Nissay Harris is charismatic, entertaining and takes full command of a room. From tantalizing a runway to bringing energy and excitement to a waiting audience as their hostess. A retired award-winning model, Nissay Harris inspires to share her knowledge of being a public advocate for self-enrichment and confidence building. She is a Public and Motivational Speaker and the proud owner of iShyne School of Modeling and Self-enrichment. It teaches the working knowledge of the industry combined with training that improves self-esteem, personal appearance, public speaking skills, etiquette and manners.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Nissay started out modeling at the age of 13. Her Work ethic and warm personality is what has landed her jobs as a runway model, promotion and spokes model while being featured in a variety of print publications. She has graced runways modeling for award winning designers across the country such as Ohio, California, DC, and NY Fashion Week.
Nissay is also a Radio and Television host. She has been a signature model and celebrity host for The Nadira Collection’s Visions Charity and runway model for a variety of elite designers nationwide. She is a graduate of the Ohio center for Broadcasting and has hosted shows on PAX network, ACCESS TV, interviews with the late Gerald Levert, Genuine, Tank, Joe Tory, Kim Whitley, Donte Whitner, Charles Oakley, Boris Kodjoe and a variety of other entertainers. She has been the co-host on radio shows like the Kris Blu show and guest co-host on Radio One, Voice Radio and other streaming entertainment. To learn more about Nissay email firstname.lastname@example.org
Delvis Valentine is currently the sports director at WNVW 107.3 FM (The Wave.) He hosts a sports talk show and a romantic music show on WOVU 99.5 FM. He covers the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He has provided college football analysis on ESPN 3 and was the television ringside boxing announcer on TV 20 in Cleveland and Vuuzle Fight Network worldwide for the recent Next Generation Boxing Card.
He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Malone College and his Masters of Business Administration Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and Cuyahoga Community College.
He is an avid supporter of Cleveland area singers and musicians and features their music on his radio show. Occasionally, he performs with some of the bands at venues around the city. He provides mentoring for young men and women that wish to enter broadcasting.
In fall of 2004, Alek Risimnic Couture debuted it first collection. At the beginning of conception Carl wanted to create an affordable couture collection that no one had done on a small scale before. Never following what others are doing, and aiding in setting a standard of what fine apparel should be, yet never losing the fundamentals and practicality of effortless dressing. With designer Icon influences such as Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Versace, and Byron Lars, Alek Risimnic strived for such quality as those great designers. The Alek Risimnic Couture designs hold fast to keeping the fashion line cutting edge, highly innovative, with designer touches and embellishments
"I want to bring style and affordable Couture looks to the mainstream market, especially to my African American community. Showing them that every style choice is not always about jeans and a basic tee. Enabling them to make more stylish and smart fashion choices. I want to give my clients options that are very fashion forward, chic, structured, and affordable!"
So using this philosphy, Alek Risiminic has been delivering Praise and Acclaimed Recognition in the fashion community. Along with producing his own fashion shows, Carl Trogdon travels around the country to be showcased in other fashion shows such as Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, DC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and North Carolina. Additionally, in 2005, he designed clothing for winners of New Day Man of the Year 2004-2005, New Day Female Model of the Year 2005-2006, Chocolate City’s Sexiest Male Dancer of the Year 2005 and Caribbean Male Model of the Year 2005. While also styling local celebrities for fashion shoots and public appearances. Alek Risimnic Couture's most recent accomplishments are becoming the Designer of the Year for a Ohio based Production in 2007 where he received $8000 in cash and prizes and Battle of the Champions Designer in 2008 where he received $15,000 in cash and prizes.
"I have been so blessed in this industry. I surround myself with the best team from my models to my hair and makeup stylist, and with the support of them along with my family and friends, I could not be the designer extraordinaire that I am without them."
In February, 2019, Carl was inducted into the DC FashionWeek Hall of Fame Designer.
