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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Alexis “Fly” Jones

Alexis “Fly” Jones joins Elle Moore in the studio to discuss her quest to find love on Will Packer’s hit reality show, Ready To Love on the OWN network. She joins her cast members from Houston to welcome season four to our great city as we watch them maneuver through multiple dates on a journey to find love.

Alexis was voted one of Houston’s best dressed by Houston Chronicle, the leading newspaper in the market. She has fashion tips for those that are getting back into the dating world which includes several Do’s & Dont’s. She is also a former first lady of a Houston-based church and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority where she spearheads community initiatives. Alexis is a former TV producer of the award-winning Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan where she produced segments with A-list celebrities. Alexis is the founder of Dear Black Son which promotes the positivity of women who are raising minority sons. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she studied Public Relations. 

Our conversation includes remarks about her sassy personality, unique fashion, and dating style. I quiz her about her flirty talk and her background in the church while she advises me on dating attire and what to grab from my closet for a first date. We laugh and chat it up about love, God and keeping a positive self esteem in a world that wants to tear you down. Listen and find love with us on In Their Closet Podcast.

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring 1 Hunnit Gang

Keeno1hunnit and Bagg1hunnit are two up and coming artists from Acres Home, Texas. Currently working on a project [expected to release later this year] with a hit single called “Right Bacc” featuring OTB Fastlane where they exclusively talk about their struggles that they have now overcome and the lifestyle they currently live.

Enjoy this fun interview as we introduce Houston, Texas to a new rap group that will surely be rising as they climb the charts.

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Kris Green

Kris Green is a 20 year radio veteran where he has worked in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Atlanta and currently, is the voice of the Quiet Storm in Houston where he has dominated evenings for over 5 years. On air, Kris is known to the ladies as KG Smooth. Kris is multi-talented as he sings, dances, writes, does vocal production, voiceovers, content creations, host events and entertains. In 2019, he won Houston’s Dancing With The Stars and assisted in raising funds to support local arts. 

October 2020, KG made his TV debut on OWN’s Ready To Love. His charisma, charm, smile, and love for people leads him as a cast favorite and definitely a top pick. KG is the voice of evenings in Houston, but he is seeking love on Oprah Winfrey & Will Packer’s Hit show, Ready to Love which debuted on October 23rd. KG remains the current winner of Dancing With The Stars Houston, in which dancing is one of his hobbies.

Among his hobbies listed above, we learn that fashion is also a passion for Kris. His first impressions look was a Zara fuchsia suit that displayed his confident, bold personality and his abs. We discuss his workout regimen, his voice and if he found love.

The competition of finding love in Houston allows Kris to seek outside help via the OWN network. A man of great conversation goes in depth about the tough talks to have when finding the perfect mate. As a Sapiosexual, we discuss how important a phone call is and the power of sharing thoughts outside of texting.

Tune in to learn much more about Kris

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Reginald Clyde Grant Jr.

Reginald Grant is a father, educator and political commentator in Houston, Texas. Mr. Grant completed his undergraduate degree in political science at Texas Southern University, earned an executive master’s in Public Administration with a focus in public policy from Texas Southern University, and completed his principal certification at Lamar University. He recently completed a principal internship in Aldine ISD. Mr. Grant is a United States Marine Corps veteran, with two tours overseas. He has served as President and Vice-President of several political organizations. As a precinct chairman of several years, he had the opportunity to serve as a state and national delegate. He is a former candidate of an unsuccessful campaign for the Texas State House.

So with that authority and those credentials, I asked my cousin to join me on the podcast to discuss a few last minute key issues that could help voters make their final decision.

We discuss social just reform, school to prison pipeline and why he was still sitting on the fence. We talk about his run as a Republican candidate for the Texas State House and why he chose that party.

This political banter that you will hear between Reginald and I is extremely calm and informative, although bias towards a particular candidate.

I wanted to use my platform to educated, inform and remind you all that Tuesday, November 3rd is the LAST day that you can vote, so please use your voice, the way I am using my own.

My name is Lisah “Elle” Moore, and I approve this message.

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Season Four: In Their Closet Featuring Terry Ann Phillips

Welcome back to Season Four of the podcast. (I apologize for my absence, but there will be another episode and blog discussing my retreat.) What a year 2020 has been! And because of a global pandemic, I was finally able to get my long time online friend to my city and on my show. I would like to introduce you to the fabulous Terry Ann Phillips!

Founded in 2016 in New York, TP is a unique brand with an international and elegant framework.

