Lemon Brands

90 Days - NYC Screening/Panel on Healthy Relationships at the Schomburg Center

On Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Lemon Brands was honored to attend the screening of 90 DAYS presented by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.

The night started on the red carpet as Nathan Hale Williams, Writer and Co-Director of 90 Days, Jennia Fredrique Aponte, Co-Director of 90 Days, C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO of NBLCA, spoke about the importance of the film and how damaging the stigma of HIV/AIDS has been in black communities around the United States.

As part of the Nathan Hale Williams and Jennia Fredrique Aponte’s 90 DAYS: ADVOCACY, ACTIVISM, & STORYTELLING series, they hope screenings like this will start conversations around healthy relationship and educate people about HIV/AIDS. With conviction, Nathan explained, “This was divinity inspired and divinely carried.”

There is no shortage of talent in this film as the cast features the likes of Teyonah Parris, Nick Few, Pauletta Washington, Rodney Chester, Emmett Short, and V. Bozeman.

The film takes us into the lives of Jessica, played by Teyonah Parris, and Talyor, played by Nic Few, after 90 days of dating. After claiming, “I have known her since I meet her”. Taylor is tested after Jessica tells him a secret that threatens to undo everything they created together. This film asks us to answer the question is love greater than anything?

The power of the film is in the way it approaches the topic of HIV/AIDS. It tackles stigma through a personal narrative that shows us the pain and hope someone with HIV lives with. How does one find love and intimacy while being HIV positive? Far from a presentation of data, this is an emotional call that shakes our very beliefs.  

After the screening, a thoughtful panel focused on knowing your HIV status in a relationship and how to you have that conversation along with getting tested. There was no shortage of wisdom and knowledge on stage. Panelists shared with the audience ways to move beyond the stigma and having open conversations through couple HIV testing, normalizing testing in the community, and telling your story about HIV.

Facing issues like HIV/AIDS can seem daunting but with healthcare professionals, political leaders, artists, and loved ones coming together at this event it is clear that there is a community of love that can conquer all

The Sweet Taste of Success

LEMON BRANDS takes Microsoft Store - Fifth Avenue 

Presented at Manmade Productions - "You Better Work!" Workshop

On Feb. 17th, 2017, Lemon Brands gave a presentation on how to stay lemon fresh in your professional life online and in the office as a part of Manmade Productions, “You Better Work!” work preparedness workshop at Microsoft Store- Fifth Avenue. Teaming up with Microsoft, the workshop was for the transgender and gender non-conforming communities along with their allies.

Using tools like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram job seekers can demonstrate to employers their skills, personality, and values. More than ever recruiters and hiring managers are using social media to find their next hire. By taking the time to refresh these critical social media profiles, applicants can truly connect with companies that are looking for their unique talents.

The rise of online recruiting has not diminished the importance of candidates walking into interviews looking professional and confident. Hiring Mangers need to be able to imagine you working in their office. Dressing to fit the job is critical in making that happen. We provided the audience with a range of different outfits choices depending on the dress code of the office.

We would like to thank Manmade Productions for giving us the opportunity to speak at such a powerful event. We truly hope our presentation will help someone find their dream job. 

Top Brands of CAPSULE New York Men's FW17

Lemon Brands x Capsule New York Men's FW17 |  TOP BRANDS of 2017

This year Lemon Brands walked the CAPSULE New York Men's FW17 show to stay up to date with all the new brands showcasing their FW17 lines. We came up with a list highlighting the Top Brands of Capsule. 

 

QILO

This contemporary streetwear brand marries quality garments and expressive creativity. The brand started out in 2013 with a 5-panel cap designed by two college friends. Since then their brand recognition has risen as Qilo continues to center its design aesthetic around the pineapple: the international symbol of hospitality. With a strong presence in quality headwear, Qilo is expanding into bomber jackets, parkas and suede longline coats.

