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Editors Note always

This summer review issue was a blast! We had so much fun working with everyone to make this come together. We were lucky enough to build this issue with a great team of people; both inside and outside the the FStyle Team. We cannot make this happen without our community behind us. To everyone who stepped up and worked hard to ensure the success of this issue - I salute you for your time and patience. I can’t thank you all enough! One of the advantages we have at FStyle Magazine is that we are afforded the opportunity to speak with people who are presently redefining our culture. At times - certain life moments make us proud. At times - certain life moments make us sit back, shake our heads, and say “What is this? What are we doing?” These are the moments that we need to not sit back, not shake our heads, but rather take action. We can be the change we want to see in the world! I’m honored to have worked on this issue. FStyle Magazine has 12/F-STYLE CHICAGO /

been about the change makers and the trendsetters that don’t sit back - they are the change. Individuals who are on the very cutting edge, forging a path, and making their own way - not accepting the status quo. We are confident this issue narrates a story of the challenge to success. This issue is dedicated to the re-definers! This issue is dedicated to - the Vic Mensas, the Lawrence Lee Wallaces, the Eric Lanes, the William Edward IIIs, the Semion Hendersons, the Maja Hamptons - of the industry. This issue is dedicated to ones who are the beacons of light in their city - the ones that go beyond dreaming and execute their plan. We see you rising! We hope you continue to grace our pages on your journey to show others the way. IT’S POSSIBLE! Much love to you all - and much respect. Also I have to give a very special thank you to one of the models who I so wish to work with that is not only in the U.S Army and beautiul, but she also is a writer and editor who will be helping t edit the publication moving forward. , thank you Ms. Jasie Kelch you are truly appreciated Marcus Fizer FStyle Magazine


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Our cover model Maja Hampton is breaking boundaries in the fashion world she has overcome obstacles of bullying but did not let it stop her but gave her the strength to want to inspire others to find their inner strength and press forward. See her exclusive interview at www.fstylemagazine.com and get to know her and love her like we do. Symbolism of the golden goddess and the importance

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Social Impact

vic Mensa One must commend Chicago Rapper Vic Mensa for using his platform to show the country the injustice of the Chicago Police as they used bait trucks to entrape African American youth. Never have you seen this done in anyother communities, which further shows

it takes a

just how deep the situation of the injustice African Americans face in this country. Now more than ever we must stay woke, we must start to be proactive instead of always reactive. What I mean by this is simply hold more community town hall meetings, stemming from you community block clubs. Teach your children the 16/F-STYLE CHICAGO /

summer recap


value of money and political power both nationally and international. Have a plan for your home for always finding ways to have passive income stream lines as you make plans to become business owners or investors. Now with these plans we become an political and economic power house that can bring real strategic change and not band aid fixes. This one young man should not have been the only one addressing this issue but we are glad he did.

Now its time for everyone to step up and take their lane in finding solutions long and short. We can do this but it will take effort and commitment.

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Nation of Islam there to help out Kristen Pierce-Sherrod (Daughter of the famed Harold Chicken Resturant business)

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LOVE

Let’s learn about

We all talk about it and when you

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other’s experiences, interests, and attitudes toward life. You want to try things you wouldn’t normally try. This stage is also known as the honeymoon stage. It’s all about flirting, excitement and passion. You feel butterflies in the stomach, your heart beats like crazy and your hormones run wild. This stage is like a fun game and it tends to be everyone’s favorite. Stage 2: Getting serious and settling down. You’re way past the infatuation stage. The love between you is becoming deeper and deeper. You become a couple and commit to each other. You still keep the romance alive, but something has changed. Maybe you’ve moved in together, or even got married and have kids.Making love is still per-


fect, but it’s become more meaningful and profound. You feel cherished, cared for, and protected. And although adult responsibilities just keep piling up, this doesn’t keep you from enjoying love. In fact, you experience love at a whole new level. Now, everything makes sense. It feels like you’ve started a new journey in your life – a journey you want to last forever. Stage 3: Disillusionment. Unfortunately, this is the stage when many couples break up. Things begin to feel off. You’re stuck with your domestic responsibilities – taking care of your kids, paying the bills – a lot of things to worry about. Everything has turned into a routine. You begin to wonder what happened to all those cuddles, kisses, romantic nights, and love feelings. You feel like your partner is taking you for granted. Unimportant things that you didn’t even notice before begin to annoy you.Constant quarrels have taken the place of romance You have mixed feelings which make you doubt if you made the right choice. You may even start resenting each other and want to call it quits. And sadly, that’s what most couples do. Stage 4: A deeper understanding.

