So Chic Sundays| Jewel Parker

Jai Parker is So Chic

What makes your style unique?


Jai: “My style is unique because I love to look beyond the norm. I don’t mind pairing stripes with polka dots or plaid. I love everyday pieces that are abstract and different. Nine times out of ten I’m wearing the shoe you put back.”

Who or what inspires your style?

Jai: “Everything and everyone inspires my style. I may see a piece of artwork or someone walking aimlessly in the street and get inspired instantly. But I love fashion gawds such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kelly Rowland to get a sense of who I idolize when it comes to fashion.

What is a fashion tip you live by?

Jai: “Be your Authentic self. No one can be you except for you. Oh and your basics are key.”

What is your favorite go-to outfit? Product?

Jai: “I don’t have a go-to outfit because I love to switch it up. Nor do I have a particular style. One day I may want to dress sexy, the next day it may be preppy, the following day may be boyish-chic. There are so many avenues I like to explore. But my all time favorite thing to wear are “thigh highs”. Whether it’s thigh high heels, socks, flats, tights etc.”

How do you stay motivated?

Jai: “I always remember the ultimate goal and never lose sight of it. Stay positive. Positivity breeds positivity and vice versa.”

What is your key to success?

Jai: “Set goals for yourself and work to achieve them. Network. Collaborate. Stay humbled. The creator gave it to you and he can always take it away. Shine light on others and that light will be reciprocated. Don’t compare yourself to others. You’re wonderfully created in the likeness of who you’re supposed to be.”

What is something that you know now, that you wish you knew a few years back?

Jai: “I wish I would have “just started”. You waste so much time procrastinating realizing that you could have reached levels you could only imagine had you just started.”

What can we expect from you within the next couple of years?

Jai: “I am seeking personal ventures such as a custom fashion design and the manufacturing of my own shoe line. So stay tuned?”
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IG: @parkerjai_

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Beauty and Bloom with Ella Pritsker


LOCATION: Women’s club of Roland Park

It’s been a week since I started my new position with Ella Pritsker and we have been nothing but busy!

Today, Ella was invited to Beauty and Bloom: A tribute to Flowers, Fashion, Food and Fun!

Vendor: Ella Pritsker Couture


The event was held at the Women’s club of Roland Park; a prestigious institution that has been cherished for over 120 years. In 1896, 28 women came together to provide a center for cultural and intellectual pursuits and since then, the club has worked hard to maintain those principles and much more.

There were so many different vendors who were invited to showcase their talents. It was definitely a beautiful sight!

These are handmade, custom purses that look even better in person. This one in particular was purchased by my coworker and I was OBSESSED 😩

Vendor: Laura Lee Designs


These hats were beyond gorgeous! I wish I would have gotten a closer picture for you guys.

Vendor: Christine A. Moore Millinery New York


Most of this jewelry is hand made which definitely stood out to me.

Vendor: Octavia Boutique


I didn’t get a chance to touch or try on any of these pieces but they looked beautiful from afar!

Vendor: Mary Demarco


Who doesn’t love flowers?!

Vendor: Heart’s Desire Pottery


Charlie and Kitts Bubbly Brunch Networking Event


LOCATION: Bonefish Grill

Brunch is always a good idea on a sunny Sunday!

I got to spend my Sunday with these two cuties at their first networking event. They invited everyone they knew to come out to enjoy endless mimosas and a little small talk. It was a good mix of talented people sitting at the table and we all got a chance to discuss our brands and long-term goals.

We all agreed that Baltimore wasn’t the best place to pursue your dreams. There is so much talent and ambition amongst the young adults in our generation but not much opportunity is available where we are.

Charlie and Kitts Event Planning and Marketing business was created to bring those talents together to become something bigger and better. Each individual who works with the duo receives assistance with their business and/or any event they may want to host!

I had a great time! I was able to meet a few new people and talk business, while I enjoyed a drink…or 5 😂

Keep up with Charlie and Kitt on IG: @charlieandkitts

Client Appreciation Day 

I want to send a big THANK YOU out to my good friend/client Daona Mckeever!

Even though she lives in D.C, she still managed to come out and support me at my first launch. It felt good to be able to inform her about Beautycounter and how it can positively impact women of color, like us.

We have similarities in our skin so I convinced her to purchase my favorite item:

Nourishing Rose Water Mist

This is definitely my favorite product because it can be used daily/whenever you feel the need to use it. It feels so refreshing on your skin and helps to set your makeup as well.

Since using the product, she has mentioned that it helps her makeup to stay fresh all day which is definitely a plus!

This product can be purchased here

If you live in the Baltimore or the surrounding DMV area and would like to host your own Beauty Counter Social, please email me at🙂

Throwback Thursday| #thehippiemixer



Let’s throw it back to about 2 weeks ago when we attended #thehippiemixer


The event was held at the coolest location called the Big Chief. Art work was everywhere along with games like connect four and jenga. The brick walls made it hard for us to not take pictures.

