Melody, or Mel as her friends call her, is a Social Work Major at the University of Houston Downtown and a friend of mine. I invited her on the show to help me respond to the many questions I am often asked for advice on subjects that effect women and relationships. Because Mel’s field of expertise is advocating for people, their social behavior and understanding their physiological perspective, she is the excellent choice for helping others cope with their everyday problems. Mel and I also discuss her new relationship and how dating is in 2017. Lastly, Miss Hall divulges a huge confession on the podcast that makes her dating life extremely complicated and sensitive. I share my feedback about her new boyfriend… We have a fun conversation about women friendships, love, goals and marriage. Join the conversation and share your own advice with us!
George Bustos is a Houston Realtor who discusses the current market after Hurricane Harvey. He speaks about investing in homeownership and rental properties as well as the changes that are occurring to make Houston a valuable place to invest. We also probe further to discuss George’s personal closet when attending closings, showing homes and just relaxing on the weekend. He gives his preference on how a woman he dates should dress and we have fun discussing the single life. Join the conversation with “Jay” and Elle as we return from the storm stronger and better after the natural disaster that rocked our city.
Jay McClain is Houston’s Go To Celebrity Stylist! His concierge service is requested by the likes of Houston’s royalty including Crystal Wall, Queenie, Just Brittany, Troublesum, Zoe Camby and John & Aventer Gray. We talk about the relevance of social media, being famous and why it is so important to be true to yourself. Whether he is reworking the closet for Reshonda Tate Billingsley or conducting photo shoots, this man is always working behind the scenes! Jay shares a touching moment about his mother, Momma Joyce, and how he earned his work ethic. He tells us the story of how his name came to be and upcoming details about his new business venture. While working with celebrities like Nene Leakes, Tami Roman, Meeka Claxton, Candice Ford, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and many others, Jay shares why he isn’t a typical “YES” man to his clients. He is motivational, encouraging and authentic. He offers me an “off the cuff” styling consultation for meeting with dignitaries and also shares advice for whoever is dressing Aretha Franklin… Jay keeps it all the way real on this week’s podcast and we love him for who he truly is! Enjoy this series on #MenInFashion.
In this episode of In Their Closet we speak to Founder and CEO of Senoj Models, Carnell Jones. He discusses his concept for “No Pay No Runway” and how he began to manage models. We speak about experienced models vs. others and how women can have a successful career in Houston, Texas. Carnell also explains body type, tattoos and discrimination in the fashion industry. He also explains runway fashion and the differences between catalogue fashion. Lastly, he describes dating in 2017 and his personal preference for her attire and how he likes to dress her. We learn a lot from a man’s perspective and the insight about a Black woman’s worth on the magazine cover in America. We celebrate #MenInFashion with the next series of conversations, listen and enjoy their perspective of the fashion industry.
On this episode of In Their Closet we speak to Plus Size Model, Nicole Rhocherlyn , her stylist, Kimberly Knecole and Chef Rae of Kouture Kuisine for a panel discussion on Full Size vs. Plus Models. We talk about how each of the women gained their weight in the past, what they have done to try to lose the weight and the extremes they have gone to. In detail, we discuss attire, how to purchase clothes online and stores that carry full size trendy items. Nicole discusses how she became a model for Ashley Stewart and her desire to flaunt her curves.
In this episode of In Their Closet, we speak with Passport Cutty immediately following her Houston Book Tour. We discuss shoe shopping, her favorite inexpensive boutiques and the return policy of stores that she frequents. She breaks down her wardrobe malfunction during the party and shares her secret to perfect hair. Cutty is the author of, “The M in Man is for Money” and we identify different mistakes that women make when dating. In her book she shares personal stories of dating generous men, broke men, men who have access to nice things that don’t belong to them and in great detail explains why you can learn from her mishaps. She expresses why it is so important to talk over the phone and why she would not date a guy if he couldn’t speak more than he could text. Lastly, I ask her a question that no one else has yet to ask on the book tour!
Lesleigh Robertson is the owner of Desired Projections and affectionately known as “The HR Diva”. We discuss work appropriate attire including hair, cleavage and pencil skirts. Lesleigh also discusses the backstory behind her company’s history and how to organically mix business and friendships. We talk in depth about her experiences with friendships vs. opportunists and why she raps Drake’s “No New Friends”. Does social media have you thinking you have friends in your head? We discuss this and so much more on this evening’s podcast!
Joi Venison is a wife, mother, attorney, motivational speaker and super entrepreneur! She is the successful owner of Superweave Express, This Really Werks and Caliente Express. While she wears many hats, she is always a doll. We talk about her personal style before and after her baby and how her style has adapted through her career changes. She also gives me some pointers about my new business and mentions the local boutiques in Houston that she supports as well as her favorite IG online stores. We discuss the “Glow Up” and what success can do to friendships as well as how to protect yourself when doing business with friends.
In this episode we speak with Men’s Fashion Extraordinaire, Mattie Harvey. Mattie shares her secret to staying fine and looking beautiful. We speak on her personal “sexy-classy” style and how much her husband adores her fashion risk. We talk about her future projects with daughter Madison, reality television, and philanthropy. Lastly, we discuss her relationship with her best friend of over twenty years!
Makeup Artist and Skin Expert Brandi Holmes stops by the studio to discuss being a Preachers Kid (“PK”) and having a foundation with godly principles. We talk about Religion Vs. Relationship and how our attire reflects how we represent our faith. We discuss in great detail the definition of the word “friend” and how supportive women are in her industry. Lastly, we talk about her future husband and her firm decision to not have children.