Lifestyle

Ask Lashawnda: Advice for Everyday People

By Lashawnda Becoats People ask me questions everyday. Sometimes it’s because I’m the editor of Pride magazine. Sometimes it’s because they know I’m a certified life coach. Sometimes people follow my fabulous adventures on social media. I love helping people so I decided to create an advice column based on the questions I get.…
Lifestyle

5 Parks in Charlotte Worth Checking Out

By Alyssa Serrani Summer is finally here. School is ending and the temperature is rising. This summer, take advantage of one the many parks that Charlotte has to offer and soak up the sun and rich history of the Queen City.…
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Let Your Complexion Be Your Color Guide

By Dwayne Collins Many people find themselves asking the question, “what colors are in this season?” The proper question to ask is, ”what colors compliment my skin complexion? ” Keep in mind ”what colors are hot this season ” come and go, but your skin complexion remains the same.…
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Golf Event Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence

By Iris Hunter Domestic violence has become more and more prevalent throughout various communities and millions of lives have been forever changed due to this devastating epidemic. William Wilson, CEO of William Wilson Clothing, took a stand against domestic violence by starting The William Wilson Foundation, a charitable organization that assists victims and/or their children of domestic violence.…
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Athleisure wear: How To Wear It Well

By LaShanda Millner-Murphy Activewear has changed its name to athleisure wear and has created a buzz outside the gym. Athleisure wear is accepted by many as a wearable style on the weekends for parties and on the go. Some designers have even added add Athleisure wear to their fashion lines.…
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Bold Florals Make A Splash in Furniture Trends

By Cheryl Luckett Recently, I had the opportunity to spend four days at what I affectionately call designer Disneyland, also known as High Point Market.  The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. …
2016 May/June Issue

Self-taught Jean Maker Creates Anarchy with Denim

By Tonya Jameson Photos by Jonathan Cooper To most people, a pair of jeans is simply another piece of clothing. To Stan Fraser, jeans are storytellers: the way the fabric bunches above shoes, wrinkles beh ind knees or leaves an imprint on a pocket that held a wallet for years. …
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Workout Clothes that Work for You

By Elizabeth Colen I often get asked, “How do I get the right workout clothes for me?”   I came up with a quick guide that will help anyone who is purchasing new workout gear. When trying on workout clothes it’s always important to choose your true size (not a small when you truly wear a medium) no one will see your size it is sewn on the inside.…
Lifestyle

Discovering Your True Passion

By Eddie D. Love, CPC   If you had a magic wand what would you change about your life? Who would you help with this new found freedom to do whatever you want? In order to discover what you’re truly passionate about in life, some serious soul searching must take place.…
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Part 2: Pleated Trousers are for Every “Body”

By Dwayne Collins In my last column, I discussed the importance of the plain front trouser and how to wear them properly. Now let’s discuss the pleated trouser is without question perfect for men of all body types ( slender, athletic or portly ).…