{You're Invited} 'Only In America' Clothing Debut Event in Baltimore, MD 9.29.13!

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NO RSVP NEEDED. Please Arrive between 4-8 PM.

1 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201

New Clothing Line, 'Only In America' Set to Launch in Baltimore, MD
 A new fresh and creative look at the American Culture

Baltimore, MD (September 20, 2013) - This Fall, a new clothing line makes its debut! 'Only in America'; the new fashion and lifestyle brand was a vision birthed in the summer of July 2012 when creator Kevin "Trix'" Bent was stuck between a rock and a hard place with no where to go. Kevin was incarcerated, feeling like the world had turned their back on him, with only a handful of friends that kept in contact. The struggle to keep sane became a daily task and in this time Kevin began to reflect on one of his true passions; fashion.  Kevin states that "Through the difficult  adversities I kept a positive mindset and created my clothing line 'Only In America' for people of all cultures and for individuals who feel "incarcerated" in their own mind set. Whether it be mentally or physically when you remain positive through the your turmoil you can have everything you dream of. My personal story exemplifies how "Only in America" can you "loose it all" and gain back more than you could have ever imagined."   
'Only in America' will serve as a way of life, a fresh outlook on life that men and women can strive to live. The line will feature select designs of t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts. Each design has its own story and is truly a piece of art and when you put on a 'Only In America; garment a sense of confidence will come over you. The collection features pieces inspired by American Legends such as Andy Warhol to the true American Dream; being famous. 
The invite only launch is set for September 29, 2013. The event will take place in one of Baltimore's newest art galleries and will be showcased in various unique artistic displays. 
For more information on 'Only In America' please visit www.oiabrand.com and visit the brand on Facebook- search O.I.A. Brand and follow @OIA_Brand on Twitter and Instagram.
If you're a member of the media and interested in covering the launch or interviewing the creator Kevin "Trix" Bent, please send your request to Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com. 



About Candice Nicole Public Relations
Candice Nicole Public Relations is a boutique firm based in the Metropolitan area that was established in 2007. CNPR specializes in Publicity, Marketing, Events, Media Relations, Branding, Social Media Campaigns and more. Throughout the years, CNPR has worked with Spike Lee, OWN TV Network, TI, Big Boi, Howard Hewitt, Wale, Mindless Behavior, RaVaughn, Kevin McCall, Marsha Ambrosius + more! CNPR is a firm that believes in reaching to the sky and bringing out that star in YOU!

{EVENT RECAP} Erotique Liqueur Takes Over DC with Laz Alonso & Vivica Fox!

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Early September, Erotique Liqueur held its launch in Washington, DC at Layla Lounge.  The private launch was hosted by Laz Alonso and Vivica Fox, with sounds provided by WKYS' DJ Gemini and DJ 2wo 4our. Some of the evening's attendees included the founders of FUBU, Radio & TV Producers/Personalities, Record Label Executives, Media and a host of tastemakers and socialites. Trey Wheat, the owner of Erotique Liqueur is a graduate of Howard University and has over 15 years experience with the spirits industry and was thrilled with the love and support he received from family, friends and associates. 

Guests were treated to complimentary Erotique Liqueur cocktails the entire evening and were able to "Experience Everlasting Euphoria with Erotique".

Erotique Liqueuer is a premium cocktail which uses a blend of vodka and tropical fruit flavors to stimulate the senses. The Erotique brand represents an attainable luxury for both men and women that is wrapped in sensuality and seduction. Erotique's mission is to raise the bar in the liqueur space for those discerning consumers who want their drink experience to reflect the level of style and substance in their lifestyle. 

Thank you to the official sponsors of the private launch: Glamour Hair Boutique, 
The Vizion Group, Pyramid Consulting Group, Carl Mann Johnson, Bryants Tax Services, Ophelia Jewelry, EZ Small Business Apps, Throttle Nation, Dreams to Reality Consulting, The Element of Surprise, Mary Kay, Crystal Glacier & Shake N Stir Bartending.

