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Iconic GIRL To Know: Holly Robinson-Peete

In Iconic GIRLS on May 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Actress, author, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete has been touched by the entertainment industry all of her life. Her career as an actress dates back more than two decades and has led her to becoming a voice for her father, her son and her community.
Robinson Peete will co-host the new CBS daily talk show called The Talk along side Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur that premiered in October. The Talk comes on the heels of the enormous success Robinson Peete had on the third season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Making it all the way to the final episode, Robinson Peete was the runner up and won the most money for her charity in Celebrity Apprentice history. Also, through her appearance on the show, she shed a national light on a cause very personal to the Peete Family: autism.
In 1996, Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, formed the HollyRod Foundation, inspired by her father’s courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, with the mission to help improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. Then in 2005, inspired by their oldest son’s autism diagnosis, HollyRod Foundation’s mission expanded to provide access to treatment, support and other resources to disenfranchised families affected by autism. Through HollyRod Foundation and her family’s personal experiences, Robinson Peete has become an advocate for consistent and reliable education, outreach and support on both Parkinson’s and autism.
Her autism advocacy also extends to her book with daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Peete. On March 16th, 2010, Robinson Peete released her second book, a children’s picture book about autism from the sibling’s perspective, co-authored by 12-year old Elizabeth Peete, entitled My Brother Charlie (Scholastic). With her first book Get Your Own Damn Beer, I’m Watching the Game: A Women’s Guide to Loving Pro Football (2005, Rodale), Robinson Peete won the 2006 Quill Literacy Award. A third book, another Scholastic children’s title is due out in 2011.
Her longevity and visibility in the entertainment community has led Robinson Peete to a successful career as a spokesperson for some of the country’s biggest brands. This year, she has partnered with Hass Avocado to support the First Lady’s initiative to fight childhood obesity as well as hosting Yahoo’s “Real Life Makeover” segments. Robinson Peete is also the new face of the Toys R Us “Differently-Abled Toy Guide” campaign and continues her work as the multicultural spokesperson for Colgate toothpaste. Additionally, she and her family have been featured in Target’s “Dream In Color” campaign as well as Skecher’s Nothing Compares to Family campaign- both highlighting her HollyRod Foundation.
Robinson Peete had her acting debut at the age of four when she appeared on television opposite her father, Matthew Robinson who served as a producer and portrayed the original beloved character of “Gordon,” on the award-winning children’s program “Sesame Street.” Upon finishing her college education, Robinson Peete’s heart led her back to entertainment. In 1986, she landed a starring role on the FOX television drama “21 Jump Street” opposite unknown cast members including Johnny Depp. She went on to star in many other successful television series including “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” “For Your Love,” and “One on One.” Robinson Peete’s successful television career places her as one of only a handful of actresses to star in four shows in syndication. In addition, she also recently starred in the original Lifetime movie “Matters of Life & Dating” for which she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Robinson Peete’s singing talents have been displayed on theme songs for both “21 Jump Street” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” and she also did her own signing as Diana Ross in the miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream.” Robinson Peete says fondly that singing is her “first love and passion.”
In late 2008, Robinson Peete wrapped a successful run as an on-air personality alongside her husband Rodney on their daily radio program “Meet the Peetes.” Airing on the Oprah & Friends network on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, “Meet the Peetes” captured the reality of two working parents raising their four children, balancing their careers and being activists and advocates on issues which affect their lives. The Peetes were able to effectively balance issues, fun and family in a way only two people who have been married for 15 years can.
In addition to her philanthropic work through the HollyRod Foundation, Robinson Peete has become involved in other organizations as well. She currently serves as a member of the board on several highly reputable organizations including Autism Speaks, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (LA Zoo) and the Keck School of Medicine.
Robinson Peete’s philanthropic efforts have earned her numerous awards and honors including: Ford’s Freedom Sisters, American Mentor Award, The Buddy Award presented by NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund, The Southern California Broadcasters’ Assoc Community Service Award, Gerald R. Ford People Helping People Award, The March of Dimes Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures Award, USC Woman of Distinction Award, Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award, The Huntington Disease Society Distinguished Achievement Award, The Girls Inc Mentor Award, The A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award and McDonald’s 365 Black Award.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles from the age of nine, Robinson Peete was voted “most talented” in junior high school alongside fellow classmate and future actor Rob Lowe. She did her undergraduate studies at the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College where she majored in Psychology and French. She spent her junior year studying abroad at Sorbonne University in France and became fluent in the language.
Robinson Peete and husband of 15 years Rodney Peete are the proud parents of four children. They currently reside in Los Angeles.
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Iconic GIRLS To Know: To-Tam & To-Nya Sachika

