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Newsletter Fall 2019

M Designs M Designs is a bridal presentation service. Service began in 1997. I took a class in a college affiliated extra course to learn about the construction of clothing. I look at the way a designer designs clothing and later how a human body wears them. It is a work of art for many just to see. I learned about a bridal wear information business who does all the needs of a person who wants the full package. I saw I was not alone except, certain ones cater to a specific area in fashion.

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Something For All Wedding Industry-Nigeria Long Term Career Politicians Fashion-Bridal Entertainer Shares Beauty Tips Holiday Events Thansgiving-New Years Eve


The cost of rent in the U.S., particularly in certain metro areas, is too darn high.

Nearly half of U.S. rental households are spending more than the recommended 30% of their income on rent, according to a report from Apartment List. (The national rate went from 49.5% in 2017 to 49.7% in 2018.)

And according to Apartment List, “in 19 of the nation’s 25 largest metros, a household earning the median renter income would be cost-burdened by the median rent. Of the 100 largest metros, the median renter would be burdened in 64 metros.�


Among the biggest metros in the U.S., Miami has the highest cost burden rate at 62.7% — this means that 62.7% of its renters are spending more than the recommended 30% on rent. Not far behind is New Orleans at 60.1% The two largest metros in the U.S. by population, New York and Los Angeles, are at 52.2% and 56.9% respectively. Given their size, NYC and LA house the highest number of cost-burdened individuals.

Weddings in Nigeria-A Booming Industry Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)As the year draws to a close, wedding season in Nigeria begins. Getting married in Africa's most populous country is big business and said to be worth millions of dollars, according to market research group, TNS Global. Nigerian wedding can cost up to $9,460-$13,515 with guest lists matching the super-sized budgets. Some weddings in the country cater for an average of 1000 guests. "You can have five million Naira ($13,869.65) at one end of the spectrum, 20 million Naira ($55,478.60) in the middle and it can even get as high as 100 million Naira ($277,393)," prominent wedding planner Funke Bucknor tells CNN.


When the son of one of Africa's richest women, Folorunsho Alakija, got married in June, he had a lavish $6 million wedding at the prestigious Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom. UK media reported that the ceremony featured one million roses by celebrity florist Jeff Leatham, a 12ft-tall cake and a performance by American artist Robin Thicke in the $43,000 venue.

Fastest growing industry? The wedding industry is considered one of the major contributors to Nigeria's economy. It is credited for creating entire industries that didn't exist or were previously unprofitable, such as makeup artists and luxury toilet hire companies. Nigeria recently played host to the largest wedding related gathering in Africa, Wed Festival attracting around 10,000 attendees. Weddings in Africa are big business The wedding business in Africa "The wedding industry has played a huge role in makeup artistry and it's something we should be thankful for," says Jide of St. Ola, a celebrity makeup artist who says he charges a minimum of $1000 for bridal makeup. Fashion designers have also benefited hugely from Nigeria's wedding boom. In previous years, wealthy brides would travel abroad to buy their wedding gowns but they are now turning to homegrown designers such as Mai Atafo and Ogugua Okonkwo of Style Temple. It has also become fashionable for Nigerian couples to create hashtags around their weddings. Social media savvy couples want their weddings to trend on the various platforms such as Instagram and that means creative images, which can cost up to $1500 to $5000, according to wedding photographer Bayo Lawson. Big budget brides Some believe the trend for grand weddings in the country is driven by a desire to appear on aspirational online blogs and wedding magazines such as Bellanaija and Aisle Perfect where society weddings are featured regularly. "Aisle Perfect caters to tasteful, glamorous weddings so I can see how it has fueled some of the desire," says editor-in-chief, Kunbi Odubogun. "I think it's more of a mutually- fed relationship of demand and supply."


The multibillion hair industry in Africa In 2014, Nigerians spent $440 million on haircare. Top Economies Oil, Energy, and Nigeria: Africa's top country for retailers to set up shops In a country where shoppers love their malls, 43% of retailers believe consumer spending in their stores is on the rise. Source: CNN

Long Term Career Politicians Are ALL Proven CORRUPT. FACT I was reading an article about a recent passing of a former leader of Detroit, Mi, Mr. Roy Conyers. A responder said the above so I decided to write a article. In my lifetime I have noticed state, city and national leaders during my late teens. And later in my early-mid years I participated in a presidential campaign entertainment program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. I and a family member and the veteran vocalist daughter were their singers and this is when I met a presidential candidate. This was the extent. Then in 2007 I heard about the former POTUS, Barack Obama who in the words of former president Mr. Bush said in his voice that "President Obama ran a well organized campaign." In this era, I was able to learn so much more and be involved in a community and state way. In college several years ago, the teacher gave an assignment about term limits for leaders and many said

Fashion Bridal


Shares What She Learned About Beauty From Reality TV THE SINGER EXPLAINS HOW A BEAUTY DRAWBACK HELPED HER GAIN A MUCH-NEEDED SKILL.

