Meet our style muse of the week Nakeia Drummond. This lovely lady has a natural talent of inspiring others through her style. Be Inspired!!!

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Describe your personal style.

Versatile. I’m most comfortable in casual chic looks but I love to get glamorous for occasions. Yet most days I’m happily in sweats.

Where do you find inspiration?

InStyle mag and these days the stylish ladies of IG keep me on my toes.

What articles of your style, do you over indulge in?

I don’t think I over indulge in anything. If anything, I under indulge because I don’t like to spend my money. I often feel like I don’t have anything to wear and I really don’t have a lot of pieces. Friends roll their eyes at me when I say that but then they see that I’m actually sharing a closet with my husband and say, wow these are all of your clothes?” I guess I’m good at creating several looks with the same pieces.

What’s one of your favorite places to shop?

Zara. Reasonably priced, on trend in a classic way, and great quality for the price. Plus, there is something there for everyone!

Which would you chose a wine cellar, home library, or swimming pool?

Swimming pool….I love to swim. If I could own an indoor pool, that would be the life.

What intrigues you most about a man’s style?

I really enjoy a man who’s style reflects that he understands the importance of fit. I love a well-tailored man…specifically mine.

 If you had to overwhelm one of the 5 senses of everyone you came in contact with for a day, which sense would you chose?

Sight….I guess that makes me a bit shallow. But doesn’t everyone want to be eye-catching?

 If you had a magical power what would it be?

I’d be able to clone myself. I never feel like I get through my goals for a day or season.

 If you came with a caution label what would it say?

Not easily broken or Unforgettable.

If you were described as an experience, what would be the description?

A cross country journey: there will be sun, there will be rain. Beauty in all of it. Likely, once in a lifetime, but in a  sensible and practical way.  Exhausting at times, yet still a thrill. Calculated yet whimsical.

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Tavon Mason
Age: 35
Occupation: Para-educator/coach/Author
City & State: Baltimore, MD
Married to: Tierra Mason
Married for 1 year

At what age did you know you were ready to get married? 33

Why was marriage important to you? It was important to me because I felt that Tierra completed me and I wanted my kids and Tierras son to have balance.

What encouraging words would you give to help another man understand the importance of marriage?  I would say do it when you know you’re totally into your mate. Don’t do it for her parents, your parents or because you have kids. Do it because you feel she completes you and have your back through anything.

What is something that you wish someone would have shared with you about marriage that you can share to enlighten others? Honestly nothing we totally complete one another and set our grounds even before the I Do.

What would you say is a key component to a successful marriage? being open to change and willing to compromise.

What advice would you give to a woman about preparing to be a wife? Talk your husband before going to family and friends.

What are some things tNew Picture (7)hat you appreciate about your wife? I appreciate her being supportive and being a backbone for me. I also appreciate how she understands my life as a former athlete and philanthropist in helping people through my foundation.

India Arie wrote a song about a love in her life called complicated melody…she uses interesting analogies to describe a few of his characteristics. Use one of her examples to give an analogy of your wife or feel free to use one of your own. I see me and Tierra as John Legend’s song Ordinary people. We don’t require a lot just as long as we have fun and respect one another we’re good.

Bonus question: Do you think that marriage is 50/50? We do believe so for us. I value her opinion and thoughts. At the end of the day it’s all in her you see your marriage

Sports Illustrated and style experts give us the their take on the 50 most fashionable athletes. Baltimore’s own Carmelo Anthony made the list as well as Serena Williams, Misty Copeland, Victor Cruz, Cam Newton and Ciara’s boo, Russell Wilson to name a few. Check out Sports Illustrated on stands now.

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Why looking good means feeling good…



Kobe Bryant, one of my favorite NBA players gave fans 20 great years. In typical Kobe style his final game was nothing less than great scoring 60 points, that’s how your retire.


60 Point Finale

Kobe’s Final Press Conference

Kobe’s Final Words

Kobe’s Unforgettable Finale a Perfectly Drawn Portrait of a Unique NBA Career

by Howard Beck

An except from the article:

Saying good by:

“I had no plans to return for Kobe’s finale. Flying cross-country for one game seemed impractical.

That’s what I tried to tell him, anyway.

“What?!” Kobe bellowed, glaring and smiling simultaneously. “You can’t be here at 17 and not be here for f–kin’ 37, man!”

Seventeen being Kobe’s age when he turned pro. Thirty-seven being his age now.

“Come on, man!” he scolded, chuckling. “Finish the journey, man!”

The Wrap Up:

“In 19 seasons on the NBA beat, I’ve never met a more focused, more dedicated, more passionate individual than Kobe Bean Bryant. And I could not have imagined a more perfectly imperfect farewell than the one he orchestrated here Wednesday night. It was unreal, messy, exhilarating, memorable.

I finished the journey. It was worth it.”

Full Article:

Kobe's Unforgettable Finale a Perfectly Drawn Portrait of a Unique NBA Career

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Stephen Curry graced the court on Wednesday night and pushed his career stats into new heights.  Not only did Stephen set the League all time record of 402 three-pointers in a single season but he and the Warriors ended the game 125-104 for their 73rd game victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Definitely an historical night.

Check out all of Stephen’s 402 Three-pointers for this season and his thoughts just hours before the game.

WATCH: All of Stephen Curry’s 402 Three-Pointers This Season


Here’s  a segment of the article, read the complete article on USA Today:

“I was watching some show where they were talking about Kobe’s last game,” the 27-year-old Curry told USA TODAY Sports. “And (they talked about) the fans who were my age, or a little younger, who didn’t get to see (Michael) Jordan play much but they saw Kobe play his whole career. … That was like passing the torch to him, (or) obviously LeBron (James) or whatever.”

The epiphany, you see, is that the torch is in his hands right now.

“For the youth that are watching today’s game and where it is, that would be something very special, in 15 or 20 years, (to) hear stories of kids growing up watching me play and being inspired by what I do on the floor, and how I play the game and what not,” Curry continued. “I have certain guys who I looked up to. Jordan, Kobe, those guys. Passing that on to doing my part to kind of keep that influence of basketball where it should be is kind of why I play the game.”