On Tuesday, June 25th, nearly 100 determined women braved NYC’s steamy temps and flocked to Polish Bar for an evening of COCKTAILS & CONNECTIONS. Beauty enthusiasts had an opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the industry’s finest, including Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty and The Fly Cut, Tricia Lee of Polish Bar, Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks and Anu Essentials, Celebrity Hairstylist Ursula Stephen, Nicole Melton of essence.com, Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Camera “AUnique” Beauty, Ylorie Anderson of First Choice Sales and Brown Girl Marketing, T. Bernie of COCOACHiC Beauty and of course, yours truly. Check out the photos and be inspired!
On the evening of May 7th, a couple hundred of Ursula Stephen’s staunch supporters descended upon Fort Greene, Brooklyn to celebrate the official opening of the talented stylist’s new salon. The space was packed from wall-to-wall with a fabulous mix of the beauty industry’s “who’s who”, Ursula’s supportive family and friends, clients, and well-wishers. Check out this video, produced by Molaundo Jones of The Clever Agency, to get a look at how the night unfolded!
2012 was an unforgettable year for me and December’s “Beauties & Brains Behind the Brands” event was definitely a highlight. If you weren’t able to join us, we’ve got you covered. Our girls over at Mane Moves have produced an awesome video that truly captures the evening’s essence. Although I’d been living and breathing this event for the past few weeks, seeing this video was like TRULY being in the room for the first time. I definitely shed a few tears of pride and joy while viewing (yes, I’m a softie at times). There were so many brilliant and inspiring women in the room and so many jewels shared. Check out the recap video and be INSPIRED. 2013 is yours for the taking!
Pardon my tardiness, beauties. With everything going on, I forgot to share some pretty exciting news! Last week, In Her Shoes was featured on EBONY.com’s Style page. The lovely Melanie Yvette Martin chatted with me just days before the big event to talk about the inspiration behind my blog and why I felt it was important to bring together this powerful panel of beautypreneurs. I truly enjoyed the interview and hope you do too! Click here to check out the full story on EBONY.com
After 10 months of touring the country to celebrate the launch of its new JojOba collection, EDEN BodyWorks hosted its “Brunch with EDEN” series finale in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 11th. Held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A., “Brunch with EDEN” welcomed beauty mavens Patrice Grell Yursik (Afrobella), Felicia Leatherwood (Loving Your Hair with Natural Care), Dr. Kari Williams (Mahogany Revolution Hair Salon), and Cassidy Blackwell (Natural Selection Blog) as guest speakers at the invite-only affair. Here are a few pics from this AH-MAZING event that I’m sure you’ll enjoy!
As we all know, Hurricane Sandy is behind us but the widespread damage in the Tri-State area is not. With so many people still trying to return to a state of normalcy, I’ve decided to push back the event date for “Beauties & Brains Behind the Brands.” Thanks so much for your understanding and patience. If you’ve already purchased tickets, don’t fret! Your name will still be on our list for the new date.
Do you have a sick shoe game and plenty of pairs to spare? Let’s join forces to help those in need! We’ll be collecting new and gently used shoes for Hurricane Sandy victims at “The Beauties & Brains Behind the Brands.” Start digging through those closets and stay tuned for the new date announcement!
If you’re in the New York City area and want to tap into the minds of six women who took their passion for beauty and turned it into profits, I’ve got JUST the event for you. On November 7th In Her Shoes presents: “The Beauties & Brains Behind the Brands” at Select Strands Studio in Manhattan. We’ve got an all-star line up of talented beauty BOSSES who’ve taken time out of their hectic schedules to participate in this special In Her Shoes affair! Guest speakers include: Lisa Price (Carol’s Daughter), Kim Roxie (LAMIK Beauty), Tia Williams (Shake Your Beauty/The Fly Cut), Tricia Lee (Polish Bar of Brooklyn) & H. Ginger Johnson and Sara Liz Pickett (Ginger + Liz)
In November of 2012 in New York City, Renae Bluitt, founder of In Her Shoes and Crush Media will sit down with several of the industry’s most successful visionaries to discuss the blessings and challenges of being a BEAUTY BOSS. Meet five innovative women who took their passion for all things beautiful and created their dream job!
Last Saturday evening the South Loop’s CityPoint Loft was the place to be for Windy City natural beauties. EDEN BodyWorks joined forces with beauty bloggers “The Mane Source” and “Natural Chica” to host one of the city’s hottest natural hair meetups to date. EDEN BodyWorks VP of Marketing, Ylorie Anderson, spearheaded the event with PR support from yours truly (via Crush Media). In one word, the night was magical! Over 150+ women converged onto the CityPoint Loft for a night of natural hair trivia, mixing and mingling, EDEN BodyWorks product testing, delectable eats, and natural hair-inspired cocktails.
Special guests included: celebrity makeup artist, Tia Dantzler; the “godmother” of brown beauty blogging, Afrobella; YouTube darlings, Vaughn and Meechy Monroe (The Monroe Sisters); and natural hair expert and makeup artist, Rachel Odom
Last Sunday afternoon I had the honor of joining Latisha Daring of Ashtyn, LLC along with a room full of New York City beauties for the second installation of the Ladies Who Lunch event series. Guest speakers included: yours truly, Sonya Alleyne of Black Enterprise, Demetria Lucas of A Belle in Brooklyn, and Nadia L. Lopez of Mott Hall Bridges Academy. If you couldn’t make it out don’t fret. I’ve got pics galore and thanks to Latisha’s commitment to growing the Ladies Who Lunch movement, there’s always the next installation to look forward to!
What do you have planned for Sunday afternoon? Oh, you don’t have any plans yet? Now you do! Join me and a room full of dynamic women from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 320 Studios for the second installation of Latisha Daring’s “Ladies Who Lunch” series. This weekend’s event, appropriately titled “High Heels and High Tea” is a must-attend affair for women who are ambitious, focused, and passionate about their dreams. Join 100 of New York City’s flyest movers and shakers in an intimate afternoon of style, inspiration, and empowerment as we explore the world of entrepreneurship and what it takes to thrive as women in business.
I’ve got some AMAZING news to share with you. Thanks to YOUR support, In Her Shoes has officially been nominated as “Best Business Blog of the Year” in the 2011 Weblog Awards! I can already see myself in sunny L.A. accepting this award on our behalf but I need your vote to bring this vision to life.
As you know, I’ve been interviewing “fly female entrepreneurs” across the country for about 2.5 years now and am VERY passionate about women becoming the captains of their own ships. This could be my blog’s very first award and would definitely help increase awareness of the movement
More than just another pretty face, the In Her Shoes redesign represents the end of an era for this little blog of mine. Today my site blossoms from a young girl to a grown and undeniably confidant woman.
(l-r) Karen Tappin-Saunderson, Maya Lake, Renae Bluitt, Tracey Ferguson, Jodie Patterson, JaKissa Taylor (DJ Kiss) Check out the recap video for last Thursday’s “Facing Your Fears: Tales of a Fly Female Entrepreneur” event created by artist extraordinaire, Molaundo Jones. If you were able to make it out, I thank you again for supporting our first New York
Reaching a certain level in your career, being invited to all the hottest industry events, and having the financial freedom to cop all the designer apparel your heart desires is a beautiful thing, but let’s make one thing clear. All of this means nothing – I repeat – nothing if you’re not reaching back to