 

Check out the latest from Qilo: 

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FOODI

This two-year-old brand was the manifestation of a dream. As London-based designer Stephen Akpotaime professes, “I love food, I dreamt of a chicken.” Using the concept of food, Stephen’s aim is to make you think with some, “food for thought”. Citing importance of fair trade and a renewed sense of environmental stewardship, he makes sure his product are eco-friendly. Each piece is also numbered as only a limited number of each style is printed and sold. Talking about the future, he told Lemon Brands he is looking to customer feedback to tell him where to take Foodi saying, "I will let you tell me because you are the customer.”

Check out the latest from Foodi:

Instagram  |  Website

 

BRISTOL LOS ANGELES

Bristol is a Los Angeles-based garment studio and lifestyle brand that was a result of collaboration between two designers and lifelong friends. Tommy Novels, one of the Co-founders/Designers, explained that their garments represents a, “refined but naive fashion” that represents the neighborhood all the designers grew up in. Rapidly finding fans across the country, Bristol Los Angeles is ready to bring their unique style to the east coast.

Check out the latest from Bristol Los Angeles:

Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Mixing traditional methods with contemporary style, Country of Origin has 35 years of the most experience hand-frame knitters in Scotland creating timeless apparel. Taking inspiration from painter Kazimir Malevich and the effect of bold primary colors, the pieces combine quality with strong design elements. Country of Origin is primarily sold in Japan, but be on the lookout as they move into the US market.

Check out the latest from Country of Origin: 

Website  |  Twitter  |  Instagram 

 

FRIED RICE

This apparel brand takes inspiration from the eccentric lower eastside of New York where global minds and the multi-cultural mix constantly on every block. The fusion of these influences has brought to life a style that is visibly unique with its unisex style and modern interpretations of the different worlds we inhabit. The strength of this brand is in the versatility of the pieces allowing Fried Rice to reach a wide range of customers.

 

Check out the latest from Fried Rice:

Website  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest   |  Twitter  |  Facebook 

 

Top Brands of Liberty Fair NYC '17

Lemon Brands x Liberty Fair NYC '17  |  Top Brands of 2017

This year Lemon Brands walked the Liberty Fair NYC '17 show to stay up to date with all the new brands showcasing new collections. We came up with a list highlighting the Top Brands of Liberty Fair NYC. 

 

Descendants of Thieves

When Matteo Maniatty approached Dres Ladro with the idea of starting Descendant of Thieves, he was initially hesitant. Ladro, an ardent believer of individuality and exclusivity, accepted Maniatty’s offer by creating limited edition pieces with selective distribution. The brand stays true to that vision to this day by boldly telling viewers to not wear the brand for it isn’t for everyone. Descendant of Thieves is known for creating pieces with razor sharp slim fits and reverse engineering. Ladro designs from the inside out, adding hidden messages and concealed pockets to their signature shirts and blazers. 

 

Check out the latest from Descendant of Thieves:

Website  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Facebook 

 

Android Homme

Los Angeles based brand that was founded by Javier Laval in 2008 after seeing a void in the affordable luxury space between $200-$400. Obsessed with design, detail, construction and quality the shoes are all designed in LA and hand made in Italy. Taking inspiration from architecture and sacred geometry this season's collection incorporates details that make you take a closer look. The clashing of aggressive and minimal design with quality craftsmanship get to the heart of the brand, “it is never too late to reprogram”.  

 

Check out the latest from Android Homme:

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Ezra Arthur

The brainchild of four brothers, Ezra Arthur creates heirloom pieces that merge contemporary engineering and timeless practices to produce one of a kind leather goods. It’s the quintessential American brand; Ezra Arthur designs and manufacture all of their pieces in Arizona’s warehouse district. Their selection is varied manufacturers everything from leather belts, bracelets, wallets, snap pouches, and razor cases.

 

Check of the latest from Ezra Arthur:

Website  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Tumblr

 

Golden Bear SportsWear

When it comes to menswear jackets, Golden Bear Sportswear is the go to brand. The sportswear started in San Francisco in 1922 selling dockworker coats to the locals. Fast forward a century, this legacy brand is still in the Bay Area, producing great quality outerwear. Updated pieces like the bright varsity jackets and naked finishes for FW17 play to the younger markets while the lambskin bombers and leather jackets are classics. The jackets are true investment pieces, with the leather gaining patina over time proving that Golden Bear Sportswear gets better with age.

