11026186_10152951147716750_119180911285875774_n(1)Former Ebony Fashion Fair Models Pearl Fils-Aime and Princess Filmz, designer Edouard and commentator Carla Fisher on set at CBS46 News with anchor Karyn Greer.

FLAIR, a charitable association comprised of Ebony Fashion models and deisgners will be having an event on August 22nd to raise scholarship funds for students interested in the fashion industry. Clothing and jewelry designs by Edouard. For more info visit


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7 Scientifically-Backed Health Benefits of Being in Nature

1) Vitamin D – The sun supplies us with best source of Vitamin D. Getting enough of this hormone (that’s right hormone, not a Vitamin) is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system.
2) Eye Health – Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), the term used to describe eye problems caused by staring at a screen close to your face for prolonged periods. Furthermore, Artificial Light Provokes Nearsightedness.  New research is showing that our ever increased exposure to artificial light may be having a negative impact on nearsightedness.
3) Improved Sleep – Poor sleep is often caused by poor sleep patterns.  Our sleep patterns are regulated by an internal body clock called the circadian rhythm.  Our circadian rhythms are naturally tied to the sun’s schedule.  Spending too much time inside – away from natural light and with increased exposure to artificial light, can alter our circadian rhythms.

4) Clean Air – Someone telling you to get some “fresh air” is more than a subtle way of saying “go away”.   As it turns out, outdoor pollution is bad for your health, but indoor pollutants are far worse.  The EPA New England states that indoor pollutants are normally 2 to 5 (and up to 100) times higher than outdoor pollutants.

5) Grounding – Perhaps still on the fringe of mainstream science is the practice referred to as grounding (or earthing), which results from bare skin contact on a natural surface (dirt, sand, etc.).  The theory states that because the earth is negatively charged- and has a greater negative charge than your body- we absorb earth’s electrons.

6) Exercise – Let’s face it, it’s hard to get outside without exercising.  Even a light walk has immense health benefits, especially contrasted with sitting- which has been referred to as the smoking of our generation.  Sitting too much results in impaired fat burning capacity, decreased bone density, increased blood pressure, and a shortened life span.

7) Psychological Health – Spending time in nature has been linked to improved attention spans (short and long term), boosts in serotonin (the feel good neurotransmitter) and shows increased activity in the parts of the brain responsible for empathy, emotional stability, and love (whereas urban environments do the same for fear and anxiety).

How often do you get out in nature?




Pearls….have you read the Dove study on beauty entitled “The Truth About Beauty”?

Here are some statistics:

  • Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful (up from 2% in 2004)
  • Only 11% of girls globally are comfortable describing themselves as ‘beautiful’
  • 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful
  • 80% of women agree that every woman has something about her that is beautiful but do not see their own beauty
  • More than half (54%) of women globally agree that when it comes to how they look, they are their own worst beauty critic


What are your thoughts on these statistics?

Download the full report below.



Volunteering has always been viewed as good for your soul. We at A Lady Named Pearl, LLC believe in giving back to our community.


image.axdBenefits of Giving Back:

1) Giving makes us feel happy.

2) Giving is good for our health.

3) Giving promotes cooperation and social connection.

4) Giving evokes gratitude.

5) Giving is contagious.


What organizations are you contributing to, and what have you gained from the experience?


World Natural Hair Show

Pearl interviews Bravo’s Reality TV Star of Atlanta Housewives and Married to Medicine.

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Pearl interviews fashion designer Patrick T Cooper.

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A Lady Named Pearl serves as host of the Social Circle for 18th Annual World Natural Hair Show.

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Pearl interviews WeTV Reality TV Star of Cutting It In The Atl, Beautii J.

World Natural Hair Show

World Natural Hair Show

The 18th Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show is the largest show globally catered to the natural hair market. It draws thousands of attendees from around the world, seeking knowledge and the best products for natural hair.

From winning the crown as 2013 World Top Natural Hair Model to serving as the host of the Social Circle for the Spring show, it is always a pleasure to come back. I had a great time interviewing some of the most interesting sough-after personalities such as Naturalista blogger Naptural Nicole, to Dwight Eubanks of Bravo’s Atlanta Housewives and Married to Medicine, to International Singing sensation Leela James, and much more!

If you are considering going natural or seeking an event to attend for additional knowledge and products on natural hair and healthy body, this is it! Next show will be in the Spring of 2016!

For more information on this event visit


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15 Students graduated from our first level course, PSM 195 – Intro to Modeling – Spring Semester 2015.

Special thanks to our Teacher’s Assistants Joylette Dulaney and Torie Daniel, and to Highland Bakery for serving as a sponsor.


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A Lady Named Pearl serving as a speaker at “Phenomenal Woman” event.

A LADY NAMED PEARL served as a speaker at International Women of H.O.P.E. “Phenomenal Woman” event on March 7, 2015.
(IWOH) is a Not-For-Profit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of women by empowering them with resources, opportunities and counseling that results in healing, restoration and hope for a productive and safe future.
Photos by Marie Ostensso.
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