I have taken a article and placed it here for individuals who are interested and are in various careers.

What are some of the things that you gravitate towards when you’re putting your face on?

Most of the time I would always have a neutral lip, but lately I have gotten more into red. A lot of


people don’t know this about me, but I named myself after Ruby Woo, the MAC lipstick. I would mix it up with other colors and people would ask, ‘What’s that on your lips?’ I would say, ‘Oh, that’s a little Jessie Woo.’ I love eyeshadows in blues, greens, purples. Because I think when you’re dark skinned, a lot of times we’re told not to do colors. The darker you are, the more colors you should do, because it stands out more. What is probably the best thing that you’ve learned when it comes to beauty or hair from being on reality TV?

They don’t do your hair and sometimes you’ll be lucky to get a good makeup artist, so know your shade in all brands. I know MAC is a brand most makeup artists use. So I know I’m NW 50. Whether it’s Black Opal, whether it’s Black Radiance, I can spot my shade. When I was doing reality TV, there would be times when makeup artists would come in, and I would still have to do my own makeup. I did my own makeup a lot, and thank goodness it came out good on screen because I’m not a makeup artist.

1 M·A·C Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo 02 Anastasia Beverly Hills Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette 03 Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Mocha Mami 04 Juvia's Place The Afrique Eyeshadow Palette 05 Black Radiance Color Perfect Foundation Stick

You always seem like you’re having fun with your beauty. That video with your wig off?!

Okay, that’s so funny ’cause that video I did about Bold Hold, that went viral. I didn’t expect for it to hit so many people, but it was just so funny because that’s really how I do my wig. I talk to myself. It’s an experience. Getting ready is an experience for me. I love it.

Where does that confidence come from?


My mom always said Jessica just always walked to the beat of her own drum. I’ve always been somebody who’s going to be me. And being me is being goofy, being me is being sometimes serious. I’m a cancer, I’m very moody. Yes, I can be funny, but I can also be glam too. But then I can turn down really quickly. That’s just who I am.

Is there any really crazy or eclectic style that you’ve always kind of wanted to try with your hair?

I think that I should definitely do more short styles, because it shows my face more. And in my video for “Vacation” I did a high ponytail, and I loved that. I do want to rock my natural hair more too. When I take my wig off, people are surprised that I have a lot of hair. It’s about to be 2020, and a lot of people still think that just because you were a weave it means that you’re baldheaded and that’s not true. A lot of us just wear weave because it’s protective, and my hair has grown a lot because I just left it alone. But for the fall I want to try goddess locks like Scottie Beam.

Holiday Events Thanksgiving thru New Years Eve

Presenters from across the region are gearing up to make this year holiday season a celebratory one! Check our Holiday Guide for shows, concerts and holiday activities and starting planning today!


The Alden, Mario the Maker Magician

Arts on the Green, Kourosh Taie - Labor of Love, A Comedy Magic Show

Arts on the Green, Little Red's Most Unusual Day

Arts on the Green, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

BalletNova presents The Nutcracker

The Barns at Wolf Trap, Sutton Foster

Mason's Center for the Arts, Aquila Theatre: 1984

DC Arts Center (DCAC), ROOM: 27 Minutes; You as empath

Folger Theatre, Amadeus

Ford's Theatre, A Christmas Carol

GALA Hispanic Theatre, Que las hay... las hay. Believe It or Not!

