The Nakedness of “S.T.Y.L.E”

It was such an honor to have author, speaker and teen girl advocate, Amanda Eaddy Oliver at the “A Stylish Affair Event” on April 29th! She gave such an empowering message on taking care of yourself with brilliant look on “style.” Today, she exudes confidence and enjoys teaching others how to do the same.


“How we truly look on the outside depends on what is going on inside. Our appearance (make up, no make-up, stylish, plain, clean kept, messy etc.) doesn’t depend on anyone else but ourselves.

We control STYLE.

When was the last time you were okay with your nakedness?

I mean, no make-up, no designer tags/bags, shoes, hair undone, stretch marks, dimples, pudges and more?

At one time in my life, my nakedness hurt. I couldn’t stand to see myself fully unclothed. It was a reminder of what I hadn’t accomplished. Those dreams that hadn’t been fulfilled. These were moments where I felt hopeless. 

These were times where my identity was tied to my relationships. However they viewed me was who I was. Because I couldn’t embrace my nakedness, I had no style.

Do you stare at the mirror and like what you see? That matters! Our views on ourselves control how we dress and how we function in this world. It controls how we communicate with others.

Our nakedness dictates our style.

True Style is:

S-Satisfaction

T-Tolerance

Y- You

L-Learning

E-Excellence

In order to reach these levels in style, you must first get naked, stripping yourself of everything and sitting still.

Satisfaction says “ I am not trying to be like anyone else but who God says I should be.” Stop the searching, trying to find yourself in others. Your identity doesn’t exist in them but in Him.

Tolerance says “ I can deal with me, flaws and all. God created a masterpiece when he created me. I am necessary.” Who you are is great. You are not a mistake. Be okay with your presence alone.
Check back tomorrow to learn part 2 of “The Nakedness of S.T.Y.L.E.” 😉

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Trivia Answers

It’s time to check your answers and see how well you did! Answers are bold font below.
1. Who is June Ambose
a) Celebrity stylist/designer
b) Celebrity stylist only
c) Designer only
d) None of the above

2. What is a “bootie” shoe?

A cross between a shoe and a boot that does not go past the ankle

3. What is Pantone?
a) Another name for “patent leather”
b) A system for matching colors
c) The French proununciation for panty hose
d) The name of a color
4. True or False

The tassel has always been a symbol of power and prestige? True
5. What is a “kitten” heel?

a) Heel height under 1 inch only
b) Heel height under 3inches
c) None of the above
d) Heel height between 1-2 inches
6. How many pairs of jeans do Americans own on average?
a) 3
b) 5
c) 7
d) 6
7. What are 4 major fashion capitols?

a) NY, London, Africa, China
b) London, Paris, Milan, NY
c) NY, Paris, Columbia, Milan
d) London, Paris, Milan, CA
8. True or False

The 1st magazine was published in Germany? True

9. True or False

Men’s shirt buttons are predominantly on the left side and women’s on the right? False (it’s the opposite)

10. True or False

Both the pencils skirt and A-line skirt were designed by Christian Dior? True
Bonus

How much money does the fashion industry generate in revenue each year?

a) $200 billion
b) $2 billion
c) $1 billion
d) None of the above 

How many did you get right? 😉

Trivia 

Something fun and educational I decided to incorporate at this years A Stylish Affair Event was a game of fashion related trivia questions. I am really big on the importance of knowing what is behind the label and the origination of certain things. With that being said, why don’t you test your knowledge and see how much you know about fashion. Answers will be posted tomorrow, no cheating!!! 

1. Who is June Ambose

a) Celebrity stylist/designer

b) Celebrity stylist only

c) Designer only

d) None of the above

2. What is a “bootie” shoe?

3. What is Pantone?

a) Another name for “patent leather”

b) A system for matching colors

c) The French proununciation for panty hose

d) The name of a color

4. True or False

The tassel has always been a symbol of power and prestige?
5. What is a “kitten” heel?

a) Heel height under 1 inch only

b) Heel height under 3inches

c) None of the above

d) Heel height between 1-2 inches

6. How many pairs of jeans do Americans own on average?

a) 3

b) 5

c) 7

d) 6
7. What are 4 major fashion capitols?

a) NY, London, Africa, China

b) London, Paris, Milan, NY

c) NY, Paris, Columbia, Milan

d) London, Paris, Milan, CA

8. True or False

The 1st magazine was published in Germany?


9. True or False

Men’s shirt buttons are predominantly on the left side and women’s on the right?

10. True or False

Both the pencils skirt and A-line skirt were designed by Christian Dior? 
Bonus

How much money does the fashion industry generate in revenue each year?

a) $200 billion

b) $2 billion

c) $1 billion

d) None of the above 

A Stylish Affair Recap

A week ago today I had my 2nd Annual A Stylish Affair Event and it was amazing! I got to share information  about shopping with a game plan and the importance of not having a closet full of “what if’s.”  I also had a fun with my guests by having a few of them participate in a little trivia (test your skills when I post the questions later)! Last, but not least, I had a fashion show demonstrating how you can get the most out of your closet. 