Each piece is designed with timeless and sophisticated sentiments inspired by the classics with the fierceness of a modern twist.

The growing company embraces a philosophy of God 1st and empowers women all across the world.

TP has been empowering women for more than four years helping to advance their knowledge, skills, entrepreneurial endeavors and love of life itself!

TP is drawn to the chic, voguish and seeks to add a hint of luxuriousness to every woman’s closet.

Travel and exploration are an integral part of the collection and brand. It is a vital inspiration for each piece.

When you shop TP, you shop FABULOUSLY! Ladies I hope you enjoy our candid conversation on God, friendships, but most importantly, on being Saved & Fabulous.

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Season Three: In Their Closet Featuring Howard Grant, April Grant & Tabitha Grant Part 2

Thank you Mad Studios for the new beat on our intro. Now, let’s get down to the Nitty Gritty!

This is a tough episode… Not because it’s hard to hear, but because it’s hard to hear! LOL! It is my fault, the audio was not correct. But move passed that to enjoy a conversation between three daughters and their father, who was also a dogmatic, legalistic preacher.

Along with my Dad, my sisters, April Grant, Tabitha Grant and I discuss our attire and the foundation that groomed our views on fashion today. My father breaks down his background on the scriptures and teachings that fed into his views of how a Christian woman should dress.

Our conversation is full of laughs as we go down memory lane discussing how we became the women we are today from head to toe.

Enjoy!

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Season Three: In Their Closet Featuring Howard Grant Part 1

Howard Grant is a man known by many names but to me, he’s Dad. He joins me on season three of the podcast to discuss the private and dark thoughts that he has held for over thirty years and discusses the consequences that nearly took his life.

Under the leadership of Bishop Johnson, at twenty one years old, Grant led many to Christ. Evangelizing to those in Mexico, Canada, Houston, Temple, Conroe [Texas] until finally settling down with his family of four in a small town in Central Texas. Pastor Grant established churches in Lake Charles and Jennings, Louisiana before becoming a pastor of his own church in the late eighties.

While a ministering at Deliverance Temple Holiness Church in Temple, Texas, Grant was known for his extremely radical services. He moved around the lyrics for songs that were recognized by Jimmy Hendrix fans and reincarnated them into soulful melodies hummed on Sunday mornings.

Members were known to “clock in” for fellowship services that lasted over four to six hours with many expressions on praise and worship. Yet, his dogmatic views on “Homosexuality, Misogyny and Modesty” were just a few reasons that he was highlighted and featured in the Texas Monthly Magazine in the 1980’s and The Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

Members led aggressive street teams to witness to sinners by explaining that they would, “Die and go to Hell” without Christ’s teaching, under Grant’s leadership. This despotic doctrine led members to eventually cast out The Grants from their own church when their pastor was found to be in a controversial position that did not align with the church’s views. Even if it meant removing their own evangelist, congregants were hurt, confused and decidedlysevered all ties with Grant.

Turning to self medicate his inward wounds and feed his personal demons, we soon see how the cloak to blend in and escape God took on a thirty year journey to know how to speak to The Waymaker. With Howard’s voice today, we hear his truth.

More importantly, we speak on God’s forgiveness and never ending love, mercy and grace. We walk away knowing that God will never give up on you even if you have given up on yourself. There are many names that people have called Howard Grant; Judge, Prophet Grant, Baby Unknown Grant, Dad… but it’s not what people call you, it’s how they relate to you.

Dad and I discuss how his interpretation of my dream was the inception of the podcast and how exactly my “Moses Project” came to be. We discuss his years in ministry, his past struggles and how he lost his voice; literally and physically.

We hope that you can relate to my Dad’s story this evening and that you are blessed by the sound of his voice.

Side Note: The song played at the end of the podcast is called, “Like a Good Neighbor” by The Rance Allen Group. The lyrics of this song are a beautiful narrative of the actions that my father experience while experiencing a stroke. It is because of that “good neighbor” that he is well, healthy and alive today. Our family thanks you.

God Bless.

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Season Two: In Their Closet Featuring Closet Chats

As Season Two comes to an end, we leave with a bang!

On this episode of In Their Closet, we speak with Earlene Buggs, Host and Executive Producer of the hit show featured on Facebook, Closet Chats.

