Monday, August 29, 2011

September 8, 2011, BFA Celebrates Fashion's Night Out!

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. Last year, fashionistas like me celebrated Fashion's Night Out in Georgetown, DC. But this year, on September 8, 2011, the Baltimore Fashion Alliance will host Baltimore’s inaugural celebration of Fashion’s Night Out right here! Yeaaaahhhhhhhhh! I'm so excited!
On this night, the Baltimore Fashion Alliance (BFA) will be spotlighting local shops, boutiques, designers, fashion manufacturers, etc! Retailers are being encouraged to stay open late so that shoppers and everyone who loves fashion can stop by or end their night at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel! The hotel will host up to 40 of Baltimore's finest designers, fashion manufacturers, etc.! We'll even be able to get our groove on with music provided by DJ Ken Rochon from the Good Fellas of Baltimore TV show. Now that's hot! So, make sure you come out, September 8th and enjoy this great event and help celebrate the Baltimore fashion community!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

BLACK DESIGNERS YOU SHOULD KNOW: MIMI PLANGE

Mimi Plange (center)

Not many designers gain the attention of fashion's elite and have legendary Vogue editor,
 Andre Leon Talley edit your fall/winter line, but this young lady has!
Meet Black designer, Mimi Plange!

Mimi Plange with Vogue editor, Andre Leon Talley

 After attending UC Berkeley and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, with $400 and her dreams, Ghanaian-born Plange took off for New York to make those dreams come true! Now after 9 years of working in the industry and paying her dues, Plange is launching her namesake collection!
With the likes of Janelle Monae and Rihanna as fans, and an upcoming spring 2012 shoe collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, this young lady is definitely making her mark in the fashion world!
Find out more! Google "Mimi Plange"!



 
 
 
 Plange received her inspiration for her fall/winter line from the textural elements of the
 ancient practice of tribal scarification.
 
Inspiration for this blog: "One to Watch", Essence Magazine, September, 2011 issue

Over $150,000 in cash and prizes in the ISC International Songwriting Competition 2011!


If you're a songwriter, here's some information I'd like to share with you! Recently I received a newsletter about the International Songwriting Competition 2011!  ISC is looking for great songs and songwriters - so, whether you're a professional songwriter or just starting out, ISC welcomes your entries.Submit your songs by September 21, 2011 for a chance to share in $150,000 in cash and prizes which also includes an overall Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and $20,000 in prizes!

 Entering ISC is easy! Mail in your songs or enter online through Sonicbids, Broadjam, ReverbNation, Myspace, or now the newly launched ISC online platform. All of these entry methods are available on the ISC website, so you now have many options.

ISC has many new judges for 2011 - which means new ears listening to and judging this year's finalists and ultimately selecting the 2011 winners (which could be YOU!). Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity to have these iconic artists and high-profile
 industry pros hear your music!

And remember! Winning ISC isn't just about the cash and prizes! The recognition, exposure, and kudos of winning ISC add to the reasons to enter and benefits of winning. So, what are you waiting for! Go to the ISC website today at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/!



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TODAY'S "SPOTLIGHT WED." GUEST: Skarr Akbar - Opposite Reflection


TODAY'S "SPOTLIGHT WEDNESDAY" GUEST ON THE "CURLI2007" YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS SKARR AKBAR IN HIS HOT NEW VIDEO, "OPPOSITE REFLECTION"! CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE AND ON THE MAIN SCREEN ON THE "CURLI2007" YOUTUBE CHANNEL SPONSORED BY SONIKA IMAGING ARTIST SERVICES! SEE MORE HOT INDIE MUSIC VIDEOS AND FASHION AT http://www.youtube.com/curli2007!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SPOTLIGHT WED. ON THE CURLI2007 YOUTUBE CHANNEL: COMP FEATURING THA PROFITT: MLK



TODAY'S "SPOTLIGHT WEDNESDAY" GUESTS ON THE "CURLI2007" YOUTUBE CHANNEL, SPONSORED BY SONIKA IMAGING ARTIST SERVICES AT http://www.youtube.com/curli2007 ARE BALTIMORE HIP HOP ARTISTS, COMP FEATURING THA PROFITT IN "MLK"! CHECK THEM OUT! TO SEE MORE HOT INDIE MUSIC VIDEOS AND FASHION, VISIT OUR CHANNEL AND SUBSCRIBE! THANKS!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"SPOTLIGHT WED." GUEST: STARRZ IN "UUUGHH"


TODAY'S "SPOTLIGHT WEDNESDAY" GUEST ON THE "CURLI2007" YOUTUBE CHANNEL AT http://www.youtube.com/curli2007 IS BALTIMORE HIP HOP ARTIST, STARRZ IN HIS HOT NEW VIDEO, "UUUGHH"! CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE AND ON THE MAIN SCREEN ON OUR CHANNEL! TO SEE MORE HOT INDIE MUSIC VIDEOS
FROM THE DMV AND BEYOND,
AS WELL AS FASHIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD,
VISIT THE "CURLI2007" YOUTUBE CHANNEL,
 SPONSORED BY SONIKA IMAGING ARTIST SERVICES!

BALTIMORE HIP HOP COUNCIL'S BACK 2 SCHOOL DRIVE GOING DOWN AUG. 22ND!

BOOK BAGS NEEDED!
MAKE SURE YOU COME THROUGH, BMORE!


