Real Style File: Kelissa & Kyle



Our first ever FKN style file featuring siblings! Kyle  5, and Kelissa  6, will be walking in the Children making strides 2017 gala on May 7th in New York City.

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Kyle, age 5

Where do you like to shop at? What do you like to do?

Gap Kids, Ralph Lauren, H&M. My fashion sense is unique and I have swag.  Rip the runway, acting and I love to play soccer. My fashion icon is Bruno Mars! I love his style and he is so cool.


Kelissa, age 6


Where do you like to shop at? What do you like to do?

Kelissa: I love to shop at H&M, Zara, Gymboree, The Gap and other trendy boutiques.  My talents are dancing, modeling and acting. I love acting! My fashion icon is Ariana Grande because she is astonishing. 

Do you guys have any heroes you admire?

Kelissa : Our hero’s are our Mom and Dad. They both work so hard to make sure that we are on the right path, to achieving our dreams and goals. We both are honor roll  students.



What do you guys want to do when you grow up?

 Kelissa: I want to be the President of United States of America first, then a pediatrician.

Kyle:I want to be an train engineer first and then a doctor. 

What do you like to do with your sibling?

Kelissa:  I love to play and  read to him…and of course walk the runway with him.

Kyle:  Well I love to show her how much I love her and we play with my monster trucks. Doing photo shoots together is so much fun.



Follow this dynamic duo on Instagram 

IG Kyle_daprince

IG Kelly_maria6


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Behind the scenes: Celebrity kids photoshoot


Ever wonder what goes on during a photoshoot with mini models? I have had my share of experiences on set with my son MJ, 8 , and its a lot of long hours, reshooting, keeping clothing pristine but also fun to see children’s personalities captured on photos.  Recently 5 celebrity kids, Lil Mendeecees, River Mason, Tamia, Eliana Kaja, and Rylie Gabrielle participated in a shoot for diverse brands :Neon Kisses, Fashion Gxd , Alternavites Vitamins and New Pop Popcorn.


River Mason & Lil Mendeecees wearing D’Vander Collection


Lil Mendeecees Harris (11 years old ) ,  from Vh1 “Love and Hip Hop NYC” . Aside from being a break out star on Love and Hip Hop NYC he has modeled professionally. . His parents are reality stars Samantha Wallace and Mendeecees Harris
River Mason Eromosele ( 6 years old ) ,  who has been featured on Dr. Oz, Love & hip Hop and has modeled for brands like Gap and Curly kids hair care. He is the son of Celebrity wardrobe stylist Pilar Scratch. As well, He has 14k Social media followers.

Tamia, getting ready to shoot for New Pop

Tamia ( 4 years old )  , the daughter of Vh1 “The Black Ink Crew “ stars Puma and wife Quannie . She has modeled professionally for AltenaVitmains

Lil Mendeecees, Eliana, Ryle & Tamia pose with their moms.

Eliana Kaja (7 years old ) – Daughter of Flo Kaja of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club
Ryle Gabrielle (7 years old )– She has been featured on the ID Channel Essence Magazine, Bossip , New Pop Popcorn

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Custom Shoe workshop with My Pink Kisses

My Pink Kisses Shoes  presents a fun workshop for mini fashionistas in Los Angeles. Every Wednesday starting at 5pm until 6:15pm at Kiddie City LA there is a Custom Shoe Workshop. Kids can create their own unique kicks that they will love to wear! Custom Shoe Workshops are also great for birthday parties and kids events.


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FKN Designer Spotlight: Love Each Other Brand


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I recently spoke with Teresa Chumpitaz-Nowell about the 2017 launch of her clothing line Love Each Other. She is a mom of 3 boys, and has many years in the fashion industry as a stylist. She talks about her starting a new brand, and gives inspirational advice for creative individuals. Teresa also describes why she decided a portion of proceeds goes to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Why did you choose to design for children?

 Love Each Other is a family brand.  We design for adults, but the brand is definitely inspired by kids.  Part of our proceeds benefit the heart institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  We want to help families of children with heart disease while getting a simple message out there to “Love Each Other”.  

