DESIGNER HIGHLIGHT – MIGUEL WILSON

DESIGNER HIGHLIGHT – Miguel Wilson

Miguel Wilson is a celebrity fashion designer. He hails from Washington, DC. An educated man, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from our very own Clark Atlanta University and an MBA from Campbell University. An Army veteran, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant is the US Army Reserves in the Military Police Corps.

Mr Wilson began his career in fashion as a customer clothier, making suits for many notable people in sports, business, politics and religion. His style is best described as conservative with a splash of excitement. They are fun, functional and classy. His clothes are a must have for the well dress man.

 

 

He is also the author of a book titled “ Because It’s His Day Too “

Groom love stories ! There is also an on line bridal company.

His collections have also been worn by many celebrities including but not limited to Hollywood Producer Will Packer, Reality TV personality Peter Thomas and Rapper 2Chainz. Nothing like a well dressed man.

Store will be reopening on June 1st at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, GA!

 

IG : @miguelwilsoncollection

Store locations : Phipps Plaza

3500 Peachtree Rd NE

Contributing Writer: Gail Preddy

MARKUANN SMITH – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF ‘GODFATHER OF HARLEM’

Pearl and Markuann at Art Basel for showing of ‘Godfather of Harlem’

It was such an honor to meet Markuann Smith, the executive producer of ‘Godfather of Harlem’ at Art Basel in Dec 2019. Thank you to my acting coach and friend Cedric Pendleton for the invitation.

3 TV Networks passed on the film, before he got the green light to tell a story, which took 18 years to make. Did you hear me …. 18 years to make. As I sat in the audience, at the Art Basel premiere, I had to sit up, to hear this journey.

Sometimes, we get caught up in things happening overnight, yet Mr. Smith, gave me perspective in telling his story.

Markuann’s godmother Margaret, is the grand daughter of the legendary gangster, Ellsworth Raymond ‘Bumby’ Johnson, played by Forest Whitaker. Margaret would often tell young Markuann stories of her grandfather, and he promised her, he would tell the truth about who Bumpy really was through film. Bumpy, an intelligent man, was studying to be an attorney, yet was denied financial aid to pursue his studies, so he took a different route. Bumpy was also a man who read Shakespeare and Nietzche.

As I watched the premiere, the series is set in a background of the 60s, and gives you a look at the major players in Harlem, including Malcolm X. They illustrate how they all intertwined to protect their neighborhood and territory.

The show can be seen on EPIX, YouTube, Google Play, Sling, and Amazon Prime.

Go check it out! https://www.epix.com/series/godfather-of-harlem…
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PEARLS – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2020!

PEARLS HEADED TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (FEB 7TH – FEB 9TH)

We are so thankful for our partnership with IMG Models, the producers of NYFW. For the past 3 seasons they have provided VIP tickets for our students of Pearl School of Modeling to attend their fashion shows! Our students receive the opportunity to experience world class fashion shows as well as exposure to the various careers in the fashion industry! #WeArePearls #PearlSchoolofModeling #ALadyNamedPearl

Congrats to our students selected to attend: Makenzie Bowman, Jeniah Dukes, Kelsey Johnson

These students receive the honor of attending our trip based on two qualifications:

They have completed two semesters of training at Pearl School of Modeling, and crossed over into the Sisterhood, moreover, have received the title of ‘Pearl of the Class’ for achieving the most points during a given semester.

 

Pearl at New York Fashion Week

 

Watch this video below of our past visit at NYFW!

PEARLS MODEL FOR DAVID’S BRIDAL

The ‘Pearls’ of Pearl School of Modeling served as models for David’s Bridal grand opening at the Mall of Georgia, in Buford, GA on Thursday, January 9th, 2020!

David’s Bridal is a clothier in the United States that specializes in wedding dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear. It is the largest American bridal-store chain. 

 

Click on link below, to watch video. 

CELEBRATING 4 YEARS!

Join us in celebrating 4 years of Pearl School of Modeling on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm.

Our anniversary celebration will include a fashion show by our students, leadership presentations, and award presentations.

Pearl School of Modeling is a nonprofit organization with a mission to shape the confidence of girls and young women to become leaders through modeling, leadership, and entrepreneurship training.

Early: $15 | Door: $20
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Vote In Style Fashion Show!

Vote In Style Fashion Show
Vote In Style Fashion Show is an event focused on increasing voter awareness amongst women in the state of Georgia for our upcoming election.

On Friday, Oct 26th, we will be hosting a “Vote In Style”  fashion show featuring top designers and present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. This event will be held at the Phillip Rush Center, in Atlanta, GA. Doors open at 7:30pm!

#VoteInStyle | The Movement
Vote In Style, created by famed songwriter Kipper Jones; in partnership with A Lady Named Pearl Foundation, conducts action and advocacy and is a non-profit 501c3 focused on women’s beauty and leadership.

Friday, October 26th, 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Phillip Rush Center (Annex) 1530 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, GA

FREE EVENT

7:30pm : Doors Open
8:00pm : Pearl Welcomes Audience
8:10pm: Kipper Jones, famed songwriter, political advocate
Discussion on voting process, candidates, and positions/issues for upcoming Georgia election (non-partisan)
8:40pm: Students from Pearl School of Modeling present designs with focus on concept “Vote”
9:00pm: Vote In Style Fashion Show featuring top designs from Tracy Nicole Clothing and S. Denton Collection
9:30pm : Close with performance by A Lady Named Pearl

RSVP at voteinstyle.eventbrite.com

WK 2 – FITNESS CLASS

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING
Week 2- Fitness/Posing Challenge
The #Pearls worked out with legendary trainer Xavier Biggs of Decatur Boxing Club! Moreover, we discussed the importance of fitness!
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Photo courtesy of Kelly Kennedy

WK 1 – GROUP RUNWAY CHALLENGE

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING
1st day of our Fall Semester!!
Congrats to #Team3 for winning the runway challenge today!! Their prize……$40 Macys Gift Cards, courtesy of the Ludacris Foundation!!!
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Click on link below to see each group walk the runway!
Group 1
Group 2

Group 3
https://youtu.be/UGIy7l81izs

Group 4
https://youtu.be/t-kf42ERedY

PEARL – TEDx TALK AT EMORY

TEDx TALKS
On Saturday, July 29th, I did a successful TEDx Talk on modeling schools and its transformative power!
Thank you to Harvard Attorney Dr. Raye Mitchell for serving as my coach, to Nadia for making me look so beautiful and giving me feedback on speech, to Art Beam and Jhelisa Anderson for their support!!! I appreciate my team. Lastly thank you to Dan Enger for the invitation. | Link to video will be uploaded within the coming weeks.

NOW OFFERING DANCE & ACTING CLASSES!

NOW OFFERING DANCE & ACTING CLASSES!
We are excited to announce that we now have dance and acting classes in our curriculum.

Trina Parks, former Bond Girl, trained in Dunham technique, will be teaching our dance classes.

Michelle Watson, Emmy Award Filmmaker, will be teaching our acting classes.

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