 

Check out the latest from Golden Bear: 

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram 

 

 

TOP BRANDS OF Agenda NYC

LEMON BRANDS X AGENDa NYC  |  TOP BRANDS OF 2017

This year Lemon Brands walked the Agenda NYC show to stay up to date with all the new brands showcasing their FW17 lines. Looking around we came up with a list of brands that caught our eye at this year's show. 

 

Chpo

Combining Japanese mechanics, Scandinavian clean cut design, and a strong social value statement Chpo delivers a classic look at an affordable price hence their saying, “anyone, anywhere.” While providing a premium product Chpo is quick to point out what they stand for telling us on their website, “If you hate homosexuals, people of different color or women, please do this one favor for us. Don’t buy our gear.” Based in Stockholm, Sweden, they are currently selling in 21 countries. As CEO Viktor Telegin looks toward the future, he wishes to increase awareness of the brand internationally partnering with brand ambassadors and building content that can spread across the social media world. 

 

Check out the latest from CHPO:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Pintest  | Instagram  |  Twitter  

 

Weiv

Featuring their Tactical Jackets, Weiv showcases a classic look with a twist that is perfect for anyone that is looking to make a statement. Focusing on the basics, the design team aimed to used different color palettes and silhouettes to give the customer pieces that can be layered and styled in numerous ways.  In addition to style, comfort is the word that comes to mind with Weiv. The cotton spandex fabric they use with their lazy silhouettes allows the clothes to be lighter without compromising comfort.

 

Check out the latest from Weiv: 

Website  |  Instagram 

 

Ekumenik

Into their tenth year, the Canadian brand’s attention to detail is what truly makes them unique. Derived from the Greek word, oikoumene, Ekumenik stands for “The Inhabited World.”  Providing an escape from the mundane, this menswear brand chases adventure. After all, the apparel is manufactured in Bali, the surf destination for anyone looking for a scenic escape. Known for their modern knits and soft flannels, Ekumenik strategically selects its fabrics to enhance its fit focused pieces.

 

Check out the latest from Ekumenik:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram 

 

Lemon Brands | SWEETLIFE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lemon Brands 'SWEETLIFE' X TRANS-GIVING NYC!

New York, New York - Thursday, November 10th, 2016 (Lemon Brands) - In Support of Transgender Awareness Week and the Annual November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance, Lemon Brands - SweetLife has sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner celebration in NYC. Hosted by Manmade Productions, Lemon Brands encourages those of the LGBT community and its allies to Join us at this years’ TRANS-Giving Dinner in NYC.

On November 17, 2016, Manmade Productions/The G.H.O.S.T. Project, T-time with the Gurlz, GMHC, HousingWorks, Metro Plus, Lemon Brands, Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC), Salaam Pharmacy, Argus, Princess Janae Place and a few other local community organizations are joining forces to bring the Brooklyn Community NYC Trans-Giving 2016. 

There will be free food, music, entertainment, Trans-Education, free HIV testing, a live taping of T-time with the Gurlz, sisterhood, brotherhood, fun, fabulousness and so much more.  So if you live in or plan on visiting the NYC area and you either identify as transgender or you just want to support and uplift the transgender community, please join us for this joyous occasion on November 17, at the Marte Hall located at 81 Siegel Street from 3 until 7 p.m.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

CONTACT:
MELVIN BROWNE
MANAGING DIRECTOR
LEMON BRANDS
MELVIN@LEMONBRANDS.COM

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Lenox Laser & Esthetics Supports the American Cancer Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LENOX LASER & ESTHETICS X 'MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK' CENTRAL PARK!

New York, New York - Thursday, October 13th, 2016 (Lenox Laser & Esthetics) - In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lenox Laser and Esthetics is extending their Grand Opening Specials and Pricing!

In Addition to our company donation, for all appointments booked for the Month of October, a percentage of the service fee will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer'.

The American Cancer Society is the leader in helping to finish the fight against breast cancer. Every contribution assists in groundbreaking breast cancer research to better understand, prevent, find, and treat the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Do your part to help support, educate and spread love to those affected by the life changing disease. 

