Quality products? Check. At affordable price points? Check. Made with love? Check. In a sea of “natural” products that don’t always stack up, Jamyla Bennu and her husband/business partner, Pierre Bennu, have unlocked the secret to launching a successful hair and skin care brand. Known for their creative, quirky, and fun approach to business, the Bennus are appreciating the journey, not just the destination. Get to know the beauty behind one of the hottest natural hair care brands on the market. Introducing fly female entrepreneur, Mrs. Jamyla Bennu
Is it time to upgrade your wardrobe with pieces that are timeless, not trendy? Tired of shopping mass retail and seeing your “twin” out on the town? Are you constantly on the hunt for that perfect, one-of-a-kind jumpsuit? Me, too! If you’re in the New York City area, join me this Saturday as I make a beeline over to the Ashaka Givens sample sale
It’s so amazing to witness the world’s brightest brands embracing the fly female entrepreneurs we all know and love. Just got wind of this and wanted to share it with you immediately. MAC Cosmetics, which is one of THE hottest lines for women of color, is joining forces with two of my favorite beauty bloggers, Afrobella (Patrice Yursik) and The Makeup Girl (Lianne Farbes) to create custom lip glosses and eyeshadows!
Although it’s hard to admit, no matter how old you are or where you are in life, parents always seem to dish out the most simplistic yet powerful wisdom. With encouragement from good ole’ mom, I looked back on my trail of actions and found a recurring pattern – a “noun” style of happiness. Instead of having happiness instilled within, I’ve been looking for it in every person, place or thing that surrounds me
Jones Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Tracey Ferguson (pictured above) hails from The Lone Star State and is the quintessential southern belle. As a Houston and New York City socialite, mother of two amazingly talented teens, and co-owner of one of the hottest glossies to hit newsstands in years, Tracey is a woman in business you absolutely need to know. Today she allows for a bit of role reversal and chats with In Her Shoes about traditional vs. digital media, balancing parenting with a demanding career, and lessons she’s learned in the publishing industry. Here’s what she had to say
To Mr. Harold Camping and his devout followers I say “thank you.” As a result of your prediction, be it accurate or not, men and women across the globe are hopping off the hamster wheel of life and truly giving thought to their existence. The simple thought of tomorrow being the beginning of the end is a blessing in disguise for those who aren’t “living” but just getting by. It’s time to live life to the fullest and bring some dreams to fruition. Following are five quick and easy tips on how to do so
Today, actress and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete’s “favorite item” is the Whoop Ash “Tower of Power.” Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore this brand so get your credit cards ready! The “Tower of Power” will be available for $25 (over 30% off retail) for the entire day and comes equipped with Whoop Ash Body Butter Cream (8 oz), Whoop Ash Whipped Body Butter Travel Size (2.6 oz), and Lip Smack lip balm
Whether you’re a recent grad, have children in college, or fall somewhere in between, you need to take a minute (26 to be exact) to watch this video. Our first lady was the keynote speaker for Spelman’s Class of 2011 commencement ceremony this past weekend. Simply put, her words were awe inspiring. Truly can’t think of a better way to kick off the week
Warmer temps are finally brightening things up all over the country and it’s time for my favorite season of the year to begin! Transitioning your closet to prepare for all of the sexy rooftop parties and summer soirees you’ll be attending this year is always fun but while you’re at it, don’t forget to truly think about your looks. As fly female entrepreneurs, any, I repeat ANY, event you attend could be a networking opportunity so while you’d love to rock daisy dukes and a belly top to your colleague’s Memorial Day BBQ, you may want to think twice
While being signed to a major label is top priority for many songbirds in the world, there is a rapidly growing community of artists who enjoy the advantages of being independent. They’ve come to grips with the fact that the record industry as we once knew it no longer exists (can you say free digital downloads?) and are making the best of the tools they have at hand, such as powerful social media networks, to build their fan base. Today, one of my favorite independent artists, the beautiful, talented, and sweet as pie KJ Rose is here to share her top 10 tips for being a successful independent artist
Equipped with a trinity of beauty, brains and talent Tyger Lilly commands just as much respect as she graciously gives whether on the runway or mixing at some of the world’s hottest events. After less than a year in New York City, Tyger was booked for her first runway show where she introduced herself to Tim Gunn, co-host of Project Runway. That chance meeting positioned Tyger Lilly to take the program and viewing world by storm instantly becoming one of the recurring stars of Project Runway and has since graced the catwalks for such designers as Viktor & Rolf, DSUARED2, Red Valintino, and Marc by Marc Jacobs
Advertising, love songs, friend’s advice, motivational speeches, the media, intense music lyrics, and social media prophets are just a few of the many influences that bombard us on a daily basis. With thousands of outside forces constantly fighting for your attention it’s sometimes a tug of war to keep a steady focus, emotional balance or even just a clear outlook on life. Here are a few tips on how to sift through the debris of your mind
If you’ve got your mom on speed dial for those moments when you need advice on career, love, parenting, or just life in general, you’re not alone. Moms just seem to have a knack for giving sound advice (even when we’re not ready to hear it!) and sharing memorable words of wisdom. Just in time for mom’s special day, a few of my favorite movers and shakers share the best advice they ever received from their own mothers and mother figures.
This past week after rushing out the door only to wait 15 minutes for the next train to come, I managed to pull out one of my “get my mind right” tools. I began to flip through the Whole Living magazine that my best friend gave me as a reminder to stay sane and calm on a daily basis. After skimming through and admiring the photography, I paused on an article titled “Embracing the Chaos of Life.” After reading the five-page piece, my over-analytical personality had me a bit perplexed. How and why would anyone want to embrace the situations that fall apart
Don’t you just love witnessing a concept blossom from inception to execution? In true “don’t talk about it, be about it” style, fellow Brooklynite Miss Tamara Hood launched her new business, LivelyHood, early 2011 in an effort to support independent artists and live out her entrepreneurial dreams. Just months into her journey, the go-getter is already producing her first star-studded event and might I add, setting a high standard for future LivelyHood productions! If you’re in the New York City area and want to support an amazing cause, The Unlikely Heroes Benefit is the must-attend event of the month