Special Report by Sherlene Shanklin: WHAS11 Television, an ABC Affiliate Louisville
Down the Stretch: It’s the countdown to Derby 145 held on the first Saturday in May. There will be plenty of events to attend but the question everyone seems to ask me “What celebrity will travel to Louisville to be apart of the celebration?” So, I create a list along with their confirmed event. If you’re having a Kentucky Derby event and you have a special guest attending, please send it to me so I can announce.
Here’s some of the celebrities heading to the Bluegrass State.
Usher Raymond- Trifecta Gala (performing)
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds– Urban League Gala (performing)
Tank– Darrell Griffith Foundation “Experience”
After 7- Annual Derby Gall 100 Black Men of Louisville
Opening night of Churchill Downs is Saturday, April 27th. Thurby is held on Thursday, May 2nd. Kentucky Oaks is on Friday, May 3rd and the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 4th all held in Louisville, Ky under the “Twin Spires”.
If you have a story idea, and/or would like to announce your guest(s) for your Kentucky Derby event send it to me at The411@whas11.com. Follow me on social for real-time updates Twitter: @sherlenemediapr, Instagram: @sherlenemediapro and FB: SherleneShanklin.
VIPP Style Accessories is gearing up for their spring/summer accessory collection. Easter, prom, weddings and the Kentucky Derby are just weeks away and everyone know that’s a fantastic piece of jewelry can take your outfit to the next level.
VIPP Style Accessories specializes in “statement pieces”. The define it as unique, bold, head turner and show stopper. Their thought process is if they would wear it, they will stock it.
Checkout their available stock online at http://www.vippstyle.com where their customers always “make a statement. They add new pieces and restock bestsellers weekly. If you need an item in bulk they can do custom orders.
Follow them on Facebook @vippstyle and Instagram @vipp_style.
To join their online team contact a VIPP stylist at booking at vippstyle dot com.
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VIPP is pronounced V-I-P. It meaning is Visualizing into People’s Personalities. You have to know the style of your client before you can “style” them. VIPP Style Accessories is the fashion division of VIPP Communications.
On Saturday, March 16th, eight African American women from Kentucky will be honored by Bumble through Bumble Bizz and Freedom of Priss (FOP) at Flavour lounge at a private dinner. Dinner will be followed by a celebration open to the public that will start at 9 pm. These women are being celebrated for being business owners or leaders in their fields, which include fashion, media, marketing, psychology, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Founders of Freedom of Priss, LaPrecious Brewer and Joelle Robinson want to acknowledge these business heroes and shed light on the impact that they have made in their communities. FOP will also use their unique stories to serve as empowering examples for younger minority women through a series of social media campaigns that will be ongoing.
Among the women being honored are Aryea Kolubah, fashion designer who recently had her gown featured on HBO and Vogue, Sherlene Shanklin, multimedia editor for WHAS11 and owner of VIPP Communications and Braea Tilford, former Miss Kentucky USA and founder of Grow Lead Inspire; a conference that enriches young women. Councilwoman Jessica Green will also be in attendance to honor these women for their myriad accomplishments. (Full list of honorees below.)
Bumble is a social app that lets women make the “first move” in dating, friendships and their careers. Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd (co-founder of Tinder) to challenge the antiquated rules of dating. Now Bumble empowers users to connect with confidence whether dating, networking or meeting friends online. Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF are components of Bumble.
The Freedom of Priss is a platform created by LaPrecious Brewer and Joelle Robinson that enriches and empowers women to be their most authentic and bold self, to achieve their ideal of success in relationships, careers and in the community. For years, society has placed great emphasis on HIStory and there is no finer time than the present to invite women from diverse backgrounds to share her story. This platform seeks to energize women to move into their purpose while gaining knowledge and insight from one another through personal discussions on the highs and lows of being our true selves and achieving our goals. FOP will begin hosting a series of events, printed materials and online content to foster a sisterhood of authentic women and help them to achieve their personal goals that they seek to meet.
