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Howard University Alumnus’ International Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Makes U.S. Debut at Black Hollywood

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ochulo, an international Fashion and Lifestyle brand based in Nigeria, will make their U.S. debut during Howard University's homecoming at the legendary Social Architects' Black Hollywood extravaganza. This engaging fashion experience entitled, "The People's Paradise," presents Ochulo's revolutionary men's and women's fashions. The magic will unfold on Friday October 20, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in NW Washington, D.C.

Taking place in the Congressional Ballroom at 10:30 p.m., with a festive procession led by West African Percussion Orchestra, Farafina Kan, America gets their first close-up look at Ochulo's unique designs, bold cutting edge makeup, chic accessories, and rare art that push the boundaries of fashion and lifestyle design as we know it.

Tickets range from $20 - $75 and are available at Black Hollywood.

Products are available for viewing and purchase at

From Africa to the World, The People's Paradise will celebrate an appreciation for Africa and the global culture of fashion.

While in Washington D.C. founders Joe Philip Nzewunwah and Nwaji Jibunoh will be guest lecturers at Howard's School of Business discussing e-commerce/eBusiness and featured in the Howard University Alumni Fashion Show brunch; after which they head to NYC to visit the fashion district.

Ochulo is an international online shopping platform with an "African made & designed" mantra that started its journey in March 2017. Founded by Joe Philip Nzewunwah; former Wall Street investment banker, Howard University & Wharton Business School alum and co-founded by Nwaji Jibunoh, Howard University alum and highly experienced management consultant. Both have extensive international and local market experience providing investment advice to large multinationals and start-up SMEs.


Social Architects'
Black Hollywood Event

Please contact us to reserve event press passes.


Black Hollywood - The People's Paradise

WHO: Ochulo Lifestyle

Friday - October 20, 2017
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.


Renaissance Hotel 999 Ninth
Congressional Ballroom
Street Northwest, Washington, D.C, 20001

TICKETS: $20 - $75


More information:

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Announcing – Total DIY Business and Design Solutions for Fashion Designers

DETROIT, Mich. -- StartMyLine (, a website specializing in fashion business tools, fashion design software and help articles, officially launches today with the goal to empower beginners and aspiring fashion designers with total DIY solutions to help them successfully break into the fashion industry.

Going beyond help and how-to articles, has actual tangible products that directly, aid in giving aspiring designers the ability to design their own clothing lines, a step by step course to guide them through setting up their own professional fashion label plus manufacturing contacts who can make their clothing.

Even beginners that can't draw will find solace in working with their easy to use fashion design software system Digital Fashion Pro. Digital Fashion Pro gives users the ability to create professional digital fashion sketches that will help in the development and production of their clothing lines. The all-new Digital Fashion Pro 9 is officially releasing today as well.

"It is the most powerful and easy to use version yet as it comes with more tutorials and more clothing templates," says StartMyLine marketing director John Thomas.

"We have been helping aspiring fashion designers and beginners for over 13 years through our legacy website We are now truly excited to start the next chapter of empowering people to be able to pursue their passion for fashion through our new website and our all-new Digital Fashion Pro 9," said Michael Harper, President of Operations. "Our goal is to offer our clients real resources that can quickly and effectively increase their skill level as it relates to navigating the fashion industry as a designer or clothing line owner."

About StartMyLine: is a U.S.-based web company under Harper Arrington Publishing LLC that specializes in fashion business tools; fashion books and fashion design software. The mission of StartMyLine is to empower and help the next generation of designers, and clothing line startups succeed in the world of fashion. serves clients and the fashion community at large in over 50 countries.

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John Thomas or Lance Smith

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Whiteflash Re-Certified for ISO 9000 for the Sixth Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and fine designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been recertified for ISO 9000 for the sixth consecutive year. International Standards Organization (ISO) certification requires documented and audited practices promoting top level quality control and continual improvement. Whiteflash is one of very few retail jewelers in the world to be certified for ISO 9000.

Quality expectations for buyers in this industry sector are significantly elevated. In addition to producing and selling products of very high dollar value, the diamond engagement rings that Whiteflash delivers are of utmost emotional importance to their customers. Quality control is therefore a critical element for success. A CUT ABOVE(R) super ideal diamonds, available exclusively at Whiteflash, attract discriminating customers from all over the world who expect elite level diamond performance as well as impeccable jewelry craftsmanship.

In the words of Whiteflash COO Eliezer Eber, "Our customers are some of the most knowledgeable diamond and jewelry buyers in the world. Adopting ISO 9000 in our business has been instrumental to our success. It provides us a roadmap for capturing efficiencies, building our team, and consistently delivering a brilliant experience to our customers and vendors alike."

Whiteflash VP Bryan Boyne adds, "In my view, the most powerful aspect of ISO 9000 is continual improvement. ISO enables us to continually reduce our rate of quality issues, and the associated financial and reputational costs. Those resources can then contribute to customer satisfaction and propel our growth rather than limiting it."

Having first achieved ISO certification in 2010, Whiteflash has successfully passed annual surveillance audits and full-certification audits consistently since that time. This year's audit was the latest thorough re-certification review, which is required every three years. Each year ISO Certified companies must demonstrate continued improvement of their systems and document their progress. Measures of success include shortened processing and delivery times, reduction in product non-conformities, and a higher customer satisfaction rate.