JOIN Team Lenox Laser & Esthetics THIS Sunday, October 16th 8:00AM as we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park, NYC!

Sign Up and Receive Lenox Laser and Esthetics Merchandise (Bag + T-shirt)
PLUS a Chance to Win a FREE Facial!

Register Now!

#LenoxLaserCares
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth


Book Your Breast Cancer Awareness Month Appointment!

337 Lenox Avenue | New York, NY 10027 | 646.854.2424
Laser@LenoxEsthetics.com | www.LenoxEsthetics.com

CONTACT:
MELVIN BROWNE
BRAND Manager
LEMON BRANDS
MELVIN@LEMONBRANDS.COM

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RAW Spotlights INOVATION3 at Allure in NYC!

For Immediate Release

INOVATION3 to Debut F/W 2014 Collection in NYC!

New York, New York – Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (INOVATION3) – To end a great summer, INOVATION3 announces that the fashion + lifestyle brand will be featured in the upcoming Allure event hosted by RAW Artists.

Held at the Cutting Room in New York (44 E 32nd Street) on Friday, September 5th from 7PM – 1AM. RAW Artists will spotlight emerging independent artists in the visual arts, film, fashion, music, hair + makeup artistry, photography, models and performing arts.

Amongst the many artists to be featured at the event, INOVATION3 will have a special treat in store. INOVATION3 will be debuting their Fall/Winter 2014 Collection for NYC to see. To Attend the NYC RAW showcase and view the INOVATION3 new collection first, visit www.Rawartists.org/INOVATION3 to purchase your tickets. This is a 21+ event and last minute tickets will be sold at the door for an additional cost.

About INOVATION3: INOVATION3 is a Lifestyle brand that encompasses the life of a "GENIUS”, their clothes fit like a GOODidea. Their mission is to provide quality clothing that fits your lifestyle. NEVER DIM. #LIGHTBULBSEVERYWHERE . INOVAtion3 is a Lifestyle brand, which through Nostalgic Euphoria inspires the GENUIS inside Creatives to access the love vibration through human experience. INOVAtion3 is a LUCID Dream. INOVAtion3 is Imagination affirmed. INOVAtion3 is infinite Inspiration. INOVAtion3 allows creatives, though expressions of LIGHT access to the GOODidea. Transcending cultural thresholds through branded representation of life, community and individuality.

About RAW: natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent artists in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art. RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in over 60 artistic communities across the United States, Australia, Canada and the U.K. through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

CONTACT:
Sharda Beverly
Owner | INOVATION3
Sharda@INOVATION3.Com
www.INOVATION3.Com

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Lemon Brands Announces Launch of New Agency and Website!

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For Immediate Release

Lemon Brands Announces Launch of New Agency and Website

Atlanta, Georgia - Friday, March 7th, 2014 (Lemon Brands) - Today Brand Director Melvin Browne launched operations and company website for boutique creative agency Lemon Brands. In the works since fall of 2013, the new agency has come into full swing this new year. Based in both Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York, Lemon Brands is set to cover from small businesses to fortune 500 companies with fresh, innovative, and branded marketing solutions. 

Lemon Brands is a full-service boutique creative agency that cultivates businesses and products through strategic branding, interactive marketing, social media strategy, product & brand development, innovative solutions and graphic design.

Staffed by a cutting edge pool of graphic designers, project managers, and content developers, Lemon Brands flexibility and special attention to relevance and detail will certainly fuel a great amount of success in the year 2014. 

Lemon Brands has already established a diverse roster of clientele. For mentioning - Swell Caroline, Oliver Allen, CoreyBoi Styles, Inovation3 and HomoCouture.Com. The Lemon Brands agency is full service and their creativity is endless. The small business friendly agency specializes in several markets and industries ranging from Fashion/Apparel industries to Minority and LGBTQ Markets. 

Lemon Brands aims to have an amazing year and continued success. Lemon Brands invites all businesses seeking marketing and branded solutions to visit the company website site at www.LemonBrands.Com for a full scope of services.  

Contact:
Melvin Browne
Brand Director
Lemon Brands
Melvin@LemonBrands.Com

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