Has been writing for Vocal since Feb. 2021 covering lifestyle fashion and entertainment
Meet "The Howell Family" A Family Building A National Dynasty Together
The essence of black love. The epitome of strength.The definition of building a legacy. The euphoria of the ideal example of the African-American staple of a family empire. These are key terms utilized to define “The Howell Family”.
Fashion Industry Legend Pilar Scratch on Building Her Legacy From Scratch
Deemed The “wardrobe stylist of the millennium generation” by Forbes, Pilar Scratch, is one of the top celebrity wardrobe stylists and media maven’s of this era. Having styled countless celebrities such as artist Afro B, Musiq SoulChild, Amara La Negra, producer/ TV personality Stevie J, Jim Jones, Rah Digga, Mariah Lynn, WBLS Lenny Green, among others. Pilar Scratch went from living in a shelter with her son to being one of the most sought after public figures in New York City. In 2019, Pilar was a nominee for Forbes 30 under 30. Pilar currently holds the title of a 7x award-winning celebrity wardrobe stylist, TV personality, author, momager, and editor in chief. Naming several notable television shows she has appeared on Fox Dr. Oz, TLC "What Not To Wear", E! Wags, TMZ, HBO Latina, VH1 Love & Hip hop NYC, and others.
Credit Queen, Loren Leon, Knows How To Build Credit
[email protected] & @thecreditassist / @creditbylo Commencing her brand in 2017, Loren Leon, knew success was inevitable. The thirty-one year old business mogul roots originate from the Dominican Republic. Building her business from the ground up as an illegal immigrant she embodies the definition of a success story. TheCreditAssist.com has flourished by converting into a lucrative six-figure earning business.
Famed Bronx Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist Denise Styless, Is Shaking The Fashion Industry
Denise Styless, New York upcoming celebrity wardrobe stylist is making moves and breaking barriers in the fashion industry. Commencing her budding fashion & entertainment career in 2019 Denise is already making a name for herself as a fashion staple. Growing in her career she has styled NYCs elite from Fatman Scoop, actor and child prodigy River Mason Eromosele, Rizr Footwear, and rapper Nems. Denise styling technique is a merge of lifestyle meets couture. As well, she is a model liaison merging models with events, runway shows, photo-shoots and casting calls nationally. In addition to gaining online support from fashion house FUBU.
Kale My Name CEO Nemanja Golubovic, founder and CEO on Becoming A Million-dollar Empire
Nemanja Golubovic, founder and CEO of the vastly influential vegan restaurant chain “Kale My Name”, was born and raised in Montenegro. From the inception of his career Nemanja worked in the hospitality field. Commencing his career as a host Nemanja began to grow his zeal for the hospitality industry. He then advanced through diverse stages in his career. As the multifaceted entrepreneur he is, Nemanja, found himself prevailing as a server, bartender, and floor manager. He perfected his craft in the food industry and was promoted to the general manager at one of Chicago’s most engaged establishment’s.
TrayJudo The Fashion Icon In The Making
TrayJudo, a famed model and multi-faceted content creator acquired his notoriety through his appearance in the hit single "Walk" by Saucy Santana. Aspiring to continually grow in his pursuit of fashion Try utilized the opportunity to wear his own personal collection from his forthcoming clothing line. The merging fashion icon landed superior modeling campaigns. Tray modeled for fashion houses such as Fashion Nova, Naked Wolf, Jaded London, & Dolls Kill. In the minute duration of solely one year Tray acquired an impressive social media following of 65,000.
Angelique Velez the CEO of Breakups To Makeup On Making it Big In The Beauty Industry
Recently, I sat down with the amazing entrepreneur and serial entrepreneur Angelique Velez the CEO of Breakups To Makeup. We got an exclusive look on how to run a successful and flourishing business. Take a look at the exclusive interview below.
