The Blog Code Brunch Makes its Debut in Washington, DC

March 16, 2017
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations
The Blog Code Brunch Makes its Debut in Washington, DC
Embarking on a 5 City Tour- Empowering Established & New Bloggers to New Heights

Washington, DC (March 16,2017) -  The power of being a blogger! It’s full of opportunities for the individual who loves to be in the know and who loves to share information with others, especially if you’re the first! However, there is a certain “code” that comes along with being a blogger and Kierra Wagstaff and Raro Lae, Co-Founders of The Blog Code are bringing you a brunch series that will provide individuals with that code! On March 25th at Cuba Libre, which is located in the DC area the debut of The Blog Code Brunch Series will take place.

The first installment will feature Chey Parker (Everything Girl’s Love Editor in Chief), Joshua Baker (Dash Radio/Hot New Hip Hop), Chardelle Moore (Fox 45), Victoria Waller (Travel Vlogger/CEO of ‘Venture with V’), Ronke Raji (Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer/YouTube Sensationalist) and of course The Blog Code Creators Kierra Wagstaff (KMW Exclusive) and Raro Lae (Raro Lae).

The purpose of The Blog Code is to empower, engage, educate, recruit and  assist individuals with a sparked interest for blogging, or those with existing online publications with the necessary tools needed to maximize exposure for their brand. In addition, The Blog Code will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with, both established and aspiring professionals in the media and marketing industry, as they will gain coveted and exclusive knowledge, and trade secrets, through the expert panel discussion.

As mentioned above, The Blog Code was created to empower, engage and educate because both of the Co-Founders felt there was a void and wanted to step out and create that energy amongst bloggers in various stages in their career. "It’s been my goal since I began this journey in media to create an event and/or atmosphere where like-minded individuals can not only connect, but learn from successors before them. Not everyone understands what it means to build and maintain a brand, and with this event we hope that they walk away with a better understanding; or at least a few new potential partners for future collaborations” says Kierra, with Raro Lae adding "Protecting your brand begins with you. Whether you like it or not, you are a walking billboard for your brand. Your attitude and actions are a direct reflection of your brand." The Blog Code will become the ultimate edition in find inspiration and a space where you can learn more about you, your brand, how to grow and more.

Along with having the tasty brunch, an expert panel, swag bags (Sponsored by DTLR), there will be a few giveaways of a Digital Master Class (Valued at $300). The Blog Code would like to thank Black Bloggers United for being a Partner and offering all guests who attend a 10% discount to their conference happening June 2017 in Miami. Tickets are now on sale via and there is a special student discount code which can be found on the Instagram page of @TheBlogCode, so please make sure to follow to stay in the loop of any new developments.  

If you're a media outlet  interested in covering The Blog Code DC Brunch or would like to interview the Creators, please send your inquiry to


District of Curves: The Washington, DC Full Figured Fashion Show Celebrates its 4th Year

March 15, 2017
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations
District of Curves: The Washington, DC Full Figured Fashion Show Celebrates its 4th Year
Creating a Platform to Showcase Beauty at Any Size and Shape

Washington, DC (March 15,2017) -  The Washington, DC area is a melting pot of beauty that comes in different shapes and sizes, showcasing beauty in every essence. On April 15th at The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, District of Curves: The Washington, DC Full Figured Fashion Show, who is celebrating four years, will be happening in the Nation’s Capital. The Curvy Community, which is now very much a thriving one will be bringing the many expressions of life to the runway, through fashion and style.

The 4th Annual District of Curves: The Washington, DC Full Figured Fashion Show will be hosted by Plus Size Model Christina Mendez, who is a popular model that inspires women globally to love their curves! A new addition to District of Curves is the Big & Tall Men’s Showcase! Creator Mickey Leon states “The plus size movement has made great strides over the past couple of years and now it’s time to add men as well! Big & Tall men have struggled to find stylish clothes for some time but that has changed and we are so glad to showcase the latest trends in Big & Tall Men’s fashion”. District of Curves is also proud to announce that Fashion to Figure is a featured sponsor and featured designer and additional featured designers are the following: Odd One Fashion, Honeysuckle Atelier, Total Chicness, Shimmy Sista, Ricee’s Pieces Designs & more to be announced. The featured boutique is Cute Thick Apparel and The Winston Box, which is a subscription based company based in California that specializes in Big & Tall Men’s apparel will be on site as well.

District of Curves: The Washington, DC Full Figured Fashion Show was created to answer the call of the full figured fashionistas needing a platform to call their own and to have something that truly represented them. "The Washington DC area is home to many full figured women who love fashion and who embrace their curves," says Mickey, Creator of District of Curves. "The women in the DC 'Curvy Community' want to see great styles and designs on the runway and they want to see them modeled by women who represent their size and body type. The Washington DC full-figured fashion showcase was created to give these women and the DC area what they have been longing for!

