Lately on the Blog
Laugh in the face of the people who told you you couldn’t do everything you put your mind to, or suggested you stay in one lane. Maura is proof of this. A renaissance woman, a jack of all trades. She is infinitely curious and allows herself to explore these curiosities and finds, she’s pretty good at a lot of things! Besides being the owner of her own creative agency, she is an Actress, Writer, and the Founder of YouNeedTRIBE, a women's empowerment organization.
Kia is the owner, founder, and head designer of Kiki’s Kini’s. Hand made bikinis and two piece sets. Twitter has crowned her the queen of the Netflix and Chill sets, Bella Hadid has worn pieces from her collections, and Fashion Nova and other fast fashion companies routinely steal her designs, which tells us she’s doing something right.
I had the honor and pleasure of working on a flyer last fall that featured portraits of some very talented Atlanta based recording artists, that led to a song cover for CRISTNA last winter, and then a lyric video shortly after that. One thing I will always admire over popularity, money and talent, will always be a kind and genuine heart. That is something CRISTNA has no shortage of.
Melody Duarte and Natalie Lange are the founders of Change is Ours, a non profit organization based in South Florida. It unites like-minded individuals to create change through community workshops, internship programs, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising events. They remain active in the community, curating some of the most powerful and life changing events.
Somara is a Lawyer and owner of a Media, Entertainment, Business and Intellectual Property Law Firm. When I first learned of her I was stunned! Her method was unique. For your initial consultation, Somara takes potential clients on a date. Brunch, coffee, lunch, or an early dinner where you both are able to sit down and clarify needs as she explains her methods. She is genuinely interested in hearing ideas while offering the best service she can and the most affordable options. She is also a Legal Educator & Entertainment Entrepreneur.
Meet La Reina of “ The Mujerista” an online community dedicated to telling the stories of Latinas.
Although The Mujerista is only one year old, they have been able to achieve their mission of creating space in the digital realm highlighting Latinxs making an impact in the community and sharing critical stories affecting our community; written entirely by Latinxs. Now, they are opening up a physical member-driven Community and Work Space in Miami focused on continuing their mission to uplift, empower, and celebrate the community. Through the space, members can work on building their brand while connecting and collaborating with fellow members. A curated calendar of events will also be available with the purpose of helping members further themselves in all aspects of their lives.
Ceressa, owner of Supreme Frames, the trendiest eyewear shop in Miami! I loved watching the energy she puts into her company. Aside from that she is multi-talented. She can dance, she can sing and she recently started making beats so that she can post videos without worrying about copyright infringement.
This January her company hit 2,000 orders, on top of that she became an ambassador, or a “Banish Warrior” for Banish Acne Scars Company and was invited to host a pop up alongside BoxyCharm for their Galentines day event. Her work ethic is inspiring, her personality electrifying and she’s doing it all while holding on to her 9-5 which she also enjoys.
Karly is a one woman show. Handling all aspects of her boutique, styling clients with in home Konsultations, Karly is the true definition of a hard worker and go getter, and often shares uplifting and motivational messages with her followers on her personal page when she’s not dressed up as “KDOE” and making us laugh our butts off.
Gabrielle Amani, Founder and CEO of MEFeater, a music entertainment and fashion media company focused on the black diaspora. She has managed to put together a team that time and time again shows us how different, how much more progressive the media would be if we had more content dedicated to black stories rather than non-POC profiting off of our culture. Acting on this idea at only 17 years old, she has brought the company to amazing heights, this year scoring a partnership with Tyler Perry's Movie NoBody's Fool.
She founded AWOM in remembrance of her late father, and to support others enduring loss. Incorporated her fashion and styling expertise into AWOM the brand, creating a coworking space and studio for women, AWOM Lab, recently opened AWOM Girls Club room, the first safe space for middle school girls in the public school system and most recently Le Cafe, an ode to her birthplace, Paris.