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They even had a rooftop where we decided to have a photoshoot!





The Look

Camo button up: The Children’s Place

Olive Leather Skirt: Zara

Converse: Urban Outfitters

Polka Dot Shoulder Bag: J. Crew (gift)

Photos by: Tonae Lee of Style Fanatic

Steve Smith’s Family Foundation Fashion Show | BTS with Ella Pritsker


It’s been about a week since I resigned from my position at Trunk Club.

My goal was to move out and into my own place by December, but at this rate I wasn’t going anywhere. I had no stable income and didn’t know how long this would last. I was devastated. All of my friends were starting their careers, moving out and transitioning into their adult lives. I on the other hand, felt like I was being left behind but I continued to pray and stay focused.

I decided that applying for unemployment would be the best decision at the moment. My dad even suggested it. I filled out the forms and faxed over my documents. About a week later, I received a notice in the mail denying my unemployment. Apparently, I hadn’t made enough money at Trunk Club to even qualify. I was a little confused, yet optimistic. Maybe this was a sign that I’d be receiving another job soon…

A couple of days later, I received an email from Michele at Ella Pritsker Couture. She mentioned that they were interested in meeting me and wanted to schedule an in person interview. This was great! I already knew I had the job before I even walked in. That Monday, I was hired right on the spot for the Executive Assistant position. She even invited me to the fashion show where her designs would be featured that night. She told me to arrive around 4:30pm to help prepare each look and dress the models.

It was about 4 in the afternoon and I was on my way to the show. It was being held at the American Visionary Art Museum; A super cool museum that specializes in self-taught artistry. I had been there once before but not for an event like this. I walked down the red carpet into a room full of balloons and upstairs to where all the models were getting ready.

Ofcourse, I couldn’t forget about all the amazing food they had. I was constantly smelling pleasant aromas from upstairs while preparing for the show. After awhile, I was finally able to sneak and grab a plate. I didn’t get too many pictures of all the food because I was too busy eating…but I’m sure you’ll get the point.

Now, who are the brains behind this amazing fashion show, you ask?

The beautiful and stylist Lana Rae; the founder and producer of the Fashion Awards Maryland and the the CEO of KIS Modeling Agency. She has been in the fashion and modeling industry for more than 15 years and has appeared on NBC television station WBAL-TV 11 news and also FOX 45 Baltimore, the CW Network and Comcast News makers.

Keep up with her and all her great accomplishments on IG @_Lanarae

Lastnight was amazing! I met so many different people and was able to get a taste of what my new position has in store for me. I’m super excited for this change and looking forward to working with a talented designer like Ella Pritsker.


Photos and video by: Me

Designer: Ella Pritsker of Ella Pritsker Couture


Client Appreciation Day

I want to give a big THANK YOU to my forever client/friend Briana Haden! She has done nothing but support me throughout each of my endeavors.

As her beauty consultant, she talked to me a little bit about her skin type and the daily issues she faces with her skin. I suggested that she invest in these specific products:

Nourishing Night Cream

Nourishing Cream Cleanser 

Nourishing Cream Exfoliator

Each of these products are great for all skin types and helps to sweep away impurities, leaving your skin feeling fresh and radiant.

I personally use the Nourishing Cream Cleanser and have noticed how soft my skin has gotten!

Skin Tip #10716: My skin can get extremely oily while wearing makeup so I make sure I wash my face twice a day to avoid breakouts.

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If you have any questions regarding Beauty Counter, please email me at🙂


Indi-Fashion Week D.C | A Stylish Event


Your favorite dynamic duo took on D.C once again in cerebration of Indie Fashion Week!

“Indie Fashion Week is a semi-annual series of events designed to highlight and showcase exclusive and/or original products from independent, emerging, and sustainable fashion collectives and houses.” 

Last night’s event was “Stylish”; a styling competition with a special guest celebrity stylist. This was my first time ever attending, let alone hearing anything about Indi Fashion Week so I was super excited!

After about 20 minutes of searching for a parking spot, we finally made it to our destination. Traveling from Baltimore to D.C is really NOT the wave, but we always make it work. A meet and greet was scheduled to kick off the event at 6pm. Unfortunately,  we missed it but made it just in time for the fashion show…so we thought. We ran straight upstairs to where the show was supposed to take place, only to see the models still prepping for the runway.

To kill some time, we ordered more than a few drinks and some food. About an hour had passed and the show still hadn’t begun. It was about 9pm by now and we decided to take matters into our own hands.

Even though the show wasn’t what we expected, we still managed to network and meet some new people from all over.

Be on the look out for where we might be next🙂

Video by: Tonae Lee of Style Fanatic