In Iconic GIRLS on March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm
To-Tam & To-Nya Sachika, identical twin designers born in Paris, grew up in a large family of artists & entrepreneurs. From a young age, the duo tandem knew they would be building, crafting and creating art. Fashion & Art has always been their aspiration. The Yin & Yang Vietnamese Designers, also known as the SACHIKA TWINS moved from Montreal to New York City a few years ago to achieve the ultimate American Dream.
After only one year, SACHIKA exploded into the Fashion & Entertainment scene dressing prominent stars and public figures. Their unique approach to design, marketing, sense of style and bubbly personalities have helped them set apart as business women and designers.
Today, SACHIKA has earned a secure place amongst the stars as it proudly celebrates and embraces all body types. The brand is known to fabricate beautiful dresses that complement the female body. SACHIKA’ s feminine, flirty fashion has been featured included but not limited in publications such as Italian VOGUE, Forbes, ELLE Magazine, The Fader, Arise Magazine, Teen Vogue, Daily News, NY Times, Businessweek, Fashion Week Daily, Style.com, Elle.com, Reuters. SACHIKA was also featured on E! Entertainement, Fox News, BRAVO, Channel 11, TVOne, BET, Vh1 etc.
From being the dress specialist, SACHIKA has ventured into making outerwear, separates such as skirts, pants, tops, jackets as well as apparel for men called: TUX BY SACHIKA. SACHIKA is currently working on a denim line for both men & women in collaboration with RECO jeans scheduled to launch in Fall 2011. Now currently getting ready for their third season at New York Fashion Week and first season at LA Fashion Week, SACHIKA is ready to explode nationwide.
SACHIKA encourages women to be independent, strong, and ambitious. The Modern Woman is fierce, she’s independent and she knows what she wants. To-Tam & To-Nya are the embodiment of the Modern Women: between the two of them; all angles are covered: from sketching, creating, pattern making, grading, draping, cutting, sewing, fitting, selling, branding, marketing, pr & business. Nothing is overlooked and there is nothing that these two cannot do. To-Tam & To-Nya push themselves to be better seasons after seasons.
The SACHIKA TWINS are also currently working on several new ventures such as denim line, swimwear line and their own TV show…!



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Iconic GIRL To Know: Keesha Sharp

In Iconic GIRLS on February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Keesha’s latest role is starring as Gigi on the comedy “Are We There Yet?”(TBS). She teams up once again with Ali LeRoi and Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) and also with Essence Atkins (Half & Half).  The lovely and talented Keesha Sharp is best known for her role as ‘Monica Charles Brooks’ on the hit CW series “Girlfriends.” Her role garnered her a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
After recurring on the comedy series for four years, Keesha eventually signed on as a series regular, much to the delight of the show’s many fans. Keesha was also on the big screen last year in the Tyler Perry hit film, Why Did I Get Married? alongside Perry and Janet Jackson. In addition, Keesha had a substantial arc on the first season of “Everybody Hates Chris,” in which she played ‘Sheila Ridenhour,’ Chris’ hot next-door neighbor, on whom Chris’ dad had an awkward but innocent crush.
Keesha was born in Rochester, New York, where she studied the clarinet, piano and cello at the prestigious Hochstein School of Music. Her enthusiasm for school theatre led her to apply to The Boston Conservatory, where she received a scholarship to study theatre.
After graduating Cum Laude with a B.F.A. from the Conservatory, Keesha set her sights on the stage. She performed in the Broadway National Tour of Carousel, debuted Off-Broadway in Michael Bradford’sLiving in the Wind and played eight different roles in the interactive comedy Eat the Runt. Other theatre performances include Abyssinia, Aida, Thunder Knockin’, Jitney, The Producers, Big Street, Suburband Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, in which Keesha read alongside playwright August Wilson himself.
Keesha’s other television credits include principle roles in “Detroit 187”, “Still Standing,” “The Game”, “Tracy Morgan Show,” As the World Turns,” “Another World,” “Welcome to New York,” “Third Watch” and “Law and Order: SVU.” Her film credits include roles in Ernest Dickinson’s Never Die Alone, the comedy Malibu’s Most Wanted, Pootie Tang with Chris Rock, American Adobo and Bull Run.
In addition to her work on the screen and stage, Keesha is an accomplished writer. She has co-written a screenplay with award-winning novelist Thomas Monteleone and has several other writing projects in the works. 
In late 2011, she become a member of the prestigious Directors Guild of America after making her TV directorial debut with Are We There Yet?