For more information on Erotique Liqueur and where to purchase, please visit

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Public Relations PRofessionals- You're Invited! BPRS DC Hosts #LostAndFound Mixer for @TheGarnerCircle 10/1!

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6-8 PM 
Lost Society
2001 14th St NW  
Washington, DC 20009

CNPR Owner Candice Nicole to Sit on PR Panel at Howard University Oct. 1st

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I would first like to share that I am honored to be a sponsor of the DC stop for the "Are You In Inc: PR's Alter Ego" book tour! Publicist/Author Nicole Garner (based in Atlanta) has been a woman I have been watching from a far and I knew one day we would work together so this is very exciting! The panel will occur after the book signing Oct 1st! More information and RSVP link is below.

Washington, D.C. (October 2013) - Author Nicole K. Garner, founder of The Garner Circle PR, pens "Are You In Inc: PR's Alter Ego". This ultimate guide focuses on niche Public Relations and publicity disciplines of fashion, music, entertainment and film.  This complete manual is filled with everything one needs to know about the fabulous world of PR equipped with very specific tools of the trade. To celebrate the book, Amazon Publishing has joined forces with Garner to create a multi-market tour collegiate tour. The Howard University Bookstore (HUB) will host the DC stop on the tour on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, on the campus of Howard University. 
"This is the book I wanted when I was twenty- two years old and jumping into the world of publicity, wide - eyed and unaware of what was ahead. After many years of first- hand experiences, ground breaking campaigns, and my fair share of horror stories, looking back I realized that process did not have to be so long and tedious. I then vowed that someday I would gather everything that I learned along the way, compile my findings in a book and share with those who have this unexplainable adoration for the profession of publicity" states Nicole Garner- Author of "Are You In? Inc." & founder of The Garner Circle PR. 

The book includes [IN]terviews from: BET.com's beauty editor, award winning artist Janelle Monae, Daily Candy, Sony Productions Unit Publicist, The Garner Circle PR, top bloggers & more.  "Are You In Inc: PR's Alter Ego"
contains tricks of the trade regarding how to achieve millions of mediaimpressions and generate large scale publicity campaigns, tips for seamlessly merging technology into PR strategy, and how to get in the ink of major magazines and blogs. 
The book signing will include a Q&A session with the author followed by a panel discussion. For more information on tour dates, hosts and book events visitfacebook.com/AreYouInInc and to purchase the book visitwww.AreYouInInc.com . To join the conversation the twitter / instagram is @thegarnercircle and the hashtag is #AreYouInInc
Coming soon -  volume 2 (beauty | sports | non - profit PR) 
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 1st from 3:30pm - 5:30pm  
Venue:  The HUB 2225 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059 RSVP:   Free and Discounted Books Available for all students 
GET SOCIAL: @TheGarnerCircle @HUbookstore #AreYouInInc | Facebook.com/AreYouInInc TO PRE-PURCHASE YOUR COPY:www.AreYouInInc.com
Event Partners: The HUB, BPRS DC, PRSSA Howard, CHILL, Candice Nicole PR, The Garner Circle PR

CNPR Made the List! "45 Publicists That You Should Hire For Your Next Marketing Campaign"

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Great day for Candice Nicole Public Relations! The owner, Candice Nicole was interviewed by The LSP Effect on Rock the Flow radio in the morning and this afternoon found out she was listed on the "45 Publicists That You Should Hire For Your Next Marketing Campaign". 

It's always an honor to be thought of and actually added a list. There are a ton of other great Publicists that I could think of that did not make the list, so it feels great! To be recognized for what you have a passion for is a blessing! Also happy to be on a list where many of my PR girlfriends are list too!

Thank you to @PTheWyse at http://www.praverb.net. He has PRovided a platform where individuals can go to his site and read about the music industry, gain knowledge, etc. He also shows a TON of love to the Publicists and breaks down what a publicist actually does and why you should respect the publicist. 