Attendees are definitely in for an eye catching production at the 4th Annual District of Curves, as well as the VIP ticket holders enjoying the VIP Cocktail Reception at 5 PM, followed by the doors opening to the public at 5:30 PM, and including the opening of the Curvy (Red) Carpet and Vendor Expo. To purchase tickets, or for more information on  vendor or sponsorship inquiries, please visit To keep up with all of the latest developments, please follow @DistrictOfCurves on Social Media and ‘LIKE’ the Facebook page at

If you're a media outlet or photographer interested in covering District of Curves, please send your inquiry to by April 12, 2017.


Washington, DC Event: The Woman Who Would Be King: One Woman Play

February 28, 2017
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations

The Woman Who Would Be King: A One Woman Play by Esosa E.
A Woman’s Rise to Power
Washington, DC (February 28, 2017) - R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” On March 25th,  The Woman Who Would Be King is making its way from South Africa all the way to Washington, DC. This one woman fictional play is inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, who is known as one of the greatest women in history. In this play, the audience will be able to step into the shoes of a woman who strategically mastered her adversities to emerge as the first female ruler of ancient Egypt.

"I'm very excited to bring my one woman show to the DMV-area," Esosa E., Creator of The Woman Who Would Be King said, "Although I am from here, this is the first time I've had the privilege to share my work with the community. Hatshepsut's story really resonates with me and I am honored to share it for Women's History month. She's a woman who defied the traditions of her time, took power, and ruled peacefully for over twenty years. Right now our world needs more stories and examples of female leadership.”

Esosa E. is an award winning producer, writer, actress, health expert and fashion designer. She has been named an "Afro-Renaissance Woman" by the Weekend Argus and a "Young African Visionary," by Obaasema Magazine. She has been included in Applause Africa's list of "30 Most Intriguing Africans in New York," and featured in The Roots list of "10 African Artists and Entrepreneurs You Should Know." Currently she plays the role of Ngozi on the hit international TV and web series An African City, which has been featured by the New York Times, BBC, NPR, CNN, Vogue, Ebony, ELLE Magazine and the list goes on. She is a woman with many talents and is constantly adding accolades to her resume.  If you want to learn more about Esosa E, you can visit her website

You can witness The Woman Who Would Be King : A One Woman Play live on the following dates:
  • March 25th, 2017 at 2PM: Smithsonian - National Museum of African Art
  • April  27th & 29th, 2017 at 7:30 PM: Anacostia Arts Center - Black Box Theatre

For More Information, please visit and to RSVP, please visit

If you’re a media outlet or photographer interested in covering The Woman Who Would Be King, please send your inquiry to


Indie Fashion Week DC is Back for Cycle 4!

Monday, February 20, 2017
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations

Indie Fashion Week  Returns for Cycle 4 with Haute Boys & Girls: Battle of the Sexes!
Continuing to bring the Excitement of Independent Fashion Back to the Nation’s Capital!
Washington, DC (February 20, 2017)- Who runs the world? GIRLS!” Or is it boys? Well perhaps from Feb. 27th-March 5th you will find out. Indie Fashion Week returns with Cycle 4 and will be hosting several events throughout Washington, DC. For Cycle 4, the fashion series theme is Haute Boys & Girls: Battle of the Sexes! The entire week will be  filled with various events such as the kick-off with Model Monday, a Fashion Pop Up Shop, Fashion Night Out + More!

Indie Fashion Week  was created by Harley Morgan and Terrance Payton (ROE the Agency, LLC) to create a fresh look at independent fashions who may not be able to gain big recognition when they first launch on the scene. Throughout the week, it will be the battle of the sexes and at the finale, maybe it will be decided upon who will win!

Buyers, the media, influencers, style connoisseurs and the general public will get an ample opportunity to interact, connect with, and support Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle brands over a seven day span. Indie Fashion Week aims to bridge the gap between consumers and independent brands by building a platform to facilitate sustainability, brand expansion, and retail opportunities. Indie Fashion Week is building a new and vibrant fashion community by creating a space where tools can be provided to help fashion entrepreneurs to learn about the business of fashion, to hone their craft, to network with their peers, and to build long lasting business relationships.
When asked about the vision behind the creation of Indie Fashion Week Cycle 4, Co-Creator Harley states  "Our theme for #CycleFOUR is "Haute Boys & Girls" - A Battle of the Sexes! We are taking a creative approach to observing the styles, trends and innovation with the Fashion and Style industries - in a gender specific manner. It's our goal to spark dialogue among fashion and style connoisseurs about the direction of, inspiration and offerings for Men's Fashion and Women's Fashion in our area and beyond.”
The full schedule, (with additional activities being added daily) of Indie Fashion Week is as follows:

