Ultra Kids Entrepreneurship Business Launch

The Midlands’ first ‘Ultra Kids Business’ Launch

On December 7th, the Ultra Kids business launch granted the opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to gain first hand information about life as a young entrepreneur. Attendees also had the chance to interact with other special guests and speakers from key business sectors .

Held at Aston Business School in Birmingham, Nathan Shillingford, Ultra Birmingham Lead, and Ultra Education Founder, Julian Hall aka The Ultrapreneur and other Ultra Educations’ rising stars in Birmingham, UK, spoke about their own businesses and experiences as young entrepreneurs.

Other guests include, The Lord Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito, Consort Winston Mosquito, Carolyn Chapman – Less (CEO Titan Partnership), Deputy Dean Caroline Elliot (Aston Business School),and Professor Monder Ram OBE (Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship).

Ultra-Education C.I.C was started by multi award winning business man Julian Hall (The Ultrapreneur), which has helped over 100 children become child CEO’s in under 3 years. Ultra-Education has run several entrepreneurship classes/clubs all over the UK.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT : https://ultra.education/

FOLLOW ON IG: @Ultraeducation

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham and The Kid Dynamite

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Ameenha Lee presents: The Suite Sixteen

Ameenha Lee celebrated her 16th birthday with kids in need

On December 9th, teen lifestyle mogul, model and journalist, Ameenha Lee hosted the very first “Suite Sixteen”. The event was held in Harlem at The Cove Lounge. Ameenha celebrated her 16th birthday by giving back to 16 young people during the holidays.

Ameenha’s grandmother passed away from cancer 5 years ago. A few of the honored kids also lost loved ones due to cancer or homicide. All of the young honorees, have faced various hardships. Moj Mahdara, the CEO of Beautycon wrote a inspirational letters for the kids who were honored.

Partnering with Beautycon, the 2 hour event was an amazing celebration for youth in need. An afternoon of food, fun, fashion, gifts, entertainment and networking. Including taking photos in front of a beautifully designed floral wall from Pretty Little Wallflower. Waves on Gianni and Hassan aka Kid Mohawk performed for guests.

Beautycon is the world’s premiere fashion, beauty and lifestyle destination for fans, brands and creators. Beautycon talks about what matters; culture, trending news, fashion + beauty, your favorite content creators and important issues.

Sponsors include The Ameenha Lee Project, Curls, Alex Spa, Curlnista, KidPik, MindWare Factory, RocNation, Sprayground, and Little Miss Matched.

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Atlanta’s Ultimate Women’s Expo 2018

Shonda, Tiny Harris and Aniya

On December 1st and 2nd the Ultimate Women’s Expo took place at Atlanta’s Georgie World Congress Center.

Our Atlanta Contributing Writer Aniyah attended Saturday with her mom. She was super excited to meet singer, entrepreneur and boss mom Tameka “Tiny” Harris as well as actress Tori Spelling!

The two day event featured celebrity guests, keynote speakers, and many booths that offered yummy food, DIY workshops, Spa Treatments, and hair makeovers. Attendees were able to watch fashion shows every half hour over the weekend.

Afternoon at the Apollo, an onstage competition featured Atlanta’s most talented performers who competed for a 1000$ grand prize.

Cynthia Bailey & Marcus Jackson Photo Credit: @cynthiabailey10

Mama Joyce, Kandi, Loni Love & Tiny Photo Credit: @kandi

Celebrity Guests include Comic Loni Love, Singer Kandi Buress, Model & Entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey, Tamika Scott, MC Lyte, Portia Williams and Chef Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell Photo Credit: @chefannburrell
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Hey Mama presents Snowflake City

Hey Mama is a worldwide community of mothers in business. Co founders, Amri Kibbler and Katya Libin started this digital networking tribe 4 years ago with no money and lots of big goals.

