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WE <3 Oscar De La Renta's, Live In Love Marketing Campaign!

28 Jun

“Created for women by a man who adores them.”

Oh, Oscar, and we adore you!

Whoever’s behind the marketing department at Oscar De La Renta TOTALLY understands that we need a key message, and we need it quickly!
It takes them less than 26 seconds to tell us EXACTLY why we need this product!

It’s not just the key messaging behind this product that we adore …

take a peek at some of the pics from the campaign over at our Creative Director’s blog, KholiOli.Com!



what the de la Renta MARKETING TEAM GOT RIGHT!


Krys Freeman hosts Oakland on the Rise: Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s Re-Election Kickoff

8 Jun

Oakland on the Rise

Saturday, June 9, 2012
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The New Parish – 579 18th Street, Oakland


Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember

Saturday, June 8th will be a very important day in Oakland. Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember, is asking for your support in her re-election in November 2012.

With Krys Freeman (@bLaKtivist) MCing this special event, it kicks off at 5pm.  Special guests include Assembly member Nancy Skinner, while musical performances include LaToya London (of American Idol) and DJ Ryan. And be sure to eat up with “A Taste of Oakland”, with food generously donated by Ozumo, Home of Chicken and Waffles, Chop Bar, District, Ebbett’s Good To Go, Oasis Food Market, Tina Tamale, Adam’s Mediterranean Grill, Zza’s Trattoria, Our Cuban Kitchen, Homeroom, Ghazal Indian Cuisine, & Miss Pearl’s

krys freeman

Want to join the host committee? It’s $2000 for Platinum (includes 8 tickets), $500 for Gold (includes 4 tickets), $300 for Silver (includes 2 tickets) and $100 for Bronze (includes 1 ticket). Individual Tickets are $50.  Join host committee or get your tickets online today at www.kaplanforoakland.org/kickoff.

And if you can’t attend, we hope you’ll consider making a gift by donating online at www.kaplanforoakland.org/donate.


Come out and support this noble cause and have a blast while doing it!

Krys Freeman (@Blaktivist) Talks @BettaStop @ Women Who Code Lightning Talks

19 Dec

Krys Freeman (@bLaKtivist) discussed her experience in building and launching her first app, BettaSTOP as a non-developer. BettaSTOP is powered by Twilio through text messages and gives users the opportunity to give feedback on the buses they take on AC Transit. Krys came up with this idea through her direct experience riding public transit. When she proposed the idea at a Code for Oakland event, a team of about ten people came together to help her develop the first iteration of the app. (source)

Women 2.0 (@Women2 Discusses) Women Who Code’s (@WWCODE) First Lightning Talks | Krys Freeman (@bLaKtivist) Highlighted

29 Nov

By Elaine Tsai (Organizer, Hack Nights for Beginners)

Lighting Talks

Women Who Code (WWCode) held our first lightning talks event on Tuesday, October 25. The event was filled with excitement, involvement, and proof that there are plenty of women interested in programming, hacking, and all things related to changing the gender gap in the tech industry.

With an amazing turnout rate of over 70 women, the ladies had plenty of time to meet new friends, reconnect over past programming projects and discuss new ideas. Sasha Laundy, founder of Women Who Code, kicked off the event by announcing that over 400 female coders have joined WWCode since it began in late September. She also announced the first WWCode expansion to the South Bay with an inaugural Hack Night at Hacker Dojo on November 14, an amazing accomplishment.

Lightning Talks is an event where women sign up to give a short five minute talk. The topics presented during this event ranged from live coding with Node.js to salary negotiations. Participation and discussion was lively with great questions from the audience and live tweeting with the #wwcode hashtag.

krys freemanSome of the highlights of the night included Judy Tuan’s demo of Portal 2 with the Kinect, Krys Freeman’s talk about her experience as a non-developer in building and launching her first app, BettaSTOP, and Sarah Allen’s thoughts on being a software engineer. After all the planned lightning talks were given, a handful of women stood up and gave their own talks, which ranged from impromptu pitches on projects they were working on to general announcements in the tech industry.

At the end of the night, everyone left with new friends, perhaps a slightly longer Twitter follower list, and new insights into the tech world. We would like to give a big thank you to our sponsors of the event. Twilio provided the food and drinks, and pariSoma donated the wonderful space.

Nine lightning talks were given during this first event.


WITH <3,


Philly Fashion Week | Viviane Aires of @VskinMakeup | @BeBonita

26 Sep

If you didn’t know … this past week was Philly Fashion Week.  Not to be confused with Philadelphia Fashion WeekDon’t Ask.

Ardor Brand client, Viviane Aires, was behind the scenes making girls glam all weekend!

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Want more updates from Philly Fashion Week: GO HERE!


with <3,


#Bloggers Only | Philadelphia’s Wear House Boutique Hosts Special Invite Event

26 Sep

Wear House Boutique | KholiOli.Com  One of Philadelphia’s newest boutiques, Wear House Boutique, is hosting  “Bloggers Only” event tomorrow, in advance of it’s grand opening.

Wear House Boutique is a resale, vintage and custom clothing shop that caters to women sizes 10 and up.  Wear House provides quality clothing and an environment that encourages women to love their body completely.  Our manifesto is, ““Love your body beyond measure.””

Not only does WHB seek to provide quality clothing and accessories, but it is a safe space for women to feel completely comfortable in their skin.  Wear House Boutique empowers women to appreciate and love their bodies.  WHB provides health and wellness education to all people and encourages women to ascribe to the  “Just because you are curvy, doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy” ideology.

Philadelphia's Wear House Boutique

Client, Carrie Kholi, will be one of the specially invited bloggers in attendance.

Stay tuned to KholiOli.Com for more info and updates!

#CLIENTCLAMOR: BUTCH Voices supports Chaz Bono’s Appearance on NBC’s Dancing with the Stars

13 Sep

BUTCH Voices is “Pro-Bono”


EW.com – Story and Photo

Holding the broad tent of identities that are a part of the BUTCH Voices community has not always been an easy task, but one that we value highly.  Conversations across identity – gender, race, sexuality, ability, class, background, and size – are key components in creating spaces that are not only diverse, but also welcoming, accepting, and conducive to positive change.

This season on Dancing with the Stars, NBC has added Chaz Bono to its lineup – this is the first time a transgender person has been featured on the program.  We at BUTCH Voices are near ecstatic.  We understand that Chaz being featured will not heal all hurts or solve all problems.  Still, we recognize this as step in the direction of positive visibility.  We are not alone in this belief.

Robin Tyler (butch elder, comedian and Executive Director of Equality Campaign), along with attorney Gloria Allred, and comedian/activist Belinda Carroll (long-time BUTCH Voices ally and supporter who has hosted fundraisers for BUTCH Voices in Austin in 2009 and Portland in 2011, and participated in the organizing committee for BUTCH Voices Portland in 2010) have taken a stand in support of Chaz.  They have established a Facebook page and twitter account encouraging LGBTQ folks and their allies in cities across the country to host viewing parties to show their support of Chaz. [Read more…]