If you’ve passed stage 3, consider yourself safe. In this stage, all veils are stripped away. You begin to see each other for who you really are. You gain a deeper understanding of your partner’s problems and insecurities. You acknowledge that they have needs, wishes, and insecurities, just like you. You get better at expressing your needs and desires and you’re more willing to face problems together and work on them. Now, you understand that the real recipe for true love and a meaningful and long-lasting relationship or marriage is mutual understanding, acceptance, and compassion. Stage 5: Moving forward together. Now, that both of you have accepted each other’s weaknesses and imperfections along with your strengths and merits, you’ve decided to work together on the relationship, face all difficulties, and stay together forever. You realize that love is not perfect and it’s never a smooth sailing, but if both of you are headed in the same direction, you’ll always be ready to do your best to keep the love and relationship alive. 31/F-STYLE CHICAGO


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If My Energy alone doesn’t get you

aroused, then I ain’t the One. If My Spirit doesn’t uplift you, then put the connection down. If My Genius doesn’t help you, think deeper then don’t mind Me. If My Passion doesn’t move you, then move past Me. If I don’t help you evolve, then don’t get involved with me. If My LOVE doesn’t open your heart, then don’t fall for Me.

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And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.

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We will be bringing in some of the top glamour, fashion and artistic models from around the nation as well as international models from countries such as: Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, etc, just to name a few to kick off our Workshop series. Shoots will be done in a controlled environment with every photographer getting quality shooting time in the rotation. None of the workshops will be shootouts. These are workshops where photographers can network and learn new techniques....meals, snacks and beverages will always be provided at each workshop. Professional lighting is provided. All you will need is your camera and a pocket wizard (if you have one, if not, there is usually a couple on site to lend out), and you’re all set. The meet-up group is designed to allow photographers to share in the cost of bringing in top modeling talent, so that they can improve their skills in a comfortable environment. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to join. With a mixture of amateur and experienced photographers at all of our events, this provides for great discussions and learning opportunities for all. Models who will be featured in upcoming events as well as those who wish to be considered among the best in the country are also welcomed to join. We will also be holding model development

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Moives/ films / actors

“By Bye Noon” The Official film.. This film focuses on Suicide and Metal Health which is a big problem in America! Here you have Director RipperBrown working side by side with Actor Arch Harmon to Tell the story of a lonely Veteran struggling with PTSD and mental health.. Each day he decides if he will “Live or Die” THE WARNING SIGNS ARE THERE BUT TO MOST THEY’RE INVISIBLE

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The story follows this wildly attractive yet very mysterious character named “Sirius”. Sirius is perceived as the typical ladies’ man, but has a dark past that is ever present. Sirius is incredibly charismatic and has an almost magical gift with people, but his past prevents him from creating friendships or meaningful relationships. This story addresses some issues that have been too taboo to even mention. Sirius has a very complicated relationship with God and border line hatred for organized religion. As a child, he and his mother were thrown out of the church after it came to light his mother was having an affair with the pastor. The result of this leads to a life filled with drugs, prostitution, molestation, and violence. He is envied by the character “Gary” and obsessed by the character “Cynthia”, both are his co-workers. They make it their mission to find out who he really is. 73/F-STYLE CHICAGO


On the Verge

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Eric Lane been a real inspiration for our circle. Recently he was casts for a role in the pilot episode of Fox’s Rel as the character Frank the Barber, which airs Sunday’s at 7:00 p.m. Lane has also appeared in Barbershop, Empire, Chi-Raq the Series, and dozens of other films and TV programs


