.com

Henna Sooq
http://www.hennasooq.com
Instagram:HennaSooq

JAH2! Cultural Accessories and Clothing
Kim and Ziah Ayubu
Kimnziah@gmail.com

Santasha Styles
http://www.santashastyles.com
Twitter: SantashaStyles

Naturally Exquisite
http://www.meetup.com/NaturallyExquisite

Photography by: Carleta Fearon