Earlene Buggs, Christina Murray and Felicia Henderson are the three host that makeup the Facebook Digital TV show, Closet Chats. Earlene goes into detail about the backstory of the show and shares how her connection with the women came to be. These stunning women have created a lot of buzz as three boss women discussing topics such as “Spotting A Fake Friend”, “Colorism”, “This is America” and more all while in a 3300 square foot closet. Closet Chats airs for up to 20 minutes per episode and the first show debuted on March 8th in honor of Women’s History Day.
The ultimate goal of the show is to discuss topics related to women, family, entertainment and day to day issues. 

Earlene Buggs is referred to as “The Physician” – A girl’s girl and fashionista, Earlene is a wife, mother, and CEO. Her words may cut with honesty, but her genuine spirit & wisdom will have you walking away new and better than ever.

Felicia Henderson is known as “The Philosopher” – Felicia is a dedicated wife, mother, entrepreneur, and the founder of the “Inspire” organization. Her rants may ruffle a few feathers, but you won’t watch an episode without walking away with a new catchphrase or perspective.

Christina Murray is “The Peacemaker” – Christina is the founder of the Boss Lady Network, realtor, and inspirational speaker who spent many years working in ministry. Her experiences are her truth and she means what she says… but always with non-filtered honesty.

While Christina and Felicia were unable to join us in the studio , we did spend a little under an hour talking to Earlene about her Top Drawer Secrets while sharing a little Dirty Laundry. (I refer to it as ‘Dirty Language’ during the podcast, a Freudian Slip, while we were discussing the hate and judgement that some women speak over others.) The ugly truth and taboo subjects are all covered during this nonstop conversation full of extra ideas that will take up more space in your closet.

My favorite quote in this episode is when Earlene says, “Whenever I do something for a person, I ask God to help me forget. And whenever someone does something for me, I ask Him to help me remember.” Earlene, we loved your kind and humble spirit and we are cheering on the success for the new show. Tune in to Closet Chats for more episodes from the ladies!

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Season Two: In Their Closet Featuring GIRL CHAT

Okay ladies, girl chat continues through our Spring Tea Live Podcast! The ladies got together with me to spill the tea on hot topics like “How to Network Your Business”, “How To Communicate When Friends Have A Misunderstanding”, “Travel Ideas” and so much more!

We spill the tea in a way that keeps women growing and prospering. Lets change the misconception on how women speak to each other, with each other and about each other. Our Girl Chat changes the narrative on how women can mend damaged friendships, accepting your friends flaws and walking away from toxic people.

How do you address your friends when there has been a misunderstanding? On the podcast one of my girlfriends addresses a misunderstanding with ME during our twenty year friendship. Listen to these fun conversations where we tackle different options for restoring good girl relationships.

Enjoy!

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Season Two: In Their Closet Featuring Rashid Floyd of Nelson Balka

On this special edition of Couture Careers, meet Rashid Floyd.

I met this young man over twenty years ago at a fraternity party in the summer of 1995. College parties were the norm and after crossing paths multiple times that summer, we became friends before he escaped to play basketball in Mobile, Alabama.

Rashid Floyd is the designer of the brand, Nelson Balka. During this podcast, Floyd walks us through the story behind his label’s name and introduces us to the man who represented it.

“NB” Nelson Balka, is an up and coming fashion house based in Houston, TX.  It’s fashionable street-chic couture line is inspired by a mix of American and European cultures.  Nelson Balka is a luxury brand created by American designer and entrepreneur Rashid A. Floyd.  
Using the name of his beloved late grandfather Nelson Balka, Mr. Floyd founded and established NELSON BALKA CLOTHING in the spring of 2009.  Mr. Floyd credits his sense of style to his late grandfather.  Born in 1913, Nelson Balka, the man, was synonymous with class, style and sophistication.  Mr. Floyd interprets his classic and unique style to create a casual, yet sophisticated collection for the young, fashion forward socialite. The brand has quickly garnered the attention of celebrities, professional athletes and entertainers.
The timeless and unmistakable  “NB” logo is a staple of the brand that will be recognized the world over.

During the podcast, we quickly learn about the trials and error of building a company from the ground up as well as the fancy footwork and many hands involved in the popularity of growing the designer’s label. Rashid salutes the movers and shakers in Houston, like Slim Thug, that helped influence his brand and propel it to it’s initial height during it’s introduction phase. He gives insight about life’s challenges that affected Nelson Balka’s delay in the years that followed and speaks on a recent momentum of “By Way of Houston”.

Floyd also discusses his past career choices and walks us through his early days when he began to build his resume. We learn about his work ethic, his versatility as a boy from the country and a man in the city and how that has guided his determination and drive. On the road to success, the journey takes twist and turns. Listen as Rashid share’s God’s design for his life.