OBRFW Model Search

Dress:The Impeccable Pig

Shoes:A.n.A. Collection

Ring: Charming Charlie

Watch: Charming Charlie

Necklace: Forever 21

Earrings: Francesca's (similar style)

Had a great time judging the model casting for the fourth annual Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week! I meet new people and enjoyed a different experience.  It was fun being back in the OBRFW environment.  Formally, I was the model coordinator for the first two years of the event.  Thankful to be back!

Selfies with Diana! She's a Baton Rouge fashion blogger! Check out her blog here at

fosterthefashion.com

Me and the lovely Miss Black East Baton Rouge, Keyandra Hall!

Outfits of the Week

Monday through Friday's looks!  If you haven't noticed, I wear the same accessories all the time.  It's hard for me to differ from these items.  Let's just say that they're my signature pieces LOL.  Also, most of my items are super cheap.  I purchase clothing on sale or if I splurge, it will be something you will see all the time.  #NoShameInMyGame #FabulousChannyn #WhereTheCuties lol. No, but forreal. Where they at?

 

Blouse: Forever 21 Plus

Capris: Torrid (similar style)

Shoes:A.n.a. Collection

Watch:Charming Charlie

Necklace: Francesca's

Earrings:Versona

Quitled Spicy Satchel Purse: Dooney & Bourke

Lipstick: Ruby Woo

Shirt: Zara

Jeans:Forever 21 Plus

Shoes: Journey's

Watch:Charming Charlie

Earrings:Francesca's

Necklace: Francesca's 

Sunglasses: Francesca's

Tote:Brahmin

Lipstick: Film Noir

Top: Forever 21 Plus (similar style)

Jeans: Forever 21 Plus (similar style)

Shoes:A.n.a Collection

Watch:Charming Charlie

Earrings:Versona

Necklace: Francesca's

Sunglasses: Francesca's

Tote: Brahmin (similar style)

Lipstick: Ruby Woo

Jacket: Gap (similar style)

Dress Cami (folded up): Apricot Lane (similar style)

Skirt:Forever 21 Plus

Shoes:A.n.a Collection

Watch:Charming Charlie

Earrings:Francesca's

Necklace: Francesca's

Crossbody:Coach

Lipstick: Film Noir

Dress: Privy

Shoes:Steve Madden

Watch:Charming Charlie

Earrings:Francesca's

Necklace: Francesca's 

Lipstick: Ruby Woo

Brunch at Negril Village

Jessica and I went to Negril Village on Sunday. I loved this place! They have brunch on Saturdays as well. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food! There's bottomless mimosa (duh) and live music! Cheers!

 

Negril Village is located in downtown Atlanta at 30 North Ave NE.There's outside seating and two stories inside.

Jerk Chicken Wings

Rice and "Peas" They were actually red kidney beans

Self-serving mimosas until 4PM

Overall, I enjoyed my experience.  The food and drinks was delicious!  I would suggest getting there early.  I arrived at 1:45PM and was seated at 2:50PM. The staff was really busy BUT they were friendly and accommodating. I'm coming back for sure.  I'm just getting there early LOL.

Follow Your Fav CELEBS on Snapchat!

Celebrities have joined the SnapChat movement!  Now you can get a glimpse in the personal lives of your favorite celebs.  Of course we know Kylie Jenner & Ariana Grande, etc have SnapChats.  Here's a list you may not have known had their own!!

 

CELEBS ON SNAPCHAT (Frequently updated)

  • @LALA - I <3 her! Def one of my favorites
  • Jennifer Lopez - @JLOBTS
  • @MichaelBJordan
  • @DorothyWang from Rich Kids
  • Morgan from Rich Kids @BoobssAndLoubss
  • Toya Wright!! - @IamToyaWright
  • August Alsina - @ImJustAug
  • My Husband @IAmTerrenceJ
  • Nikki from LHHH - @MissNikkiiBabyx
  • @EleaseDonovan from Bad Girls Club
  • Tyga - @LamboLuxury
  • Rapper The Game - @Blackb0yFly
  • @Giuliana.Rancic
  • @BlacChynaLA
  • From Orange is the New Black @itsRubyRose
  • @CattSadler
  • @NatalieNunn
  • @TreySongz
  • @Rihanna
  • @BrandiMaxiell from BasketBall Wives
  • Porsha Stewart - @Porsh4love (from RHOA)
  • NeNe Leakes - @FabulousNeNe
  • Bryshere Gray - @YazzdaKing (from empire)
  • Gucci Mane - @Guwopsnap
  • Kimora Lee Simmons - @KLeeSimmons
  • Ciara - @Ciara
  • Future - @FBGBoss
  • Oshea Jackson Jr - @Murdockthejedi
  • @LadyGaGa
  • Draya - @SuperDraya
  • Gabrielle Union - @GabUnionWade
  • @MichelleObama
  • @KimKardashian
  • Erika Jayne - @ThePrettyMess (From RHOBH)
  • KeKe Palmer - @KeKethaSneak
  • Bryson Tiller - @PenAffleck
  • Keri Hilson - @KeriBeSnappin
  • Christina Milian - @CMilianOfficial
  • Serena Williams - @SerenaUnmatched
  • Heidi Montag - @PrattHeidi (From the Hills)
  • Catya - @TheRealMsCat215 (from BGC/Drake's ex)
  • Mariah Lynn (LHHNY) - @MariahLynnBoss
  • Hazel E (LHHH) - @hazelebaby
  • Kandi Burruss - @KandiBurruss
  • Chris Brown - @BPChrisBrown
  • @Clermonttwins (Bad Girls Club)
  • Quad (Married 2 Medicine) - @AbsolutelyQuad
  • Jelaminah from BGC - @FineAssJela
  • Bootz (Flava of Love) - @Larissa.Hodge
  • Ariana Grande - @MoonlightBae
  • Snooki - @NicSnooki
  • Mehgan James - @SeauxMehg (Bad Girls club and Basketball wives)
  • Rick Ross - @FerrariFatboy
  • Nicole Richie - ItsNikkiFresh
  • Hassan Whiteside - @Youngwhiteside
  • Kendra Wilkinson - @KendraWBaskett
  • Jessica Dime - @JessicaDimeQom
  • Lira Galore - @Lira_Mercer
  • Anthony Davis - @AntDavis23
  • Rasheeda @RasheedaFrost09
  • Omarion - @megaaomarion
  • Paris Hilton - @RealParisHilton
  • Evelyn Lozada - @EvelynLozadaOWN
  • @AngelBrinks
  • Ashanti - @AshantiWorld
  •  EJ Johnson - @PrinceEJ (from Rich Kids of BH)

