Poolside Ambience in VA…

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One of the most important aspects of life is to know when and how to wind down the hustle. Relaxation, Zen or special moments are necessary to re-charge the mind and body with the energy needed to keep going full steam ahead.

“What A Man” That Dapper Luq, model and host extraordinaire dropped a bit of classy sophistication on the Hampton Roads area of Virginia with his poolside brunch.

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As the guest entered this beautiful mansion you could see a look of amazement in everyone’s facial expressions. I actually heard a very handsome young man from New York comment, “Wowww this is soooo lit”, and I sipped my mimosa in total agreement. I came to mingle, look pretty and enjoy the ambience of the upper echelon on the V.I.P. level…Yaasss Lovebugs all of my intentions were accomplished and then some.

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Listen up! whenever I hear the name drop of “Chef J Ponder”, I know exactly what time it is. Every morsel of food that hit my palate was on one hundred in taste, as well as presentation. I can see a very extensive bright culinary future ahead for this young chef and his team.

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Chef J Ponder & Team (every foodies dream)

I must admit…I was impressed with the lovely landscaping, the horses in the background added a certain out of the city experience. The live DJ kept the guest dancing around the pool, giving a vibe of a day party type event. Lounging upstairs in the V.I.P. section was the ultimate Zen moment for me, can I tell you I almost fell asleep.

Congratulations “Dapper Luq” I can assure you every one had a blast.

Author and Photo Credit: Dakota Somerville aka DakotaVibe

Anti-Feminist Comments Create Chatter…

Source: Ethan Miller / Getty Miss District Of Columbia, Kara McCullough, won last night’s pageant but lost me during the Q&A portion of the competition. The rocket scientist turned pageant queen delivered a disappointing response when host Terrence J asked, “What do you consider feminism to be and do you consider yourself a feminist?” Her answer…

via Miss USA’s Anti-Feminist Comments Are Peak ‘Pick Me’ — HelloBeautiful

Interactive Twitter Chat

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I invite everyone “Tweeps and Non-Tweeps” to join me on Monday, May 8th, 9pm EST via Twitter @DakotaSomervill let’s share a few how to tips and ideas.

Networking your brand and or business can be somewhat overwhelming, which is certainly the understatement of the year. Many of us find ourselves caught up in the cycle of employment, paying bills and trying to navigate the release of creative content. Not to mention family, kids, and the list goes on…and on.

Stop by, chime in and drop a nugget or two. 

xoxo

DakotaVibe

Men’s Fashion Week “VA” Takeover

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Team Fashion Extraordinaire

ALL THE FASHION CHATTER on the east coast is buzzing with congratulatory hand claps to CEO Executive Producer Mario Daughtry, Fashion Icon Ron Cooke, Male Models Luqman Haskett and Erik Castano. Norfolk Virginia’s first Male Fashion Week was a huge success with eclectic designs and pops of color inspiring each and every event attendee. BRAVO industry leaders, your hard work and dedication to fashion certainly paid off.

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Sexy Barefoot Bohemian Style

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Travel Ensemble with a pop of Fuchsia

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Casual Day in Navy Blue

This denim combination worn by model Marcus Clark surely turned heads on the runway embodying a clean yet edgy style. Two snaps and more to designer ALFA CUSTOM CLOTHIER, this mature look captured the attention of every social media timeline via blogger Dakota Vibe.

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MENS FASHION WEEK FINALE SHOW…

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Millennial’s Rock the city style

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Fashion Designer Mikasa La’Charles and the lovely Diana I. Ramos seem to be enjoying the fashion ambiance at the COLLECTORnorfolk, an amazing production studio perfect for any media event.

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Dapper Luq, Erik and a fashion slayed gentleman giving the camera pure life…

Red carpet host and radio personality BeckG was in the building mingling with superstars like Grammy award winner Levi Little of “BLACKSTREET”, and as quoted on her social media page she enjoyed the array of amazingly chiseled men folk!! Four days of Men’s Fashion Week Virginia closed out with a classy well-organized (3rd) Gentlemen’s Brunch.

