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1 Oct

Halloween is that one day a year where you can get eat as much candy you want and take fashion to another level.

Okay, Ms. Charm’s recent history of Halloween costumes have been pretty basic, lackluster . . . a FBI agent, a wannabe WWE Diva and the list goes on.

This year, I want to put a little more effort into my costume with the help of a few amazing people aka my readers!

From now until October 8, you will vote for what  Ms. Charm should be this Halloween.  VOTE BELOW!






ASA (Shahs of Sunset)


AUBREY O’DAY  (Dumblonde)



Be sure to check out my IG and my Facebook Page for updates on my Halloween journey: from shopping for the costume, to figuring out hair and make-up and well to figuring out what Halloween event I should attend.

LOOKING BACK SERIES 2015: Baltimore UpRising: Fashion As a Force For Good

25 Sep

This post was originally published in May. It is the first installment of “Looking Back Series 2015”.  Since publishing this article, Caprece Jackson Garrett’s event raised $5,000 to help rebuild For Rent Shoes, Entropy Ink & Boutique and Flawless Damsels.  All businesses are open once again. 

On Monday, April 27, the city that I was raised in became national news.  I understood the anger and through it all I could not help to think that I need to do something.

I felt compelled to write this post to share ways you can give back to Baltimore in fashionable ways.


Local Businesses Affected 

It was hard to see local businesses like For Rent Shoes, Entropy Ink & Boutique and Flawless Damsels completely destroyed.

From Taylor of Flawless Damsels:

“We would like to thank everyone for all their phone calls, emails, comments, DMs, and posts for uplifting and rebuilding of this business. We are in awe with all the love we have received since the incident. We are not discouraged and are remaining positive. We have faith and hope that we can reopen bigger and better than what we were before. We plan to remain on Monument street and plan to take everything one day at a time to rebuild a better business for our supporters. Keep my business and all the other in your prayers that were affected during the riots and please continue to pray for Baltimore and the Freddie gray family. Some of the supporters of the store started a GoFundMe account to help with the rebuilding of the business. Any amount of donations is greatly appreciated.”

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Jordan Matthews, local Baltimore designer, is raffling off  a Custom Jersey Jacket in order to raise funds to rebuild Entropy Boutique. The raffle is $5 and the winner will be announced on May 5th!

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Looking Back Series 2015 Introduction

18 Sep


“Looking Back Series 2015” will start next week and last until November 29.

Ms. Charm will be looking back at some of the best stories of the year.



Besides that, Ms. Charm’s Chic has some amazing treats coming up for her readers in October/November.  There will be an interactive poll and another big giveaway!

Fashion Saves Lives Fashion Gala on October 26

18 Sep
The 3rd Annual Fashion Saves Lives gala,
a benefit for the American Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Breast Center
returns on October 26!
The purpose of this event is to highlight the importance of early detection in breast cancer survivability and to raise funds to help cover the costs of breast cancer screenings and testing for uninsured people regardless of age, race and gender.   The models on the runway will include breast cancer survivors from Johns Hopkins Bayview Breast Center, local celebrities, Baltimore City police officers/ firefighters, news anchors and professional models.
3rd Annual Fashion Saves Lives Charity Gala
Date:  Monday October 26, 2016
Time:  7PM – 10PM
Location: The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. 1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore




More information about how to purchase tickets will be coming soon!


Married to Jewelry and Metal: Tracey Beale

11 Sep
There is more to Tracey Beale than being a social media force behind one of Charm City’s popular shopping event, Boulevard of Chic (BOC). By day, she is figuring out social media marketing strategies for the BOC brand. By night and weekend, she is committed to  something she can’t even shake if she could.
“It’s funny I never really decided to pursue jewelry,” Beale said. I feel like it found me and I’ve never been able to shake it. It’s kind of like a man meeting the love of his life and no matter how many times she turns him down he continues to pursue her, until she says yes. That’s the connection I have with jewelry. It feels like it constantly pursues me. In art school I learned about the cultural and historical significance of jewelry and that fascinated me but, it wasn’t  until years later that I made my first piece. Even then I thought it was just a one time thing.”
Beale has been married to metal and jewelry making for more than 15 years.  Her brand is simply called Tracey Beale Jewelry was started when she had the task of creating a custom birthday gift for a coworker.
“It was a long, beaded necklace with a large, gemstone pendant that I’d wrapped in silver wire,” Beale said. She loved it and so did everyone else. Next thing you know I’m making custom necklaces. Even though people were buying jewelry from me I didn’t consider it a business or a jewelry line. It was just something I did. That was over 15 years ago. Throughout the years my style has evolved into mostly metalwork. One thing that hasn’t changed is my unconventional approach to design and construction. I like to try new things and I embrace ‘mistakes’.”
         The Twisted ring, Effected bangs and most of the leaf style earrings have become some of her favorite pieces to make. As the
         fall fashion season is quickly approaching, Beale wants to explore new techniques and methods for producing her work.10371998_1578244285724530_5679325657621080279_n
“I think artists are some of the most courageous, and craziest people in the world,” Beale said. I’m proud to be member of the tribe.”
Learn more about Tracey Beale’s Jewelry here: https://www.facebook.com/Traceybealejewelry

Barbie Doll Visionary turned Fashion Star: Evette Monique

4 Sep

A dreamer, a rebel and a visionary fascinated by shapes and colors. Her interests were developed in art classes through sketching and sculpting. However, there was something about playing Barbie doll with her best friend and upstair neighbor, Lisa that sparked a fashion designer spirit.


“She always had the latest doll, doll house, doll clothes and accessories,” Evette Monique said. I didn’t have as much as she did being raised in a middle class blue collar house hold so it was always a treat and privilege to play Barbie with her. One day I was watching the Oscars with my mom and I was amazed at all the wonderful colors and textures the actresses wore on the red carpet. I wanted to own all of those gowns.”

Contact: Evette.monique1@gmail.com


Urban Pearl “End of Summer” Giveaway

30 Aug

Ms. Charm is all about supporting local fashion brands! One local fashion brand she could not get enough of this summer was indeed, Urban Pearl.

Especially, their grand collection of rompers.


I’m happy to announce that I am teaming up with Urban Pearl to give away a $35 certificate to one lucky reader!

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First, you want to follow Ms. Charm’s Chic (@mscharmschic) and Urban Pearl (@shopurbanpearl) on Instagram.

Second, look out for a trivia question posted around 6 a.m.  All questions will be multiple choice.  Comment on the photo with your answer. 

Third, check out the rest of the rules. . .

The person with the most correct answers will win the prize.

Open to DMV (Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and Delaware) residents.


Prize: Win a $35 gift certificate to Urban Pearl (only on IG) Trivia Questions will be posted on Instagram from Monday to Friday. And, winner will be announced on Sunday.

Winner’s prize will be mailed to them by Urban Pearl.

TUNE IN to Ms. Charm’s Chic Instagram all week for multiple choice trivia questions and comment with the answer you think is correct! 

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