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The Source by Talent Resources: Issue 27





Talent Resources is proud to work with Real Essentials, the go-to apparel brand for affordable and quality basics. Real Essentials was created when CEO Isaac Woolfe noticed the lack of affordable quality basics in the apparel industry. Whether you are working out, lounging around the house, or running daily errands, Real Essentials has a diverse selection of styles, colors, fabrics and sizes to meet every family's needs. These clothing items include men’s, women’s and children’s long sleeves, short sleeves, athletic shorts, polos, tank tops, fleece pullovers, long sleeve zip ups, jogger sweatpants, compression shorts and more. Real Essentials bundles its products to provide the best value to its customers without sacrificing comfort. Real Essentials’ products are currently sold at Amazon and Walmart.





Charli D'amelio X BlissLights

BlissLights teamed up with Charli D’amelio to promote their most intuitive Sky Lite yet, the EVOLVE. The EVOLVE features amazing color blending and intuitive app control that sets the mood in any environment.




Kris Jenner & Khloe Kardashian x The Children's Place

Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, True, Dream and The Children’s Place partnered together on a Christmas campaign just in time for the start of the Holiday season. Join them in getting your family matching holiday PJs from The Children’s Place today!




Jodie Turner-Smith & Joshua Jackson x Motorola


Motorola once again teamed up with Jodie Turner-Smith and her husband Joshua Jackson to promote the iconic Motorola Razr flip phone as they take hold of the new generation.






Mandy Moore x Gymboree


Mandy Moore partnered up with Gymboree and showed off her and her family's matching holiday-inspired outfits. Shop Mandy’s Gymboree favorites here!




The Athlete's Foot Revs Up its Celebrity/Influencer Programming in Q3


AJ Griffin x The Athlete’s Foot

The Athlete’s Foot partner and Atlanta Hawks Rookie, AJ Griffin, made in-store appearances in Atlanta GA and Durham NC TAF stores to donate hats for back-to-school and present a donation check to GRAB Durham and Fundamental Skills Camp.






Jahleel Coleman x The Athlete’s Foot


During September, National Suicide Prevention Month, Mental Health Philanthropist, Jahleel Coleman, teamed up with The Athlete's Foot to remind you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Mental health and wellness issues are not exclusive to any race, group or culture. Every person in the world lives a different life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t understand and help each other with our own individual battles.



DJ Scream x The Athlete’s Foot


Current TAF partner and Atlanta-based DJ, DJ Scream, took to social media to clear the air on one of the biggest debates in sneaker culture. What's the real difference between a Sneakerhead vs Hype-Beast?





The Athlete’s Foot Impact Council


The specialty footwear and lifestyle chain, The Athlete's Foot, announced the inception of its Impact Council. The Impact Council was created to empower local communities through a variety of initiatives, enrichment and outreach programs. The mission of the council is to uplift neighborhoods by cultivating and sponsoring programs such as recreational sports leagues, playgrounds, college scholarships, clothing and food drives that directly impact underserved communities. The Impact Council has identified five key pillars of focus which include community enrichment, social justice, female empowerment, children in need and creating opportunities for the homeless.











Jordan’s Skinny Mixes Launches New Skinny Sauces

Jordan’s Skinny Mixes, the leading brand for low-calorie and low-sugar syrups and mixes, released an innovative line of Skinny Sauces. These sauces are an exciting new addition to the brand’s successful product portfolio. The Skinny Sauces are available in Sugar Free Salted Caramel Sauce, Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Espresso Sauce and Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Sauce and are the perfect guilt-free addition to any beverage or dessert. The Skinny Sauces contain zero calories, zero carbs and zero sugar with all the sweetness and flavor.



Swanson W/I/O in Hello Giggles and Hollywood Life

Swanson W/I/O (Wellness Inside and Out), a curated line of mental health and self-care nutraceuticals, announced Amanda Kloots as their celebrity brand ambassador in August.


The partnership was recently highlighted in Hello Giggles and Hollywood Life.




Fêtefully Founder Featured as an Expert in Brides

GiGi McDowell, the founder of Fêtefully, was recently featured as an expert in Brides “The Ultimate Guide to Hiring the Right Wedding Planner,” where she offered couples tips on what to look for when hiring a wedding planner, from both her personal experience in planning her own wedding as well as her many years of experience within the wedding industry.




Lola + The Boys Mentioned in Vanity Fair, Hollywood Life and OK! Magazine

Lola + The Boys, the outrageously fun, whimsical, and high-quality children’s apparel brand created by Irina Ovrutsky, was recently featured in October’s Vanity Fair with Lebron James’ daughter, Zhuri, wearing the Lola + The Boys Shimmer Stardust Sequin Dress.

Paris Hilton was also spotted wearing Lola + The Boys in Hollywood Life and OK! Magazine.


Wilfredo Emanuel Wins Multiple Awards at the 2022 Sand Dollar Awards and Debuts Trailer for WE World

Wilfredo Emanuel Designs swept the 2022 Sand Dollar Awards winning several high-profile categories including best interior design (single-family homes), best kitchen design, best closet design, best media room design, and best outdoor design. The awards are the highest accolades given by the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) annually. Co-Chair Wilfredo Emanuel also debuted a teaser trailer for his new lifestyle magazine WE World.





Bluestone Bank Mentioned on U.S. News and World Report

Meg McIsaac, president of Bluestone Bank, provided U.S. News and World Report with expert advice about teaching kids about banking based on their age.






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