. He also appeared in the 2006 film Waist Deep, the lead role in the 2008 direct to video film Tactical, and is the main character in the 2014 short film Night Thrasher:RAVE based on the Marvel comics superhero character Night Thrasher directed by Lawrence Lee Wallace. He currently plays the role Black Magnum from the Amazon.com series The Girls & Rodney also directed by Lawrence Lee Wallace. The premiere for the Rel Show was such a special event,at the premiere you saw a sea of family and friends. The who’s who of Chicago all come out to

support this great historic production. But in a humbling exchange with actor Eric Lane stated that “ I could have done more in the industry but I choose to sacrificed for my family, my daughter because I wanted to take care of my family first, my daughter came first.” That was a real moment for that actor. So humble to understand what was more important even with the success he is now gaining. That my friends is a class act. Salute to this actor and we shall continue to follow your progress with support. 75/F-STYLE CHICAGO


E On the Verge

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This young actor is defiantly on the verge! Remember the name. In just a short time, Edward Williams III has climbed the industry leader and has now successfully secured himself to higher L.A. markets. We first met Edward in our production of Sunshine Day directed by Lawrence Lee Wallace but since then this young man has successfully moved around to many productions in Chicago and with his signature Ray Charles impersonation has gained the love of many with this charm, wit and hilarious personality.

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There is so much going on with Edward that we would need three issue just to cover. We were blessed to have this talented actor come to the studio and give us an Exclusive interview for his future project. Make sure you check out WWW.Fstyle Magazine .com

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Giving a special shout out to Actor/Tv host Simeon Henderson on his new talk show. Giving a voice to the people. See the latest celebrity interviews and heart warming stories of the community. Check him out every Thurday’s live on his fb page. Simeon Henderson (MrChicago) 81/F-STYLE CHICAGO


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The Simeon Henderson Show is a new, funny, entertaining and informative show that shows the dynamic range of Chicago’s Actor/TV host Simeon Henderson. F-Style Magazine was fortunate to be invited to one of Henderson’s biggest shows of his first season as he brings Chicago’s own Sandy Redd who has most recently gained national attention with her outstanding performance on The Voice. We got exclusive behind the scenes pictures of this momentous show .

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Simeon’s relationships with is guest are genuine and often times produce great crazy moments that will have you entertained

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Yes, that really is Van Johnson of VH1 “ Black Ink Chicago” . Great Moments and very informative interview you don’t want to miss. Make sure you tune in Thursday’s at 8p as he goes live each week on his FB page and Youtube.

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Michelle Hayes (Hayes Talent Agency) & Rubye Lane owners of Cre8ion Media came to speak to Simeon about their amazing Media Network that gives actors and directors more exposure for their productions.

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One of the things we most like about The Simeon Henderson show is that he is always concerned about the community and providing opportunity to bless individual where he can. This young man is a high school senior and one of his students that expressed interest in being apart of the media field. Hearing this Simeon invited him out to his show and now got the opportunity to work, learn and meet some of his favorite celebrities in the field he plans to be in.

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The behind the scenes production crew, always seeking to perfect the show an bring the community quality programming for the Simeon Hinderson show

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The Simeon Henderson show is a fresh new innovative show that gives a voice to the people. Showing the world that their is a multitude of talent and Simeon show cases the talent and gives a platform to people. Tune in every Thursday at 8p live on both youtube and FB you don’t want to miss emerging new tv talkshow

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Streams of income 10 Businesses You Can Start Under

$100

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of answering to your boss and senior colleagues at work? Annoyed you haven’t gotten the promotion you slaved all year for? Or are you just tired of being under someone. Look no further, self-employment is here and FOR UNDER $100. Self-employment is the surest way to climb to the top at your own rates. You become King or Queen of your empire and don’t have to answer to nobody. No more getting their coffee, finishing up their own work, or doing any other menial jobs. You become your own boss and you will absolutely love it. Now being self-employed is not as difficult or as expensive as you think. Here are 10 business ideas that you can start RIGHT NOW for under $100. Mobile Repair In this era of diversified technology, this is highly sought after. If you have a knack for computers, cell phones, cars etc and you don’t mind driving around to do it, then all you need do is to start, the big bucks will soon start rolling in. Click here on the image below to get started with a cell phone repair business. 2. Blogging This is actually very versatile. You can blog about pretty much anything; food, lifestyle, beauty, fashion, travel, sports the list goes on. All you need to do is to find where you most thrive, concentrate and write. There are plenty of platforms where you can blog on such as your own 100/F-STYLE CHICAGO /