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Iconic GIRL To Know: Shelley Wade

In Iconic GIRLS on February 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Shelley Wade is one of the country’s top Radio Air-Personalities. For the last 10 years, she has been on air at Z100 New York, the biggest Top 40/Pop station in the world. She can also be heard on stations nationwide.
With the launch of “The Shelley Wade Treatment,” Shelley now puts a closer focus on one of her favorite aspects of her career, interviewing celebrities. Viewers can visually check out Shelley interviewing celebrities one on one, as they talk about their love for music. The show touches on all genres of music from Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B, to Classical, Rock Country and Jazz. “The Shelley Wade Treatment” also promotes entertainers’ upcoming projects from non-profit involvement to album releases. This online show is a positive opportunity for entertainers to express their love for music.
In addition to being a National Radio Personality, Shelley is also a Television Personality and has made national appearances as a music, entertainment and Pop Culture expert on: CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” MSNBC, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, BBC Liquid News, PIX 11 New York and has been quoted in: Time Magazine, The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, People Magazine, AOL and many other publications.
Shelley Wade has interviewed some of today’s top entertainers and legendary acts–Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Dave Matthews, Pam Grier, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Celine Dion, Maxwell, Brandy, Quincy Jones, Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Jon Bon Jovi, Toni Braxton, Rihanna, Coldplay, Scarface, P. Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Maroon 5, Lenny Kravitz, Janet Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Kelly Rowland, Ruben Studdard, The Goo Goo Dolls, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Deborah Harry, Cedric the Entertainer, Vivica A. Fox, Akon, Daughtry, Avril Lavigne, James Blunt, Paris Hilton, Sean Paul, Carlos Santana, Jewel, Uncle Kracker, Jordin Sparks, Ja Rule, Craig David, Duffy, Vanessa Carlton, Jennifer Lopez, Spike Lee, Mick Fleetwood and countless others.
As a Voice Over Artist, Shelley narrated a N.A.S.A. documentary that played before the United Nations and also voiced national television and radio commercials for superstar artists like Beyonce, Ke$ha, D’Angelo, Barry White, Missy Elliott, Lucinda Williams and many more.
Although Shelley has accomplished many things, she still has many dreams yet to be conquered. With her wit, personality and great smile there is nothing this ambitious woman is unable to achieve!



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Iconic GIRL To Know: Kara Ross

In Iconic GIRLS on January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm
One of Kara Ross’s fondest memories of her childhood is a safari to Africa with her parents at the age of thirteen. To commemorate the trip, Kara’s parents allowed her to choose a native gemstone of her choice. When they returned to their home, Kara was told she could design and create a ring with the tourmaline she chose. After a trip to “Jeweler’s Row” in downtown Philadelphia, Kara decided to create a square cut ring on an 18 karat gold band with diamonds. “To know that I could create something wholly original at a young age really affected me.”
It was a concept that would guide her vision as a designer. After graduating from Georgetown University and a brief stint in advertising at Harper’s Bazaar, Kara became a certified gemologist. For many years, she used diamonds, pearls, and 18k gold to create one-of-a-kind custom pieces for private clients.
In 2003 she founded the company Kara Ross, which has rapidly grown from its origins in fine jewelry and is known for its bold and unique use of exotic skins and gemstones across several jewelry lines, handbags, and belts. The newest addition to the brand is the Kara Ross Gemstone Collection which debuted in fall 2010. Pieces from her various collections can be purchased at Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Holt Renfrew, Harvey Nichols, Harrods and TSUM.
Kara’s pieces have been featured internationally in top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and Elle. Celebrity fans include Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Kate Beckinsale, Eva Longoria, Anne Hathaway, Demi Moore, Alicia Keyes, Oprah and Michelle Obama.





