Meet me in Miami

Recap of Miami Fashion Week events that heated up the city

Ashley Montgomery | 5/22/2014, 9 a.m.
Miami Fashion Week wrapped up its 16th year in style as thousands of guests made their way to the Miami ...
Cynthia Bailey encouraged workshop attendees to follow their dreams

“I want you all to feel my spirt and believe that you are worthy of having a good life — just go for it,” Bailey said.

She went on to explain how people judge her from what they see on television.

“People believe ‘oh, this person has a perfect life’ — that’s not true,” Bailey said. “We all have to fight to stay successful.”

She concluded her workshop with Q-and-A session.


Sonia Jackson Myles, founder of the Sister Accord rallied 100 teen girls toward their God-given path to greatness and sisterhood.

“I wanted this book to be something that people could refer to when they are having issues with their girlfriends, or issues with their family,” Myles said. “Give them the actual tools to work through those issues and help people understand that we are all going to have issues, but you don’t have to pull hair or call each other names — there are other effective ways to handle our problems.”

She goes on to say that she is working diligently to teach young girls to love themselves and when you look at another girl, you see them as an extension of yourself.

Myles’ book is titled The Sister Accord: 51 Ways to Love Your Sister.

The workshops and events went until May 18. The Royale Brunch, “A Day of Inspiration” hosted by Bevy Smith of Bravo’s Fashion Queens infused inspiration and motivation to encourage women to take charge of their lives. Brunch was served and a panel discussion that included Myles, Shannon Skipper Green, ORS executive and Patricia Boswell.