Fabulous Channyn Speaks With Gabrielle Union at Lectureship Series

Channyn & Gabrielle Union at Lectureship in Value & Ethics Press Conference

Delta Gamma sorority supports the Lectureship in Values & Ethics program on 19 campuses. Every few years, the Gamma Zeta chapter at LSU host a series of presentations  with different speakers as a part of this program.  Actress and advocate Gabrielle Union was the fourth lecturer for this series.  Chad Sabadie, University alumnus and anchor for WVLA Local 33 News in Baton Rouge moderated the presentation. 

Actress Gabrielle Union speaks during the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values & Ethics at Louisiana State University (LSUNOW photo)

Gabrielle Union, star of BET's "Being Mary Jane," spoke candidly with the Baton Rouge community Tuesday night about her history with sexual abuse. 

Union has been fulfilling her responsibility as an activist by bringing awareness to this topic. Her vulnerability was definitely appreciated.

She informed us that she was raped during a robbery while at work at age 19.  

Gabrielle described the situation so vividly that I couldn't help but to close my eyes and imagine myself in her situation.  

She then explained that her attacker was armed with a gun and the moment he set it down she reached for it.  Trying to shoot him, she shot at the ground. Then, they began to fight for the gun.  In due time, he decided to flee the scene.

Actress Gabrielle Union during the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values & Ethics at Louisiana State University Press Conference (LSUNOW photo)

Putting myself in her shoes, I found it brave that she could overcome an incident as 

horrifying as that.  

I just had to ask her how was she able to trust in people again.  And I definitely wanted to know how she was able to become vulnerable with men since she's in this beautiful marriage now.

Her response:

"It was a process.  

I see myself in so many of you guys and you're sprinting into womanhood. The shell isn't fully formed and

you're racing to be claimed, validated, and get a title to hang on ourselves to show that we're valuable

But, because that shell isn't fully hardened, we're racing for things we're not ready for. After the rape I had feelings of worthlessness, which I already had from early childhood. 

I felt 'Of course I was raped.

He saw the worthlessness in me

.'

When something good happened I was like "Oh, just wait until they find out" and when something bad happened I would be like 'Of course because I'm not worth anything. I have no value.' And by taking that baggage, that many of us have, into a marriage or into a relationship, into a job or even some friendships, 

there is something that is constantly evolving in us.

I'm going at my own rate, and I'm allowing other people I'm romantically linked with the freedom to evolve."

Actress Gabrielle Union during the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values & Ethics at Louisiana State University Press Conference (LSUNOW photo)

During the press conference, I was able to see a different side of Gabrielle. I learned that she use to seek comfort the local rape crisis center after work during her time at UCLA. Out of all things, that's something that really resonated with me. It verified that all a person needs is some to talk to, someone listen, someone to care. I'm not a rape survivor but I believe compassion can go along way with the progress of any struggle. Like Gabrielle said, "We need to start giving a damn and continue to give a damn." 

You never know a person's history or their daily struggle.  A simple "How are you doing today?" or "Let's talk about it" can help so much.

It's safe to say that the lectureship with Gabrielle union, presented by the Gamma Zeta Chapter of Delta Gamma sorority, had a positive impact on everyone who attended.

"It's okay to go slow. take your time. Take internships

, things you never thought you'd be interested in. Throw a bunch of stuff against the wall and see what sticks. it's okay not to have it together."

- Gabrielle Union

VOTE NOW: E! Style Contributor Contest

I am in a contest be the E! Style Contributor for New York Fashion Week! To be considered, contestants needed to upload a 1-2 minute video on Youtube explaining why we would be selected! There were over 250 entries and I made the finalist round of 15! 

This round is the "Closet Challenge."  I will be taking you all inside my closet and discussing my favorite runway and red carpet trends! If I advance, I will be one of eight contestants who will be flown to L.A. to participate in challenges at the E! Studio. 

This is where I need your help! Please

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and vote for me and watch my "Closet Challenge"! If you know me, you know I ONLY WANT TO WORK FOR E!

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