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Iconic GIRL To Know: Pebbles

In Iconic GIRLS on January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm
“Pebbles,” a childhood nickname, had an early brush with industry success in the early ’80s as a backup singer for percussionist/band leader Bill Summers and the funk outfit Con Funk Shun, helping to co-write “Body of Lover,” one of the band’s biggest hits. In 1987 she scored first breakthrough with Pebbles, her self-titled solo debut for MCA Records. “Pebbles” yielded a Platinum-plus album featuring the hits “Girlfriend” and “Mercedes Boy” (which Pebbles wrote), both Top Five Pop & #1 R&B smashes that became anthems around the world. These songs remain in heavy rotation across the globe. The videos for both songs, featuring Pebbles’ signature modern glam style, were in heavy rotation on MTV, VH1 and BET. During this time Pebbles married Antonio “LA” Reid, who would co-found LaFace Records with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
In 1990 Pebbles released “Always,” a well-received set that included the Top Five hit “Giving You the Benefit,” “Always,” and “Love Makes Things Happen.” The latter song, featuring Babyface, was a Top 20 Pop & R&B hit and remains a Quiet Storm staple. In 1995 Pebbles delivered Straight from My Heart, which included a more mature sound and featured the singer’s collaborations with producers / songwriters Sean Combs, Kyle West, and Organized Noize.
Combined, these three albums sold more than six million copies worldwide, received a Grammy nomination and a list of other songwriting and performance awards for Pebbles. As an established artist Pebbles turned her attention to discovering and cultivating new musical talent.
Through Pebbitone, her production company, Pebbles transformed the music industry with her discovery and development of TLC, the #1 selling female group of all time. Under Pebbles’ guidance as a producer, director, marketing chief, and image maker, this Grammy-award winning super group recorded 1993’s quintuple platinum debut album Ooooh…On the TLC Tip, featuring the Top 10 hits “Baby, Baby, Baby,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “What About Your Friends.” In 1994, TLC released CrazySexyCool, which sold an unprecedented thirteen million albums and garnered the group its first Grammy for Best R&B Album.
In February 2011, Pebbles was named as the executive producer / host of Essence’s national R&B search. Among other prizes, the winner will be awarded the coveted opportunity to perform in the Superdome during the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. This is an exciting opportunity for Pebbles because this project gives her a platform to do what she does best — discovering raw talent and collaborating with them to create superstars.



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Iconic GIRL Spotlight: Elise Hutton

In Iconic GIRLS on January 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Meet Elise Hutton. She’s a twenty one year old from South Carolina and oldest of three girls. She’s an awesome freelance writer and hopes to someday wrote for well known magazines and websites. Elise current project is a lifestyle blog called Sugar Coated where she documents all things in life that inspire her or bring her joy. She also teaches a pre-teen class at her church where they discuss the effects that society has on us.
Elise is an Iconic GIRL because she does not compromise herself to fit the world’s standards for a girl. She doesn’t feel forced to wear provocative clothing, so everyone will think she’s sexy. She doesn’t feel the need to put herself on unhealthy, unreasonable diets just because she should be a size 0. Elise believes being an Iconic GIRL is all about making your own rules. She’s not talking about being rebellious and shocking, but just sticking to your own opinions, and not letting the world inform you on how to dress or live. 
Elise was blessed to find a man that makes me feel beautiful everyday. Whether she’d gained five pounds, burned the chicken parmesan, or gotten car sick in his brand new Mustang, he loves her just the same. His kindness makes her feel more confident about herself. She believes that surrounding yourself with kind, loving people really does make a huge difference on your own mood and more importantly, your life. 
Elise enjoys staying healthy by visiting the gym regularly, eating a balanced diet, and taking random adventures with her future husband! To her, mixing up her routines are what keeps her going. Biking, rock climbing, running, hiking, walking, etc are some of her favorite activities. Music also plays a big part in her fitness motivation! Elise’s motto is: keeping a strict workout schedule can be challenging, but it is so worth it when you feel and look fantastic!
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Iconic GIRL Spotlight: Kasidy Moore