Hill Center, Kids Euro Festival: Frog Pond, A Finnish Dance Performance (Ages 4-12)

Hylton Center, Aquila Theatre: The Odyssey

Keegan Theatre, Airness


Kennedy Center, Balancing Bodies

Kennedy Center, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

Kennedy Center, EGG-tion HERO

Kennedy Center, Get'm

Kennedy Center, Kid Prince and Pablo

Kennedy Center, RenĂŠe Fleming VOICES: Joyce DiDonato

Kennedy Center, Shear Madness

Kennedy Center, Family Look-In: The Magic Flute

Kennedy Center, Janeane Garofalo

Kennedy Center, Nick Offerman

Kennedy Center, No Such Thing as a Fish

Kennedy Center, NSO Music for Young Audiences: Peter and Friends

Kennedy Center, WNO: 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner: Soloman Howard in Concert

Mosaic Theater Company, Theory


National Theatre, Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

National Theatre, John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons

Olney Theatre, Singin' In The Rain

Olney Theatre, A Christmas Carol

Prologue Theatre, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Publick Playhouse, Dino Babies

Reston Community Players, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Round House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Signature Theatre, A Chorus Line

Signature Theatre, Escaped Alone

Signature Theatre, Soul Divas

Signature Theatre, Escaped Alone - Discussion Night

SPAIN arts & culture, Spotlight on Contemporary Spanish Theater: Women Dramatists

Theater J, Edward Albee's Occupant


Theatre Lab, Belters Workshop (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

WNO: The Magic Flute

WNO: Otello

Wolf Trap, Modern Warrior Live

Wolf Trap, Sutton Foster

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Bowen McCauley Dance Co. Presents an Encore Performance

Mason's Center for the Arts, Taj Express

Mason's Center for the Arts, RUBBERBANDance Group

Dance Place, Anikaya

Dance Place, SOLE Defined

Dance Place, Baakari Wilder & Kerri Edge

GALA Hispanic Theatre, Fuego Flamenco XV: Entresueño - Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company

GALA Hispanic Theatre, Fuego Flamenco XV: Raíz de 4 - Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame (Spain)


Hylton Center, Taj Express

Jane Franklin Dance - Mix It Up

Splatter - Jane Franklin Dance

Kennedy Center, Atlanta Ballet: The Nutcracker

Kennedy Center, Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

Korean Cultural Center DC, 1,000 years of Sound and Movement

Publick Playhouse, Philadanco!

Publick Playhouse, Philadanco!

Strathmore, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Music The Alden, LARD Dog & The Band of Shy

The Alden, Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park: Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers

AMP, Nella


AMP, Arturo O'Farrill

AMP, The Small Glories

AMP, Petty Coat Junction

AMP, Fresh AIR: Artist in Residence Class of 2020 Preview Concert

Anderson House, Contemporary Ensemble

The Apollo Orchestra with Carter Brey, Cellist

Arlington Cultural Affairs, De Sanguashington - Groovin On the Pike

Arts on the Green, DĂ­a de los Muertos - Understanding a Beloved Mexican Tradition through Music

Atlas Presents: Baby Beats with Max and Root

Atlas Presents: Cecily Salutes DC

The Barns at Wolf Trap, Chamber Music at The Barns: Escher String Quartet and Jason Vieaux

The Barns at Wolf Trap, John Eaton

The Barns at Wolf Trap, Leo Kottke

The Barns at Wolf Trap, Max Weinberg's Jukebox


The Barns at Wolf Trap, Newmyer Flyer

The Barns at Wolf Trap, The Silkroad Ensemble

The Barns at Wolf Trap, The Quebe Sisters

The Barns at Wolf Trap, Trace Bundy

BlackRock, Tula's Halloween Cabaret & Disco

BlackRock, Tali Rubinstein

BlackRock, Joshua Davis

BlackRock, Metropolitan Klezmer

Mason's Center for the Arts, The Four Seasons

Mason's Center for the Arts, Virginia Opera Company: Il Postino

Mason's Center for the Arts, A Chanticleer Christmas

Choral Arts Society of Washington: DĂ­a de los Muertos featuring Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem

Congressional Chorus: Nevertheless, She Persisted . . .


DC Concert Orchestra Society (DCCOS), Romantic Masterworks

DC Concert Orchestra Society (DCCOS), DC Concert Orchestra Society: Chamber Music Concert

DC Concert Orchestra Society (DCCOS), Chamber Music Master Classes

Dumbarton Concerts, Mark G Meadows & The Movement, Featuring Rochelle Rice

Embassy Series, Richard Lin, Violin Chih Chen, Piano

Embassy Series, Embassy of Afghanistan: Elham Fanoos, piano

FMMC: Arioso Chorale

FMMC: Avanti Orchestra

FMMC: Friday Concert Series

FMMC: Friday Concert Series

FMMC: Greenspring Concert Series

Gandhi Memorial Center, Santoor and Tabla with Vinay Desai and Monir Hossain

Hylton Center, Matinee Idylls: Brass 5

Hylton Center, The Crooked Road On Tour


Kennedy Center, WORLD STAGES—The Manganiyar Seduction

Kennedy Center, Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Cantus

Kennedy Center, NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Fall Concert

