Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Robyn Tuazon x The M Report: Behind-the-scenes as a concert photographer

Ever wonder what it's like to be a concert photographer? Through her lens, Robyn T. takes us through the process when she covered some of the biggest artists in the music game like Olivia Rodrigo, Emily King, Giveon and Tobe Nwigwe. 

At the release of her new self-published photo book, Remembrance, The M Report brings all the pressure in this fun interview!

Friday, September 15, 2023

M Report Music Mashups: Victoria Monét delivers smooth, 2000s nostalgia, honors femininity on Jaguar II


What the R&B game has been missing is a 360 entertainer who gives listeners not only great vocals, but also a great performance.

Wow, does Monét easily succeed there and then some. She has craft-fully mastered the lessons of heavy hitters who came before her with each performance giving a double take with the likes of Ciara and Aaliyah.

Multi-talented, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and producer, Victoria Monét winds up summer playlists even more with the official follow up music video to her latest smash single, "On My Mama."

Thursday, August 3, 2023

How looking back at life can revitalize the vision for what lies ahead


This is a photo of two lovers
Falling in love is a feeling that many humans desire. (Courtesy of Pexels/ Jaspereology)

I was organizing some of my old diaries and gratitude journals when I realized I have been journaling for almost 20 years now. That's crazy! As part of my end-of-the-month ritual, I like to take inventory of how the month went, areas of improvement and reflection, that sort of thing. 

Friday, June 2, 2023

Elevating AANHPI Stories: Meet the creative behind AALVO


Amy Chantra is an architect and designer by trade. A graduate of the University of Houston, Chantra  decided to open her eponymous store online in 2018 while still working her 9-to-5 job. In April 2023, her brick-and-mortar store AALVO came to life that focuses on laser-cutting and interior design. But Chantra had more in mind for her store than just laser-cut goods.

AALVO also provides event space for photographers, bakers and other creative to rent out for various classes and events. 

The M Report spoke to Chantra for Asian-American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Month (AANHPI) to get her words of advice on entrepreneurship, how being a first-generation child of immigrants affected her drive to success and more.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

M Report Events: Celebrating 10 years of hairstyling excellence with Studio A Salon

(Courtesy Studio A Salon)

It’s a true homecoming for Studio A Salon! There’s something special about bringing your dreams to life. For Studio A Salon owner and Hair Artist, David Armendariz, his dreams are happening in full circle as the opening of the salon’s second location in Woodland Heights is just around the corner from where it all began for his family.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

M Report Events: Luxury Outdoor Furniture Brand Harbour Hosts Intimate Bash

On a balmy spring evening, Houston’s interior design royalty was out in full force to commemorate the official arrival of Harbour – a luxury furniture brand that designs and manufactures outdoor and indoor furniture defined by a fresh, light, modern, coastal, and luxe-inspired aesthetic, along with incredible durability and a deep sense of culture steeped in the Australian way of life – to the State of Texas for the first time. 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

How to watch Hanifa's upcoming spring/summer 2023 collection "Bloom"

Hanifa fashion
Fashion from Hanifa (Photos by Edolia Stroud)

Beautiful is an understatement to describe the Hanifa line. How about breathtaking? The color palettes are insanely chic with the cherry on top being with the way the pieces are designed. Curves, melanin and creativity are welcomed and embraced with each piece.