In Iconic GIRLS on January 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Meet Kasidy Moore.  This talented lady runs a blog called The Fresh Factor, which is a personal style blog with a twist. The goal is to share accessible personal style while promoting volunteer work and supporting others in their creative work. 
The Fresh Factor is a personal style blog based on the belief that your fresh isn’t fresh until you give it away. Combining style inspiration with opportunities to give back, we recognize that we are all factors in our communities and have a calling to contribute. The Fresh Factor is not only a style blog, but also a style endeavor; seeking to connect businesses, independent boutiques and designers, great labels, talented creative types, and causes in a unique, mutually beneficial way – providing a platform for their work to shine. This is an attempt to make some sort of difference through a collective bond of style-loving awesomeness and have some fun in the process.
See the world uniquely. Influence it creatively. Be Fresh. 
Kasidy finds volunteer opportunities to be involved in and organizations that do work in the community. Through the site, she promotes these organizations and host a volunteer opportunity. So far, groups have helped the Good Will/Easter Seals organization and the Emergency Foodshelf Network. Kasidy also encourages anyone who is doing volunteer work to let her know what they have done so she can acknowledge them on the site and further create a culture of volunteerism and giving back.
The Fresh Factor is the first branch of an umbrella organization called Gifted Culture. The goal is to encourage people who are creatively talented to work at a certain level of excellence and consider how their gift can be used to change the world. Gifted Culture will be putting on events in the community in the upcoming year and striving to give opportunities to young artists who wish to develop their talent and make a difference.

If you can to learn more about The Fresh Factor or Kasidy Moore:

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Iconic GIRL To Know: Nicole Ari Parker

In Iconic GIRLS on January 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm
Nicole Ari Parker is as adept at portraying strong sexy women as she is at playing vulnerable and complicated characters. She is best known for her outstanding performance as Teri Joseph of Showtime’s award-winning Soul Food and has displayed her acting range in several blockbuster and independent films. She has been featured in Touchstone Picture’s Remember the Titans, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Boogie Nights with Mark Wahlberg, the HBO Original Film Dancing in September and opposite Taye Diggs in Fox Searchlight’s Brown Sugar.
This past summer Parker starred opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures’ Imagine That, and she will next appear with Rockmond Dunbar in Pastor Brown. She has also been featured in such independent films as 200 Cigarettes, Shooting Gallery’s Loving Jezebel, Subway Stories and Sebastian Cole, a winner at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
Here extensive background in theatre includes Off-Broadway productions like Chicago, House of Learand Romeo and Juliet. She also appeared in the television movies The Loretta Claiborne Story, Exiled and Mind Prey.
Parker always knew she wanted to be an actress. She began pursuing her dream at the Baltimore Actors Theatre and then it was on to Washington Ballet Company, before moving to New York to study further at New York University. She is a graduate of NYU’s famed Tisch School of the Arts.
She has been nominated for seven NAACP Image Awards and had the pleasure of presenting President Bill Clinton with a Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony hosted by the NAACP. She also received a special award at the Urban World Film Festival, for Outstanding Body of Work as an Actress.
Parker starred alongside former Soul Food co-star and real life spouse Boris Kodjoe in the Paramount/UPN sit-com, Second Time Around, effectively raising the bar for Hollywood power couples.
In January 2009, Parker was featured in People Magazine to introduce Sophie’s Voice Foundation (http://www.sophiesvoicefoundation.org/), the charitable organization she started with husband Boris to raise awareness about children and adults living with spina bifida.

Iconic GIRL To Know: Marysol Castro

In Iconic GIRLS on January 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Marysol Castro is CBS News’ weather anchor. Previously, she was the Weather Anchor for CBS’ “The Early Show.” Most recently, Castro served as the weather anchor and feature correspondent of ABC News weekend edition of “Good Morning America” (2004-2010). In addition to covering the national weather outlook from the studio, Castro has reported major weather stories from the field. In her first year she covered the historic string of hurricanes that plagued the southeast including Hurricane Katrina. She returned to New Orleans and Florida post-Katrina to follow up on a group of families devastated by the destruction.
Castro has also covered a wide variety of non weather related stories. In 2009, she followed a group of undocumented students from UC Berkeley as they struggled with the prospect of deportation. Castro also followed the life of a California family whose daughter is allergic to virtually everything. In February 2010, Castro reported on the orphan crisis following the Haitian earthquake. Castro took on the role of trapeze artist in a production of Cirque de Soleil in 2007, drove the pace car for the Indy 500 with both Patrick Dempsey and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, swam with sharks at an aquarium in New Jersey, cliff dove in Oahu, Hawaii, tossed the football with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and covered the Academy Awards from the red carpet in 2004 and 2005. She scoured the Lower 48 in search of the best breakfast, ice cream, and dessert and attempted playing one-on-one with WNBA star Lisa Leslie.
Before joining ABC News, Castro served as a general assignment reporter for WPIX-TV in New York. Prior to that, she worked as an anchor and correspondent for News 12 The Bronx (2000-2002). In her former life, Castro taught high school English in Brooklyn, New York.
She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and got her Master’s at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She resides in Connecticut with her two young sons.

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