Congratulations to all of the designers, models and the entire team who put this fantastic event into motion…BRAVO WELL DONE…

CEO Executive Producer: Mario Daughtry

Reckless Clothing Line

Fashion Icon: Ron Cooke

Photo Credit: Kevin Higgins

The Runway Authority

Author: Dakota Somerville

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Marvel’s villain “KEBO” spills a bit of British TEA…

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Reflecting on my first Hollywood Actor interview for Bronze Magazine, New York. One year ago british actor “KEBO” aka Daz Crawford, opened up with layers of personal and professional information.

And O’ the tea was sooooo good…

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KEBO’S INTERVIEW

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Source: Bronze Magazine

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Amina Touray

 

My Metallic Gala Fashion Review

Metallic7 Mikasa La’Charles  gave Norfolk Virginia a magnificent night of haute couture.

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Fashion, Art and Literacy have always been near and dear to this big ole heart of mine. I was truly honored to have the opportunity to attend “The Metallic Gala” fundraiser event sponsored by the Slover Library, more importantly created, directed and (slayed to the gawds) by emerging fashion designer MikasaLa’Charles.

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Every model walked the runway literally and professionally on fiya for fashion. As the audience turned their heads left and right in amazement, two snaps apply to the entire team of designers, models and crew who supported this well put together event.

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Speechless and ever so mesmerized is exactly the reaction of the audience as the beautiful model Monee Jarmon gracefully made her entrance down the golden stairwell. Black and White slayage with an oversized hat gave the look of pure royalty. Designer Angelias Couture I scream “BRAVO” darling.

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Congratulations to Mikasa and the Slover Library Team for a successful fundraiser event to support youth programs of Norfolk, Virginia. I loved each and every moment from the VIP reception, live music and delicious menu selections available for the guest to enjoy. ~BRAVO TO ALL~ 

Photo Credit: Kevin Higgins

Author: Dakota Somerville

Fashion Designer/Director: Mikasa La’Charles  – http://www.houseof7jewels.com

 

 

 

 

I need a Vision Statement…who knew?

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My vision board is not enough…

Thanks to the overall knowledge shared via @HiTiffanyNicole on Twitter today, and giving sole credit of this blog post to making your vision plain, I learned a thing or two. I’ve been a huge fan of vision boards for at least three years now, but wowzers…it makes total sense to create a vision statement, a work-book, all-inclusive of the things you aspire to create in your life.

I am elated to link up with a vision mastermind who can assist me with thought-provoking and energy filled life details, specifically designed just for me.

…you can learn something new everyday…stay woke 

xoxo

 

I AM NOT YOUR PHILOSOPHER…repost

I’m not a philosopher despite the fact that it is my belief that everyone with a thinking brain, and especially those without, is one, whether it be as a witting one or not. No, I’m not a Philosopher, despite my occasional philosophizing about philosophical stuff, in the same regard that I’m not a Poet, […]

via The Absurdity That Isn’t — KURTBRINDLEY★COM

Come on spring we’ve got plans…

tote bagWE…as in my Betsey Johnson family ties tote bag. Because all things feminine capture my attention, I’ve got you tucked away in a special hiding place. We shall engage upon many daytime adventures, both professional and personal, leaving behind a whimsical vibe of ah-ha moments.

totebag2 Our Spring and Summer weekends will be the coolest, and without a doubt the most colorful with my Betsey Johnson “Bow-Nanza” weekender bag.

Pink has always been it for me, that bright visual energy makes my heart smile. The black and white color combinations enhanced with the bow embellishment’s will for sure make a statement as you enter into any meeting room, lunch event or just a weekend get away with your favorite tribe (girlfriends)…

For the LOVE of fashion designer Betsey Johnson

xoxo

Photo Credit: Google

Author: Dakota Somerville