Hey Mama hosted it’s First Holiday Market, in the best borough, in the Big Apple, Brooklyn (of course). On December 2nd. Our contributing writer Lauren and her daughter Mariama attended the event and spent the afternoon, shopping, enjoying treats, creating winter fun crafts with Craft Studio NYC and even experiencing an indoor ski zone!


Jam with Jaime and Mariama Photo Credit: Hey Mama

Kids were able to play with toys from Rose and Rex under the care of Urban Sitter’s wonder babysitters so moms could network, shop and meet with other momprenuers.

Brands owned by mommas at the fest were, Masala Baby NYC, Michelle Waugh, Cabbages and Kings, Phyllis and Rosie, Produce Tees, Monica and Andy, Ash and Ames and Gold No 8.

“I had a wonderful time indoor skiing, making crafts, drinking hot chocolate and singing at the HeyMama Holiday event!” Courtesy of Mari.

Let’s not forget wellness food company Sakara Life hosted a mini food bar with Hot cocoa from Cocoa Mama. so yummy! It was paired with chocolate covered pretzels from Fatty Sundays.  Attendees enjoyed flickin’ it up in the photo booth. Yes there was wine and facials.  Yes there was a scooter track. What a fun winter celebration!

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DJ Annie Red’s 10th Glow UP birthday bash!

Written by: Shauna Flowers Founding Editor

Celebrity DJ, author, rapper and anti-bully activist Samirah Horton aka DJ Annie Red celebrated her 10th birthday with family and friends last month in Bed-Stuy. The venue was decked out in glow in the dark items and decor.

My favorite being the table where guest could accessorize themselves in glow necklaces, hair bows or glasses. Even the cake table had balloon towers that glowed in the dark.

DJ Kev White took over to ones & twos so that DJ Annie could enjoy the party with her squad!  At one point Kev invited the parents to hit the dance floor for a soca dance break.

The afternoon and evening hours were spent dancing, eating and watching amazing performances. The Nyce Crew hit the stage first with Barry the Bulldog to perform their anti-bullying rap song.

Guest kid performers include Julie Winter, London Sa’rell, The Real School Girl Nana, Yung Curt, KDW and Kid Mohawk.

Annie’s parents surprised her with a special appearance from Lectro Raiders, featuring a live LED Robot light show. Everyone went crazy and watched as the robot, danced and hit a few mean Milly Rocks. Annie was even invited to blast the crowd with a CO2 canon.

Toward the end of the night guest surrounded the coolest custom cake, turntables and a mixer from Little Secrets 123.

Even though the cake was cut and served guests stayed and spent the last few minutes, dancing, taking flicks for the gram and finishing up the last few servings of food. Overall I give this party a 10 out of 10. One of the best kids party that I have ever attended.

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S.H.E. Summit 2018

On October 18 and October 19, our London contributing writer, Vanessa Sam, aka Inspiring Vanessa, attended S.H.E. Summit held at the 92nd Y in Manhattan. Founded by Claudia Clark, S.H.E. Summit is a global leadership conference connects agents of change, activists, entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, and community advocates! Past speakers have included, Soledad O’Brien, Deepak Chopra, and Kelly Clarkson.

Vanessa, B and Doyin Richards

This years line up included, Sarah Michelle-Gellar, Donna Karan,  Sally Kohn, Asa Regner and Michaela Angela Davis. To see a full list of all speakers visit this page.

S.H.E. Summit celebrates and accelerates inclusive equality by connecting, educating and activating talent in the global workplace. A 2-day transformational offsite leadership experience, S.H.E. Summit awakens higher purpose and renewed energy for leadership advancement and culture change. Each year, we curate a 20-session conference program over 2 days featuring 50+ thought leaders and movement drivers of today’s most relevant gender, diversity and cultural issues to propel the leadership and actions of 100,000+ passionate influencers representing the private sector, public sector, and media.

Vanessa and Latham Thomas Founder of Mama Glow

We sent our U.K. Contributing Writer Vanessa Sam, aka Inspiring Vanessa to this years Summit. Check out her review of the event! S.H.E. SUmmit is presented by SHE Globl and its goal is to inspire influencers to become agents of change in the world.

