Miss Lori celebrates #SoFabColor fashion bloggers week 8

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not a fashionista, but I sure gave birth to one. My eldest daughter KA!ANN, age 11, dreams of having her own fashion line when she grows up, (to all of 18!). Part of the reason she has made having her own fashion liven a goal is because she doesn’t feel that mainstream fashion represents her interests or her ethnicity. That’s why she was very excited when I chose to celebrate African American Fashion Bloggers for week 8 of my #SoFabColor series. These women give her high hopes and inspiration for her fashiontastic future by giving voice to style for women of all colors today. [Read more…]

Miss Lori week 7 #SoFabColor parenting bloggers

“It takes a village,” Hillary Clinton famously said about raising children. I couldn’t agree with her more. But in today’s World our villages barely exist, because we have built homes and apartments willy nilly, instead of around a central edifice such as a school, a church or a community center of sorts. It’s hard to utilize the nurturing of the village if you don’t actually live in one. Well, not anymore. With the advent of social media and the great wide inter web, we are creating communities one hashtag at a time. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is traveling in style with the #SoFabColor bloggers of week 6

One of the benefits of being a professional social media influencer is the travel. Working in social media these past couple of years I have had the opportunity to travel to many amazing places, but my favorite so far has been Disney. At the Disney Social Media Moms Conference the week 4 #SoFabColor bloggers and I all got to try our hand at travel blogging, but there are a number of women of color out there who do it regularly, and with flair. They are my #SoFabColor Bloggers for week 6: [Read more…]

Miss Lori’s #SoFabColor Bloggers in Chicago week 5

What I really love about social media is that it is social online and offline. I have made more friends, really good friends, through my networking in social media than I have through any other outlet in my entire life. I am always expanding my personal network in this way. However, when I look to expand my professional sphere a great place to turn to is a blogging network, like Collective Bias Social Fabric and others. Just listen to what my SoFabColor Disney bloggers had to say about Networks while we were in Orlando:



Though I love to connect with bloggers and influencers at events like #DisneySMmoms it is great to have so a rich community of women to gather with here in my own city of Chicago. That’s why for week 5 of my SoFabColor series I am highlighting bloggers of color from my own back yard in Chicago. [Read more…]

Miss Lori and the #SoFabColor bloggers of week 4 offer blogging advice

I am so excited to bring you more from my week four group of #SoFabColor Bloggers. I had the great fortune of spending time with them and their families at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. So many insights they have to offer about life, family and of course social media. I have captured a few nuggets in this compilation video just for you. [Read more…]