Runner for District 2 Councilwoman Glammed at The F.I.G., Fashion Industry Gallerie

Runner for District 2 Councilwoman Glammed at The F.I.G., Fashion Industry Gallerie

Video by Vic&Me Photography 

The most powerful fashion statement is when you can walk the walk and talk the talk. Glammed and ready for early voting starting April 19th, 2021 through Election Day May 1st, Neka Cleaver, who is running for District 2 councilwoman, received a boss beauty makeover that truly showed her fierce personality, charisma, and conviction to making a true difference and lasting change in her community. Bringing Cleaver’s style to the forefront was the F.I.G, Fashion Industry Gallerie, founded by Theresa Satterwhite and styling concept by beauty and esthetician Sheariah Antwonet, also known as GingerGold. We also caught an exclusive interview with Cleaver to hear all about how she plans to help her District 2 community if she is elected to serve in the seat.


Seen here, Neka Cleaver wearing couture dress designed by Theresa Satterwhite part of the Layla Dionne Luxury Couture Collection. Photo by Vic&Me Photography 


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Seen here, MUA GingerGold with Neka Cleaver at the F.I.G, Fashion Industry Gallerie. Photo by Kaia Dublin 

There’s nothing more uplifting than when fashion industry professionals and creatives unite to support a larger mission. Sheariah Antownet, also know as GingerGold, independent beauty professional at the F.I.G, had an idea to style and further empower the #I’mwithNeka campaign for Cleaver with an all inclusive makeover. She reached out to Satterwhite and they quickly pulled in a team of professionals to create this glam campaign. They brought their in-house photographer, Mena Akinola and videographer Victor Akinola, husband and wife due of Vic&Me Photography, as well as hairstylist Shawntae Jackson of Healing Hair. Satterwhite also reached out to fashion coordinator, Kaia Dublin of Style Lush TV, to assist with styling Cleaver for her business casual look. And what’s a glam moment without couture? The fashion entrepreneur also pulled out her own gorgeous designs from her Layla Dionne Luxury Dress Collection to complete Cleaver’s look of the evening.


Seen here, Hairstylist Shawnta Jackson with Neka Cleaver at the F.I.G, Fashion Industry Gallerie. Photo by Kaia Dublin 

Texas Fashion Industry Professional and TFII member Theresa Satterwhite is a fashion entrepreneur with multiple businesses and realized she had a wide gallery to offer the community, so she founded the F.IG. From photography, to hair and makeup, esthetician services, modeling and fashion couture designs and styling services, you can customize a package to fit your budget and needs. As Cleaver sat in the beauty chair and the team collectively worked behind the scenes at the F.IG. We were able to get an exclusive interview to hear the three major goals she would like to accomplish if she wins and becomes District 2 Councilwoman.


Seen here, Neka Cleaver styled by Kaia Dublin, Style Lush TV fashion coordinator. Photo by Vic&Me Photography 


Seen here, Neka Cleaver styled by Kaia Dublin, Style Lush TV fashion coordinator. Photo by Vic&Me Photography 

SLTV: Neka, we’re very excited to be here with you for this glam makeover as you’re running for District 2 Councilwoman. Besides your fierce and fun personality that truly has a style of its own, what are your goals for your district if you win come May 1, 2021? 
NC: First and foremost, my goal is to become the District 2 Councilwoman and help my community with increasing safety, economic increase and education. After studying my community and their needs, what district 2 needs above all is the seats of the commissions and board to be filled. These seats are the ones that run the city and make the decisions. These are the people that decide the fiscal calendar and the infrastructures that these funds will be funneled into. I found that the District 2 seat has been empty or misrepresented in the past. The person who oversees the historical board lives in Bourne, TX, not here in San Antonio District 2, and our senior citizens are not being represented. I feel that we have been voiceless and I want to be the one to fill this seat and advocate for the community in this area.

SLTV: We hear your passion and can see there is a need for someone to fill this seat and be a local advocate, instead of advocating from outside of the city. What might you do first if you are elected to lead the people and community?
NC: Yes, this is one of the major problems we have in our district. I feel the next major importance is connecting our community. I feel we need to give many more opportunities to our small business and families, such as informing them in a timely manner. Instead of giving them links to resources the day they are due, they need to be prepared for success and actually get guidance through a process. I truly am pushing to inform the community about what’s going on, be proactive with setting programs in place and be able to give you results in a timely manner.

SLTV: You mentioned informing the community in a timely manner, can you elaborate on this? What process might you want to improve on to fill the communication and project management gap?
NC:
It is import to me to build relationships and to also deliver the community requests on a timely manner.  I’ve been a community advocate for a very long time behind the scenes, but my good Lord told me to step up to start serving in a different position and really start utilizing the people I work with on a daily basis. I work with the Mayor, the Council, the City Manager, the chair of SAPD and constable Kathryn Brown of Precinct 4. Many people in the district wait months to years for stop signs and sidewalk repairs to be put in on their busy streets. In one case, a community was needing a stop sign to help slow neighborhood traffic while their children played. I was able to contact Kathryn Brown directly and with in the hour, she had an officer patrolling the street to help slow down the traffic for the kids. It shouldn’t take us long to get our community help when needed. Sometimes it depends on who is in office, and what their overall agenda is. Are they for the people or do they have their own agenda? I believe there are a lot of things hidden from the people. I work with so many leaders in the community already and don’t hold back when it comes to advocating for my people. 


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Seen here, Neka Cleaver wearing a couture dress designed by Theresa Satterwhite part of the Layla Dionne Luxury Couture Collection. Photo by Vic&Me Photography 

Being a part of a creative team dedicated to collaborating on behalf of a community leader was empowering and just what the glam team at the F.I.G, did for Cleaver. If you are interested in getting a full glam makeover from head to heals, the Fashion Industry Gallerie, F.I.G is located at 4218 Centergate St, San Antonio, TX 78217. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Early voting for district council begins April 19-27th. For more fashion news, follow your #1 advocate for Texas Fashion at StyleLushTV.com


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Kaia is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. A fashion and music entrepreneur who is local at heart with an international outlook, Kaia Dublin is a Texas digital influencer, and fashion blogger who enjoys expressing herself with trendy-chic looks for the women on the go! Kaia also has a background in behavior health, working with children and families with special needs. Most recently she has been modeling and styling campaigns for her local fashion community and enjoys her position with Style Lush TV as their Fashion Services Coordinator.