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Why Style with Trysh?

25 Sep

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I have been asked “Why Style with Trysh Radio Show?” and my response remains the same every time. Why not? I am a believer that we have been blessed with this life and the fullness of this gift is dependent on US. Life is a journey so why not live it? There are more dimensions to Trish Standley than solely music. My God, my Family, my Friends do come first; however there are other things that I am passionate about as well such as Fashion.

I was raised by a seamstress and therefore I was able to witness the advantages of having clothing custom-made for me. Even when my Mom became too busy with raising the 6 of us by herself I sought out either my childhood best friend or my God Mom’s aunt to sew pieces for me. Being raised by my “dainty” Mother and “shoe -o- holic” God mother, this is the Trish that you know & see today. Both women were single parents; however they exampled for us girls the importance of looking your best. There were not a lot of extra finances in our home so my Mom would do her own medi, pedi, facials as well as made sure her clothing was on point. She is a cancer survivor so she taught us the importance of taking your vitamins, eating healthy and exercising.

As a teen, my Mother thought that it would be wise for me to learn etiquette (not that I was a tom boy) because she would always tell us that God had revealed some things to her about her children’s futures and she wanted to prepare us. GREAT MOTHERING I KNOW. So for a year I attended John Robert Powers Modeling School in Indianapolis, IN. At first, I felt a little weird but as I began to attend faithfully I learned so much about what it means to be poised and how to properly carry yourself. Along with what fork and spoon is proper to use in a formal setting.

When I prepared to go to college my interest was peeked in Fashion Merchandising because I thought that I would enjoy the business side of fashion versus the creative one. So I  moved here to Atlanta and enrolled at American College for the Applied Arts. I enjoyed the school but it wasn’t totally what I was looking for so I eventually transferred to Clark Atlanta University to study Marketing.

Fast forwarding some years, I accepted my call to record the lyrics that God has placed in me which began my musical journey. I have been blessed to work with one of the most talented Marketing/PR & Manager’s in the Gospel Industry ~ Wanda Adams. Through her encouragement and VERY strong suggesting we developed “Style with Trysh”. Wanda believed that it would be a great vehicle for people to get to know me outside of my music ministry and it would be something that a lot of people could relate to. (Isn’t she brilliant – LOL).

Although I was VERY nervous, I am so glad that we launched Style with Trysh because it has blessed me more than I initially thought. I have enjoyed every guest (and we’ve had some AWESOME one’s to date) We’ve had Up & coming Designer Algernon Johnson, Motivational Speaker Kimberly Pothier, Emmy Award Winning Make Up Artist Eva Jane Bunkley, Jewelry Designer of Earjeans and Lead Female vocalist from Hip Hop Group Arrested Development Tasha LaRae, as well as many, many others.

Style with Trysh debuted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and we quickly graduated to broadcasting for a full hour of 6 to 7 p.m. EST. The motto for the show is to inspire and encourage the EVERYDAY woman to reign as the Queen that she is. We have segments in the show that are geared toward fashion tips and trends such as “Martacious Closet” with Fashion Stylist Marty Hamm and the woman on the go about town Cassandra Hooker our Field Correspondent in “What’s Happening with San.”

The Style with Trysh team has the desire to make the time spent with us one that is full of fun, education and transparency. It is important that we impart a bit of knowledge that we have for the betterment of us as SISTER’s. Style with Trysh thanks all of our faithful listener’s and we welcome all the new. We end each show with this statement, “Love isn’t Love unless you give it away.” And we love you all.

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“Style with Trysh” airs every Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. EST join us @  www.blogtalkradio.com/stylewithtrysh

 

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The Stellars: Through the Eyes of an Indie

29 Jan

This year (2012) was my very first “Stellar Awards” weekend experience and whenever I experience something for the first time I like to document it because there will never be a first time again.

