Boss of the Moment: Alexandria Stephens

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Meet Alexandria Stephens, a successful jewelry designer capturing the rings and wrists of Now Girls Everywhere! 

1. Who is Alexandria Stephens?

Alexandria Stephens is me. I’m a mom, a hustla, and a lover of fashion.

2. How can you describe your brand and what kind of women wears your pieces?

After working in retail mostly with fashion accessories and Fashion Jewelry, I realized most woman (rich or not so rich) are timid when it comes to accessories and jewelry. What I did was find the classics (Pieces you need), the mix in’s (stuff you just add for fun), and the statement/collectors (the items that cost a little more but will be with you forever) and put them all in one place. I only buy items that are good quality and I take out the guess work for my customer. Everything on my site is dope and will add to your accessory wardrobe.

My customer is a woman who wants to stand out, but at the same time being authentic to her. She may spend $110.00 on a tank from Anne Fontaine but will also eat lunch at a taco truck. She is flashy, and fun, and lives her life with out explaining.

 

3. With so many other online boutiques, how do you separate yourself?

It’s so funny these days because you have all the Instagram Boutiques, and all the Rappers’ Girlfriends starting stores. I commend and salute them for being able to capitalize on this trend and make money. I separate myself because I’m not looking to be Instagram Famous. I went to school for fashion marketing, I worked retail for 12+years. I’m looking to bring quality accessories to the masses. For me this isn’t a hobby, this is my life. I want women who may not have a Henri Bendel near them, or even  know what that is, to have great accessories. For the lil girl who looks in the mags and saves her money to buy that piece that no one has. I rock for the girl who wants to stand out not just rock the same mono gucci bag.

4. What is your favorite piece you’re currently selling?

This is hard, because I wear it all and it changes, but if I have to chose I go with the Jenni.

 

5. What can your customers expect from you in the future?

I want to turn my online store into a store front.

 

6. Are there any celebrities you’d like to see in your pieces?

I love Beyonce and her fab stylist so she is always my answer. A close #2 is Kris Jenner. She rocks the best jewelry and is a killer business woman just being in her presence should be fantastic.

 

7. What are your social media websites as well as website?

Well my store’s web site is Home / Alexandria Stephens my business Instagram is @shopalexandriastephens and my personal is @youngsmartnfab.

 

8. This is The Boss Up, so give us three reasons you consider yourself a Boss. 

I live by my own rules.

I’m always looking to grow and improve.

I don’t give up. If someone says no or closes the door, I find a window!!

Thank You Alexandria

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Young Chicago Rappers Dwa$h and  Boss Great Drop “Round Me”. Follow them on social media @dwashworld & @jakedagreat.

Boss Fitness: 6 Reason Your Abs Aren’t Showing

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Have you been spending hours in the gym working on your abs without seeing results? Well we may have the mysterious reason why. Here are 6 Reasons Your Abs Aren’t Showing. The ancient Greek and Roman viewed visible abs as a symbol of health, strength, and physical fitness. If you’ve been crunching away after every workout and are still not seeing results, one of these reasons may be to blame!

 

1.You have too much body fat covering your abdominal wall

2.Your abdominal are not diverse

3.You aren’t training enough

4.You try to crunch the fat away

5.You train your abs everyday

6.You frequently change your diet

Either way, health and fitness takes time and patience. Keep eating healthy and getting exercise, and you’re sure to look and feel better!

-Chanal Carlisle 

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Chicago Female Rapper Killin It! Follow her on social media @ShesNinaB

T.I Confesses Love for Tiny in “Stay”

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They’re one of our favorite couples and families. We’re happy to hear T.I & Tiny getting it together! He recently dropped the song “Stay” confessing he did some cheating in his past, but he loves Tiny, & blah blah blah. With their hugeeee family, we hope they stay together forever. I think the song is cute.. .peep it below!

Meek Mill Still In Jail

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It’s so sad when talented artists get in legal trouble! It happens wayyy too often, and Meek Mill is the latest artist to fall victim to the legal system.  Last week the Dream Chaser was arrested due to violations to his probation. He’s still in jail..and word is his hearing isn’t set until September, AFTER the release of his second album. ..sounds like a lot of bull since he was arrested for pictures posted on Instagram and tweets on Twitter. ..Leave Meek Alone!

How To Get Beautiful Skin

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 Have you been dealing with acne? Unfortunately, even as a young lady, I still suffer from breakouts. If you are like me, you have probably tried several products, treatments and even medications that have promised to help cure acne and did not help.

Well I’ve got a solution. The best way to go is the NATURAL WAY. When I say “natural” I mean free of chemicals and resources not found in nature. One of the popular natural treatments for acne is said to be cucumber juice. Cucumber juice has been used as a natural remedy  throughout the Asian and Middle Eastern countries to help calm and cool down the skin. This type of juice is quite beneficial when ingested since it contains large amounts of nutrients such as Potassium and Vitamin A. 

Cumber Juice Recipe….

Peel the skin off of one cucumber

Slice the cucumber into thin slices and place them in a pitcher

Fill up the pitcher with cold water and let the mixture sit out for around one hour

After one hour, pour yourself a glass of cucumber juice and enjoy

You could also get a cotton ball and dip it into the cucumber juice and apply it to the affected areas of your skin. You can get all of the cucumber benefits by just simply following these steps!

-Chanal Carlisle 

KeKe Palmer is in her first month and already breaking majorrrr barriers with her new talk show “Just KeKe”. In a recent interview she had model Karrueche Tran as a guest who is also Chris Brown’s on and off again girlfriend. While being questioned about her relationship she got emotional explaining that the Rihanna-Chris-Karrueche love triangle was a real life situation! We know you can relate, and we totally feel her pain! Well sense then, both KeKe Palmer and Karrueche have been attacked by Rih Rih’s “Navy”. What else is new….

Bosses Eat Clean!

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If you’re not sure which foods will provide the greatest boost to get your metabolism going. Here are 6 super foods that can help you reach your fat loss goals!

Without a diet centered on super foods, specifically 6 primary super foods that are helpful for everyone, people start to quickly see declining health, higher costs in healthcare and especially if there are more frequent visits.

One cheeseburger isn’t going to destroy your health, but one cheeseburger three times a week with a side of large fries, salt, ketchup and a coke will do it.  You don’t need to completely eliminate bad food right away. Quitting cold turkey doesn’t work for people, and that’s not making a healthy change – that’s a stressful change. Instead start with working the super foods back into your diet while controlling the portion size and frequency of other junk foods.

Start with these 6 fat burning super foods to get you back on track:

1. Soy Protein

2.Whole Grains

3. Grapefruit

4. Green Tea

5.Fish

6. Apples 

-Chanal Carlisle 

Lebron James Returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Just last month LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat and today after four years and two championship rings, LeBron James has decided he is returning home. In James’ statement he makes clear the biggest factor as to why he decides to return. “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball, I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” He also mentioned that winning a championship for Cleveland is what is the most important to him. That’s as real as  it gets. Congrats Lebron! 

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