Tell me why did you choose the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to receive a portion of proceeds?

I came across a post on the internet about Hunter and Roman Pickering twin boys who were about the same age as my sons, who are also twins. Hunter and Roman live in the United Kingdom and Roman was born with a heart condition( a rare condition called pulmonary atresia) and needed a heart transplant. This deeply affected me and I wanted to help this family. As I was developing L.E.O. brand I decided a portion of the proceeds could benefit the Children’s hospital to help families in need like the Pickering family. 

How is your clothing line different from the other  brands already on the market? 

Our label is different in that by wearing these tees you are working towards saving lives.  It’s like giving a hug to children that desperately need support and attention.  I like to call them healing shirts!


Where do you get your ideas from and what or who inspires you as a designer?

My family is a big source of inspiration!  All that I do, how I design, what I design, revolves around them.  They are my center (spine), the air that I breathe (lungs), and the blood in my veins (heart).  That premise is and will always be the thread  in our designs.  It’s easy to have an idea or a design concept; It’s hard to actually make it real. I’m constantly asking myself what are the next steps? Right now, I’m working on generating a buzz about L.E.O. brand and building a social media following as well as awareness about congenital heart disease, 1 out of  100 kids are affected. My message is a simple one.  In today’s society it’s easy to loose sight of what’s important. If we are kind to one another, perhaps we can change the world or at least make it a little better for our future.


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For more info about Love Each Other visit  

Shop from the collection  at  

Instagram: l.e.o.brand


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Jaylin Fletcher at Tribeca Film Festival 2017

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The annual Tribeca Film Festival is currently happening in New York from April 19th until April 30th. Filmmakers, producers, actors and film industry professionals from around the world debut their work at the  acclaimed festival in lower Manhattan. Independent films are screened during the festival to critics and insiders. Young stars, looking to gain acting experience often audition for roles in independent movies.


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This past weekend, model and actor Jaylin Fletcher, 10, was spotted on the red carpet at TFF. He plays Abe in the film Saturday Church,  a musical, written and directed by Damon Cardasis. In the film we follow Abe’s teenage brother, Ulysses (portrayed by Luka Kain, 17) as he struggles to discover his own identity. Jaylin wore a chocolate patterned suit from Zyem Kidswear, an upcoming Brooklyn based brand.  Legendary actress, Susan Sarandon joined the cast for a few photos. The film received praise from the Hollywood reporter.

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Real Style File: Ameenha Lee

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At just 14 years old Ameenha Lee is a true industry kid. If there is a celebrity event or children’s fashion show in the tristate area, Ameenha can be spotted on the red carpet, working the runway or mingling with the crowd.  This New Jersey native, can be spotted in magazines, chatting with U.S. House Rep John Lewis, hosting charity events or at a photoshoot in Venice Beach. 

Where do you like to shop or what is you’re your favorite clothing brand?

My favorite clothing brands are Forever 21, Kid Pik and Boy Meets Girl.

How would you describe your fashion sense?

My fashion sense is different, unique and colorful. 

Who do you look up to? Why?
I look up to my mom. (Malika Manning) She is strong. She drives me to be great. I wouldn’t be this far in life without my mom. She inspires me to be different and confident.

Do you have a special talent?

My special talent is modeling and acting. I am a blogger. 

 Who is your fashion icon?

My fashion icon is Naomi Campbell and Karl Lagerfeld.

What do you want others to know about you?
I want others to know that I am humble. I am a honor roll student. I want to carry my family’s legacy in a different way. Through modeling, acting and philanthropy.

Do you have a website, twitter or Instagram?

My website is .

My Instagram is @theameenhaleeproject

My Twitter is @ameenhalee

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Janet Jackson shares photos of baby Eissa

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Singer Janet Jackson shared with the world a precious photo of her infant son Eissa Al Mana born on January 3rd 2017 . She captioned the pic “My baby and me after nap time.” Both are dressed in all black outfits and it looks like baby Eissa is very tired as he is caught in the middle of a big yawn. The singer recently split from her husband Wissam Al Man, a businessman from Quatar.