Myself and my team traveled to Nashville, TN in preparations for participating in 2 Showcases on that Friday. I really did not know what to expect. A part of me was sensing that there would be the spirit of “who do you think you are?” or “she’s a nobody, who cares.” You guys know me and for those of you who do not…I can’t help BUT be transparent. If I felt it, I share it. I do know that I was not the only one to share these feelings. However, as we continued on our way a peace came over me and I remembered that this isn’t about me anyways. I need to “focus” on the matter at hand and LEARN as much as possible. You see I am a believer that God equips those He has called and so from that point on instead of looking at myself of not being at a certain degree. I decided to put it in it’s proper perspective and that was do ALL that God had ordained me to do and learn while there and take the good along with the bad. So I was ready, actually excited.

The first showcase that I did was for www.i-am-radio.com. This Empowerment Breakfast was organized by its station owner Beatrice “Sistah Peaches” Haywood. Her team was so very organized and professional. They covered ALL basis. It was GREAT to be able to see some of my fellow ECMA family members as well. (i.e. Carlos & Liz Merriweather) As the opening prayer, began I KNEW it was going to be something. Sistah Peaches began to walk the walls of the room in DEEP prayer and intercession. I could feel it brewing. And I just have to say that from the beginning to the end that Showcase was actually a worship experience. Every artist supported one another and we just had an AWESOME time in the Lord. The artist list consisted of: Silent Storm Mime Ministry, Miss Dae, Rose Belk, Javon Inman, Theresa Pinkney, Clinton “CD” Porter, Rodney Cunningham, Doris Stokes-Knight, The Gospel Sonz of Pine Bluff, Vonnie B, Duncan & Rachelle, Ayanna Smith, Cher2ification, Shaun Millz and Angela “Missy” Billups. And this represented just about EVERY expression of Gospel music. It was a joy & priviledge for me to be among this list.

Our awesome hosts were Bishop Sam Williams and Tanya Dallas-Lewis and they encouraged each of us to continue to give God our BEST. We were also given words of wisdom from some of the industry’s elite such as:Henry Harris-ECMA, Roderick Jemison-Director of Distribution at Central South Distribution, William “DJ Will” Newbill-GM of One Accord DJ Alliance (YEZHUR)and last but not least, Lady T’Mill Curtis “oh Lord what can I say?” I don’t think there was a person there who did not receive the Word of God from that woman. She challenged each of us to stay TRUE and focused on what God has called us to do. She encouraged us to support one another and keep each other lifted up. (You just don’t hear that much in an industry that is soooo competitive) I knew it was God. We had the blessing of being able to pray over Sistah Peaches that the Lord will increase her territory because of her obedience. I just have to say if this is what the Stellar Weekend is all about I’m going to be there EVERY year. LOL!!!

The next showcase that I had the pleasure of being a part of was the 2012 Anniversary Celeration for Yes Lord Radio. I can honestly say that I had a lot of fun at this event. First of all, it was a HUGE venue; however,  it had an intimate feel to it. The team that Elder Howard Young put in place were warm and pleasant. This event taught me a lot in the sense that it showed me the mechanics of the “behind the scenes” of major shows. Keep in mind this showcase included artists such as: Regina Belle, Martha Munizzi, Earnest Pugh and many more. The thing that I could appreciate most was that none of those listed prior were treated anymore special then the rest of the artists. (I am going off of my own personal experience). Now this was a huge line up of artists so I won’t begin to name them but there are both photos & videos posted on the Yes Lord Radio site @ www.yeslordradio.com. Feel free to check them out. I think one of the highlights of the night for me was having a chance to meet both Audra Wheat from the Wheat Report in person as well as Broderic Purvis of WLOU/WLLV Louisville, KY and BAP Ministries.

Overall, my experience at the Stellars as an Indie was great. Was it perfect? No. Did I see and hear of God’s people acting un-Godly? Yes. Will I make judgments? No. I’m taking the good and expanding on that and I’m taking the bad and learning how NOT to be.