Aryea Kolubah – Founder of Aryea Kolubah & Co.
Braea Tilford – Founder of Grow, Lead, Inspire and Miss KY USA 2018
Chelsea Ellis – Owner of MAF Café and president of Jim Reynolds Asphalt.
Faith Fountain – Ms. Ashland County (Kentucky United States Organization) and addiction/prevention educator
Jade Spaulding – Ms. Downtown Louisville (Kentucky United States Organization) Home of the Innocents resident counselor and founder of the Home of the Innocents Pageant
Nicole Dean – Life Coach, public speaker and founder of YMCA Woman Up Teen Outreach Program
Samiyyah Sledge – Doctoral candidate at a prominent institution
Sherlene Shanklin – Owner of VIPP Communications and multimedia editor for WHAS11
With Christmas just two weeks away, shoppers walk the malls and up and down the aisles of stores looking for the perfect gift.
With a busy schedule many are looking for a quick way to check names off their list. The trend now is to find credible online stores with competitive prices.
VIPP Style Accessories is an online store that carries unique statement pieces that you can dress up or down. The site has a wide variety of styles, colors and prices that pretty much fits anyone’s budget.
During the holidays, you get free shopping for purchases over $50.00. All you have to do is use the code: VIPP HOLIDAY.
Visit their website http://www.vippstyle.com. Follow them on Instagram @vipp_style and Facebook @vippstyle for special offers and sales.
The holiday season is quickly approaching and many have no idea what to buy as gifts. You find yourself getting the wrong size or the wrong color. Why not just give them accessories that can go with anything! VIPP Style Accessories is preparing for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Accessorize your life with great statement pieces. The online accessories store has a little something for everyone.
Go to http://www.vippstyle.com and review their selections. New items will be added daily to get you ready for holiday parties, gift ideas and of course New Year’s Eve.
Follow them on IG: @vipp_style; FB: @vippstyleaccessories.
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping from Team VIPP Style!!!!!
VIPP Style Accessories will host their monthly Sip, Shop & Support on Sunday, August 19th at Virtue located at 103 W. Oak Street from 2 pm to 5 pm. Admission is FREE! We are just asking you to come out and support the vendors/businesses.
This is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs get a chance to showcase their service and/or product and network with other businesses.
There will be vendors from statement pieces, beauty, health, romance, fashion clothing to locally owned company that actually makes their own cremes, bath soaps.
Here’s some of the vendors that’s confirmed their participation:
Anticipation begins to grow as students prepare to head back to school on August 15th. Some have anxiety because their parents have difficulties supporting their households. Purchasing anything extra right now puts a strain on their expenses. Do you know a Jefferson County Public School high school senior that continues to give back and considered a role model amongst their peers, family and friends even when they have no idea what the future holds for them and their family?
AFM Threads and the Stamina “AOK” Foundation team up to assist some students with their back to school needs. We are looking for two lucky high school seniors who would like the opportunity to receive clothing for school and prom apparel valued at $1,000 for their act(s) of kindness.
Seniors need to submit a letter and/or video 2 minutes or less explaining how they give back through community service. A committee will read the entries and determine the winners. Submit entries to: email@example.com. The deadline is August 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Winners of the contest will receive: two outfits for back to school, prom attire, lunch with Miss Kentucky and a mentor session with Stamina Foundation Founder Derek Anderson.
If you know a high school senior that needs a little support, please have them submit an essay on giving back. We would also like for them also to choose a non-profit to volunteer with during the school year.
If you would like to have the organizers of the Back to School Initiative on your program and/or to have youth models showing viewers the latest trends please contact VIPP Communications for availability by calling 502.295.0435 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIPP Communications is a full service public relations, event management and production firm headquartered in Louisville, KY with clients and/or projects all over the U.S. We can create, maintain and sustain your brand. Our clientele range from small businesses, non-profits, corporate leaders, entertainment to current and retired professional athletes. Contact one of our team members to see if we can assist you at info at vippcommunications dot com.
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