BLESST'S "UNDENIABLE" DVD CYPHER #2 VIDEO SHOOT, AUG. 13TH!

BLESST AND HIS REIGN MUSIC FAMILY, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ZINNIA FILMS, ARE SHOOTING ANOTHER VIDEO THIS SAT., AUG. 13TH, WITH SOME OF BALTIMORE’S FINEST AS A PART OF BLESST’S DEBUT MUSICAL MOVIE, “UNDENIABLE” SLATED TO DROP WINTER, 2011!
CHECK OUT THE FLYER FOR MORE INFO!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Top Mics Ohio Top Finalist, Machine Gun Kelly Signs with Bad Boy Records

Top Mics Ohio Top Finalist, Machine Gun Kelly, an Ohio native and well known artist on the hip hop underground scene, has officially signed a major record deal with Bad Boy Records. It was reported that Machine Gun Kelly and Diddy both appeared on RapFix Live where they talked about the two album deal with Bad Boy. Due to drop in 2012, plans are already in the works for Kelly's debut album, "Lace Up"! Congratulations, MGK!

Machine Gun Kelly on Skee TV! Check him out!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Get Familiar with Sonika Imaging Artist Services!

"Services Designed with the
Indie Artist in Mind!"

Hey! It's been a while since you've heard from us about all the great stuff going on at Sonika Imaging Artist Services (SIAS), so we thought we'd drop you a line to catch up! 
           SIAS is continuing to expand and offer even more great services to independent artists and other entertainment professionals in the Baltimore metropolitan area, its surrounding counties, and the DMV! Our list of available services now include image and wardrobe consultation, media coaching, assistance with music copyrighting, assistance with joining ASCAP or BMI as a writer, publisher, or both, online promotions, videography services, initial artist profile setups, assistance with ASCAP song title registration, website banner ad promotions, and artist management and development! Referrals for hair, makeup, barbering, and photography services are also available to our clients upon request!
           Our online promotional service, Sonika Imaging Promotions, hit the ground running earlier this year and has not stopped! Since its introduction to our list of services, we have been contracted as the official online promoter for Savage Da Beast, Niko, Jay McGraw, Billy
Lyve/Wisdom Court Entertainment, The Boy Blesst, Ski Money, and referred Pur Entertainment and Mental Head Bangarz/Mental Head Vizion$ clients!  
           In addition to offering these great services to our clients, SIAS also keeps you up to date with all the latest music and fashion news with our blogs, "All About the Music!" at http://sonikaimaging.tumblr.com and "Curlitalk" at http://curli2007.blogspot.com! And, that's not all!
            Want to do some shopping, but just don't feel like going out? Well, check out our hot tees, hoodies, caps, bags, and more at our online tee shirt boutiques, "Tees and More!" and "Mika"s Visions"! At "the "Tees and More!" Boutique at http://siteesandmore.spreadshirt.com , all items are designed with music, fashion, shopping, and Baltimore in mind for men and women. If you're looking for gear, caps, bags, etc. that show your love for Baltimore artists, Savage Da Beast, Niko, Jay McGraw and others, then you definitely need to check out "Mika's Visions" at http://mikasvisions.spreadshirt.com! And if that isn't enough to get your shop on, visit "The Shops" on the Sonika Imaging Artist Services website at http://sonikaimaging.com/links.aspx! Shop right from the comfort of your own home or office at our affiliates, Famous Footwear, Sam's Club, Akademiks, Dr.Jays, Fergie Shoes, Soap.com, Sunglass Hut, Shoes.com, and Cricket! Wow! As you can see, we've been really busy, and there's STILL more!
            Thanks to you, our supporters and subscribers from all over the world, our YouTube channel, "Curli2007" at http://www.youtube.com/curli2007 Is helping to make SIAS' history everyday! Our channel now boasts 1080 videos, with 290 subscribers, 317 friends, 190,995 total upload views, and almost 13,000 channel views since uploading our very first video in February, 2008!  Now, that's HOT!
            Finally, we truly thank all of you who have supported us, patronized our business, spread the word about Sonika Imaging Artist Services or helped us in any way! We truly appreciate you all! Mika and I are very proud of our accomplishments thus far, and eagerly look forward to achieving much more through our work! Now, make sure you check out the Sonika Imaging Artist Services website at http://www.sonikaimaging.com/ and enjoy videos, pics, music, shopping, bios, blogs, and so much more while getting all the detailed info you need about our hot services! Until the next time....Peace and blessings!

Sonja Davis-Lawrence, CEO, Personal Stylist, Online Promoter, Videographer
Sonika Imaging Artist Services
Phone: 443-857-2055
Email:
sonjal@sonikaimaging.com or sonjal_99@yahoo.com
Website: Sonika Imaging Artist Services: www.sonikaimaging.com
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/curli2007
Twitter: www.twitter.com/curli2007
Skype: Contact: curli2007
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/sdavislawrence
Facebook Email: sdavislawrence@facebook.com

Mika Thaniel, President, Artist Manager/Developer, Media Coach, Copyrights 
Phone: 410-812-4987
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mzmanagement
Facebook: www.facebook.com/people/Tamika-Thaniel
MySpace:
www.myspace.com/breezinthrough73
Email:
tthaniel@gmail.com
Website and YouTube channel: Same as above 

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