For the past 3 months I’ve been quiet about this amazing news and I’m glad I can finally share it with everyone!

Big thanks to #Frallain for selecting me to be a part of the 2015 Macy’s DC Fashion Incubator where I’ll be receiving training and mentoring from industry experts for a whole year along with a select few talented designers from around the world.

So honored and grateful and I can’t wait to begin this new journey in Washington DC soon!!!!

Feels like a dream🎈🎈🎈

#papaoppong #frallain #robertaannan #dcfashionincubator #dcfashionfoundation #fashion #MACYs #africa #ghana (at Ghana ✈️ Washington DC )

Local Talent Selected in Draft

The Mets selected three players out of local colleges in the recent MLB Draft. Here is a look at the selections with roots to the Tri-State area.

Vinny Siena, INF – UConn

The Woodbridge, Connecticut native was drafted by the Mets in the 14th round. This season Siena led the Huskies with a .362 batting average and was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Northeast Region First Team along with being named to the American Athletic Conference First Team. He started all 60 games for UConn at second base had an impressive season at the plate hitting 14 doubles, three triples, seven homers and a team-high 54 RBIs.  Photo by Steve Slade/UConn Athletics

Thomas Hackimer, RHP – St. John’s

The submarine throwing righty has been a reliever during his three seasons with the Red Storm and he owns program-records in saves (28) and appearances (96). In 2015 the Floral Park, New York native had a 1.92 ERA and led the Big East with 15 saves in 35 appearances. His performance earned him a first team ABCA All-Northeast Region selection and a unanimous selection to the All-Big East first team.  Hackimer, who is a physics major, was drafted by the Mets in the 15th round. Photo courtesy of St. John’s

George Thanopoulos, RHP – Columbia

The right-hander was selected by the Mets in the 35th round. Thanopoulos, who is from Highland, California, appeared in 14 games (13 starts) for the Lions in 2015 posting a 6-5 record with a 3.69 ERA. This year Thanopoulos led Columbia in innings pitched (75.2) and strikeouts (68) and was a second team All-Ivy League selection. Photo courtesy of Columbia

Spotlight on Thomas The Caterer

Today we shine the spotlight on Thomas The Caterer

The Wedding Open Evening is taking place on the 7th July at the stunning water front venue of Bridge House Barn, Kibworth, Leicestershire.

Along with seeing two of our stunning giant hat tipis, you will be able to meet, see and find inspiration from a selection of talented wedding suppliers. Today we introduce to you Thomas The Caterer – We are always delighted to work with Thomas but also…

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Music You Should Know: Heartless Romantic – Historical Fiction

To most people who have been in the Kennesaw/Marietta music scene since at least 2012, the name “Heartless Romantic” should ring a bell. If you haven’t been with us that long, Heartless Romantic is a project started by long-time local musician Mike Motter about a year and a half ago. In that time, Motter wrote and recorded an entire album with some assistance from Juergie Landstrom of The Funeral Portrait, Billy Willig of Like Mike, and a carefully selected handful of other talent. When I say album, I’m not referring to a standard five-song EP. No, when I say Heartless Romantic has put out an album, I’m talking about a fantastic forty-minute LP titled “Historical Fiction” which is an incredible display of my favorite things about Motter’s writing and tastes.

Perhaps one of the most notable things about Heartless Romantic is that Motter started and completed it largely by himself. He stated in an interview that he was tired of the typical “get a bunch of people together and start writing something” band routine. In other words, he had been there, done that, and it never worked out the way everybody hoped. This time around, he’s taken the opposite approach. He wrote, recorded, and produced all the music on his own. By doing this, he can build the band around the sound and continue to produce exactly the kind of music he wants to bring into the world.

Though an official release date has not been set, Heartless Romantic has released the first single from Historical Fiction. “If I Were You, I’d Start Running” is exactly what I expected to hear. It’s powerfully poppy in all the right ways, never turns its back on strong metalcore roots, yet maintains its own uniqueness. It is available on YouTube for your listening pleasure (and seriously, what else are you doing for the next three minutes anyway?).

Excited to have recording hip-hop artist, @yushaassadmusic who will be performing at 2nd Annual City of Big Dreams 2015. Yusha will be flying in from Washington D.C. for the big night!
His diverse style, unique delivery, and creative word play all describe this North Carolina native. The educator turned emcee kicked off 2015 with the latest installment of his With Great Care series, appropriately entitled The Dream. The project was created in conjunction with DC’s legendary House Studios Artist Grant Program, which allows a selective group of talented musicians to use their resources with no upfront costs.
Since the release of The Dream, Yusha has been featured in prominent Hip Hop magazines including TheSource, AllHipHop.Com, HipHopSince1987, JackThriller.Com, and many more. He has performed at major music conferences SXSW in Austin, TX and A3C Music Festival in Atlanta, GA. He is set to perform on the Art is Life Tour this spring; hitting the major cities of New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and others. ‪#‎WithGreatCare‬ ‪#‎MusicEducation‬ Don’t miss him! Tix -> #thesimplegood #washingtonDC #chicago #hiphop #youtheducation #advocacy #music

Klompching Gallery’s FRESH Online Showcase:

I’ve been selected as one of ten finalists to be part of Klompching Gallery’s FRESH Online Showcase - a featured selection of talent on the gallery’s blog in conjunction with their annual FRESH Summer Show Exhibition opening July 8th 2015 from 6-8PM. It’s an honor to be part of this showcase. Special thanks to curator’s Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching for their support, interest, and exposure. For more info on Klompching Gallery click here.

Spotlight on Chris Terry Photography

Today we shine the Spotlight on Chris Terry Photography who you can meet at The Wedding Open Evening on Tuesday 7th July

We are only weeks away from The Wedding Open Evening that is taking place on the 7th July at the stunning water front venue of Bridge House Barn, Kibworth, Leicestershire.

Along with seeing two of our stunning giant hat tipis, you will be able to meet, see and find inspiration from a selection of talented wedding suppliers. Today we introduce to you Chris Terry of Christopher Terry Photography –…

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anonymous asked:

What would be your basic character profile if you were a character in "The Selection?" Like, with your caste, dress selection, special talent, etc.

Whoever sent this is honestly the best person ever :) :)


Probably a Three (because that’s where my parents fit best since they work at a college), and honestly I’d be fine with that because I’d have the option to be a writer, scientist, teacher, or producer and that sounds pretty good 


This kind of vibe

Special Talent: 

Probably my resourcefulness, but let’s be honest, I would probably know waaay too much about Illea’s history than the common person, and I could point out many different constellations at any point in the sky. 

I’d be such a sucker for horoscopes and taking a journal of my experiences and botany even though I would know nothing about growing plants

Honestly I have a whole tag dedicated to this exact ask: [x]