Today, sovereign ladies RL Marie & Kitty Kennedy attended the BNatural Hair Expo in New Orleans held at Baggage Boutique. There were plenty of ladies in attendance, both natural & transitioning. Door prizes & gift bags were given away, ranging from jewelry, body wraps, wellness services, & more. Presentations were conducted by the owner of Baggage Boutique, a custom jewelry designer, wellness coordinator/motivational speaker, testimonies from natural hair wearers, as well as RL Marie’s promotion of her self published magazine (Unrivaled Hair Creations). A q&a forum was also held; sharing tips, advice, how-to’s, & demonstrations on the best ways to care for & protect natural hair.
This was a very informative networking event & everyone made great connections for future products & services. Below are a few snapshots taken during RL’s presentation, as well as a couple of shots of her & Kitty after returning home that evening.
This past weekend was the 18th annual Essence Fest in New Orleans. Aside from the many concerts held at the Superdome & the workshops held at the Convention Center, there were many other networking events held around the city, such as the Kim Kimble VIP Hair Event held at Flaw Luxe Hair Studios. Royal ladies RL Marie & Kitty Kennedy attended the event hosted by celebrity hair mogul Kim Kimble, star of WE Tv’s hit show LA Hair.
RL Marie & Kitty attended the event to network, meet Ms. Kimble face to face, & promote Unrivaled Hair Creations Magazine, which is published under RL’s very own company (Global Industry Empire). The event was taped live & a segment was shown on the 10pm news. Ms Kimble even autographed RL’s copy of the magazine & wished both companies (Global Industry Empire & Imperial Dynasty) good luck in our endeavors. We met many stylists, models, & industry contacts whom we plan on working with for upcoming projects.
Last night on Saturday April 13th 2013 was the debut of Lacey Couture Jewelry at Exagere’ Art Gallery in New Orleans. Among the many in attendance at this upscale networking exhibit was Kitty Kennedy, CEO of Imperial Dynasty, a good friend of the creator & designer of Lacey Couture, Mrs. Lori Tantawi.
Lacey Couture is a statement piece couture jewelry collection that can only be described as bold, daring, & for the woman who commands attention when entering the room. Each piece is hand-made by Lori herself & are all one of a kind. These are not dime store trinkets, my friend! They range from $75 & go upwards of $1000. Ten models showcased this unique jewerly collection of chunky neclaces, chokers, earrings, bracelets, head pieces & shoulder accents. They wore skintight black catsuits, drawing the eyes of the onlookers directly to the jewels.
Even though Lacey Couture Jewelry was the highlight of the evening, it was not the only thing that took place at the event. There was an art exhibit & a few new pieces introduced into the gallery. There were a number of performances by singers of jazz, R&B, opera, & rap. There was also a ballet dancer that gave a stunning performance that mezmerized everyone in the building. People from many sides of the entertainment business were present & of course, Kitty made many new connections while supporting Lori’s accomplishment.
Lori Tantawi is a couture jewelry designer, accomplished model, & business woman. She posesses a Bachelor’s degree from the US Military Academy & will be graduating with her Master’s in 4 more months (Aug 2013) from Full Sail University.
Below is a photo of our CEO at the Lacey Couture event. Beneath is a collage of Lori & just a few of her magnificent pieces that were spotlighted. We here at Imperial Dynasty support & encourage women entrepreneurs. We are proud of our friend Lori & the path that she is on as an independant business woman. Cheers!
***Lori Tantawi’s one of a kind Lacey Couture Jewelry collection can be seen in person & purchased exclusively at Exagere’ Art Gallery & Boutique, located at 227 Dauphine Street in New Orleans, LA***
FlavaMag.com has a brand new website up & running to end off 2012. Among the 1st nine feature models chosen to generate traffic to the site is Creole China Doll. The Flava Mag brand has been around for a few years, founded by Midknight of Top Notch Xtreme (TNX), whom has been an affiliate of ours for quite a while.
