Extend Your Style [Lookbook]

When you style Ashro fashions with your own wardrobe, magic happens. Self expression happens. We’ve turned to some of our models, customers, an influencer and our favorite customer service rep to see how it’s done.

Onward & Upward: S2:E11 Arlene Brooks

One Such Outstanding Woman is Arlene Brooks, Owner & Operator of Coffee Speaks N Tea Talks. Thanks so much to Arlene for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E11: Presenting Coffee Speaks N Tea Talks now.

Ashro Woman: Angela M.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Angela M. from Austin, TX

To Angela, Diva means “Divinely Inspired, Victorious and Accomplished through Christ.” Angela lives this out every day—all the way. “I’m passionate about my love for the Lord, my Christian faith, my husband and family.” She is also passionate about helping others, cooking, and her craft of writing and storytelling.

Onward & Upward: S2:E10 Sharon Grant, LPC, CAADC

One Such Outstanding Woman is Sharon Grant, LPC, CAADC, Founder & CEO of Oasis of Serenity Counseling & Consulting Services. Thanks so much to Sharon for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E10: Managing the Stressors in Life now.

Ashro Woman: Brandy G.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Brandy G. from Rockford, IL

Pay attention, Ladies. This young business owner and mother of two started her business out of her book bag! Today Brandy’s Candies is a brick-and-mortar building located in downtown Rockford, IL., and it’s been going strong for four years.

It’s Time to Demand Action to Save Black Mothers & Babies

Black mother holding Black baby

Black Maternal and Child Health in the United States is in a State of Emergency. April is Minority Health Month and home to national Black Maternal and Child Health Week which is observed each year from April 11-17th. This is a critical time to talk about a pressing issue that deserves our immediate attention – the health of Black mothers and babies.

Onward & Upward: S2:E9 Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

One Such Outstanding Woman is Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Professional Model, Personal Finance Expert and Author of Get Good with Money. Thanks so much to Tiffany for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E9: Living Richer and Building Legacies with The Budgetnista now.

Ashro Woman: Pamela S.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Pamela S. from Milledgeville, GA

This beautiful wife, mother and grandmother is also an author, businesswoman, and caseworker for the state of Georgia! All of these things flow from her faith as a born-again Christian. “I love helping people, especially children.”

Onward & Upward: S2:E8 Sharaun

One Such Outstanding Woman is Sharaun, Professional Model, Wellness Practitioner, Founder of ServeUp Inc and Model Tribe. Thanks so much to Sharaun for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E8 Having an Extraordinary Spirit of Giving and Being.

Onward & Upward: S2:E7 Dr. Johnecia Mason

One Such Outstanding Woman is Dr. Johnecia L. Mason, Educator, College Professor & Creator of Rodney’s Gift Nonprofit. Thanks so much to Dr. Johnecia for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E7 Realizing the Gift of Education.

Ashro Woman: Gloria B.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Gloria B. from Americus, GA. What makes Gloria happy? Seeing other people happy. That’s why she spends her free time serving others: in her church as a pastor.

Onward & Upward: S2:E6 with Chef Ta-Ta

One Such Outstanding Woman is Chef Ta-Ta, Founder/CEO. Thanks so much to Chef Ta-Ta for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E6: The Life-Giving Elements of Healthy Cuisine now.

Ashro Woman: Crystal L.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Crystal L. from Washington D.C. Glamorous Crystal has patterned her personal style after Michelle Obama, Cicely Tyson…and her “beautiful mother,” a woman “full of love.”

Onward & Upward: S2:E5 with Leona Dotson

One Such Outstanding Woman is Leona Dotson, Director of Immersive Experiences at Microsoft. Thanks so much to Leona for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.
Watch S2:E5 Navigating the Corporate World now.

Ashro Woman: Charmaine F.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Charmaine, from Compton, CA.

Charmaine represents The Ashro Woman perfectly because she herself is unstoppable. Despite a 21-year battle with cancer, Charmaine sees herself as immensely blessed by God. And she lives accordingly, volunteering at her church as a youth mentor in addition to other philanthropy.

A Call to Action for Women’s History Month

4 Black women at an event Cassandra, 2nd from left

March is Women’s History Month and a time to celebrate the many contributions women have made to building our world and improving the human condition. This starts with the powerful women in our families and extended community who persisted against incredible odds and obstacles to move our families forward from one generation to the next! We ARE because of them!

Onward & Upward: S2:E4 with Tonya Rapley

One Such Outstanding Woman is Tonya Rapley, Finance Expert and Entrepreneur. Thanks so much to Tonya for joining us for Season Two of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.
Watch S2:E4 Basking in the Joy of Financial Freedom now.