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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!


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,


GoodGirlPR & The Ardor Brand Personally Invite You to Philadelphia’s #HauteBeauty Tweetup

9 Nov


Wear House Boutique
401 S 16th St., Philadelphia, PA 19146
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

8 City #HauteBeauty Tweetup
Created by GoodGirlPR and Hosted by The Ardor Brand

On behalf of our amazing friends and event sponsors/partners at GoodGirlPR, The Ardor Brand would like to personally invite you to Philadelphia’s  #HauteBeauty Tweetup.

This EIGHT city event is designed for beauty editors and bloggers to socialize and network while enjoying complimentary spa services.

Meet us at Wear House Boutique this coming Wednesday (11.9.11) to talk fashion and beauty with Philly’s best and brightest bloggers & editors.

As our personal guest, you will receive a gift bag of goodies from OPI, Pooka Pure and Simple, New Beauty Magazine, Lamik, Completely Bare, Nidasii and many more.


In addition, Philly’s beauty and style experts, Viviane Aires, Authentic8ke, Secret Society of Glam, Kiyana Riley, and more will be providing you with complimentary services PLUS beauty and style consultations all evening.

We look forward to seeing you at Wear House Boutique!

with <3,


p.s. Need a sneak peek?! Check out pics from the last 3 City Tweet Up on Good GirlPR’s H.A.U.T.E. Blog!

Read #HAUTEBEAUTY Press Release

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!

Pariah Full-Length Toronto Premiere | Krys Freeman Attends San Francisco Opening

14 Sep

We shared earlier that Ardor Brand client, Krys Freeman, received a special invite to the full length screening of Pariah. We later found out that Krys had the incredible privilege of being included in the film credits.

The film chronicles the story of a “Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.”

Krys Freeman Pariah Premiere Tweets

Krys Freeman Pariah Premiere Tweets

San Francisco was not the only place the film debuted on Monday, September 12, 2011.  The film was also debuted as a part of the Toronto International Film Festival.

XTRA, Canada’s Gay & Lesbian news, described Pariah’s inclusion in the festival saying,

One of the most anticipated queer films at the Toronto International Film Festival is playing to sold-out audiences and getting rave reviews, with some calling it the next Precious. Titled Pariah, it’s the feature film debut for director Dee Rees and has the backing of heavyweight Spike Lee, who is executive producer.

The film packs a surprising emotional punch in the over-crowded field of coming-out stories.  (CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY AND BEHIND THE SCENES INTERVIEWS w/PARIAH DIRECTOR)

We thought you might be interested in seeing a few pics from the Toronto opening:

For More Pictures from the Toronto International Film Festival Premiere and other screenings, visit PARIAH THE MOVIE on Facebook.

with <3,


CLIENT CLAMOR: Viviane Aires, Clarins Skincare Expert, Gives Tutorials in Chicago

12 Sep

Viviane AiresDid you know that Vskin Make Up‘s Viviane Aires is a Clarins skincare expert?!

Well, she’s sharing her knowledge with the beauties at Teddie Kossof Salon in Chicago THIS TUESDAY and THURSDAY!