  • Monday, February 27th: "Model Mondayz"- Networking Social at Exhale Bar & Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 1st: "The Fashionable State of the Union"- Industry Town Hall Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 1st: “Industry Private Party”- Cloak & Dagger
  • Thursday, March 2nd: “Fashion Night Out” - Steve Allan & Frank & Oak
  • Saturday, March 4th: "Indie Does It Better"- Pop Up Shop & Social
  • Sunday, March 5th: "Two Become ONE"- Indie Fashion Week Finale Vol. 4

For more information on Indie Fashion Week, to volunteer or to participate, please visit You can also follow Indie Fashion Week on Social Media: Twitter - @Indie5HundredDC, Instagram - @IndieFashionWeek, and Facebook -
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CNPR Owner Candice Nicole is Interviewed by Table Talk with Tottie

Two weeks ago CNPR Owner Candice Nicole was interviewed by The Motivational Maven! She has an amazing podcast titled "Table Talk with Tottie" and the two talked about owning several businesses, balance in life, the ups/downs of being an Entrepreneur + more!

To listen, visit the link here:

MEDIA ALERT: Love N' The City with Raheem DeVaughn & Carolyn Malachi in Washington, DC!

February 6, 2017

Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Love N’ The City with Grammy Nominated Artists
Raheem DeVaughn & Carolyn Malachi
Washington, DC – February 6,  2017 - So Indie Events, along with Cohen Crosby Events is proud to announce Love N’ The City with Grammy Nominated Artists Raheem DeVaughn & Carolyn Malachi. With Raheem just getting off of the “Love Jones” tour and Carolyn performing at the world broadcast of the Women’s March, these two are ready to wrap you up in love with their melodies. The intimate Valentine’s Day show will be held at Ivy City Smokehouse located in the new “Ivy City” area in Washington, DC located off New York Avenue. Also performing is R&B sensation El Lambert & The Experience, along with R&B artists Funsho, Shamain, Alex Vaughn & Tyrus Tuner.
Love N’ The City is also proud to have partnership through Radio One’s WKYS 93.9 FM and Majic 102.3 FM based in Washington, DC. Guests will enjoy LIVE music and there will be a 3 course menu available complete with two glasses of bubbly. Tickets (including Couples packages) are available via Eventbrite by searching “Love N’ The City”.
WHO: Love N’ The City Presented by So Indie Events in Collaboration with Cohen Cosby Events
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
TIME: 7-10 PM
WHERE: Ivy City Smokehouse| 1356 Okie St. NE | WDC 20002
To request media credentials, please send request no later than Monday, February 13th  by 12 PM.

Ladies in the Industry: Music & Media Conference in Washington, DC

CNPR Owner, Candice Nicole will be speaking at the Ladies in the Industry Conference happening Feb, 18th in the DC Metro area! She will be participating on the Sexism & Power Panel. More info is below! Oh, and thinking about attending? Use my PROMO CODE: panelists17

Presented by Serene MGMT:
Ladies in the Industry: Music and Media Network Conference
There are a significant amount of women who are excelling in the music and media industries, and are willing and able to encourage other women to do the same. At times, the entertainment industry has a negative stigma to it: that you have to make your morals secondary in order to be apart of it.
Ladies in the Industry is already being talked about! The speakers are women from WPGC 95.5, DTLR Radio, CEO, major bloggers and more! The audience attending this event are ladies and gentlemen that are excited about taking that next step into their careers and lives. They prosper through engagement, and networking. We are excited to bring them an amazing experience.
Sponsored by: Alliance for Women in Media and DCTop 20
Hosted by: WKYS Deja Perez
The conference is comprised of three amazing panels focusing on overcoming adversities in the music and media industries. The agenda will include:

Refreshments: 10:00am - 10:45am
Sexism & Power Panel: 11:00am - 11:50am
Candice Nicole - CEO & Principal Publicist, Candice Nicole Public Relations, Women's Network called Women Who Hustle
Ashleigh Demi - TV One , WPGC 95.5
Raro Lae - Owner of International Multi-Award winning Media Outlet "Raro Lae"

Relationship Panel: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Raven Paris - Founder of Love The Culture Radio & DTLR Radio Media Personality
DJ Mims - DeeJay , Radio Personality for LIT Radio Show , Brand Ambassador
Mojisola Edu aka Lushylush - Ceo of Diverse Media Group,LLC,Ceo of LushRadioOnline, Founder of Street Queenz The Movement

Lunch : 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Motherhood in Media: 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lady J - Radio personality , Blogger & Momamger
Kiara - KMW Exclusive CEO & DTLR Radio Personality "Pretty Girl Radio & Mother
Farrah Shanel - CEO FSCOAgency, Artist/SB Development , Brand Strategies , Event Management , Digital Distribution
Micheline Bowman - FOX 5 Community & News Coordinator & Founder "Meet me Monday"

The Connect - Networking Hours 2:30pm- 3:00pm

Come, relax, share experiences and drink mimosas with us!
It’s important that we conduct these events in order to keep the #GirlBoss energy alive!

Purchase Tickets HERE