Men’s Fashion Week “VA” Takeover


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.


Sexy Barefoot Bohemian Style


Travel Ensemble with a pop of Fuchsia


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.




Millennial’s Rock the city style


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.


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








My Metallic Gala Fashion Review

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

Screenshot_2017-04-04-22-09-08Model: Shalea Poole

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.

Metallic3Model: Shalea Poole

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.

Metallic5 Model lineup           Metallic6.png Model in Metallic Slay

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.

Metallic9 Model: Monee Jarmon  

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  –





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


Photo Credit: Google

Author: Dakota Somerville

America’s Fierce Young Designer “Stevie Boi”

STEVIEBOIFEB2 (3) resizedFor the love of luxury…
New York Fashion Week 2016 kicks off its runway extravaganza in a little less than two weeks. I caught up with Stevie Boi, well known global luxury eyewear designer, and *Yaasss* my lovelies, he spilled all the deets on his new “CABIN COLLECTION” tour. Mark your calendars and get passport-ready fashion diva’s; on Saturday February 13th, Stevie Boi unveils his first ever tailored unisex collection.
“I am thrilled to share his energetic, humble yet fearless interview with our readers today”
Q: What fashion designer do you most admire?
A: Alexander McQueen
STEVIEBOI2016CABIN resizedQ: I am hearing a lot of buzz about NYFW/2016 featuring your CABIN COLLECTION; tell us how you plan to slay the runway on February 13th?
A: My new collection CABIN is inspired by my childhood as a boy scout; I wanted to take those fond memories and bring them to the world of high fashion. February 13th will be a day of reinventing my-self with a tailored unisex collection consisting of brown, green, beige and other mixes in between; something very different from my previous darker collections.
Q: Tell us about the success of your fabulous international eyewear collection “Eyewear by Stevie Boi” worn by celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Amber Rose and many more?
A: The amount of support and acknowledgement of my new eyewear collection has been more than phenomenal; thus far I have created over twenty eyewear and clothing collections. My new collection CABIN has its debut on February 13th during NY Fashion Week and I am so excited to announce we are showing in over 30 countries with my 2016/2017 tour. I have also created a new line of luxury frames collaborating with EDA frames; perfect for the eyewear aficionado in you.
Stevie Boi Cabin 2016 020 resizedQ: Just this week you landed a role in the upcoming movie “Protocol 734” directed by Richard Benter. How excited are you and what are you doing to prepare for the role of “Kratos” a blind man?
A: This will be my first major acting role; I am reviewing the script. The film is scheduled to debut in October of this year; I cannot reveal much about the movie as of yet; except *insert energy* I will start filming sometime in March of 2016. Previously I had a small roll in a film entitled “Vandal” which will debut sometime this year.

I’ve always been a huge fan of “Eyewear by Stevie Boi” and now that we (the readers) have unpeeled a few more layers of his awesomeness; let’s just all scream BRAVO STEVIE. If you are unable to catch his show in New York, then maybe Las Vegas or perhaps your craving an international trip to London and then Milan; either way congratulations to this fierce young designer.

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit Stevie Boi

Published: Bronze Magazine

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