All posts tagged: film

How Women Are Taking Over Their Careers – Online!

Today, information and services can be spread and received further and faster than ever before because of the Internet. Individuals everywhere are building their careers online based on their talents, services and clients. There is a new wave of bloggers, web developers, and artists who have embraced the idea of becoming their brand and are making great profit! We asked three young women who are looking to become online freelancers and marketing gurus how they feel about their future careers. Nicole, 19 I’m an artist that often uses color pencils and painting for my artwork. I have many sketchbooks of my drawings. Recently, I posted my artwork online and got a nice following. My friends advised me that I should put my work onto shirts, shoes, and other products so I can sell them. I really like this idea and even ordered a box of plain white T’s to work on. I’m taking online classes to learn new skills like Adobe Photoshop so I can become a graphic designer. I feel like there’s so much free information and …

The New Generation of Inspiring Black Women

Since 1976, every February has come to be known as a month of celebration and remembrance of the many black Americans of the past along with the contributions and accomplishments with which they enriched history. Today is the last of that honorable month. As we continue remember great women like Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, and Audre Lorde of the past, we also want to highlight a few of the inspirational black women making waves throughout pop culture, politics, and fashion in the present. First off, if you haven’t seen Selma, you’re doing something wrong. DuVernay is the director and co-writer of the Martin Luther King Jr. film and is the first black female director to have their film nominated for an Oscar. Not bad for her second feature. And by the sound of her next project, a love story and murder mystery set during Hurricane Katrina, DuVernay’s a director you need to keep in mind for the future. The Academy Awards may have snubbed DuVernay herself for individual recognition (and the entire Selma cast for that matter), but we definitely won’t be. …

The Lack of Diversity: A Growing Concern in Hollywood

As the most prestigious awards ceremony in Hollywood dawns tonight, there has been no secret as to the recent controversy concerning the nominee choices. In fact, in the first time in nearly twenty years, all of the actors nominated are caucasian. Among the most notable snubs are the cast members of the movie, Selma, which won praises from both critics and audiences everywhere. David Oyelowo, who plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, portrayed the legendary reverend with such fervor and accuracy that it seems almost outrageous that he was not considered for the Best Actor category in the Oscars. Also, with the unfortunate exclusion of Selma’ s director,  Ava DuVernay, the Academy missed out on the opportunity to nominate the first African-American female director in history. Although the movie was nominated for Best Picture, it was completely ignored in both directorial and acting categories. While 2014’s Oscars was highlighted by the monumental win of the period drama film, 12 Years a Slave,  and the heartwarming acceptance speech given by Best Supporting Actress winner …

The Inspiring Heroines of Film

Sadly, it has become a trend to label girls as “bossy” if they assert themselves. Whether it is in school or work, if a girl is “in charge” she is at risk of being labeled as bossy. The Ban Bossy campaign is ready to inspire girls to be leaders and to not be afraid of being in charge. You can visit the campaign’s website and make the pledge to Ban Bossy. Inspired by the Ban Bossy Campaign we have complied a list of some of the strongest and fearless women in film. Hermione Granger: Books and cleverness are not the only things that make up Hermione’s strong personality. Harry’s right-hand witch is also brave (duh she is in Gryffindor). She is willing to help her friends no matter what the cost. She never gives up on Harry and is always there to help him and save the rest of the wizard world. I love Hermione. She is strong and never gives up. She is a girl who uses her brains, and let’s face it, Harry would …

Neckbreakin’ Style (n.); The Fashion Journey

After late nights stalking her on Instagram, Lynn Kim Do, has finally blessed us with the debut video for Neckbreakin’ Style. The modern vintage scenes take us through a perfectly scenic journey of fashion and lifestyle. The clips of suburban walks to city adventures truly rings Neckbreakin’ Style as a platform for more than stylish apparel. It’s about the journey of fashion, what inspires us to be creative and the memories we make in life. Style lives in all of us. So much so that it has opened the doors to many conversations and relationship – beginnings and endings,” NeckbreakinStyle.com. We hope you tag along for another exciting voyage with another talented and inspirational young woman. Lynn Kim Do, thanks for #NECKBRKR. By Heidi M.

Gone with the Wind: Valentine’s Day Edition

Do you want to feel like the girl who falls in love in the movies? Well this Valentine’s Day we have a look that is sure to please any hopeless romantic. If you’re not afraid to put a modern twist on a classic girly outfit then follow these steps. First, start off your piece by adding square multi-jeweled studs for a bit of sparkle. Throw on a striped black and white crop shirt. This serves as a great base for an outfit that consists of bold and colorful pieces. Pair your top with a powder pink glossy skirt. Its flowy and mid-length bottom will make you feel as if you’ve stepped out of a scene from Gone With the Wind. Finally, pull the look altogether by adding a sleek pointed toe pump with an ankle strap! Now you look like you’ve walked straight out of a romance film!  As always we hope we have inspired you to mix up a classic fairytale look and make it your own. And if someone asks where you got it from, make …