With a strong concentration on making Alek Risimnic Couture a fundamental staple in Fashion, Carl's ultimate goal is to showcase on Bryant Park. Giving the world the chance to view the creativity that the black designer from Baltimore has to offer. So in the words of Beyonce, Sasha maybe Fierce but Alek Risimnic is Phyah (Fire) and setting the world a blaze!
Alek Risimnic Couture for the time normalcy has become redundant. Modern, Sophisticated, Elegant, and Innovative tailored concepts in custom designs.
Jeannine Isom-Barnhill is an up-and-coming abstract pour painting acrylic artist. Having always been a very artistic child, Jeannine love drawing sewing and making macramé pieces. While wanting to create a unique piece of art for her home decor, Jeannine came upon the art of pour painting in 2018, and fell in love with the technique of mixing and manipulating colors on canvas, tile or even furniture in order to create beautiful works of art. Each piece created is unique in its own way, and Jeannine has a fondness for earth tones in our works.
Jeannine was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. She is married Gregory Barnhill Sr., and the proud mom to her three children Anthony, Kourtney, Greg Jr and grandmother to Kimora.
Jeannine has worked for the United States postal service for 33 years and is also currently enrolled in college to pursue a Degree in Paralegal Studies.
Nolana "Liberty" Price, an aspiring actress, motivational speaker, performance and national slam poet. Her greatest accomplishment is being a mother of two beautiful children. She motivates and encourages most whom cross her path.
She has participated in local theatre productions, such as Cuyahoga Community College, EnterCONtainment along with playing multiple roles in local short films.
Nolana's passion is within spoken word. It is a gift she knows is a blessing from God to share with the masses. Her motto "Love Is My Life's Testimony" are words that she not only believes but words her heart breathes.
Her brush to beauty is speechless!
A Native Clevelander, Wilder started her journey selling product at the age of 7 love to find items to sell. She started a successful vending Bath Bomb/Beauty products business from the ground up. God gave her a vision and spoke it into her spirit that he would bless her to become a Makeup Artist. She is currently one of Cleveland’s Beauty Photographers. The company will soon expand and franchise bringing forth opportunities for others to become their own independent Makeup Artist. SAM life is dedicated to contributing something positive to our society. Helping women through their heartache and brokenness.
God commissions us ALL to spread his gospel to the world, Matthew 28:19-20 and to always give honor and praise to him for everything he allows us to do, So I praise him for this life that has been full of accomplished talents and gifts. Wilder and her son started a business called Zae & Sam Bath Bombs that provides a stress-free aroma, while assisting with community. She also creates T shirts that has inspiring messages, while bringing awareness to anti bullying. ZAE & SAM Bath Bombs are always all-natural ingredients, crafted with love, and integrity (not animal tested). Each product is packed full of healing, nourishing, and beneficial organic ingredients found in nature. From our essential oils, we use the scents we pick for our unique blends, we do not sacrifice quality. ZAE & SAM believes in growing and changing our customers’ needs and desires.
We pride ourselves on getting the job done efficiently and effectively. The focus never strays from the highest quality product and unbeatable customer service. Making us proud of saying we are a top bath bomb company in the United States. Look for the many talents of Wilder, SAM, Zae & Sam Bath Bombs! The talents are endless!
Micheale Eccleston, wife and mother of two, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica is known for its vibrant colors, music, artistry, and culture, which serves as the foundation for her fashion sense and creativity. At the age of 16, Micheale was hired as the youngest Modeling and Acting Instructor at John Casablancas in Atlanta, GA.
Micheale was involved in the Fashion and Entertainment Industry in more ways than one. Not only did Micheale model, but she became one of the finalist in Miss Teen USA. She then decided to go on and pursue her career in Acting, and was a part of movies like “Mean Girls 2,” and T.V. shows like “Vampire Diaries.” With all of that under her belt, Micheale decided to launch her fashion line, because she knew that she had a greater purpose in life.
Her purpose expanded into more that just owning an Online Fashion Boutique. Her passion is to help,encourage, empower, and mentor women to “Be Their Own Kind of Beautiful.” With this passion being so close to her heart, Micheale is now impacting the lives of other women through "Motivational Speaking" and adding “Styling Services,” to her So Chic So You brand!