personal website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Vlogging, and more. Also, blogging has so much revenue opportunities like paid partnerships, advertising and sponsorships, guys this is a gold mine. You can learn how to become an Instagram Influencer by clicking here 3. Graphic Design Graphic design is one skill that is needed in the real world. As a freelancer you have multiple opportunities and can work anywhere. Also, if you do not want to work directly with your clients you can create business cards, logos and templates and sell on their related sites. 4. Sell services on Fiverr This is perfect for people who have services they can offer for money. You can sell your services for as low as $5 all the way to $1,000. This can be done virtually. Fiverr offers an immense platform that offers vendors the opportunity to sell their services. The list of services on the site include, graphic design, SEO, social media, marketing, legal consulting, writing, proofreading, online tutoring, video editing, web development, and more! Go On Fiverr 5. Translator Yes that’s right, paying attention to that Spanish class you had in school does pay. With the world being as globally linked as it is today, being a translator is very rewarding. Website and content translation is thriving right now and since their reach is global, if you know some foreign languages, why not consider offering it as a service


you’ll get good money for it. People can make up to $100 on Fiverr just for translating documents. 6. Dropshipping How do you feel about selling simple everyday products WITHOUT HAVING TO FIRST BUY THEM, PHYSICALLY SEE THEM, TOUCH THEM, OR SHIP THEM OUT YOURSELF?! If you like trading and ecommerce but do not actually want to deal with the bulk of the products, then you should consider drop shipping. When a product is requested all you need do is purchase it from the manufacturer and get a delivery company to drop it at your client’s house and as well, at you’re business. A popular Dropshipping website is Aliexpress, where you can setup an online store, place the products on your site, and then when you get an order, you have the supplier send it straight to the buyer’s address. 7. Consulting If you have specialized knowledge/input on certain important things you might as well become a consultant and exchange this knowledge for money. If you have specialized knowledge in fields like SEO, marketing, music, almost anything where you feel you can offer advice and great knowledge to those seeking it, you can consult them and rake in big bucks. 8. Purchase a website or app on Flippa On Flippa, a buy sell marketplace website where you can buy, improve and sell websites and apps at auction or buy it now. Majority

of all the websites and apps are already completed, all it needs is strong marketing and promotion. Whether you’re a developer or an entrpeneur, Flippa is a great website to make money on. 9. Affiliate Marketing Affiliate marketing is definitely one of the easiest ways to make passive income online. First, you find a Affiliate Marketing network, search for products or services that you feel fit your niche or something you have great knowledge in, become a partner, and earn a commission for each sale you help make. The main thing you have to do with Affiliate Marketing is drive lots of traffic to the website or landing page of the product or service you’re selling. There are many affiliate programs all over the net like Clickbank, Amazon, eBay, JVZoo, and more. You can learn how to do Affiliate Marketing by clicking HERE 10. Social Media Manager With a lot of essential platforms, celebrities and important people in the world, social media is a go to. We spend a lot of time on social media anyway, why not make money off of it by just managing someone’s business page. These dignitaries and sites require effective the management of all their social media handles. If this is the job description you want, go for it.

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www.suitedboutique.com I saw that there was a need in my city for my vision and I noticed a niche that needed to be filled. I opened my boutique with the desire to cater to women like myself. Women who want to be themselves without the need to feel like they have to follow the crowd or society’s definition of style. I wanted to create a brand that lets women know that it is okay to be themselves. Suited Boutique encourages women to be fashionable, trendy, and

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For women to express themselves through fashion according to their own standards. Suited Boutique is a play on words where we invite our customers to find something that ‘Suits’ them. Mix and match our pieces to create a style that is unique for you. There is no wrong or right way to get dressed when you dress with Suited Boutique! We offer styles that are exclusive and for just about any occasion! Suited

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