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kidpik Holiday Preview 2018


Last week, I was able to attend kidpik’s holiday preview in Manhattan. kidpik is a clothing subscription box company that delivers 2-3 complete head to toes outfits. The price is quite affordable, starting at $75.  The perks? 7 day-trial, try on everything at home, free returns and delivery and a FREE gift that you can keep! Yup, even if you don’t keep any of the items.

kidpik delivers limited-edition fashion up to size 16 with footwear up to size 6. Take the quick 2-minute fun and interactive style quiz at http://www.kidpik.com. From the moment the quiz is completed, the anticipation starts to build. Mini-fashionistas eagerly check the mail for their personalized boxes, addressed to them, and including a surprise free gift. Girls don’t know what’s in the box, making the unboxing a stylish and exciting surprise! Each item is beautifully wrapped, revealing 3 “mix-&-match outfits,” including shoes and an accessory. It’s like the holidays all year

Teen Influencer Ameenha Lee visits kidpik

The Holiday 2018 featured, lots of sparkle, texture and trendy colors! I was obsessed with the Rose Gold boots. I was able to feel the soft fabrics and was quite impressed with the quality and detail in each garment. The clothing was organized into looks by a girl’s personality, trendy, sporty, casual or classic!

The show room was transformed into a cozy closet, where guest were soothed by a large cozy white carpet and matching chairs. Bloggers, fashionistas and buyers were warmly greeted by the kippik team, including fashion entrepreneur Ezra Dabah, the founder of kidpik.  A few of my favorite things, (ha ha get it?…) included a silver motorcycle jacket, denim jacket with white faux fur collar, Rose gold faux fur jacket, and hot pink cozy graphic sweater. I requested a girls size 16, hoping I could fit into it! (Seriously)  The collection drops soon so stay tuned.

For more info visit:   www.kidpik.com


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Mini Mode London Kids Fashion Week 2nd Edition

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Model wearing JNR Nation Photography Credit: Santoshi Padhiar

Mini Mode – London’s Premier Kids Fashion Week made its mark on the UK fashion calendar, as it returned for a second season during London Fashion Week this September. Founded by UK childrenswear designer, by Amanda Rabor, Mini Mode has been established as London’s premier Kids fashion showcase with a consumer show and an industry presentation of Spring/Summer 2019 children’s apparel collections.

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Freya Hawkes in Iscream Photo Credit: Santoshi Padhiar

Amanda Rabor, Founder of Mini Mode says: “I’m excited to have launched the secondseason of Mini Mode – London’s Premier Kids Fashion Week and showcased a range of talented designers. The show has a spirit and vibe that celebrates inclusivity and diversity on every level. Mini Mode empowers kids and launches new talent. I’m truly passionate about breaking down barriers for the upcoming generations. We had designers from Russia, Australia, Bulgaria, Lebanon, France and I’m so proud to have so many UK designers showcase with us. It’s my aim to contribute to the kids!”

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Model in Deena London  Photography Credit: Santoshi Padhiar

Mini Mode took place during London Fashion Week at LSO St. Luke’s in London.  Both shows were exciting  with a variety of  entertainment from
talented young performers, Social Media Takeover by @hollycamilla_ for the
Industry Show and for the Consumer hosts live takeover by @inspiringvanessa, @king_che9, and @ryhannaparara05.

Models in Liberated Folk Photo Credit: Santoshi Padhiar

Singer Josie True Maisey Photo Credit: Emma Wright

The models strutted down the runway with music from DJ @maisiekateyoung. The crowd was serenaded by singer @josietruemaisey, rapper @olivia.raps and  actor @denny.ash1 performed a monologue. Absolute Bollywood performed at the end of the show closed the show.

Lewis in Teasyshiruoson Photo Credit: Santoshi Padhiar

Dot to Dot London’s Award Winners, including Chakra Design Studio (UK), Little Borne (UK) and Tarantela (Spain) showcased selected pieces from their collection on the catwalk at Mini Mode.