Whiteflash actively monitors customer feedback in a variety of ways including direct customer surveys and tracking third party customer reviews on sites such as Yelp, iVouch, and Google Reviews. In keeping with ISO principles, the recent launch of the Whiteflash mobile-first responsive website was an example of a long-term project involving hundreds of improvements made in collaboration with customers. Mr. Eber explained, "Feedback from customer surveys and a specially assembled focus group were critical to the successful roll out of this complex and vitally important project."

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE(R) Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the "Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcome visitors to their Houston jewelry store located in Sugar Land Town Square.

Whiteflash is a member of the American Gem Society and recipient of the BBB 2016 Winner of Distinction Award.

For more information, log onto or call toll free 877-612-6770.

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EMRG Media is proud present its fourth annual Event Planner Expo this fall at the Metropolitan Pavilion

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Event Planner Expo is the premier tradeshow in the events and hospitality industry and will take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 5, 2016, at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. This year the expo will surpass its past years. It will be bigger and better while providing great opportunities to all that are present.

The Event Planner Expo is the place to be to connect with all the greatest event planning professionals, venues, and event services this year. It is the largest, most exciting tradeshow NYC has to offer for all those in the industry and others looking to book events within the year.

With over 2,500 attendees and 145 vendors exhibiting, there is no shortage of relationships that can be made and lead to future partnerships. These vendors represent the top in the business such as The Edison Ballroom, One World Observatory, Neuman's Kitchen, Ben & Jerry's, The Foundry, Laduree, Victorian Gardens, Barclays Center, Butterfly Bakeshop and much more!

The Event Planner Expo will leave you inspired to be innovative with the current trends and dive into planning. This day will leave you with the knowledge of how to take your business or your future event to the next level.

This is a powerful way to show off your business and make valuable connections. Being at the expo will increase your company's exposure, making it well known to the decision makers who are ready to spend their huge budgets on different events. Attendees will network with tons of individuals in the industry increasing their contact list and creating more business.

Not only is The Event Planner Expo perfect for making connections, but there is also a speaker series full of industry celebrities ready to give attendees valuable advice. This year's speakers include Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and former Marketing Director at Facebook and Lauren Kay, style editor of The Knot. These expert speakers have years of experience and will be sharing information to give you insight towards success.

The Event Planner Expo 2016 is an event not to be missed!

General admission tickets start at $45 per person, and can be purchased at:

About EMRG Media:

EMRG Media ( is a premier, full-service marketing, event planning and publishing firm based in Manhattan. Over the last fifteen years, EMRG Media has garnered public acclaim and recognition as an innovative, corporate event marketer with an impressive roster of clients. Its exclusive corporate client base includes names such as Casio, Barclays, Ruder Finn, Conde Nast Publications and the Alzheimer's Foundation.

For more information about The Event Planner Expo, visit:

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Kelly Zinke purchases Stoltz Image Consulting from Elaine Stoltz, will move StoltzZinke studio to 4961 So. Hulen on Oct. 1, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas -- After launching Stoltz Image Consulting nearly 30 years ago to offer personal styling services to executives and professionals in North Texas and beyond, Elaine Stoltz, AICI CIM, master image, wardrobe and make-up consultant, will sell her business to her colleague of six years, Kelly Zinke. The transaction closes on October 1, 2016.

"In the life of any business, succession provides an infusion of energy and excitement as well as promise for the future," said Ms. Stoltz. "Kelly will sustain the values and philosophies that created our respected brand: a common passion for positive first impressions and a dedication to assuring clients know which colors and styles enhance their own natural beauty and reflect their singular, unique personalities."

After building her business over the past three decades, Elaine Stoltz decided to sell the assets as a way to assure the legacy continues while reducing her own day-to-day involvement. Ms. Stoltz will continue to provide image consulting to at StoltzZinke's new studio, by appointment.

Recently rebranding the enterprise as StoltzZinke Image Consulting to reflect Ms. Zinke's principal role, the team will move in early October from their current location at 2800 South Hulen Street to a new studio at 4961 South Hulen Street in Fort Worth 76132, in the Heritage Square Shopping Center. Ms. Zinke selected the new location to offer greater convenience and expand services. Within blocks of Chisholm Trail Parkway and I-820, the studio will have parking just steps from the front door.

"This brand new, remodeled space includes a Style Room, our popular StoltzZinke custom cosmetic and skin care products and all our style and wardrobe services," stated Ms. Zinke.

She said they will be adding a new, premium cosmetic line, more Vitamin C products, and a number of additional options, including:
* A to Z Packing Services -- for business trips, extended vacations or weekend get-aways.
* Closet Transformations -- an extensive closet organization service to take your closet from disorganized disaster area to clean, fun and functional!
* Corporate First Impressions - for executives, both men and women.
* Existing to Exciting -- Go from chaos to classic or zany to Zen with services to help new outfits emerge from what you didn't realize you already have in your wardrobe.
* Signature Shopping Services - personal attention to help find your signature style.

StoltzZinke Image Consulting, founded as Stoltz Image Consulting in 1989 and recently rebranded, provides image, wardrobe, fashion and style consultations and high-quality custom cosmetics and skincare products in Fort Worth and nationwide. Current studio: 2800 South Hulen Street. October 2016: 4961 South Hulen Street in Fort Worth 76132. Telephone 817-924-8300.

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*PHOTO CAPTION: Elaine Stoltz and Kelly Zinke

Kelly Zinke
StoltzZinke Image Consulting
817-924-8300 or

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