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Powered by GMC, The Fashion and Beauty Summit Returned Bigger and Better in 2017

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A month has passed and I am still on a high from this amazing GMC powered experience.  The 2nd Annual Posh and Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit was nothing short of amazing. Never in my wildest dreams did I think this one idea, this little vision, would impact the lives of so many remarkable women.  This year we hosted the 2nd Annual Posh and Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit at the fabulous, Greektown Casino Hotel’s Ballroom, in the heart of Downtown Detroit! The first summit of its kind, in Detroit, MI, provides lovers of the fashion and beauty industry the tools they need to grow a flourishing brand, learn from some of the best names in the industry, and connect with others who share the same love for such an amazing and ever evolving industry. GMC helped to take this amazing summit to the next level by Powering the event, and I am so honored to have had the participation of such a multifaceted car brand. The mission to empower, enlighten, and excite every woman in attendance, was accomplished!

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Our Mistress of Ceremonies, Jessica Lundy, Television Personality and Detroit TV20 host, did a fantastic job of keeping our attendees engaged throughout the day! She was certainly born to host, because her skill showed throughout the day! We even had a resident DJ! The one and only DJ Rue kept the sounds going and the energy high the entire day!
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More than 200 Business Women and Fashionistas experienced live beauty demonstrations and makeovers with some of the best make-up artists and hair stylists in the industry, including celebrity hair and make-up artist, Kristen White owner of Kristen White Imagery, of Atlanta, GA,  celebrity make-up artist, Chaniece Coleman, and celebrity hairstylist, Dezi Santiago, owner of Sway’d Style Lounge in Birmingham Michigan. Attendees also experienced a natural hair beauty demonstration sponsored by Curls during our Beauty Breakout Sessions, facilitated by natural hair blogging powerhouses Janae Mason of Nae2Curly and Romance Cox of Hey Curlie.
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We had over 25 vendors apart of our Posh Pop-Up Experience and a stylish glam suite for our attendees to get pampered and relax in between sessions! I am still upset I didn’t get to shop with each one, nor did I get my message with the staff from Bee’s Beauty Bar…. I promise, next year, I am going to enjoy more of the fun stuff!
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Attendees took advantage of dynamic business breakout sessions, facilitated by me the founder of the Fashion and Beauty Summit, Kimberly M. Dobine on Communication in Business, Jessica Herron, Attorney at Honigman Law Firm presented “How to Protect Your Brand”, and Ebony Swank, owner of Swank-a-Posh Boutique facilitated her, Brand Like Swank Workshop, providing attendees with the tools they need to launch their own successful online fashion brands.  Thought provoking panel discussions on topics like “The Power of Partnerships” and “The Business of Blogging” provided attendees with the information, resources and real life experiences from our panelists, to truly feel confident in their pursuit of  building their dream fashion and beauty brands. The Posh and Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit equipped each attendee with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to help them on the path to begin to be the digital influencer in the world of fashion and beauty they desire to be, as well as the savvy business woman they need to be to stay successful in their perspective field!
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Our attendees also experienced two powerful keynote addresses, from two passionate and high powered women in the fashion and beauty industry, Ronne Brown and Nichole Lynel.
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Ronne started the morning off with our signature ‘Beauty from the Inside Out’ keynote address. I believe it’s not enough to just be a great business woman, it’s also extremely important to be a woman of integrity, good character, and substance. Ronne did a phenomenal job of sharing her journey and important life lessons each lady could easily apply in their own lives.
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Nichole Lynel also brought a fun and energetic presence to our main stage. Walking out to Beyoncé’s ‘Shining’, she ended our day with great energy and a powerful story of what pursuing purpose truly looks like. Both ladies touched each and every woman in attendance, including me!
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I cannot forget our sneak peak of the amazing documentary She Did That, brought to us by Renae Bluitt of In Her Shoes Blog! Not only was Renae a panelist on the “Business of Blogging” panel, but she also hosted the “She Did That.” sneak peek featuring some of our favorite Detroit Girl Bosses, Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson, co-founders of the Ten Nail Bar, and Melissa Butler, owner of The Lip Bar, who all appear in the film! GMC Also, Powered this screening, providing our attendees with branded popcorn for the occasion!
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If you missed this year’s summit, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, with a special gift! Get ready to experience the magic that is the Maven car sharing app! As you know I enjoyed driving in the GMC Terrain during summit week!  Each of our VIP attendees walked away with this special offer, and I want to share it with you too!  Wouldn’t you love to test the newest cars with the latest technologies, at the most competitive prices? Well use the POSHANDPOPULAR code for 20% off your first ride. Must book by 12.31.17. This is perfect for the holiday season!
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Many, many thanks to Juanita Davis and Iman Jefferson (General Motors) for helping to make The Fashion and Beauty Summit weekend one I will always cherish!

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The entire gallery for this year’s Fashion and Beauty Summit will be available this Monday, so be sure to come back to check out the hundreds of images we will be sharing with you!

All of our amazing images were provided by the amazing Bruce Turner Photography

 

Check out the sneak peek of the 2nd annual Posh and Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit below:


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Posh in the City with the GMC Terrain

A girl is only as stylish as the car she drives, and I am so honored to have had the opportunity to get acquainted with the all new GMC Terrain as I prepared for this year’s Fashion and Beauty Summit! Once I confirmed I had the opportunity to test out this stylishly convenient SUV, my first thought was, I can fit all my looks for the weekend, and our pink carpet for the summit in the trunk! I know, hilarious right! Girl Bosses are always thinking of stylish ways to make things work!
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Having a vehicle that is functional for my busy life and stylish is so important, and GMC truly hit the mark with this beauty! A confident woman needs a vehicle with a confident appearance, and accommodating interior to match her fly! I truly enjoyed toting my girlfriends around town and running all my Posh and Popular errands in this beauty! The GMC Terrain offers greater refinement and versatility to adapt to every stylish and tech savvy girl bosses needs! It’s also packed with more technologies than ever before. I was able to listen to my audio books using the AudioBooks app conviently located in the vehicles infotainment system, while moving through downtown traffic. Talk about forward thinking technology!

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GMC keeps passengers connected with 7- and available 8-inch-diagonal infotainment systems, featuring compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a standard OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that can accommodate up to seven mobile devices. Owners are able to manage their vehicles remotely with the industry-leading myGMC mobile app via their compatible smartphones. Sounds like must have features for the multifaceted millennial girl boss.

There are numerous features I enjoyed about the GMC Terrain. The range of available active safety technologies made it so easy to drive. After getting a manicure, sometimes it can be pretty hard to stay focused, I mean I’m trying not to mess up my nails! I know my girlie girls can relate! But the cool thing about this vehicle is that I felt incredibly safe behind the wheel. Some of the safety features include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing me to react and make changes to potentially avoid them, including:

  • New Surround Vision
  • New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
  • New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • New Safety Alert Seat (The seat vibrates when you are drifting out of your lane! Talk about a safety alert!)

 

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With Posh and Popular I have always used my platform to promote confidence in your personal style while pursuing your purpose, and the GMC Terrain helped me do just that! I enjoyed the drive, and felt ready to take on each task in front of me, like a BOSS!

Phography by the incomparable, Bruce Turner Phography

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