Isaiah Chambers in Sarbear Designs Photo Credit: Emma Wright

Graduate Show, Teasy Shiro Sun (USA) and Sarbear Designs (UK) showcased selected pieces from their collection on the catwalk at Mini Mode.

Models getting ready by Wow Beaute Photo Credit: Emma Wright

20% of all ticket sales were donated to the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

Photography credit: Emma Wright Photography and Santoshi Padhiar @tosh73
Make-up & Hair: @wowbeaute
Styling: @beckyseager
VIP Lounge: The London Balloon Boutique VIP
Sponsor: Purple Dragon

Daisy May Demetre in Kimba Kids Photo Credit: Emma Wright

For further information on Mini Mode – London’s Premier Kid’s Fashion Week

visit: http://www.mini-mode.co.uk

Twitter: @minimode_lkfw

Insta: minimode_lkfw

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Stylish Kids at NYFW 2018

McClure Twins in Mia NY at Sunnidai NYFW Photo Credit: Fresh Kid Nation

New York fashion week just finished in the Big Apple. Fashion week is always jam packed with shows in Manhattan from established designers, independent brands and new designers making their own debut at smaller venues.

Ava at Essence Street Style Photo Credit: @inspostylemini

Spring/Summer 2019 collections were seen by many fashionistas, publicists, bloggers and buyers. Kids were also spotted on the runways or at events with their parents! The best street style outfits are seen during September Fashion week in NYC!

Reese Harley in Angora Boutique

There are many after parties to attend and celebrities to see. Fresh Kid Nation editors and writers were at a few shows and events that featured children’s apparel.

@princeandthebaker Spotted in Manhattan

We were able to snap adorable photos and also received photos from designers of mini models. From Ralph Lauren’s 50th celebration, Essence Street Style Festival to Sunnidai’s NY fashion show here is a few pics of fashionable kids.

Anna Marie in Zyem Kids at Essence Street Style

Caitlyn Dent Designs Photo Credit: Lily Shames

Jayda in Triple Stitch Diva Photo Credit: Lily Shames

Promise Clothing Photo Credit: Lily Shames

Ty in Zyem Kids at Essence Street Style

D’ Vander Collection at Sunnidai Fashion Show

Alex & Jayden in Ralph Lauren Photo Credit: Larry Fink

Photo Credit: Randy Brooke

Lily Faith in Artisan Soul

Dior in D’Lora Moda Kids

Jada and Sahjanan in Mia NY at Sunnidai NYFW Photo Credit: Fresh Kid Nation

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Safaree’s 1st Annual Back To School Drive

Last week hundreds of guests, community members and celebrities attended the very first Back to School Drive sponsored by rapper & entrepreneur Safaree.

Held at P.S. K 140, in Bed-Stuy there was plenty of free food, beverages and cupcakes. Little G’s Lemonade was so refreshing, there was a long line to get a cup from young entrepreneur, G, who was also serving with help from his mom.

A few young men received haircuts. over 500 children and teens received back packs with supplies. The crowd enjoyed the latest hit sounds from DJ. Mr. Famous and DJ. Superstar Jay.

Brooklyn United Marching band arrived and wowed the crowd with a spectacular percussion performance. Safaree announced to the crowd ” I’ve never seen anything like this! You guys are amazing, I want to sponsor y’all!! Uniforms, whatever y’all need!” All youth musicians and dancers received backpacks as well after they performed.

This event was also sponsored by AT&T, Kings Palace Male Day Spa, Da Union, Well Care, Million Dollar TV, Glow Booth USA, I Am Legaci, Tru Stoner, I Am Famous Worldwide, Balloons and Tunes, Positive Paper, CoYOUnity, Nechi Iman Music, BD, Qcutes, Snaps NYC, Princesss Ariyah, Booked by Shine, Rock Made That.

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