This included a “3 in 1 Experience,” where I persoanally went to the homes of my two models and created 3 different looks using one key piece! I can say as long as I have been personal styling and doing closet assessments, I’m always amazed at what  looks are an obvious pairing to me, but are not for my clients. I truly enjoy showing people how to create looks using what they already own and nothing gives me more satisfaction then hearing my clients tell me that they “never would have thought to put these pieces together.”

Remember what you buy is an investment. So make sure you are invested in the right pieces! Lastly, clearing out your closet is not only a way for you to rid yourself of the unnecessary, but also a cleansing process. You never know what blessings await you when you just let go. Check out more up and coming posts of what was shared at the event throughout the week!

Trivia winners!


A few Picts of our lovely models: Wendell Dominque and Jernise Lee


A few of our guests who thought they could “bring it” had the opportunity to strut on the red carpet! 


And of course yours truly!

Giveaway time from our vendors!

An empowering message and a different take on “style” by Amanda Eaddy Oliver. 


After the event


Our lovely vendor’s included:


The Folding Frog a service that cleans and folds your laundry so you don’t have to by Lakyesha Harris. 

No More Chains which chronicles the life hardship of of several women who have overcome featuring author Amanda Eaddy Oliver who is also a teen girl advocate and founder of Brand New. 

Fit Girl Kloset that featured the trendiest and stylish of workout gear with size ranges of xs-3x by Tabitha Dowtin. 

Paparazzi Accessories (at the age of 10 years old) Journey featured children and women’s jewelry and accessories. 

Younique from Amanda Butler features natural based cosmetics and are also best known for their fiber-lash. 


Soul Purpose from Kimberly Clement that features body creams, scrubs, scented candles and more!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported especially those who pressed their way to make it out and had to either come late or leave early. I appreciate each and every one of you! Shout out to Tiffany Robinson who just started her natural tea line (that helps several ailments of the body) and donated samples which was given to our first 15 guests! Lastly thank you Annie Rosa for filling in as my photographer last minute and Lois Jolley of Occassions Event Hall for providing us the space. God willing, see you all again next year!😘
If you would like contact information of any of the vendors listed above please drop a comment below!

2nd Annual “A Stylish Affair”

Just a week from today “A Stylish Affair” is back! This year I am so excited to be sharing tips on how to shop, utilizing your current wardrobe and more! My first event was amazing and I got to connect with a lot of great and talented people. The feedback was so positive that I had to do it again in hopes of impowering others. 

I truly enjoy shopping for my clients. In doing so I can educate on what works for their body type and bring out their best features. It’s easy to help people look good, but my goal with every client is to help them feel good too. No matter how much make up you wear or expensive clothes you put on, you must not only value yourself, but have the confidence that you are truly more than a conqueror! 

Don’t miss this year’s “A Stylish Affair” event where I look forward with the help of special guest, Amanda Eaddy Oliver to inspiring you!  Tickets are only $5 and must be purchased prior to the event at thegokabean.eventbrite.com. See you there!

A Stylish Affair: My Look

You have seen and heard all about my recent event, however at this point all that’s left is to tell you where my outfit is from! Lol.  I looked online before hand a new exactly what I wanted.  Although I couldn’t find more than half the looks in person,  I did find the print of one dress in the form of a peplum blouse and found a great skirt to match! I must say it didn’t take me long to pull this outfit together, which I am sure the husband was very happy about!  🙂

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Peplum Blouse-H&M/ Midi Skirt-New York & Co./Shoe Bootie-Payless/Accessories-Burlington Coat Factory

A Stylish Affair: A Look Inside

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Just last Sunday I had my first showcasing event and I still can’t believe how much of a success it was! It’s amazing how you can have an idea and then it cultivates into something bigger than what you could ever imagine. I am so thankful to have such great family and friends to help to make my day so special. Most importantly,  I am so happy I decided to listen to God and walk in my giftings!

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We talked, we laughed, we learned, had fun and more!

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Raffle time! Pictured below are 3 of our 10 vendors that shared a little about what they do and gave away some amazing prizes!

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Our couple’s fashion show where I showed how you can create 3 different looks using 1 key piece from their wardrobe.

She chose a skirt…
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He chose a black suit…
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For a bonus we added something fun!

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And then this is what happens when the  models need extra time to change in between looks. Anyone else want to walk the runway? Lol

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Words of engagement from our special guest (also my beautiful First Lady) Ruth Harris

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Our wonderful guests…

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I can’t say thank you enough to all our wonderful vendors:
Meloni & Nassar Staples of Waterfalls Salon & Massage /Marla Miller of Naked Beaute/Cindy Robertson with Cindy’s Creations/ Antoinette Eason & Krettia Green with 5Linx/ Angela Finch with Scentsy/ Lakyesha Harris with Visalus/Cassondra Hamlette-Make up artist/Sharon Oliver with CEO Magazine/ Jaiden Jones of Jaiden Photography/Elijah & Aretina Morgano with Time2Gro & Amway
Special shout outs to Lois Jolley of Occasions Events Hall, Vanita Baugh C.U.T.E. Boutique, First Lady Ruth Harris of Victory Tabernacle Church and last, but not my in laws, Jolita and Karen Fountain

Additional pictures can be found on FB on the “Gokabean” page