LiL SoSo Productions and Politini Launch Interactive "Scandal" Watch Series in Washington, DC

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Media Contact
Candice N. Mackel
Phone: 301.875.3224


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2013 -- Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions, Inc., and marriedPoliticos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show Politini, are merging the book club and watch party concepts and taking it to the next level. This week the trio announced a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that they will produce and curate along with community partnersSoulBounce and Candice Nicole Public Relations.

The Scandal Watch kick-off will coincide with the season premiere of ABC’s hit show Scandal on October 3rd at Jin Lounge in the chic and popular 14th & U corridor. The event will begin with an exclusive live streamed videotaping of Politini, featuring a panel of political and cultural influencers who will turn a critical eye on Scandal to discuss how creator/writer Shonda Rhimes’ (also of Grey’s Anatomy fame) multi-ethnic and multi-dimensional characters defy stereotypes and shift culture. 

“This event is a tremendous way to catalyze culture and community in the new, fashionably political Washington, or Poliwood, as we call it,” says Danielle. Aisha adds, “Politini sparks dialogue that integrates our social, cultural, and political selves, so it’s exciting to construct a salon that galvanizes the enthusiasm of all layers of D.C.—Politicos, Creatives, and Social Entrepreneurs alike.”

Scandal Watch will continue each Thursday through December alternating hosts who bring four distinct perspectives to the events: cultural, political, musical and style. Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi, founder of LiL SoSo Productions, a cultural architect company instrumental in the revival of U Street, will build community by connecting real-life “Olivia Popes”, the fixers and influencers of Washington, through Scandal-themed entertainment. Politini, the most popular talk show on blis.fm produced and hosted by “The Polinistas” Danielle & Aisha Moodie-Mills, will present “SCANDALous Cocktails and Conversations” that examine the political and social impact of the show’s complex themes. SoulBounce will produce Scandal-themed music soundtracks featuring independent artists, and Candice Nicole will explore the show’s fashion, style and beauty with DC’s most renowned bloggers.

“As cultural architects, LSP is committed to the practice of cultural entertainment,” says Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi. “With so many "fixers" in DC, it only made sense to partner with the Politini show as a way to talk about the modern woman as portrayed by many of the characters featured in Scandal. Aisha and Danielle have a voice that is synergistic with the LSP Effect. We are happy to be working with them on the opening and their monthly appearance as hosts.”

The October 3rd event will begin with an invitation-only cocktail soiree and live taping of Politini from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by a “SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Scandal season premier watch party from 10 p.m. to Midnight. The entire event will be live streamed and tweeted using #ScandalWatchDC and #ScandalDC.

WHO: LiL SoSo Productions, Inc. and Politini

WHAT: “A SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” including a live taping of Politini talk show

WHEN: THURSDAY, October 3, 2013, 7 p.m. - Midnight

WHERE: Jin Lounge, 2017 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

NOTE: Members of the media will have access to interview VIPs throughout the evening. For questions or more information, please contact Candice N. Mackel, 301.875.3224candice@candicenicolepr.com.

ABOUT LiL SoSo Productions, Inc.:
Founded in September 2001, LiL SoSo Productions is a cultural architecture company. We specialize in concept creation and production using various mediums to engage audiences in meaningful experiences. We work with individual Creatives, small and large corporations and anyone else interested in our unique approach we call “The LSP Effect”. In a phrase, we make the abstract tangible. For more information, visit www.lilsoso.com.

ABOUT Politini:
Politics and Pop Culture served up with a twist— A twist of wit, a splash of style, and opinions straight up. From Hollywood to Poliwood (the new Washington), Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills, the resident Polinistas of the blog threeLOL.com, are giving you the scoop on inside the beltway chatter and Sunset Blvd antics that are pushing our society to the brink—the brink of what, is what they’ll discuss on Politini. So, grab a cocktail and join the conversation. To learn more, visitwww.moodiemills.com.