Iconic Chef Cordell Robinson The Culinary Diva On His Journey To The Top
Tell us at Vocal about yourself and your experience as a Chef. I am Cordell Robinson aka Cordell The Culinary Diva. I have been cooking since I was 7 years old. I grew up in a household of six kids and my mom worked two sometimes three jobs. She did not have time to cook all the time so we would have peanut butter & jelly, spam, or some other kind of quick meal. I began to watch my aunts and great aunt cook and I started to mimic what they were doing in the kitchen. I asked questions out of curiosity, and I knew I had a love for food. One of the things I noticed as time went on is what they enjoyed cooking (signature dishes). My Aunt Victoria’s tuna pasta salad was a staple at family functions. How she edited her seasoning but not being afraid to make sure that the word bland would not come up in our family’s conversations as they can be a tough crowd when it comes to food. I started with basic dishes like baked chicken wings and seasoned some canned vegetables. As I got older, I started doing more complex cooking. I made fried rice, egg rolls, meatloaf, spaghetti and many other things by the time I was 10 years old. At that time, we did not have the internet to depend on for recipes, so I went by taste and pictures. My brothers and sister seemed incredibly pleased with my cooking. When I moved in with my father, my stepmom cooked just about every day because my father did not eat fast food at all. He was a picky eater but knew good food. Diane my step-mom who I call mom was not afraid of his picky nature and delivered each time with dish after dish. She did not know I was paying close attention but I was, as I would watch her technique and style. I did not cook much there but when I had the chance I would. Later in college I cooked for my friends in exchange for them to buy the groceries because I could not afford the food, I really began to sharpen my skills at that point. After college I went into the US Navy and my first duty station was Diego Garcia. I got together with friends, and we would use a one burner electric eye or electric cooking pot to make meals. It was incredibly challenging, but it sharpened my skills to be able to cook in any kitchen. When I got stationed in Spain, it was a great opportunity to taste incredibly unique foods and try their style of food. The first dish I made was a Paella. It was exceedingly difficult as I had no idea what I was doing but once I did it a couple of times it became super easy, and I enjoyed the process and what I call “a labor of love.” I had many cookouts where I practice the science of marinating proteins. I remember some friends were on this Jack Daniels kick so we marinated shrimp in Jack Daniels. I had to do a lot of editing because we realized you cannot just soak shrimp in Jack Daniels and it would taste good. When I left the Navy, I would find every opportunity I could to cook for people. I would get creative with dishes, go out to restaurants, and explore different cuisines to expand my palate more. I went out to eat alone many times on purpose so that I could focus on tasting the ingredients and seasoning. In my last home my kitchen was microscopic, but I would still pull off dinner parties for 50+ people and would have to cook in stages to get it all done in time. My friends would say “all this came out of that kitchen.” I enjoyed that time creating dishes and more importantly, my guests enjoyed my food. I like to take people on a food journey to experience cuisines from all over the world. I am of Jamaican descent, so I do make a Jamaican inspired dish at least every other week. Cooking is a passion of mine and I like to share that passion with everyone. I the past few years I have been cooking for celebrities and corporations. I have cooked all over the world, Diego Garcia, Rota Spain, Sicily Italy, Crete Greece, London UK, Toronto Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Paris France.
Tone Love & The Secret To His Success
Tone Love is an American actor, producer and web developer. He has enjoyed success as an entrepreneur for 18 years under his IT company, Toneee. His rise in social media popularity came through a brand he started called Setting The Tone, where he garnered over 27,000 podcasts downloads (WSTT/Setting The Tone Radio). Love has also been credited as inspiration for a short film, Breakdown, directed by Morris Chestnut. The film premiered at the American Black Film Festival.
The Living New Jersey Legend "Fresh" - Exclusive Interview
Commencing her career at the mere age of nineteen the budding CEO, Fresh, knew she was predestined for eminence. At the inception of her career she secured a position as an apprentice with Cash Money Records. In addition to acquiring a vast opportunity Fresh was presented to tour nationally on one of the most successful tours to date. She served as a vital apprentice on the “America's Most Wanted Tour” with Young Money. The national tour generated gateways for Fresh to bridge relationships with immense public figures such as: Young Money, Soulja Boy, Pleasure P, and Young Jezzy.
Chef Glaze - The Celebrity Chef On Opening His Restaurant "Glaze Kitchen"
Commencing his career as a mere teenager Chef Glaze unearthed his vast zeal for cooking. The emerging food connoisseur held an immense passion towards educating himself. In addition to self-education he began acquiring as much experience in the hospitality and food industry as possible. Throughout the premature stages of his budding career he sought employment as a waiter. During his adolescence, Chef Glaze’s affinity for cooking and creating meals expanded effortlessly. He commenced his experimentations with a variety of diverse seasonings and flavor palettes. Absorbing as much knowledge as possible Chef Glaze sought mentorship in an advanced chef who recognized his immense talent and love for cooking. The mentorship presented Glaze with the opportunity to deepen his knowledge and skill set in the refinement of the hospitality industry. In which, allowed him to continually grow and elevate throughout the duration of his culinary career.