Being Free To Be Me Workshop (Recap)

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Over the weekend (4/28/2018) Emerald Rising had the extreme pleasure of presenting the Being Free to be Me Workshop at the We Are Girls Conference hosted by the Girls Empowerment Network. 

The Being Free to be Me Workshop motivated girls, 6th-8th grade, to accept their individuality and personal style. The workshop started off with the girls chanting "I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made", followed up with them writing down affirmations, an I accept commitment, and a list of things that set them apart from others on either a heart, flower, or butterfly cutout. 

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Then the real fun came. The ladies picked out a few accessories that best fit their personality and had their own personal photo shoot. 

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After the photos were taken they were placed and decorated on the cutout to create memorabilia, reminding them how special and beautiful they are! 

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We truly enjoyed inspiring these young ladies!

Emerald Rising Official Launch Party and Networking Event = Success!

Hey Ya'll! 

Let me just say I am still overjoyed from the success of Emerald Rising's Official Launch Party! I had a ball and am so thankful for all of the guest that came out to support. Everything was simply amazing! I couldn't have had this event in a more perfect place than DK Annex! If you did not attend this event you missed a great time, but don't worry there will be more! 

I am extremely thankful for all the vendors and brands that brought this party to life! 

Honey's Child Boutique:

Honey's Child Boutique provided the outfit for our makeover winner, Camika! Doesn't she look lovely!  For all of your plus size shopping needs go over to  www.honeyschildboutque.com

Honey's Child Boutique provided the outfit for our makeover winner, Camika! Doesn't she look lovely!

For all of your plus size shopping needs go over to www.honeyschildboutque.com

DJ Dr. Philgood: 

Dr. Philgood set the vibe oh so right for the party. He is the truth! If you are ever in need of DJ service, live music, sound, production, anything in entertainment, contact HIM! 

Doohicky Craftique:

As you can see, they have the best handmade accessories! And the guest just loved them! Go over to the website now, you won't be disappointed!   www.doohickycraftique.com

As you can see, they have the best handmade accessories! And the guest just loved them! Go over to the website now, you won't be disappointed!

www.doohickycraftique.com

Paparazzi Wright: 

Great jewelry and all $7!! And Lakisha has the best spirit! Check them out:    www.paparazziaccessories.com/55767    

Great jewelry and all $7!! And Lakisha has the best spirit! Check them out: 

www.paparazziaccessories.com/55767

 

The pamper section was a hit! Nails, lashes, lips, & health tips. The guest absolutely loved it! Folks were still getting their nails done after the party ended lol. 

Thank you Beautifully Whipped, Shear Quality, and Bodywise 101 for your help!  

Now let's talk about food! When I tell you that everything was soooo good. From the peeled shrimp and fresh fruit to the chocolate covered rice krispies and cake pops. Yum!! Oh yea and the unlimited wine, can't forget the wine 

Thank you Patricia, Veronica, Carmen, Carlo, and Vanisha!! 

And guys, guess what! I presented my first speech, "Shut Up &  Drive". When I say this was a huge accomplishment for me, you just don't understand.

The fact that people left inspired was confirmation that Emerald Rising is on it's way to impacting the world! So please stay connected and  be inspired! 

Stayed tuned for video footage and some inspiration on the next blog. Thanks for stopping by! 

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SGCMH Women's Health Fair Pre-Oscar Party

Emerald Rising had the honor of participating in the Ste. Genevieve's County Memorial Hospital Women's Fair this past weekend. Emerald Rising's CEO, Londen Underwood was the wardrobe consultant for the guest in the VIP suite, providing style consultations and shopping guides. 

We worked with four women, creating everyday outfits to special event looks. See the looks below! 

Jenya

Jenya (pictured above) is a 16 year old home schooled student that only wears sweats. We styled her with a comfortable yet chic look for a night out with friends. 

Jenya (pictured above) is a 16 year old home schooled student that only wears sweats. We styled her with a comfortable yet chic look for a night out with friends. 

Jenny 

Jenny is a mother of 2 teenage girls. She loves jewelry but never wears it. Jenny explained that she has gotten use to wearing khakis and jeans everywhere. We decided to create her a transitional look one that can be worn at work, church, or on a date. We incorporated Jenny's favorite colors (blue, green, yellow, and purple) to show how to pair multiple colors tastefully. 

Jenny is a mother of 2 teenage girls. She loves jewelry but never wears it. Jenny explained that she has gotten use to wearing khakis and jeans everywhere. We decided to create her a transitional look one that can be worn at work, church, or on a date. We incorporated Jenny's favorite colors (blue, green, yellow, and purple) to show how to pair multiple colors tastefully. 

Jane 

Jane will be attending a special event at the casino. She is originally from New Orleans and loves to party. We paired her with a little goth and sophistication, incorporating her love of black and favorite store Hot Topic.  

Jane will be attending a special event at the casino. She is originally from New Orleans and loves to party. We paired her with a little goth and sophistication, incorporating her love of black and favorite store Hot Topic.  

Mary 

Mary wanted an outfit for Easter incorporating her favorite color, pink. 

Mary wanted an outfit for Easter incorporating her favorite color, pink. 

What do you think? Feel free to like, comment, and share.

Emerald Rising would love to partner with you and your corporation! We offer many services and will be able to customize special services to add a touch style and flare to your upcoming events. Feel free to reach out to us on our contact page or email us at londen@emeraldrisingll.com. 

Until next time! 

A REVEAL FOR TWO

Sometimes in life we become so lost, the not knowing can be very scary, and searching for your purpose can be so uneasy. At times it can make you want to give up, play it safe and stay at that day in and day out, 9-5 job just to get paid. I have become all too familiar with this common struggle especially after starting my own business. It's NOT easy!!! Having this vision and trying to make others see or believe in it can be very challenging. The hang ups and disappointments can make this tough girl cry. This feeling became my reality just last week, the day before I was scheduled to do a transformation photo shoot for my client Carmen Knowles. I was at the point that maybe I should put my business on the back burner and go back to working 2 jobs.
 

Then Saturday came and this happened...

All of my doubts were pushed aside, stomped, and buried! I saw myself, I saw my vision, I saw my purpose again! Just seeing Carmen step out of her comfort zone and embracing her new look confirmed exactly why I started my business. So with that being said, I'm here to help others, to push them to new heights and to help illuminate their confidence. I want to thank Carmen so much!! By having the opportunity to help you was two-fold, I was able to help myself and remember my reason for doing what I do!!! Thanks for going on this journey with me. I am extremely happy and excited to continue to see you flourish.

Outfit Deets:
 Faux leather jacket: Revamped from closet
 Shirt: H&M
 Pants: Macy's
 Shoes: Charlotte Russe
 Accessories: Claire's, Burlington Coat Factory, Target,
 K&G's.
 Hat: Revamped from closet


 Hair: Tenisha Smith
 Makeup: Revea Redmond
 Photos: Candice Cockrell
 Wardrobe: Londen Underwood

Originally posted at MsLuLu2U.blogspot.com