Kennedy Center, The Kojo Odu Roney Experience featuring Antoine Roney

Kennedy Center, Jason Moran and The Bandwagon + Ingrid Laubrock, Black Stars

Kennedy Center, Dorado Schmitt and The Django Festival Allstars

Korean Cultural Center DC, Wandering Melodic Road by the Tune

Korean Cultural Center DC, Reggae Meets Korean Pansori

The Kreeger Museum, Washington National Opera Young Artist Program Recital

Library of Congress, Midori, violin & Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Library of Congress, A Cabaret Evening with Norm Lewis

Library of Congress, Chopin: the Raphael of the Piano

Library of Congress, Irish Chamber Orchestra


Library of Congress, Leila Josefowicz, violin & John Novacek, piano

Library of Congress, José André Trio

Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra with Leon Fleisher

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Polaris Piano Trio

Montpelier Arts Center, Akua Allrich

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Cultural Capital: 19 the Musical

National Philharmonic: ARRIVAL FROM SWEEDEN. The Music of ABBA

National Philharmonic: Voices of Light, Richard Einhorn's oratorio to the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc

National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale: Voices of Light, Richard Einhorn's oratorio to the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc

NSO: Noseda conducts Tristan and Isolde—Act II with Gould and Goerke

NSO: Fleming and Gilfry in an NSO co-commission / Noseda conducts Also sprach Zarathustra

NSO: Noseda conducts a dance-inspired program / Bar-Josef plays Piazzolla

NSO: Urbański conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth / De la Salle plays Chopin


National Theatre, Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries

Potter Violins, Main Street Chamber Players

Publick Playhouse, A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, DĂ­a de los Muertos

Strathmore, Molly Joyce

Strathmore, Pardon My French!

Strathmore, Holidays in Harmony

Strathmore, An Evening with Chris Thile

Strathmore, Afternoon Tea

Washington Bach Consort: At Home with Bach

Washington Bach Consort: At Home with Bach

Washington Balalaika Society, From Baikal To Brazil

Washington Balalaika Society, From Baikal To Brazil

Washington Performing Arts: Taipei Symphony Orchestra


Washington Performing Arts: Zoltán Fejérvári

Washington Performing Arts: Amjad Ali Khan

Wolf Trap, Amy Helm

Wolf Trap, Brian Newman

Museums AU Museum at the Katzen, Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection

AU Museum at the Katzen, Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin

AU Museum at the Katzen, ARCADIA: The Clyde's Murals by William Woodward

AU Museum at the Katzen, Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor

AU Museum at the Katzen, Dark World: Photographs by Frank Hallam Day

AU Museum at the Katzen, Michal Heiman's Radical Link: A New Community of Women, 18552020

Dumbarton Oaks, Asian Art from the Bliss Collection

Dumbarton Oaks, Ornament: Fragments of Byzantine Fashion


Dumbarton Oaks, Gallery Talk - Roman, Coptic, Byzantine, Islamic: Defining Community in Medieval Egypt

The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library, Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection

Library of Congress, Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress, Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

National Archives, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Geographic, WOMEN: A Century of Change

National Geographic, Becoming Jane

National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Ave Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Shaw Neighborhood Library


Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Mt Pleasant Library

Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Americans

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Nation to Nation

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Our Universes

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Return to a Native Place

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, The Great Inka Road

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Gallery Tours

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Section 14: The Other Palm Springs

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Installation of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, In Mid-Sentence


National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, One Life: Marian Anderson

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Storied Women of the Civil War Era

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Recent Acquisitions

Postal Museum, None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers

Source Courtesy of CNN https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/15/africa/nigerian-wedding-industry/index.html Courtesy of CNN https://edition.cnn.com/specials/africa/africa-view Courtesy of Essence https://www.essence.com/beauty/beauty-products-tools/jessie-woo-talks-beauty-and-realitytv/ Courtesy of Culture, Humanities CultureCapital is a program of Humanities -DC,1140 3rd Street NE ¡ Washington DC 20002 Courtesy of Yahoo News https://money.yahoo.com/rent-high-america-housing-133403276.html The rent is just too darn high in these U.S. cities, by Adriana Belmonte Associate Editor Designers shown: Contact for information Disclosure-Some bridal designs here are courtesy of other designers due to my field of bridal, if I see a desired look, you may see it here.


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