H&M Launches Pre Fall Collection w/ Foxes

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Who is Foxes… Foxes is an English singer and songwriter.

I love Summer but as you all know Fall is my all time favorite season. Not only because its my birthday season but because of the fashion. Recently, The Karma Agency, who represents Simon Malls reached out to me about working with H&M on the launch of their new pre fall collection, Foxes. H&M, new fall clothes to me it was  win win. When i went in-store to see the collection I was delighted by that I saw. The foxes line as H&M describes it as ” Foxes represents everything our Divided collection stands for: fun, quirky, and fashion! This is the perfect trend for the girl who loves a sporty and sexy look! The trend is called “Varsity” and it features many cool sport inspired pieces with stripes, bold graphics and team numbers.

Foxes collection is Nicole Richie meets Drake! ~Karima Renee

All in all the line is great, it literally has something for everybody. Its boho, its sporty, its sexy, its tough. Check out the look I chose from the collection below.  It was inspired by Lala Vasquez Anthony, she’s my #wce #mogulcrush

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PRESS: PHILLY VOICE.COM

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Today I was featured on PhillyVoice.com and I’m excited to share the article with you. 

The title of the article. ‘Athleisure’ isn’t just about comfort, it’s about confidence. What’s really behind the ‘activewear everywhere’ trend. Interestingly, enough I actually did an outfit post on this trend back when first started about 2 years ago. Back then it was called Sporty Luxe. Today we gone from silk track pants with pumps to linen-lyrca blend yoga pants. Talk about day to night.

Check out my original article here and read my Phillyvoice.com interview here

Picture C/O Phillyvoice.com

Picture C/O Phillyvoice.com

You Can Quote Me On That!

You Can Quote Me On That!

PRESS: Karima Renee Appears On Good Day Philly

Recently I was asked by a fellow colleague of mine to work with her on a TV segment she had with Good Day Philly On Fox. I was both honored and delighted to lend a helping hand. But when one of the models got booked for another gig I went from style assistant to on air model. An outfit post is one thing but model I am not.

Check out my debut and get some great tips for wearing shorts at any size from my gal pal and fellow stylist Denise Caldwell. Click here to watch

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L-R –> KelNel, Sue, Denise, Karima Renee

Honorable Mention: Women, Race & Branding W/ Public Insight

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In 2010 an overweight black girl moved from Brooklyn, New York back to her hometown of Philadelphia to start a fashion business. That business would later work with household names like Macys, No nonsense, Lane Bryant, Ebony Magazine and Tatiana Ward aka Beat Face Honey! Who is she? She is me and me is Karima Renee. Check out my thought on being female, black and in business as shared with Public Insights Network! 

4/11 #WhatIKnowNow with UYS

FullSizeRender On saturday April 11th at the Rittenhouse Hotel In Philadelphia, for the first time in 2.5 years, I will be vending at the What I Know Now Brunch hosted by The Uniquely You Summit. Myself along with some of my good friends and faithful clients will be fitting and educating women on their bras! Bra fittings will be free for the first 3 women to come to our table. We are so excited to help service and uplift the women of Philadelphia. This event is the perfect finale to our annual 3 month campaign #NewYearNewBra!

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Heres more on the event. — Grab your girlfriends & join us! As we embark on our sixth year of service, we’ve decided to use this year as a time to develop an even more empowered and liberating experience for the young women we serve, by using the next nine months to raise the funds needed to CONTINUE the necessary and ongoing work of UYS. We are hosting #WhatIKnowNow (a Brunch for Women benefiting UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC.) in hopes that you will join both the organization and the girls we serve. 

Some of the honorees and featured guest speakers are…

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For more information or to purchase tickets please go to http://www.uniquelyyousummit.org!

Men, Sex, & Fashion: Our Valentines Day Event

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To purchase tickets please go to https://shop-skinny-minority.myshopify.com or to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/men-sex-fashion-the-ultimate-single-girls-valentines-day-event-tickets-10313204071 

Who says Valentine’s Day is just for couples? On February 14th, Skinny Minority and Pink Label Beauty hosts a special Valentine’s Day event, Men, Sex, and Fashion for Philadelphia single women. Touted as the “Ultimate Single Girls Valentine’s Day Event”, Men, Sex and Fashion will give single women exactly what they desire on Valentine’s Day–love, sex, fashion, fun, and encouragement.

Men, Sex, and Fashion was created to celebrate single women on Valentine’s Day with a special evening in a sexy and fun atmosphere. Pink Label Beauty, a luxurious Philadelphia boutique specializing in hair and make-up, serves as the perfect venue as women learn from the Men, Sex and Fashion experts how to date, love, and dress for the life you want.

“Valentine’s Day is no longer a holiday just for couples,” says Skinny Minority founder Karima Renee, “It’s a day about love so why not spend it with the women you love? Men, Sex, and Fashion is an evening of women reveling in our ability to have an amazing time whether single OR in a relationship.”

“You don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Ultimately, it’s about love and self-love is paramount!” adds Pink Label Beauty’s Yolanda Keels-Walker.

Men, Sex, and Fashion will begin with a cocktail reception at 7:00pm. Introductions, conversation, and a Q&A to round out a fabulous evening for single women. Tickets will be available for sale online starting January 13th on Skinny Minority andPink Label Beauty websites. A General Admission ticket includes a cocktail and cupcake reception, style chat, and sexy giveaways. A VIP Admission ticket includes VIP gift bag, VIP seating, a cocktail and cupcake reception, style chat, and sexy giveaways.

To purchase tickets please go to https://shop-skinny-minority.myshopify.com or to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/men-sex-fashion-the-ultimate-single-girls-valentines-day-event-tickets-10313204071

New Years Fashion Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today it is officially 2014 and I could not be more excited! I love new things but I love this time of year, I just always feel hopeful and inspired! On the other hand, although I love this time of year I’m not really into formal resolutions. I just make a mental plan and for it. This year I figured that since I’m a blogger why not record my mental plan and share it with you all. And so I made a small list of the 6 things I want to do with my wardrobe this year! Why 6, well to find out that and more, watch the video!

 

How To Wash Your Bra

Hi Ladies, 

Many of us will be traveling during this holiday season and may not have a washing machine readily available. Which may be a good thing. Washing your bra in the washer is one of the worst things you can do to it, besides wearing it several days in a row! 

Note: There should be at least 2 rest days in-between each bra wear. It helps the bra keep its shape and elasticity! 

So how do you wash your through the holidays and beyond? Watch this quick video for some amazing stylist tips! And if you have more question, comment below or tweet us @SkinnyMinority. 

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