“There are so many women out there that do not know how to dress for their body type, and the way you dress affects the way you feel,so I really want to help women walk out in style and own it!” Along with that, Micheale wants to help women with their confidence by sharing her journey, and providing step by step tools so that women will learn how to love their “Own Brand of Uniqueness.”
So Chic So You
"Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful"
Born in Cleveland, Ohio Derrick A. Wilson birthed into the millinery scene during a career transition in 2002. By day Derrick is the Grand Jury Bailiff for Cuyahoga County Courts. After 5 pm he is one of this eras uncompromising style designers in Kentucky Derby headwear. He is inspired to create when most people are asleep but, when the spirit hits, his designs come to life. Derrick has become well known as a creative guru creating striking hats and fascinators of his own idiosyncratic flair.
Derrick honors his maternal grandfather's memory by naming his millinery creations PercyG. Designs. A PercyG. original is modern yet compelling, radical yet refined and exquisitely crafted by hand.
Now, as ever, as the forefront of fashion PercyG's beguiling personal and private collection routinely grace Cleveland's fashion elite. From runways to race courses, from church anniversaries to Women's Day millinery by PercyG adds the exclamation point to everyone fashion statement.
Ain't nothing wrong with turning a few heads!
Victoria L. Davis, retired special education teacher, who touched the lives of many students over a 30 year career. As a proud member of sorority AKA, Ms. Davis former students commended her for the patience and encouragement she provided to them. Victoria struggled with reading as a child. She wanted to make a difference in the youth she taught, and that she did.
After retirement, Ms. Davis explored many hobbies, with one being a creator of unique jewelry. Being self taught she created exquisite gifts for loved ones for special occasions. After the encouragement of a dear friend, Victoria began to create her eloquent pieces of art for profit.
Ms. Davis also co owns a thriving business with her husband, in which he operates ComputerJazz, and she encourages and ministers to the neighborhood customers while selling her infamous walking tacos. She is also known as "TacoLadyVic"! Her walking tacos are sought after throughout Cleveland and the surrounding areas. Her motto is "I want to serve you in Peace!
Tiffany Ector is a jewelry artist who loves to create eccentric jewelry for her jewelry line Lovestargalaxy LLC She is inspired by nature and enjoys making jewelry that tells a story. She has designed numerous jaw dropping creations over her 10 years and is supported by her loyal clientele.
She is a stay at home mom, natural nail technician and a full time jewelry artist. She has participated in several fashion shows and vending events over the years.
Passion radiates from her designs. She enjoys creating jewelry that fits her potential clients personality. Elevate your style with her handcrafted eclectic jewelry.
SoChocolate, the TreasureHunter, is a former English teacher. Her passions include finding unique and vintage pieces for clients and to showcase these pieces in fashion shows. She is a master runway trainer and has been modeling and training for twenty years. Her goal is to inspire women to present their beauty and talents in order to become the best version of themselves. Sochocolate is a "dressgirl" and loves to see women enhance their feminine side through their fashion choices. She is also a novice photographer and loves capturing all things beautiful. Her belief that all women are uniquely beautiful set the stage for all that she does.
J'Mar Mondie is an emerging fashion designer born in Baltimore, MD. He got his love for fashion at a young age by watching his grandmother sew in her livingroom. In high school, he won best dressed that sparked his interest in even more that he decided to pursue fashion as a career. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated and recieved his Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design & Merchadising in 2003.
Inspired by iconic designers such as the late Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Balmain and working next to some of the most talented designers from New York, Baltimore, and Atlanta, he decided to create his own label Mondie and Company. The Mondie & Company brand strives to stand out in the fashion industry, by inspiring people for better living.
In 2018, he took a leap of faith and produced his very own fashion show introducing his brand to the public. Sold out and standing room only the first show was a hit. You can surely expect to see more from this rising designer.