Flava Mag’s new website will not only feature models for you to read about, but will also help you get up close & personal by providing “on the set” videos from photoshoots, a photo gallery, online store to purchase model merchandise & much more! They are currently looking for more models to feature as well as website to exchange banners for cross promotion. Support the new & improved Flava Mag movement as it florishes into a multimedia website in 2013.
Creole China Doll’s feature may be accessed via the following link:
IMPERIAL DYNASTY model RL Marie lands her very first magazine cover, courtesy of our affiliate SO BE IT MAGAZINE ! The November 2012 issue of So Be It is one of the most highly anticipated issues & promises to deliver RL Marie at her finest. RL Marie’s 8 page cover spread & interview is sure to be a fan favorite, due to its beautiful photos, exclusive interview, & the overall feel of her feature as a whole. It is only right for the men to bow & ladies courtsey as we celebrate the birth of a new cover model from our royal court.
“RL Marie has come up thru the ranks in this company, as well as this industry, & has always carried her weight representing IMPERIAL DYNASTY as a true sovereign.” says CEO Kitty Kennedy. “This is only the beginning for ma’lady & I am proud to be the one to guide her on her journey”.
Accompanying RL Marie in the Nov 2012 issue of SO BE IT MAGAZINE is an entire gumbo of models & talent from Louisiana. So Be It “Salutes the DJ” in the article recognizing Lafayette’s own super entertainer JD MOSLEY. New Orleans R&B diva NEYAH SOHLE will take you on a trip to her Sohle (soul) with her “Mic Check”. Gorgeous models from New Orleans & Lake Charles fill 10 pages spotlighting who’s on the “Next Level”… A round of applause for ELEGANT SAJ, iKANDY, LORI TANTAWI, MISSY MEJIA, & SHAUN TEZANO. All resident models of Louisiana that deserve recognition in the industry.
Special shouts out to photographers Doss Tidwell, CP Lemar, BigRam Studios, 2020 Photography, Keith Foster, J. David Photography, Leetric Walker & CE Wiley; all to whom have images published in this issue.
Without further delay, you may purchase your PRINT or OFFICIAL DIGITAL DOWNLOAD copy of the Nov 2012 issue of SO BE IT MAGAZINE featuring cover model RL MARIE at the following link:
Learn some things you may not have known about 1st lady of IMPERIAL DYNASTY, empress Creole China Doll, in her feature interview courtesy of DGHTV.com . The Doll touches on many subjects, such as the many hats she wears in the business, how long she’s been involved in the industry, & the fact that she’s a self made BOSS. View her in depth interview via the following link:
Our September recap is short & sweet. September was all about lady RL Marie, hence her individual presence on this months banner. RL had a feature come out on popular website Top Shelff Entertainment, a pre-bday bash, as well as her official bday bash. But these are not even the greatest of things for our lady. As of Sept 24th, RL Marie began her graduate course, persuing a master’s degree in Entertainment Business. We wish her good luck in her quest to do more in the industry & support her 100%. She is more than an Imperial Dynasty model. Just like our CEO Kitty Kennedy, RL sets an example to other models that it is important to expand your reach in the business & to be involved in many different avenues.
Other than the above mentioned, we have news of upcoming projects for the ladies:
*Creole China Doll will grace the cover of the October 2012 issue of Fyne Girlz Magazine, which is scheduled to drop towards the end of October. Empresses Caramel Coated Chrissy as well as RL Marie will also be featured in this issue.
*RL Marie will grace the cover of the November 2012 issue of So Be It Magazine. Release date is scheduled for November 5th
*RL Marie will be a feature model in the upcoming issue of Tip Drill Magazine. Release TBA at a later time.
*All 3 ladies have upcoming photoshoots for at least 5 different magazines that have put in inquiries for features.
Without further delay, here’s the recap breakdown for the month of September 2012.
Sept 30th – IMPERIAL DYNASTY celebrates RL Marie’s 27th Birthday at Eiffel Society in New Orleans, LA
Sept 28th – RL Marie pre-bday bash at The Brassroom in Lafayette, LA
Sept 24th – RL Marie officially begins her graduate course in Entertainment Business
Sept 6th – RL Marie feature model on TopShelffEnt.com