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EIssa & dad Wissam Photo from TMZ

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FKN Real Style File: Amelia Rose


I love making connections on social media, Amelia Rose, a talented dancer and actress, commented on a FKN post and I noticed I’ve actually seen her work the runway at a kids fashion show.  She has appeared in films, magazines and talk shows! Amelia and her amazing mom Marvie, share details about her favorite fashion brands and future goals.

What is your child’s name, age and home town?

Amelia: My name is Amelia Rose, I’m 10 years old, and I’m from The Bronx, New York.

Where do you like to shop and what is you’re your favorite clothing brand?

Amelia: I love Isossy Children and a few other local designers. I shop at Zara and The Gap.

How would you describe your fashion sense? 

Amelia: My fashion sense is very trendy but also cool, I have lots of swag.

Do you have a special talent you would like people to know about?

Amelia: I am a dancer, actress, host and I am funny and smart.

Who is your fashion icon ?

Amelia: My fashion icon is Beyonce, I really love her trendy style and I think she is also classy.

Everyone LOVES Beyonce! How has she inspired you?

Marvie: I think that by working hard and believing in yourself you can achieve so many things as a girl  or woman. Beyonce has changed the way girls view being strong as a woman and standing  up for what you believe on regardless of what others think.

Do you have any other individuals you look up to?

My parents are a huge part of my journey. I look up to my parents for  supporting my path. Without  my family I would  not be able to pursue my career. My family have sacrificed so much for me and for that I’m so grateful  for them. I love my parents for believing in me!

Do you have a website, twitter or Instagram?

My IG is @iam_ameliarose



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6th Golden Runway for a Cause 

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Tiny tots and talented tweens worked the runway at The Stewart Hotel on March 26th  for Golden Magazine’s most anticipated event Runway for a Cause. The show helps support Cure Violence, whose mission is to reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods.

According to Golden Magazine

A celebratory event for GOLDEN MAGAZINE current issue and to create an atmosphere in which children shine bright with confidence, creativity and light gracing the runway for a Cause.

Kid performers include Fatima, Alyssa Cheatam, and The Donaldson brothers aka Tristan & Avery.

I was entertained by Jaylin Fletcher, Ameenha Lee and Rory Anthony who hosted the show. Audience members were delighted by their fun banter with each other.

Ameenah wore a beautiful bold blue skirt from Sofistafunk. I totally fell in love with the boys fashion collections, from, Andy&Evan, Sean John and Isossy Children. Rory rocked a textured jacket from Sean John and Jaylin lit up the stage in a Anzel Paris gold track suit.

Each collection presented was heavily textured and eye catching. It was refreshing to see trendy, multi-layered children’s wear that captures the spirt and fashion sense of the wearer.

Sometimes kids want to dress “fancy”. That could mean wearing a sparkly totebag with jeans or a faux leather jacket.

Here is a full list of collections that were presented:

 Kids the Frog

Sofistafunk the skirt co.



Anzel Paris

Sean John

Mia New York

Mar Mar Copenhagen

Andy & Evan

A. Royale


Moka Collection


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Philadelphia Kids Fashion Week 2017 

Philadelphia Kids Fashion Week presented its fourth production last week in Philadelphia and New York City.
Each fashion season is about a week long and hosts a variety of new designers from around the globe. 

According to PKFW Facebook page

“Philadelphia Kids Fashion Week is geared to children 5 years old to 12 years of age. We are excited to work with designers in the Delaware Valley.”

Fresh Kid Nation staff writer and accessory designer Tiffany Mack attended the event. 

Collections presented  at 28 on 27tb studios include Tyed By Dede, Petidux, New York Collection ,Carrie Pennie, Cool Kids by BKLY Boutique, and Young God Clothing. 

For more info visit Philly Small Business Fashion Week’s website

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